Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Trouble With C12 C13 Ratios

Full size image It is often asserted that we can measure the human contribution of CO2 to the air by looking at the ratio of C12 to C13. The theory is that plants absorb more C12 than C13 (by about … Continue reading

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China: Where Coal Turns To Money

  Full size image Full size image M.I.T. Technology Review article has this quote: Chinese industrialists perceive pulverized-coal plants as a license to print money. “People say you shouldn’t call it a power plant; it’s a money-making machine,” says Li. … Continue reading

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So Many Thermometers, So Little Time

There are so few thermometers, and even less that are hoary with age. Continue reading

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GHCN – Global Historical Climate Network

What is the GHCN, what does the data look like, and how is it best handled. Continue reading

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