Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Calif. carbon permits fetch $12.22 each at auction, below expectations - News - Point Carbon
AN FRANCISCO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - California’s largest greenhouse gas-emitting businesses paid $12.22 per metric tonne (1.1 tons) for the right to release carbon this year, lower than expected and down almost 13 percent from the previous sale in May, the state said on Wednesday.
Climate: Most Americans don't support warming-focused civil disobedience -- poll -- Wednesday, August 21, 2013 --
Nearly 6 in 10 Americans wouldn't support a group "engaging in non-violent civil disobedience" to protest government or business actions that exacerbate climate change, according to a report released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities.
...In a reflection of their status as the most engaged in and knowledgeable about climate science, 53 percent of the Alarmed segment reported that they would definitely or probably support civil disobedience efforts with 29 percent also reporting that they would personally engage in such protests.
Politics: Lawmaker looks to the geologic past to dispute climate change and wins a unicorn -- Monday, August 19, 2013 --
"If you look at historically, our climate has fluctuated up and down," Scalise said. "To say that man is the reason that temperatures go up or go down, I think, ignores history where 10,000 years ago you didn't have a combustion engine and the Earth's temperatures were much hotter than they were today."
"It might have been a hair warmer," Jeremy Shakun, a climate scientist at Boston College, said of Holocene period 10,000 years ago.
"We're going from the cold end to the warm end in 100 years. That's a little bit eye-catching," Shakun said.  [Wait, we were on "the cold end" 100 years ago?]

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