Ocean carbon uptake widely underestimated

Previous estimates of the movement of carbon (known as “flux”) between the atmosphere and oceans have not accounted for temperature differences at the water’s surface and a few metres below.

Watching CO2 feed the world

Watching a child grow is seeing carbon dioxide in action. Plants turn CO2 into the food we eat to live and grow on. “You can’t live on air” is a…

Corrected RCP Scenario Removal Fractions

Reposted from Dr. Roy Spencer’s blog February 6th, 2020 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Well, as I suspected (and warned everyone) in my blog post yesterday, a portion of…

Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle

University of Bristol The Earth’s carbon cycle is crucial in controlling the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere, and ultimately our climate. Ice sheets which cover about 10 percent of…

Climate warming experiment finds unexpected results

From Phys.org January 4, 2019 by Emily Pontecorvo, American Geophysical Union Tropical forests store about a third of Earth’s carbon and about two-thirds of its above-ground biomass. Most climate change…

Now it's the fungi carbon footprint that isn't in climate models

From a long line of missing things in climate models and the University of Texas at Austin: Symbiotic fungi inhabiting plant roots have major impact on atmospheric carbon, scientists say…

Apparently, 4 degrees spells climate doom

One has to wonder though, since CO2 residence time has been said to be anywhere from  five year to hundreds, or even thousands of years, with no solid agreement yet,…

US Carbon Dioxide Emissions – down by source

I’ve often said my email is like a fire hose. Here’s an example of something that got lost in the stream and I didn’t find it until last night while…

Hump Day Hilarity – DECC The Halls

Josh writes of this development in the UK: Ed Davey’s performance yesterday at the Energy and Climate Change Committee, posted here, was a mix of horror and farce. DECC seem to live in…

Is the Bern Model Non-Physical?

Guest essay by Joe Born Is the Bern Model non-physical? Maybe, but not because it requires the atmosphere to partition its carbon content non-physically. A Bern Model for the response…