Friday, November 30, 2012

1,000 deaths a year: Tragic toll of cold weather in Greater Manchester
More than 1,000 people died last year in Greater Manchester because of the cold weather.

For the first time the government has released the number of deaths in each local authority caused by extreme weather.

It shows there were 1,050 deaths in the region caused by cold weather in 201l/12, and 1,200 the year before.
U.S. Seeks to Reassure Poor Nations on Climate Aid - Bloomberg
Climate finance officials from the U.S., Germany and the U.K. said their governments will continue to pay out aid aimed at helping the world’s most vulnerable countries cope with global warming.

“I don’t think any of us see a climate finance cliff on the horizon,” Beth Urbanas, director of U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Environment and Energy, said today at a discussion on the matter in Doha.
Backlash against Big Wind Continues - Robert Bryce - National Review Online
The hard reality is that for groups such as the Sierra Club and their fellow travelers, the issue of climate change — and their near-religious belief that wind turbines are an effective method of cutting carbon dioxide emissions — trumps nearly every other concern. If rural residents in Herkimer County and elsewhere are getting steamrolled by wind-energy developers, well, then, that’s just too bad.

It will take months for the Herkimer County lawsuit to wend its way through the courts. But the lawsuit shows, once again, that the anti-wind backlash is growing. And that blowback will only get worse — with or without the help of the self-proclaimed “environmentalists.”
Doha Climate Summit May Push Back 2015 Deadline For Global Deal | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
The focus on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (CP2) at the UN climate change talks in Doha could delay progress on steps towards a 2015 global deal, according to a Costa Rican negotiator.

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