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…

Stop checking the facts: "Your Internet search has just helped kill the planet"

Guest post by Alec Rawls This could explain a few things. Greens are against searching for information. To save the planet, only follow safe links from Joe Romm, Andrew Revkin,…

Adventures in journalism: from llama fish to carbon neutral bras

Louise Gray, who wrote this amazing piece of journalism in the Telegraph the other day… Fish carried up a mountain on backs of llamas to escape global warming …has boobed…

Quote of the week – the carbon munchies

Yes, but they didn’t inhale the electricity…

New Hampshire House Votes to Quit Cap-and-Trade

The New Hampshire House of Representatives, the third largest legislative body in the world, voted yesterday to end the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap-and-trade program. The…

Kyoto Protocol: Bad Science = Bad Policy

Guest Post by Ruth Bonnett As early as 1969, writings by Ayn Rand – philosopher and novelist – sounded the alarm bells on the environmentalist movement and the potential impact…