Daily Archives: June 11, 2011

Craziest carbon credit scheme yet – shooting camels in Australia

How to Create Carbon Credits – Kill a Camel. By Viv Forbes The people who brought us pink-bats and cash-for-clunkers have a new scheme – we can earn carbon credits by shooting wild camels, humanely of course. Surely it would … Continue reading

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12th quarterly RGGI auction a bust? It sure wasn’t a boom.

The northeast US’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative sells CO₂ allowances through quarterly auctions. The intent is that both electric power producers will buy some because they have in order to emit CO₂, and speculators will buy some in hopes of … Continue reading

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Phil Jones does an about face on “statistically significant” warming

From the “make up your mind” department: Climate warming since 1995 is now statistically significant, according to Phil Jones, the UK scientist targeted in the “ClimateGate” affair. Last year, he told BBC News that post-1995 warming was not significant – … Continue reading

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Massive drifts and late-melting snowpack

Guest Post by Verity Jones While the MSM is all hot under the collar about the Killer heat wave in the mid-East US, not a mention about the massive snow accumulation in the Western USA this year. It’s not just … Continue reading

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Gotta Admire The Chutzpah

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The abstract of a new study from Science Magazine entitled “The Unusual Nature of Recent Snowpack Declines in the North American Cordillera”, Gregory Pederson et al., 9 June 2011 (paywalled, all data available here, figures … Continue reading

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New sea level dataset now available – still flat

NEW NODC DATASET: THERMOSTERIC SEA LEVEL ANOMALIES Posted by Bob Tisdale Just a quick one-graph post. The NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) has added Thermosteric Sea Level Anomaly data to its GLOBAL OCEAN HEAT CONTENT webpage. The NODC describes the … Continue reading

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