Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Davos: Persuading big business to act on climate change - 28 January 2013 - New Scientist
It would take $700 billion of investment every year to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a safe level, while allowing continued economic growth.
Russia threatens 'radical measures' in response to Kyoto Protocol extension | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change
Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan have agreed what they term a “series of measures” in response to an agreement at the UN climate talks in Doha last December to extend the Kyoto Protocol.
Missing the point of the cap-and-trade defeat | Grist
A small number of environmental groups headquartered in D.C. decided, rightly or wrongly, that cap-and-trade was the way to go. This decision was then announced without much consultation, much less dialogue, with the rest of the U.S. environmental movement. When some activists outside the Beltway dared to question cap-and-trade (“Most ordinary people can’t even understand what cap-and-trade is, much less get behind it,” one young activist complained), they were told in effect to shut up and leave these decisions to the grown-ups. According to sources of mine who must remain nameless, some activists were refused funding from major green donors because they questioned the cap-and-trade strategy. Some youth activists were warned that their future careers would suffer if they didn’t get on board. Given all this, is it any wonder that most climate activists outside the Beltway did not flock to the cap-and-trade banner?
Twitter / RyanMaue: Then, < -30°F creeps into ...
Then, < -30°F creeps into the Dakotas, 0°F to Chicago Friday morning. Frozen solid.

1 comment:

Sean said...

On missing the point on Cap and Trade. Does anyone wonder why the "grown-ups" wanted cap and trade in the environmental movement? From where I sit, the only people who come out ahead on cap and trade are the carbon traders. What type of relationship do the environmentalists have with the folks who stand to make a fortune in the carbon markets? Have environmentalists become mercenaries for financial interests?