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…