A short primer: The Greenhouse Effect Explained

Guest post by Steve Goddard There is a considerable amount of misinformation propagated about the greenhouse effect by people from both sides of the debate.  The basic concepts are straightforward, as explained here. The…

Watching CO2 for the last 12 years by hemisphere

I’ve been doing some more than usual research as of late to answer for myself a specific question about CO2 respiration and the amount of man-made CO2 that is reatined…

Bad week for hardware: Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite burns up

Satellite to Study Global-Warming Gases Lost in Space By Alex Morales, Bloomberg News Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — A satellite launched from California failed to reach orbit today, crashing into the…

CO2 Does Not Drive Glacial Cycles

Guest post by Steven Goddard There are still people who insist that changes in CO2 can explain the pattern of glacial and interglacial periods.  This article will present several arguments demonstrating that is incorrect,…

Hansen on "death trains" and coal and CO2

NASA’s Dr. James Hansen once again goes over the top. See his most recent article in the UK Guardian. Some excerpts: “The trains carrying coal to power plants are death…

High CO2 boosts plant respiration, potentially affecting climate and crops

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: a university sending out a press release showing the potential benefits on crop yields of elevated atmospheric CO2 levels. – Anthony Public release date:…

Vacationing on Venus Basic Geology Series Part 1

Vacationing on Venus Basic Geology Series Part 1 Guest post by Steven Goddard Magellan radar imaged Venus – NASA Image In some ways, Venus is similar to earth.  It is…

Ocean Acidification and Corals

Guest post by Steven Goddard The BBC ran an article this week titled “Acid oceans ‘need urgent action‘” based on the premise: The world’s marine ecosystems risk being severely damaged…

CO2, Temperatures, and Ice Ages

Guest post by Frank Lansner, civil engineer, biotechnology. (Note from Anthony – English is not Frank’s primary language, I have made some small adjustments for readability, however they may be…

Meet "deep black" the Met Office supercarbon footprint climate computer

The original press release from the Met Office that started this story is here. There’s no mention of a carbon footprint in it, but they did manage to provide a…

Mauna Loa CO2 record posts smallest yearly gain in its history – maybe

UPDATE: I received a reply tonight from Pieter Tans, who is the manager for the MLO data, it is another error in presenting the data, similar to what happened with…

The CO2 – Temperature link

Guest Post By Frank Lansner, civil engineer, biotechnology. More words on the topic first presented here:  http://icecap.us/images/uploads/FlaticecoreCO2.pdf I wrote: It appears from this graph that CO2 concentrations follows temperature with…