I think I will start to close down comments on some of the guide articles as the comment threads get too long and meandering, and instead direct people from there to dedicated "open threads". So consider this the first implementation of that idea for the article "CO2 Lags, not leads". Comments there are now closed. … Continue reading Revisiting CO2 Lags, not Leads
This just reported today from the Washington Post: The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposal today finding greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public's health and welfare, a determination that could trigger a series of sweeping regulations affecting everything from vehicles to coal-fired power plants. In a statement issued at noon, EPA administrator … Continue reading EPA Proposes Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
I am a bit slow off the mark with this posting from Nature's Climate Feedback blog, but last month they put up a little news about iron fertilization of oceans as a geoengineering technique for removal of atmospheric CO2. Have a read, but in a nutshell: that Indo-German experiment is going forward in the Southern … Continue reading Iron fertilization: Too good to be true?
In the climate debates, I hear it all the time: why should the US do anything when China and India are the fastest growing and largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet? Though I make it a personal policy to never discussion mitigation policies with characters who will not even accept the reality of … Continue reading China and India: Just what should their CO2 responsibilities be?
Thanks to Crakar14, I came across this article from the India Times online: In a major breakthrough that could help in the fight against global warming, a team of five Indian scientists from four institutes of the country have discovered a naturally occurring bacteria which converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into a compound found in limestone … Continue reading Indian experts find bacteria to beat global heat
Oceans are 'soaking up less CO2' is the headline of a recent BBC News article. (Well, it is recent in most senses of the word though not in blogger-land...Rabbet Run discusses it here, Stoat did it here, and Michael Tobis blogged about it here). So the news is that a some new research indicates that … Continue reading Oceans are ‘soaking up less CO2’
Real Climate has a good post on geo-engineering and why it is only fitting as a final act of desperation, not a policy platform. It expresses very well all my own misgivings (it's a terribly dangerous one-chance-to-get-it-right experiment on the entire planet, it commits the human race to centuries of climatic meddling, it will ultimately … Continue reading Another big problem with geoengineering