Tag Archives: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

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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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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CSIRO ‘solar sponge’ soaks up CO₂ emissions

From the ‘CO2 must be assimilated’ department comes this press release from CSIRO. I have to wonder if this is a ‘spongeworthy’ project. ====================== CSIRO scientists have created a ‘solar sponge’ which captures and then releases carbon dioxide using the … Continue reading

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On losing the 2°C battle

We’ve already posted on how China is moving right along now as the big kahuna of CO2 emissions, now it seems there’s some despair over the inability to miss the imagined 2°C target set by wishful thinkers. From CSIRO: The … Continue reading

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An explanation for ball lightning?

I wonder how long it will be before Al Gore tries to blame ball lightning on “dirty weather”? A neat video follows. From CSIRO: Goodness, gracious, great balls of lightning Sightings of balls of lightning have been made for centuries around … Continue reading

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So much for the theory that AGW increases water vapor and positive feedback

I liked this part: According to the study an important issue remains as to why the poleward expansion is largest in autumn, and there is still uncertainty about the role of external forcings – such as greenhouse gases – as … Continue reading

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Oh noes! Wind driven global warming hot spots

From CSIRO  – Warming in the Tasman Sea a global warming hot spot Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond … Continue reading

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Future wind

From CSIRO Australia New energy in search for future wind Scientists are taking the first steps to improve estimates of long-term wind speed changes for the fast-growing wind energy sector. The research is intended to identify the risks for generators … Continue reading

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Climate disaster, declining rainfall, rising sea levels

Guest Post by Erl Happ The subject of this post is climate change in the place where I live. The climate has changed in the last sixty years and there is a widespread notion that man is at fault. It’s … Continue reading

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CSIRO shows cyclone (hurricane) frequency down, contradict Gore and many others who claim Global Warming will increase them

From The Australian: Climate change to mean fewer cyclones and smaller waves, says CSIRO research CSIRO research commissioned by the federal government suggests climate change could dramatically reduce the number of tropical cyclones in the Australian region and decrease wave … Continue reading

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Show us your tests: Australian drought models

Guest post by Dr. David Stockwell In Australia, the carbon-tax juggernaut rolls on, justified in part by fear of droughts, increasing in frequency and severity as CO2 increases. I have always found that checking one’s assumptions was good advice, and … Continue reading

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Climate Audit requested of the Australian BoM and CSIRO

On Jo Nova’s site, the cat is set amongst the pigeons: A team of skeptical scientists, citizens, and an Australian Senator have lodged a formal request with the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) to have the BOM and CSIRO audited. … Continue reading

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