Monthly Archives: March 2013

Climate Change: Reality and Perception

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory just reported that the annual increase in CO2 concentration in the atmosphere in 2012 was 2.67ppm bringing the mean concentration for the year to 395ppm.  The only prior year to record a greater increase was 1998 when CO2 mean annual concentration jumped 2.93ppm (a continuous record of CO2 at Mauna Loa … Continue reading »

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Keystone XL and Canadian Environmental Performance

Canada and the Keystone XL Decision by the State Department Yesterday, March 1st, the long-awaited U.S. State Department environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline was released.  As widely expected, the report concluded that there would be no undue environmental risks to completing and operating the pipeline.  While the report did not go so far … Continue reading »

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