Claim: Consumers care about carbon footprint

This study reminded me of one of the most ridiculous green marketing campaigns ever, “carbon free” Domino sugar. My view is that the only consumers that care about a carbon…

Shocker: Vegetarian diets worse for climate than eating bacon

From Carnegie Mellon and the “BLT’s must be carbon neutral then” department comes this story sure to strike fear into the hearts of vegetarian climate activists everywhere. Vegetarian and ‘healthy’ diets…

Yes, but what about the 'carbon emissions' of PlayStation® climatology computers?

From the department of ‘press releases we never quite bothered to finish reading’ comes this from Yale’s Journal of Industrial Ecology : Console Games and Climate Change – Researchers Reveal…

The record of recent Man-made CO2 emissions: 1965 -2013

Ed suggested this would be a good addition to the new WUWT CO2 reference page, and I agree, but thought it should get front page attention first. It is a…

And then they came for your home mortage tax deduction…

From Georgia State University  and the department of “let’s just all live in uniform state sponsored mud huts“, comes this latest inanity, blaming carbon emissions on your ability to get…

Earth going to pot – Marijuana grown in California produces more carbon than 3 million cars

Thanks to “Climate Desk” for pointing out this gem of an article. These factoids are from the earth-friendly “Mother Jones” magazine “24 Mind-Blowing Facts About Marijuana Production in America”, referencing…

Obama Administration to Insert Global Warming Activism into Dietary Guidelines Mandated by Congress

Aaargh! Forget nutrition and medical guidelines, carbon footprint is the new diet selector. Climate Change Activists to Meet Food Police at Closed-Door Meeting March 14 New York, NY / Washington…

Now it's the fungi carbon footprint that isn't in climate models

From a long line of missing things in climate models and the University of Texas at Austin: Symbiotic fungi inhabiting plant roots have major impact on atmospheric carbon, scientists say…

Canceled carbon footprint savings

From the University of California – Berkeley Suburban sprawl cancels carbon footprint savings of dense urban cores Interactive maps of US metro areas shows striking differences between cities and suburbs…

Essay: carbon footprint as 'original sin'

This essay appears today in The Chronicle Review and it makes an interesting claim: What is the carbon footprint, after all, if not the gaseous equivalent of Original Sin, the…

Is the Tesla Model S Green?

EVs indirectly pollute, and the Tesla Model S appears to result in greater effective CO2 emissions than an SUV Guest post by Nathan Weiss The EPA tells us 51% of…

The carbon footprint of alternate energy technology

From Stanford University Stanford scientists calculate the carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies Americans take electrical power for granted whenever they flip on a light switch. But the growing use…

Al Gore's Carbon Footprint

Now that Mr. Gore is on that take from “big oil”, here’s a collection of satirical images and cartoons celebrating his new carbon footprint…

Wyoming experiences that "giant sucking sound" as new coal fired climate supercomputer is turned on

Did your lights dim yesterday? It might have been Trenberth’s “travesty calculator”. Readers may recall when I covered the announcement of the building of this new supercomputer: NCAR’s dirty little secret…

New technology enables CO2 emissions tracking down to the level of individual buildings

I wonder what sort of reactions will occur when the CO2 police come knocking on individual doors saying “you need to turn off your heater, you are killing the planet”?…

130 mph biocoal steam engines – another high speed rail boondoggle?

My grandfather made steam engines, my father made a scale steam locomotive for taking children on rides in the park and at the fair. Some of my happiest memories as…

Crying over the carbon footprint of spilt milk

From the University of Edinburgh via Eurekalert, just scratching the surface of this press release suggests something’s gone sour, the numbers they cite don’t make for much concern in the…

Too many cooks spoil the carbon footprint

From the American Chemical Society  it seems that newer is not always better. Even Yale environment360 bought into this idea. I should add that I’m all for reducing carbon soot,…

Bizarre: Carbon footprint used to deny medical visit

I kept hoping that this was a terrible mistake, and that the story would be retracted. Alas, it seems to be be all too real, and an insult to the…

California low carbon fuel law blocked by federal judge

Ow, that’s gotta hurt. CA’s 2006 Global Warming law – denied. Federal judge blocks California low-carbon fuels rule Chico Enterprise Record FRESNO — A federal judge moved today to block…

Study: 'green' biofuels could be costing the earth

From the University of Leicester  department of inconvenient truths: New study suggests EU biofuels are as carbon intensive as petrol University of Leicester research into greenhouse gas emissions from oil…

Maryland, quite possibly even more la-la land than California

While California has committed economic suicide with their ridiculous carbon trading plan that nobody wants, Maryland seems to think that magically, green jobs and non baseload power sources will “improve…

Mapping the guilt of fruits and vegetables out of state

From DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, probably the biggest load of crap I’ve seen in quite some time. I realize that’s harsh,  and I don’t think I’ve ever used that sentence…

Nature to world's people: stop your modern living

More of this “climate justice” rubbish, now “legitimized” by a publication in a leading science journal From the Hockey Schtick: The journal Nature suggests billions of people could be sued…