Tagged: carbon

Challenged by Carbon - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 20, 2010

Oil industry geologists have hardly been noted for their readiness to accept the findings of climate science. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a large international organisation of 31,000 members, is non-committal in its 2007 statement, though that was admittedly an advance on their previous rejection of anthropogenic warming.  Bryan Lovell has worked as a [...] … Read More

Biochar: looking better all the time - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 05, 2010

Interesting biochar research is reported in a news release from the American Society of Agronomy.  An Australian research team has been testing the effects of biochar on nitrous oxide emission and nitrogen leaching from two different soil varieties. Their results are reported (no charge for this month) in the Journal of Environmental Quality. The study [...] … Read More

GRA inaugural meeting shows strong will to succeed - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 07, 2010

This week marks the inaugural meeting of the Global Research Alliance (GRA). For those of you not familiar with it, it’s probably one of the best things to come out of last year’s largely-failed Copenhagen talks.  The idea had first budded in late 2008, but was officially launched … Read More

Carbonscape and the new Victorians - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jan 02, 2010

Buried among the emails which accumulated while I was in hospital was one from Carbonscape, the NZ company working on biochar, drawing my attention to an article in the UK Sunday Times. It missed proper attention until I tidied up my inbox yesterday, but even a few weeks late I think it’s worth reporting, [...] … Read More

Climate change: The science explained in simple terms - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Nov 25, 2009

I’ve been looking for a good, easy to read document outlining the latest climate science research and putting it in context for Copenhagen and I think I’ve found it. Today in Sydney, the Climate Change Research Centre, a unit of the University of New South Wales, released The Copenhagen Diagnosis. It’s free to download or view … Read More

What cap and converge means with a realistic 2050 emissions target - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 22, 2009

This New Scientist video is a superb illustration of the tough emissions targets the world needs to be thinking about. More details in the NS story here. The basic premise is that if we take a 2ºC target seriously, then we have to limit our total emissions to 2050 to about 750 billion tonnes of [...] … Read More