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Top-of-atmosphere radiative forcing affected by brown carbon in the upper troposphere

Nature Geoscience Advanced Online - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 23:00

Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/ngeo2960

Authors: Yuzhong Zhang, Haviland Forrister, Jiumeng Liu, Jack Dibb, Bruce Anderson, Joshua P. Schwarz, Anne E. Perring, Jose L. Jimenez, Pedro Campuzano-Jost, Yuhang Wang, Athanasios Nenes & Rodney J. Weber

EPA chief Pruitt: Obama no ‘environmental savior,’ past administration accomplished nothing

Climate Depot - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:20
By Ben Wolfgang – The Washington Times – Thursday, May 11, 2017 Former President Obama is widely revered by activists and progressive Democrats for his actions on climate change, but Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday challenged those credentials and said the former commander in chief was no “environmental savior.” In a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt, Mr. [...]

‘Potential Apocalypse’: NYT Warns Of Global Warming Floods Of Biblical Proportions

Climate Depot - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:51
By MICHAEL BASTASCH The New York Times has taken warnings about global warming to a whole new level, publishing a three-part series suggesting a “potential apocalypse” from melting ice sheets if humans keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. “If that ice sheet were to disintegrate, it could raise the level of the sea by more [...]

EPA Official Invites Left-Wing Environmental Group to Agency for Talk on Science

Climate Depot - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:24
http://dailysignal.com/2017/05/19/epa-official-invites-left-wing-environmental-group-to-agency-for-talk-on-science/ An official inside the Environmental Protection Agency invited an activist group currently locked in a lawsuit with the Trump administration to the agency’s office for a discussion about scientific integrity, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. Source: EPA Official Invites Left-Wing Environmental Group to Agency for Talk on Science

Punked! Peer-reviewed journal publishes hoax study attributing climate change to penises

Climate Depot - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:17
May 20, 2017 by Peter Hasson, A peer-reviewed academic journal published on Friday a hoax gender studies paper titled, “The Conceptual Penis As A Social Construct.” Two academics, Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay, used pen names to successfully submit the hoax paper — which argued that “the penis vis-à-vis maleness is an incoherent construct” — to the peer-reviewed [...]

Major contribution of the 3/6/7 class of TRPC channels to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion and cellular hypoxia/reoxygenation injuries [Cell Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:14
The injury phase after myocardial infarcts occurs during reperfusion and is a consequence of calcium release from internal stores combined with calcium entry, leading to cell death by apoptopic and necrotic processes. The mechanism(s) by which calcium enters cells has(ve) not been identified. Here, we identify canonical transient receptor potential...

UK parties make scant reference to nuclear power

World Nuclear News - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:11
The manifestos of the three leading political parties in the UK contain few direct references to nuclear power. The documents were published this week as part of Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat campaigning ahead of the general election on 8 June. Their campaigns have been dominated by the prospect of two years of Brexit talks with the European Union.

Mixed progress for Ohio legislation

World Nuclear News - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:05
The Ohio Senate yesterday held its first hearing on legislation supporting the continued operation of the state's nuclear power plants, while a House committee suspended its own hearings on the same legislation. Meanwhile, business and community leaders, conservationists and scientists have written to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calling for nuclear to be included in the company's definition of "renewables" to help keep Ohio's nuclear power plants operating.

Trump to face intense G-7 pressure on climate change

Climate Depot - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 09:53
By Jean Chemnick, E&E News reporter President Trump will spend much of his first foreign trip surrounded by U.S. allies who prize the Paris climate agreement and will use every opportunity to convince him to stay in it. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, leaders of the European Union and others have [...]

Trump ‘can’t escape climate change’ impacts says Fiji PM

Climate Depot - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 09:52
By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent, Bonn Fiji’s Prime Minister has issued a coded warning to Donald Trump about the dangers of climate change. The US leader is due to decide on future US participation in the Paris climate agreement after next week’s G7 meeting in Italy. But Frank Bainimarama told delegates here that whether you lived [...]

Trump Deputy Interior Pick Gets A Lashing On Climate Change From Sen. Al Franken

Climate Depot - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 09:45
By Joseph Erbentraut, Alexander C. Kaufman About an hour and a half into Deputy Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt’s Thursday confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, committee member Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked Bernhardt whether he believes climate change represents a “serious threat that requires aggressive action?” In response, Bernhardt [...]

ANS urges support for continued nuclear operation

World Nuclear News - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:46
Nuclear power plants are key national assets and are vital to the USA's security and economic prosperity, according to a newly issued position statement from the American Nuclear Society. The organisation has called for policies, laws, market reforms and governmental support to ensure the continued operation of the country's existing nuclear fleet.

ČEZ creates new nuclear energy division

World Nuclear News - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:42
Czech utility ČEZ has decided to split its nuclear operations from its existing Generation Division into a new Nuclear Energy Division. The nuclear division will be led by the current director of the Temelín nuclear power plant.

Vatican Confident Pope Will Change Trump’s View On ‘Global Warming’ At Upcoming Meeting

Climate Depot - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 07:27
Via: http://www.ecowatch.com/pope-francis-trump-climate-change-2411311764.html By Lorraine Chow Vatican Bishop Confident Pope Will Change Trump’s View on Climate Change A senior papal official is confident that Pope Francis will be able to change President Donald Trump’s views on climate change when they meet at the Vatican on May 24. “In the election campaign, he even said it was a Chinese invention to criticize America,” Argentine Bishop Marcelo [...]

‘U.N.’s Global Warming Fraudsters Are More Interested In Climate Cash Than Climate Change’

Climate Depot - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:08
U.N.’s Global Warming Fraudsters Are More Interested In Climate Cash Than Climate Change 5/17/2017 Reprints Climate Deceit: Just when you think the climate change lunacy couldn’t get any worse, the U.N.’s climate-crats up the ante. Meeting in Bonn, Germany, for yet another unneeded climate conference, attendees are now demanding $300 billion a year more to help [...]

Antarctica might go green say scientists (only 2km of ice and 50C of warming to go)

Climate Depot - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:05
http://joannenova.com.au/2017/05/antarctica-might-go-green-say-scientists-only-2km-of-ice-and-50c-of-warming-to-go/ More great journalism from The Guardian: Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers Or maybe it isn’t. Check out the brave actual prediction: “Antarctica is not going to become entirely green, but it will become more green than it currently is,” said Matt Amesbury, co-author of the research from the University of Exeter. [...]

Solar thermochemical splitting of water to generate hydrogen [Perspectives]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:58
Solar photochemical means of splitting water (artificial photosynthesis) to generate hydrogen is emerging as a viable process. The solar thermochemical route also promises to be an attractive means of achieving this objective. In this paper we present different types of thermochemical cycles that one can use for the purpose. These...
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