Comments on: Carbon market: many projects, many clouds http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Miguel http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-341181 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 21:35:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-341181 Cap and Trade will force businesses to outsource jobs overseas. We shouldn’t let it get that far! http://tinyurl.com/klfut8

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By: Shutts http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-340845 Tue, 11 Aug 2009 02:20:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-340845 One question, the next time a Volcano Blows its stack, California fires occur, central american rain forest are cut down, farmers burn cane feilds, trash is burned, etc, etc etc. who is going to pay the credits for that. China, India wont. Americas population has doubled in the last 25 yrs, I can say that water and air are better shape now than 25 yrs ago. There has been improvement.

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By: Linda johansson http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-340830 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 18:07:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-340830 This just the tip of the iceberg. Australian company Carbon Planet has just completed a merger. CARBON Planet will merge with Melbourne-based telecommunications investor, m2m Corporation, in a deal expected to create a $117 million, stock market-listed carbon trading company.

In a presentation to m2m shareholders, Carbon Planet said it had 25 Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) projects in Papua New Guinea expected to generate $1 billion annually, with another eight REDD MOUs in Indonesia.

“These are firm contracts on paper,” Mr Johnson said. The company said it had only two projects in PNG less than a month ago.

m2m, incorporating Carbon Planet, will be the first Australian-listed entity providing full services in carbon trading activities, the companies said yesterday.

25 REDD contracts Already signed in PNG with a value of $1 billion annually!!!

Someone is lying here – either Carbon Planet (unlikely as they have to answer to ASIC), or the PNG Government.

source: newscom australia.

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By: Greg http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-340828 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 16:52:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-340828 “If left-wing WHACKOs managed to get rid of CO2 everything now living on Earth would die” yeah.. i don’t think anybody is arguing that, nice try though. It’s all about balance. The world has enough food to feed everybody right now.. the problem is the lack of desire on behalf of the rich to get them that food and/or not exploit their land for our use.

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By: Show me the data http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-340826 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 16:43:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-340826 I am wondering which side is correct, the it’s a ruse side, or the it’s real side. Can someone please post a link showing the correlation of the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and the mean temperature of the planet.

Also, I am concerned about data filtering, so I do not want someone guessing for me about how much “heat island” effect there is. I would like to see temperature data for cities that have grown only modestly, or rural areas that have not become encapsulate in concrete. I would like to see the temperature changes over the last 100, 50, 10 & 5 year time frames. Also, the carbon levels for that same time frame.

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By: Tomas Hofman http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-340825 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 16:36:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-340825 Just another bubble ready to create, making money this time of almost nothing – gas. How many more times we will take the bite? Go ahead Goldman-Sachs, make my day.

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By: Bob F. http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-340823 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 15:55:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-340823 All the changing of freon did was allow some to make a ton of money. One pound for a dollar quickly changed to around twenty. If Goldman Sachs is already there on carbon tax credits that is a picture that speaks billions of words. A farmers grows things that make him the most money. This years it’s grass instead of wheat, corn, soybeans, oats, rice, and (hic) barley so their costs rise plus pork and chicken. An advantage here is there is no maintenance after planting since if he bales it, it won’t take on carbon for awhile. Beef goes up. If I know this Goldman knew it long ago. The question I have is how much are they pushing to get this multi-faceted bonanza to pass. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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By: Pierre McLopez http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-340822 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 15:04:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-340822 I got to thinking about this more. Yes, rotting wood and wood stoves release CO2. I also recall that “the flow of energy through a system tends to give that system order”.

So then does composting cause global warming also? Yes, during composting, organic chemicals are oxidized with the release of CO2, methane too (methane is more potent global warmer yet). However, compost does help sequester carbon within topsoils. It also displaces carbon release from fertilizer production. So on the net, compost reduces global warming.

If trees and plants can increase the sequestration of carbon in topsoils as a permanent and improving process, then yeah, maybe we are on to something.

Here’s a good blog on carbon and compost….

http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_r eleases/can_compost_heaps_cure_global_wa rming

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By: Baguette http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-340819 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 14:35:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-340819 Very interesting article. Too bad that the comments are some times not at the same level. Taxing these initiatives of “left wing ruses” clearly shows the backward mentalities of some Americans. While you are destroying our planet with you obese way of life, we have been trying to answer this worldwide issue a long time ago in Europe as it is well explained in this article. Your help is needed, urgently. It’s also very for us to see the “green frenzy” that is taking over your country as if you had invented sustainable development and renewable energies making you the savior of the world…

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By: Cordell http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/08/07/carbon-market-many-projects-many-clouds/comment-page-1/#comment-340815 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 13:33:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13744#comment-340815 Wheat is a variety of grass. Why is an acre of wheat less of a carbon sink than an acre of ‘native grassland’.

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