"This is barking mad. We're an island – how else are we going to leave it from time to time? By rowing boat?"

The title was from a comment in the London Times on this story about Carbon Taxes on air travel to/from Britain. h/t to Leif Svalgaard. Passengers face new tax to halt rise in air travel Tens of billions of pounds will have to be raised through flight taxes to compensate developing countries for the damage…

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Global Oceanic Climate Update for August 2009

Global Oceanic Climate Update for August 2009 Dr. Roy Spencer September 1st, 2009 This is the first of what might turn into a series of monthly updates of some maritime climate parameters monitored by the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite. All monthly statistics have been computed by me from daily global gridpoint data produced…