Thursday, September 12, 2013


BBC - Blogs - Weather - Rare solar cycle has cold implications for UK climate
it’s sobering to remember that the Dalton solar minimum lasted for 25 years.
Poll reveals climate change less of a 'hot button' topic
Compared to the 2008 poll, the percentage of people seeing climate change as something people can control fell by 10 percent to 41 percent. The number of people who believe climate change is just part of normal climate patterns increased by 10 percent to 47 percent...fewer rural Nebraskans believe immediate action from the government is necessary – 38 percent, down from 53 percent in 2008.
Dem senator: Carbon tax ‘inevitable’ - The Hill's E2-Wire
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) wants a tax on carbon emissions, but he’s backing up Sen. Mark Begich’s (D-Alaska) claim that the Alaska Democrat didn’t vote for the concept in March.
California’s Middle Class Faces Slow Death by Green Laws | Via Meadia
“Frankly, it’s become a blunt instrument to stop projects by so many different people,” said Bob Huff, the Senate Republican leader. “Labor uses it as a way to get project-labor agreements. Lawyers use it a way to send their kids to college and build vacation homes.”

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