Comparison Of The Summers of 1976 and 2013 | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT
(There were 9 days hotter in 1976 than this summer’s hottest day).India's law to feed poor threatens to gobble up climate funding
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India’s National Action Plan for Climate Change, a hugely ambitious programme requiring billions of dollars, is being starved of funds, officials say, as a new law aimed at giving food to the needy threatens to eat up a large chunk of government spending.House of Commons Hansard Debates for 10 Sep 2013 (pt 0001)
[David T. C. Davies] Some of the 0.8° rise has to be down to the fact that we were going to warm up whatever happened, because we were coming out of a cool period. Is the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) able to tell me how much of that 0.8° rise is a result of the natural warming that should have taken place? Perhaps she could also tell me why we cannot make a straightforward correlation between CO2 emissions and temperature. If she is right, as the amount of CO2 going into the atmosphere increases, temperatures ought to increase, but that is not what happened at all. We have seen increases and decreases. Temperatures went up in the first half of the last century, but after the second world war, as we industrialised and started to pour much larger amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, temperatures went down again until, in the 1970s, everyone was predicting a forthcoming ice age. Temperatures then started to increase again until about 1997. Since then there has been absolutely no increase in temperature whatsoever, and that is with all the industrialisation going on in China and India.Energy Rentseekers: Obama admin not sufficiently hyping renewable energy prospects — hurting investment | JunkScience.com
Green energy and environmental groups say the federal government is publishing “unreasonably low” renewable power growth forecasts – and that the faulty crystal ball could slow investment in the industry.