Friday, January 11, 2013

The carbon trading money tree
Many people would never build their new factory on a foundation of sand, but they are happy to build it on a foundation of air. I say: “Be careful.”

If it turns out that man-made industrial CO2 is not leading to climate change then the whole carbon market could disappear faster than a puff of wind.
Scientists Mann and Hayhoe on politics and science of climate change | Minnesota Public Radio News
Geoscience professor Michael Mann and atmospheric science professor Katharine Hayhoe speak at the Commonwealth Club of California about how and why the study of climate science has become so politicized.
Twitter / KHayhoe: One of my all-time fav studies, ...
One of my all-time fav studies, still so relevant today-Luis Cifuentes on the health benefits of reducing GHG emissions
UK Ecologist: 'Wind Farms Driving Birds, Bats to Extinction' | Wind | ReWire | KCET
Hambler cites some distressing statistics from sources around the world. Between 6-18 million birds and bats are killed by Spanish wind farms each year Hambler says, including 400 griffon vultures per year just at Navarro. German wind turbines kill at least 200,000 bats per year, depressing populations up to 2,000 miles away. Wind turbines in the U.S. have been estimated to kill 70 bats per installed megawatt per year, on average, says Hambler. That would work out to about 320,000 bats per year in California.

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