Tag Archives: Methane

Methane: The Irrelevant Greenhouse Gas

Water vapor has already absorbed the very same infrared radiation that Methane might have absorbed. Guest essay by Dr. Tom Sheahen Q: I read that methane is an even worse greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and cattle are a big … Continue reading

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That ‘Methane Time Bomb’ now lurks behind dams

From the American Chemical Society. I wonder if they studied how much methane comes from sediment loads dropped by rivers naturally and compared them? The Mississippi Delta alone must be a terrible offender. Sediment trapped behind dams makes them ‘hot … Continue reading

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Gavin on why the Arctic methane alarm is implausible

Guest Essay by Dr. Gavin Schmidt, NASA GISS Yesterday, I carried this story: An alarmist prediction so bad, even Gavin Schmidt thinks it is implausible Today, on Twitter, Karel Haverkorn asked why. To his credit, Dr. Schmidt replied on Twitter … Continue reading

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An alarmist prediction so bad, even Gavin Schmidt thinks it is implausible

Gosh, it’s that “methane ‘splode” again. This time the Guardian makes an easily testable hypothesis emblazoned in the headlines that we’ll be sure to remind them of in two years. Even Gavin Schmidt is panning this one, see below. From … Continue reading

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Arctic methane emergency called off?

Here’s the issue, as described in Wikipedia: The Arctic region is one of the many natural sources of the greenhouse gas methane. Global warming accelerates its release, due to both release of methane from existing stores, and from methanogenesis in … Continue reading

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Another example of clear failure of IPCC models to predict reality in the AR5 draft

One of the regular alarm stories that comes from the global warming machine is that atmospheric methane with soon run amok and cause a tipping point. We are regularly treated to scare stories like this one from The Guardian on … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on radiative transfer and GHG’s

Guest post by Reed Coray The following example illustrates the issues I have with reasoning often used to argue that increasing the amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere will increase both the Earth’s surface temperature and the Earth’s atmosphere … Continue reading

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DALLAS: from “who shot JR?” to “methane hydrates will destroy the planet”

Ugh. Sigh, they can’t even just fight over Texas oil, cattle, and greed anymore, now they fight over  “alternate energy”. I just caught a few minutes of the Turner Network Television (TNT) reboot of the 70’s TV primetime drama “DALLAS”, … Continue reading

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Climate craziness of the week – paleotootology

I don’t have much comment on this, as the press worldwide has pretty much said it all. I await the coming comparisons between, ahem, human emissions, and dinosaur emissions. Click image for the story. It’s another modeling extrapolation. From the … Continue reading

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Open thread weekend

I’m taking a blog holiday this weekend. Right now I’m watching the History channel 2 (H2) while some off the rails eco-scientist explains to us why we are all going to die because of “what might happen if a gigantic … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – the climbdown on methane and climate change

There’s been a lot of worry-buzz in the usual circles over methane plumes bubbling up in the Arctic related to this NSF press release: Press Release 10-036 Methane Releases From Arctic Shelf May Be Much Larger and Faster Than Anticipated … Continue reading

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Quantifying the moo

From the USDA, via Eurekalert. The goal was quantifying the moo. Next step, regulation. Hello $10/gallon milk.  In the first detailed study on emissions from large-scale dairies, ARS researchers found that a commercial dairy with 10,000 milk cows generated an … Continue reading

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Ooops! Biodegradeable products release methane which is more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas

Bad news for Greenware cups like the one below. Study: Biodegradable Products May Be Bad For The Environment Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they … Continue reading

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Methane, the other worrisome GHG – coming to a dairy farm near you

Via Eurekalert: Measuring methane Researchers develop technique to measure methane gas from cattle MADISON, WI, MARCH 1, 2011 – Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Wetlands, gas hydrates, permafrost, termites, oceans, freshwater bodies, non-wetland soils, are all natural sources … Continue reading

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