New Zealand begins emissions trading scheme, meanwhile the Gore/Pachauri Chicago Climate Exchange is flatlining

The months of flatlining at the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) should be a hint to the rest of the world that carbon trading is dead. Time to take it off life support. Even at 10 cents a ton, nobody wants it. At it’s peak in July 2008, it traded for $7.50 per ton of CO2.…

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Waxman Malarkey 3: Impact Zone Alaska

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Once again, I return to that endless font of misinformation, the Waxman Markey website. In this case, I look at their claims about Alaska. This one will be short and sweet. Their claim is that Alaska is roasting, as in the picture below: Figure 1. The dessert known as “flaming…

Record cold down under

I swear, I had nothing to do with this. Speaking tonight in Canberra, details here. Weather records for Sydney here. From the “weather is not climate department”: Sydney recorded its coldest June morning today since 1949, with temperatures diving to 4.3 degrees just before 6:00am (AEST). Cold snap set to stay By Amy Simmons Experts…

Waxman Malarkey 2: Impact Zone Australia

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Having spent a reasonable amount of time there, I have the highest regard for Australia and Australians. In general they are good, level-headed folks. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the people who wrote the Waxman-Markey website page on Australia. I discussed the first of their “Impact Zones” here, please…

Alex – first Atlantic Hurricane of 2010

To help you keep an eye on it, I have the satellite imagery here along with animated loops. Click image for full size or animate this image: Click for loop>>> ============ WTNT31 KNHC 300231 TCPAT1 BULLETIN HURRICANE ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER  18 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL    AL012010 1000 PM CDT TUE JUN 29…

Amazing Grace

By Steven Goddard, The headline reads “NASA Satellites Detect Unexpected Ice Loss in East Antarctica” ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2009) — Using gravity measurement data from the NASA/German Aerospace Center’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission, a team of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin has found that the East Antarctic ice sheet-home…

Waxman-Malarkey: Impact Zone US Northeast

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach In the US House of Representatives, there is something curiously yclept the “Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming” despite the lack of connection between the energy independence and warming. They have a very professionally done website, filled with some of the most outrageous misrepresentations imaginable. It is designed…

Mann says hockey stick "icon" is "misplaced"

The scientist behind the controversial ‘hockey stick’ graph has said it was ‘somewhat misplaced’ to make his work an ‘icon of the climate change debate’. From the Telegraph, By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent Professor Michael Mann plotted a graph in the late 1990s that showed global temperatures for the last 1,000 years. It showed a…

Perhaps the stupidest article I've ever seen

By charles the moderator Here’s the link. I have no other comment. From congress.org Global Warming could make Humans EXTINCT within 50 years Kill mechanisms list Global Warming could make the human race EXTINCT. The #1 kill mechanism is famine. See “The Long Summer” by Brian Fagan and “Collapse” by Jared Diamond. Shifting winds and…