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catastrophism Climate Change English Global Warming International Herald Tribune Letters Nuclear Energy Skepticism UK

Practical Consequences of Climate Worries

(comment to the IHT’s “Welcome to the new nuclear era”)

Let me understand…so far, the only practical consequences of all the climate change brouhaha have been:

(1) The transfer of billions of euros from European taxpayers to Big Oil/Big Energy firms, under the emission trading scheme

(2) The ballooning of agriculture subsidies to farmers to push them into cultivating corn (despite everybody well knowing the environmental impact from corn fuel will be worse)

(3) A substantial increase in food prices especially for very poor people in many parts of the world

(4) The return of a nuclear industry that will prosper on State guarantees and produce large amounts of radioactive garbage nobody has found as yet a good way to dispose of

???

If that’s what a cleaner, greener world looks like, I’d rather have it brown and dirty, thank you!

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Italia Italiano Partito Democratico Politica

Deficienza nel Partito Democratico

Angelo Panebianco si accorge sul Corriere della Sera di oggi 10 gennaio 2008 che il Partito Democratico e’ schizofrenicamente combattuto fra la sua ala laica e quella cattolica intransigente (“LAICI E CATTOLICI NEL PD – L’INCONTRO MANCATO“).

Mi permetto di fare due appunti:

(1) Il PD come al solito si dimostra un’idea assurda, una pappetta fatta con la mollica di un mese fa e la verdura del secolo scorso, per far parte della quale occorre essere parecchio deficienti (di senso dell’umorismo, naturalmente).

(2) Contrariamente a quanto dice Panebianco, l’eventuale fallimento del Partito Democratico sarebbe un toccasana per il sistema politico, perche’ libererebbe tutte quelle forze al momento mummificate nel ripetere le antiche logiche cospiratorie e imparate a Botteghe Oscure e Piazza del Gesu’.

Forse la prossima sconfitta elettorale non sarebbe poi una cosi’ cattiva idea, per “rimettere le cose a posto” nel senso di far nascere un PD nuovo e che punti al futuro.

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catastrophism CO2 Emissions Omniclimate Policy

Practical Consequences of Climate Worries

(comment to the IHT’s “Welcome to the new nuclear era”)

Let me understand…so far, the only practical consequences of all the climate change brouhaha have been:

(1) The transfer of billions of euros from European taxpayers to Big Oil/Big Energy firms, under the emission trading scheme

(2) The ballooning of agriculture subsidies to farmers to push them into cultivating corn (despite everybody well knowing the environmental impact from corn fuel will be worse)

(3) A substantial increase in food prices especially for very poor people in many parts of the world

(4) The return of a nuclear industry that will prosper on State guarantees and produce large amounts of radioactive garbage nobody has found as yet a good way to dispose of

???

If that’s what a cleaner, greener world looks like, I’d rather have it brown and dirty, thank you!

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Data Omniclimate

Tehran Joins Axis of Evil Places Refusing to Warm

News from South Asia are of exceptional cold, with exceptional amounts of snow.

Tehran in particular had really a lot of snow. “heaviest in 40 years”…here some pictures.

Never mind though…what gets to the BBC Science pages is “strictly come warming” stuff. 

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Current forecast for Tehran, Iran
Jan 10
28° F | 12° F
-2° C | -11° C

Monthly averages for January:
45° F | 33° F
7° C | 1° C