Wednesday, February 19, 2020

                             THE UNKINDEST CO2 CUT OF ALL


 19 February 2020

Coronavirus has temporarily reduced China’s CO2 emissions by a quarter

LAURI MYLLYVIRTA

As China battles one of the most serious virus epidemics of the century, the impacts on the country’s energy demand and emissions are only beginning to be felt.

Electricity demand and industrial output remain far below their usual levels across a range of indicators, many of which are at their lowest two-week average in several years. These include:


  • Coal use at power stations reporting daily data at a four-year low.
  • Oil refinery operating rates in Shandong province at the lowest level since 2015.
  • Output of key steel product lines at the lowest level for five years.
  • Levels of NO2 air pollution over China down 36% on the same period last year.
  • Domestic flights are down up to 70% compared to last month.

All told, the measures to contain coronavirus have resulted in reductions of 15% to 40% in output across key industrial sectors. This is likely to have wiped out a quarter or more of the country’s CO2 emissions over the past two weeks, the period when activity would normally have resumed after the Chinese new-year holiday.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

                        IF CARBON DIGS OUR SEPULTURE,
                            COMPOST SHALL EXHUME US,                GAUDEAMUS, IGITUR, JUVENES DUM SUMUS

Human compost funerals 

  'better for environment'

A body is seen covered by a sheet on a bed of woodchips                           The process takes 30 days and relatives can                          
                       then scatter the remains on plants or under a tree                      

A US firm has given scientific details of its "human composting" process for environmentally friendly funerals.
A pilot study on deceased volunteers showed that soft tissue broke down safely and completely within 30 days.
The firm, Recompose, claims that its process saves more than a tonne of carbon, compared to cremation or traditional burial.
It says that it will offer the world's first human composting service in Washington state from next February.
Speaking exclusively to BBC News, Recompose's chief executive and founder, Katrina Spade, said that concerns about climate change had been a big factor in so many people expressing interest in the service.
"So far 15,000 people have signed up to our newsletter. And the legislation to allow this in the state received bi-partisan support enabling it to pass the first time it was tabled," she said.
"The project has moved forward so quickly because of the urgency of climate change and the awareness we have to put it right."

Katrina SpadeImage copyrightRECOMPOSE
Image captionRecompose boss Katrina Spade says her plan has proved so popular because of climate change

Ms Spade spoke to me as results of the scientific study into the composting process, which Recompose calls natural organic reduction, was being presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Seattle.
"There is a loving practicability to it," she said, in one of the few interviews she has given since announcing details of the project a year ago.
She told me that she came up with the idea 13 years ago when she began to ponder her own mortality - at the ripe old age of 30!
"When I die, this planet, which has protected and supported me my whole life, shouldn't I give back what I have left? 
"It is just logical and also beautiful."
Ms Spade draws a distinction between decomposing and recomposing. The former is what happens when a body is above ground. Recomposing involves integrating it with the soil.
She claims that natural organic reduction of a body prevents 1.4 tonnes of carbon being released into the atmosphere, compared with cremation. And she believes there is a similar saving compared to traditional burial when transportation and the construction of the casket is taken into account.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

      ERA OF EPIC EPOCH DENIAL DAWNS IN OIL PATCH


 THE  IGNORAMOCENE ERA DAWNS, NOT WITH A BANG,
BUT A BOOK REVIEW, AT WATTS UP WITH THAT? 

The Shortest Book Ever Written

Since Rush Limbaugh has told his audience he believes the benthic bacteria that cause global warming go back as far as the Plasticene Era,  why is David Middleton raising Cain about post-modern geology ?

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

                             SNOWBALL FIGHT  ERUPTS  AS
                   UNIMPEACHABLE HOCKEY STICK CURVE
                                   IS REVEALED TO SENATE

                             CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS ADMONISHES
                    SENATOR INHOFE TO STOP THROWING LIKE A GIRL


SINCE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 
RADIATIVE  IMPEACHMENT  DOUBLING SENSITIVITY HAS RISEN TO 
 ~ 3  DISGRACED  INCUMBENTS PER 100 PPM CO2  DENIED 



Friday, January 24, 2020

WEATHERING THE DRUDGE REPORT AT CLIMATIC CHANGE

Volume 158, Issue 1

Weathering the storm or storming the norms? 

Moving gender equality forward in climate-resilient agriculture


  • Sophia HuyerEmail author
  • Samuel Partey
    This article is part of a Special Issue on “Gender Responsive Climate Smart Agriculture: Framework, Approaches and Technologies” 
    Edited by Sophia Huyer and Samuel Tetteh Partey

Potential of climate-smart agriculture in reducing women farmers’ drudgery in high climatic risk areas


  • Arun Khatri-ChhetriEmail author
  • Punya Prasad Regmi
  • Nitya Chanana
  • Pramod K. Aggarwal         First Online: 17 January 2019
  • Abstract
    Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) has a significant role to play in reducing the gender gap in labor burden for women in agriculture.
     A targeted approach to address this gap can be useful in developing a women-responsive climatic risk management plan focused on reducing their labor burden in agriculture, especially in areas with high climate risks. 
    The paper therefore presents a top–down approach to identify potential labor-saving CSA technologies for women farmers in areas facing high climate risks. It involves mapping women in agriculture, climate risks, and poverty hotspots and entails understanding the role of women in agricultural activities to identify the suitable CSA options for reducing the levels of labor drudgery... for Nepal where feminization of agriculture is rapidly increasing,

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

         TRUMP  DEFENSE BOMBSHELL:  RADIATIVE FORCING,
         FAKE IMPEACHMENT AND GLOBAL WARMING HOAX
                ARE PARTS OF THE SAME VAST CONSPIRACY

ACCORDING TO PRESIDENTIAL
 FREEDOM  LAUREATE  RUSH LIMBAUGH
   CONNECTING THE DOTS REVEALS
SO-CALLED "WARMING " TO BE  THE HANDIWORK OF A 200 YEAR OLD ELITIST WHIG CABAL 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CLIMATE MARKETS TUMBLE ON FALLING IGUANA FEARS

National Weather Service warns of falling iguanas
Updated 4:11 PM EST January 21, 2020
As the coldest air of the season spreads across the Eastern US, even some southern states are feeling the chill.
Tuesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Miami issued a rare forecast regarding cold temperatures but it was for iguanas. Yes, you read that correctly. 
I - guan - as
"Don't be surprised if you see iguanas falling from the trees tonight," tweeted the Miami National Weather Service office. 
The concern for people in South Florida is that these iguanas often sleep in trees, so when their bodies go dormant, they appear to fall from the sky onto streets, cars, pools, or even people walking around. And since iguanas are large -- adult males can reach 5 feet in length, and weigh up to 20 pounds -- this can be dangerous if one lands on top of you.

Monday, January 20, 2020

                 ANOTHER HARD DAY'S WORK ON K STREET

UNIMPEACHABLE SOURCES IN RAPLPH REED'S OFFICE REPORT WUWT'S CHARLES ROTTER, AND PAUL DRIESSEN AND DUGGAN FLANAKIN OF CFACT HAVE WON THE INCREDIBILITY TRIFECTA WITH  
 A PLAGIARIZED FACEBOOK FACTOID 
POSTED IN A BIRTHER BLOG

WUWT:
Fight fires with facts – not fake science




Pants on Fire!
Facebook posts
Quotes Benjamin Franklin as saying "We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."
— Facebook posts on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 in a Facebook post

No, Benjamin Franklin did not say ‘We are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid’


Another meme attempting to put words into the mouths of historical figures is making the rounds on Facebook.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

IN CASE OF WILDFIRE, PUT HEAD IN NEAREST SAND TRAP

It’s not just, as we see in Australia right now, that sports demand the cold. Marathons, cycling, or any outdoor sport that requires a superhuman cardiovascular ability are on the clock. In addition, golf could become something that has to be done inside a dome, as the destruction to local ecosystems caused by golf courses coupled with rising waters make caring for an 18-hole course exceedingly difficult.

Golf Digest reported that “out of 1,168 courses less than two meters above sea level, more than half are vulnerable to disappearance by the end of this century.” President “Global warming is a Chinese hoax” Trump has famously decided to design a sea wall to protect his own golf course in Doonbeg, Ireland...

As for the players at the Australian Open, climate catastrophe has become a workplace safety issue. One player, Canadian Vasek Pospisil, said, “It’s time for a players’ union. This is getting absurd.” Imagine if the players went on strike to cancel the Australian Open in the name of their own health as well as in solidarity with those affected by the fires. Such actions, once unthinkable, might soon become a necessity.

The sports world has for too long had its head in the sand when it comes to our ongoing climate catastrophe. That neutrality will no longer suffice. It can either strive to be a part of the solution or it can be an instrument of distraction. If they choose the latter, the minders of our games will be obscuring the severity of the problem even as their own sports sink into the sea or simply burn.

                      NEXT IN  THE AMERICAN THINKER
          ALCOHOL  KNOWN  ONLY  SINCE  PROHIBITION

Carbon Dioxide Known Only Since 1930

Thousands of children skipped school last week to march in the streets and demand government action about the hypothetical threat that human industrial activity will change the Earth's climate...
Scientists working under government grants tell us that we have to take action by 1999 or runaway global warming will be irreversible.   See:  Peter James Spielmann, "U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked," Associated Press, June 29, 1989.  Oh, wait.  That  didn't happen...  In any other area of life, would we keep listening to these people?

We do not know how much carbon dioxide was in Earth's atmosphere prior to the 1930s...
Guy Stewart Callendar -- who dreamed up the global warming scare -- rejected nearly all CO2 measurements before 1870 because of “relatively crude instrumentation” and recognized only twelve suitable data sets in the 20th century.   Callendar, G.P. “On the Amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere,” Tellus 10: 243-48. (1958)...

The existence of carbon dioxide was not confirmed until 1777 when chemist Antoine Lavoisier thought the gas was a compound of coal and discovered that it was produced by respiration (breathing) as well as by burning coal. 
We cannot measure carbon dioxide content of the Earth's past from air pockets in ice core samples.  First, gases can diffuse through solid walls.   Buy a helium balloon.  A week later the balloon will no longer be floating but on the ground.  The helium gas diffuses out through the walls.  We know that gas does not stay unchanged even in a closed container.

Testimony before the U.S. Senate made this clear in 2004:
Third, real science requires careful protocols.  A measuring instrument must be validated, calibrated, using a meaningful scale, and manufactured with consistency.  That's why the U.S. Government from its earliest days including various agencies to establish "weights and measures."
So, to use trapped gases from ice core samples, we would -- if we were doing real science -- have to put a known composition of gas into an ice air pocket, then come back thousands of years later, and re-test the gas composition.  That would be the kind of real science that the protesting students could have learned had they stayed in school.

Friday, January 17, 2020

                               REST, RUMMAGE OR TRUDGE ?

The Climate Trail: Survival game pits

 players against climate catastrophe

The developer wants to tap into people's emotions to teach 

them about the risks of unchecked climate change. 

"The Burn,” years of uncontrollable and widespread wildfires fueled by prolonged drought and unrelenting heat across the globe, has devastated much of the United States.You’re trapped in a survivor camp in the ruins of Atlanta along with thousands of other climate change refugees, and the only path to relative safety is due north into Canada.

You set off with a small band of people, among them 

Katherine, a former climate scientist; 

Albert, a hardened Army veteran of the Resource Wars; and 

Bonnie, whose parents died from the plague when permafrost melted, releasing the disease back into the environment. 

You provision your group with water, food, and a portable and valued currency, sorghum seeds, and begin an uncertain journey.

So begins “The Climate Trail“, a free (and ad-free) video game released this past fall that leaps from the pages of today’s climate change news and into a postapocalyptic future said to lie just a few decades ahead of us. It can be played on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows.

“The Climate Trail” was created by William Volk,..

As he developed the game, Volk says he thought of the Cormac McCarthy novel The Road, in which an unnamed catastrophe – maybe nuclear war, maybe the extreme consequences of climate change – have led to environmental ruin. He also was inspired by a fictional short story titled “A Full Life,” in which a teenager named Rue has her world unravel when she and her parents become climate change refugees. The story appeared in MIT Technology Review in a special issue on climate change in April 2019.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

                    ANTHROPOCENE ? WHAT ANTHROPOCENE?


The lastest thing in climate denial is announcing the non-existence of politically inconvenient geological eras, like this one:

Climate Change to Alter Death in the Anthropocene… Or Something Like That
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CHINA SYNDROME HITS GREATEST LIVING CLIMATEMAN

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

                 THE STOCKHOLM SOCK PUPPET SYNDROME

 TOXIC DOXX: WIRED ARTICLE REVEALS 


"Facebook Pages give public figures, businesses, and other entities a presence on Facebook that isn't tied to an individual profile...But a bug that was live from Thursday evening until Friday morning allowed anyone to easily reveal the accounts running a Page, essentially doxing anyone who posted to one... screenshots circulated on 4chan, Imgur, and social media appearing to show the accounts behind the official Facebook Pages of... Russian president Vladimir Putin, former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton [and]...climate activist Greta Thunberg,"



       CHICKEN LITTLE DEATH SQUAD FINDS NEW USE FOR
                                    CO2, THE GAS OF LIFE

www.co2science.org ⁎ Twitter: @CO2science

COEmissions, Fossil Fuel Use and Human Longevity
It is patently false and borderline fraudulent to claim rising COis enhancing human mortality rates, as many often do, when the data clearly demonstrate there are more people on earth today who are living longer and better lives because of rising COand fossil fuel use.
TWO BENEFICIARIES OF RISING CO2

Those of you who have been following our new Greening of Planet Earth Confirmed video series, know that nothing could be further from the truth. Fossil fuel use and the COemissions that are a byproduct of its combustion are not causing a climate crisis, but are instead providing great benefits to humanity and nature alike."


California Killed 1.2 Million Birds To Stop a Virus.
 Pet Owners Say They Were Terrorized.
The euthanasia campaign may be necessary to prevent the spread of the Newcastle disease, but bird owners say that it's being carried out in a cruel manner.
Workers kill birds by breaking their necks, shooting them with firearms, or suffocating them with CO2 gas—methods that officials maintain are humane.