Daily Archives: July 2, 2012

USA CO2 emissions may drop to 1990 levels this year

I graphed the EIA data, shown below. What is most interesting is that this is market driven, not mandate driven. Amazing Shale: US CO2 Emissions Plummet Towards 1990 Levels by John Hanger (via The GWPF) America’s carbon emissions may drop … Continue reading

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Posted in Carbon dioxide, Coal, Energy, natural gas, petroleum | Tagged , , , , , , , | 101 Comments

Impact on temperature measurement: Cities expand by area equal to France, Germany and Spain combined in less than 20 years

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. points out on his weblog this interesting press release from IGBP (from March 2012) that we all apparently missed until now. One of the points worth noting is that there were fewer than 20 cities of … Continue reading

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BREAKING: CERN to announce “God Particle” found

By JOHN HEILPRIN and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — Scientists believe the “God particle” that might explain the underpinnings of the universe is real, and they are about to present their evidence to the world. Physicists at the … Continue reading

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Weather Channel absorbs Weather Underground, on-air temperatures expected to rise

The Weather Channel Companies Acquire Weather Underground ATLANTA & SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) today announced an agreement to acquire Weather Underground, a leading provider of Web based weather data. The transaction, … Continue reading

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The Sun has changed its character

Guest post by David Archibald A number of solar parameters are weak, and none is weaker than the Ap Index: Figure 1: Ap Index 1932 to 2026 Figure 1 shows the Ap Index from 1932 with a projection to the … Continue reading

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The Carbon Tax starts down under

On July 1st, the much hated Carbon Tax was implemented in Australia. Given that PM Gillard made a promise for no Carbon Tax on video at the beginning of her term in August 2010, then broke that promise, followed by … Continue reading

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CO2 Is Greening The Planet: African Savannahs Getting a Makeover to Forests

I’ve covered this before, such as when NASA posted satellite data showing that the biosphere is booming thanks to CO2 fertilization. This new study from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany suggests that the Umbrella Thorn Acacia trees will make a … Continue reading

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Oh noes! Models say that climate change, ENSO, and beach sand heat will kill sea turtles

From the busy BEES at Drexel University, worry that beach sand temperature 40 to 50 centimeters deep will be affected by the global warming air temperature rise of 0.8C over the last century, projected to increase. The models identified this … Continue reading

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