Sunday, July 22, 2007

Psychologist wins world poker championships:

Jerry Yang, a 29 year-old psychologist and social worker who works for a fostering agency, has won a cool $8.25 million at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Yang put some of his success down to his training in psychology, but do psychologists make better poker players?

From Mind Hacks

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Western consumption may cause famines

The livelihoods of more than three billion people in the world are being undermined by the wealth of the privileged few, said the director of the Stockholm Environment Institute, Johan Rockstroem.

The Stockholm Environment Institute is one of the world's top five research organisations in climate change and it is pushing for a broader dialogue on social and economic change.

From the Herald Sun (Australia)

And from the Stockholm Environment Institute website:

Vacant position as Managing Editor for Climate and Energy Programme

Some 500 politicians, scientists, business leaders and aid workers from 60 countries gathered in a small Swedish forest town

The annual conference is held in the resort village of Taellberg, located 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

These folks sure seem to fly around, a lot.

...James Hansen, warned that "we are on the brink of a climate crisis and much closer than we realise. The world has already passed several tipping points in terms of climate change."

...The Taellberg Forum is sometimes criticised as a mere talkfest, since its resolutions are non-binding....

...Hans Joachim Schellnuber, advisor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and professor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, said talkfests were a must.

From AFP by way of France24

Here's Thursday's program:

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Morning
Morning exercize

Pre-Forum Sessions

Tällberg New Leaders Program
(for invited participants)

Preparatory session for the Track chairs and moderators

09.00
Nature walk (start from Majstångsplatsen)

10.00
Introduction to carbon simulator tool

12.00
Lunch at hotels

12.45 – 13.45
Warming-up sessions
open conversations after lunch at hotels.

13.45 – 14.40
“Music on the green”
Concert with the choir and orchestra from Leksand’s music school and twin cities (in Estonia, Finland and Norway), Majstångsplatsen by the Forum tent.


15.00
Session I:Opening session of the Tällberg Forum 2007:

Welcome to Tällberg

  • Birgitta Fröstad, Chairperson, Village of Tällberg

Welcome to Dalarna

  • Maria Norrfalk, Governor, County of Dalarna

Welcome to Sweden

  • HRH Princess Victoria, Crown princess of Sweden

Forum keynote:

  • HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan

Setting the framework

  • Bo Ekman, Chairman, Tällberg Foundation, Sweden
  • With Nayan Chanda, Editor, Yale Global Online, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, India,
  • Koosum Kalyan, Senior Business Development Advisor, Africa, Shell International, UK,
  • Alexander Crawford, Tällberg Foundation, Sweden,
  • Carl Mossfeldt, Tällberg Foundation, Sweden,
  • Manfred Max-Neef, Rector, Universitad Austral, Chile

What the poets tell us

  • Lena Endre, Actress, Sweden
  • Barbara Hendricks, Musician and President, Barbara Hendricks Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation, Sweden.
    Mathias Algotsson accompanies on the piano.

    Break and refreshments, conversations at small tables

  • Song by Mikael Samuelson

What science tell us – Understand and protect the home planet

  • James Hansen, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA
  • C. S. Kiang, Chairman, Beijing University Environment Fund, China
  • Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Cheif Government Advisor, Germany
  • Chair: Fred Pearce, Author, UK

Introduction to the Carbon Simulator:

  • Peter Senge, Chairman, Society of Organizational Learning, USA

What we must accomplish – will leadership deliver?

  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President, Republic of Latvia
  • Ruud Lubbers, Chairman, Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Energy Research Center (ECN), The Netherlands
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, Nairobi

20.00
Outdoor “Gästabud” at Holen in Tällberg
Fiddlers, raising of the traditional maypole, buffet and festivities

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Global warming's Keystone Kops

"The simple task of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by a set amount is being lost in side skirmishes on the Hill. These have more to do with powerful lobbies, regional preferences, and presidential ambitions than the national interest."

"Public will to tackle global warming through federal mandates on energy use may still be too weak to overcome the usual political pressures in Washington. At the least, lawmakers should do no harm by passing the wrong measures."

Not sure if I agree with "The simple task..." but it has a good headline.

From the Christian Science Monitor

Monday, May 21, 2007

People Often Think An Opinion Heard Repeatedly From The Same Person Is Actually A Popular Opinion

"...However, the study also showed that hearing one person express the same opinion multiple times had nearly the same effect on listener's perception of the opinion being popular as hearing multiple people state his/her opinion."

From ScienceDaily

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Countries Warn UN Weather Agency Of Damage Over Fraud Case

"Any allusion suggesting that the current secretary general of the WMO may have benefitted from influence peddling is defamatory..." From: TerraDaily

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The actual IPCC Working Group II report is online!

The full report is here.
It looks like I've got my evenings reading material.

HT: Prometheus

Monday, April 9, 2007

Plug it in, fire it up, Mr. President

From the Detroit News:

"Credit Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally with saving the leader of the free world from self-immolation."

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070407/AUTO01/704070338/1148

HT: Junkscience

Saturday, April 7, 2007

East Africa Greens Up from Heavy Rains

I'm not sure how this relates to the IPCC WGII Summary but I hope it's good news for our friends, the Masai.

Friday, April 6, 2007

BREAKING NEWS

I am a moron (or getting forgetful in my senescence)

The science blog Climateer was started on Feb. 2, 2007 the day the IPCC WG I Summary was released. That same day I linked to the blog of Lubos Motl (asst. Prof. Physics, Harvard).

Through a tortuous series of links I find that Prof. Motl wrote that day:

"Also, the report has changed some standards how to evaluate the confidence in science. Instead of 95% or 99% confidence intervals, they use 90% confidence. The probability that "A" (anthropogenic) belongs to "GW" (global warming) is 90%, the report effectively says: the verbal form of "more than 90%" is "very likely", according to a footnote.
In all other branches of science, such a "high" confidence level would be viewed as a hint to start to consider a speculative hypothesis as a remote possibility: even the recent Higgs signal has a higher confidence.
In climate science, 90% (calculated by not exceedingly transparent methods) is apparently enough to close the debate. ;-)Just to remind you, 90% is the probability that a randomly chosen digit such as 7 is not equal to 7. :-)."

I obviously read his post and this morning, thinking such profound insight could spring fully formed only from my own highly evolved consciousness, started babbling on rather than giving one simple link. Sorry.


(maybe) I Am Not A Moron

at least out to two standard deviations.

I found a (Warning: Anthropogenic causation skeptic ahead) blog post which raised some of the same statistical questions that I had in the post below. This blogger was referring to the WG I Summary released in February but the IPCC terminology is the same in both.

First read: The IPCC WG II Summary for Policymakers

To quote Vinnie Barbarino "I'm so confused"
Starting with the top of the second page. This Summary refers to a report that hasn't been released yet:
"A full consideration of observed climate change is provided in the IPCC Working Group I Fourth Assessment."

By the middle of page two we're off to language I didn't learn in high school statistics:
"That Assessment concluded that “there is high confidence 3"; dutifully following footnote 3 to:

"Endbox 2. Likelihood and confidence language

In this Summary for Policymakers, the following terms have been used to indicate: the assessed likelihood of an outcome or a result:

Virtually certain > 99% probability of occurrence, Extremely likely > 95%, Very likely > 90%Likely > 66%, More likely than not > 50%, Very unlikely < 10%, Extremely unlikely < 5%.

The following terms have been used to express confidence in a statement:

Very high confidence At least a 9 out of 10 chance of being correct, High confidence About an 8 out of 10 chance, Medium confidence About a 5 out of 10 chance, Low confidence About a 2 out of 10 chance, Very low confidence Less than a 1 out of 10 chance."

Where is the 95% confidence interval? It's not a probability statement.

The confidence interval is the range where you expect something to be. By saying "expect" you leave open the possibility of being wrong. The degree of confidence measures the probability of that expectation to be true.

The degree of confidence is linked with the width of the confidence interval. It's easy to be very confident that something will be within a very wide range, and vice versa. Also, the amount of information (typically related with the sample size) has an influence on the degree of confidence and the width of the confidence interval. With more information you will be more confident that "the thing" will be within a given interval. Also, with more information, and keeping a given degree of confidence, you can narrow the interval.

An example:
In a given city a survey is made. The question is: "Do you prefer Coke or Pepsi?" 60% answer Coke, and 40% answer Pepsi. So an estimation is that, in this city, 60% prefer Coke. Does it means that 60% of the population in this city prefer Coke? No unless the survey had been answered by all the population. However, you can be somewhat "confident" that the actual proportion of people choosing Coke will be within some interval around the 60% found in the sample. How confident? How wide is the interval?

If the survey is based on a sample of 100 persons, you can be 90% confident that the actual proportion of Coke will be between 52% and 68%. Also, you can be 99% confident that the actual proportion will be between 48% and 72% (for the same sample size, more confidence, wider interval).

If the survey had been on a sample of 1000 persons instead of 100, you could be 90% confident that the actual proportion is between 57.5% and 62.5% (compare with 52% and 68% for the same confidence with a sample of 100. Larger sample, narrower interval for the same degree of confidence). And you could be 99.99998% (let's say 100%?) confident that the actual proportiion will be between 52% and 68% (compare with a degree of confidence of 90% for the same interval with a sample of 100. Larger sample, better degree of confidence for the same interval).

This Summary for Policymakers looks more like a political document than a scientific one.

The IPCC and Climate Change

The early version of the WG II Summary for Policymakers is out.
Here's the link. I'm going to read it before deciding whether to post on the science site or here.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

An Inconvenient Tax - Issue #1

From the Carbon Tax Center.
They talk about accomplishments to date and ask for money.

HT: Environmental Economics

Monday, April 2, 2007

EPA Global Warming

I think it's fair to let the Volokh Conspiracy have the last word (for today). Scroll down.

Supreme Court ruling on Mass. v. EPA

SCOTUSBLOG has the opinion, and many links.

EPA and Global Warming

The Jurist at The Pitt law school has the Appeals Court decision which was reversed today.

The Climate's Changed at the Supreme Court

Ann Althouse warns "Just you wait for the next post"

Global Warming and the Supremes

The WSJ.com Energy Roundup has links and reactions.

The Volokh Conspiracy also has a second post.

Justices: EPA Can Control Car Emissions

From the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/02/AR2007040200487.html

Supreme Court-Global Warming

Here's the New York Time's first read on the decision.

EPA CO2 Supreme court ruling

The Volokh Conspiracy is quick off the mark:

[Orin Kerr, April 2, 2007 at 11:45am] Trackbacks
Supreme Court Decides "Global Warming" Case: The Supreme Court handed down its decision in the "global warming" case, Massachusetts v. EPA, and it looks like a significant victory for environmental interests. Stevens managed to keep Kennedy on board, so it was a 5-4 ruling that will make the EPA go back and reconsider the petition to regulate greenhouse gases. There were two forceful dissents filed in the case. Chief Justice Roberts dissented on standing, joined by Scalia, Thomas, and Alito. Justice Scalia dissented on the merits, joined by Roberts, Thomas, and Alito. I'll let others with more expertise offer commentary on the major issues in the case, but there's one minor side issue that I found somewhat amusing. In his majority opinion, Justice Stevens relies in part on a 1907 case for his view that the presence of a state in litigation alters the standing thresholds. Chief Justice Roberts objects to this in his dissent, and Justice Stevens inserted a footnote in the majority opinion with this response to Roberts:
THE CHIEF JUSTICE accuses the Court of misreading Georgia v. Tennessee Copper Co., 206 U. S. 230 (1907), see post, at 3–4 (dissenting opinion), and “"devis[ing] a new doctrine of state standing,"” id., at 15. But no less an authority than Hart & Wechsler’'s The Federal Courts and the Federal System understands Tennessee Copper as a standing decision. R. Fallon, D. Meltzer, & D. Shapiro, Hart & Wechsler’s The Federal Courts and the Federal System 290 (5th ed. 2003). Indeed, it devotes an entire section to chronicling the long development of cases permitting States “"to litigate as parens patriae to protect quasisovereign interests—i.e., public or governmental interests that concern the state as a whole."” Id., at 289.Chief Justice Roberts responds:
The Court seems to think we do not recognize that Tennessee Copper is a case about parens patriae standing, ante, at 17, n. 17, but we have no doubt about that. The point is that nothing in our cases (or Hart & Wechsler) suggests that the prudential requirements for parens patriae standing, see Republic of Venezuela v. Philip Morris Inc., 287 F. 3d 192, 199, n. (CADC 2002) (observing that “parens patriae is merely a species of prudential standing” (internal quotation marks omitted)), can somehow substitute for, or alter the content of, the “irreducible constitutional minimum” requirements of injury in fact, causation, and redressability under Article III. Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife, 504 U.S. 555, 560 (1992). Does anyone with the latest edition of Hart & Wechsler handy want to weigh in?

Supreme Court-EPA

Even Instapundit doesn't have it yet.
Mr. Reynolds does have this, however. Very timely.

A LOOK AT THE AUTOMOTIVE X-PRIZE:
The race is on to develop a commercially viable car that can travel 100 miles on a gallon of gasoline.
The same group that awarded $10 million to a team that built the first private spacecraft to leave the earth’s atmosphere is expected to announce today the rules for its automotive competition.
The group, the X Prize Foundation, says that the automotive contest, expected to carry a prize of more than $10 million, could have a significant effect on the automobile industry by speeding up efforts to use alternative fuels and reduce consumption. The average fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United States has remained nearly stagnant — around 20 miles a gallon — for decades.
“The industry is stuck, and we think a prize is perfect to disrupt that dynamic,” said Mark Goodstein, executive director of the Automotive X Prize. “Failure is frowned upon in this industry, and that doesn’t make for big advances. It makes for incrementalism.”
You could get a 100 mpg car now (""If you combine a clean-burning diesel with a hybrid electric drive system in a lightweight car, I think 100 mpg is doable.") but we need better. Plus, there's this spinoff: "However, working out the requirements of a 100-mpg car makes it clear just how feasible it would be to build, say, a 75-mpg car--for far less money."
UPDATE: This isn't quite what the X-Prize is looking for, but it's pretty cool.

Carbon Dioxide is Pollution

From the Wall Street Journal Energy Roundup

http://blogs.wsj.com/energy/2007/04/02/scotus-rules-in-favor-of-environmentalists/

This is a really, really big deal. I'm off to check some law blogs, more later.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Numerical Models, Integrated Circuits and Global Warming Theory

I had trouble deciding whether to post this on the science site or here, so I did both. I've been thinking about cumulative errors for a month, it's time to let it go. This is by a guy who seems to know his way around an abacus.

Cross posted at Climateer

Researchers link human skull size and climate

Hot head v cool head v Mr Potato Head
From the Register:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/26/research_skulls/

Climate Change Issues and the Stern Review

From CCNet:

http://www.staff.livjm.ac.uk/spsbpeis/Henderson-2007a.htm

"I am well aware that the arguments I have just put before you are not widely supported: mine is very much a minority view."

Global Warming Affords Politicians Serious Talking Point

From the UConn. DailyCampus:

We know most politicians, desperate for something to say....ah, never mind. It's Friday, we live in a great country, good things are happening every minute. The hard-boiled cynicism can wait for Monday.

Al Gore to be honoured with Emmy

Former US vice president Al Gore is to receive an honorary International Emmy award for his work in broadcasting.
From the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6502667.stm

Getting it on for the good of the planet

An oldie but a goodie (the press release, not me)
From Greenpeace

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

How to win in politics

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works website


Democrat (left) side................................ Republican (right) side
Act Now to Stop Global Warming........ Enter the Minority Blog

As has been said, you can't make this stuff up.

Climate Change - International Issues, Engaging Developing Countries

From the House Energy and Commerce Committee:

http://energycommerce.house.gov/cmte_mtgs/110-eaq-hrg.032707.developing_countries.shtml

Monday, March 19, 2007

Climate Change Challenge

Funny Stuff; Serious Business
From The Viscount Monckton:

http://ff.org/centers/csspp/docs/20070316_monckton.html

Monday, March 12, 2007

Is Global Warming Good For Napa?

Power Corrupts.PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely.

Is Global Warming Good for Napa?
From PinotBlogger

The PPT Presentation

Kitten boom litters shelters

It's raining cats and climate change is to blame.

From the Toronto Star:

http://www.thestar.com/article/190006

Frostbite Ends Bancroft-Arnesen Trek

A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off.
From CBS News:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/12/ap/tech/main2561385.shtml

Pelosi Reveals Who's Who On Global Warming Panel

From the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/11/AR2007031101044.html

CAFE standards

From Econbrowser:

http://www.econbrowser.com/archives/2007/03/cafe_standards.html

Redwood speaks of global warming 'benefits'

Spruce forests invade Arctic tundra

From 24dash:
http://www.24dash.com/environment/17733.htm

and Xinhua:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-03/12/content_5836520.htm

Rangel Opening Remarks at Hearing on Energy and Tax Policy

From the House Ways and Means Committee:

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/News.asp?FormMode=print&ID=482

Al Gore's Carbon Solution Won't Stop Climate Change

From AlterNet:

http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/49025/

Pigovian Taxes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigovian_tax


Cross-Posted at Climateer Investing

'CLIMATE CHANGE IS BIGGEST THREAT TO OUR FUTURE ECONOMY

From the Sunday Mirror:

http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/news/tm_headline=environment-secretary-david-miliband---climate-change-is-the-biggest-threat-to-our-future-economy--only-labour-can-rise-to-it---&method=full&objectid=18736745&siteid=62484-name_page.html

HT: Junkscience

Global Warming Is a Crisis-Global Warming Is Not a Crisis

From ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=2938707&page=1

From ABC News:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/print?id=2938762

Climate scientist 'duped to deny global warming'

From The Observer:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2031455,00.html

HT: Junkscience

Drought Blamed on Lack of Faith

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/Cleric-blames-lack-of-faith-for-drought/2007/03/11/1173547992548.html

Deconstructing Channel 4's Great Global Warming Swindle

By Nathan Rive:

http://inthegreen.typepad.com/blog/2007/03/deconstructing_.html

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Great Global Warming Swindle

Is available at Google Video:
Warning: anthropogenic causation skeptics ahead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XttV2C6B8pU

The critics are raving!:
"‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’ was a propaganda gift to the various vested interests who seek to undermine the fragile political and social will to take action on this global action."
George Marshall at Climate Denial

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Kerry's new book hails everyday people saving the environment

From the San Francisco Examiner:

http://www.examiner.com/a-611366~Kerry_s_new_book_hails_everyday_people_saving_the_environment.html

AP IMPACT: Draft report warns of droughts, starvation, disease

From the San Francisco Examiner:

http://www.examiner.com/a-611458~AP_IMPACT__Draft_report_warns_of_droughts__starvation__disease.html

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth

Friday, March 9, 2007

Bipartisan legislation Would Extend Tax Incentives, Lower Energy Costs, Increase Energy Independence

From Senator Diane Feinstein:

http://feinstein.senate.gov/07releases/r-epact-eng0308.htm

Keeley Hazell: Page Three Girl becomes face of green movement

David Cameron raised eyebrows when he named a topless model as his eco-hero.
From The Independent:

http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/lifestyle/article2339275.ece
Keeley Rebecca Hazell (born on September 18, 1986 in Bromley, Kent, England, United Kingdom) is a Page 3 girl and glamour model, famous for her large bust ...

Keeley's website:

http://www.keeleyhazell.com/

Bush Hails Biofuels Pact in Brazil

From the Houston Chronicle:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4616241.html

Viewers keen to save planet, but not during favourite show

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/business/audience-cool-on-global-warming-special/2007/03/07/1173166799115.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

HT: Junkscience

Sports Illustrated precipitates 'Gore Effect':

From Junkscience:

Weather again plays havoc with area sports
Bucknell Baseball's Weekend Series with Niagara Cancelled
Snowfall wipes local sports slate clean
School hockey finals postponed . . . again
Mother Nature wins
MTSU baseball postponed by snow
Swimsuit Issue Becomes Winter Coat Fashion Show<The links in this story are just click through ads

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Hearing on Small Business Solutions for Combating Climate Change

From the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works:

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Majority.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=324ce58d-802a-23ad-4139-d22400b0e3fb&Designation=Majority

Dingell/Boucher Solicit Recommendations On Climate Change in Preparation of Upcoming Legislation

From the House Committee on Energy and Commerce:

Letter to environmental community »

Press Release:
http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_110/110nr9.shtml

Big Stink Over 'Fart Tax'

The Internet never forgets
From SkyNews:

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-12761734,00.html

House Creates Global Warming Committee

From the Examiner:

http://www.examiner.com/a-607737~House_Creates_Global_Warming_Committee.html?setEdition=San_Francisco

Global Warming, Immigration and God...

From SpaceDaily:

http://www.spacedaily.com/2006/070308213500.ag2o0x36.html

Whole Foods Defends Its Good Name

From Mother Jones:

http://www.motherjones.com/science/2007/03/whole_foods_good_name.html

Climate change is responsible for 2.4 per cent of all cases of diarrhoea

From Medical News Today:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=4881

Professor Martin L. Weitzman on the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change

Warning: This one is for the pro's.

If you understand "It may well turn out that the option value of waiting for better information about catastrophic tail events is negligible because early detection is impossible..." this is a valuable paper. If not, a better use of time may be to release a small amount of sequestered CO2 and create a biochemical-electrical field i.e. crack a beer and think about other things.

By Professor Weitzman:

http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/Weitzman/papers/JELSternReport.pdf

Cross-posted at Climateer Investing

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Wang on Warming

SW China drought
From Xinhua:

http://english.eastday.com/eastday/englishedition/nation/userobject1ai2668475.html

Global Warming Police

From the Globe and Mail:

http://www.rbcinvest.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/PEstory/LAC/20070307/COCLIMATE07/Headlines/headdex/headdexComment/1/1/7/

New Weapon Against Warming: "Flatulence Cards" Offset Dog, Human Emissions

From National Geographic:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/03/070306-warming-credits.html

HT: Junkscience

Climate Change, Carbon Trading and Civil Society

From the University of KwaZulu:

http://www.nu.ac.za/ccs/default.asp?3,28,10,2826

Global warming threatens Kentucky whiskey?

From the Grayson County News-Gazette:

http://www.gcnewsgazette.com/articles/2006/06/22/local_news/news26.txt

and from Modern Drunkard Magazine:

global warming's effect on Kentucky bourbon

Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy

Have you always wanted to audit an MIT Sloan School of Management course on the economics of climate change?
From MIT:

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Sloan-School-of-Management/15-023JSpring-2004/CourseHome/

Coco de Mer Wooden Spanking Paddle-Fair Trade, Sustainable

A classic wooden paddle, handcrafted by a passionate English spanker. This paddle is ethically made by a fair trade project in India and the wood from a substainable source. So spank away for a better world!
http://www.cocodemerusa.com/btc/product_display.aspx?l=00030007000000000000&p=CDM01264&k=00030007000000000000&pn=1

HT: Treehugger

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007

CLIMATE CHANGE Tough measures, not talk, will save the planet, and David Suzuki is still waiting

From the Vancouver Sun:

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/story.html?id=1d7c389f-0b26-4d5e-953a-3d30b39f8f08

People won't part with money to stop climate change: poll

From the Victoria Times-Colonist:

http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=9b46c64c-55bb-40de-9fa7-f508ed2b4e55&k=60320

Older people most to blame on climate

From the Yorkshire Post:

http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=55&ArticleID=2056807

CLIMATE CHANGE:Islands Could Fall Off the Map

From InterPress:

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=36618

K’jong caught between drought and gunfire

From Sunday Vision (Uganda):

http://www.sundayvision.co.ug/detail.php?mainNewsCategoryId=7&newsCategoryId=132&newsId=549675

Monaco Launches Radical Plan To Cut Carbon Emissions

From WebWire:

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=27595

NHL Hockey Players Join Fight against Global Warming

From the Global Youth Climate Movement:

http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/1057

Is the New UN Global Warming Report Too Conservative?

From Monthly Review:

http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/cf170207.html

Outdoor hockey threatened by global warming

From GlobalExchange.Org:

http://www.globalexchange.org/war_peace_democracy/oil/3609.html

Global warming disaster looms if U.S., China don't take decisive action

From CantonRep.com:

http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=336855&Category=24

Friday, February 16, 2007

Flannery Cashes In

From the Courier-Mail(Aus):

There are many ways to profit from climate change.

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21228883-953,00.html

New Environment Nobel Award Needed, Norwegian Says

From OneIndia:

http://news.oneindia.in/2006/12/08/new-environment-nobel-award-needed.html

2005 Economics Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Schelling on Kyoto Treaty

From USNews:

http://meteo.lcd.lu/globalwarming/Schelling/schelling_kyoto.html

WalMart Twenty First Century Leadership

From WalMart:

http://www.walmartstores.com/Files/21st%20Century%20Leadership.pdf

Global warming more dangerous than nuclear weapons: Blix

From Agence France Presse:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070125/sc_afp/egyptnucleariranunblix_070125175332

Is the Deadly Crash of Our Civilization Inevitable?

From: Dissident

http://dissidentnews.wordpress.com/2007/02/16/alternet-is-the-deadly-crash-of-our-civilization-inevitable/

Companies press Bush, Congress on climate

From Reuters:

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2007-01-19T203401Z_01_N19171914_RTRUKOC_0_US-CLIMATE-COALITION.xml

Saaay now. This would make a nice little stock index. Cap weighted, arithmetic, equal dollar? Hmmmm.
http://www.us-cap.org/

A New Deal on Global Warming

From Time:

http://time-blog.com/theag/2007/02/a_new_deal_on_global_warming.html

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wildlife groups axe Bellamy as global warming ‘heretic’

From the TimesOnline:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article522744.ece

A Cap and Trade System v. Alternative Policies to Curb U.S. Greenhouse Gases

From the George C. Marshall Institute:

http://www.marshall.org/pdf/materials/470.pdf

Obama on Coal

From Senator Obama's Website:


Increasing the Clean Use of Illinois Coal
Senator Obama worked with Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) to secure $85 million for research into a process that will turn Illinois-basin coal into clean-burning fuel for cars and trucks (Fischer-Tropsch fuels). Coal fuel has powered all of South Africa's cars and trucks for the last 50 years. The research could help us one day satisfy our energy needs from Illinois' coal mines instead of Saudi Arabia's oil fields.
"The American coal community applauds the leadership of Senators Bunning and Obama. . . America's coal reserves . . . can be utilized to provide ultra-clean transportation fuels for our armed forces, airlines and anyone interested in spending less at the pump to fill-up their vehicle. . . . Americans must take steps now to make greater use of our most abundant and affordable domestic source of energy: coal. This legislation is a big step in that direction."
-Kraig R. Naasz , President and CEO, National Mining Association

http://www.barackobama.com/issues/energy/

The TiernyLab $0.00 Earth Challenge

From the New York Times:

http://tierneylab.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/02/12/the-tierneylab-000-earth-challenge/


The Branson Prize has been claimed:

http://carfreeusa.blogspot.com/2007/02/virgins-25-million-earth-challenge.html

HT: NYT

Climate change may threaten more than one million species with extinction

Story published in 'Nature' represents most comprehensive analysis to date.

From Eureka Alert:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-01/ci-ccm010504.php

Brother, Can You Spare 22 Terawatts?

The flip side of the climate change conundrum is energy.

From ReasonOnline:

http://www.reason.com/news/show/116887.html

Hidden Garden of Eden wilts as Earth warms

From NewScientist:

http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/climate-change/mg18925424.400

Earth Challenge

From: Sir Richard Branson et Al:

http://www.virginearth.com/

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Get Wet For Climate Change

From IndyMediaUK:

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/02/362167.html

Climate Change Accountability Act (Can.)

NDP Press Release:

http://www.ndp.ca/page/4892

"The lungs of our planet have been destroyed"

Gov responds to "simplistic & misleading comments"

New Zealand Government Press Release:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0702/S00185.htm

From Scoop

No Climate Change Briefings Being Held in Auckland or Wellington

From Radio New Zealand:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/latest/200702141029/no_climate_change_briefings_being_held_in_auckland_or_wellington_for_forestry_investors

Climate change anxiety the hot new disorder?

From the Canberra Times:

http://canberra.yourguide.com.au/detail.asp?class=your%20say&subclass=general&story_id=556834&category=Opinion

Big News-Off Topic

Belgian Papers Win Google Copyright Suit

Untangling the global warming paradox

From the Guardian:

http://business.guardian.co.uk/economicdispatch/story/0,,2011446,00.html

Testimony on the U.S. Climate Action Partnership Report

From the Competitive Enterprise Institute:

http://www.cei.org/pdf/5762.pdf

Outlaw Climate Change Denial

Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the warming-is-natural party?
From the Herald Sun:

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/are_you_or_have_you_ever_been_a_member_of_the_warming_is_natural_party/

John Tierney Thinks Richard Branson's $25 Million Prize...

From The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/13/science/earth/13tier.html?ex=1329022800&en=4900af8444442571&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Plant a Tree to Fight Global Warming and Poverty

From Yale F&ES Project on Climate Change:

http://environment.yale.edu/climate/2007/02/13/plant-a-tree-to-fight-global-warming-and-poverty/

Valentine's Day is coming up plant them in the shape of a heart.

Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability

From Climate Change Action:

http://www.i-s-e-t.org/Proceedings-final.pdf

US investor group unveils climate blacklist

From MSNBC:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17131502/

Love Can Save Us

From: The Future is Insight

http://onestraw.blogspot.com/2007/02/love-can-save-us.html