Category Archives: Methane

Climate craziness of the week – paleotootology

I don’t have much comment on this, as the press worldwide has pretty much said it all. I await the coming comparisons between, ahem, human emissions, and dinosaur emissions. Click image for the story. It’s another modeling extrapolation. From the … Continue reading

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Nanocopper CO2 catalyst – a possible solution to EPA’s draconian coal power plant killer laws?

From MIT, a possible solution to allow coal fired power plants to meet the new draconian CO2 emission requirements imposed by the EPA. Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert carbon dioxide to methane CO2=>CH4 May reduce greenhouse gas emissions CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — … Continue reading

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Another half-done press release – where’s the science citation?

From the University of Massachusetts at Amherst , another highly speculative modeling based press release that doesn’t even bother to give the name of the paper or any resources connected to it. This “science by press release” without providing the … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Climate Complexity – Compiling the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” With the help of an array of WUWT reader comments, which began on this thread on January, 15th 2011, and grew on January 22nd, 2011, February 10th, 2011, February 28th, 2011, June 30th, 2011 … Continue reading

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The Ridiculousness Continues – Climate Complexity Compiled

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” With the help of an array of WUWT reader comments on this thread and several others documented within, I’ve been compiling a summary of all potential climatic variables in order to build a conceptual … Continue reading

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Be careful today and tonight, billions may die

UPDATE: January 1st, 2012 – still here, no reports of mass deaths at the last minute. – Anthony Global warming may go on a last minute rampage. Maybe best to just stay at home and lock your doors, bar your … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – the climbdown on methane and climate change

There’s been a lot of worry-buzz in the usual circles over methane plumes bubbling up in the Arctic related to this NSF press release: Press Release 10-036 Methane Releases From Arctic Shelf May Be Much Larger and Faster Than Anticipated … Continue reading

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Hurricanes and Global Warming – Opinion by Chris Landsea

While I was looking into Chris Landsea’s recent activities, I came across a new essay that is a pleasant change of pace from the Climategate Emails. While it is definitely an opinion piece, and a wonderful example of how to … Continue reading

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Only 52 days left, get on with the dying already

Back in January 2007, we were admonished: “…you should remember this moment when you learned about this feedback loop-it is an existencial turning point in your life. “ Yes, I remember, only too well. In fact, here’s a reminder:

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The heartbreak of ethanes

From the National Science Foundation Ethane levels yield information about changes in greenhouse gas emissions Research at Greenland and Antarctic shows decline in methane and ethane levels Recent data from NSF-funded research in both Greenland and Antarctica demonstrate that fossil-fuel … Continue reading

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Dueling conclusions on global methane flatness puzzle

From UC Irvine: UCI studies find different reasons for global methane riddle One cites less dependency on oil, the other new farming practices Irvine, Calif. – Two new UC Irvine papers reach markedly different conclusions about why methane, a highly … Continue reading

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Ooops! Biodegradeable products release methane which is more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas

Bad news for Greenware cups like the one below. Study: Biodegradable Products May Be Bad For The Environment Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they … Continue reading

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“Snowball Earth” ended by methane – now an impossible theory

From Eurekalert: Caltech-led team debunks theory on end of ‘Snowball Earth’ ice age Finds that rocks used as key geologic evidence were formed deep within Earth millions of years after the ice age ended PASADENA, Calif.—There’s a theory about how … Continue reading

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Might Arctic Warming Lead to Catastrophic Methane Releases?

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany In the earlier post reporting on the recent greening of the Arctic, some commentators — Crispin in Waterloo, BillD, Jimbo — have alluded to the notion that Arctic thawing could lead to positive feedback … Continue reading

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Anthropogenic Decline in Natural Gas

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, Nature Geoscience is on a roll. Their latest “scientific study” makes an old claim in a new way. After ascribing the temperature changes in Lake Tanganyika to human actions, in a new paper they … Continue reading

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Most idiotic global warming headline ever

I may just divert to Toronto from Chicago and pay this writer a visit so I can tell him to his face what an idiot he is, or have my two new Canadian friends, Guy and Stuart, do it for … Continue reading

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Climate idiocy at the Monterey Bay Aquarium – cow with a gas mask

First let me say I’ve been there many times with my wife and children. When we go, we marvel at the sea otters, jellyfish, and the Mola they had for awhile. When we go to an aquarium, I don’t expect … Continue reading

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Methane, The Panic Du Jour

Guest post by Steven Goddard The climate panic headline this week has been that the warming Arctic is burping out dangerous quantities of greenhouse gas Methane. Published on Friday, March 5, 2010 by Agence France Presse Huge Methane Leak in … Continue reading

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