Archive for the Global Warming Category

Alaska has huge amount of ice-trapped gas

Posted in Global Warming, Sustainable Energy with tags , , , on November 13, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Alaska has huge amount of ice-trapped gas

  • Uh huh.
  • Tell me, what would it take to sequester the carbon from all that gas?

Greenland Melting Ice (video)

Posted in Global Warming with tags , , , on September 27, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Greenland Weeps

Posted in Global Warming with tags , , on September 27, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Greenland Weeps

  • Political action on climate change evolves over a catastrophe surface.
  • One of the most important barriers on this surface is that the idea that sea level could rise significantly — tens of feet — during the lifetimes of those now living.
  • As long as the mindset of political actors and members of the public is allowed to stroll along in a believe that the problem will not be acute until after they’re dead, the problem will be too abstract to suggest immediate action to mitigate the problem.
  • I once thought that serious, rational contemplation of reversible but long-term problems would be enough for most people to get on board with early mitigation before the problems become acute.
  • But I was wrong. In-your-face meltdown seems to be the only effective motivator.
  • People talk about sheep. Now I see why.

Can rubber ducks help track a melting glacier?

Posted in Global Warming on September 22, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Can rubber ducks help track a melting glacier?

  • Rubber ducks.
  • Part of a sophisticated science experiment.
  • Whatever.

Turning CO2 Into Chalk And Sand

Posted in Global Warming, Sustainable Emissions on September 12, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Turning CO2 Into Chalk And Sand

  • Cutesy idea from another chemist’s laboratory.
  • How much energy does it take to move serpentine to where the CO2 is being emitted? Or are we going to compress or freeze the CO2 and move it to where the serpentine is mined?

Founder of the Weather Channel Debunked

Posted in Global Warming with tags on August 15, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Founder of the Weather Channel Debunked

  • You’d think this would be the last word about the dangerous fantasies of conspiracy theorist and TV weatherman John Coleman.
  • Of course it won’t be.
  • My favorite quote from Coleman’s recent ICECAP article: “I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct.”

Coastal Dead Zones: Global Spread, Alarming Pace

Posted in Global Warming, Sustainable Emissions, Sustainable Energy, The Green Life with tags , , , on August 15, 2008 by Leane Roffey Line

Will Dunham reports on the spreading of coastal dead zones.
The phrase “alarming pace” means something. This is a global problem that can be traced right back to nitrogen compounds, including those generated from burning fossil fuels.