Comer en banc rehearing granted

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Monday, March 1, 2010
Fifth Circuit grants rehearing en banc of lawsuit alleging that the operation of energy, fossil fuels, and chemical industries caused the emission of greenhouse gasses that contributed to global warming, resulting in the [...]

Yet Another Reason to Worry About Ocean Acidification …

The reasons to fear ocean acidification related to the dissolution of additional carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans continue to mount. In a new article in the journal Science, Shi, et al., Effect of Ocean Acidification on Iron Availability to Marine Phytoplankton, 327 Science 676-679 (Feb. 2010) (subscription required), the researchers conclude that acidfication could decrease the uptake [...]

Good summary of Air Capture Geoengineering Approach

For instructors who include a section of geoengineering, a very good suggested reading on one geoengineering approach, air capture of carbon dioxide, is: Nicola Jones, Sucking it Up, 458 Nature 1094-1097 (Apr. 2009) (subscription required). Air capture involves exposing air to a sorbent of lye, which reacts with carbon dioxide to create a solution of [...]

New Soon & Legates Skeptics Article

For instructors looking for a concise article outlining the arguments of climate change skeptics, check out the new piece by Willie Soon & David Legates, Avoiding Climate Myopia: Three Considerations for Policymakers Concerning Manmade Carbon Dioxide, Ecology Law Currents (2010). I have a lot of problems with this piece. I think many of the arguments [...]