Lamar Smith Claims: “Don’t Believe Hysteria Over Carbon Dioxide” #denier

Lamar Smith is a well-known climate denialist. Unfortunately, not only is he the elected U.S. Representative for Texas’s 21st congressional district, but he is also the Head of the House Science Committee. That is a position that he has abused by holding hearings that grant a platform to climate change deniers, and has also utilised this position … Read more

Accelerated Carbon Dioxide emissions from Alaskan tundra

A new study has exposed the reality of a fear that has existing for some time. As the permafrost increasingly thaws the organic carbon that is trapped there gets released. A new study of this in Alaska has revealed that this is exactly what is now happening. A paper that describes this study is available on PNAS, and is … Read more

Carbon Dioxide fast approaching 410 ppm – #climate

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In 1958 Charles Keeling began formally recording the levels of Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere from the NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. Prior to that we had no continuous and consistent measurements. What he revealed were two things … The seasonal variations in Carbon Dioxide levels (caused by plants bursting into life and absorbing carbon dioxide … Read more

Is there a better way to understand the impact of Carbon Dioxide?

We know that Carbon Dioxide is a greenhouse gas, and we can also measure the constantly rising seasonal variations of it. Is that it, or can we go even further with a deeper understanding? The TL;DR; (Too Long; Didn’t Read) answer is …yes, we can model how it flows. Using data gathered via NASA’s Orbiting Carbon … Read more

World Passes 400 PPM Threshold permanently

September 2016 now marks the point at which the carbon dioxide levels failed to drop below the 400 parts per million (ppm) measurement for the first time ever. The Mauna Loa Observatory has been the official recorder of the the levels of carbon dioxide because they are located far out in the Pacific on Hawaii far from the … Read more