Tag Archives: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Claim: CO2 makes you stupid? Ask a submariner that question

From Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, something that might finally explain Al Gore’s behavior – too much time spent indoors and in auditoriums giving pitches about the dangers of CO2. One wonders though what the Navy submarine service has to say … Continue reading

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Support: comet impact may have triggered the Younger Dryas period

From the University of South Carolina – PNAS: Topper site in middle of comet controversy By Peggy Binette, USC Did a massive comet explode over Canada 12,900 years ago, wiping out both beast and man in North America and propelling … Continue reading

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AGW threat seen under every rock and behind every tree

Global warming threat seen in fertile soil of northeastern US forests In ‘vicious cycle,’ heat may boost carbon release into atmosphere, UCI-led study finds — Irvine, Calif., June 11, 2012 — Vast stores of carbon in U.S. forest soils could be released … Continue reading

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‘Cap and Trade’ fails for lack of incentives

Well, duh. From the DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory New research suggests cap and trade programs do not provide sufficient incentives for innovation Cap and trade programs to reduce emissions do not inherently provide incentives to induce the private sector to … Continue reading

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Ben Santer’s 17 year itch

Ben Santer issues a press release on Eurekalert today to “smack down” the non warming we’ve experienced over the last 10-12 years, as I pointed out here for the USA. But the issue goes back further than that. Phil Jones … Continue reading

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Water evaporated from trees cools global climate

From the Carnegie Institution – maybe we should build more cooling towers. Washington, DC. — Scientists have long debated about the impact on global climate of water evaporated from vegetation. New research from Carnegie’s Global Ecology department concludes that evaporated … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – the carbon munchies

Yes, but they didn’t inhale the electricity…

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