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Climate Intervention: NAS DAC Review — Atmospheric CO2 Removal and Sequestration Costs

By Abrupt changes, CO2 Removal and Sequestration, Negative emissions, Solutions, Strategy

A quick note on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s review of climate pollution reform technologies: Climate Intervention — Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration, June 2017. Theoretical academic publishing on the current state of direct air capture technologies, continues to color academic literature with very dated and inaccurate statements.  Part of the challenge…

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Why Swapping Coal for Gas is Really Bad Policy

By CO2, Emissions, Emissions Scenarios, Methane, Policy, Scenarios, Solutions

Coal definitely creates less net warming in the short-term because of aerosols. Aerosols pollution emitted from coal is basically smog. The sulfates in smog rom burning fossil fuels are global cooling pollutants. Coal has far more sulfate pollution than oil and oil has far more sulfates than natural gas. Though natural gas emits less CO2…

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CO2 emissions from the Southern Ocean (and) Climate Models are Different from Weather Models

By Antarctica

We have another mechanism conspiring to launch our planet into abrupt climate change. The Great Southern Ocean, or the Antarctic ocean is the culprit this time. Work out of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Columbia University, Cambridge and Princeton has taken a million year look at sediment two sediment cores from the Antarctic. They found…

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Organic Gardeners Rejoice! Methane From Compost is OK

By What we can do

Methane: so much news.  First, methane from the decomposition of recently grown organic stuff is not really a problem. How ’bout that. It’s fossil methane that’s a problem.  Recently grown organic material cycles through the growth/decay process rapidly relative to climate change’s semi-geologic timescale. So it’s factored in to the equation. Burning fossil fuels releases…

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A Fracking Mess It Is

By Methane

International Energy Agency (IEA) Says Oil Shall Fracking May Kill Alternatives: The Bad News Is That Natural Gas Production Produces Greater Warming than Coal The International Energy Association (IEA) in their new report “Golden Rules for the Golden Age of Gas” says cheap natural gas from fracking oil shale may kill the budding alternative energy…

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Scientific American Says (Erroneously) Atmospheric Capture Infeasible: Handing a Huge Piece of Pie to the Denying Delayers

By Uncategorized

I am talking about climate science business as usual.  As in: classic conservative science. The scientists responsible for this report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences are stuck inside of their science as usual box. This a long a ridiculous debate where the “air capture” of CO2, in the world of industrial…

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Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Today are Double What We Thought

By CO2

Breecker, et. al., Atmospheric CO2 concentrations during ancient greenhouse climates were similar to those predicted for A.D. 2100, PNAS, October 2009. http://www.pnas.org/content/107/2/576.full.pdf+html Between 65 and 300 million years ago, during the Permian and Mesozoic greenhouse climate eras. The new discoveries have come from two places now. Originally, these 3,000 ppm CO2 concentration analysis came from…

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Take CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Now, Cornell

By CO2 Removal and Sequestration

A study by a team from Cornell says the IPCC is conservative.  Press Release, Cornell:  World policymakers have underestimated climate change impacts, says Cornell expert: Carbon must be scrubbed from atmosphere. Charles H. Greene, Cornell professor of Earth and atmospheric science, has published in the peer-reviewed journal Oceanography (March 2010).  Greene is joined on the…

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China Emits Far More CO2 Than We Understand

By Emissions

Traditional methods of determining CO2 emissions are based on energy production. The obvious drawback to this method is that the producing country can export the goods produced from the energy that causes the emissions. The exported goods are then consumed, or used in other countries.  This is the final depository for "outsourced" manufacturing or other…

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Airborne Fraction of CO2: Concentration vs. Load

By CO2

The Airborne Faction Discussion:  This topic is controversial only in the minds of radical climate skeptics. Actually there is controversy, but it is totally different from what the radical climate skeptics (RCS) is saying. What RCS propaganda says is that because the airborne fraction is not increasing, there is no basis for climate change. What…

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Director Pachauri says CO2 must peak by 2015

By CO2

In an interview with the AFP Pachauri said that the emphasis for emissions reductions for 2050 needed to be place on 2020 because of the unanticipated acceleration of climate change. "Strong and urgent action is needed" said Pachauri in a meeting of the ministers of the International Energy Agency in Paris. Pauchauri is chairman of…

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