Archive: January 2012

Implications of Arctic Permafrost Thaw

Of the many “Elephants in the Room” in the climate change debate, none are larger than the potential release to atmosphere of carbon dioxide and methane contained in the Arctic permafrost. Preliminary findings from the latest research, discussed at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual conference in San Francisco in December 2011, highlighted the extreme […]

January 19 / 2012
Author itdunlop
Category Climate Change
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Realism needed on Carbon Capture and Storage

Sequestering say 20% of current global CO2 emissions requires an industry around 170% the size of the world oil industry. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) may make a significant contribution to addressing climate change, but: not in the short term, to prevent atmospheric carbon concentrations above 450ppm CO2e not at the scale to be the […]

January 10 / 2012
Author itdunlop
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