A cool new idea could revolutionize the electric power industry

University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a more efficient air-cooling system for power plants University of Cincinnati researchers say they have found a solution to one of the biggest environmental problems facing the energy industry: water consumption. Power plants in the United States need as much water each year as all of the nation’s farms…

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China’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rising At ‘Alarming Rate’

From the place you’d least expect….CNN Chinese methane emissions are rising at an alarming rate despite recent government regulations aimed at curbing the climate-changing pollutant, a new report has revealed. A study released in the journal Nature on Tuesday shows a steady growth in China’s methane emissions, primarily from the country’s massive coal mining sector, undermining…

John Christy: Guilty as Charged (DeSmogBlog’s own goal)

By Robert Bradley Jr. — February 5, 2019 “From the Climate Disinformation Database: John R. Christy” reads the headline from DeSmogBlog in its “Climate Denier Spotlight.” The following short profile follows (emphasis added): John R. Christy is a professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.…

President Jefferson Meets Mount Tambora

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the comments of my last post entitled “Spot The Volcano, 1815 Edition” someone mentioned that Thomas Jefferson had commented on what is often called the “Year Without A Summer”. This was the summer of the year 1816, one year after the eruption of Mt. Tambora in Indonesia, which occurred…

Arnold Schwarzenegger: “we all have to work together to fight this problem of this unbelievable pollution”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Global warming just isn’t scary enough. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Why Trump is ‘wrong’ on climate change By Rob Hodgetts and Christina Macfarlane, CNN Updated 1946 GMT (0346 HKT) January 26, 2019 Kitzbuhel, Austria (CNN)”The Terminator” Arnold Schwarzenegger says US President Donald Trump is making a “big mistake” on environmental policy. Making…

First detection of climate change on another planet?

Satellite data reveals Venus is going through a change in it’s atmosphere, and the driver seems to be the sun. From  the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS)  part of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) comes this intriguing bit of research using data from the Akatsuki satellite. Akatsuki may have discovered why Venus’s atmosphere rotates…

An open letter to RealClimate.org

Guest summary by Sheldon Walker RealClimate recently published an article called “The Climate Scientists are Alright“. The article is about the “climate scientist blues”. I posted the following comment under this article. ==================== Sheldon Walker says: ——————– I am willing to believe that most climate scientists are trying to do a good job. However, it…