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Re: Contoversial Topic #1 - Global Warming & Carbon Emissions Trading
« Reply #330 on: March 09, 2017, 05:33:59 AM »



So much for the evil carbon tax.

Energy crisis: Wholesale power prices have doubled since the carbon tax was axed


Adam Morton


A growing crisis in the electricity market has led to wholesale power prices more than doubling in a year - and rising to at least twice what they were under the much-maligned carbon price.


An analysis by the University of Melbourne's Climate and Energy College, produced for the Greens, found the average wholesale electricity price soared to $134 a megawatt hour in the summer just finished, compared with $65-$67 in the two summers the carbon price was in place.


http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/energy-crisis-wholesale-power-prices-have-doubled-since-the-carbon-tax-was-axed-20170308-gutf8t.html

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Re: Contoversial Topic #1 - Global Warming & Carbon Emissions Trading
« Reply #332 on: March 19, 2017, 04:04:14 AM »
Global carbon dioxide emissions steady for three years, raising hopes of a long-term trend downwards

By Kerri Worthington and wires
March 18, 2017


A greener energy mix has helped keep energy-related carbon dioxide emissions flat in 2016 yet more needs to be done to avert a harmful rise in global temperatures, new data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows.

Energy sector emissions were unchanged from 2015 and 2014 even though the global economy grew by 3.1 per cent, the IEA estimated.

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-18/carbon-emissions-flat-despite-economic-growth/8366110

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Re: Contoversial Topic #1 - Global Warming & Carbon Emissions Trading
« Reply #333 on: August 24, 2017, 08:49:36 AM »
I wonder how the coal loving Coalition is taking this.

Coal in decline: an energy industry on life support


Special report: The pace of coal plants shutting down in Australia could mean the country’s fleet could be gone before 2040. The transformation is enormous – and seems inevitable
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/24/coal-in-decline-an-energy-industry-on-life-support


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Re: Contoversial Topic #1 - Global Warming & Carbon Emissions Trading
« Reply #335 on: January 21, 2018, 07:25:39 PM »
End of 2017 update:

Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA

Earth's global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.

Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. That is second only to global temperatures in 2016.



https://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/news/20180118/

WMO confirms 2017 among the three warmest years on record

In a clear sign of continuing long-term climate change caused by increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record. 2016 still holds the global record, whilst 2017 was the warmest year without an El Niño, which can boost global annual temperatures.

https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/wmo-confirms-2017-among-three-warmest-years-record
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Re: Contoversial Topic #1 - Global Warming & Carbon Emissions Trading
« Reply #336 on: January 21, 2018, 08:17:42 PM »
That's so depressing even our flag from last year doesn't help ease the reality of this.

Is it even a controversial topic?

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Re: Contoversial Topic #1 - Global Warming & Carbon Emissions Trading
« Reply #337 on: January 21, 2018, 11:03:49 PM »
Is it even a controversial topic?
Not anymore except for scientifically illiterate politicians and loony conspiracy theorists  :sleep.
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