NASA Map Gives Most Accurate Space-Based View of LA’s Carbon Dioxide

The highest CO2 readings, in yellow on the map, are on the west side of downtown L.A. – a densely populated area with congested freeways and CO2-emitting industries. Yellow indicates…

A few common bacteria account for majority of carbon use in soil

“Better understanding how individual organisms contribute to carbon cycling has important implications for managing soil fertility and reducing uncertainty in climate change projections,” said Kirsten Hofmockel, Microbiome Science Team Lead…

CARBON CYCLE

The increase in 12C in the atmosphere is, in my opinion, weak evidence that the annual increases are driven only by fossil fuel sources. The atmosphere can’t tell ‘anthropogenic’ carbon…

The Cooling Side of Greenhouse Gases

Most people are unaware that the greenhouse gases CO2 and H2O, both warm & cool our planet. When I mention that CO2 has a cooling effect, I’m amazed by the…

EIA: U.S. CO2 Emissions Declined 11% in 2020 – No Change in Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Climate change action proponents regularly tell us we have to reduce our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to prevent “climate change”, even to the point of curtailing industry, travel, and food…

Twice as much carbon flowing from land to ocean than previously thought

After accounting for these effects, the authors were up for a surprise: they found much higher numbers for the land to ocean carbon transfer of 900-1900 million tons per year…

Mapping CO2 emissions for the entire USA

From NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY With intense wildfires in the western U.S. and frequent, intense hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the nation is again affected by extreme weather-related events resulting…

Watching CO2 feed the world

Watching a child grow is seeing carbon dioxide in action. Plants turn CO2 into the food we eat to live and grow on. “You can’t live on air” is a…

Greenland Ice CO2 – Chemical Reactions or Natural Variability?

Guest Post By: Renee Hannon IntroductionThis post examines whether CO2 measurements in Greenland ice cores demonstrate natural variability as an alternative hypothesis to in-situ chemical reactions. Twenty years ago, scientists…

Continued CO2 Emissions Will Impair Cognition

From Cires Rising CO2 causes more than a climate crisis—it may directly harm our ability to think Monday, April 20, 2020 As the 21st century progresses, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide…

NASA satellite offers urban carbon dioxide insights

University of Utah A new NASA/university study of carbon dioxide emissions for 20 major cities around the world provides the first direct, satellite-based evidence that as a city’s population density…

Washington State Implementing “Eco-Friendly” Accelerated Composting of Dead People, to Reduce Carbon Emissions

From the almost “Soylent Green” department. Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart – the text of the bill makes it clear the new law is to save energy and…

The Social Benefit Of Carbon

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After my recent post on the futility of the US cutting down on CO2 emissions, I got to thinking about what is called the “social…

Chart of the week: The US is the leader in CO2 emissions reduction

From the American Enterprise Institute via Twitter. h/t to WUWT reader “Latitude” Last year the United States had the largest decline in CO2 emissions *in the entire world* for the…

CO2 Emissions Lowest in Seven Decades In Trump’s America

“We suspect you won’t hear too much about this from the liberal mainstream media, or the environmental movement, or even Al Gore,” says zerohedge.com. “But, according to the  latest energy…

On the naming and shaming of Carbon Dioxide

Guest essay by Tom Peer Poor old carbon dioxide. One minute it was a harmless gas providing as vital a link in the cycle of life as water or oxygen…

Radiative Heat Transfer by CO2 or “what’s the quality of your radiation?”

Note: This is a contentious subject, and I have often shied away from it because it often erupts in food fights. However, Mr. Gill is making a good-faith effort here,…

What crisis? Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

From the EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have…

University of Chicago Air Quality-Life Index

By Andy May The University of Chicago Energy Policy Institute has come up with a new measure of air pollution they call the Air Quality-Life Index or AQLI. It uses…

Examining the Carbon Dioxide Cycle

Guest essay by Ronald R. Cooke Introduction In high school and college I did reasonably well in the physical sciences: chemistry, physics and geology. From these studies one can learn…

Two Competing Narratives on Carbon Dioxide

Is carbon dioxide our friend or our foe? Guest essay by Iain Aitken Here is a dossier of key facts about carbon dioxide (and its role in global warming): ·…

Surprising: NASA's Global visualization in 3D of Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Atmosphere

From NASA Goddard via the OCO-2 Satellite Carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas released to the atmosphere through human activities. It is also influenced by natural exchange with…

Questions on the rate of global carbon dioxide increase

Guest essay by Robert Balic A summary of a problem with estimates of the average concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and questioning of how it is possible that…

Dueling press releases: Plants have been helping to offset climate change, but now it’s up to us

Our previous story, Study suggests increased atmospheric CO2 creates a 30% growth in plant photosynthesis during last two centuries look almost entirely different than this press release from the CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR…