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EMISSIONS: World ramps up fossil fuel use as it promises to lower CO2

The world will consume far more fossil fuels than what’s anticipated under the Paris Agreement, in an oil and gas splurge that threatens to overshoot global goals on climate change, the United Nations and other research groups warned today.

Venice Floods: A Very Old Problem Gets A New Twist…

The annual flooding of Venice is now your fault. Venice has been battling rising water levels since the fifth century. But today, the water seems to be winning. Several factors, both natural and man-made (none of which have anything to…

Climate Extremism In The Age Of Disinformation

Do the global warming wars ever change anyone’s mind? I suppose there are a few people whose minds have been changed. As I recall, Judith Curry has said Climategate (now “celebrating” its 10-year anniversary) was her wake-up call that institutionalized…

Venetian Flooding: Past Sea Levels Were Feet Higher Under Much Lower CO2 Levels

Paleoclimate evidence shows there is little to no link between atmospheric CO2 concentration and relative sea level. Venice, the treasure of Italy, is a city built on a mud swamp. Consequently, in the last 100 years, it has sunk about…

Curiosity’s ‘mind-boggling’ new Mars mystery: oxygen

Scientists are still trying to figure out where Mars’ methane comes from. Now there’s a new mystery that might be connected: unusual fluctuations of oxygen in Mars’ atmosphere, detected by the Curiosity rover.

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RACE FOR PRESIDENT: Dems seek to disrupt global oil trade and impose CO2 fees

One of the biggest challenges of global warming is the global part — insomuch that 7.7 billion people have a limited amount of time to band together and transform the way the modern world lives, works and travels.

Greta Getting Flak For Taking ‘Plastic Yacht’ Back To Europe

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg eschews jet travel based on her opposition to greenhouse-gas emissions, but her return trip to Europe isn’t entirely carbon-neutral. Twelve weeks after sailing into New York City, Greta hitched a ride back to Europe Wednesday…

Climate Science Proves Scams Don’t Die From Exposure

It’s the tenth anniversary next week of the 2009 Climategate email dump that exposed top climate scientists’ chicanery and subversion of science – and did so in their own words and out of their own mouths, or keyboards. I’ll list…

The global distribution of freshwater plants is controlled by catchment characteristics

(Faculty of Science – University of Copenhagen) Unlike land plants, photosynthesis in many aquatic plants relies on bicarbonate in addition to CO2 to compensate for the low availability of CO2 in water. A study in the scientific journal SCIENCE by Iversen and co-authors shows that the abundance of plant species with the ability to use bicarbonate increases in hard water lakes with greater bicarbonate concentrations. In streams, where the CO2 concentration is higher than in air, bicarbonate users are few.

Atomically dispersed Ni is coke-resistant for dry reforming of methane

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Scientists at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have now developed completely coke-resistant Ni-based single-atom catalyst (SAC).