Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ed cetera | Not another nanny for Seattle Parks | Seattle Times Newspaper
In 2008, less than one year after he took the job, Gallagher seriously considered a staff recommendation to ban beach fires at Alki Beach and Golden Gardens because "the carbon ... emissions produced by thousands of beach fires per year contributes to global warming." This was an exercise in purely symbolic progressivism. It was plain silly; there was an uproar about it, and Gallagher backed away from it. But he didn't disagree with the idea of it.
Frightful weather equals delightful profit for Southern Company |
MOBILE, Ala. -- A cold winter made for hot profit at Southern Company, the parent of Alabama Power Co.
"It was the third-coldest winter in 116 years," Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Ratcliffe told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "We like that a lot."
Reflecting the cold weather, residential power sales rose 20.6 percent.
World Climate Report » In Defense of Humans
According to a new study just published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the global climate would be about 5°F colder than present were it not for human carbon dioxide and methane emissions.
The bottom line here is that the world would surely would be a colder, drier, and browner place had we not come along and warmed things up a bit (and thrown in some atmospheric fertilizer along the way).
Emission scheme's $30m in experts | The Australian
THE climate change carnival is over for consultants, with a clutch of experts, market researchers, economic modellers and accountants now forced to look elsewhere for high-level policy work, after the Rudd government dropped its emissions trading scheme into the deep freezer.

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