First lockdown’s effect on air pollution was overstated, our study reveals

The pandemic caused governments around the world to introduce lockdowns in early 2020, temporarily closing workplaces and emptying roads and public spaces. As economic activity slowed, so did emissions of…

Study: China’s Clean Air Policies are Triggering Additional Global Warming

According to a study whose authors include Ken Caldeira, China’s efforts to eliminate its infamous air pollution could cause an additional 0.1C NH warming, because less sunlight will be reflected…

Air pollution could be making honey bees sick – new study

Whether it’s exhaust fumes from cars or smoke from power plants, air pollution is an often invisible threat that is a leading cause of death worldwide.

COVID-19 lockdowns significantly impacting global air quality

American Geophysical Union WASHINGTON–Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant – ground-level ozone –…

Pollen has bigger influences on optical properties of the atmosphere than previously known

From Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung something that could be a possible negative feedback to CO2. As plants proliferate more due to increased CO2, it follows that pollen load in the atmosphere…

Richard Muller: Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking

This opinion should create quite a stir amongst enviros. – Anthony Air pollution is a far more pressing problem – particularly for emerging economies such as China and India –…

Better US air quality since 1990 offers health benefits

From Brigham Young University: Breathing better, living longer Arden Pope’s students know him as an excellent economics teacher, but some would be surprised to learn that, thanks to him, the…

Lomborg: Let's get our priorities right

By Bjørn Lomborg (via his Facebook page) About a quarter of all deaths in the developing world comes from mostly easily curable, infectious diseases. The biggest environment problem, by far measured…

Whoops! An inconvenient truth for 'global warming makes more rain' advocates: reduced pollution increases rainfall

From the “Department of Unintended Consequences” and Georgia State University  comes this oops moment in science. And all that time we are being told by people like Peter Stott that…

Those dirty trees: why hasn't the EPA called for trees to be regulated?

From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill one wonders why they have not thrown the  PM10 hammer (or ax) at trees to save humans from their terrible effects…

Law of unintended consequences – fuel tax designed to lower air pollution actually creates more air pollution

Another application of the Grecian government formula blows up in their faces. From EuroNews: Smog hits Athens as cash-strapped residents choose fire over fuel Bad news for austerity-stricken Greeks is…

Improvements in real air pollution problems

From the Harvard School of Public Health  some good news. Unlike the claim thatb Co2 is a pollutant, real air pollution problems and real related health issues continue to improve.…

The "Toxic Twenty": Keeping America's Lights On

Guest Post by David Middleton The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is out with their latest “Toxic Twenty” list… The NRDC’s report is standard green claptrap. Kentucky led the Toxic…

Plants: An efficient green technology for cities

From the American Chemical Society Green plants reduce city street pollution up to 8 times more than previously believed Trees, bushes and other greenery growing in the concrete-and-glass canyons of…

The EPA's Unethical PM2.5 Air Pollution Experiments

By John Dale Dunn MD JD (via email) United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson testified before Congress in September of 2011 that small-particle (2.5 microns or less)…

Drats! Down the warmhole the warming went

From the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences “Warming hole” delayed climate change over eastern United States April 26, 2012 50-year model suggests regional pollution obscured a global trend…

Gallup poll: Global Warming dead last again

I missed this last Friday, but better late than never. From Gallup Worry About U.S. Water, Air Pollution at Historical Lows. Looks like a double body-blow to admitted document thief…

Shutting down power plants: Imaginary benefits, extensive harm

EPA mercury rules for electricity generating units are based on false science and economics Guest post by Craig Rucker The Environmental Protection Agency claims its “final proposed” Maximum Achievable Control…

NOAA's Susan Solomon, still pushing that 2 degrees in spite of limited options

From the University of Exeter , more Durban PR rampup: Limited options for meeting 2°C warming target, warn climate change experts We will only achieve the target of limiting global…

Attack of the killer clothes dryer

From the University of Washington  comes news of a terrible scourge of air pollution coming from America’s suburban wasteland. Yes, it’s the unregulated clothes dryer vent. I see a whole…

Cleaner air may result in increased solar insolation and therefore warming.

This makes me wonder if the temperature dip in the 1970’s where everyone was worried about global cooling wasn’t partially driven by atmospheric aerosols. With the advent of pollution controls,…

California's AB32 global warming law put on hold by judge

From the LA Times, some “climate justice” for the poor:

More Stupid Environmentalist Tricks

With apologies to David Letterman’s “Stupid Human Tricks”…it’s like a manifest of David Parkers “cool parks” reverse UHI urban myth. Maybe it had something to do with this ongoing threat…

One more thing that is "better than we thought" – NOAA: "the atmosphere’s self-cleaning capacity is rather stable"

Yesterday we learned that the great Pacific Garbage Patch really isn’t as big as hyped by media, today we learn that the “atmosphere’s ability to rid itself of many pollutants…