An Exchange on Climate Science and Alarm

By Richard S. Lindzen CO2 Coalition note: This paper, originally published in 2008, has just achieved 300 reads on the ResearchGate website. It was prepared for a symposium at Yale University and suffered a very unusual publication history.  Dr. Lindzen had provided ResearchGate with an amended version that included an explanatory introduction, the inserted rebuttal 

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Sen. Chris Coons Wants Twitter to Hide Reality of ‘Global Warming’

By David Simon During a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Chris Coons demanded of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the social media giant ban statements that deny that climate change presents an existential threat. “You do, Mr. Dorsey, have policies against deep fakes or manipulated media, against COVID-19 misinformation, against things that violate civic integrity, but you 

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Modeling Land use Change and Forest Carbon Stock Changes in Temperate Forests in the United States

By Lucia Alejandra Fitts, Matthew B. Russell, Grant M. Domke, and Joseph K. Knight Abstract Background: Forests provide the largest terrestrial sink of carbon (C). However, these C stocks are threatened by forest land conversion. Land use change has global impacts and is a critical component when studying C fluxes, but it is not always 

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Researchers develop effective solid carbonation module to recycle industrial exhaust gas and byproducts

By Park Sae-Jin SEOUL –Researchers from a South Korean state research institute have developed a solid carbonation module device that can extract carbon dioxide from industrial exhaust gas and byproducts to create calcium carbonate more effectively than conventional methods. The device is expected to help a changeover to a zero-emission energy system. Calcium carbonate, which 

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How many km2 of solar panels in Spain would it take to power Germany?

By Dr. Lars Schernikau and Prof. William H. Smith Abstract Germany is responsible for about 2 % of global annual CO2 emissions from energy. To match Germany’s average annual electricity demand (~20 % of Germany’s final energy consumption) solely from solar photovoltaic panels located in Spain, about 9% of Spain would have to be covered with solar panels (45.000 km2). In addition, storage capacity totaling about 310 TWh would 

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A Solar-Climate Link in Arid Central Asia

Paper Reviewed Huang, C., Rao, Z., Li, Y., Yang, W., Liu, L., Zhang, X. and Wu, Y. 2020. Holocene summer temperature in arid central Asia linked to millennial-scale North Atlantic climate events and driven by centennial-scale solar activity. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 556: 109880, doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2020.109880. In the words of Huang et al. (2020), “millennial- and centennial-scale 

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Paving way for sustainable earth-abundant metal based catalysts for chemical fixation of CO2 into epoxides for cyclic carbonate formation

By Divya Prasad et al. ABSTRACT The involvement of CO2 as a renewable and abundant feedstock toward a carbon balanced future has led to production of several value-added products. The primary focus in the current effort is to assess fixation of CO2 and epoxides into cyclic carbonates by employing state-of-the-art metal complexes as promising catalytic 

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SEPP: Greenhouse Continued

By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)  Greenhouse Continued: For the past several weeks TWTW has described work by W. A. van Wijngaarden and W. Happer (W & H), on the thermal radiation of the five most abundant greenhouse gases. The most abundant greenhouse gas, water vapor, and the second most abundant, 

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