Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The NO CARBON TAX Climate Sceptics Blog: Killer questions for climate extremists
[Monckton] 1. CO2 concentration has risen by 10% in the past 23 years, but the RSS satellite global lower-troposphere temperature-anomaly record shows warming over that period that is statistically indistinguishable from zero. How come?
4. There has been 0.6º Celsius global warming since 1950. There are 5-7 times more polar bears today than there were in 1950. In what meaningful sense, then, are polar bears a species at imminent threat of extinction caused by global warming?
9. If Australia's carbon tax were adopted worldwide, and if it worked every bit as well as its inventors had intended, it would cost $317 trillion to abate the one-sixth of a Celsius degree of warming that is predicted for the current decade. That is $45,000 per head of the global population over the period, or 59% of global GDP? Compared with the 1.23%-of-GDP cost of paying to abate the damage from 1/6º C of warming the day after tomorrow, is it worth spending 59% of GDP today?

10. In 2005 the UN said there would be 50 million climate refugees because of rising sea levels and other effects of global warming by 2010. Where are they?
NSIDC : Record High Snow Cover | Real Science
This marks six Januaries in a row with above normal snow cover.
Climate Science Turns Comic – John Schellnhuber Now Depicted As Planet-Saving Comic Hero In Germany
It’s official. Hans-Joachim (John) Schellnhuber is effectively Germany’s latest comic action hero. His mission: to save the planet from the villains causing catastrophic global warming.
Is individual action on emissions really futile under the EU ETS? | Carbon Brief
The very fact that the EU ETS fixes total emissions by regulated sources implies that individual efforts like buying energy efficient appliances or reducing number of flights within the EU do not affect the cap.

So as long as there are participating firms that would like to emit more than their current permit holdings, total emissions are unaffected by consumption or lifestyle choices. Permits not used by one source will be traded and used by another.

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