Above average temperatures aided the maturation progress for wheat....Warmer soil temperatures benefited corn and cotton...Grape and kiwi vines grew fast as temperatures increased.
[Delingpole] ONE of the great popular misconceptions about climate-change sceptics such as Ian Plimer, Bob Carter, Cardinal George Pell and me is that we're all Big-Oil-funded, Gaia-ravaging, nature-hating emissaries of Satan. We can't look at a lovely pristine beach, apparently, without praying for a nice, juicy oil slick to turn up and wipe out all the pelicans and turtles and sea otters.
But this isn't actually true. I love our beautiful planet at least as much as your $180,000-a-year (for a three-day week) climate commissioner Tim Flannery does.
Analysts say that any one-off EU clearing of the massive glut of carbon permits now clogging the Emissions Trading System (ETS) is likely to lead to a ‘central bank' or other policy tool to manage future imbalances.
Installations covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme surrendered 254.6 million U.N.-backed offsets for compliance in 2011, nearly double the amount handed in last year, data released by the European Commission showed on Wednesday.