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australiaThe Oceans and Kelp are Critical to Solving Climate Change

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Trees can help with climate change and CO2 emissions but we would need about 150 Brazilian rain forests to offset current global emissions. This would be about 50 trillion trees. A more powerful biological offset would be to use kelp …

climate changeCold Weather, Electric Cars and Regular Cars

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Tesla cars and other electric vehicles are having trouble with the cold weather hitting much of the United States. However, Canadians deal with cold weather every winter and Canadian Tesla owners did not have more problems than regular car owners. …

air pollutionChina Cleaned Up Beijing Air First and Now Targets Big Truck Pollution

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China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment is targeting having 90+ percent diesel trucks capable of meeting emission standards by 2020. China has more than half of the world’s big trucks and these trucks cause most of the particulate air pollution. …

climate changeDecomposition is Slower With Global Warming Which Means Less Future Warming

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Tropical forests store about a third of Earth’s carbon and about two-thirds of its above-ground biomass. Most climate change models predict that as the world warms, all of that biomass will decompose more quickly, which would send a lot more …

climate changeTexas Has Oil Past 2050 and Telling Real-Life JR Ewings to Stop Will Not Work

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The US Geological Survey has performed an updated survey of the primary oil basin in Texas and doubled their estimate of technically recoverable oil and gas from 2016. Fracking Technology Keeps Improving They did not change how much oil they …

air pollutionWhy is Geoengineered Cooling Bad and Untested if We Have Been Doing it With Sulfur Dioxide Air Pollution for Decades?

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A report in Nature says that China’s sulfur dioxide air pollution has been geoengineering earth cooling by up to 0.7 degrees celsius for decades. China reduced sulfur dioxide emissions from its power plants by 7–14% between 2014 and 2016. Mainstream …

air pollutionCleaner Burning Charcoal as a Transition Step to Save Lives and Climate

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From 2005 to 2015, China cut indoor air pollution in half. This was mostly from the adoption of cleaner burning charcoal. This saved 400,000 lives per year from lower exposure to 2.5-micron air pollution. Fine-particle pollution causes premature death in …

airplane100 Special Planes and $2.5 Billion per year for Sulphate Geoengineering

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Researchers reviewed all lofting technologies that seem plausible as methods to put 100,000 tons per year of sulphur to an altitude of up to ~20 km in 2033. The program then scales to 5 million tons per year. Their main …

chinaBriquettes reduce indoor air pollution and provide better cooking

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Having the global poor switch to soot free cooking would save millions of lives per year and reduce global warming. Soot causes 30% of warming. 2 billion people cook with open fires or polluting cookers. About 4.3 million people die …

climate changeClimate Doomer claims only option is to get rid of all fossil fuels

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Mayer Hillman is a climate doomer. His April 26, 2018 article in the Guardian UK is titled ‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention. Hillman is an 86-year-old social scientist. He is a …