April 2017 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

May 17th, 2017

Source: CO2 Science

Reviews by Dr. Craig Idso

Elevated CO2 Enhances the Removal of Cadmium and Lead Contamination from Toxic Soils (28 April 2017)
According to the authors of this study, “elevated CO2 benefited the microenvironment in the rhizosphere of R. pseudoacacia seedlings under Cd and Pb stress by increasing the concentration of dissolved organic carbon and organic compounds, microbial population, and microbial and enzyme activity”… Read the rest of this entry »

Real World energy and climate

May 17th, 2017

Source: SPPI

“The sky is falling” scare stories have no place in public interest science or policy

by John Coleman

Earth Day 2016 brought extensive consternation about how our Earth will soon become uninhabitable, as mankind’s activities of civilization trigger unstoppable global warming and climate change. President Obama used the occasion to sign the Paris climate treaty and further obligate the United States to slash its fossil fuel use, carbon dioxide emissions and economic growth. Read the rest of this entry »

Are we headed for a new solar minimum?

May 17th, 2017

Source: https://judithcurry.com/2016/06/27/are-we-headed-for-a-new-solar-minimum/

by Judith Curry

We can conclude that the evidence provided is sufficient to justify a complete updating and reviewing of present climate models to better consider these detected natural recurrences and lags in solar processes. – Jorge Sánchez-Sesma

In pondering how the climate of the 21st century will play out, solar variability has generally been dismissed as an important factor by the proponents of AGW. However, I think that it is important that scenarios of future solar variability and their potential impacts on climate should by considered in scenarios of future climate change.

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As Polar Bear Numbers Increase, GWPF Calls For Re-assessment Of Endangered Species Status

May 17th, 2017

Source: Global Warming Policy Foundation

On the occasion of International Polar Bear Day, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is calling on the U.S. Administration to re-assess the ‘endangered species’ status of polar bears. 
On May 15, 2008, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service listed the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The listing is based on the assumption that loss of sea ice threatens and will likely continue to threaten polar bear habitat.

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A Global Warming Surprise

May 17th, 2017

Source: American thinker

by Fred Singer

Exploring some of the intricacies of GW [Global Warming] science can lead to surprising results that have major consequences.  In a recent invited talk at the Heartland Institute’s ICCC-12 [Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change], I investigated three important topics:

1. Inconsistencies in the surface temperature record.

2. Their explanation as artifacts arising from the misuse of data.

3.  Thereby explaining the failure of IPCC to find credible evidence for anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Read the rest of this entry »

Ignorance, intolerance, violence

May 17th, 2017

Source: SPPI

Using junk science marches, ignorant professors, resistance and violence to drive public policy

by Paul Driessen

Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid it all, University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole helped illustrate how the marchers became so ignorant, insensitive and intolerant. Read the rest of this entry »

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

May 17th, 2017

Source:  SPPI

Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits

by Paul Driessen

President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size.

The review is long overdue. The act was intended to protect areas of historic, prehistoric or scientific value, with areas designated as monuments to be the smallest size compatible with the proper care and management of objects or sites to be protected. The first designation, the 1,347-acre Devils Tower National Monument (NM) respected that intent, as have most designations since then. Read the rest of this entry »

NYT Warms to Climate Change Skepticism

May 17th, 2017

Source:  http://www.newsmax.com/LarryBell/new-york-times-wall-street-journal/2017/05/15/id/790132/

Never imagining ever having an occasion to reference anything posted in The New York Times as evidence of climate sanity, an April 28 article brings gleeful tears of hope to these jaded eyes.

Titled “Climate of Complete Certainty,” the gray lady’s new op-ed writer Bret Stephens observes in his first-ever column entry, “We live in a world in which data conveys authority. But authority has a way of descending to certitude, and certitude begets hubris.” Read the rest of this entry »

Homogenization of Temperature Data By the Bureau of Meteorology

January 1st, 2017

Source: What’s Up With That?

by Brendan Godwin

Background

I worked for Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology – BOM for 2 years from 1973 to 1975. I was trained in weather observation and general meteorology. I spent 1 year observing Australia’s weather and 1 year observing the weather at Australia’s Antarctic station at Mawson.

As part of it’s Antarctic program, Australia drills ice cores at Law Dome near it’s Casey station. On our return journey in 1975 we repatriated a large number of ice cores for scientific analysis. The globe’s weather and climate records are stored in these ice cores for the past 1 million years approximately.

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How To Tell Who’s Lying To You: Climate Science Edition

January 1st, 2017

Source: Manhattan Contrarian

Scott Adams — known, among other things, as the cartoonist behind the Dilbert series — has an excellent blog on which he posts something thoughtful nearly every day.  His particular interest is in the arts of persuasion.  Recently he has dipped his toe into the subject of “climate science,” with a focus on the apparent inability of partisans on either side of the debate ever to convince a single person to come over from the other side.  Now, suppose you come to this debate with no scientific expertise and no ax to grind for either side.  The debate has very significant public policy implications, and understanding it is important to being an informed voter.  How are you to supposed to evaluate the arguments and come to a view?  Adams comments:

My bottom-line belief about climate science is that non-scientists such as myself have no reliable way to evaluate any of this stuff. Our brains and experience are not up to the task. When I apply my tiny brain to sniffing out the truth about climate science I see rock-solid arguments on both sides of the debate.

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Social Cost of Carbon

January 1st, 2017

Source:  Climate etc.

by David Wojick

The monster of all climate modeling efforts is the so-called Social Cost of Carbon (SCC). This involves what are called Integrated Assessment Models or IAMs. These models reflect the fact that, from a policy standpoint, the issue of climate change is simply an enormous environmental impact assessment.

An IAM begins with a CO2 emission model, then adds a climate change model, plus a physical damage-from-climate change model, followed by a global economic damage (from the physical damage) model. This complex combination of models is the ‘integration’ part.

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Skeptical Climate Scientists Coming In From the Cold

January 1st, 2017

Source: Real Clear Investigations

In the world of climate science, the skeptics are coming in from the cold.

Researchers who see global warming as something less than a planet-ending calamity believe the incoming Trump administration may allow their views to be developed and heard. This didn’t happen under the Obama administration, which denied that a debate even existed. Now, some scientists say, a more inclusive approach – and the billions of federal dollars that might support it – could be in the offing.

“Here’s to hoping the Age of Trump will herald the demise of climate change dogma, and acceptance of a broader range of perspectives in climate science and our policy options,” Georgia Tech scientist Judith Curry wrote this month at her popular Climate Etc. blog.

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Response for Letter to Trump

December 27th, 2016

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/09/25/political-science-reply-375-concerned-members-national-academy-sciences/

Christopher Monckton

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, William M. Briggs, David R. Legates, Anthony Lupo, Istvan Marko, Dennis Mitchell, & Willie Soon

25 Sep 2016

Some 375 political activists attached to the National Academy of Sciences, supporting the totalitarian view on the climate question, have recently issued an open letter saying we “caused most of the historical increase in atmospheric levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.”

In fact, the extent of our influence on climate is not “settled science.” Only 0.3% of twelve thousand papers published in learned journals claimed that recent warming was mostly manmade. The 375 activists are entitled to their opinion, but the scientific community’s peer-reviewed results overwhelmingly fail to endorse their narrow view that recent warming was predominately manmade. Read the rest of this entry »

Swamp Draining Will Expose Corrupt Climate Crocodiles

December 13th, 2016

Source: Newsmax

Massively wealthy climate fear prophet and green government subsidy profiteer Al Gore finally has something real to be alarmed about. And yes, it’s quite the opposite of rising sea levels. Responding to President-elect Trump’s pledge to drain the Washington, D.C. swamp of corruption, their Dec. 5 meeting must have tracked lots of muddy footprints onto plush Trump Tower carpets.

The discussion reportedly delved into murky science waters of manmade disaster concerning an inconvenient croc. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump’s EPA pick will make Obama regret his environmental overreach

December 12th, 2016

Source: The Hill

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is as clear a signal as the incoming administration can send with regard to its environmental policies.

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