Tuesday, February 19, 2013

EU Carbon Emissions Trading Scheme In Freefall
It’s “a ‘Robin Hood’ mechanism that makes polluters pay for large-scale demonstration of new low-carbon technologies,” says EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard, referring to the legendary English outlaw who robbed the rich to feed the poor.

With the carbon price five times less than it was a few years ago, there is one-fifth of the money available for these projects
Kansas drought part of natural cycle, say farmers - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 18, 2013
The farmers in northern Kansas are not convinced that climate change is to blame, however. They and their fathers suffered droughts in the 1930s and 1950s, and as a recently as 2004 – the past two years are just another cycle, they argue.

“There is a lot of scientists and PhDs wanting to claim this is climate change and we are going to be dealing with this for years. It’s not something that is in our thoughts,” says Courtland farmer Brad Peterson.

“I don’t know if I believe that global warming is the reason,” says another farmer, Richard Lindberg. “We have been held back and have been limited to the water we use in irrigating our farms.”
Freezing deaths part of a larger problem - News - The Prince Albert Daily Herald
Freezing to death doesn’t take much in the harsh elements of our winters, a local man with a history on Prince Albert’s streets said this week.

He’s sad but not too surprised to learn that two more people died in the elements last week.
Harsh winter leads to scarce food for deer | CTV Saskatoon News
With such heavy snowfalls this winter, deer have been cut off from much of their food supplies.

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