Impacts of climate change on our water and energy systems: it’s complicated

“There have been many analyses on how climate change could affect the water and energy sectors separately, but those studies were not typically looking at interactions and feedbacks between the…

We Need to Say “Yes!” to Air Conditioning

  Guest Essay by Kip Hansen Contrary to the common mantra that we must turn the thermostat up on our air conditioners to cut down on electrical energy usage —…

Claim: CO2 makes you stupid? Ask a submariner that question

From Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, something that might finally explain Al Gore’s behavior – too much time spent indoors and in auditoriums giving pitches about the dangers of CO2. One…

Support: comet impact may have triggered the Younger Dryas period

From the University of South Carolina – PNAS: Topper site in middle of comet controversy By Peggy Binette, USC Did a massive comet explode over Canada 12,900 years ago, wiping…

AGW threat seen under every rock and behind every tree

Global warming threat seen in fertile soil of northeastern US forests In ‘vicious cycle,’ heat may boost carbon release into atmosphere, UCI-led study finds — Irvine, Calif., June 11, 2012 — Vast…

'Cap and Trade' fails for lack of incentives

Well, duh. From the DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory New research suggests cap and trade programs do not provide sufficient incentives for innovation Cap and trade programs to reduce emissions do…

Ben Santer's 17 year itch

Ben Santer issues a press release on Eurekalert today to “smack down” the non warming we’ve experienced over the last 10-12 years, as I pointed out here for the USA.…

Water evaporated from trees cools global climate

From the Carnegie Institution – maybe we should build more cooling towers. Washington, DC. — Scientists have long debated about the impact on global climate of water evaporated from vegetation.…

Quote of the week – the carbon munchies

Yes, but they didn’t inhale the electricity…