Monday, February 25, 2013

A New Climate Alarmist Scare About Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Volume
So don’t get too upset about the announcement of changes in Arctic sea ice volume. The albedo effect of sea ice reflecting incoming sun’s radiation back to outer space in the summer has to do with the sea ice surface area; not volume. Also remember the sun only shines in the Arctic six months of the year. For May, June, July, and early August the sun shines 24 hours a day. For late October through early February, the sun doesn’t shine at all in the Arctic. If you visit the Arctic in the winter, take a flashlight.
Worries about salt changes in Arctic waters due to sea ice having no salt have to be questionable. Salt is removed from ice as it freezes and stays in the water that didn’t freeze. The volume of Arctic waters that become ice at the time of maximum sea ice extent in late March is insignificant compared to the total volume of Arctic Ocean water.
Renewable Energy’s Big Secret
Renewable energy’s big secret is that the two biggest renewable sources, wind and biofuels, don’t reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Coal India on track to record 8.5 pct output growth: ministry - News - Point Carbon
BEIJING, Feb 25 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Coal India, the world’s biggest-producing coal mining firm, is on track to report an 8.5-percent growth in coal output this financial year, the government said Monday, a record year-on-year increase that will see carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions soar as the nation strives to improve its energy security.
U.S. offers airspace-based emissions regime - Reuters News - Point Carbon
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. proposal for curbing aircraft emissions would exclude time spent flying over international waters, an approach that some environmental groups say is too timid in addressing the rise in greenhouse gasses from the aviation sector.

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