Nuclear power is often promoted as a low-carbon source that mitigates fossil fuel emissions and the resulting health damage and deaths caused by air pollution. But is it possible to provide estimates and actually quantify these effects?
A new paper from NASA’s Goddard Institute authored by Pushker Kharecha and James Hansen in the journal Environmental Science and Technology purports to do just that. Hansen is well known as one of the founders of modern global warming science. [...]
Last week’s collapse of a European carbon emissions scheme makes an agreed approach to climate change all the more urgent
The world is going to fry – unless there is change soon. There is weakening political will to make national and international targets for carbon reduction stick, no strong business and financial coalition prepared to lead and a weakening groundswell of public opinion prepared to foot the bill.
Instead, the international consensus [...]
Shorter hours and more vacations could help the environment
By working 0.5 per cent less each year, Americans can prevent a temperature rise of up to 1.3 degrees
The U.S. should adapt to a European model in the workplace in order to halt global warming, a study says.
By working less hours per week and take longer vacations the American people could reduce carbon emissions, liberal think tank Center for Economic Policy and [...]
Washington, DC local residents and environmentalists gathered at a meeting room in a Methodist Church on Capitol Hill last Thursday to discuss their dissatisfaction with the Capitol Hill cogeneration plant.
The plant, which was completely coal fired for almost one hundred years, exclusively heats the capitol. However, since 2007, according to the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), the plant began to move from burning primarily coal to burning mostly natural gas–but not entirely. [...]
Last month, environmentalists cheered as California launched a cap-and-trade program, but talks of a federal carbon tax raised concerns about double taxation.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that while the chances of a federal tax on carbon emissions being adopted are still remote, California state officials are worried enough to have started discussing the prospect.
“We are aware that it is a possibility, and we have been considering it as of late,” said California Air Resources [...]
When we think about how our carbon emissions contribute to pollution and global warming, it can be very difficult to imagine exactly how much harmful gas we are producing.
So one activist group has made it its mission to convert environmental statistics into stunning visualisations which bring home to people how quickly emissions add up.
And this stunning video paints a vivid picture of how New York City pumps carbon dioxide into [...]
Well, that didn’t take long…and you thought Obamacare was a tax increase!
Less than 12 hours after Obama was officially re-coronated, and reports are coming out that Obama will push massive Cap and Trade carbon taxes to cut the US deficit during his 2nd term.
Barack Obama may consider introducing a tax on carbon emissions to help cut the U.S. budget deficit after winning a second term as president, according to HSBC Holdings Plc.
Britain could face electricity shortfall – regulator
Britain faces a potential shortfall in electricity generation in the next three to four years, its power regulator said on Friday, due to the closure of coal and oil-fired plants to cut carbon emissions.
Ofgem also warned that uncertainty over the government’s plans to revamp the electricity market meant it was unclear whether new, cleaner plants would be built to bridge the gap….
A 1 percent tax on billionaires around the world. A tax on all currency trading in the U.S. dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen and the British pound sterling. Another “tiny” tax on all financial transactions, including stock and bond trading, and trading in financial derivatives. New taxes on carbon emissions and on airline tickets. A royalty on all undersea mineral resources extracted more than 100 miles offshore of any nation’s [...]
September 23, 2012
The Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would shield U.S. airlines from paying for their carbon emissions on European flights, pressuring the European Union to back down from applying its emissions law to foreign carriers.
The European Commission has been enforcing its law since January to make all airlines take part in its Emissions Trading Scheme to combat global warming, prompting threats of a trade fight.
The Senate [...]
(Reuters) – The Senate unanimously passed a bill on Saturday that would shield U.S. airlines from paying for their carbon emissions on European flights, pressuring the European Union to back down from applying its emissions law to foreign carriers….
As part of a series of economic agreements with Europe, China signed an order today to buy 50 planes from Airbus, worth $3.5 billion, the BBC reported.
This is the first large deal between Airbus and China since the European Union’s carbon trading plan, meant to reduce carbon emissions by aircraft, led to a dispute.
In March, Airbus accused the Chinese government of blocking approval of orders for its planes by Chinese airlines.
Airbus had been hoping [...]
August 8, 2012
NASA’s doctor Hansen is at it again. He says the latest round of hot weather is your fault because you create carbon emissions.
“Dr. Hansen said that at least three extreme summers over the past decade, the 2003 heatwave in Europe which killed more than 50,000 people, the 2010 hot summer in Moscow and last year’s droughts in Texas and Oklahoma, were almost certainly the result of man-made [...]
Two Harvard engineers are planning to spray thousands of tonnes of sun-reflecting chemical particles into the atmosphere to artificially cool the planet, using a balloon flying 80,000 feet over Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
The field experiment in solar geoengineering aims to ultimately create a technology to replicate the observed effects of volcanoes that spew sulphates into the stratosphere, using sulphate aerosols to bounce sunlight back to space and decrease the temperature [...]
Two Harvard engineers are to spray sun-reflecting chemical particles into the atmosphere to artificially cool the planet, using a balloon flying 80,000 feet over Fort Sumner, New Mexico.
The field experiment in solar geoengineering aims to ultimately create a technology to replicate the observed effects of volcanoes that spew sulphates into the stratosphere, using sulphate aerosols to bounce sunlight back to space and decrease the temperature of the Earth.
David Keith, one of the [...]
Next up is China. By Trim Tab’s Biderman. The next big financial crisis we are likely to face will not come from Europe, which everyone already knows is in recession, but rather from China. China is in big trouble and most investors do not even think that is possible. Everyone still believes that China, even with a slower growth rate, will be the engine that pulls the globe out of [...]
Part of elite’s “planned-opolis” agenda to reduce living standards
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The World Wildlife Fund has released a report which calls for all carbon emissions to be banned by 2050 and for the entire human population to live in a state of poverty in the name of preserving rare species and saving the planet.
“Extremist green campaigning group WWF – endorsed by no less a body than [...]
TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the switching off of the last of their nation’s 50 nuclear reactors Saturday, waving banners shaped as giant fish that have become a potent anti-nuclear symbol.
Japan was without electricity from nuclear power for the first time in four decades when the reactor at Tomari nuclear plant on the northern island of Hokkaido went offline for mandatory routine maintenance.
After last year’s March [...]
CarbonSat: Enforcing green fascism’s CO2 tax from space
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, April 23, 2012
The European Space Agency is set to green light a new surveillance satellite that will measure man-made carbon emissions from space in order to “hunt down” violators of international climate agreements, allowing Big Brother to enforce a future tax on CO2 emissions.
Labeled CarbonSat, the satellite system will have the ability to differentiate between natural carbon emissions [...]
India has barred its airlines from complying with the European Union’s carbon taxation scheme, with the government saying no Indian carrier would share emissions data with the EU.
“Though the European Union has directed Indian carriers to submit emission details of their aircraft by March 31, 2012, no Indian carrier is submitting them in view of the position of the government,” Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Thursday in parliament.
“Hence the [...]
Three months ago, Connie Hedegaard, Europe’s climate commissioner, emerged triumphant from the international climate negotiations in Durban after she pieced together a well-regarded deal just as the talks seemed on the verge of collapse.
Ms Hedegaard’s secret, she said, was not to buckle. “I know that some other countries tried to go around saying, ‘Europe will always give in at the last moment; you don’t have to listen to them, they become [...]
Hydraulic fracturing or fracking has the potential to generate enormous profits for drilling firms because it releases shale gas, a cheaper alternative to importing expensive fossil fuels from abroad.
But it is bitterly opposed by environmental groups which claim the method could contaminate groundwater, pollute the atmosphere and trigger earthquakes.
Fracking, which involves injecting water, sand and chemicals into shale beds at high pressure, is already under way in Lancashire and oil [...]
“Pharmacological enhancement of empathy and altruism” needed to address climate change
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A new paper to be published in Ethics, Policy & Environment argues that serious consideration should be given to mass drugging the population to make them more environmentally conscious while also proposing that babies should be genetically engineered to be smaller in order to reduce their carbon footprints.
In an interview with The Atlantic the [...]
General Electric has brushed aside the doubts leading Republican presidential contenders have raised about climate science.
The US industrial and financial conglomerate said it had long seen climate change as a valid concern after an internal evaluation of the scientific case in 2005.
“We found enough data there to have a company like GE respond and we have responded,” said Mark Vachon, head of the “ecomagination” sustainable business initiative GE launched in that year. He said [...]
Have you ever known someone that loves death? When someone truly is in love with death, it can take that person to a very dark place. Unfortunately, there are a growing number of scientists, politicians and global opinion makers that believe that we must reduce the size of the human population for the good of the planet. They are convinced that humanity is causing global warming, killing off other species [...]
SHANGHAI—China on Monday said it prohibited its airlines from paying for carbon emissions under the European Union’s new system to limit greenhouse emissions, in an escalation of Beijing’s opposition to the plan.
The move could increase the stakes for Chinese airlines, which analysts said would likely bear the brunt of any European response to the Chinese ban.
More than two dozen countries, including India, Russia, China and the U.S., have expressed opposition [...]
by The Economic Collapse
The United Nations says that the earth is in great danger and that the way you and I are living is the problem. In a shocking new report entitled, “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing” the UN declares that the entire way that we currently approach economics needs to be changed. Instead of focusing on things like “economic growth”, the UN is encouraging nations all over [...]
Plans For High-Speed Rail Are Slowing Down
President Obama set a goal of giving 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within the next quarter century. Here’s a look at the high-speed rail industry around the world.
By Michael A. Fletcher January 15
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Critics began panning the first leg of California’s futuristic high-speed rail network as a “train to nowhere” soon after officials decided to build it not [...]
January 11, 2012
Mitt Romney, the establishment declared GOP front-runner, is the white Obama. He earns this title because on crucial issues he mirrors Barack Obama. Consider:
Climate agenda and carbon taxes:
He has stated that the theory of anthropogenic global warming is real. In 2005, as governor of Massachusetts, Romney imposed strict state limitations on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. In a memo issued by Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kerry Hale, the Romney [...]
by John C.K. Daly of OilPrice.com
Startling the Global Community, Canada Withdraws from the Kyoto Convention
Canada has announced its intention to withdraw from the Kyoto treaty on greenhouse gas emissions (GGE), sandbagging the other signatories to the convention. The Kyoto protocol, initially adopted in Kyoto, Japan in 1997, was designed to combat global warming with the agreement allowing countries like China and India take voluntary, but non-binding steps to reduce their greenhouse [...]
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DURBAN, South Africa — A U.N. climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement Sunday on a far-reaching program meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change.
The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would ensure that countries will be legally bound to carry out any pledges they make. It would take effect by 2020 at the latest.
Expounding on the empty marketing words of the Obamanator fom the last post, if we look at his actions on environmental issues we can see more of what Scott Preston calls “Double-Talk, Double-Think, Double-Standard, and Double-Bind”.
A snip from an article yesterday by Paul Street :
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“This is the Moment to Give Our Children Back Their Future”
“In a rational world,” leading [...]
Canada, the country furthest from meeting its commitment to cutcarbon emissions under the Kyoto Protocol, may save as much as $6.7 billion by exiting the global climate change agreement and not paying for offset credits.
The country’s greenhouse-gas emissions are almost a third higher than 1990 levels, and it has a 6 percent CO2 reduction target for the end of 2012. If it couldn’t meet its goal, Canada would have to buy [...]
Critics attacked by White House for making connection proven accurate
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, December 2, 2011
The cost of complying with draconian new EPA rules on carbon emissions will force coal plants in Texas to close and increase the likelihood of rolling blackouts, as the Obama administration’s vow to “bankrupt” the coal industry takes full effect.
When rolling blackouts hit Texas at the start of the year, we wrote a series of [...]
by Simon Black of Sovereign Man
Get Ready To Start Paying These Taxes Too
In the pre-dawn darkness of a chilly LA morning, my day started off with a chuckle. A friend in the reforestation business sent me an email detailing the US Department of Agriculture’s new ‘Christmas Tree’ tax that was approved yesterday. I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t.
One can only laugh at the absurdity of the government getting involved in [...]