John Hanger's Facts of The Day: Stunning Fact: Coal Reaches Highest Market Share Of Global Energy At 29.9% Since 1970
These are tough times for coal in the USA, but the USA is a global exception. Globally 2012 was coal's greatest year since 1970. Coal provided the world 29.9% of all its energy, its highest market since 1970.Twitter / RyanMaue: NY Times on Bill Nye: "Sometimes ...
NY Times on Bill Nye: "Sometimes his advocacy can step out in front of scientific consensus" = new/improved terminology for "bullshitting".[Tornadoes and cold spring allegedly make people believe in the global warming hoax]: Politics: Veteran of climate talks begins to feel slight momentum toward progress -- Monday, June 17, 2013 -- www.eenews.net
LONDON -- Climate change is slowly starting to crawl back up the political agenda both domestically and internationally after years in the doldrums following the chaos of failed climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009. Still, it has a mountain to climb, according to John Ashton, the United Kingdom's former climate change ambassador.Negotiations: In Bonn, one advisory group's loss is another's gain -- Monday, June 17, 2013 -- www.eenews.net
In part it is being revived by public shock over recent violent weather disasters, such as the multibillion-dollar flooding in Central Europe and the tornadoes, continuing drought and dangerous forest fires burning in the American West. Then there is the puzzle of the very late and short spring in Europe this year. Ashton says events like these have reawakened public awareness that something is wrong.
"It has been said that the lack of activity gave rise to the ability to do more work in the SBSTA," said Stephen Leonard, president of the Climate Justice Program.