Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Japan Research on global CO2 - Industrialised Nations World's Lowest net CO2 emitters

NHK World Image
CO2 sources and sinks, recorded by satellite. (Red dots indicate higher levels of CO2, Blue dots mean CO2 levels are lower than average). Official figure caption: Carbon dioxide column averaged dry air mole fractions (XCO2) for clear-sky scenes analyzed using observations at shortwave infrared bands (radiance spectrum uncalibrated data) from the IBUKI greenhouse gas observation sensor (TANSO-FTS). Clear-sky scenes at individual TANSO-FTS observation points are determined using measurements from the cloud/aerosol sensor (TANSO-CAI). Data are excluded where the associated radiance spectra are saturated, and where noise is relatively large due to weak ground surface reflection.

A Japanese research group, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, has created a world map which shows carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in each region using data acquired by a satellite for the first time.

Yasuhiro Sasano, Director of Japan's National Institute for Environmental Studies told viewers, "The [IBUKU satellite] map is to help us discover how much each region needs to reduce CO2 emissions."

The map shows 64 regions; those where CO2 emissions exceed CO2 absorption are shown in red, whereas the regions where emissions were less than absorption are marked in green.

John O'Sullivan writes (Suite 101)

New Satellite Data Contradicts Carbon Dioxide Climate Theory

Industrialized nations emit far less carbon dioxide than the Third World, according to latest evidence from Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Global warming alarmism is turned on its head and the supposed role of carbon dioxide in climate change may be wrong, if the latest evidence from Japan's scientists is to be believed.

Industrialized Nations World's Lowest CO2 'Polluters'

Indeed, the map at which JAXA spokesman Sasano was pointing (see photo above) had been expected by most experts to show that western nations are to blame for substantial increases in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, causing global warming. But to an officious looking TV interviewer Sasano turned greenhouse gas theory on it's head.
According to UN science the greenhouse gas theory says more CO2 entering the atmosphere will warm the planet, while less CO2 is associated with cooling.

I'm a believer but.....they say "I'm a Denier!"

Former Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor presents a parody called La Nina based on the old My Girl.

Curry Comments on The BEST data Dust-up

Cartoons by Josh
Prof Curry has written a post re the Mail Online article previously written about here on The Climate Sceptic blog.

She says:

"In David Rose’s article, the direct quotes attributed to me are correct."

She then goes on to discuss the use of "hiding the truth" in the David Rose Mail online article:

“Hiding the truth” in the title is definitely misleading, I made it pretty clear that there was uncertainty in the data itself, but the bigger issues are to analyze the data and interpret it.  I made it clear that this was not a straightforward and simple thing to do.
I told Rose that I was puzzled my Muller’s statements, particularly about “end of skepticism” and also “We see no evidence of global warming slowing down.”
My most important statement IMO is this: To say that there is detracts from the credibility of the data, which is very unfortunate.’  My main point was that this is a very good data set, the best we currently have available for land surface temperatures.  To me, this should have been the big story:  a new comprehensive data set, put together by a team of physicists and statisticians with private funds.  Showing preliminary results is of course fine, but overselling them at this point was a mistake IMO.
And finally, this is NOT a new scandal.  An important new data set has been released.  Some new papers have been posted for comments, which are not surprisingly drawing criticism and controversy.   The main issue seems to be Richard Muller’s public statements.   All this does not constitute a new scientific scandal in any way.

Read prof Curry's blog HERE: Josh's cartoons HERE.