Terence Corcoran — The climate climate: cool and getting colder | FP Comment | Financial Post
From Washington to Cancun to British Columbia, the climate issue is heading for the deep freezePlan to sell off nature reserves risks 'austerity countryside' | Environment | The Guardian
And now for the climate weather: It may be hot outside, but the political environment for climate science is in a deep freeze. In Washington, plans for a national carbon-trading system are colder than the ice in the mint juleps at the Round Robin Bar. The economy comes first in the U.S. Senate, where a new climate bill ran into a brick wall, putting an end to environmentalists’ hopes for a national cap-and-trade system any time in the next few years. “We fell victim to much broader politics that were beyond our control,” said a leading green activist.
In Bonn last weekend, climate politics got so cold that negotiators working on a new global climate treaty to replace the soon-to-expire Kyoto Protocol walked away from the talks, saying that the policy direction was going backward rather than forward.
Among the plans being considered by the government, which once declared itself "the greenest ever", are selling off national nature reserves; privatising parts of the Forestry Commission; privatising the Met Office, one of the world's leading research organisations on climate change; and withdrawing grants to British Waterways, which manages 2,200 miles of canals and rivers.Twitter / Andy Revkin [After fossil-fueled trip to Maine, alarmist enjoys fossil-fueled boat races]
Enjoyed seeing Winter Harbor lobsterboat races as bald eagle sat in pine overhead.Lobster Boat Races, Winter Harbor, Maine | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
[Revkin] Every August, lobster boats kick it up a notch in the annual races off Winter Harbor, Maine. I covered the race for The New York Times one year.