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climate changeGenetically Engineered Plants To Reduce Atmospheric Methane and Global Warming

Guest Post by Neil Farbstein Neil Farbstein contact info; vnbcibnc@gmail.com Methane in the atmosphere is a very potent greenhouse gas. Over a 20-year period, methane traps 84 times more heat per mass unit than carbon dioxide. There is a distinct …

climate changeBoosting Plants to Close the CO2 Absorption Gap

Terrestrial plants (land based plants) are removing about 29 percent of our emissions that would otherwise contribute to growth of the atmospheric CO2 concentration. What Lucas Cernusak, ecoyphysiologist from James Cook University in Australia, model analysis showed is that the …

climate changeLet’s Stop Pretending That Good Plans Have Been Tried to Fix the Climate

Jonathan Franzen wrote an article at the New Yorker called “What if We Stopped Pretending – We need to Admit we cannot prevent the climate apocalypse”. This article is full of incorrect beliefs and statements. Franzen says – “The struggle …

climate changeEmpress Trees Are The Best Tree to Solve Global Carbon Dioxide Problem

Adding about 10% more global forest using Empress Splendor trees would offset all of the CO2 generated by human civilization each year. The US and Canada have 3.2 billion acres of forest (1.3 billion hectares). Forests cover 31 percent of …

climate changeTrees for a Complete Solution to Extra CO2 and Climate Change

A new study of trees from the journal Science indicates that added trees could store 830 billion tons of CO2. The world has room for 900 million hectares of trees. This would be over 1 trillion trees added to the …

climate changeFixing Energy and Transportation or Use Environmental Judo

Changing energy and transportation in the US in an expensive way will not by itself deflect world greenhouse gas emissions. It will cost about $50-200 per ton of CO2 doing it that way. And it will take many decades. The …

carsSwitzerland Has Clean Energy and One Third of US CO2 Emissions Per Person

Switzerland gets 95% of its electricity from nuclear and hydroelectric power. Both nuclear and hydro have almost zero CO2 emissions. Switzerland has a population of 8.5 million people. Switzerland gets electricity from Hydropower plants, 56% and Nuclear power plants, 39%. …

climate changeFrance and Europe Have Hot Days And Some Predict More Frequent Heat Waves

Hot days in France are a big concern because the country does not have much air conditioning and 15,000 people died in a heatwave in 2003. The French national weather service activated its highest level heat danger alert for the …