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 selling them later to power producers that didn’t plan well and are willing to pay…

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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 a few roads being late to open due to the excessive snow clearance effort (WUWT:…

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 here, overview here) opens by saying: In western North America snowpack has declined in recent…

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 data as, “The time series of yearly and 3-month thermosteric sea level anomaly are presented…