Archive | April, 2006

Good News, Price of Carbon Falls

The price of emitting one tonne of CO2 in Europe fell from €30 last Monday to €16.50 on Thursday. This followed news that France, Estonia, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and the Walloon region of Belgium all had a surplus of carbon credit, pulling down the price. The carbon trading scheme was launched in Europe […]

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Ian Castles on Unsatisfactory Explanations & Climate Modelling

Ian Castles commented earlier this evening that: According to the ‘passionate claim’ introducing this thread [C02 Drives Climate: Svante Arrhenius], “we have no alternative to the enhanced greenhouse effect, we have no alternative theory of atmospheric radiation, we have no explanation of the warming based on physically credible models, and we have no basis to […]

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March of the Penguins

It’s really a documentary about the lifecycle of Emperor penguins in the Antarctic. But I’m going to go along with the movie critiques and romantics who have described ‘March of the Penguins’, a Warner Independent and National Geographic film, as an “incredible story of courage, adventure, survival and love”. I saw the movie at my […]

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C02 Drives Climate: Svante Arrhenius

“We have no alternative to the enhanced greenhouse effect, we have no alternative theory of atmospheric radiation, we have no explanation of the warming based on physically credible models, and we have no basis to believe the greenhouse effect stopped functioning beyond 280ppm of CO2. The skeptics have had 100 years to put a credible […]

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Cooling, Not Warming by 2030: Bob Foster

Bob Foster, member of the Lavoisier Group and reader of this blog, claims the sun drives climate and the next little ice age will be in 2030. Following is an edited and illustrated extract from a longer piece at Warwick Hughes’ blog, click here. “The Sun is the primary long-term driver of climate. Solar activity […]

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20 Years Since Chernobyl

Twenty years ago, on 26th April 1986, there was a disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, which was then part of the Soviet Union. There was no containment building and a plume of radioactive fallout drifted over parts of the western Soviet Union, Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, […]

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Anzac Day & the Man from Snowy River

It was a public holiday here in Australia today, because of ANZAC day. Across the country we remembered the men and women who went to war, particularly the men who fought at Gallipoli during World War 1. Noeline Franklin (from Brindabella and the Miles Franklin family) emailed me exactly a year ago asking that on […]

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Political Reform Driven by Pollution in China

I am fascinated by China’s growth and wonder about the impact of all this development on the local and global environment. The ‘2006 Index of Leading Environmental Indicators: The Nature and Sources of Ecological Progress in the US and the World’ by Steven Hayward at the Pacific Research Institute has an interesting section on China […]

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Darwin Braces for Cyclone Monica

“Darwin is preparing to weather the most intense storm ever seen in Australia’s northern waters, with winds of 350 kilometres an hour at the core of cyclone Monica. The category 5 storm is less than 400 kilometres from the Northern Territory capital, ” according to ABC Online. Some time ago I discovered Jeff Master’s Wunderblog […]

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Another ‘Climate Change’ Letter: Does 41 Trump 1?

In response to a letter in the Telegraph on 19th April from the President of the Royal Society, Lord Rees of Ludlow, asserting that the evidence for human-caused global warming “is now compelling”, 41 scientists have written to the same newspaper contradicting Lord Rees. Published in the the Telegraph today, the letter claims: 1. Global […]

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