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New Paper Shows Profound Urban Warming Impact

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailA new paper written by Maeng-Ki Kim, Department of Atmospheric Science, Kongju National University, and Seonae Kim of the Applied Meteorology Research Team, Environmental Prediction Research Inc. of Korea has been published by the Journal of Atmospheric Environment.The two scientists examined cities in South Korea and the urban heat island effect. Hat-tip: Dr. Ghana. […]

CRASH! European Carbon Market Plummets

CRASH! European Carbon Market Plummets

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPortuguese website Ecotretas here informs us that the European carbon market, the EU Emissions Allowances, has crashed over 20% last week alone, see the following chart. Read more about what is behind the crash at Ecotretas In the scheme, carbon emission allowances, called EU Allowances (EUAs), are allocated to specific industrial sectors and cap the total […]

Documentary On The German “Waldsterben” Hysteria – Looking Back 30 Years

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+email30 years ago Waldsterben (forest dieback) was probably Germany’s first post-war environmental hysteria to grip the country. Today we see that all the prophecies of doom were completely wrong. The excellent Michael Miersch brings our attention to this oustanding arte Franco-German documentary called “The Forests are Dying Again“ (in German, and here in French), which takes a look back […]

Urban Warming – Where Does It Come From?

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailBy Ed Caryl My last article, Anthropogenic Global Warming is Real (But It’s Not From CO2, contained the statement: “No one (to my knowledge) has researched what part of the global temperature rise is due to energy use. All energy use ultimately goes to heat. This is what causes the heat islands.” This raised eyebrows […]

Anthropogenic Global Warming Is Real - But It’s Not All From CO2

Anthropogenic Global Warming Is Real – But It’s Not All From CO2

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailBy Ed Caryl There have been multiple studies of solar influence on global and regional temperature changes. Just of few of them are here, here, here, and here. This author made a contribution to the question here. Many of these studies show a some correlation of the sun’s output versus temperature, but most researchers […]

The Debate On Mercury Emission Standards

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailNo, I’m not becoming a warmist or a tree-hugger. But I am pleased to give environmentally concerned citizens the microphone here. The following is from Scott Portman of Atlanta, who politely asked to have his essay published here. It’s about the EPA and regulating mercury. I’m in favour of reducing mercury emissions, as long […]

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Glaciers – The Dark Side. It’s Not the CO2 Carbon

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailEd Caryl has become a regular contributor here, and today he presents insights on the causes of glacial melt. Here he discusses how absorption of solar energy by soot and Black Carbon contribute significantly to glacial melting and that CO2 is a minor factor.   Glaciers – The Dark Side. It’s Not the CO2 […]

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