Ken Caldeira

Type: Person
Name: Ken Caldeira
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

How Much Longer Can KiOR Stay Afloat?

A Lesson LearnedIf there’s one thing billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has learned over the past decade, it’s that the oil companies aren’t as stupid as he thought. In 2004, Khosla was telling anyone who would listen to him that the only things ... [Published OilPrice.com - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Acid damage to coral reefs could cost $1 trillion

Ocean acidification is set to cost us $1 trillion by 2100 as it eats away at our tropical coral reefs.That's the warning from a report released today by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, which assesses the economic impacts the problem ... [Published New Scientist - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Climate helps trees to wax as corals wane

Europe’s spruce trees have started to sprint for growth. Beech trees, too, have begun to accelerate. German scientists report that trees in the European forests have increased their growth speeds by up to 77 per cent since 1960.The researchers can say ... [Published Eco-Business - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emissions Much, Study Finds

Switching from coal to natural gas for power generation won't do much to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and might even raise them slightly, in part because it will discourage the use of carbon-free renewable energy, according to a study released ... [Published National Geographic - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

New study indicates that west coast warming could be natural, not man made

Could the recent warm up on the west coast be more natural instead of man caused? A recent study seems to indicate that humans may have had little effect in the steady warming since 1900. The study done by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 4 reports

Coral growth rate dropped by 40pc since 1970's

A new study has found that coral growth rates have plunged 40 percent in since the mid 1970s.A team of researchers working on a Carnegie expedition in Australia's Great Barrier Reef have suggested that ocean acidification might be playing an important ... [Published Sify - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Klein Pushes for A Dirtier Planet

Naomi Klein has a new book out . Having failed to rally the forces of socialism with No Logo and The Shock Doctrine , she’s now saying that capitalism needs to go because it’s destroying the environment. Yes, she is writing these words in 2014 as ... [Published Right Thinking - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

The Quest To Harness Wind Energy At 2,000 Feet

Nothing about the grooved, inflatable body taking shape inside Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts, resembles a wind turbine. It looks more like a jetliner's emergency ramp, or something you'd tie behind a boat and cling to desperately while bumping ... [Published Popular Science - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Tailpipes, smokestacks outproduce volcanoes

The sun sets over the Pacific as powerful waves crash on the rocky shore. We are witnessing a scene that could have been seen billions of years ago. Except now, emissions from our tailpipes and smokestacks are making it more and more likely that those ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Keystone Pipeline Carbon Pollution More Than Predicted, Study Says

 By Seth Borenstein WASHINGTON -- The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.The U.S. estimates didn't take into account that ... [Published The Street Latest - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

The Nuclear Vision Takes the Prize

Of course, it’s always been really easy for the nuclear energy industry to assert that a climate change plan must include nuclear – aside from hydro energy, no other source can produce baseload energy. Even if that changed – let’s say through a ... [Published NEI Nuclear Notes - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

What Goes Best With a Giant Bottle of Catsup?

These aren’t such good times for the 170-foot-tall catsup bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. The 65-year-old landmark has been put up for sale with an asking price of $500,000. That’s a little too rich for PETA’s taste, but we’d still like to do our part ... [Published PETA - Aug 04 2014]

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"Ecosystems that have thrived and developed over millions of years are being smashed down by human activities in just a few decades," says Caldeira. "it is a very sad state of affairs that hopefully we can turn around before it is too late."
"coral reefs have been around for millions of years, but are likely to become a thing of the past unless we start running our economy as if the sea and sky matters to us very soon" Caldeira said
"there is more than enough energy in high-altitude winds to power all of civilization" says Ken Caldeira, a Stanford University climate scientist, who co-authored a 2012 study that ballparked the potential at 1,800 terawatts--more than...

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How Much Longer Can KiOR Stay Afloat? [Published OilPrice.com - Oct 13 2014]
Acid damage to coral reefs could cost $1 trillion [Published New Scientist - Oct 08 2014]
Climate helps trees to wax as corals wane [Published Eco-Business - Sep 30 2014]
Switch to Natural Gas Won't Reduce Carbon Emiss... [Published National Geographic - Sep 24 2014]
New study indicates that west coast warming cou... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 23 2014]
Coral growth rate dropped by 40pc since 1970's [Published Sify - Sep 18 2014]
Ocean acidification 'hammering' coral growth [Published ProKerala.com - Sep 18 2014]
Great Barrier Reef Coral Growth Rate Falls by 4... [Published International Business Times UK - Sep 18 2014]
Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 17 2014]
Klein Pushes for A Dirtier Planet [Published Right Thinking - Sep 17 2014]
The Quest To Harness Wind Energy At 2,000 Feet [Published Popular Science - Sep 16 2014]
Tailpipes, smokestacks outproduce volcanoes [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 15 2014]
Keystone Pipeline Carbon Pollution More Than Pr... [Published The Street Latest - Aug 11 2014]
The Nuclear Vision Takes the Prize [Published NEI Nuclear Notes - Aug 06 2014]
What Goes Best With a Giant Bottle of Catsup? [Published PETA - Aug 04 2014]
Survey: Climate Experts Favor Retiring Coal, Ke... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jul 24 2014]
Amount of CO2 in The Air Has Hit A New Record A... [Published YID With LID - Jul 01 2014]
The Amount Of Carbon Dioxide In Our Air Just Re... [Published Think Progress - Jul 01 2014]
[tt] (Carnegie Institution 2010-03) Carbon Emis... [Published TranshumanTech - Jun 16 2014]
James Hansen is worried about CO2, but realisti... [Published Atomic Insights - May 02 2014]
Another Week of Climate Disruption News, April ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 28 2014]
Climate Change: Don't Wait Until You Can Feel It [Published Science Daily - Apr 25 2014]
Science Fiction Novel "Paradigm" Helping Scienc... [Published PRWeb - Jan 31 2014]
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Klein Pushes for A Dirtier Planet [Published Right Thinking - Sep 17 2014]
Naomi Klein has a new book out . Having failed to rally the forces of socialism with No Logo and The Shock Doctrine , she’s now saying that capitalism needs to go because it’s destroying the environment. Yes, she is writing these words in 2014 as ...
The Nuclear Vision Takes the Prize [Published NEI Nuclear Notes - Aug 06 2014]
Of course, it’s always been really easy for the nuclear energy industry to assert that a climate change plan must include nuclear – aside from hydro energy, no other source can produce baseload energy. Even if that changed – let’s say through a ...
Survey: Climate Experts Favor Retiring Coal, Ke... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Jul 24 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Illustration: iStock If you were the scientific advisor to a $200-billion venture capital fund that aims to limit global warming over the next 20 years, what investment would you recommend as having the ...
Amount of CO2 in The Air Has Hit A New Record A... [Published YID With LID - Jul 01 2014]
Think Progress has published it latest scare story about global warming " The Amount Of Carbon Dioxide In Our Air Just Reached A New Record, And Scientists Are Worried ." The Truth is that the only thing these scientists should be worried about is ignoring ...
The Amount Of Carbon Dioxide In Our Air Just Re... [Published Think Progress - Jul 01 2014]
CREDIT: shutterstock On Monday, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii told Climate Central that June would be be the third month in a row where, for the entire month, average levels of ...
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