Category Archives: climate change

BECCS keeps on truckin’ in IL

A quick update on ADM’s Illinois ethanol plant w/ carbon capture and storage (previously discussed here): ADM Carbon Capture Reaches 1 Million Metric Tons Apparently they’ve geologically sequestered 1,000,000 Mg CO2 fixed from the atmosphere by corn plants since 2011.  … Continue reading

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Climate change from an investor’s perspective

Useful angle to think about climate change from an investor’s perspective. Investors are always balancing risk and maybe this is a great way to think about climate change. http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/10/climate-market-fluctuations As this article demonstrates, when you look at global temperature means … Continue reading

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NASA animation- Six Decades of a Warming Earth

Big changes within my lifetime!

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The godfather of geoengineering*

In this week’s Science there’s an interesting article about David Keith of Harvard University, who has long been one of the most prominent voices on the subject of geoengineering: Dr. Cool The article is particularly interesting in that it touches … Continue reading

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So much for the Australian carbon tax

So remember our past posts about the Australian carbon tax, i.e. Paul wondering if the hybrid approach might yield empirical evidence for the relative efficacy of taxes vs. cap-&-trade schemes, and me wondering how the country’s estimated abatement cost curve … Continue reading

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TV drama like details of last summer’s iron dumping revealed

This article seems to have the full story on last summer’s geoengineering “experiment” that we posted about..You can’t make this stuff up! http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/company+centre+iron+dumping+scandal+stands+convictions/8860731/story.html

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Update to ‘IPCC systematically low-balling climate estimates?’

Four months ago I wrote a post about how several speakers at the AGU 2012 Fall Meeting suggested that the IPCC may be systematically underestimating several key climate change-related parameters (total anthropogenic GHG emissions, Arctic ice melt rates, sea level … Continue reading

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