James Hrynyshyn at Island of Doubt yesterday put up a really interesting examination of the Copenhagen Conference's efforts to deal with just what is the "safety limit" for global warming. I won't add much accept to lament the fact that "as much as possible as soon as possible" is too vague for public policy goals. … Continue reading 2 C or not 2 C?
China and India: Just what should their CO2 responsibilities be?
In the climate debates, I hear it all the time: why should the US do anything when China and India are the fastest growing and largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet? Though I make it a personal policy to never discussion mitigation policies with characters who will not even accept the reality of … Continue reading China and India: Just what should their CO2 responsibilities be?
Prospects for Change in Canadian Climate Policy
The following article is a guest post by H. E. Taylor, who you might recognize as the one who graciously provides us with the weekly GW news roundups. Enjoy! Prospects for Change in Canadian Climate Policy In short, the prospects are bleak and are likely to be driven from the United States. Let me explain. … Continue reading Prospects for Change in Canadian Climate Policy
The New Age
The following article is a guest post by H. E. Taylor, who you might recognize as the one who graciously provides us with the weekly GW news roundups. Enjoy! The New AgeAn Argument for Geo-engineeringIf you study civilizations of the past which have collapsed [1, 2, 3, 4], a curious fact emerges. Look at Rome, … Continue reading The New Age
Lack of Outcry over India: Hypocrisy?
Roger Pielke Jr is back at his own teapot, blogging up a tempest or two again. Whether you agree with his points or not, he usually makes for provocative reading and comment threads can be very entertaining and informing. I have not hung around there for quite a while but will pay more attention from … Continue reading Lack of Outcry over India: Hypocrisy?
PIPA on People on Climate Costs
According to a recent poll from PIPA (Program on International Policy Attitudes), commissioned by the BBC, people world wide are ready and willing to pay more for energy supplies in order to combat climate change. Once again the US is defining "leadership" as "dragging feet, kicking and screaming behind everyone else". The true costs of … Continue reading PIPA on People on Climate Costs
Breaking News? or Broken Record….
Via Andrew Dessler on Gristmill, we have this quoted material: At the World Climate Conference in Geneva this week, the United States blocked consensus on specific goals for reduction of carbon dioxide emission. As What's New predicted a month ago, the US sided with such backward nations as China and the Soviet Union, and oil … Continue reading Breaking News? or Broken Record….