Researchers at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research calculated that the world's largest dams emitted 104 million tons of methane annually and were responsible for 4 percent of the human contribution to climate change.
Credit: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo via flickr

Methane – damned if you do, dammed if you don’t

Drowned tropical forests release too much methane Eric Worrall writes: A new study performed in Laos suggests that building Dams in tropical locations exacerbates climate change. According to Scientific American; “In Asia, Africa and South America, … , masses of methane are produced from dams by the drowning of tropical forests in them. As long…

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Data Reveal Florida Keys Sea Surface Temperatures Haven’t Warmed in 80+ Years*

*Based on the Linear Trend Guest Post by Bob Tisdale A new study funded by the US Geological Survey (USGS) was introduced with the USGS press release Ocean Warming Affecting Florida Reefs – Increased Temperatures Spell Trouble for Corals. The press release was included in yesterday’s post Claim: Ocean Warming Affecting Florida Reefs at WattsUpWithThat.…

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Hey U.N. – show us your tipping points!

Pathetic handwaving double down from the UN Eric Worrall writes: A number of MSM outlets are carrying news of a “leaked” UN document, which claims that global warming may be causing irreversible damage. According to the Bloomberg version of the leak story; “Global warming already is affecting “all continents and across the oceans,” and further…

Claim: Climate Change will disrupt the Panama Canal

Story submitted by Eric Worrall. The Guardian, a green UK daily newspaper, has published a claim that climate change will disrupt shipping in the Panama Canal, preventing children in America from receiving their Chinese manufactured toys. According to The Guardian; “As extreme weather events create periods of flood and drought, they threaten the consistent water…