Limestone Dust: The Latest Climate Geoengineering Favourite

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A US study has suggested hurling crushed limestone into the stratosphere to halt global warming, on the grounds that it would do less damage than sulphates, and might help repair the ozone layer. Atmospheric limestone dust injection could halt global warming Geoengineering using limestone aerosols would also help to stop…

Climate change debate – latest results

Guest essay by Bevan Dockery Here is 38 years of empirical data clearly showing a relationship between the satellite temperature and the rate of change of atmospheric CO2 concentration at the Mauna Loa Observatory. Figure 1. Mauna Loa Observatory Figure 1 shows the monthly lower tropospheric satellite temperature for the Tropics-Land component in blue and…

How to communicate science

From the UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON What makes influential science? Telling a good story It turns out that even in the world of scientific writing, your eighth-grade teacher was right: how you write can matter as much as what you write. In a study published Dec. 15 in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of…

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NYT Blames Winter Chill on Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall As temperatures plummet in Eastern states, NYT has published their usual screed on why global warming is responsible for cold winters. Feeling a Chill? Blame the Polar Vortex. And Global Warming. On Thursday, temperatures on the East Coast are expected to plummet, and some people — fellow journalists and weather…