Category Archives: Carbon Dioxide

Scientific facts about CO2

“The consistent pattern of the IPCC reveals demonization and misrepresentations of CO2. Here are some basic facts about CO2 that illustrate the discrepancy between what the IPCC claim and what science knows.” click here

Perhaps China understands that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. Just wondering….

“….the Chinese government are realists.

They have the expertise to build coal power plants, they have the coal to supply them, and above all they have the finance.

Constructing coal plants as part of its Belt and Road strategy makes perfectly good business sense to China, as well as building influence with its client states.” click here

Green New Deal has no environmental benefits

“A GND policy would yield no benefits in its central energy, environment, and climate context, but it would impose very large economic costs.” click here

Carbon dioxide is greening the earth

Alexander J. Winkler, Ranga B. Myneni, Georgii A. Alexandrov, Victor Brovkin. Earth system models underestimate carbon fixation by plants in the high latitudes. Nature Communications, volume 10, 885, 2019. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08633-z

Most Earth system models agree that land will continue to store carbon due to the physiological effects of rising CO2 concentration and climatic changes favoring plant growth in temperature-limited regions. But they largely disagree on the amount of carbon uptake. The historical CO2 increase has resulted in enhanced photosynthetic carbon fixation (Gross Primary Production, GPP), as can be evidenced from atmospheric CO2 concentration and satellite leaf area index measurements. Here, we use leaf area sensitivity to ambient CO2 from the past 36 years of satellite measurements to obtain an Emergent Constraint (EC) estimate of GPP enhancement in the northern high latitudes at two-times the pre-industrial CO2 concentration (3.4 ± 0.2 Pg C yr−1). We derive three independent comparable estimates from CO2 measurements and atmospheric inversions. Our EC estimate is 60% larger than the conventionally used multi-model average (44% higher at the global scale). This suggests that most models largely underestimate photosynthetic carbon fixation and therefore likely overestimate future atmospheric CO2 abundance and ensuing climate change, though not proportionately.

Carbon dioxide is good for grain production

“In Germany and the USA as well, yields per hectare of cultivated land have risen sharply since 1960. Maize in Germany by approx. 130% and for wheat in Germany by approx. 120%. This is more than doubling. Maize in the USA has jumped by approx. 110%, for wheat in the USA approx. 75%. So almost doubling.” click here

Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant

“CO2 is therefore an integral part of the natural, virtuous circle of life. It does no harm to our air quality. It does no harm to our children’s health.” click here

United States leads the world in reducing carbon dioxide emissions

“Additionally hidden from public view by climate alarmists supporters is the fact that not only are future U.S. energy use and emissions growth irrelevant to global growth that is driven by the world’s developing nations but that the U.S. is leading all nations in reducing CO2 emissions through its market driven energy policy that has been incredibly effective and successful unlike what has occurred with the failures of EU energy policy.” click here