Death of a carbon salesman: Chicago Climate Exchange

It was essentially dead when we announced on WUWT Chicago Climate Exchange(CCX) was halting carbon futures trading last year. Note the flatlined final price of 5 cents per ton: My only question now is “what took them so long”? From the Wall Street Journal: ICE to Close Chicago Climate Futures Exchange CHICAGO—IntercontinentalExchange Inc. told traders…

Biggest X-class flare of cycle 24

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center reports sunspot 1263 burped a big one: 1400Z, August 9, 2011- The largest flare of the solar cycle, an R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout, alternatively classified as an X6, occurred today at 0805Z. Region 1263, now poised near the west limb, produced the event and a few others of lesser magnitude…

Further on Thorium

While Matthew Nisbet opines on peak oil being a uniting cause, this short essay on thorium power is instructive and relevant. – Anthony Guest post by David Archibald Early in June, I gave a lecture entitled “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” at the Institute for World Politics (a graduate school for the CIA and…

Peak oil – platitude or pragmatism point?

From American University via Eurekalert, professor Matthew Nisbet demonstrates that the impact of peak petroleum on public health may be a way to unite conservatives and liberals in an effort to move away from fossil fuels and towards alternative forms of energy. Peak Oil & Public Health: Political Common Ground? WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 8, 2011)—Peak…