‘plug-and-play’ CO2 Scrubbers

From MIT, while “plug-and-play” is cited, it’s just a paper. Getting the carbon out of emissions Proposed method could be more efficient than previous systems and easier to retrofit in existing power plants. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power…

Increased tropical rainfall – seems like a negative feedback to me…

From MIT via press release, bear in mind this is just more model output based on estimates from observations. That said, thunderstorms and hurricanes are simply heat engines, and they transport heat from the lower atmosphere to the higher atmosphere. Willis’ thunderstorm hypothesis comes to mind. When it rains, it pours Study estimates rate of…

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MIT: The economic cost of increased temperatures

(This is not from Lindzen I’d like to see one titled “the economic cost of colder temperatures”, particularly on Agricultural effects) Study: Warming episodes hurt poor countries and limit long-term growth. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Even temporary rises in local temperatures significantly damage long-term economic growth in the world’s developing nations, according to a new study…

Nanocopper CO2 catalyst – a possible solution to EPA’s draconian coal power plant killer laws?

From MIT, a possible solution to allow coal fired power plants to meet the new draconian CO2 emission requirements imposed by the EPA. Hybrid copper-gold nanoparticles convert carbon dioxide to methane CO2=>CH4 May reduce greenhouse gas emissions CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Copper — the stuff of pennies and tea kettles — is also one of the…