Tag Archives: CO2

Problem – reinforced concrete

Concrete cancer: not pretty. Sarang/Wikimedia Commons  By itself, concrete is a very durable construction material. The magnificent Pantheon in Rome, world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, is in excellent condition after nearly 1,900 years. .. repair and rebuilding costs of concrete infrastructure, just in United … Continue reading

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But Cape Grim recorded 480ppm CO2e in 2013 already

This is at least getting plenty attention about climate change in mainstream media. Isn’t it sad that usual pundits are saying it’s just another number, of no particular significance. Equivalent readings in northern hemisphere have been up there previously but … 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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Scientists find human fingerprints all over Australia’s hottest year on record

“Another study led by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology looked in particular at that hot 2013 September, when the maximum temperatures were 3.32C above the long-term average (what they were between 1961 and 1990).” Could this be why Abbott/Newman want Royal … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Direct Measure Of Atmospheric CO2 May Lose Its Funding

How desperate is this? >readmore> ThinkProgress

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The Extraordinary Climate And Environmental Legacy Of Henry Waxman

Of course, Australia copied EPA from USA, but made it a toothless tiger…There is no EPA regulation of CO2 without Waxman.. The reason that President Obama has the ability to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is because … Continue reading

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Earth ‘may be doubly sensitive’ to CO2

You may think the prospect of climate change is alarming, a call to action to slow down our emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. You’re almost certainly right. But some scientists are now suggesting you should be much more … Continue reading

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$48 – the right price for a tonne of CO2?

Interesting news in USA as Obama administration gives even more teeth to their EPA( as our giants contenders for PM compete to cut more “green tape” and further emasculate our EPA) >readmore> ClimateSpectator

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Why Australia’s electricity footprint is more than double California’s

Of course, we knew we were bad but not this bad! Hazelwood continues to operate at 1.5tonne CO2 per MWh electricity, compared with 1 tonne for black coal power. Of course it receives exemptions and pays $0 for all the … Continue reading

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Plants Blamed for Human Deaths in Heat Waves

Normally, plants absorb ozone through stomata, small holes in their leaves. Heatwaves cause closed stomata, absorbing less ozone. More ozone buildsup in air. … found this loss of ozone absorption resulted in estimated 460 additional human deaths in U.K. during hot summer … Continue reading

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