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Investors chip in as renewables rise towards record level

“Once again in 2014, renewable made up nearly half the power capacity added worldwide,” said Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP.  University of California Berkeley, reported in Nature Climate Change that solar energy alone could meet the demands of the state of California in … Continue reading

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Forests love CO2. Or do they?

It sounds logical, but unfortunately it’s not that simple. While in the short-term the trees may profit from greater CO2 levels, their faster rates of growth may seem them suck nutrients out of the soil at much faster rates. Add … Continue reading

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50th anniversary few remember: LBJ’s warning on carbon dioxide

It’s a key moment in climate change history that few remember: This week marks the 50th anniversary of the first presidential mention of the environmental risk of carbon dioxide pollution from fossil fuels…President Lyndon Baines Johnson, in a February 8, … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide’s invisibility is what causes global warming

This explains latest Tony Abbott proclamation about CO2, including that it’s weightless. Surely if this was true, he wouldn’t feel any air resistance and be able to travel at infinite speed on his bicycle. Sorry Tony, looks like you’re weightless. … Continue reading

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Nature…Carbon is forever

…most CO2 is absorbed by oceans over a few hundred years, first  into surface waters, and eventually into deeper waters… vast, surface waters absorb so much CO2, then currents of fresh water, from the deep, swallow more…several thousand years for most … Continue reading

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