Icebergs, phytoplankton, and CO2 – negative feedback

Via Lewis Page at the Register: Some cheerful news on the climate change front today, as US government boffins report that ice breaking off the Antarctic shelves and melting in the sea causes carbon dioxide to be removed from the environment. This powerful, previously unknown “negative feedback” would seem likely to revise forecasts of future…

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New Hampshire House Votes to Quit Cap-and-Trade

The New Hampshire House of Representatives, the third largest legislative body in the world, voted yesterday to end the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap-and-trade program. The House voted 251-108 after less than 5 minutes of debate to repeal the law under which the state joined RGGI. A number of Democrats refused…

Expect the BEST, plan for the worst

RELATED ARTICLES, highly suggested: Clarification on BEST submitted to the House Pielke Sr. on the Muller testimony Independent company station siting analysis demonstrates the problem Quote of the Week – other scientists weigh in Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, I had hoped for the best from BEST, the new Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project looking at…

The planes! The planes!

From Dr. Roger Pielke Senior: (with apologies to Tattoo) There is a news article on March 29 2011 from Rueters titled Aircraft condensation trails criss-crossing the sky may be warming the planet on a normal day more than the carbon dioxide emitted by all planes since the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903, a study said…

New climate data term: “bodge”

I learn something new every day. “Bodge” – here’s the definition from Wikitionary: Etymology 1 The term “bodge” derives from Middle English boccen, which means “to mend.” Verb bodge (third-person singular simple present bodges, present participle bodging, simple past and past participle bodged) (UK) To do a clumsy or inelegant job, usually as a temporary…