Category Archives: Carbon dioxide

The Tyranny of Tautology

A response to A conversation with Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. Guest essay by Scott Bennett Willis Eschenbach described the Kaya Identity as being “trivially true”, his opinion is uncontested by Dr Pielke Jr., whose only retort in its defence was, … Continue reading

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OCO: I can see your house emitting CO2 from here

From NASA JPL and the department of future CO2 emissions ticketing: OCO-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward into the Past NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each day of … Continue reading

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A conversation with Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on the Kaya Identity

As many readers know, there was quite a hullaballo over the Kaya Identity last week, two posts by Willis Eschenbach here and here created sides seemingly equally split on whether the equation is useful or not. One of the most … Continue reading

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What an Engineer Finds Extraordinary about Climate

Guest essay by Ronald D Voisin For quite some time we have known that atmospheric CO2 lags Earthly temperature in both directions. This fact has been repeatedly and internationally validated at both ends of the Earth. It is, frankly and … Continue reading

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Curbing CO2 is futile, according to study

Global climate deal won’t stop dangerous warming – study Source: Reuters – Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:24 GMT LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – Even if governments strike a pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions next year, they will still exceed … Continue reading

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The Revenge of the Climate Reparations

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Much of the current angst at the UN regarding climate has to do with the idea of “climate reparations”. These are an imaginary debt supposedly owed by the major CO2 emitting nations to the countries … Continue reading

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Message to the President: data shows ‘CO2 Reduction is Futile’

The record of recent Man-made CO2 emissions: 1965 -2013 shows that China and the developing world is laughing at your position, Mr. President. Guest essay by Ed Hoskins The following calculations and graphics are based on information on national CO2 … Continue reading

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Carbon counting satellite finally makes it into orbit

The previous mission failed to make orbit, crashed into ocean. A Delta II rocket blazed off the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Wednesday morning to begin a landmark mission to survey carbon dioxide gas in … Continue reading

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‘Climate Disruption’ of the past seen in mummy DNA

One of the favorite boogeyman arguments used in climate alarmism is that climate has been stable for thousands of years, and that our recent industrialized era emissions will result in climate tipping point. However, this study in the Proceeding of … Continue reading

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Nature abhors a positive feedback

Negative Feedback Prevents Harmful Temperatures from Carbon Dioxide Guest essay by Bryce Johnson The purpose of the article is to contribute to refuting the false alarm that has been generated worldwide about excess global warming caused by atmospheric carbon dioxide, … Continue reading

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How Earth avoided global warming before SUV’s

From the European Association of Geochemistry, a claim that looks to be little more than paleo-dowsing. Though, ya gotta love the silly claim that Earth would have hit a runaway greenhouse effect like Venus, had it not been for some … Continue reading

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China and CO2

Guest essay by David Archibald While in Beijing early this year US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that China and the US, the world’s largest emitters of such gases, had agreed to intensify information-sharing and policy discussions on their plans … Continue reading

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China Denies U-Turn On CO2 Emissions

“It’s not the case that the Chinese government has made any decision. I’m not a government official and I don’t represent the government.” – Professor Jiankun He, director of the Low Carbon Economy Lab of Tsinghua Universtiy and deputy director of … Continue reading

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Claim: ‘The Southern Ocean winds are now stronger than at any other time in the past 1,000 years,’ CO2 blamed

From the Australian National University and the department of “claim anything” comes this reversal over what was said two years ago about Antarctica: “If this rapid warming that we are now seeing continues, we can expect that ice shelves further … Continue reading

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A Modtran Mystery

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve been messing about with the “Modtran” online calculator for atmospheric absorption. It’s called “Modtran” because it is a MODerate resolution program to calculate atmospheric infrared absorption written in ForTRAN, which calculates the result for each 1 … Continue reading

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When Did Anthropogenic Global Warming Begin?

By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts”: Note: This article builds upon a previous article, When Did Global Warming Begin?, which offers highly recommended background for this article. There appears to be some confusion as to when humans might have begun … Continue reading

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Earth going to pot – Marijuana grown in California produces more carbon than 3 million cars

Thanks to “Climate Desk” for pointing out this gem of an article. These factoids are from the earth-friendly “Mother Jones” magazine “24 Mind-Blowing Facts About Marijuana Production in America”, referencing several federal data sources. A few of those points:

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Documentary: How the Global Warming Scare Began

Here is an entertaining and well researched video documentary from my friend John Coleman at KUSI-TV about the history of the Keeling Curve and its founder. Watch: 

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New lab reference standard for CO2 and Methane

From the National Physical Laboratory, a rather curious press release that had a fact I didn’t know: the gas calibration standard sample for measuring CO2 comes from an obscure location in the Rocky Mountains. One would have thought Mauna Loa … Continue reading

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Fighting the Wrong Battle: Public Persuaded About CO2 As Pollutant – Not As Cause of Warming

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Skeptics are winning the battle to reject CO2 as the only cause of warming, but losing the war to the misrepresentation of CO2 as a pollutant. Some people generally know there is something wrong … Continue reading

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Greenhouse ‘time machine’ sheds light on corn domestication

A grass called teosinte is thought to be the ancestor of corn, but it doesn’t look much like corn at all. Smithsonian scientists were surprised to find that teosinte planted in growth chambers under climate conditions that simulate the environment … Continue reading

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Better living through carbon conversion chemistry

UD catalyst can convert CO2 to CO with 92 percent efficiency A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas — to carbon monoxide … Continue reading

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Response to the SOTU address: Efforts to cap CO2 emissions are adverse to human health and welfare

OPINION By Craig D. Idso, Ph.D. In his State of the Union address, President Obama advocated an energy policy aimed at reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he claims are causing catastrophic changes to the earth’s climate and “harming … Continue reading

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Dallas Cowboys Stadium Seating and Atmospheric CO2

With the possibility of the coldest Super Bowl ever coming this week, this story about CO2 concentration seemed appropriate. Ryan Scott Welch writes: Anthony as you know, many people don’t know much about the earth’s atmosphere.  For example, when questioned … Continue reading

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Report: Benefits outweight costs of carbon 50 to 1

Landmark Report Calculates Societal Benefits of Fossil Energy to be at Least 50 Times Greater than Perceived Costs of Carbon Benefits outweigh supposed costs by range of 50-1 to 500-1

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Climate Craziness of the week: Guardian’s Damian Carrington ‘glass half full’ moment

This, is really quite something. We know the Guardian has lost just about all journalistic standards, but this one really takes the cake, especially from somebody who should know better. See the screen cap below.

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Apparently, 4 degrees spells climate doom

One has to wonder though, since CO2 residence time has been said to be anywhere from  five year to hundreds, or even thousands of years, with no solid agreement yet, how they can be so sure of themselves? From the … Continue reading

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Remind me again why the west needs a carbon tax?

Man-made CO2 emissions 1965 -2012 Guest Essay by Ed Hoskins The following calculations and graphics are based on information on worldwide national CO2 emission levels published by BP [i] in June 2013 for the period from 1965 up until 2012. … Continue reading

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CO2 Residence Times, Take Two

Guest essay by Joe Born In a recent post Christopher Monckton identified me as a proponent of the following proposition: The observed decay of bomb-generated atmospheric-carbon-14 concentration does not tell us how fast elevated atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels would subside if … Continue reading

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US Carbon Dioxide Emissions – down by source

I’ve often said my email is like a fire hose. Here’s an example of something that got lost in the stream and I didn’t find it until last night while looking for another email. Zeke Hausfather writes (In August 2012): … Continue reading

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Negative feedback? Storing CO2 in the Arctic

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: While the Arctic Ocean is largely a carbon sink, researchers find parts are also a source of atmospheric carbon dioxide For the past three decades, as the climate has warmed, the massive plates of … Continue reading

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Is the Bern Model Non-Physical?

Guest essay by Joe Born Is the Bern Model non-physical? Maybe, but not because it requires the atmosphere to partition its carbon content non-physically. A Bern Model for the response of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration to anthropogenic emissions is arrived … Continue reading

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The ‘worse than we thought’ model

From ETH Zurich: Underestimated future climate change? 25.11.2013 | Fabio Bergamin New model calculations by ETH researcher Thomas Frölicher show that global warming may continue after a stoppage of CO 2 emissions. We cannot rule out the possibility that climate … Continue reading

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On CO2 residence times: The chicken or the egg?

While some model based claims say that CO2 residence times may be thousands of years, a global experiment in measurable CO2 residence time seems to have already been done for us. By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Is the ~10-year airborne … Continue reading

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Same headline, different year

Last year it was this headline, including a similar image: CO2 emissions reach record in 2012, driven by China This year, from the University of East Anglia, via Eurekalert, a press release with a basically same headline and with obligatory … Continue reading

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