What a pity it doesn’t show the stupidity of doing so. Continue reading
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Tim Worstall: Governments aren’t taking climate change seriously. Otherwise they’d investigate this possible solution
Just when you think Tim might be learning catastrophic enhanced greenhouse is a total crock and that moving atmospheric carbon dioxide away from its currently dangerously low levels is a really good thing off he goes and blots his copybook again Continue reading
Oh boy… Aldous makes the common error of equating colorless, odorless, essential trace gas carbon dioxide with “pollution”. He’s dumb enough to want to deny the biosphere this desperately needed resource and spend absurd amounts of energy and effort doing so. That’s where weather superstition gets you. Continue reading
This past March marked the 20th anniversary of a meeting of scientists and engineers in Amsterdam to discuss the hopes for the soon-to-be much-hyped idea of capturing industrial greenhouse gas emissions and sequestering them underground to fight climate change. Continue reading
Britain for the first time granted an option to store carbon dioxide under the seabed, allowing a project owned by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) and SSE Plc (SSE) in Scotland to progress. Continue reading
If we must research climate engineering, sucking carbon dioxide out of the air ought to be higher up our list of priorities Continue reading
Hmm… so rather than significantly boosting fish food most of this carbon sank and was lost to the biosphere? What a criminal waste. Continue reading
Up to 1.5 billion euros could be available by the end of this year to fund renewable energy and carbon capture and storage projects across the European Union bloc, the European Commission said on Thursday. Continue reading
For the first time ever, Alberta will bury millions tonnes of carbon dioxide from upgraded oilsands bitumen. Continue reading
Sigh… “Climate-friendly coal faces a conundrum.
The federal government has funneled billions of dollars over the past two administrations into cutting carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, but so far the “clean coal” dream is far from reality.“
This is pretty tedious. The IPCC tells us that carbon dioxide actually has very little influence on earth’s greenhouse effect. That’s probably sent a lot of greenhouse hysterics into a dead faint so I’d better explain.
The IPCC provides the formula to demonstrate that CO2 constitutes less than 10% of earth’s greenhouse effect as defined by Trenberth et al of about 330 Watts per meter squared (W/m2) by defining each doubling of atmospheric CO2 (5.35*LN(2) = 3.7) and since repeated doubling is only powers of 2 we know that once CO2 reached 512 ppmv (29) it would deliver 9 x 3.7 = 33.3 W/m2 or 10% of Trenberth’s total “Back Radiation” or greenhouse effect.
Since we’ve long defined greenhouse effect as 33 °C and know that CO2 delivers less than 10% of that or 3.3 °C in total at 512 ppmv from 33 W/m2 (9 doublings from 1ppmv) we know that each doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide delivers just 0.37 °C (33/9).
See, we don’t even need any marvelous magical multipliers because this is what it is doing in the real world inclusive of all operating feedbacks of both signs.
Makes you wonder what all the fuss is about, doesn’t it? However, Lemonick is handwringing: Continue reading
Further announcements expected before Parliamentary recess with a final decision set for the Autumn Continue reading
We agree – well, except for the “renewable energy part. The no CCS bit is spot on though Continue reading
The United States’ multi-billion dollar effort to develop carbon capture and storage for coal power plants hasn’t significantly expanded the use of the emissions-cutting technology, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Continue reading
CBO says carbon capture and storage technologies will not be commercially viable unless the government sets a price on carbon or restricts emissions. Continue reading
After lengthy negotiations, Germany agreed last week to allow the underground storage of carbon captured from fossil-fuel-burning plants. The experimental practice continues to be criticized. Continue reading
A carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland looks unlikely to go ahead after the firm behind it withdrew planning permission this week, blaming the poor economic climate and “funding uncertainty”. Continue reading
Environmentalists welcome Ayrshire Power’s withdrawal of plans for coal-fired station at Hunterston due to financial concerns Continue reading
The high price and distant hope for carbon sequestration. Part seven of a Tyee Solutions Society series Continue reading
Normally, when supporters of renewable energy talk about carbon markets, they’re referring to a system of traded credits that industries buy to compensate for their emissions of greenhouse gases, like the ones already sold in Europe and under development in California and Canada. Continue reading