Wednesday, February 19, 2020
19 February 2020
Coronavirus has temporarily reduced China’s CO2 emissions by a quarter
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.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
TRUMP DEFENSE BOMBSHELL: RADIATIVE FORCING,
FAKE IMPEACHMENT AND GLOBAL WARMING HOAX
ARE PARTS OF THE SAME VAST CONSPIRACY
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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.
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"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.
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Sunday, January 19, 2020
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.
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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.
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Friday, January 17, 2020
The Climate Trail: Survival game pits
players against climate catastrophe
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.
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CO2 Emissions, Fossil Fuel Use and Human Longevity
It is patently false and borderline fraudulent to claim rising CO2 is 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 CO2 and fossil fuel use.
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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 CO2 emissions that are a byproduct of its combustion are not causing a climate crisis, but are instead providing great benefits to humanity and nature alike."
Pet Owners Say They Were Terrorized.
Workers kill birds by breaking their necks, shooting them with firearms, or suffocating them with CO2 gas—methods that officials maintain are humane.
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