October 2019

Climate Imperative: lower natural gas

October 31, 2019

                                                 Climate imperative: lower natural  gas                                                             Tractor swarm Dover Plains NY  January 2019          Qualitative summary Earth’s atmosphere handles methane and CO2 very differently.  It disposes completely (mostly by oxidation) of an [...]

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Divergent metrics for methane’s heating effect

October 26, 2019

CO2-e , CO2-e* and CO2-ew:  Divergent  Metrics for  Methane’s Additions  to  Atmospheric Heating in Scenarios of Sub-optimal or no Mitigation.    photo of a playground in Butler Co PA USA next to a fracking pad is by Moms for Clean Air Force   source: www.climatevisuals.org Summary: I did simulations using the GWP and the variant GWP* [...]

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CO2-e is the Wrong Metric for Methane’s Heating Effects

October 10, 2019

     Schematic illustration of how global mean temperatures respond to different emissions trends in carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)  source Allen, Cain Lynch Frame (2018)   Summary The atmosphere,  a major sector of the carbon cycle,  manages methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2)  very differently.   Use of a Global Warming Potential ratio (GWP)  [...]

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