Tag Archives: co2 emissions

PBS NewsHour: CO2 Very Bad… except when plants use it to grow better

In the PBS NewsHour’s brief news wrap feature on May 10, its viewers received “grim” news of a worldwide rise of CO2 levels, and were treated to similar news again on Monday (6th paragraph). As I reported last year right here at JS, that’s all we’ve ever heard from them about global warming. But did a particular admission in their climate change report last night undermine their entire narrative? Continue reading

About these ads

Enviro groups say brown-coal carbon tax compo keeps us dirty

THE carbon tax is making Australia more, not less, dependent on the highly polluting brown-coal electricity generators. Billion-dollar subsidies have allowed the Victorian operations to force cleaner base-load power stations out of the market. Continue reading

Aus: Brown profits and Green fury from carbon tax plan

THE Orwellian name of the Gillard government’s carbon tax policy – Clean Energy Future – makes its aim of shifting electricity generation from the dirtiest power stations to the cleanest quite plain. Consumers are entitled to feel somewhat mystified that brown-coal generation – the highest carbon polluter – is largely unaffected by carbon emissions policy. Continue reading

Stephen Stromberg: Does President Obama really care about global warming?

Environmentalists gathered in Charlotte, N.C. to watch Obama’s second nominating convention can agree that the president and his party are a lot better than the Republicans. Continue reading

Destroyed Coastal Habitats Produce Significant Greenhouse Gas

Destruction of coastal habitats may release as much as 1 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a new Duke led study. Continue reading

Canada ‘playing with numbers’ on carbon target claims

Stephen Harper’s government accused of using accounting tricks to take credit for emission declines Continue reading

Dutch analysis finds wind power is a ‘money pit with virtually no merit of CO2 emission reduction or fossil fuel saving’

A Dutch analysis finds that wind energy reduces emissions and fossil fuel use by a maximum of only 1.6% compared to directly generating energy from fossil fuels. Continue reading

NOAA: Budget woes force a halt to climate monitoring at 12 ground stations

Asked and answered – CO2 is not a villain. Get over it. Continue reading

Aus: Carbon tax leaves big polluters better off

When they talk about “big polluters” they actually mean those returning previously lost carbon to the biosphere – apparently that’s a terrible thing, liberating an essential trace gas in short supply. Continue reading

Roger Pielke Jr. declares Pope Catholic

Well, actually not – Junior just said that he’s going to vote Obama. He did get and admit one surprise though: Continue reading

Aus: Govt breached faith on power stations: Greens

The tinkerbells are always upset when reality intrudes. Continue reading

Aus: Carbon compo for brown coal a bigger waste than BER and pink batts

On Australia’s Green/Left policy train wreck:

WHILE last week’s backflip by the government on the removal of the carbon pricing floor was broadly welcomed by those facing the prospect of paying the world’s highest carbon price, this most recent change in policy direction lays the foundations for more problems down the line.Continue reading

Aus: Carbon payout to biggest polluters in doubt

Oh gosh oh darn. We don’t throw away a lot more of taxpayers’ money to shut down some of our cheapest and most reliable electrical generators? Oh the devastation… Continue reading

Christopher Monckton of Brenchley: An independent constraint on climate sensitivity

Abstract: Global CO2 emissions per unit increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration provide an independent constraint on climate sensitivity over the timescale of the available data (1960-2008), suggesting that, in the short term and perhaps also in the long, climate sensitivity may lie below the values found in the general-circulation models relied upon by the IPCC. Continue reading

Bangkok 2012: EU Signals It Will Not Adopt New Unilateral CO2 Target

The European Union appears unlikely to adopt tougher targets for carbon emissions this year after an official at the UN climate talks in Bangkok was quoted as saying further cuts were ‘wishful thinking’. Continue reading

Doug L. Hoffman: Where Did All The CO2 Go?

The subject of human carbon dioxide emissions and their build up in Earth’s atmosphere is at the center of the anthropogenic global warming controversy. It cannot be denied that humans produce CO2 in large amounts, both from burning fossil fuels and from land use changes. Continue reading

Miranda Devine: Surprise surprise: wind farms do nothing for the environment (except cause noise pollution)

two-year analysis of Victoria’s wind-farm developments by mechanical engineer Hamish Cumming shows that “despite receiving hundreds of millions of dollars from green energy schemes driven by the renewable energy target, Victoria’s wind-farm developments have saved virtually zero carbon dioxide emissions in the state”. Continue reading

Unexpected finding shows climate change complexities in soil

In a surprising finding, North Carolina State University researchers have shown that certain underground organisms thought to promote chemical interactions that make the soil a carbon sink actually play a more complex, dual role when atmospheric carbon levels rise. Continue reading

Yorkshire: Clean coal action call by MPs to cash in on exports

TIM YEO: We need to strengthen our brand in order to do business with the Chinese Continue reading

Carbon efficiency failing to fight warming: study

And conversely carbon profligacy is failing to aid warming, with a slight decline in global mean temperature despite a rise in CO2 emissions. What’s their point? Continue reading