Climate Conversations: Earth’s energy imbalance

Clyde Burnett, Boulder County.  Question: NOAA and NASA have stated that 2016 had the highest temperature for 137 years, but TV doesn’t mention global warming or climate change. ...

Climate change leadership

Clyde Burnett, Nederland.  Historically, it was the Swedish chemist, Svante Arrhenius, in 1896, who performed the paper and pencil calculation predicting a 5-6 degree Celsius global ...

Climate changes 2016

Clyde Burnett, Peak to Peak.  This year-end publication is an occasion to remind you that it is essential that Earth’s humanity understands and appreciates the function of the atmospheric ...

Climate Conversations : Earth’s response

Clyde Burnett, Peak to Peak.  The universal laws of Nature are independent of politics and much more predictable. The role of CO2 in increased infrared heat trapping is continuing ...

Climate Conversations: What comes after “ain’t it awful”

Clyde Burnett, Boulder County.   Question: What are the responses from US government and industry to the Paris agreement? Answer: The Obama Administration has publicized several ...

Can a net zero carbon economy be sustained?

Clyde Burnett, Boulder.  The universal recognition of the dangers of climate change at the Paris meetings last December inspired a slight increase in environmental correspondence on ...

Climate Conversations : METHANE POLLUTION

Clyde Burnett, Peak to Peak.  Ben Franklin’s 1774 letter describing the emission of “flammable air” from the mud in ponds in PA and NJ inspired the identification of methane, ...

Science fundamentals for climate change

Clyde Burnett, Peak to Peak.   It is important to understand the atmospheric science fundamentals in order to follow the greenhouse effect in trapping the extra infrared heat radiation ...

Climate Conversations : Nuclear Energy-Fission

Clyde Burnett, Peak to Peak.   Nuclear power involves the release of large amounts of energy in strong, short-range nuclear force reactions with mass converted into energy ...
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