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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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Methane Manifest

September 29, 2019

                                                                                                                                                        Methane Manifest                                                                                        Idealized conception of fracking   source http://greenplug.nu/hydraulic-fracturing-what-is-hydraulic-fracturing/  Summary By holding yearly methane emissions constant or falling for the next ten years and keeping them on that track thereafter, humanity could arrest that gas’s outsize additions to atmospheric heat-trapping.  Letting methane emissions rise year after year as they are almost certainly doing [...]

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What is a Carbon Footprint

December 2, 2017

  Part 1.  What is a “carbon footprint”  and how do we use it?   First in the series,  directly below    Part 2.  Comparing the carbon footprints  of world and American agriculture.       Part 3.  Fossil Fuels  in the Carbon Footprint of American Agriculture  Part 4.   Carbon Tax  Part 5.  Carbon foodprints in American agriculture [...]

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