Climate Change: Russia Is Steamed About U.N's Kyoto Carbon Credit COP-Out - Forbes
Representatives of Russia and other Eastern bloc countries at the recent climate talks in Bonn made it clear that they aren’t one bit happy about efforts within the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of Parties (COP) to cap their free Soviet-era carbon credit trading green stamps previously gifted to them under the Kyoto Protocol. The original deal was that signatory nations that reduced carbon emissions by targeted amounts under their 1990 levels would be able to sell credits based upon tonnage improvements to countries that produced more than their allocations, thereby meeting quotas. In other words, a market was created to sell lots of hot air…something that the U.N. excels at.As a result of heavy snowfall about 2 thousand sheep died in northern Kyrgyzstan | Ice Age Now
Headline from June 21, 2013.Up to 18 inches of snow for Mt Baker by Tuesday
“As a result of heavy snowfall on June 17-18 in northern Kyrgyzstan 1 thousand 866 sheep, 55 cows and 31 horses died in Naryn and Issyk-Kul oblasts. The press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan reports..."
More snow expected thru the end of June.Up to 22 inches of snow for Mt Shasta by Tuesday
More snow expected thru the end of June.Chinese Spring ‘Climate Bomb’ on Greens | Via Meadia
Talk about perverse incentives! It appears that Chinese coolant manufacturers have been producing an excess of a harmful greenhouse chemical in order to dispose of it responsibly under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). By using incinerators to cleanly burn off the chemical, HFC-23, these manufacturers were earning emission credits that they would in turn sell to developed world companies in order to help them hit their targets under the Kyoto protocol.