Category Archives: carbon sink

Oklahoma, where the denial comes right before the drought

I lived in Oklahoma, a half-hour’s commute from Tinker Air Force Base, where I was assigned, for nearly three years in the 80s. When I saw and read this article, I just had to share it here. So read it and then remember that Oklahoma is represented by denier-in-chief James Inhofe in the U.S. Senate. Whatta champ. Well isn’t he?

Carbon dioxide level reaches milestone

This Associated Press article appeared in many papers across the country this morning; I saw it on the Web sites of at least a dozen a few minutes ago. In any case, the world has indeed reached a milestone in the parts-per-million ranking of carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas. And, guess what? Humans are responsible (no matter what the Cato Institute might say). The Cato, by the way, is referenced in this reporting as the journalist attempts to include the “balance” thingee, no matter how inane that “balance” source may be. It’s the old he said, she said style of reporting. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Obstacles to capturing, storing carbon dioxide

Yes, carbon dioxide is the principle greenhouse gas. Yes, most Republicans could apparently care less. And yes, it does make a lot of sense to simply make less of it in the first place. Like turning off the car’s engine and walking or bicycling instead. Many Americans would not dream of doing so, however, as the car-centric society demands that they drive their personal cars. It’s all very sad.

Read about the difficulties in capturing and storing the greenhouse gas.

On climate, who needs the facts?

That’s the headline over this New York Times editorial on what the House GOPers are doing to our country’s response to this global threat. The Republicans’ answer to this, like it is on many things, is “who cares?”

NRCS faces new challenges, including climate change

NRCS = Natural Resource Conservation Service. Read the San Francisco Chronicle’s article.

To fight climate change, clear the air

I remember as a kid traveling to Los Angeles in the early 60s to visit cousins, and being greeted, on the horizon of L.A., a blanket of smog. The darkish plague of that day and more is gone, but more than ever, human activities continue to generate air pollutants that are having a terribly poor effect on our planet’s atmosphere. Read about air pollution here.

For sale: Climate-changing pollution, by the bagful

I photographed this scene along a state highway not far from where I sit, just last winter.