Articles Tagged: greenhouse gases

What Causes the Greenhouse Effect?

I’ve had a request to (once again) go through an explanation of the (poorly-named) Greenhouse Effect (GHE). Hopefully there is something which follows that will help you understand this complex subject. The greenhouse effect usually refers to a net increase in the Earth’s surface temperature due to the fact that the atmosphere both absorbs and […]

Success is Not an Option

When 120 world leaders meet to discuss action on climate change, it is a sure bet that optics will trump substance. The leaders will claim success even though it is unlikely that anything of substance will be accomplished. Emerging economies will demand that the developed world commit billions of dollars in compensation for the emissions […]

How Much of Atmospheric CO2 Increase is Natural?

I frequently get asked the question, if natural CO2 emissions are about 20 times what anthropogenic emissions are, how do we know that all of the atmospheric CO2 increase is due to human activities? One answer often given (and the one I often use, too) is that since we emit twice as much as is […]

Son of Kyoto

The MIT analysis should be a sobering message to the climate change cultists. The Global Change Program at MIT is first rate and is comprised of serious scholars. Jake Jacoby is a well regarded economist and the study conducted by him and his colleague is rich in significance. It is unfortunate, however, that the study […]

The House Always Wins

Wall Street is like a Las Vegas casino. It always wins by making money under almost any set of circumstance. Just think of all the imaginative ways that it did that with derivatives, carbon trading, and hedging before the last bubble burst. Climate change like politics makes strange bedfellows. Environmentalists will team with anyone who […]

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