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Climate Craziness of the week: a basic science question for NYT reporter Justin Gillis

Readers please note the story I ran earlier: NOAA: “the atmosphere’s self-cleaning capacity is rather stable” This story talks about the ability of hydroxyl radicals in the free atmosphere to break down pollutants, and how there seems to be a stability … Continue reading

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One more thing that is “better than we thought” – NOAA: “the atmosphere’s self-cleaning capacity is rather stable”

Yesterday we learned that the great Pacific Garbage Patch really isn’t as big as hyped by media, today we learn that the “atmosphere’s ability to rid itself of many pollutants is generally well buffered or stable”. Huh. Imagine that, the … Continue reading

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