French Revolution! Carbon tax ruled unconstitutional just two days before taking effect

This new French carbon tax was scheduled to go into law on Jan1, 2010. The tax was steep: 17 euros per ton of carbon dioxide (USD $24.40).  In a stunning move, and surely a blow to warmists everywhere, the tax has been found unconstitutional and thrown out. Originally found here (Google Translation). Lord Monckton was…

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G. P. Bear goes to Washington: part 5

By Bill Steigerwald “Voyage of the Polar Bears” Of all the animals the Inuit traditionally hunted, Nanuk, the polar bear, was the most prized. Native hunters considered Nanuk to be wise, powerful, and “almost a man.” Some called the bear “the great lonely roamer.” Many tribes told legends of strange polar-bear men that lived in…

Climategate on Finnish TV – with English subtitles

You may recall that Finnish TV interviewed Steve McIntyre last month. They did a superb job with that. Now they have a new 3 part YouTube series out on Climategate, with English subtitles. It is well worth the watching. A part that particularly struck me was: “They reveal an aggressive atmosphere, where the scientists consider…

USGS: Arctic sea too warm for sea ice 3 million years ago

This is a paleoclimatology finding, with current spin added. I guess they haven’t seen the latest on the NAO and AO. USGS Press Release: Arctic Could Face Warmer and Ice-Free Conditions Released: 12/29/2009 6:20:34 AM There is increased evidence that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future. Scientists…

EcoSpy -vs- EcoSpy

UPDATE: EcoSnoop responds – see below. Now, you can rat on your neighbors, your company, even your friends and family. Thanks to EcoSnoop, there’s an app for that. This can also be useful for catching those who talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk. This might just backfire on more than  a few people.…

Yikes!

September 25th, 2009 WUWT hit the 20 million mark. I was shocked then, because we’d gone from 10 million just six months prior. I wrote then in Another small milestone for WUWT: Back on March 15th, 2009,  I was amazed to find that WUWT hit 10 million on the internal WordPress hit counter. I started the…