Midwest rains help drought-stricken farmers, but how much? - CSMonitor.com
The cooler temperatures and milder weather conditions will not give farmers a chance to plant new crops and try to make up for lost time.ETHANOL MAKES THE TOP TEN LIST | The SPPI Blog
CHURCHVILLE,VA—Recently I watched John Stosell’s program on “Politician’s Top Ten Promises Gone Wrong.” Ethanol’s promise gone wrong was surpassed only by the housing subsidy bubble and the promise that more and bigger Europe-style government was the answer to the future.Mine's cheaper than yours: gas and wind proponents trade mangled statistics | Carbon Brief
Commentators, politicians, thinktanks and NGOs are all busy batting competing figures back and forth, as though the UK energy debate were a particularly complex game of tennis.- Bishop Hill blog - Madrid ’95: What went wrong?
What sent the Madrid Plenary off the rails was the way the representative expert scientists permitted and promoted the re-opening of the attribution question for assessment at a meeting of governmental delegations. Not only did the scientists present a distorted view of the evidence, but their audience had no time nor means for evaluating whether their conclusions upon this evidence were 'comprehensive, objective and balanced.' The recent positive results promoted in Madrid (as also the sceptical results there obscured) lacked adequate scientific scrutiny due to the simple fact that they had not been published. Perhaps this course of action would be acceptable at a conference of scientific experts (as at Asheville) and the matter might have been resolved there. (It was not.) But to re-open the controversy in Madrid was an abuse of process: it removed the IPCC assessment on the human attribution question further from its already dubious grounding in peer-review science.The backwards, inside-out politics of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, and coal | Grist
Obama is being held accountable for massive shifts in the coal economy. Which, in turn, prompts him to be as vocally supportive of the industry as possible, just as he is now being vocally supportive of tapping the strategic oil reserves to drop gas prices.