Soot easier to control than CO2 – may help Arctic ice

From the American Chemical Society something I’ve always wondered about, that soot plays a major role in the Arctic. Controlling soot though, has to start outside of the United States, because soot emissions are already highly regulated by the EPA. Cutting soot emissions: Fastest, most economical way to slow global warming DENVER, Aug. 31, 2011…

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Solar's lead balloon of pollution in developing countries

From the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Solar industry responsible for lead emissions in developing countries Solar power is not all sunshine. It has a dark side—particularly in developing countries, according to a new study by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineering professor. A study by Chris Cherry, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering,…

Katia now a hurricane tropical storm

This post has been combined into a new one for Katia and Lee here Also I have our new track projection map online now, that covers all the way out to the Cape Verde Islands where these storm systems form. See below the bulletin. BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM KATIA ADVISORY NUMBER 16 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER…

A blast from the gas in the past

From the AGU today, I find they are moving the cause of ancient planetary disaster from comets impacts and volcanoes or other big events to CO2 causing acidification of the oceans, literally they have a blast from the gas, to make CO2 the villain here. Of course, it’s just another modeling exercise in uncertainty. From…

Final Arctic Sea Ice forecast poll

Poll now closed. Results below will be submitted to ARCUS on Sept 1st. Once again, I’m going to give WUWT readers an opportunity to make a forecast for submission, based on voting. See the poll at the end. I’m late getting this online this month as other things took precedence. For reference, here’s last months…

Houston, we have a temperature problem

Eric Berger writes (excerpt below) at the Houston Chronicle “SciGuy” blog about the wicked hot record breaking temperatures people were getting in Houston on their iPhones. Turns out the whole issue is over station siting. While he located the station, doing some further investigation, I’ve got shots of the actual equipment and error analysis. The…

Fuel cells get the dynamite treatment

From the University of Southern California  a parallel for Alfred Nobel’s design of a stable substrate for dynamite (which at the time used unstable nitro-glycerin). This solves the collision problem for automobile mounted fuel cells. Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel cells USC chemists develop way to safely store, extract hydrogen A team of USC scientists has…