Wednesday, August 28, 2013


UN Ruling Puts Future Of Wind Farms In Britain In Jeopardy | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Plans for future wind farms in Britain could be in jeopardy after a United Nations legal tribunal ruled that the UK Government acted illegally by denying the public decision-making powers over their approval and the “necessary information” over their benefits or adverse effects.
Obama to Name Top Climate Change Regulator -
McCabe, as the expected chief author of the new climate rules, has a heavy and historic lift in front of her.
"Janet's wonderful," said Adam Kushner, a partner at the environmental law firm Hogan Lovells, and former director of EPA's Office of Civil Enforcement. "She has a very strong working relationship with Gina. She's very stong on the legal side. Very strong on the public health side. And she knows where all the bodies are buried."

It's likely that McCabe could face a tough Senate confirmation process. Senate Republicans, held up McCarthy's confirmation for over 100 days, and barraged her with over 1,000 questions, as coal and oil state lawmakers attacked the EPA for preparing to issue rules that could kill jobs in their home states. However, even if she fails to win Senate confirmation, it's expected that McCabe could carry out the job with the title of "acting" head of the clean air office.
Climate change could turn Greenland green by 2100 | Environment |
The world's most sparsely populated country could be covered by swaths of forests instead of barren ice sheet, experts say
Vanishing ocean smell could also mean fewer clouds | Grist
Diminished cloud cover and rising temperatures are bad enough, but the real horror might be raising kids in a world where the only place you can smell the ocean is Bath & Bodyworks.

1 comment:

chris y said...

Greenland ice replaced with verdant forests by 2100? Sure...

This requires melting 2.6 x10^6 Gtons in 86 years, or 30,200 GT/yr. Current melt rate for Greenland is 100 - 200 GT/yr, which is a factor of 200 lower than needed. With each passing year, this myth will only get more preposterous.

What a stupid cult.