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  • Don't serve carbon lies, ACCC warns (Australia's draconian Carbon Police)

    05/25/2012 9:09:48 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 11 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 5/25/12 | Phil Hudson
    SHOPS and restaurants could face fines up to $1.1 million if waiters or sales staff wrongly blame the carbon tax for price rises or exaggerate the impact. And households are being warned to watch out for telephone scammers offering to deposit carbon tax compensation into their bank accounts. The prices watchdog, the ACCC, will today launch its countdown to the July 1 carbon tax with a special focus on helping small businesses understand their obligations and consumers to be vigilant for false claims. It is releasing internet videos to help business, a 16-page guide and has set up a dedicated...
  • EPA holds 12-hour hearings with environmentalists to slow coal production

    05/24/2012 8:58:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/24/12 | Josh Peterson
    The Environmental Protection Agency held 12 hours of stacked hearings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago on Thursday in favor of a regulation that analysts have concluded would kill the building of new conventional coal plants in the U.S. Among the participants scheduled to testify in consecutive five minute blocks throughout the day were multiple representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and environmental activists from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace. The proposed rule, reported by The Washington Post in March, limits the amount of greenhouse gases emitted...
  • Obama's Land of the LOST

    05/24/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    What's green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama's new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that "no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth's surface over to the Third World." According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the "central, and abiding, defect" was "its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states --...
  • Policymakers have quietly given up trying to cut ­carbon dioxide emissions

    05/24/2012 10:15:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 24, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Full Title at WUWT: Bob Carter’s essay in FP: Policymakers have quietly given up trying to cut ­carbon dioxide emissionsDeal with climate reality as it unfoldsSpecial to Financial Post May 23, 2012Dr. Bob Carter By Dr. Bob CarterOver the last 18 months, policymakers in Canada, the U.S. and Japan have quietly abandoned the illusory goal of preventing global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Instead, an alternative view has emerged regarding the most cost-effective way in which to deal with the undoubted hazards of climate change.This view points toward setting a policy of preparation for, and adaptation to, climatic events...
  • Climategate Continues

    05/24/2012 3:21:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 24, 2012 | Andrew Montford & Harold Ambler
    Climategate, the 2009 exposure of misconduct at the University of East Anglia, was a terrible blow to the reputation of climatology, and indeed to that of British and American science. Although that story hasn’t been in the news in recent months, new evidence of similar scientific wrongdoing continues to emerge, with a new scandal hitting the climate blogosphere just a few days ago.And central to the newest story is one of the Climategate scientists: Keith Briffa, an expert in reconstructing historical temperature records from tree rings. More particularly, the recent scandal involves a tree-ring record Briffa prepared for a...
  • CA: Air Resources Board to make webcast on ‘black carbon and other “short-lived” greenhouse gases. ‘

    05/24/2012 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 24, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Short notice – this is on NOW.Worth watching, even if only for how they justify saying ‘black carbon and other “short-lived” greenhouse gases.’. I didn’t know black carbon was a gas. Here’s the release: On Thursday, May 24, at 12 NOON EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME / 9:00 AM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME, a group of internationally acclaimed scientists will present to the California Air Resources Board findings on black carbon and other “short-lived” greenhouse gases.The presentation will be webcast. For more information, see the email below and visit http://www.cal-span.org. MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading scientists to present findings on black carbon and climate...
  • Man-made sea-level rises are due to global adjustments

    05/24/2012 12:14:29 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 25th, 2012 | Joanne
    Frank Lansner’s first graph surprised me. It’s well known and often quoted that sea levels have been rising by 2-3mm a year every year for the last 20 years. But it’s not well known that the original raw satellite data doesn’t show that at all.What astonished me was the sea levels first recorded by the Topex Poseidon satellite array showed virtually no rise at all from 1993-2001. Surely not, I thought. I asked sea-level expert Nils Axel-Morner, and he confirmed: “Yes, it is as bad as that.“ Now, given that Envisat (the European satellite) showed no rise from 2003-2011...
  • Source found for missing water in sea-level rise

    05/22/2012 9:38:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Nature News ^ | 20 May 2012 | Amanda Mascarelli
    Human use of water contributes markedly to rising tides. Climate change, with its associated melting ice caps and shrinking glaciers, is the usual suspect when it comes to explaining rising sea levels. But a recent study now shows that human water use has a major impact on sea-level change that has been overlooked. During the latter half of the twentieth century, global sea level rose by about 1.8 millimetres per year, according to data from tide gauges. The combined contribution from heating of the oceans, which makes the water expand, along with melting of ice caps and glaciers, is estimated...
  • EU allows aid to limit carbon dioxide cost for big power users (haw haw)

    05/23/2012 10:50:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 23 May 2012 | (With Reuters)
    European Union nations will be able to compensate some big energy users, including steel and aluminum producers, for extra costs resulting from changes to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) beginning next year, the Commission confirmed yesterday (22 May). A draft last month had already shown EU member states from 2013 would be able to shield big industry, to try to prevent so-called carbon leakage, which happens when rising costs drive business out of Europe. "If production shifts from the EU to third countries with less environmental regulation, this could undermine our objective of a global reduction of greenhouse gas...
  • Text of Václav Klaus Heartland Institute Conference Speech

    05/23/2012 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 23, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    Many thanks for the invitation and for giving me the opportunity to address this distinguished audience. I am not for the first time in Chicago. It is also not for the first time that I am attending a conference organized by the Heartland Institute. But it is for the first time I am with Heartland here in Chicago.Some of you know that I came to Chicago for the NATO summit. Yesterday and today I was supposed to speak about what to do in Afghanistan, how to keep NATO going in an era of overall indebtedness and budgetary cuts, and about...
  • NASA Astronauts Announce Second Letter to NASA at Heartland Conference

    05/23/2012 9:39:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 22, 2012 | rep49
    This will be a top sticky post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one. At the Heartland Conference in Chicago this morning, four of the forty-nine signers of the March letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (discussed at WUWT here, here, and here) appeared to discuss their reasons for signing that letter and to announce a second letter responding to NASA’s response.The text of that letter is reproduced below: May 11, 2012The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr. 
NASA AdministratorNASA HeadquartersWashington, D.C. 20546-0001Dear Charlie: In our letter of March 28, 2012, we, the undersigned, respectfully requested that...
  • The Light Rail Laundry (braying)

    05/23/2012 6:20:00 AM PDT · by bray · 8 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 5/23/12 | bray
    Keep yourselves in God’s LOVE as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:21 People wonder why the politicians are so enamored by a transportation system which is as inefficient a way of moving people as Light Rail. Every train that has ever been used for transportation has never made money or been a convenient method to get from where you are to where you are going. Never mind a car is far more efficient in every category, the city pols need trains and all the graft and corruption they...
  • Natural sinks still sopping up carbon (As in carbon sinks for carbon dioxide)

    05/21/2012 12:43:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    Science News ^ | May 15th, 2012 | Alexandra Witze
    Ecosystems haven’t maxed out ability to absorb fossil fuel emissions Earth’s ecosystems keep soaking up more carbon as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, new measurements find. The research contradicts several recent studies suggesting that “carbon sinks” have reached or passed their capacity. By looking at global measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide, the new work calculates instead that total sinks have increased roughly in line with rising emissions. “The sinks have been more than able to keep up with emissions,” said Pieter Tans, an atmospheric scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo....
  • VIDEO of ‘Climate ethics’ profs: Global warming skeptics guilty of ‘crimes against humanity'

    05/22/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Oliver Darcy
    Penn State panelists attack "deniers" Rush Limbaugh, George W. Bush, Christopher Monckton, Fox News, and The Wall Street Journal.Penn State "climate ethics" professor Donald Brown accused global warming skeptics late last month of committing "new crimes against humanity." "We've lost 25 years," said Brown, referring to so-called global warming skeptics' efforts to delay and prevent government action on climate change. "I think we should encourage a conversation whether this is some sort of kind of new crime against humanity." "Its really evil stuff," continued Brown, speaking to a classroom of students on April 30. "It's nasty." Brown, the Associate Professor...
  • Trenberth’s missing heat still missing: ocean temperature trend... – 0.09°C over the past 55 years

    05/21/2012 3:10:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | May 16, 2012 | Anthony Wattshttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post_article
    A new paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters describes how the oceans have warmed only 0.09°C over the last 55 years, from 1955-2010. Don’t let the red line fool you, read on. Key Points A strong positive linear trend in exists in world ocean heat content since 1955One third of the observed warming occurs in the 700-2000 m layer of the oceanThe warming can only be explained by the increase in atmospheric GHGs That last bullet point makes me cringe a bit, because I seriously doubt the resolution of this study down to hundredths of degrees seeing the sort...
  • A nation still drawing 18,000MW in it’s sleep can’t go solar… ( Aussies...)

    05/21/2012 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 20th, 2012 | Joanne
    I’m away, so this is a good time for Guest posts. Here Tony explains that we need lots of electricity even while we sleep. I didn’t realize our electricity needs were so high at night. The lowest power use each day is still as much as 60% of the peak. That’s the base load at 3am, and solar panels and wind farms just can’t provide it. We can burn the odd $500 billion building hundreds of solar plants, but even then, we would have to go “medieval” for about 8 hours each night. Candles anyone? — Jo Guest post by...
  • Obama officials pressured contractors to change job loss figures, recordings reveal

    05/21/2012 11:18:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | May 21, 2012 | Bill McMorris
    Obama administration officials may have pressured government contractors to change job loss estimates associated with coal regulations, audio recordings reveal. The tapes show that unnamed officials with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) asked government contractors to change their calculations of job losses associated with the Stream Protection Rule.A preliminary draft of an environmental impact statement estimated that up to 7,000 coalminers could lose their jobs under the administration’s “preferred” regulation. After a leaked copy of the report went public, officials asked the contractors to compare job estimates to a model in which another regulation was enforced,...
  • California has reason to worry about its business climate

    05/20/2012 12:42:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/20/12 | Dan Walters
    The Los Angeles Times published an article last week about Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's efforts to recruit California businesses to his state, citing complaints about California's business climate.Gov. Jerry Brown's spokesman, Gil Duran, told the Times in response, "This is a Republican myth that is often repeated yet simply not true. Reputable studies have shown that businesses are not fleeing the state for the cold, empty and desolate hinterlands."The response typified the Capitol's dismissive attitude toward any suggestion that we have become economically uncompetitive. . . . Making California hospitable to that job-creating investment should be Job No. 1 in...
  • Arctic melt releasing ancient methane

    05/20/2012 10:31:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/20/12 | Richard Black
    Scientists have identified thousands of sites in the Arctic where methane that has been stored for many millennia is bubbling into the atmosphere. The methane has been trapped by ice, but is able to escape as the ice melts. Writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, the researchers say this ancient gas could have a significant impact on climate change. Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas after CO2 and levels are rising after a few years of stability. There are many sources of the gas around the world, some natural and some man-made, such as landfill waste disposal sites...
  • Gingrich to Georgia GOP: Let's rally around Romney

    05/19/2012 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 223 replies
    The Florida Times Union ^ | May 19, 2012 | Errin Haines
    Newt Gingrich took the stage at the Georgia Republican Party state convention on Saturday wearing a Mitt Romney sticker, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama and attempting to energize the crowd around his former Republican rival. "To every conservative, everywhere in America: When your choice on the one hand is Barack Obama, and your choice on the other hand is Mitt Romney, no serious conservative could possibly believe that electing Barack Obama is acceptable ... for America."