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Oh Noes!!! “Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic? New Report Suggests Yes.”

“It’s the most dire prediction yet”!!! Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here.   By Marianne Lavelle PUBLISHED MAY 23, 2016 In even the bleakest climate change scenarios for the end of this century, science has offered hope that global warming would eventually slow down. But a new study published Monday snuffs…

This illustration depicts a possible configuration for the combined system proposed by MIT researchers. At the bottom, steam (pink arrows) passes through pulverized coal, releasing gaseous fuel (red arrows) made up of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This fuel goes into a solid oxide fuel cell (disks near top), where it reacts with oxygen from the air (blue arrows) to produce electricity (loop at right). CREDIT Jeffrey Hanna

New hybrid system design could cut coal-plant emissions in half

Combining gasification with fuel-cell technology could boost efficiency of coal-powered plants From MIT: CAMBRIDGE, MA — Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political challenge. The International Energy Agency has projected that, even with the…

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RCP 8.5: The “Mother of all” Junk Climate Science

Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here. Nearly every catastrophic global warming doomsday scenario, particularity those involving icecap failures and Noah-size sea level rises are based on the “RCP 8.5” scenario.   Representative Concentration (or Carbon)Pathway 8.5 assumes a “rising radiative forcing pathway leading to 8.5 W/m² in 2100.”  It is generally…

The FFOS-Y-FRAN Open Cast Coal Mine, Due East of Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales (UK). Author Andy Forster

“Green” Queensland approves Massive Carmichael Coal Mine

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Australian Greens are furious that the government of the Australian State of Queensland, which has made a big show of their environmental concern, has just backflipped and approved a massive new coal mine. Green and Indigenous groups furious over Queensland’s Carmichael coalmine lease approval Palaszczuk government accused of a morally…