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 would also increase. Laser measurements show: pollen has considerable influence on air quality Leipzig, Germany. Pollen reflects more sunlight than previously known, and makes up…

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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 in human deaths, is air pollution. Global warming, which creates a lot of attention, is on an entirely different and smaller level. The World Health…

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 it was the increase in “global warming” that has increased rainfall. Georgia State University research finds Clean Air Act increased Atlanta rainfall A Georgia State…

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 also proving to be bad news for the environment – specifically the air quality in Athens. Wood has soared in popularity, with many of the…

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. Declining air pollution levels continue to improve life expectancy in US Boston, MA — A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public…

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 cities can reduce levels of two of the most worrisome air pollutants by eight times more than previously believed, a new study has found. A…