Australia Enrages Activists, Embraces “Technology Neutral” Carbon Credits

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Looks like Planet of the Humans might be having an impact on policy; The Australian Government has broadened the scope of activities which can qualify for carbon credits, diverting cash away from renewables. Fossil fuel industry applauds Coalition climate measures that support carbon capture and storage Adam Morton Environment editor @adamlmortonWed 20…

£800k study to look at link between fire and climate change

Guest essay by Eric Worrall University of Stirling researchers have received a £800K grant to study what proportion of carbon captured by soil is from partially burned plants. NEWS RELEASE 12-MAY-2020£800k study to look at link between fire and climate change UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING University of Stirling experts will lead a new £800,000 study investigating the…

Fungal decisions can affect climate

American Society of Agronomy Fungi play an important role in the ecosystem by decomposing plant and animal debris into nutrients and simpler compounds. Credit Susan V. Fisk When we think of climate change, we tend to think about greenhouse gases, fossil fuels and pollution. Most of us don’t think about fungi. But Kathleen Treseder does.…

Negative CO2 Emissions

by Kevin Kilty An article in the January 2020 Issue of Physics Today (1) presents an interesting and very readable overview of methods to capture and store away CO2 emissions. The purpose of this guest blog is to summarize a few key points the paper makes, and add some commentary. WUWT has covered some of…

Carbon Sequestration

Guest post by Rud Istvan, As most WUWT readers know, the issue of carbon sequestration is an important but largely IPCC undiscussed ‘anthropogenic global warming’ question. I got to thinking about it again as a result of the Australian brush fires that are dramatically releasing sequestered brush carbon. And it has been years since the…

E. coli bacteria engineered to eat carbon dioxide

What could go wrong? ~cr From Nature Feat could turn bacteria into biological factories for energy and even food. The bacterium Escherichia coli has been engineered to grow by consuming carbon dioxide.Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/SPL E. coli is on a diet. Researchers have created a strain of the lab workhorse bacterium — full name Escherichia coli…