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Category: Climate Change

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Politics

Friday, September 08, 2017

If America exits the Paris Accord, climate risks will intensify for emerging Asia / Politics / Climate Change

By: Dan_Steinbock

Even before Irma and its successors, Typhoon Hato and Hurricane Harvey caused massive devastation from the US to Asia. If America will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, emerging Asia will pay the highest price.

As I left Manila, tropical storm Isang passed the Batanes area in northern Philippines. When I flew to Guangzhou, the low-pressure area morphed into a tropical depression southeast to Taiwan and then into a typhoon in the South China Sea. On August 23, Hato’s eye was directly over Hong Kong as rapid intensification turned it into a category 3-equivalent typhoon. Days later, Hato had left behind 26 people killed, and damages amounting to $1.9 billion in mainland China.
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Politics

Friday, June 09, 2017

Why The US’ Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Agreement Makes Sense / Politics / Climate Change

By: John_Mauldin

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN AND JACOB L. SHAPIRO : 70 years ago, US Secretary of State George Marshall gave a speech at Harvard University. Few speeches in modern times have had as much geopolitical consequence.

In just eight paragraphs, Marshall made the case for significant US involvement in Europe’s economic reconstruction after World War II.

Within 10 months, the United States passed the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948. Better known as the Marshall Plan, it provided over $13 billion to 16 European countries (about $150 billion in 2017 dollars).

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Politics

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Global Warming - Saving Us From Us / Politics / Climate Change

By: Richard_Mills

According to Al Gore if we would all pony up US$15,000,000,000,000.00 he and his cronies will save us from ourselves.

Gore’s Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) stated goal is net zero carbon emissions by 2050 to keep global temperatures from rising 2 degrees Celsius by 2100.

To this scribbler and question asker net zero carbon emissions costing $15T to accomplish seems like a radical environmental vision and a steep price for us to pay for it.

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

How Will Falling Oil Prices Impact on Climate Change? / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Submissions

The state of the oil market has remained a talking point for months now, after prices plummeted and supply lines increased for the third consecutive year in 2016. While the OPEC has finally taken action and attempted to broker separate deals between member and non-member nations, there remain some concerns that a lack of universal cooperation will ultimately doom these agreements to failure.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

August Record Global Temperatures, Brexit and the Climate Change Catastrophe / Politics / Climate Change

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Another month goes by with another sign that where climate change control measures are concerned it is already too LATE to avert the climate change catastrophe that awaits humanity THIS century. According to NASA August 2016 was the hottest August month on record beating the last record by 0.16c (2014), which puts reality far beyond anything the climate change models of barely a decade ago were forecasting would happen, as we are now experiencing temperatures that weren't meant to materialise for several more decades and not 2016 which is indicative of a run away green house effect in progress.

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Politics

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Climate Change, Energy, Economy: Pick Two / Politics / Climate Change

By: Raul_I_Meijer

We used to have this saying that if someone asks you to do a job good, fast and cheap, you’d say: pick two. You can have it good and cheap, but then it won’t be fast, etc. As our New Zealand correspondent Dr. Nelson Lebo III explains below, when it comes to our societies we face a similar issue with our climate, energy and the economy.

Not the exact same, but similar, just a bit more complicated. You can’t have your climate nice and ‘moderate’, your energy cheap and clean, and your economy humming along just fine all at the same time. You need to make choices. That’s easy to understand.

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ElectionOracle

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BrExit to Save Europe from Climate Change Refugee Migration Apocalypse / ElectionOracle / Climate Change

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The Latest opinion poll by YouGov puts REMAIN marginally ahead on 45% against LEAVE on 44%, which illustrates that both LEAVE and REMAIN camps are virtually neck and neck, literally balanced on a knife edge going into voting day that compares against the dramatic shifts in the polls of the past 10 days.

The opinion polls momentum chart clearly shows a trend since Mid May of LEAVE gaining ground against REMAIN which by the start of June had both virtually neck and neck into the 13th of June when LEAVE started to pull strongly away from REMAIN, right up until last Thursdays horrific event that literally resulted in momentum being put into reverse gear for LEAVE that led to REMAIN taking a marginal polls lead that it continues to maintain though without momentum to carry the marginal lead any further.

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Politics

Monday, December 14, 2015

Sham Paris Climate Agreement / Politics / Climate Change

By: Stephen_Lendman

So-called COP21 discussions from November 30 - December 11 among hundreds of representatives from 196 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) countries were dead on arrival.

They fell short of a whimper, let alone a bang environmental and other civil society groups hoped for - in vain.

Meaningful results were entirely absent - impossible to achieve with America and its key allies unwilling to address a potentially catastrophic future problem without taking constructive action now.

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Politics

Saturday, December 12, 2015

CON21 - Paris Climate Change Conference Show / Politics / Climate Change

By: Raul_I_Meijer

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius just announced, in Paris, a “legally binding agreement” that no-one has agreed the financing for. We can hear a couple thousand lawyers across the globe snicker. But it’s all the COP21 ‘oh-so-important’ climate conference managed to come up with. No surprises there. They couldn’t make the 2ºC former goal stick, so they go for 1.5ºC this time. All on red, double or nothing. Because who really cares among the leadership, just as long as the ‘targets’ are far enough away that they can’t be held accountable.

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Politics

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bottom Line from the Paris Global Warming Summit / Politics / Climate Change

By: BATR

The political climate after the carnage in Paris has shifted the main stream media’s attention to terrorism, security concerns and foreigner migration, disguised as refugees. The climate change cultists are not under the same spotlight, before the blood flowed in the streets of the City of Light. Even the twisted attempt At Democratic Debate, Bernie Sanders Says Climate Change Helps Terrorism Spread, is not rejected out of hand.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Climate Change, Renewable Resources and Economics / Politics / Climate Change

By: Frank_Hollenbeck

Many socialists have conveniently repackaged themselves as environmentalists and latched onto climate change as a convenient means to preach the standard socialist agenda of planning and control.

These socialists will talk about glaciers retreating and the need to force farmers in Normandy, for example, to stop running their tractors on Tuesday. Anyone who questions the basic precepts of climate change are instantly viewed as ignoramuses who deny the overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change exists.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Business of Global Warming Fraud / Politics / Climate Change

By: BATR

The Global Warming establishment is NOT a business. All the tentacles that suck up public money to finance crony collectivism are based upon government subsidies and artificially higher consumer prices. The absurd lunacy that economic growth and productive jobs can be created with the underlying premise of the “so called” industrial model is based upon lies, deceit and cooked data; clearly demonstrates the disingenuous nature of the zealots that benefit from the fraud. 

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Politics

Sunday, January 18, 2015

More Global Warming Hot Air, As Climate Fundamentalists Continue Inflating a False Reality / Politics / Climate Change

By: Patrick_Henningsen

We’re told this week that Washington’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center (NOAA) had finally crunched its numbers for 2014, and Al Gore is a very happy man, as are the armies of amateur climate experts who take government scientific announcements as gospel.

Not surprisingly, NPR was very excited about this latest government proclamation, running the headline, “It’s Official: 2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record, NOAA Says”.

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Politics

Monday, December 29, 2014

Climate Change - What If The World Can’t Cut Its Carbon Emissions? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Roger Andrews: Many people, including more than a few prominent politicians, accept that global warming must be limited to no more than two degrees C above the pre-industrial mean, or a little more than one degree C above where we are now, to avoid dangerous interference with the Earth’s climate. Let’s assume these people are right, that the 2C threshold really does represent the climatic equivalent of a cliff and that bad things will happen if we drive off it.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Parrot Told Me About Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Ivar Giaver the Parrot
Sometimes you don't have to buy a parrot even if you never had that particular thought. My parrot adopted me without me having to go out and buy one, in Papua New Guinea. At the time a young telecom engineer used to come visit me with problems due to the tectonic movement of relay towers on PNG mountains – and he thought it could be something to do with climate change! The parrot didn't agree at all. Nor me.

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Politics

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Darwin And The Climate Apocalypse / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

We All Have to Die
In 2006, Britain's leading exponent of climate change doom, Sir James Lovelock said: “Billions will die from global warming before the end of the century”, perhaps a third of the whole human race.

He calmed down later on, but well over 98% of all known and documented species that ever existed are now extinct. One of Darwin's own musings was that he thought humans should marvel at the wonders of an average beetle rather than the structure of the Universe, because since the late Ordovician geological era beetles and other insects have managed to hang in and hold on. His theory of survival of the fittest in fact concerns the fantastic loss over time of nearly all living things on this planet.

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Politics

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Can Money Save The Climate? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Raul_I_Meijer

So PIMCO was going to fire Bill Gross over the weekend, and he chose to leave on his own accord and work for Janus. So what? Gross is 70 years old and still joins another firm geared towards making money, and nothing else at all. As if making money, and nothing else, is a valid goal in a human life.

As if someone who’s done nothing else his entire life, and who’s richer than Croesus, should have nothing else to do with the times that remains him, and is somehow right and justified about not being able to find anything more worthwhile.

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Politics

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Millenial Cult Of Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

What is a Millenial Cult?
Remember the Y2K hysteria in 2000? Or the Maya 13th Baktun of December 2012 after which the world would surely end? They threatened “potted disaster” but in those two cases the political handle was hard to spot, even by seasoned conspiracy theorists. Unconvincing attempts included claims that the 13th Baktun coincided with particularly intense experiments in the US HAARP (high frequency auroral research) program, which would cause complete collapse of all electric power grids, followed of course by the declaration of martial law and the start of the New World Order, which itself is an elite millenial cult – like global warming.

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Politics

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ban-Ki Moon's Climate Summit Dead In The Water / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

World Leader's Declare Lack of Interest
The heavily touted UN “summit” on climate change, later this month in New York was supposed to set the scene for next year's UN follow-up Paris conference and lead to “binding international resolutions” to cut CO2 emissions and defeat the menace of Global Warming.

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Politics

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Decline And Fall Of The CO2 Crisis / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Time Was
The 2009 Copenhagen conference was with no possible doubt the high point. Over 130 Heads of State flew into the Danish capital in their low-carbon presidential planes although some came by motorcade or presidential train to worry in public about “climate catastrophe” and bicker about who pays what.. Outside the venue hundreds of Climate Crazies, paid by somebody, danced round with paint on their faces in gay printed T-shirts to dramatise the urgency of the situation. They said that “Al Gore's 350ppm” must be fixed and set as the global limit for CO2 levels, and become the maximum-ever limit for CO2 in the atmosphere – that is 0.035%. In the geological past, without a single coal-fired power plant (or any humans including Al Gore) on the planet CO2 levels sometimes exceeded 1000ppm.

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Politics

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Carbon No Longer Captures Australia / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Fragile Trust and Ambition
Both Australian and international NGOs operating the climate-change and Low Carbon lobby were quick to accuse Australian government legislators of “going backwards in time” and destroying the nation's standing in the world by pushing back proposed legislation to further raise carbon taxes and further reduce national CO2 emissions.

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Politics

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's Going To Get Awful Hot In The USA This Century / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

More Deadly Than The US Has Ever Seen
Bloomberg sites are giving wall-to-wall coverage to the latest “shock report” on global warming. The report titled “Risky Business” was commissioned by Michael Bloomberg himself – helping explain its promotion by Bloomberg sites -  and his tight-knit group of former and present business and political associates, including ex-Treasury secretaries Henry Paulson, George Schulz and Robert Rubin. The report kicks off the Doomster list with predictions that “by the end of the century, between $238 billion and $507 billion of existing coastal property in the U.S. will likely be subsumed by rising seas, and crop yields in some breadbasket states may decline as much 70 percent”.

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Politics

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Scientists Predict Increased Rain, Floods for Northeast / Politics / Climate Change

By: Walter_Brasch

Pennsylvanians will experience increased rainfall and floods if data analysis by a Penn State meteorologist and long-term projections by a fisheries biologist, with a specialty in surface water pollution, are accurate.

Paul Knight, senior lecturer in meteorology at Penn State, compiled rainfall data for Pennsylvania from 1895—when recordings were first made—to this year. He says there has been an increase of 10 percent of rainfall during the past century. Until the 1970s, the average rainfall throughout the state was about 42 inches. Beginning in the 1970s, the average began creeping up. “By the 1990s, the increase was noticeable,” he says. The three wettest years on record since 1895 were 2003, 2004, and 2011. The statewide average was 61.5 inches in 2011, the year of Tropical Storm Lee, which caused 18 deaths and about $1.6 billion in damage in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, and devastating flooding in New York and Pennsylvania, especially along the Susquehanna River basin.

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Politics

Friday, June 06, 2014

Obama's Climate Plan Is Leaking Methane / Politics / Climate Change

By: OilPrice_Com

The Environmental Protection Agency's new regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 30 percent will no doubt lead to a cleaner economy. But the road there will be paved with methane.

By requiring reductions in the energy intensity per megawatt-hour of electricity generation, utilities will have the ability to choose from an array of options for how to meet the targets.
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Politics

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Trouble with Climate Change / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

“There is something odd about the global warming debate – or the climate change debate.....since global warming has for the time being come to a halt”. In a paper with the title “The Trouble with Climate Change” published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation of Benny Peiser, May 2014, the former UK Chancellor Lawson said that the Prince of Wales reports the 'Orthodoxists' of global warming are now in a stew and say “we are headless chickens”. Pan-fried or otherwise!

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Politics

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

First Time In 800,000 Years: CO2 Levels Above 400 ppm / Politics / Climate Change

By: Raul_I_Meijer

This just in from, of all sources, CBS. It’s quite a milestone we’ve passed here. Time for some contemplation perhaps. Time to wonder if enough people will care enough soon enough. Doesn’t look like it. Looks like we’re too busy drilling in the ever scarcer remaining pristine locations we haven’t yet exploited, and too busy preparing to go to war over access to the very resources that lifted us all the way up over 400ppm in what’s really no more than the blink of an eye in the 800,000 year timeframe. We’ll all just get into our cars again this morning and tell ourselves we’re looking out for number one. Maybe we need to be reminded what number one really is.

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Politics

Monday, April 21, 2014

Extreme Climate Change And Life On This Planet / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Elite Climate Change and Global Warming (CCGW)
There is no need to dwell on the political elite theory and fear of CCGW except that its main goal is to enrich the crony capitalist “carbon finance” industry and reward techno-geek start ups rushing their newest gimmick able to store sunlight for nighttime use to market, and then to IPO, powered by free sunshine! The elite doomster theme of CCGW is essentially no different from that of former Nazi ideologist Gunther Schwab. In his 1958 book “Dance With The Devil” he melded Goethe's Faust with Svante Arrhenius' original CO2 global warming theory, which by 1908 was defined, debated and discussed – and disputed – in scientific circles. Schwab used his Nazi-flavored version of CCGW theory to make an “Appeal to Humanity”, to abandon non-Aryan industry and cut CO2 emissions.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Climate Change, Central Banking And The Faustian Bargain / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Gunther Schwab's Dance With Death

A safe interval after World War II, in the 1950s, the former Nazi intelligence officer Gunther Schwab published his massive-selling book “Dance With the Devil”. In it, he fine-tuned what Nazi propagandists found to be the “interesting bits” of CO2 global warming theory first developed by Svante Arrhenius at the end of the 19th century, which is essentially unchanged today. By a massive irony, Arrhenius welcomed human emissions of CO2 from industry, and the possible climate warming they produce because he thought they could fend off – but not prevent – the next and coming Ice Age.

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Politics

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

This Is Why We Are Doomed / Politics / Climate Change

By: Raul_I_Meijer

If there’s one thing that defines why we, and the world we live in, are doomed, it can be found – once more – in a recent spat of (leaked) reactions to the upcoming new IPCC report. We’ve come a long way since skeptics started budging in the way creationists demand equal time on the new Cosmos series – only more successful – and now we’re way past mere skepticism. Not only has it become totally acceptable to pooh pooh and hush hush climate change, we’ve arrived at the point where we go look for positive angles.

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Politics

Sunday, March 09, 2014

US Dept Of Defense Review Focuses on Climate Terror / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

The Quadrennial Defense Review

The latest issue of the QDR is available on Defense.gov web sites, and says clearly on page 8 that climate change and global warming pose “significant challenge” for the United States and the world at large. The report states that as greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea levels will rise and average global temperatures will also increase – whether they are doing that in the real world, or not. Coupled with unlisted “other dynamics”, the report quickly moves to sketch a crisis scenario of growing and urbanizing more-affluent populations, especially in China, India and Brazil being devastated by global warming. The QDR says global warming will “devastate homes, land, and infrastructure”. In turn, this will “aggravate (the) stressors” of global security, which the QDR lists as poverty, political instability, environmental degradation and social tensions.

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Politics

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Obama, Hollande and Other Climate Change Liars / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Flat Earthers Agree

In a June 2013 address at Georgetown University, Barack Obama derogatorily referred to deniers of global warming, climate change and bad weather as “members of a Flat Earth Society." The same month, the UK-based Flat Earth Society's president Daniel Shenton told 'Business Insider'  that he personally believes “the evidence available does support the position that climate change is at least partly influenced by human industrialisation.". He also said he wasn't amused by Obama using his Flat Earth Society as an example of backward thinking, and suggested Obama should criticize organizations like the American Enterprise Institute, which violently disputes that either global warming or climate change are real, but does not take a firm position on bad weather.

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Politics

Friday, January 10, 2014

Global Warming Chickenlittleism / Politics / Climate Change

By: Richard_Mills

The nature of the recently released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is extremely alarmist. The report warns, with a 95% certainty, that global warming is man-made and that the resulting climate change will lead to:

  • Rising temperatures, drought and increasing desertification
  • Warming of the oceans and rising sea levels
  • Shortages of food
  • Loss of ice sheets & shrinking of glaciers
  • Increasing intensity and size of storms
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Politics

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Obama's Climate Change by Executive Order / Politics / Climate Change

By: BATR

President Obama maintains his consistency on pushing the economy to the edge with his latest attempt to remake America. Fox News lays out the facts on Obama uses executive order in sweeping takeover of nation's climate change policies.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Coming Carbon Asset Meltdown / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

YOU CAN BELIEVE AL GORE
For Al Gore and his investor fund partner David Bloodai, writing in 'Wall St Journal' October 29, what they define as “carbon assets” are headed for a bust. Gore does not say in his article that he had plenty to do with the present and growing crash of intrinsically – not basically but intrinsically - worthless assets, which I define as the motley crew of carbon finance and its related and downstream assets.

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Politics

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Why Did Global Warming Stop? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

TRY, TRY, TRY AGAIN
Have you heard the one about how global warming stopped in 1998? The warmist lobby certainly heard it, and it hurts.
They tried calling it a “pause,” a “hiatus,” a “slowdown” and then groped around to an “unknown mechanism”. Of warming, of course. Despite everything, warming goes on. Even when the figures show it isn't happening it is happening but you, the ignoramus, are unable to appreciate its subtleties. Warmists and their glove puppet friends in the media therefore made a point of ignoring NASA's most recent satellite report on the world's ice sheets.

The Antarctic ice sheet has grown to its biggest on record since regular satellite recordings started in 1979. The Arctic ice sheet has also grown, by a huge amount in the past 12 months.

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Politics

Monday, October 14, 2013

Climate Crazies Meet The New Normal / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

THE BASIC PROBLEM
The climate crazies with paint on their faces yipping on the runway to greet hero Al Gore landing his Gulfstream 5 private jet – for yet another 45-minute Climate Crisis tirade billed at $100 000 – are all gone now. Like Darwin's theory says, primitive life forms die out sooner or later.

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Politics

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Beating The Retreat From Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

AUSTRALIA SCRAPS THE LOT
When Tony Abbott swept to power, September 7, the defeat of preceding prime minister Kevin Rudd was politely described as “not a rout” by climate-correct media outlets such as Britain's 'Guardian', but Abbot lost no time in taking down and trashing the mix-and-mingle of climate policies and programs thrown together by Rudd's Labour Party. Labour ran a negative campaign alleging that Abbott would bring in European-style austerity via budget spending cuts. Abbott parried this by targeting cuts in the swath of costly-but-ineffective anti-global warming and pro-low carbon programs, created by Labour, as one of his first moves if he won power.

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Economics

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Economic Consquences of Climate Change - The New Normal / Economics / Climate Change

By: John_Mauldin

Everybody talks about the weather, but there's not much we can do about it except make plans that take into account what mother nature may throw at us. For most of us that means planning for the next few days, but we should all be aware of climate patterns that are going to affect us for the next 20 to 30 years. And those patterns are changing not just because of global climate change but also due to long-term periodic changes in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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Commodities

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Short Seller Investors Guide to Obama's Climate Change Initiatives / Commodities / Climate Change

By: The_Energy_Report

"Regulation" is a dirty word among most investors, but for speculators like Rodney Stevens, portfolio manager at Wolverton Securities Ltd. and author of The Disciplined Speculator newsletter, state-mandated emissions caps and renewable energy goals present an extraordinary opportunity for growth. In this interview with The Energy Report, Stevens makes a bullish case for solar stocks and offers several names for traders playing offense or defense. But whatever your strategy, Stevens says get the heck out of bonds and into equities.

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Politics

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Obama's Global Warming Turns To Swarming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

WE NEED TO ACT
President Obama's June 25 speech at Georgetown University announcing his climate-energy action plan was rich in national and religious symbols. He told the listeners how in 1968 the American astronauts of Apollo 8 did a live broadcast from lunar orbit. Obama said: “They described what they saw, and they read Scripture from the Book of Genesis to the rest of us back here”.

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Politics

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Global Cooling And The Great Mandrake / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

THE GREAT DROWNING
For the Dutch, the Grote Mandrake is nothing to do with Linux software, but means “The Great Drowning” and is named for the epic and massive flooding that occurred, more and more frequently in the Low Countries of Europe's North Sea region as Europe's Little Ice Age intensified.

Normal or predictable spring and autumn flooding was increasingly replaced by large-area and intense flooding, sometimes outside spring and autumn from about 1300, in recurring crises which lasted into the 18th century. In the Low Countries and across Europe, but also elsewhere, the cooling trend starting in the late 13th century became more intense. It brought long cold winters, heavy storms and floods, loss of coastal farmlands, and huge summer sandstorms in coastal areas further damaging agriculture. Climate historians estimate that major flooding on an unpredictable but increasingly frequent basis started as early as 1250. Extreme events like the Grote Mandrake flood of 1362 which killed at least 100 000 people became darkly repetitive.

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Politics

Friday, June 28, 2013

What's Really reducing Carbon Emissions in America? Hint: It's Not Obama / Politics / Climate Change

By: Money_Morning

Garrett Baldwin writes: President Obama this week declared war on coal when he announced that he'll sidestep Congress and address the "manufactured" climate change crisis through regulatory fiat. He wants to establish himself as the eco-warrior to appease his left-wing environmental base.

His global warming crusade will cost the U.S. thousands of jobs and impose higher electricity bills across the land. All in the name of pandering to junk climate science.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Obama's Crazy Climate Change Plan / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

NO TIME FOR FLAT EARTHERS
Saying he had no time for Flat Earth Society meetings, but in fact running one himself, US President Barack Obama laid out his so-called climate action plan to 2017, which is subtitled “Taking Action For Our Kids” on the White House website.

Plenty of commentators, including the Wall Street Journal said Obama's pitch was above all “surreal”, in fact the WSJ said that unreality was the “particular hallmark” of Obama's climate plan. Noting that 12 million Americans still can't find work, real wages have fallen for five years, three-quarters of Americans now live from paycheck to paycheck, 48 million Americans depend on food stamps and the economy continues to struggle after four years of so-called recovery, critics including the Wall Street Journal slammed President Obama for getting his priorities wrong. However, for reasons that are perhaps “surreal”, that is political, Obama has soldiered along with vintage and extremist global warming fear, using it to justify a radical increase in energy taxes and energy regulatory mandates that will ensure fewer jobs – analysts suggest as many as 160 000 -  will reduce incomes, and will slow down economic growth. Why did he do this?

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Peak Soil Desertification, Between Us and Extinction / Politics / Climate Change

By: Richard_Mills

Desertification is a phenomenon that ranks among the greatest environmental challenges of our time, unfortunately most people haven't heard of it or simply don't understand it.

Desertification and land degradation is a global issue with desertification already affecting one quarter of the total land surface of the globe today

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

German Car Industry Says 'Nein Danke' To Carbon Correct / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Barack Obama, perorating and posing at the Brandenburg Gate felt obliged to put on his most somber look and gurgle a few lines about the glorious quest of all civilized countries, led by the US and Germany, fighting the menace of global warming. Obama has rebranded this the “struggle against bad weather” - possibly because there has been no warming of the Earth for over 10 years - but Germany's industrial chiefs call European Carbon Correct a suicide pact.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

G8 Meeting: Climate Change Laid To Rest / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

GLACIERS ADVANCE, GLACIERS RETREAT
Revealed by UK media shortly before the start of the G8 meeting near Lough Erne in Ulster, David Cameron's adviser for Europe, Ivan Rogers blocked moves from Germany and France to make climate change a major G8 agenda item.

Ritual whines that this meeting is yet another “last hope for an international agreement that could avert catastrophic climate change” have worn thin, very thin. The real world potential for any international climate change pact setting European-style ETS carbon taxes and tradable permits is zero and not worth talking about. Linked whining about “rising concern” that the UK government is watering down its climate change mitigation ambitions, the same way these are on the point of being watered down in Germany, other European countries and the European Commission, are also not worth talking about – because the die is cast and change is coming.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Climate-Energy Hits The Wash, Rinse And Spin Cycle / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

WASH, RINSE AND SPIN
National weather forecasting organizations, most of which are members of the UN WMO (World Meteorological Organization) are obliged to toe the WMO party line – still rock solidly promoting “the new paradigm”. This dates from 25 years ago, and claims that human CO2 emissions are causing “dangerous global warming”. Not believing in this is not “new paradigm”.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Only Way To Beat Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

WIN THE WAR
Winning the war on global warming requires slaughtering sacred cows. The impassioned defenders of this ideology say that we cannot afford to ignore either the carbon-free electricity supplied by nuclear energy, or the transformational potentials of genetic engineering, the benefits of nanotech, robotics and the rapid growth of geoengineering.
 
 In the 1960s and up to the late-1970s “global cooling” was the topic of headline articles in popular media such as 'Newsweek' with reports of meteorologists being “almost unanimous” that the cooling trend could lead to catastrophic famines, another little Ice Age, or worse. In 1974 'Time' magazine published an article titled “Another Ice Age?.”

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Commodities

Saturday, June 08, 2013

The Ghost Empire - Climate Change, Global Warming, Drought and Desertification / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Richard_Mills

Drought is a normal recurring feature of the climate in most parts of the world. It doesn’t get the attention of a tornado, hurricane or flood. Instead, it’s a slower and less obvious, a much quieter disaster creeping up on us unawares.

Climate change is currently warming many regions, overall warmer temperatures increase the frequency and intensity of heat waves and droughts.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Happy Green Planet, Why Has Global Warming Stopped? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Despite the propaganda, despite the outright hysteria drummed out by a large slice of the Global Warming Crisis Community, world average temperatures have not risen for over 10 years. Reading the politically correct press or watching government-friendly TV news you might not know it - but it is true. The global warming guru cartel of "warmist" well-paid talking heads has broken apart.

The guru talkers included Britain's Sir James Lovelock, who in 2006 screamed in the politically correct UK press that "Billions will die from global warming before the end of the century". The very same 'Jimbo' Lovelock, today, accuses the "warmists" of outright and shameful exaggeration.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Unburnable Carbon Bubbles / Politics / Climate Change

By: Raul_I_Meijer

A report came out in Britain 10 days ago that deserves more attention than it got. If only because it uses the great term "unburnable carbon", great even before it's defined. It makes me ponder the popular and somewhat crazy claims about shale and fracking leading to US energy independence, the holy grail du jour.

It promises much vaunted freedom from outsiders, but what exactly does it consist of? Does it mean the ability to burn ever more carbon-based energy sources without having to buy them abroad? And does "abroad" include Canada, or do we think of this as an "energy Nafta"? Guys, if you would just waste a bit less of the stuff, you'd have been energy independent ages ago without having to inject tons of toxic concoctions into your land. What on earth are you thinking?

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Monday, April 29, 2013

The Strange History Of Global Warming Fear / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

START WITH GLOBAL COOLING FEAR
By the 1830s the science now called "glaciology" was emerging. Swiss and French scientists studying Alpine glacier advance and retreat had pieced together data on historical, meteorological, economic and agricultural changes in the Alpine region and constructed models for glacier advance and retreat that were unsettling to established scientific opinion. In particular the also-emerging science of what is now called "geology" was dominated at the time by the views of the "father of modern geology", the British scientist James Hutton, who was opposed to glaciology from the start.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

In CO2 We (Didnt) Trust / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

ALL THE PROOF WE NEED
Recent articles by myself have said the obvious - the view of any sane unbiased person - that the European Union's "faith in carbon" was as slippery, unsure and worthless as its "commitment' to the convertible go-anywhere euro. It is now not convertible if you are Cypriot or have a Cypriot bank account, in which case any amount above 100 000 euro in that account will be punitively taxed and any amount exceeding a few thousand euros (the amounts change, by decree, quite often) cannot be legally taken outside the country.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Climate Crisis Apocalypse - But Not Quite Yet / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

REAL AND FAKE THREATS
Cocktails of real, partly real, mostly false and entirely false threats and menaces support a business niche for self-proclaimed Salvation Artists, usually modestly calling themselves unrecognized geniuses. Importantly, these geniuses only operate with entirely fake threats. Al Gore was a classic in this genre and his line of business - global warming and climate change - is still being given life support despite it being clinically dead, but only because "we ain't yet thought of anything else".

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Obama's Theory Of Institutional Climate Change / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

ACTION BEFORE ITS TOO LATE - WATTS UP WITH THAT?
Wattsupwiththat.com, the most viewed Web site on global warming, climate change and bad weather policy and management, leads this week with an article by Ken Haapala, a director of the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), founded by the longstanding "climate sceptic", S. Fred Singer. Before his now total and outspoken opposition to the core theses of "anthropogenic global warming due to CO2", and other human origin greenhouse gases, 89-year-old Austrian-born Singer was a scientist renowned for his works on space research, atmospheric chemistry, rocket and satellite technology.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Davos $14 Trillion Extortion for a Global Warming Scam / Politics / Climate Change

By: BATR

The latest megalomaniacal threat from the financial globalists wants to saddle the world economy with a cost of trillions of dollars that benefits favorite corporatists. The phony global warming cult has a core purpose. Their objective is to drive down the standard of living for non-elites and prevent the use of fossil fuel energy. The fallacious science used to create a disinformation scare for politically unsophisticated "True Believers" is a direct result of transnational money manipulators. The Davos crowd sponsors the educational and media institutions that trump up junk research and manufacture idealistic solutions.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Europe's Slushy Carbon Market: Weaker Every Day / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

GETTING DESPERATELY CHEAP
Anybody who wants to know how Europe's forced and mandatory Emissions Trading Scheme or ETS works - or doesn't work - needs only to check out the figures. One barrel of oil emits about 430 kilograms of CO2 when burned; 1 tonne of CO2 is therefore equivalent to burning about 2.25 barrels. European total CO2 output was about 5.1 billion tons, or 7.5 tons per capita in 2012, for a 3% decline on 2011 according to Holland's PBL Environmental Assessment Agency.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Marooned Global Warmers Face Shrinking Floes Of Money / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

CRISIS IN PARADISE
Once upon a time any New Age journalist could make an easy living spouting global warming crisis themes and memes: it was only necessary to pick and mix the one-liners from Al Gore, James 'Gaia' Lovelock, James Hansen and other hopefuls supping at the brimful trough of "hard edged scientific facts" on climate change which show we are on the path to the Apocalypse, and-or the Olduvai Gorge. Today however, even the UK Met Office has been forced to heavily tone down, we should say cool down its gripping hockey stick forecasts of ever-leaping-upward temperatures, which for years it so confidently communicated (with a straight face) as a somber warning of Very Bad Things to Come.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The Global Warming Circus, Not It's Called Global Weirding / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

ITS THE CLIMATE, STUPID
The art, not science of global warming has turned and twisted a lot since its early-2000's heydays during which the most outrageous charlatanism could bring big conference and meeting cash payoffs for stars of Climate Doom, such as Al Gore, James Lovelock, James Hansen and a gaggle of small-time hopefuls playing the same music, such as 'Whole Earth Catalog' inventor Stewart Brand. Oh yes, this was an epochal challenge for Humanity and we have to spend. Buy my latest book!

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Politics

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Doha Hoha - Global Warming Hits A Scientific Iceberg / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

World media has already forgotten the Doha COP18 climate jamboree earlier this month, during which the Qatari conference director, oil minister Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiya joked that soon Qatar, and the world will no longer need any fossil fuels at all, eliminating any problem of burning them and causing planetary warming. The debate soon lost itself on the strange, almost theological subject of climate treaties and loss or damage payments and awards to small island states and low income countries.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Climate Change Policy - Heating Up, Melting Down / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

HOTTING UP THE STAKES
In January 2011, the USA's space agency NASA, which has become one of the world's most outspoken advocates of global warming crisis, and the US oceanic and atmopheric agency NOAA, which says that its mission is "to enrich life through science", jointly announced that current temperature readings show that 2010 tied with 2005 as the hottest year in recorded human history. Their conclusion in 2011, and today is that greater global warming and "related climate change" is unarguable and certain from a scientific perspective.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Obama's Climate Transition / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

TRANSITION CAN BE EASY
Returning from the lackluster climate conference in Doha, Qatar, the USA's main envoy Todd Stern said in interview with news agencies: “The president is completely committed to climate action,” but “It’s too early to say what the specifics of policy are going to be. We are still in the transition period.”

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Politics

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Doha Climate Talks: End Of An Expensive Sideshow / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

SETTING THE TONE
Playing the impatient master of ceremonies tired with the behaviour of delegates late in the night of 7 December, the Doha climate conference's director, Qatar's vice-PM and member of the al-Attiya "family firm" which runs the mini-emirate with maxi-gas resources, Abdullah al-Attiya, thumped his fists on the table. He then ran a video clip to the music track of the World War II Italian left-wing and communist resistance song "Bella Ciao". Some musicologists say this song is in fact only the Yiddish swing music number "Koilen", first written and played in 1919 by Mishka Ziganoff.

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Commodities

Saturday, December 08, 2012

The Cause of Extreme Weather Events / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Richard_Mills

Over the last few months we have been witness to many extreme weather events - heat waves, Europe suffering from a severe cold snap, the worst in twenty five years, extreme flooding in Australia, Brazil and China, to drought in the U.S. Many say the cause is global warming, and lay the blame squarely on greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity.

Are we, and our activities at fault? What can we look forward to if/as the earth continues to warm?

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Politics

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Is a Carbon Tax a Done Deal for the US? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Marin_Katusa

We know Obamarama is going to tax the rich, but I bet many didn't think he would weasel in the carbon tax as quickly as he is going to now. A Romney win would have been bullish for coal producers in the US – but Romney lost, and now so has coal, at least in the near term. The biggest winner from Obamarama? Natural gas.

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Politics

Monday, November 19, 2012

World Bank Back In Charge Of Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFollowing a Group of 20 finance ministers meeting in Mexico City this month, in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Bank of Italy governor Ignazio Visco told reporters: “The World Bank has gone back to being in charge of climate change,” “For a certain period....., it had stopped”.

This followed the report on climate change by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, commissioned by the World Bank and released this month, which bluntly says "a 4 degC warmer world must be avoided".

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Commodities

Friday, November 16, 2012

Exxon Supports Carbon Taxes / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSurprising to some, Exxon Mobil Corp. is now flexing its political and media muscles as part of a growing coalition, ranging from environmentalists to advocates of reindustrialisation, political isolationists and a large slice of the energy sector, which backs a US carbon tax. This new taxation would be an alternative to the costly additional regulations the Obama administration is mulling. Once upon a time, that is 3 years ago, any talk about carbon taxes was anathema in Washington.

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Commodities

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Science Wrestles With A Crisis Worse Than Global Warming / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGiving this year's BBC Dimbleby lecture, Sir Paul Nurse the president of the UK's prestigious science institution the Royal Society unveiled a select list of what he considered were the "follow on crises" now that anthropogenic global warming has become so controversial, to scientists, and so boring to the general public. Without saying he specifically drew from Charles Darwin when thinking about the finance sector, bankers, brokers and traders, Nurse said that Darwin recognized the "low origins of Man". In Darwin's book 'The Descent of Man', he wrote: “Man with all his qualities, with sympathy… with benevolence ... with his god-like intellect... with all these exalted powers – man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin”.

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Politics

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The French Fake Global Warming 'Crisis' / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Through the four days 15 - 19 August, many French towns and cities experienced high, and in a certain number of cases record high temperatures for mid-August. For French media and quite a few politicians - either "leading" or would be "leading" - this was however nowhere near enough. For them, what in French is called a "canicule" or hot summer weather, was the start of a probably, almost certainly long period of record-high temperatures, of course due to anthropogenic global warming. French media and politics went on to tell 'the people' that this special canicule might cause high, or even extreme high losses of life among vulnerable sections of the population - especially old persons and children. Urgent public advisory and communication measures were needed.

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Politics

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Be Reasonable, Decarbonize Britain / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDuring the 1968 French student revolt a key slogan was: "Be reasonable, demand the impossible". In the UK of 2012 this concerns "decarbonization". Officially, clean energy is still very close to godliness, as could be expected in a country of Protestant religious origins, but just like the definitions of sin, the British have strange definitions of "clean" energy, in particular taking this to mean nuclear power and propping up the now ramshackle edifice of carbon trading. Among other things.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Europe's Climate Energy Fix Moves On / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWriting in the German daily Handelsblatt, July 16, the European Commissioner for energy, Gunther Oettinger claimed it was now urgent and rational for the Union to add "another 20% target" to the three 20-20-20 energy targets for 2020, enshrined in the December 2008 climate-energy package.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ethical Adaptation To Climate Change / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

What is sometimes called the "Nazi theory of global warming" is relatively well known. One of the
pioneering theorists of apocalyptic global warming is Guenther Schwab (1902-2006), an Austrian Nazi.
In 1958, following his action as a propagandist during the 1939-45 war, Schwab wrote a fictional novel built on Goethe's Faustian religious play entitled "Dance with the Devil." While a few scientists or Natural Philosophers as they were called at the time (literally "philosophers of nature") had contemplated the possibility of global warming or climate change arising from coal burning as far back as the late 18th century, Schwab used Goethe's dramatic approach to convert the theory into an apocalyptic crisis, due to industrial pollution.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Low Carbon - High Political Price / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSpeaking on July 7, Poland's environment minister Marcin Korolec used a roundabout way to say how strongly his government feels about moves to save the European mandatory greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme, the ETS. He said: " The ETS is delivering on its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the lowest possible cost and there’s no need to “manipulate” the market after a slump in industrial output drove carbon prices to a record low".

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Politics

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Whatever Happened To Climate Change Crisis? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBack in 2009, the failed Copenhagen “climate summit” was with retrospect a founding event for the climate change industry: in many ways it never recovered from this massive hit from what are called "climate sceptics". Since that time, the small but powerful group of OECD country political leaders, corporate elites, and mainstream press and media barons who promoted the image of climate catastrophe with the straightest of faces, seemingly believing every word of the doom-eager rantings of James Lovelock, James Hansen, Al Gore and others, have backed off and edged away from their failing and shrinking monster. 

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Politics

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Phlogging Phlogiston: The Real Origins Of Global Warming Hysteria / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGlobal warming lives on in the minds, or at least the somber pronouncements of leading politicians, corporate chiefs and some opinion manipulators, but is now essentially dead.

To quickly reach the status of a Great Cause it was necessary to decorate the "theory" of global warming with scientific credentials, and above all make it idiot-friendly. At its most basic, global warming theory (called "anthropogenic global warming" theory or AGWT) is as idiot-friendly as the official story of what happened on September 11, 2001 in the USA. We are told that five airplanes were hijacked by dangerous Islamic fundamentalists by order of Afghanistan's Taliban or only with their friendly help. They flew around for rather a long time but America was so terrified no fighter planes were sent to bring down the hijacked planes. Two of the planes disappeared, but three were crashed into carefully chosen targets, not including nuclear power plants, oil refineries, pesticide factories, the White House or suchlike. Three immense tower blocks in New York then collapsed, one of them without being hit by an airplane at all, and the Pentagon was slightly damaged, probably not by an airplane. Afghanistan was then invaded in a colonial war rampage, by the USA and some other countries described as "democratic".

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Politics

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Demystifying Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAt its simplest and most basic, global warming theory (called "anthropogenic global warming" theory or AGWT) is as idiot-friendly as the official story of what happened on September 11, 2001 in the USA. Five airplanes were hijacked by dangerous Islamic fundamentalists by order of Afghanistan's Taliban or only with their friendly help. They flew around for rather a long time but America was so terrified no fighter planes were sent to bring down the hijacked planes. Two of the planes disappeared, but three were crashed into carefully chosen targets, not including nuclear power plants, oil refineries, pesticide factories, the White House or suchlike. Three immense tower blocks in New York then collapsed, one of them without being hit by an airplane and the Pentagon was slightly damaged, possibly not by an airplane. Afghanistan was then invaded in a colonial war rampage, by the USA and some other countries described as "democratic".

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Politics

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What Was Global Warming ? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRelatively soon, this question will be asked: global warming has traced a wipeout curve like any failed Great Cause, mixing junk science, porkbarrel politics, cash-gouging corporate greed and deliberate promotion and falsification of any real danger or risk for society by self-serving media barons seeking the latest Big Thing to bemuse what they cynically treat as their witless "media consumers".

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Carbon, Low Carbon, And No Cash / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSTIRRING TIMES FOR SOME

Opening the IEA's high level conference by-lined "Clean Energy Progress" in London, late April, the IEA's deputy director Ambassador Richard H. Jones didn't beat around the bush: he said that global average temperatures were set to rise by "at least 6 degrees centigrade by 2050", and we should all be very unhappy to leave that behind us, as our legacy to future generations. To be sure, getting that surge in global temperatures in an eyeblink of planetary time would need something rather special and strange, in fact catastrophic. This could include the most intense and quickest acting explosion of volcanic activity the planet has ever known - but Ambassador Jones told the respectful audience, including serried ranks of the world's media and Britain's PM David Campbell, it was all due to tailpipe emissions from four-wheel-drives and fossil fuelled power stations. So low carbon was right back high on the menu ! Like the loudest shills in the global warming business, such as Britain's James 'Lysenko' Lovelock had always shilled for, through an incredibly long decade in which global warming junk science ruled and it was absolutely OK - despite Lovelock himself recanting and admitting, also in late April that basically speaking he had been lying. Lysenko had also been contrite, at the end.

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Politics

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Earth Summit: The Future We Want / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleUnlike global warming, which is deservedly losing credibility and traction very fast, institutional and political inertia keeps the drive for sustainability in apparent high gear, but the definition of sustainability and how we achieve it is now heavily politicized and an open guess.

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Commodities

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Carbon Credit Derivatives / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

Carbon credits are tradable permits or certificates that are typically related to the emission of one ton carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas considered responsible for the controversial global warming process. 

Carbon credits can be earned by companies who engage in ecologically friendly practices that remove the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from the environment.  These credits can then be sold to other companies that continue to produce carbon emissions as a way to finance further reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.

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Politics

Friday, May 04, 2012

Forget Global Warming And Move Up To Real Climate Change / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAmbassador Richard H. Jones, deputy director of the IEA, opened the IEA's April conference by-lined 'Clean Energy Progress', by saying global temperatures are "probably" going to rise by "6 degrees celsius" by about 2050. The main problem, apart from this being totally impossible - barring massive meteorite attack or massive volcanic eruptions - is that fewer and fewer persons believe this story. 

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Politics

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Greening The Desert / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn the real world, the non-polar deserts are growing at a rapid rate, totally overwhelming the small but valiant attempts at pushing them back.  http://hqweb.unep.org/geo/GDOutlook/

One neglected cause among many includes the annihilation of tropical forests.  These contain 600 billion tons of carbon, equivalent to about 4.6 trillion barrels of oil or 145 years of oil-burning at the present annual rate of 32 billion barrels a year. This amount of carbon is almost as much as is contained in the atmosphere, but much of it is likely to be released into the atmosphere in the next decades by uncontrolled logging and deforestation.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hot Air Rises But Carbon Markets Fall / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe potential for carbon finance to hit a final limit to its credibility, and implode in 2012 is high and rising. As we know, global warming theorists would be short of talkshow material without "tipping points" and climate forcing, drawing on everything from heavily overworked CO2 to more exciting, seemingly higher tech specialty themes like the possible role of adipic acid, freons and halocarbons, 'black carbon' and heavy metals, even cosmic ray breakdown particles in the atmosphere - - to explain why they believe global average temperatures have to rise. As we also know or are invited to believe, carbon traders huddled over their playstation consoles doing the Fibonaccis and losing other peoples' money are preventing this happening.

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Commodities

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CO2 Emissions Allowances, Get Ready For A Tumble In Hot Air Credits / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEurope's mandatory CO2 emissions allowances (called EUAs), and their alphabet soup of derived and related "financial instruments" have traced a boom and bust in notional or paper "value" similar to the paper shuffled by the USA's voluntary scheme for "monetizing" carbon. In both cases the supposed goal was generating the financial support needed for Energy Transition away from fossil energy to low carbon green energy. At a moment when the European Commission and the EU's investmenk bank the EIB are possibly taking actions which can implode the European carbon finance system, one of the many ironies is that 2011 in Europe was one of the warmest, or least cold years ever recorded. Despite this, restoring credibility and more important, the cash flows needed to keep high-living carbon traders at their playstations rolling the dice, is unlikely.

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Politics

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Canada Withdraws from the Kyoto Convention on Greenhouse Gas Emissions / Politics / Climate Change

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCanada 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 gas carbon emissions.

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Politics

Friday, December 16, 2011

The New Left - Neoliberal Climate Alliance / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCHOMSKY WRONG AGAIN
Strange causes throw together strange bedfellows with even stranger offspring. Naom Chomsky, always sure to place himself with the angriest-seeming part of the New Left crowd, has no problem ranging himself alongside the Climate Crazies despite them receiving yet another big setback, in Durban. Packing their suntan lotions and picking up their air tickets somebody else paid for, the overfed bureaucrats and overpaid lobbyists who profit from climate craziness failed in their quest to suck more subsidies and garner more public cash for their Great Cause, once again. The strange band of New Left climate radicals is breaking up, as its upstream cause fed by one-liner slogans and Rentacrowd Science fails to amuse, beguile, fool or provoke like it used to. Climate change is a big yawn.

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Politics

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Higgs Boson, Global Warming And Green Energy / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCoinciding with the failed climate talks in Durban, mainly due to the European Union's bizarre and kamikaze negotiating stance, another European marvel of government spending - CERN - announced its research teams could or might have glimpsed the Higgs boson. They say it might well exist. Only might exist, note it well. Most people neither know or care what a Higgs boson might be but it should have a partner thing out there in the Universe, called the graviton. The boson would "explain" mass while the graviton would "explain" gravity, in the same way other government-paid scientists and the politicians who pay them say that CO2 "explains" climate change, which exists, but their explanation needs global warming - which might not exist.

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Politics

Monday, December 12, 2011

Durban : The Climate Deal That Wasn't / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAfter two weeks of confabulation (defined as a memory disorder characterized by verbal statements or actions unrelated to either the past, present, or likely future), the approximate 10 000 delegates and visitors, including the regulation issue but dwindling band of climate crazies with paint on their faces, football style, finally broke up with a supposed "face saving deal". To do this, the estimated 1200 official limousines, 140 private planes, and additional regular airline flights needed to rush the CCC (Climate Concerned Crowd) to their 17th be-in since the 1997 Kyoto meeting of course spewed very impressive quantities of the "deadly gas" called CO2.

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Politics

Friday, December 09, 2011

Climate Change Conspiracy Changes Camps / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn a recent New York Times article titled "Marching Off The Cliff" (6 December), Naom Chomsky brought together a mix and mingle of claimed facts including results from public opinion polls to advance his own climate change conspiracy theory. He wrote: "In 2009 the energy industries, backed by business lobbies, launched major campaigns that cast doubt on the near-unanimous consensus of scientists on the severity of the threat of human-induced global warming". He added: "The consensus is only 'near-unanimous' because it doesn’t include the many experts who feel that climate-change warnings don’t go far enough, and the marginal group that deny the threat’s validity altogether".

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Politics

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Durban: Deep Change And Climate Talk / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne thing is sure: world climate is changing. The second thing is that nobody knows why, but the favoured official reason is global warming due to burning fossil fuels, followed by all and any human activity able to release carbon containing gases, and other greenhouse gases. This activity includes deforestation, burning wood and organic wastes, marsh and peat bog draining, cement making, urbanization, road building, agriculture, industrial development, port construction, and several others.

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Politics

Friday, December 02, 2011

Will Higher Oil Prices Save Kyoto? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf the goal of the Kyoto Treaty was to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases, its near-15 year life span of shuffling diplomats, journalists and climate "experts" around the globe in CO2-spewing jetliners for talks, and talks about talks has been a total failure. As a 'Scientific American' blog of November 29 put it: "Japan (is) buying its way out of emissions reductions in 2011—and refusing to sign up for more. The European Union will trade its way into greenhouse gas cuts, whereas Canada—among the globe’s worst emitters on a per capita basis—has decided to break its pledge to reduce. The U.S., the world’s  largest (per capita) emitter, has never accepted legally binding targets under international climate treaties. Nor has China, which has gone from being a developing nation to the planet’s biggest source of human-made greenhouse gases in that same time span".

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Politics

Friday, November 25, 2011

End Of The Road For Kyoto / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Kyoto Treaty is threatened by an ever rising groundswell of outright rejection. Limits on CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions may lapse before end-2012. This will above signal the end to the easy money for emission permit traders, brokers and investment bankers playing a small but profitable market in a huge range of complex "carbon related and derived products". Estimated at around $142 billion a year, the market designed to cap CO2 and other GHG emissions, linked to burning fossil fuels, producing cement, deforestation, urbanization and other land use changing activities is still defended by some, as able to "mitigate global warming".

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Politics

Friday, November 25, 2011

Could Climate Change Be The Next Catastrophic Tail-Risk-Penny To Drop? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs the Durban Climate Change conference wheezes into obscurity with memories of a bunch of what the neo-cons call “balding ex-hippies” on one side; and a stack full of conveniently newly-leaked e-mails on the other…and America conspicuously absent, I am reminded of previous catastrophes.

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Politics

Monday, October 17, 2011

Practical Approach to Earthquake and Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Submissions

Vimal Patel  writes: A Practical approach to predict Earthquakes and Record High temperatures across Earth.

I was perplexed with the amount of pointless literature published on web about Global Warming and earthquakes
So I sought a commonsense approach to solve this riddle. The theory below explains why earthquakes are happening in such a great magnitude and record high temperatures across the Planet. I came across this almost 2 years ago and published on web after March 12th Earthquake in Japan.

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Politics

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Average Decrease Of Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDespite record high summer temperatures in several northern hemisphere countries, and the hottest September for over 70 years in some, political and mainstream media defenders of the one and only correct theory - Global Warming - have been slow off the mark. As yet, the "Told you so" reports and statements are low on the ground. Is Global Warming going down the tube, where it belongs ?

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Politics

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gore and Climatists Get Ready to Hibernate: Another Record Breaking Winter is Coming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou can always gauge the level of desperation in a political movement by its inability to maintain a coherent message. This usually happens when the reality visible in the world runs contrary to the reality being professed from their pulpit.

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Politics

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Understating the Economic Cost of a Carbon Tax / Politics / Climate Change

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Alan Blinder listed numerous alleged benefits of a phased-in carbon tax. Out of his entire column, he devoted a single sentence to the possible downside of his plan when he wrote, "No one likes to pay higher taxes." A more balanced assessment shows that a carbon tax presents very real dangers, even if we rely on the same economic analysis that so enthralled Blinder.

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Politics

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Another Record Breaking Winter, What Happened to Global Warming? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBritain and Europe have been hit hard for the third straight record-breaking winter season. Labeled by experts as the coldest winter in 100 years and set to blow well into 2011, it is already raising some very interesting questions about the new ideological split we are witnessing throughout society in the much celebrated green debate.

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Commodities

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Global Warming Not the Only Green Bubble Bursting? / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Writing in the American Thinker (November 5) whose name itself could be a classic oxymoron, the scientific freethinker S. Fred Singer had this to  say about the imploding green energy cleantech asset bubble:

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Politics

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another Domino Falls: UK’s Leading Scientific Body Retreats on Climate Change / Politics / Climate Change

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Henningsen writes: The UK’s leading scientific body has decided to rewrite its own definitive guide on climate change, now admitting that it is “not known” how much warmer the planet will become.

The Royal Society has released a new guide which outlines its retreat from its former vanguard stance on the threat of climate change and man-made global warming. The decision to update their scientific guide came after 43 of its members complained that the previous versions failed to take into account the opinion of climate change sceptics.

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Politics

Friday, September 10, 2010

Global Warming, Must We Do Something, Anything? / Politics / Climate Change

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRobert Blumen writes: A friend of mine sent me a link to a video labeled "The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See." According to YouTube, this video has been viewed over 3.5 million times. Narrator Greg Craven, a high-school science teacher, presents an application of the precautionary principle to the debate over anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Craven claims to have found an argument that does not depend on the resolution of the scientific controversy — a "silver bullet argument," an argument that leads to an "inescapable conclusion," one "that even the most hardened skeptic and the most panicked activist can agree on."

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Politics

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Genetically Engineered Forests, Altering the Chemistry of the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere / Politics / Climate Change

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRady Ananda writes: Imagine our declining pollinators – bees, moths, butterflies and bats – coming upon thousands of acres of toxic trees, genetically engineered so that every cell in the tree exudes pesticide, from crown to root. Imagine a world without pollinators. Without seed dispersers. Without soil microbes.

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Politics

Monday, September 06, 2010

The Great Collapse of the Carbon Trading Chicago Climate Exchange / Politics / Climate Change

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Henningsen writes: Plagued by a free fall in carbon emissions prices and the perennial failure of Washington to pass any binding Cap and Trade Bill, it seems that the Chicago Climate Exchange is on its last leg, announcing that it will be scaling back its operations.

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Politics

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Reconstructing The IPCC / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePropagandist Reconstruction, or PR of news, science data, other persons' views and different opinions is a long-term stalwart in modern society. From organizing public support for wars, even when the public itself may be attacked or be subject to economic loss, to ensuring that political leaders are re-elected, or that women start smoking and the public keeps buying the consumer products which generate the highest profits, the role of "communication" is primordial. What is called Public Relations is also and most basically propaganda.

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Politics

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Climate Change Scientists and Politicians Concocting the Consensus View / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_G_Marshall

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe debate is over! There is a consensus! The time for discussion has ended and the need for action is paramount!

We have all heard this before.

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Politics

Friday, August 13, 2010

Algore's Big Green Climate Change Lies Are Imploding / Politics / Climate Change

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlan Caruba writes: As World War Two wound down, in 1945 Italian partisans found Benito Mussolini and his girlfriend trying to flee to Switzerland. They shot both of them and then hung them by their heels in the Piazza Loreto in Milan. He had led the National Fascist Party and had been the 40th prime minister from 1922 until being deposed, jailed, and rescued by his pal Adolf Hitler.

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Politics

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Puzzling Collapse Of Earth's Upper Atmosphere / Politics / Climate Change

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. Tony Phillips writes: NASA-funded researchers are monitoring a big event in our planet's atmosphere. High above Earth's surface where the atmosphere meets space, a rarefied layer of gas called "the thermosphere" recently collapsed and now is rebounding again.

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Politics

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Global Warming Climate Change Disregarded for Consumers' Comfort / Politics / Climate Change

By: Pravda

Consumers learn to love environmentally clean products promoted by governments and corporations, demonstrating a high degree of loyalty to eco-brands and worrying about climate change. The world is saving resources, using energy-saving devices and counting gallons of water. In Russia this is promoted by the growth of tariffs of natural monopolies.

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Politics

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Man Made Global Warming Hoax - Video / Politics / Climate Change

By: Submissions

WEARECHANGE Ottawa members went to the Ottawa Go Green Expo on March 21st - 22nd. It was an event catered to the Green movement showcasing green technologies and had environment activists as public speakers thoughout the event. WAC Ottawa had the chance to catch Severn Suzuki speech and ask a few questions regarding the IPCC and the Man Made Global Warming Hoax. The next day, we tried to confront Justin Trudeau about these questions.

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Politics

Friday, April 16, 2010

Iceland Ash Cloud, Beginning of an Ecological Disaster? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Pravda

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn just one day, volcanic ash spewing forth from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull has brought airports to a halt in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland and is expected to spread over other areas of Europe by Thursday evening. The last time this volcano blew, it was deadly, emitting large quantities of toxic fluoride gas.

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Politics

Sunday, March 28, 2010

California Could be Destroyed by Looming Water Disaster / Politics / Climate Change

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYasha Levine writes: There's an impending disaster in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and a handful of wealthy farmers seem to like it that way.

"That, in your own backyard there, is the scariest place after New Orleans.” —Geologist Nicholas Pinder's description of the precarious situation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta after the hurricane Katrina disaster.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bears Still a Threat in EUA Carbon Emissions Trading / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

A marked consolidation has been unfolding in the EUA (ICE ECX) contract, displaying a slow downward bias. So far bears have been unable to develop this more in their favour, but, now, they have another chance – will they take it?

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Politics

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Climate Change Non-Science and The Texas Black Swan / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe drama continues, but the recent filing by the Texas Attorney General to challenge the IPCC findings on Climate Change was no big surprise.

Particularly since George Bush’s home state relies a lot on oil and beef although, given the past record of the Bush dynasty one can’t help wondering how much of the costs of the action will be paid by the good citizens of Texas, and how much will be paid by the Saudi’s? But then that’s just one more conspiracy theory in a long line.

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Politics

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Global Warming The Anthropocentric Crisis / Politics / Climate Change

By: Arnold_Bock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe global climate warming fuss is not principally an environmental issue but, rather, it is a manufactured crisis supported by copious amounts of manipulated science, reinforced by opinion leaders and promulgated by the cheerleading of the mass media.  Global warming has become the mother of all politically correct issues.

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Politics

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Why Should WE Make Sacrifices to Offset Global Warming? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Arnold_Bock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe world’s 6.7 billion people have been swamped in recent years by a virtual tsunami of non-stop publicity conveying the universal theme of imminent environmental disaster. We have been told almost daily that calamity can be averted only if we immediately demonstrate our good sense by doing whatever is necessary to halt the rise of man-made greenhouse gases.  Cited as the primary villain is a naturally occurring substance known to all as carbon dioxide which is also created by burning fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas and coal.

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Politics

Sunday, February 14, 2010

U.S. and Canada are Global Warming Scapegoats / Politics / Climate Change

By: Arnold_Bock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGiven universal awareness and belief that greenhouse gases are placing our world on the brink of imminent disaster, we should obligate ourselves to examine the origins of the climate change issue. For many people awareness and concern has emerged as if by stealth.  Our children arrive home from school all wide-eyed and anxious about the imminent extinction of polar bears, melting polar ice caps and glaciers.  Frequently, too, we see programs on television which portray what seems to be a world hell-bent on its own destruction and predicting an imminent environmental Armageddon.

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Politics

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Global Warming, A Man-made Crisis: Part 1 / Politics / Climate Change

By: Arnold_Bock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleClimate warming has become so universally accepted that it is worth one's reputation to raise even a tepid question regarding warming wisdom or its factual accuracy. Ordinary civic minded citizens who dare to exhibit the temerity to raise serious questions about the merits of man-made CO2 are routinely dismissed as uninformed troglodytes. Scientists who question prevailing climate wisdom are shunned by professional colleagues and shut out from lucrative government research grants. Often their careers are sidelined and professional reputations damaged, sometimes beyond repair, simply because they insist that the methodologies of science be respected.

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Politics

Monday, January 25, 2010

Climate Change, How IPCC 2007 Made The Real Danger Worse / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_Butter

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis is a long rambling article that goes all over the place, so I’ll summarise what I’ve got to say:

1: Bad things happen sometimes, they really do
2: Beware of cataclysmic change, it can bite you in the ass when you least expect it.
3: Evidence 9/11 and the credit crunch.

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Economics

Friday, January 22, 2010

More Global Warming Scandals Implicate IPCC Climate Scientists / Economics / Climate Change

By: F_William_Engdahl

Only days after the failed Copenhagen Global Warming Summit, yet a new scandal over the scientific accuracy of the UN IPCC 2007 climate report has emerged. Following the major data-manipulation scandals from the UN-tied research center at Britain’s East Anglia University late 2009, the picture emerges of one of the most massive scientific frauds of recent history.

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Politics

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age / Politics / Climate Change

By: Pravda

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science. Many sources of data which provide our knowledge base of long-term climate change indicate that the warm, twelve thousand year-long Holocene period will rather soon be coming to an end, and then the earth will return to Ice Age conditions for the next 100,000 years.

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Politics

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Understanding the Global Warming Hoax / Politics / Climate Change

By: James_P_Hogan

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleScience is concerned with objective reality: the way things are, that lie beyond the power of human desires or action to change. The purpose is to discover what's true, which means accepting that the answers will remain what they are regardless of how passionately we might wish them to be otherwise or how many others we might persuade to share our convictions. Preconceptions are discarded as far as is humanly possible. Facts alone determine what is believed, and whether the consequences are considered socially, politically, ethically, or otherwise good or bad falls where it may. Science of itself has no judgment to pass on such aspects.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Global Warming and Human Cooling / Politics / Climate Change

By: Pravda

Scholars of UFRJ, USP, UNICAMP, and Embrapa (Brazil) sent a warning: if the conditions of the current economic model continue, by the end of this century the Amazon will suffer a 40% loss of forest cover in the area south-southeast-east, which will turn into savannah. The Amazon River will reduce its flow up to 30%, the Parana River by 53% and the Sao Francisco River will wane 70%.

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Politics

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Peak Climate And New Energy / Politics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleExit Global Warming

"Hockey sticks in the air!" well summarises the Copenhagen Climate summit debacle, as some world leaders, especially Obama and the 'European climate triumvirate' of Brown, Sarkozy and Merkel wrestled a face-saving, non-binding and vague agreement from the wreckage. This hard-won gesture, as of Saturday December 19, brings Brazil, China, India, South Africa and about 20 other states into a nice statement of principle affirming their collective wish that world average temperatures should not rise by more than 2°C in a flexibly defined long-term period, stretching to about 2040.

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Politics

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Why Copenhagen COP15 Failed / Politics / Climate Change

By: Shamus_Cooke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTo anybody interested in the future of the earth’s climate, the conclusion of the Copenhagen conference represents either colossal disappointment or profound rage.  The financial pledges— if honored— that rich nations made to poor nations will do nothing to combat global warming. The few climate related agreements that were made were of zero substance, especially when compared to what the situation demanded. 

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Politics

Friday, December 18, 2009

Global Dimming Impact on Climate Change / Politics / Climate Change

By: Submissions

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHorizon producer David Sington on why predictions about the Earth's climate will need to be re-examined. We are all seeing rather less of the Sun. Scientists looking at five decades of sunlight measurements have reached the disturbing conclusion that the amount of solar energy reaching the Earth's surface has been gradually falling. Paradoxically, the decline in sunlight may mean that global warming is a far greater threat to society than previously thought.

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Politics

Friday, December 18, 2009

Global Warming, the Media, and the Impending Catastrophe / Politics / Climate Change

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAnn Robertson and Bill Leumer write: Soon, President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen with his pathetically inadequate proposal to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent of 2005 levels by 2020, which in essence will amount to driving off the environmental cliff at 83 miles per hour rather than 100 miles per hour.  This proposal will only place our emissions at 3-4 percent below 1990 levels. 

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Politics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ten Facts and Ten Myths About Climate Change and Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Prof_Robert_Carter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTen facts about climate change

1.     Climate has always changed, and it always will. The assumption that prior to the industrial revolution the Earth had a "stable" climate is simply wrong. The only sensible thing to do about climate change is to prepare for it.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Multi-Billion Trade in Carbon Derivatives, Copenhagen's Hidden Agenda / Politics / Climate Change

By: Washingtons_Blog

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs I have previously shown, speculative derivatives (especially credit default swaps) are a primary cause of the economic crisis.

And I have pointed out that (1) the giant banks will make a killing on carbon trading, (2) while the leading scientist crusading against global warming says it won't work, and (3) there is a very high probability of massive fraud and insider trading in the carbon trading markets.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Global Warming Climagate Illustrates Lying Academics for the State / Politics / Climate Change

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA generation ago, Daniel Ellsberg stole thousands of documents from the Rand Corporation, photocopied them, and gave them to the New York Times, which began publishing them. Ellsberg was prosecuted by the government. So was the Times. The defendants won.

Only after the Times broke the story did the mainstream press pick up on it. The Times got its scoop, and the Nixon administration had no way to stop it. This led to Nixon's decision to stop the leaks with the Plumbers squad. That led to his defeat.

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Politics

Saturday, December 05, 2009

There is NO Consensus On Global Warming / Politics / Climate Change

By: Prof_Richard_Lindzen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA clear attempt to establish truth not by scientific methods but by perpetual repetition

According to Al Gore's new film "An Inconvenient Truth," we're in for "a planetary emergency": melting ice sheets, huge increases in sea levels, more and stronger hurricanes and invasions of tropical disease, among other cataclysms -- unless we change the way we live now.

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Politics

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Global Warming and the Age of the Earth: A Lesson on the Nature of Scientific Knowledge / Politics / Climate Change

By: David_Deming

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe world stands on the verge of committing itself to limits on the emission of carbon dioxide that would drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels. If this fateful decision is made, the economies of developed nations will be strangled. Human prosperity will be reduced. Our ability to solve pressing problems, both human and environmental, will be severely limited. We have been told that these shackles must be imposed to forestall a hypothetical global warming projected to occur some time in the distant future. But to date the only unambiguous evidence for planetary warming is a modest rise in temperature (less than one degree Celsius) that falls well within the range of natural variation.

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Politics

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Global Warming Climagate, Fixing the Climate Data around the Policy / Politics / Climate Change

By: Michel_Chossudovsky

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMore than 15,000 people will be gathering in Copenhagen for COP 15: the 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 

Official delegations from 192 nations will mingle with the representatives of  major multinational corporations, including Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, The representatives of environmental and civil society organizations will also be in attendance. Parties & Observers 

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Politics

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Simple Math of CO2 Reduction / Politics / Climate Change

By: Ronald_R_Cooke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThose who propose draconian measures to curb CO2 production need a math refresher course. Look at the projections. Assuming existing CO2 reduction policies are not changed, by 2030, human activity will account for about 3.3% of global CO2 production (NASA).  By itself, the United States is projected to contribute 15.8% of world human emissions in 2030 (IEA/EIA). Therefore:

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Politics

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Day Global Warming Stood Still / Politics / Climate Change

By: Mark_Sircus

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFrom the mainstream press we read, “As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. It will be a very cold winter of discontent for the warm-mongers. The climate show-and-tell in Copenhagen next month will be nothing more than a meaningless carbon-emitting jaunt, unable to decide just whom to blame or how to divvy up the profitable spoils of climate change hysteria. [1]

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Commodities

Sunday, November 29, 2009

CO2 In The Cuckoo's Nest / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleITS A GAS
Climategate has come and gone, like Dubai World, with only ripples in the agonizing V-shaped, W-shaped or X-shaped recession and recovery sequence. Recession and recovery of hopes and fears that COP15 will be a success or failure have also rippled.

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Politics

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Global Warming Religious Crusade / Politics / Climate Change

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI received a lot of emails in response to Beware The Ice Age Cometh: Hackers Prove Global Warming Is A Scam

Many were from religious zealots of global warming theory, and as you might surmise they were not printable.

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Politics

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Global Warming Scam Exposed, Climagate / Politics / Climate Change

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJames Delingpole writes: If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites of confidential files onto the internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That)

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Politics

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Evidence that Global Warming Is a Scam / Politics / Climate Change

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article

It's now official. Much of the hype about global warming is nothing but a complete scam.

Thanks to hackers (or an insider) who broke into The University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and downloaded 156 megaybytes of data including extremely damaging emails, we now know that data supporting the global warming thesis was completely fabricated.

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Politics

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Buyer Beware, Climate Change and the Ventura Case Study / Politics / Climate Change

By: Nikki_Alexander

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA seemingly wholesome local event recently led to some disturbing discoveries about a global GHG matrix that will affect people everywhere in all countries. Students from The Bren School of Environmental Science and Management (University of California Santa Barbara) gave a presentation to city planners and citizens on their "Ventura Case Study." Bren is working on this project for their client, AECOM, to calculate Ventura's baseline greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in preparation for compliance with federal and state regulations.

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Economics

Friday, November 06, 2009

Freaking Out over Global Warming / Economics / Climate Change

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the ugliest battles in the blogosphere climate wars has involved the newly released Superfreakonomics, sequel to the best-selling Freakonomics. In their new book's final chapter, economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner set out to challenge the view that massively restricting carbon emissions is the only hope for averting planetwide catastrophe. Some of the most outspoken advocates for immediate "carbon legislation," such as Joe Romm and Paul Krugman, were appalled by the chapter.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ERA Carbon Trading Offsets a Green Opportunity / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Midas_Letter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe idea of trading carbon offsets as a mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas concentrations has been a hotly contested debate for several years now. But one certainty has emerged regardless of which side of the fence you sit on: carbon offsets as an emissions reduction strategy is here to stay. Embrace that concept, and you start to position yourself to capitalize on the opportunities emerging in the nascent sector.

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Politics

Friday, October 09, 2009

The Global Warming Scam / Politics / Climate Change

By: Casey_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleL: [Phone rings. It’s Doug Casey, whose gravelly, "Lobo, let’s talk!" always makes me smile.] Hi Doug! What’s on your mind?

Doug: Global warming. People like my fanatical neighbors here in Aspen seem perfectly willing to undo centuries of progress because they are completely delusional about global warming. The People’s Republic of Aspen is an epicenter of political correctness.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Global Warming Scandals / Politics / Climate Change

By: Floy_Lilley

One failed resurrection of the old hockey stick prop, one "scientist" using thin data, and one entire research unit destroying what should have been secured are distasteful scandals that couldn’t have erupted at a worst time for global warming alarmists. Cooling temperatures and collapsed economies have already forced this once hot issue of yesteryear to the bottom of anyone’s list of concerns.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cap & Tax , The Sun Causes Global Warming and Cooling…Climate / Politics / Climate Change

By: Mark_B_Rasmussen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Sun Causes Global Warming and Cooling…Climate Change!! 

This is not my opinion; links to the most comprehensive and current scientific reports are included below.

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Politics

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Global Warming or Global Freezing, Is the Ice Really Melting? / Politics / Climate Change

By: F_William_Engdahl

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePresident Obama just made a melodramatic appeal at the United Nations for global measures to dramatically curb what he called “the climate threat,” current euphemism for what is more popularly known as Global Warming, the theory that man-made CO2 emissions from cars, coal plants and other man-made sources are causing the earth to warm to the point the polar icecaps are irreversibly melting and threatening to flood a quarter or more of the earth’s surface.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Climate Change, The Environmentalists Have it All Wrong! / Politics / Climate Change

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Human's driving climate change through the twin forces of pumping green house gasses into the atmosphere and burning of rain forests is a fact. The temperature continues to rise towards a tipping point when temperatures will accelerate towards a new equilibrium level far beyond current levels.

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Economics

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Can Keynesian Spending Achieve National Energy Security ? / Economics / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe December Revolution - The coming World Climate Summit, also called COP-15, is scheduled for a marathon 11 day series through December 7-18 in Copenhagen. This will bring together 192 presidents, heads of government or high level delegations, observers from a selected range of UN agencies and some other accredited organizations, selected NGOs and commercial sponsors, and carefully selected press and media. For the public getting in to these meetings is a lot more difficult, with open access sessions being the exception not rule. This has already resulted in accusations that COP-15 is essentially a closed-door forum where climate business will be pushed to the limit. Where national leaders will haggle in private for clear advantages and gains, here, and lower costs and losses, there.

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Commodities

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Trading Carbon Emissions Allowances - The EUA Contract / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Seven_Days_Ahead

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week in the Commodity Trading Guide we commenced regular coverage of EUA – (Carbon) Emissions Allowances. Interest and, accordingly, volume is growing strongly in this market, and the charts lend themselves well to technical analysis. In this Update we reproduce our analysis from the Guide.

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Politics

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Democrats Abandon the Environment / Politics / Climate Change

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShamus Cooke writes: “As a banker, I also welcome the fact that the 'cap-and-trade' system is becoming the dominant methodology for [carbon dioxide] control.”Simon Linnett, Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild Bank.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Five Ways to Profit From Global Warming / Stock-Markets / Climate Change

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: The Waxman-Markey Bill, the much-ballyhooed clean energy legislation passed recently by the U.S. House of Representatives, is an economic and political mess.

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Politics

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Global Warming Is Fake. What Matters Is Why This Fakery Is Being Promoted / Politics / Climate Change

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGary North writes: Global warming is based 100% on junk science. The most vocal promoters are not interested in the details of physical science. They are interested in two things: political control over the general public and the establishment of international socialism.

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Politics

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Life Is Destroying the Planet! / Politics / Climate Change

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleButler Shaffer writes: Recent news stories advise us of yet another contributor to the menace of global warming, this one arising from the flatulence produced by cows. The metabolic processes engaged in by our bovine neighbors produce methane, one of the greenhouse gasses against which the environmentalist faithful are ever vigilant. Methane is also produced through the breakdown of organic matter (e.g., manure, dumpsites) and, other life forms. In his book Gaia the renowned chemist, James Lovelock, analyzed how methane, produced in the guts of termites, is an essential factor in the self-regulating nature of the earth’s atmosphere.

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Politics

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Global Warming, CO2 and Carbon Communism / Politics / Climate Change

By: Pravda

Gregory Fegel writes: I think that the CO2-caused Global Warming theory is false and unproven junk science.

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Politics

Friday, January 30, 2009

Global Climate Change, Weather Warfare, Fossil Fuel Depletion And Hydrogen Energy / Politics / Climate Change

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleResearch by Manfred Zysk, M.E.,

1. GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

FOOD CRISIS IS GLOBAL WARMING'S BIGGEST THREAT
Seattle Times Jan. 9, 2009,by University of Washington & Stanford Scientists.

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Politics

Friday, November 21, 2008

It's time to walk the walk / Politics / Climate Change

By: Brian_Bloom

These words are being written from a little town three hours up the coast from Sydney to which my wife and I have recently relocated – perhaps temporarily; we will see. It has plenty of fresh air and artesian water. Soil quality is not particularly great but, in theory, there are simple non chemical technologies which can be applied to enhance crop yields. Perhaps we'll dabble with these technologies to test the theory on a small scale. Perhaps we'll also try to build a small scale power generation plant to apply some of the technologies I have been reading about since the late 1980s. Perhaps. With the equity markets continuing to give sell signals, this is not a time to cast one's thoughts in concrete. All options need to be left open.

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Politics

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Humble Light Bulb: a victim of political stupidity and green zealotry / Politics / Climate Change

By: Gerard_Jackson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEvery journalist in the land seems to be going ga-ga over the new "energy saver globe". This is the eco-friendly alternative to the devilish and grossly inefficient incandescent bulb. We are being incessantly told by our media mavens that the new alternative is cheaper in the long term than the old light bulb and that it will save just oodles and oodles of energy and that it would be irrational not to buy it.

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Politics

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fanatical Greens Seeking to Ban Convenient Plastic Shopping Bags / Politics / Climate Change

By: Gerard_Jackson

Now that it looks as if governments will succeed in banning plastic shopping bags it becomes necessary to determine how such a great boon to consumers has been successfully demonised by fanatical greens and dense journalists. In Australia green charge was led by the Victorian Labor Government, the workers' best friend. Despite the fact that it was clear from the outset that the ALP's policy would strike hardest at those on low incomes the State Liberal Party couldn't find a reason to condemn the policy.

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Politics

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Electromagnetic Energy May Hold the Key to Climate Change / Politics / Climate Change

By: Brian_Bloom

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the six topical themes of the storyline in Beyond Neanderthal is the likely impact of Climate Change on world-wide agricultural production and what we might do about that. Importantly, our response will need to be tailored to address causes, not symptoms. When I watched Al Gore's body language in the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth , I formed the view that his stepping onto that scissor lift was an act of salesmanship. This bothered me. If the “science is settled” why was this obviously sincere man in hard-sell mode? Did he lack confidence that the facts spoke for themselves?  It was then I decided that – for the purposes of ensuring integrity of Beyond Neanderthal's storyline – it would be necessary for me to do my own detailed research as to the likely causes of Climate Change.

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Commodities

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Thoughts on Global Weather, Food Supplies and Inflation / Commodities / Climate Change

By: David_Petch

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA brief note: There is really nothing further to add from prior updates of the S&P, HUI, XOI, USD or TNX as the patterns appear to be playing out as forecast (the HUI is taking slightly longer and may be putting in a slightly different count). Is there such thing as having an impartial Elliott Wave count…everyone has a bias in some form or another. The way someone perceives market action to follow (inflation or deflation) will affect their logical processes for how labeling schemes “should” appear. This thought would be equivalent to a downhill skier at the bottom of a hill expecting to magically ski to the top…right idea but wrong location (the skier at the top recognized the landscape correctly and got it right).

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Politics

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Carbon Taxes versus Living Standards / Politics / Climate Change

By: Gerard_Jackson

I recently wrote two articles strongly critical of John Humphreys' proposal for a carbon tax. In his rejoinder ( The Gerry chronicles: carbon tax & bad economics ) he completely ignored my fundamental point that a carbon tax is a direct tax on capital and hence Australia's capital structure and the process of capital accumulation.

(The Austrian school defines capital as a heterogeneous structure consisting of complex stages of production with a time dimension. It is within this theoretical framework that my argument against a carbon needs to be understood).

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Politics

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Why a Carbon Tax Would Hit Living Standards / Politics / Climate Change

By: Gerard_Jackson

Mr Humphreys complains that I ignored his proposal to offset the costs of a carbon tax by cutting other taxes. It's clear that he overlooked the fact that I made the effort of stressing that his proposal was designed to be "revenue neutral". But one of my major points is that it does not matter whether the carbon tax is "revenue neutral" or not. What matters is the impact of the tax on Australia's capital structure. This is a vital question that Humphreys failed to address.(I should point out that the Centre for Independent Studies — for whom Humphreys' monograph was written — have been as equally remiss).

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Politics

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Why is the Centre for Independent Studies Supporting the Destructive Carbon Tax? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Gerard_Jackson

Last week I wrote an article in which I condemned a carbon tax that John Humphreys is promoting for the Centre for Independent Studies. Mr Humphreys responded with an email to a reader in which he said: "I never claimed that a tax was a free-market mechanism". But I never accused him of making such a claim. What I did was call his approach "fallacious" and I used the following quote in support of my opinion:

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Politics

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Is the Earth Heading for an ICE Age As Sunspot Activity Subsides? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Ian_Brockwell

According to a Press Release from the SSRC (Space and Science Research Center) in Orlando, Florida (dated January 2, 2008), "substantial changes" on the Sun´s surface will bring about the next climate change, and a long spell of cold weather.

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Politics

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Climate Change and the Economy / Politics / Climate Change

By: Brian_Bloom

The following is the headline of a report to the US Senate, published on December 20th 2007.

U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007 

Senate Report Debunks "Consensus"

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Politics

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Yellowstone “Supervolcano” Eruption Soon? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Ian_Brockwell

According to the National Geographic, the Yellowstone caldera has been rising at a rate of approximately 3 inches every year since the middle of 2004, three times faster than any previous measurements.

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Politics

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Most Would Pay Higher Energy Bills To Address Climate Change, Suggests Global Poll / Politics / Climate Change

By: BBC

Most people say they are ready to make personal sacrifices, including paying more for their energy, to help address climate change, according to a BBC World Service poll of 22,000 people in 21 countries.

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Politics

Monday, October 15, 2007

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Model is Flawed / Politics / Climate Change

By: Brian_Bloom

  • Al Gore and the IPCC were awarded the Nobel Prize “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change .”
  • A High Court judge in the UK highlighted "nine scientific errors" in Al Gore's documentary.
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Politics

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Global Warming - The Impact of Rising Sea Levels / Politics / Climate Change

By: Ian_Brockwell

With sea levels reaching a critical point, governments around the world have decided to implement a plan that is designed to save as many people as possible.

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Politics

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

England Flood Costs Could Exceed 3 Billion Pounds / Politics / Climate Change

By: Sarah_Jones

England has experienced the worst floods in over 50 years, first in the North of England which even included impacting home of the Market Oracle. Now later the floods have hit wide swathes of southern England mainly along the banks of the Rivers Avon and Severn.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, July 23, 2007

Advice for Homeowners Affected by the UK Floods / Personal_Finance / Climate Change

By: Nationwide

Nationwide writes: With more flooding expected this weekend, Nationwide Building Society offers tips for homeowners who could be affected.

Nationwide recommends those affected by flood waters should:

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Politics

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Global Warming – Can scientists be blindly trusted? / Politics / Climate Change

By: Brian_Bloom

Introduction

Arising from earlier articles which I published on the subject of the possible causes of Global Warming, I have been in email communication with three “heavyweights” in the fields of Physics, Geophysics, Astronomy and Chemistry. These gentlemen have taken the trouble to point out where, as a layman, my knowledge of science was deficient. They have also educated me in the processes involved in the phenomenon – as they see these processes.

Of the three, one is committed to the linkage between Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming. The other two are not. I thank them for straightening out my thinking, and for enabling me to write the article below which sets out the state of play.

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Commodities

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Rising Sea Levels To Endanger Nuclear Power Future / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Bob_Kirtley

One of the primary reasons for the building of more nuclear power plants today is to combat global warming and climate change, as nuclear power is relatively free of carbon emissions. However if this is to be used as a reason for building more plants, then this implies that the theory of global warming and its effects, such as sea levels rising are to be believed.

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Politics

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Global Warming – Facts Trump Opinions / Politics / Climate Change

By: Brian_Bloom

The two previous articles which I wrote on the subject of Global Warming were seriously flawed in their science. As a result, I received a wave of emails.

If I offended anyone by having the temerity to talk about a subject in which I am clearly inadequate in my knowledge, I apologise. However, there was a method in my madness – as the following will hopefully reveal:

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Commodities

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bee's Global Losses at 80% due to Global Warming and Impact of Peak: Oil, GDP and CO2 / Commodities / Climate Change

By: David_Petch

Recently, beekeepers have reported losses of up to 80% of their hives from various locations around the globe. Over the past month, there have been several different hypotheses proposed for the sudden disappearance of bees recently coined “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD):

•  Transmissions from cell phones might be killing bees http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/wildlife/article2449968.ece . Cell phones and their networks have been around for 20 years, so a sudden decline due to phones is highly improbable.

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Economics

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Global Warming - What price saving the Earth? / Economics / Climate Change

By: Adrian_Ash

"...It should come as no surprise to find Wall Street urging us to go green. There's money to be made – tax-funded profits squeezed out of guilt-ridden consumers and PR-hungry business..."

NOT CONTENT with abolishing the economic cycle, the world's central bankers and finance ministers – led by Gordon Brown and ordained by Pope Al Gore the First – now plan a 'New World Order' to fight global warming.

A wealth of tax-funded humbug is certain to follow. So it comes as no surprise to find Wall Street and the City of London urging us all to "go green" as well.

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Companies

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Global Warming Opportunities - Jumping onto the Bandwagon / Companies / Climate Change

By: Roger_Conrad

Not everyone is on board yet—or drinking the Kool-Aid, as some call it. The world's major scientific organizations, however, have now endorsed the concept that human-related carbon emissions are warming
the Earth's overall temperature.

They're joined by the estimated 80 percent-plus of the American public who call global warming a “serious problem.” And US politicians are scrambling to get on the bandwagon--and in plenty of time for November 2008 elections.

This week, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich got together in Washington DC for what was supposed to be a serious debate on the issue. Instead, the event quickly turned into a contest about who was the toughest on global warming. In fact, observers noted—only partly tongue-in-cheek—that the two men appeared at one point to be on the brink of hugging each other.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Inside Out: Living with global warming in the UK / Politics / Climate Change

By: Submissions

BBC findings suggest best and worst locations to live and people's attitudes to climate change.

The city of Birmingham could be the worst place to live in Britain if you want to avoid climate change, according to one of Britain's leading climatologists in an interview for BBC One 's Inside Out programme Climate Change Now (Friday 30 March at 7.30pm).

Dr David Viner , a senior scientist at the world renowned Climatic Research Unit, favours Somerset, South West Devon and inland North Norfolk as among the best places to live with climate change in the future (see Notes to Editors for full list).

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