San Francisco approves greenhouse emissions tax on business

From the “pay and your sins shall be forgiven” department… FROM KTVU-TV in Oakland: Officials Approve Controversial Greenhouse Gas Tax SAN FRANCISCO — Air pollution regulators in the San Francisco Bay area voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve new rules that impose fees on businesses for emitting greenhouse gasses.  The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s…

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NOAA Predicts a Below-Normal Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season

While the forecast for the Atlantic Hurricane season is active and for 12-16 named storms, the Pacific forecast is just in time to coincide with recent pronouncements of no link between global warming and hurricane frequency, this just in: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 22, 2008 *** NEWS FROM NOAA *** NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION…

A little perspective

I found this image to be compelling because it shows our earth in perspective to some of the more mild activity occuring on the surface of the sun. www.Spaceweather.com writes: There’s a rainstorm underway on the sun’s eastern limb. You’d better bring your asbestos umbrella, though, because the “droplets” are Texas-sized blobs of hot plasma: click…