Monday, November 26, 2012

Why the GOP Will not Support Carbon Taxes (if it wants to survive)
Under a carbon tax, the U.S. would keep emitting billions of tons of carbon dioxide annually for a long time – otherwise the tax wouldn’t raise much revenue. So the notion that carbon taxes can measurably reduce extreme weather risk or climate change impacts within any policy-relevant timeframe is ludicrous.
I’m Dreaming Of A Communist Christmas | Real Science
The 1950s musical White Christmas is about a group of WWII veterans unhappy about 70 degree weather in Vermont on Christmas Eve. They were dreaming of a White Christmas, and planning to help out their WWII general.

Fast forward to 2011 in Vermont. Instead of army heroes singing, we have Bill McKibben frantically twitting that the warm weather requires that we give up everything the WWII soldiers fought for.
Doha Heads Up! | Real Science
Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists have their heads up their @sses. We have vast amounts of historical data concerning the weather when CO2 was below 350 ppm, and it was no better than today.
Glacier Park stonefly could be first species listed as endangered by climate change
An obscure aquatic insect found exclusively in the high alpine streams of Glacier National Park will remain a high-priority candidate for endangered species protection because it is at risk of extinction due to climate change, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week.

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