Atmospheric

Climate Change: Engineering Models Hope For Best Outcomes- And Any Chess Player Knows That's Terrible Strategy

Did you read a paper saying we can prevent ocean damage under climate change scenarios by dumping iron into water to spur phytoplankton growth? Germans did, and were so convinced they began doing illegal live experiments.  The model used a best-case scenar ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 9 2020 - 10:39am

Did Climate Change Kill Off 5 Species Of Humans?

Once upon a time, there were six different species of early humans. That's not science fiction, and they all belonged to the genus Homo, but only we Homo sapiens have survived. What killed  H. habilis, H. ergaster, H. erectus, H. heidelbergensis, and ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2020 - 12:37pm

Chaos, Chaos Everywhere

In 1996 (or thereabouts) the new Meteorology building was opened at the University of Reading. The inaugural lecture was given by Ed Lorenz, widely regarded as the father of modern Chaos Theory. In this biography from the National Academy of Sciences, Edwa ...

Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Oct 27 2020 - 10:26am

Cooking With Wood Increases Pollution: Real Pollution, Not The PM2.5 Virtual Kind

In 2013, the U.S. government told the World Bank they would not help fund centralized energy in developing nations unless it used their pet projects, wind and solar. Which developing nations could not use much less afford. We set back sanitation and hygien ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 25 2020 - 11:33am

Sulfate Aerosols Implicated In Climate Change

It's become increasingly hypocritical for wealthy countries to declare a hard stop on CO 2 emissions before poor countries even have centralized energy for cooking and water, but a new simulation finds that Draconian caps on quality of life in develop ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 11 2021 - 5:23pm

91% Of The World Don't Live In Polluted Air, And It Has Not Made COVID-19 Worse

COVID-19 has been worse than the coronavirus pandemics of 2012 and 2003 yet the air is cleaner than ever, so a new op-ed claiming that 'virtual' pollution- so small you can't see it without an electron microscope- is the reason SARS-CoV-2 ha ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 8 2021 - 9:45am

Winds Will Take Out The Larsen C Ice Shelf Before Climate Change Can

Antarctica’s fourth largest ice shelf, the Larsen C Ice Shelf located on the Antarctic Peninsula, risks collapse due to mountain winds, according to a recent presentation at annual meeting of the European Geophysical Union. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2021 - 5:01pm

Cows Are Not Killing The Climate

As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is a popular target for action. Advocates urge the public to eat less meat to save the environment. Some activists have called for taxing meat to reduce consumption of it. A key ...

Article - The Conversation - May 3 2021 - 12:45pm

Centralized Energy Will Be Better For Emissions And Health In Poor Countries- Even If It's Coal

In countries that have embraced centralized energy and migrated away from individual cooking with dung or wood, both public health and the emissions have improved. So why not pay for all developed countries to switch? The World Bank wanted to do that half ...

Article - News Staff - May 3 2021 - 2:14pm

The Naturalistic Fallacy That Holds Back Some In The West From Progress Keeps India From Lowering Emissions Too

A billion people still use wood for cooking and heating- and western countries are to blame. In the last decade, centralized energy production for developing countries was derailed unless they used solar or wind- neither of which are viable on their own. T ...

Article - News Staff - May 3 2021 - 2:19pm