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Yet another unknown “carbon sink” revealed

Hercules ROV shown above deep ocean floor basalt (NOAA)

Recently, NASA released the results of a study of the temperatures of the waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years. Owing to a ‘global pause‘ in rising temperatures, climate scientists have increasingly having to resort to other processes in nature to ... Read More »

Misconceptions about Natural Gas

Mysterious 'Siberian Exploding Hole' (The Siberian Times)

The media in the last year has been full of scary information about methane hydrates (super bad!) and natural gas (the savior with respect to stopping catastrophic warming of the planet). Methane hydrates Lets discuss the ‘bad’ first – methane hydrates. Methane hydrates are white, ice-like solids that consist of methane and water. Methane hydrated can form on the ocean ... Read More »

What’s white, fluffy and wants to eat you for lunch?

Polar bear

Environmentalists won a victory this week – they jumped in their RV’s, 4WDs, SUV’s and CUV’s, stepped on planes, plugged in laptops, pressed the flesh, and they won. Yes, they waved their hands in triumph from their their CO2 emitting vehicles over the fact they got the big bad US government to recognise global warming. Ok, not officially.. indirectly. Under ... Read More »