Tag Archives: China

‘Made in China’ – US air pollution tied to exports

Chinese air pollution blowing across the Pacific is often caused by manufacturing of goods for export to the US and Europe, according to findings by UC Irvine and others. Study finds blowback causes extra day per year of ozone smog … 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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Richard Muller: Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking

This opinion should create quite a stir amongst enviros. – Anthony Air pollution is a far more pressing problem – particularly for emerging economies such as China and India – than the challenges posed by greenhouse warming. A deadly pollution … Continue reading

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China’s “Emission Cuts” Not What They Seem

By Paul Homewood http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-11/21/content_17120968.htm “and make sure that the commitment of reducing CO2 emission per unit of GDP by 40-45% by 2020 from 2005 level is fulfilled” We often hear claims that China are moving much faster than the West … 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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EPA ‘Public Listening Session’ Turns Into Sierra Club Talking Session

  Images from: National Resources Defense Council blog Guest essay by Taylor Smith Last week I attended an Environmental Protection Agency “Public Listening Session” held here in Chicago. I had only been to one other such hearing in the past as … 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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Dammed if you do, Dammed if you don’t

Yes, the headline is purposely that way. From Oregon State University: Dam construction to reduce greenhouse gases causes ecosystem disruption CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers conclude in a new report that a global push for small hydropower projects, supported by various … Continue reading

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The worst consequences of the global warming scare

Guest essay by David Archibald During World War II, one Russian physicist realized that the United States was working on an atomic bomb when articles about high energy nuclear reactions disappeared from the physics journals he subscribed to. As an … Continue reading

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Climate Craziness of the week – with the physical signature of UHI staring them right in the face, Mann & Borenstein go with their ‘gut’ instincts

Some people wonder if Michael Mann is simply an activist masquerading as a scientist, this lends credence to that idea. I wonder if Dr. Mann has ever visited weather stations in China to understand what is going on there? I … Continue reading

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The disparity of carbon dioxide emissions vividly illustrated by competing news stories

I noted this juxtaposing today, and thought I would share it. First this story from Reuters today: EU capped emissions fall below expectations * Carbon prices drop to record low * Power sector down 3.1 pct, others off by 0.5 … Continue reading

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NYT pushes crazy claims about “extreme weather” but public interest wanes

From Tom Neslon who writes: Barking madness in the New York Times: Global warming blamed for coldest winter in China in 30 years and many other extreme cold events; story illustrated with a photo of snow on the palm trees … Continue reading

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A new paper showing how UHI and energy consumption are linked to long-term temperature change in China

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. highlighted this major new paper in JGR yesterday, I consider it important as it relates to the works I’m doing on station siting. The key points of the paper are supportive of what I’ve  been saying … Continue reading

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Follow the warming money

This might make you mad. That’s even more reason to read about it. $1.9 million in environmental justice grants 10th May 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1.9 million in environmental justice grants to 76 non-profit organizations … Continue reading

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Per capita CO2 emissions in China reach European levels

From the European Commission Joint Research Centre Global CO2 emissions continue to increase Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main cause of global warming – increased by 3% last year, reaching an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes … Continue reading

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CO2 emissions – China is the big hockey stick in the room

China’s CO2 emission in millions of metric tons from 1980 to 2009: Source, EIA: http://www.eia.gov/countries/img/charts_png/CH_co2con_img.png From Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Atmospheric scientists release first “bottom-up” estimates of China’s CO2 emissions Estimates capitalize on instrumental measurements of CO2 in … Continue reading

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HH Lamb–“Climate: Present, Past & Future–Vol 2”–In Review–Part I

Guest post by Paul Homewood (reposted from his blog Not a lot of people know that please visit and  bookmark) Part 1 of a three part series. Hubert Lamb was one of the leading climatologists of his time, indeed described … Continue reading

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Book Review of “Super Fuel”

Guest Post by David Archibald There is a rich tradition of rational weathermen taking an interest in the potential of thorium-based nuclear power. Witness this video made by John Coleman:

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USA CO2 emissions fall 7.7%

From vancouverobserver.com. Every year the International Energy Agency (IEA) calculates humanity’s CO2 pollution from burning fossil fuels. And once again, the overall story line is one of ever-increasing emissions: “Global carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel combustion reached a record high of … Continue reading

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A really, really, REALLY bad idea – Giving the Internet to the U.N.

Via Junkscience.com, comes this worrisome editorial from the Washington Times. The new world order invades your computer Imagine if everything you did online was subject to monitoring and control by the United Nations. Powerful authoritarian states, including China and Russia, … Continue reading

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Hump day Hilarity – China’s wind powered car

The world has been waiting patiently for a solution to the perpetual motion machine problem. Leave it to the Chinese to solve it. Now, where the hell is my flying car Popular Science has been promising me for 50 years? … Continue reading

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An about face by China on solar power

From John Droz’s newsletter with a hat-tip to Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. for bringing it to my attention and via the “I can hear Joe Romm’s head exploding” department and Electric Light and Power comes this story: CHINA TO DROP … Continue reading

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Rainfall has a greater impact than rising temperature on crop yields

From Wiley-Blackwell Is rainfall a greater threat to China’s agriculture than warming? Impact of climate change on China explored in new plant science virtual issue New research into the impact of climate change on Chinese cereal crops has found rainfall … Continue reading

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Spencer’s posited 1-2% cloud cover variation found

In a nutshell, with a −1.6%per decade change in cloud cover during 1954–2005, it becomes a climate forcing. While China is not the world, it bears consideration. The Hockey Schtick reports: New paper finds significant, natural decrease in cloudiness over … Continue reading

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NASA’s Hansen tries to tell Slovenia not to build a power plant

This really is abuse of Hansen’s position at NASA, what next? Meanwhile China keeps building coal plants, where’s your letter to them Jim? Of course  China would tell Hansen to go suck rocks, and Hansen knows it, so he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Another publicly larded solar company – this one wants to walk away from their solar manufacturing plant

BOSTON (AP) — Evergreen Solar is asking a bankruptcy judge for permission to walk away from its former plant in Devens. The company, which received tens of millions in state aid before shuttering its facilities last year and moving its … Continue reading

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Shocker: dirty electric cars

From the University of Tennessee at Knoxville  comes this surprising bit of research. Taken in entirety, and electric vehicle has a greater impact on pollution than a comparable gasoline vehicle. Full disclosure – I own an electric car myself. I’m … Continue reading

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China Warns EU’s Green Fanatics Of Global Trade War

Via the GWPF, the great war of flying carbon credits appears to be massing on the border. China has warned the European Union to abandon its controversial carbon tax on airlines or risk provoking a global trade war. Adding weight … Continue reading

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The Durban COPx ‘til we meet again, historically

By Christopher Horner The annual “historic agreement” to meet again later — wait, sorry, that’s “to save the planet” — has been agreed, to the also-annual teary-eyed hugging and standing ovations by EU delegates, at “COP-17”, the negotiations to replace … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Durban & The New Wait-And-See Diplomacy

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Climate Realpolitik: Durban & The New Wait-And-See Diplomacy Behind closed doors, these strategic delaying tactics are not altogether unwelcome by many if not most of the key non-EU nations. What is altogether … Continue reading

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“FOIA2011″ and Climategate – A Chinese-POTUS connection?

Reader JoeFromBrazil writes Greetings, Sorry, but is this just a coincidence ?

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Bill McKibben: poster boy for FAIL

We told you so. Willis Eschenbach pointed out weeks ago how pointless and futile the McKibben driven 350.org protests about the XL pipeline were, because they did nothing to alter the fact that the oil would still be used, somewhere. … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – This is London: “make China bend to our will”

Josh writes: There was a debate last night at the Royal Society entitled “London’s Policy on Climate Change Should begin in Beijing“. Event info: If a windmill is about to blight your cherished view of the green English countryside, you … Continue reading

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Rare earths rock green tech and geopolitics

From the Geological Society of America: Critical Minerals Ignite Geopolitical Storm For Immediate Release 10 October 2011 GSA Release No. 11-66 The clean energy economy of the future hinges on a lot of things, chief among them the availability of the … Continue reading

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“Global warming is a bogus proposition…”

That headline from  Zhang Musheng, one of China’s most influential intellectuals according to this article in the Sydney Morning Herald. From the article:

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