Tag Archives: dioxycarbophobia

Obama’s U-Turn: UN Climate Talks Going Nowhere

After one week of UN climate talks in Thailand, not a single country has made a fresh commitment, and US negotiators stunned delegates by calling for any new treaty to be ‘flexible’ and ‘dynamic’ rather than legally binding, representing a complete U-turn on its previous position. Continue reading

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Enviro groups say brown-coal carbon tax compo keeps us dirty

THE carbon tax is making Australia more, not less, dependent on the highly polluting brown-coal electricity generators. Billion-dollar subsidies have allowed the Victorian operations to force cleaner base-load power stations out of the market. Continue reading

Aus: Brown profits and Green fury from carbon tax plan

THE Orwellian name of the Gillard government’s carbon tax policy – Clean Energy Future – makes its aim of shifting electricity generation from the dirtiest power stations to the cleanest quite plain. Consumers are entitled to feel somewhat mystified that brown-coal generation – the highest carbon polluter – is largely unaffected by carbon emissions policy. Continue reading

Stephen Stromberg: Does President Obama really care about global warming?

Environmentalists gathered in Charlotte, N.C. to watch Obama’s second nominating convention can agree that the president and his party are a lot better than the Republicans. Continue reading

Destroyed Coastal Habitats Produce Significant Greenhouse Gas

Destruction of coastal habitats may release as much as 1 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a new Duke led study. Continue reading

Canada ‘playing with numbers’ on carbon target claims

Stephen Harper’s government accused of using accounting tricks to take credit for emission declines Continue reading

Dutch analysis finds wind power is a ‘money pit with virtually no merit of CO2 emission reduction or fossil fuel saving’

A Dutch analysis finds that wind energy reduces emissions and fossil fuel use by a maximum of only 1.6% compared to directly generating energy from fossil fuels. Continue reading

Against the Odds, Young Conservatives Buck the GOP on Energy and Climate Change

Alas, the young are often misguided:

A group of young Republicans is out to persuade their party to pursue a path toward a future free of fossil fuels.Continue reading

NOAA: Budget woes force a halt to climate monitoring at 12 ground stations

Asked and answered – CO2 is not a villain. Get over it. Continue reading

Climate Needs To Move To Top Of Political Agendas, Denmark Says

Says the country perhaps most dependent on oil revenue. Continue reading

A pale green tinge for U.S. presidential campaign

When it comes to the environment, the presidential contest has offered sharply contrasting images: Barack Obama posing beside an Iowa wind turbine and Mitt Romney standing in front of an Ohio coal mine. Continue reading

Dioxycarbophobia makes people propose the stupidest things

Could we geoengineer the climate with CO2? Continue reading

Aus: Carbon tax leaves big polluters better off

When they talk about “big polluters” they actually mean those returning previously lost carbon to the biosphere – apparently that’s a terrible thing, liberating an essential trace gas in short supply. Continue reading

<chuckle> Why biodiversity increase from global warming is not good news

No! There can be no good from warming or anything at all that can be associated with humanity, ever! Continue reading

Bill McKibben: A Summer of Extremes Signifies the New Normal

Ol’ maniacal is sticking to form. Looks like there isn’t an idiotic claim he now won’t make. Continue reading

Andrew Orlowski: Eco-nomics: Was Stern ‘wrong for the right reasons’ … or just wrong?

Perhaps greens just aren’t the good guys Continue reading

Roger Pielke Jr. declares Pope Catholic

Well, actually not – Junior just said that he’s going to vote Obama. He did get and admit one surprise though: Continue reading

A review of “Madlands: a journey to change the mind of a climate sceptic”

Anna Rose is the head of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Continue reading

Dems back global climate deal in platform

Good reason not to back Democrats Continue reading

“Sunshade” to fight climate change costed at $5 bln a year

Uh-huh… and what is the cost in lost primary productivity. That’s actually not easy to work out because lumber trees might actually grow better due to scattering allowing greater insolation of the forest understory while field crops would likely fare worse due to loss of net insolation. Also places experiencing drought could claim it’s due to reduced insolation reducing evaporation and storm formation and so on. Developing an agreed regime and compensation structure for the inevitable losers from such “climate interference” should prove far more entertaining than such a simple instrument as Kyoto and Son of Kyoto. How’s that popping corn crop coming along? Continue reading