Thursday, January 24, 2013

Residents in Storm-Damaged Homes Struggle to Keep Out of the Cold -
It was too cold for Daniel Choi to stay in his storm-gutted home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, so he left his two pet turtles, Michelangelo and Leonardo, behind to move in temporarily with friends. But on Wednesday, when he stopped by his home to feed them, he made an upsetting discovery. Plummeting temperatures in the still-heatless house had left the two turtles frozen under a sheet of ice.

As the region suffers through a brutal cold snap this week, with temperatures so punishing that uncovered slivers of flesh feel like paper cuts and the slightest wind can send a chill through the teeth like a Popsicle, the best solution seems not to leave home. But for many people whose boilers were flooded by seawater during Hurricane Sandy and still languish, awaiting repair, home is as frigid as the outdoors.
Green Energy And Organised Crime: A Match Made In Heaven | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Why are green energy programs so susceptible to organized crime? New Zealand Climate Science Coalition economic panel chairman Bryan Leyland explains:
So, to my knowledge, carbon trading is the only commodity trading where it is impossible to establish with reasonable accuracy how much is being bought and sold, where the commodity that is traded is invisible and can perform no useful purpose for the purchaser, and where both parties benefit if the quantities traded have been exaggerated. … It is, therefore, an open invitation to fraud and that is exactly what is happening all over the world.
Greece Shows Us How Poverty Degrades The Environment | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
If you ever needed an illustration of why affordable energy is important for the environment, Greece provides it. Poverty, on the other hand, is one of the worst enemies the environment can have.
Philipp Mueller: The Abundance Of Fossil Fuels | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
The supporters of renewable energy thus are looking for new arguments to justify subsidies and tax breaks for renewable energy. One new argument is the old claim that fossil fuels are running out. Many people believe this claim, but is it true?

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