WE have all heard about the rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Along with most people, I have accepted that this is mostly due to the burning of fossil fuels. After-all, this is the accepted view, even for most so-called climate … [Read more...] about Why Do Most Climate Skeptics Accept ‘The Consensus’ that Humans are the Principal Source of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels? (Part 1)
Archives for September 2008
Bankrupt Lehman Brothers Promoted ‘Global Warming’ (Part 2)
The now bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers invested heavily in the politics of global warming and were hoping to make millions out of emissions trading. In an earlier blog post entitled 'Bankrupt Lehman Brothers Promoted Global Warming' I … [Read more...] about Bankrupt Lehman Brothers Promoted ‘Global Warming’ (Part 2)
Don Burke Retires as Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation
Don Burke, best known for his TV program ‘Burke’s Backyard’, recently retired as chair of the Australian Environment Foundation (AEF). He was at the helm of the organisation for three years and will continue to be a great ambassador for the … [Read more...] about Don Burke Retires as Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation
Grain Stubble as Petrol
Biofuels made from the stubble left over from harvesting grains could replace around one fifth of the volume of petrol used in Australia. The article, Grain Stubble Could Power a Greener Future, by Anna Salleh, at ABC Online, doesn’t explain that … [Read more...] about Grain Stubble as Petrol
Will Global Warming go the way of the Subprime Mortgage?
Canadians go to the polls on October 14, 2008; just before the US federal election. Climate change was touted as a key election issue, but that was before the financial turmoil of the last couple of weeks. According to Roger Gibbins writing … [Read more...] about Will Global Warming go the way of the Subprime Mortgage?
Old Growth Forest as Official Carbon Sink: A Note from Luke Walker
At the United Nations climate conference in Bali last year delegates agreed to include forest conservation in future discussions on a new global warming treaty. If adopted, REDD (Reducing Emissions From Deforestation and Degradation) means that the … [Read more...] about Old Growth Forest as Official Carbon Sink: A Note from Luke Walker