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Where and How? New Carbon Footprint Study Shows Location, Lifestyle Matter

April 17th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

UC Berkeley Researchers Jones and Kammen, working at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) have conducted a landmark GHG emission analysis of U.S. households, and which also provides a tool for more effective consumer and governmental policy decision-making. The "tool" here is the "carbon calculator" made available for free on the Cool Climate Network website

Limited Nuclear War Could Halt Global Warming, Short Term, NASA Predicts

March 2nd, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

The scientists used a general circulation model known as ModelE (developed at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York). The model calculates ocean-atmosphere coupling effects in addition to allowing varying aerosol inputs. The initial input for the simulation was 5 teragrams (megatons) of black carbon particles injected into Earth's upper troposphere. This is the estimated result of the surface detonation of 100 Hiroshima-size bombs (each equivalent to 15K tons of TNT)

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