Save the planet from GHG's – use astroturf?

Now according to this press release from UC Irvine, green spaces in cities are bad for the planet….but wait, what about the UHI offset? Can I buy grass credit certificates? Urban ‘green’ spaces may contribute to global warming, UCI study finds Turfgrass management creates more greenhouse gas than plants remove from atmosphere — Irvine, Calif., January 19,…

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Quote of the week #26

It’s been awhile since I posted this feature, Climategate got into the mix and there was so much going on I simply forgot to look for interesting quotes. This week’s quote is prescient and entertaining at the same time. I predict it will be repeated on the blogosphere hundreds if not thousands of times. Comment…

Sensor problems with ship based CO2 flux measurements – readings too high, affected by humidity

From a National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) press release Measuring carbon dioxide over the ocean Reliable measurements of the air-sea flux of carbon dioxide – an important greenhouse gas – are needed for a better understanding of the impact of ocean-atmosphere interactions on climate. A new method developed by researchers at the National Oceanography Centre,…

What Does it Take to Be a Science Expert?

Source : Daily Mail Parents, please encourage your children to become “science experts.”  The perks are excellent – prestige, travel, publicity, conferences – your fifteen minutes of fame.  And all you have to do is make bigger claims than the last expert. Here are a few favorite gems : March 10, 2006: It’s official: Solar…

New GOES-P weather satellite getting prepped for launch

The GOES-P spacecraft is being processed for launch in Florida. I’m rather excited about it since it will sport some new features that will directly enhance weather forecasting and public safety. – Anthony From a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center press release: During the first three weeks in January, the latest in the series of…