New Zealand Government Proposes Breeding Larger Cattle to Defeat Climate Change

According to the New Zealand government, so long as farmers continue productivity improvements, increasing the meat content per head of cattle, it should be possible to maintain current meat production…

UK Company Develops Climate Change Masks for Cows

According to Wired, a new bovine burp mask fitted with a catalytic converter catches methane expelled from cows and converts it to CO2 and water. Methane is a more powerful…

The moon controls the release of methane in Arctic Ocean

It may not be very well known, but the Arctic Ocean leaks enormous amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane. These leaks have been ongoing for thousands of years but…

Regarding results of GOSAT-2 data analysis and the start of their public release

Column-averaged dry-air mole fractions of carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide retrieved from satellite data NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Science Business Announcement Greenhouse gasses Observing SATellite-2 “IBUKI-2” (GOSAT-2) is…

The Guardian: Joe Biden’s $1.7 Trillion Investment Could Reduce Global Warming by 0.1C

The Guardian has inadvertently revealed the utter futility of throwing trillions of dollars of borrowed government money into the bottomless renewable energy pit.

Reducing Cows´ Methane Emissions

That’s why we’re working to change our cows’ diet and help fight climate change.

New Study: Climate Impact Of Grazing Cattle Overestimated

From The Global Warming Policy Foundation Date: 05/06/20 Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor The climate impact of grass-fed cattle may have been exaggerated as scientists find emissions of a…

Methane emitted by humans vastly underestimated, researchers find

University of Rochester Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and large contributor to global warming. Methane emissions to the atmosphere have increased by approximately 150 percent over the past three…

“How dare you!” Will Happer “calls methane ‘irrelevant’ to climate”.

Guest eye-rolling by David Middleton From the American Association for the Advancement of Science of America… In unpublished paper, former White House climate adviser calls methane ‘irrelevant’ to climateBy Scott…

Curiosity Detects Unusually High Methane Levels

From NASA June 23, 2019 This week, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission — about 21 parts per…

Genetic breakthrough on tropical grass could help develop climate-friendly cattle farms

The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce negative impacts of cattle farming. The grass captures carbon, reduces gas emissions from soils, restores degraded…

Methane production and emissions in trees and forests

Lots and lots of implications for climate models and GHG budgets. From New Phytologist Kristofer R. Covey J. Patrick Megonigal First published: 06 December 2018   https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15624 Summary Forest ecosystem methane…

Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds

From EurekAlert! Public Release: 3-Jan-2019 Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds University of Bristol Melting ice sheet release tons of methane into the atmosphere,…

US Court Rejects EPA Attempt to Delay Obama Era Methane Regulations

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has rejected a motion to delay implementation of Obama era methane emission laws…

Some thoughts on radiative transfer and GHG's

Guest post by Reed Coray The following example illustrates the issues I have with reasoning often used to argue that increasing the amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere will…

Open thread weekend

I’m taking a blog holiday this weekend. Right now I’m watching the History channel 2 (H2) while some off the rails eco-scientist explains to us why we are all going…

Quantifying the moo

From the USDA, via Eurekalert. The goal was quantifying the moo. Next step, regulation. Hello $10/gallon milk.  In the first detailed study on emissions from large-scale dairies, ARS researchers found…

Methane, the other worrisome GHG – coming to a dairy farm near you

Via Eurekalert: Measuring methane Researchers develop technique to measure methane gas from cattle MADISON, WI, MARCH 1, 2011 – Methane is an extremely potent greenhouse gas. Wetlands, gas hydrates, permafrost,…