Tag Archives: Carbon dioxide

Introducing the WUWT CO2 Reference Page

Guest Post by WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” While the Pause in Earth’s temperature continues, currently 17 years and 10 months based upon RSS satellite data, it is important to note that Fossil Fuel and Cement CO2 emissions are at their … Continue reading

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The Lewis and Crok exposition – Climate less sensitive to Carbon Dioxide than most models suggest

Full papers plus additional comments from co-author Nic Lewis follow. I have added some relevant diagrams and tables from the report, plus reproduced the foreword by Dr. Judith Curry as well as updated the summary Equilibrium Climate Response Graph originally … 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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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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Is Greenpeace facing its Warsawgrad?

Guest opinion by Fred F. Mueller In large-scale wars, there are sometimes prolonged periods of fierce clashes with neither side being able to place the decisive blow that will ultimately tilt the balance in its favor. Then all of a … 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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From 90% to 95% confidence level: How IPCC claims can be at the same time consistent and absurd.

We have been expecting too much from the IPCC about its confidence level increase: the explanation may actually be simple… and surprising. Guest essay by Stephane Rogeau Image: From IPCC FAQs Many people are wondering what actually made the IPCC … Continue reading

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Claim: Safe long term storage of CO2 is possible

From the GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre , probably too little too late, as CO2 sequestration projects worldwide are closing. Conclusion of an international project for the geological storage of carbon dioxide Potsdam, 07.11.2013 | At the final conference of … Continue reading

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Submission to EPA hearing on ‘carbon pollution’ standards

Currently no scientific or logical basis for regulation of CO2 emissions, logician tells EPA Guest essay by Terry Oldberg Submitted to the EPA’s Public Listening Session on 111(d) Carbon Pollution Standards For Existing Power Plants  November 5, 2013 in San … Continue reading

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Climate change is dominated by the water cycle, not carbon dioxide

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Climate scientists are obsessed with carbon dioxide. The newly released Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that “radiative forcing” from human-emitted CO2 is … Continue reading

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RSS global temperature data: No global warming at all for 202 months

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton As soon as the BBC/Maslowski forecast of no sea ice in the Arctic summer by 2013 has been disproven (see countdown on right sidebar), WUWT will need another countdown. May I propose the Santer countdown? … Continue reading

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Climate of Failure: how alternate energy dreams are pie in the sky solutions for emissions

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. had a worthwhile guest essay in Foreign Policy titled: Climate of Failure published last year that Dr. Judith Curry has made a post about today that she calls a “good topic for Sunday discussion”. I agree. … Continue reading

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CO2 calculation in the global carbon cycle may be off due to a depth error

It seems that a simple assumption about where to measure CO2 in the ocean surface has drastic implications. via The Hockey Schtick New paper finds global carbon cycle datasets may be biased A paper published today in Global Biogeochemical Cycles … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Katharine Hayhoe: only YOU can control the climate!

@bkparallax @IamDonCheadle the power to change climate lies in hands of every individual on the planet, not a single gov't–or technology!— Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) August 29, 2013 With the way Hayhoe described that, I couldn’t help think of, and embellish, … Continue reading

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An illustration that CO2 won’t roast the Earth in a runaway tipping point…

…because the Earth has experienced massive CO2 pulses and  recovered before. From the something you don’t see every day department comes this graph:

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Global Warming = Climate Change

Guest Essay by Ed Hoskins This short essay questions the actions to combat Global Warming / Climate Change from three points of view: The Temperature Context Man-made CO2 emissions 1965 -2012. The Significance and Influence of Carbon Dioxide CO2 The … Continue reading

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Nature puts methane hydrate fears to rest – says it will be 1,000 years before they make any impact

WUWT reader “Jos” advises in Tips and Notes of this essay in Nature’s Knowledge Project. Excerpts follow: Methane Hydrates and Contemporary Climate Change Concern about the long-term stability of global gas hydrate deposits is rooted in the potential impact that … Continue reading

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Another benefit of increased CO2 – trees use water more efficiently

Warmist, document thief, and water expert Peter Gleick must be terribly conflicted by this news from USDA. Trees Using Water More Efficiently as Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Rises DURHAM, NH, July 10, 2013 – A study by scientists with the U.S. … Continue reading

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Deserts ‘greening’ from rising CO2

From CSIRO and “increased CO2 has benefits” department:  Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world’s arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research. In … Continue reading

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The bombtest curve and its implications for atmospheric carbon dioxide residency time

Studies of Carbon 14 in the atmosphere emitted by nuclear tests indicate that the Bern model used by the IPCC is inconsistent with virtually all reported experimental results. Guest essay by Gösta Pettersson The Keeling curve establishes that the atmospheric … Continue reading

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Grade school science howler from Ken Caldeira: ‘CO2…forms carbonic acid (the same thing that makes soda fizz)’

From the Carnegie Institution , where soda pop science is like a carbonic acid trip, they say (thanks to modeling) we have to make big changes:  “To save coral reefs, we need to transform our energy system…” while equating natural … Continue reading

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‘plug-and-play’ CO2 Scrubbers

From MIT, while “plug-and-play” is cited, it’s just a paper. Getting the carbon out of emissions Proposed method could be more efficient than previous systems and easier to retrofit in existing power plants. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Many researchers around the … Continue reading

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An Engineer’s Take on Climate Change #2

Guest essay by Ronald D. Voisin High Atmospheric CO2 is Good for All Life on Earth At an atmospheric concentration of 380ppm and higher the limited long-wave spectral absorption of CO2 is essentially saturated. Consequently, yet more atmospheric CO2 becomes … Continue reading

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DOE Green Energy Loans: $11.45 million per job and a rounding error’s worth of averted carbon emissions.

Guest Post by David Middleton The cost of each taxpayer-financed green energy job created since 2009: $26.32 billion divided by 2,298 jobs = $11.45 million per job… Green energy jobs and DOE loans are tallied under programs 1703 and 1705 … Continue reading

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CO2 by the numbers: having the courage to do nothing

Guest essay by Ed Hoskins. Some simple numbers on the effect of CO2 concentration on temperature As the temperature increasing effect of atmospheric CO2 is known to diminish logarithmically with increasing concentration, these notes clarify the actual amount of warming … Continue reading

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King Canuccitelli plans to tax carbon right out of the air

Many readers know the story of the Viking turned King who was said to be able to hold back the sea, only to realize that he had no such power. King Canute the Great, the legend says, seated on his … Continue reading

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Dr. Vincent Gray on historical carbon dioxide levels

NZCLIMATE TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 312 JUNE 4th 2013 CARBON DIOXIDE There are two gases in the earth’s atmosphere without which living organisms could not exist. Oxygen is the most abundant, 21% by volume, but without carbon dioxide, which is currently … Continue reading

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An Engineer’s Take On Major Climate Change

Guest essay by Ronald D. Voisin Let’s examine, at a high and salient level, the positive-feedback Anthropogenic Global Warming, Green-House-Gas Heating Effect (AGW-GHGHE) with its supposed pivotal role for CO2. The thinking is that a small increase in atmospheric CO2 … Continue reading

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AGU says CO2 is plant food

Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener 31 May 2013 AGU Release No. 13-24 WASHINGTON, DC—Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in … Continue reading

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Great moments in activist climate science – NRDC’s Dr. Laurie Johnson: ‘CO2 makes your car hot’

People send me stuff. This makes Bill Nye’s recent CNN fail look almost forgivable. My friend Lars Larson, who runs a nationally syndicated radio show out of Portland, OR sent me this audio clip today. I had to listen to … Continue reading

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Premature 400 PPM fail-a-bration

It seems we didn’t reach 400PPM last week after all. The data has been revised. Ooops. ‘Carbon dioxide measurements in the Earth’s atmosphere did not break the symbolic milestone of 400 parts per million at a Hawaiian observatory last week, … Continue reading

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Mauna Loa hits 400 PPM of CO2, alarmists wail and gnash teeth, Earth survives

Source: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/weekly.html Al Gore calls for a day of prayer and reflection, and bothering your neighbor: So please, take this day and the milestone it represents to reflect on the fragility of our civilization and and the planetary ecosystem on … Continue reading

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The curious case of rising CO2 and falling temperatures

Guest essay by Tony Brown Some readers might recall my recent article ‘The Long Slow Thaw?’ In this I reconstructed Central England temperature to 1538 from its current instrumental date of 1659. I was surprised by two notable periods of … Continue reading

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CO2 sequestration research stumbles onto something useful: a big lithium strike in Wyoming

Guest post by Alec Rawls Most lithium (the lightest metal) is now mined in the Andes (image above), but it looks like the U.S. has more than a little of it too: [T]he Rock Springs Uplift’s 18 million tons of potential … Continue reading

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