President Obama failed to push climate change legislation in his first term, though there were a lot of expectations that some sort of carbon tax or emissions policy would be put in place. Some top senators worked on a climate change policy which actually passed the Congress. However a lack of support from the Senate […]

Global Warming Is Global Warming Real Global warming is very real – retreating glaciers, shrinking ice caps, expanding deserts and changed animal migration provide undeniable visible natural confirmation of peer reviewed statistical analyses. The most disturbing and irrefutable evidence is the 50% reduction in Arctic Ocean Ice coverage observed by satellites during the last 20 […]

Greenland The ice sheet in Greenland has been melting to an increasing extent almost every year in the recent past summers giving one of the most important clues in support of global climate change. The increasing rate of glacier melts, rise in sea levels and increasing incidence of extreme weather are the other main proofs […]

Energy Efficiency Rankings In an unsurprising ranking by International Energy Efficiency Scorecard developed by ACEEE, US and Canada have bottom ranks in Energy Efficiency along with other climate change skeptics like Russia and Australia. The Europeans led by UK, Germany along with Japan get high rankings in Energy Efficiency. Note Canada has been amongst the […]

China Solar and Wind China’s renewable (solar & wind) manufacturing industry has generated a massive global oversupplying leading to a price crash in solar panels and wind turbines. This had made these two primary forms of green energy seeing increasing adoption globally as prices reach grid parity. However despite this glut of Chinese green manufacturing, […]

Europe which has been one of the greenest regions on earth in terms of promoting green energy and reducing carbon emissions is set to face a severe test. Europe is going to impose a Carbon Tax on Airlines flying into the region from 2012 . This has got the other major countries seeing red, with most of them planning retaliation. This Green Tax will add around $3 billion per year in terms of extra fees from airlines or around $6 per extra passenger. While airlines from USA and Canada approached the court, airlines from India and China are refusing to pay the tax outright. Indian airlines won’t supply their carbon data while China won’t pay the taxes . Note European Union is isolated in this fight against climate change . Though Carbon Trading is not a perfect system and open to abuses, at least it makes a pretense to fight global warming. On the other hand,these other countries have no plan or intention to fight climate change.