Sunday, April 20, 2008

Recent notable climate-related headlines

Still don't think global warming is about money and taxes?

On Carbon, Tax and Don’t Spend - New York Times:

The idea is that polluters should pay for the environmental damage they cause. Slap a tax on carbon, the theory goes, and you will get fewer carbon emissions, more revenue for government and energy independence, all at the same time. No wonder people from both sides of the political divide have come out in support of it.
18 states sue EPA over greenhouse gas pollution Gasp! China is 1/2 inch down from the rainfall norm this spring? Surely this drought disaster is being caused by AGW. I thought all the record snow they received in China this past winter would more than make up for any drought problems??!!

Drought hits northern China | Environment | Reuters:

Normally, there is 12.7 mm (0.5 inch) of precipitation by now, the Xinhua news agency quoted Jiao Meiyan, of the China Meteorological Administration, as saying.
The kool-aid drinking fruitcakes flourish in these times of "climate troubles."

Eight protesters arrested at coal plant | Environment | Reuters:

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight protesters who locked themselves to bulldozers at a Duke Energy Corp coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as part of a day of international actions on climate change were arrested on Tuesday, police said.
So, let me get this straight. We had Canadian scientists recently worried about global cooling, and we had the highest ice in 15 years between Greenland and Canada. Why, just last month we had an article that tried to dismiss the newly reformed ice in the Arctic. Enough of all that...let's get back to the WORRY paradigm that works for climate alarmism.

Canadian researchers warn of new Arctic worries:

Melting ocean ice is apparently allowing larger storm surges to flood into the delta in Canada's far north, a change that could have an impact on energy development plans for the region, said Lance Lesack, who has been tracking environmental changes in the region for more than a decade.

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