Monthly Archives: February 2020

Carbon capture has nothing to do with trees; not a trillion trees, not even 1 tree

“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently unveiled a series of bills aimed at spending taxpayer money on carbon capture and storage research, subsidizing ongoing capture and storage, and promoting the so-called Trillion Trees Initiative.” click here

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Global warming reduces risk of extreme weather

Daily confirmed coronavirus cases in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan Thailand, and USA

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click here for the source of the above figure.

 

 

NOAA temperature claims are unreliable and manipulated

“NOAA claims that the area of the US with unusually hot summer afternoon temperatures has increased in the US over the past 50 years to record levels.” click here

Japan building coal power plants

” Japan Goes Into Reverse on Going Green
The country abandoned nuclear energy and is building coal plants that will spew as much CO2 as all the cars in the U.S.” click here

Solar and wind installations cause serious environmental damage

“The Green New Deal is anything but ‘clean’ or ‘green.’ Even the relatively modest numbers of solar and wind installations in the United States today are causing serious environmental damage.” click here

Alaskan glaciers have not retreated, but many have advanced

R. W. McNabb R. Hock. Alaska tidewater glacier terminus positions, 1948–2012. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Volume 119, Issue 2
https://doi.org/10.1002/2013JF002915

A significant portion of the world’s glacier ice drains through tidewater outlets, though much remains unknown about the response to recent climate change of tidewater glaciers. We present a 64 year record of length change for 50 Alaska tidewater glaciers. We use U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps to provide a base length for glaciers before 1970. Using all available cloud‐free Landsat images, we manually digitize calving front outlines for each glacier between 1972 and 2012, resulting in a total of more than 10,000 outlines. Tidewater glacier lengths vary seasonally; focusing on the 36 glaciers terminating in tidewater throughout the study period, we find a mean (± standard deviation) seasonal variation of 60± 85 m a−1. We use these oscillations to determine the significance of interannual changes in glacier length. All 36 glaciers underwent at least one period (≥1 year) of significant advance or retreat; 28 glaciers underwent at least one period of both significant advance and retreat. Over the entire period 1948–2012, 24 of these glaciers retreated a total (± uncertainty) of 107.95±0.29 km, 11 advanced a total of 7.71±0.20, and one (Chenega Glacier) did not change significantly. Retreats and advances are highly variable in time; several glaciers underwent rapid, short‐term retreats of a few years duration. These retreats occurred after large changes in summer sea surface temperature anomalies; further study is needed to determine what triggered these retreats. No coherent regional behavior signal is apparent in the length record, although two subregions show a coherence similar to recent observations in Greenland.