Tag Archives: greenhouse gas 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

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Navigating the American Carbon World (with the UN)

There is much activity in the UN climate arena at the moment, as they push for yet another “Global Agreement on Climate Change”

At the moment, UNFCC executive secretary, Christina Figueres is boasting that they have an agreement to come to an agreement by 2015. Whilst it is to be hoped that this agreement to agree goes the way of previous ones, it highlights that they haven’t gone away and are determined to keep pressing on, no matter that the AGW paradigm is collapsing.

She gave a speech this week in San Francisco, entitled Navigating the American Carbon World
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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

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

Is cooling the house heating up the planet?

In many parts of the country, this summer was one of the hottest in history. The Twin Cities tied a record stretch of 39 days at or above 80 degrees. Continue reading

Wrong but nice try by Viv Forbes though: Climatists on Water Vapor

Cute attempt by Mr Forbes but overlooks the simple fact that water precipitates out of the atmosphere, giving it an obvious self-limiting mechanism and making it significantly different from CO2. His alternates are not exactly water-free either. Continue reading

NZ: High Court appeal decision

The High Court has upheld an Environment Court decision on a resource consent application for a coal mine on the West Coast, saying that climate change can’t be considered under the Resource Management Act. Continue reading