Last week brought some sobering news from the Mauna Loa Observatory where the Keeling family has been dutifully recording atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide since 1958. On May 9, measured … Continue Reading 400 ppm and the rising cost of climate change
I was recently on a panel at the “Australia US Dialogue on Carbon Pricing.” The focus was on linking the various markets for C02 that exist around the world. For … Continue Reading A Ton is Never Really a Ton
Bjorn Lomborg has a history of getting under environmentalists’ skin. His most recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which he labels Obama a climate alarmist based on a few sentences … Continue Reading Lomborg vs. Obama
Modeling the future emissions of global carbon is big business (albeit on an academic scale). There are dozens of groups with their more or less black box models, which if … Continue Reading Carbon vs. Energy Intensity
On Saturday another wildly unsuccessful round of climate negotiations concluded with applying a band aid to solve the rapidly accelerating climate problem. The 1997 Kyoto accord was extended to 2020. … Continue Reading Doha Schmoha
In a couple of weeks, California will hold the first auction of greenhouse gas emissions permits. This auction is notable and newsworthy as it effectively sets in motion the world’s … Continue Reading Pricing Carbon in California : A Complicated Problem with No Simple Solution
Alberta’s tar sands—or, as pitchmen prefer to call them, oil sands—are to transportation as cow dung is to cooking: a dirty way to reach a goal. Cleaner alternatives, like LPG … Continue Reading Don’t Hate the Pipeline: Hate the Fuel—Or Better Yet, Tax It.