Carlos Curbelo

Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo Introduces Carbon Tax Legislation

Guest essay by Eric Worrall At least one Republican congressman believes the USA needs more taxes. Carlos Curbelo, U.S. representative for Florida’s 26th congressional district has introduced legislation to charge $24 / ton for CO2 starting in 2020. Curbelo Receives Praise for Leadership on Market Choice Act to Address Climate Change Washington, D.C., July 25,…

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NOAA’s newest GOES 17 weather satellite may not be fixable, and a loss

From NOAA and NextGov reports. The second satellite in NOAA’s $11 billion GOES program continues to experience issues with its most important instrument and officials still aren’t sure what’s wrong. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s newest weather satellite—part of the $11 billion Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite constellation set to operate for the next 20…

Pielke Jr. – U.S. Tornado damage continues to fall, 2018 activity near record lows

For those that are sure there’s global warming driving tornadoes and other severe weather events, here’s some inconvenient news. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. has updated his tornado loss data via his Twitter account. He writes: 2017 update to our normalized US tornado losses based on our 2013 paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17477891.2012.738642 … Past 5 yrs have 2nd lowest…

2017: “Deadliest year on record for environmentalists”… Because Trump? Because climate change? Or because bad journalism?

Guest commentary by David Middleton From the “[fill in the blank] on record” files… Record 207 environmental activists killed last year 24 JUL 2018 More than 200 environmental activists were murdered last year as government-sponsored killings linked to lucrative projects by vast agriculture multinationals soared, a global rights watchdog warned on Tuesday. Global Witness said…

Surprise: Cold wave reveals potential benefits of urban heat islands

From the PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, ENGINEERING SCHOOL and the “UHI is good for something” department. Still, it’s not a good place to measure climate change. The concrete and asphalt that make city summers brutally hot might not be a bad thing during winter’s deep freeze. Researchers from Princeton University have found that the urban heat island…

Study: “Little Ice Age” also affected South American climate

Research shows how the Little Ice Age affected South American climate For the first time, scientists reconstruct the rainfall distribution in Brazil during the climate changes that marked the Middle Ages using isotopic records from caves. A new study published in Geophysical Research Journal shows that the so-called Little Ice Age – a period stretching from 1500 to 1850…