Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
John R. Christy, a climatologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville who is often critical of mainstream climate science, said he suspected that the changes in Greenland were linked to this natural variability, and added that he doubted that the pace would accelerate as much as his colleagues feared.
For high predictions of sea-level rise to be correct, “some big chunks of the Greenland ice sheet are going to have to melt, and they’re just not melting that way right now,” Dr. Christy said.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
- 2006 (a gubernatorial election year): Democrats in the California Assembly pass AB 32, mandating greenhouse gas reductions. The Democratic candidate for governor immediately supports the bill. After some equivocating, Republican incumbent Arnold Schwarzenegger signs the legislation instead of vetoing it.
- 2006-2010: Cap-and-trade consistently discussed as an important part of implementing AB 32.
- October 28, 2010: California Air Resources Board announces cap-and-trade will be part of implementing AB 32.
- November 2, 2010: Voters reject Proposition 23, which would have suspended AB 32, on a 60-40 vote.
- November 5, 2010: Roger Pielke Jr. announces on National Public Radio that "the iron law of climate policy simply says that while people are willing to bear some cost for environmental objectives, that willingness has its limits. And cap and trade ran up against those limits time and again, and it's not surprising that it failed."