How Obama Could Approve Keystone - Yahoo! News
Gazing into my columnist's crystal ball on a steamy summer day when many in the Obama administration have climate change on their minds, I see a decision coming on the Keystone XL pipeline on a cold December day when most people have holiday shopping on their minds.Rudd rings in changes | Bendigo Advertiser
Based on conversations with administration insiders, here's how I envision the final act of the long-running Keystone drama playing out:
Based on conversations with administration insiders, here's how I envision the final act of the long-running Keystone drama playing out...
The carbon price - widely regarded as a deeply damaging policy for the government because of Julia Gillard's pre-election vow not to introduce a ''carbon tax'' - enters its second year on July 1, rising from $23 to $24.15 a tonne for major emitters.Nature Study: Obama worsening the impacts of climate change on the poor | JunkScience.com
At present the scheme does not change to a market-price trading scheme until July 2015, but Mr Rudd is aiming to bring that shift forward. Such a change could blow a hole in the budget because carbon permits on the international market are selling at about $6 - slashing billions of dollars from revenue.
Claim: The social cost of carbon is higher in a low-growth economy (i.e., Obama-nomics).Thank you global warming: Manmade CO2 emissions saved rain from manmade air pollution, study claims | JunkScience.com
Claim: Manmade aerosols reduced the hydrological cycle during the 1950s-1980s, then global warming brought it back.