Tuesday, February 19, 2013

EU carbon market takes first step towards recovery
Johannes Teyssen, chief executive of E.ON, told Planet Ark the day before the vote that it was crucial to have a strong price on carbon.

“Nobody is investing any more. Returns are totally unavailable. There is no signal whether to invest in low carbon or high carbon. The message is that for the next 10-15 years, there is no reason to invest in low-carbon technology,” said Teyssen.  [Wait, what?  If low-carbon technology is cost-competitive, why wouldn't that be a reason to invest in it?  If low-carbon technology will actually save our grandchildren from fiery floods, why wouldn't *that* be a reason to invest in it?]
Obama can act alone on climate; President has options to bypass those who oppose carbon limits.
"The Earth has been around 4 billion years and we know there has been massive heating and cooling," said state Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, during a climate change workshop in Tallahassee. "We can do this stuff, and I'm not challenging that we ought to do it, but inevitably the cycles of the Earth are going to overcome any artificial stuff that we do."
Helping Maryland Communities Prepare for Potentially Dangerous Effects of Climate Change - Broadneck, MD Patch
it received $250,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative, which includes 16 states and two cities, to analyze potential effects of climate change.
The uncertain health impacts of climate change - a new study in the Netherlands - European Public Health Alliance
For some health impacts, such as allergic eczema, wasps and certain vector-borne diseases, it may not even be possible to suggest whether climate change will have a positive or negative effect.

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