75 Conservative Groups Oppose ‘Any Carbon Tax’ Days After Mitt Romney Was Reportedly ‘Looking At’ One

Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor Dozens of conservative groups signed an open letter opposed to “any carbon tax” bill that Congress might consider. The letter comes after Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney told reporters he was “looking at” a carbon tax bill. “A carbon tax increases the cost of everything Americans buy and lowers Americans’…

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Light-powered nano-organisms consume CO2, create eco-friendly plastics and fuels

University of Colorado at Boulder University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing for chemicals. By using light-activated quantum dots to fire particular enzymes within microbial cells,…

UK Proposal: 75% Wage Cut to Combat Climate Change

h/t James Delingpole – Britain’s Labour Opposition Party, which has a real chance of winning the next UK election, is seriously considering a think tank proposal to radically cut working hours and wages to reduce everyone’s carbon footprint. Plan for 10-hour working week with 75% paycut under Labour Martine Berg Olsen Monday 10 Jun 2019…

Study: Cattle Methane is a moooot point in global climate

Via No Tricks Zone: Agrobiologist and scientific researcher Dr. Albrecht Glatzle, author of over 100 scientific papers and two textbooks, has published research that shows: “…there is no scientific evidence, whatsoever, that domestic livestock could represent a risk for the Earth’s climate” and the “warming potential of anthropogenic GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions has been exaggerated.” Glatzle, 2018…

Earth As A Solar Collector

Guest post by Kevin Kilty Introduction Within the past week or two we have read posts from Dr. Spencer (6/7/2019), Nick Stokes (6/6/2019), Lord Monckton (6/8/2019), and Willis Eschenbach (6/8/2019) covering a variety of topics involving simple block models; and each one involving, in one way or another, climate feedback. I have had a few…

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Claim: Tropical Birds will Fail to Adapt to Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Birds were amongst the most successful survivors of the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event which wiped out the dinosaurs, but researchers claim they won’t be able to cope with the ferocious 1-2C / century pace of the current warming period. Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics…