Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flawed models making fuzzier climate picture | The Australian

THE more we know about climate change the more uncertain our models become - and scientists need to explain this if they want the trust of the public, a senior climatologist has said.

Mark Maslin, a former director of the UCL Environment Institute, was speaking yesterday at the Cheltenham Science Festival in Britain before publication of a commentary in Nature.

Hatch's Solyndra: Government picks another loser | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch did so many favors for Raser Technologies, a green technology company in his state, that the company named its geothermal power plant "The Hatch Plant." His role turned out eerily reminiscent of President Obama's support for the failed solar-panel maker Solyndra. The Hatch Plant is now shuttered, and Raser Technologies has gone bankrupt.

Hatch's Solyndra hurts Republicans in general because it highlights the hypocrisy of GOP attacks on Obama's "picking winners and losers" and "crony capitalism."

The Failures Of Environmentalism, 20 Years After The Promises Of Rio Summit - Worldcrunch - All News is Global

Next week’s summit will be much less ambitious.

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