Tuesday titter – Carbon trading by Josh

Josh writes: here’s my take on that well known scam that’s been in the news this week. Astonishing.


Cartoons by Josh

[Apologies – posted Tuesday not Monday!]

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Tom J
August 25, 2015 12:52 pm

No offense to Josh but I really don’t think Russia’s going to be robbed by this.

Bubba Cow
Reply to  Tom J
August 25, 2015 12:54 pm

ah, Monday merriment on a Tuesday – hi, Tom – I had to copy, paste, and run the other day

Bubba Cow
Reply to  Bubba Cow
August 25, 2015 3:17 pm

actually, I had to check that today is Tuesday and wonder if it might still be Monday somewhere

Pamela Gray
Reply to  Bubba Cow
August 25, 2015 6:58 pm

All I know is that it’s 5:00 somewhere. Or 0-beer.30
[If you follow that with a shot a half-hour later, will the combination beer a 30-0-30? .mod]

Reply to  Bubba Cow
August 26, 2015 3:40 am

Evidently he didn’t know if it was raining or Tuesday !!!

Reply to  Tom J
August 25, 2015 12:55 pm

You’re right–it will be the American public that’s going to be robbed.

Reply to  Tom J
August 25, 2015 1:08 pm

Perhaps the Russian public, but I agree – surely not Gazprom.

Tom J
Reply to  Tom J
August 25, 2015 2:11 pm

No apologies necessary, for chrissake!

August 25, 2015 1:51 pm

It should read Europe and U.S., although the robbery of the U.S. is a lot more lucrative these days online.

Patrick Majer
August 25, 2015 1:56 pm

My clock stopped at 23:50 last night so it’s still Monday here

August 25, 2015 1:59 pm

So, that’s why they support environmentalism. It’s payback for the pseudo-scientific drive to distort financial and energy markets.

Richard Howes
August 25, 2015 2:08 pm

It’s way worse than we ever thought. Back in Feb 2009 we were told we only had 100 days left to save the earth. Now, in Aug 2015, we only have 100 days left to save the planet.

Richard Howes
Reply to  Richard Howes
August 25, 2015 2:10 pm

Sorry, August 2009. My bad.

Richard Howes
Reply to  Richard Howes
August 25, 2015 2:23 pm

Not only the August goof, I replied to the wrong post. I meant to reply to “Two Cape Verde lows following path of hurricane Danny may develop into tropical storms” Bad day

August 25, 2015 2:14 pm

Rob Dawg
August 25, 2015 2:16 pm

Wait! California is already being robbed. Where’s our mention?

Retired Engineer Jim
Reply to  Rob Dawg
August 25, 2015 2:27 pm

And S 350 will just make it worse than we thought.

Rob Dawg
Reply to  Retired Engineer Jim
August 25, 2015 2:42 pm

SB 350 is nothing short of when Indiana tried to declare that pi would be evermore 22/7ths.

John M. Ware
Reply to  Retired Engineer Jim
August 25, 2015 3:50 pm

You mean pi is not 22/7? Close enough for government work . . .

August 25, 2015 2:37 pm

Stephen Hawking recently changed his black holes ‘theory’.
However, the black holes of the carbon trading are still the same as before.

Reply to  vukcevic
August 25, 2015 3:24 pm

Stephen Hawking recently refined his black holes ‘theory’.
Remember, it’s Hawking Radiation that was the first thing anyone thought could be able to escape a Black Hole.
Now he’s just said that he guesses more could escape than even he thought.

Reply to  MCourtney
August 26, 2015 1:58 am

On Monday, Aug. 24-29, 2015, Stephen Hawking in a public lecture entitled “Quantum Black Holes” in Stockholm, as far as I am informed he is introducing following modification:
Existence of an “apparent horizon” that would only temporarily keep light and information, but after a period of time allows its exit back into space.
This is considerably different to the original ‘Hawking radiation’ theory.
I have no link to the actual presentation.

Steamboat McGoo
Reply to  MCourtney
August 26, 2015 3:46 am

If I read his refinement statement correctly, he’s actually saying that the “content” of the Hawking Radiation is subtly different than originally surmised – that the onset “information” inherent in the mass or light entering an event horizon is regurgitated later (thus obeying the Conservation of Info theory) but may be scrambled chaotically, so that it may be in an “existing but unknowable” state.

Reply to  MCourtney
August 26, 2015 4:39 am

from the organizers:
“Although the conference proceedings are closed to media and the public, media are invited to a concluding two-hour discussion at the close of the conference from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Albanova, Rm. FD5.” see Link
don’t see why, it is a real shame. Looks as if have to wait until Saturday to see any major details.

Stephen Heins
August 25, 2015 3:03 pm

50 percent of CA cap and trade proceeds go into the state’s general fund, in other words it’s a tax.
“I now predict that I was wrong.”
Stephen Hawking

August 25, 2015 3:17 pm

Hilarious 🙂

Gunga din
August 25, 2015 4:00 pm

Trading carbon for ashes. What’s the difference?

August 25, 2015 4:24 pm

It is not carbon trading it is a consumption tax and that is the beauty of CO2, it is an easy measurement to apply as a consumption tax.
There is no benefit to the planet, polar bears, men, women, children, or Algerian field mice from paying a fee for each molecule of CO2 created. I guess next they could create a family tax, the more kids the more CO2 being introduced into the world so of course the solution is a per child tax.

Carbon Trading is more accurately called “Global Consumption Tax”.

Reply to  Alx
August 26, 2015 3:45 am

Will the heavy breathers (usually, seemingly, on phone) have to pay more tax, maybe that’ll put ’em off!!!

August 25, 2015 5:05 pm

Oh, this is hilarious.

August 25, 2015 5:27 pm

As far as a government is concerned the sole problem is that taxes have to be raised.

August 26, 2015 5:25 am

The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine did not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study.
The authors say that offsets created under a UN scheme “significantly undermined” efforts to tackle climate change.
The credits may have increased emissions by 600 million tonnes.
In some projects, chemicals known to warm the climate were created and then destroyed to claim cash.

Reply to  Neo
August 26, 2015 6:14 am

If its a UN scheme than it amounts to a transfer of funds from US taxpayers to Russia.

Ill Tempered Klavier
August 28, 2015 11:11 am

“And please God, save the planet from environmentalists.” – George Carlin

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