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Carbon Brief is not just a blog it is a media project of the ESC the media arm of the European Climate Foundation (Christian Hunt former green peace, Robin Webster FoE, stufffed with left 20,30 somthings that have never worked outside of ngo/public sector, manily all arts grads.

It is totally funded by the European Climate Foundation, who have given MILLIONs of grants to lobby in Europe. ie here
http://www.europeanclimate.org/en/component/grant/

(click on grants by organisation) they got 4.5 million off the Hewlet foundation alone (ECF, not Carbon Brief) to start with, stuffed full of board members,trustees that are the 'the great and the good' of the EU elite.

a taster here: (by me)
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/02/18/the-carbon-brief-the-european-rapid-response-team/

and here..
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/05/14/smear-job-by-the-carbon-brief/

If Jo Abbess can make that claimm about their propaganda skils, I totally trust her on her observations, especially after how they treated Sonja (Energy and Environment)

Jun 28, 2012 at 9:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

Dung,

"OK I just wasted 2 mins raising your 'like' score to a humungus THREE!! ^.^"

Your time wasn't wasted AT ALL. Thanks to you and 9 other people I now have 10 people who liked what I wrote. It is by far the most popular comment. I feel like a king, and I have probably significantly altered the editorial direction of Time magazine.

Jun 28, 2012 at 6:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames Evans

Ross Lea, 27 June at 7.41pm.

Your source might be referring to the recent report from the US National Academy of Sciences entitled "Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies"

The four page Report in Brief is here: http://tinyurl.com/7jwtwat

Jun 28, 2012 at 6:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterCassio

Barry Woods, you just stole my thunder and possibly my second ever hat tip.

I came here (Unthreaded) to report that Carbon Brief is looking for an "enthusiastic climate science communicator". You beat me to it.

How on earth could a 'blog' afford to pay a salary? Where does the money come from? Why can't they find a decent volunteeer/s? What happened to the huge climate doomsday movement?

This is incredible.

That a pro-CAGW blog will go so far as to pay salary for its bloggers shows they have access to more money than they need or deserve.

Jun 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM | Unregistered CommentersHx

To anyone interested in fracking and its potential dangers, take a look at this report on injection wells in the US: http://tinyurl.com/injection-wells

All sorts of waste seems to be injected underground, forever to remain hidden (or not). Anyone know whether this is common practice in Europe too?

Jun 28, 2012 at 3:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterBitBucket

Jo abbess commenting on the Carbon Brief,
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jo abbess‏@joabbess
@BarryJWoods Well, @christianh finds me annoying. Plus I don't believe in the "art" of communications (as perfected by German Third Reich)
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!! Christian being the CarbonBrief editor (former greenpeace, arrested on House of Commons roof the other year. Campaigner agasinst BP.)

Jo was contemplating applying to the Carbon Brief's current job vacancy..
£28-33,000 per year no overtime
http://www.carbonbrief.org/media/99857/carbon-brief-science-communications-officer.pdf

http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2012/06/science-communication-officer

It will be amusing when they file their accounte to see how much their budget is compared to say, the GWPF. The Carbon Brief had a good look at the GWPF's accounts.

Jun 28, 2012 at 12:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

Process improvement is a thing that fascinates me. Amazing rate of progress in fatal accident reduction in Chinese coal mining - roughly a halving every 3-4 years since around 2003.

If they continue improving at this rate, fatalities will be comparable with USA rates within the lifetime of today's miners.

China coal mining deaths
2000 5,300 deaths.
2001 5,670 deaths.
2002 5,791 deaths.
2003 7,200 deaths.
2004 6,027 deaths.
2005 5,986 deaths.
2006 4,746 deaths.
2007 3,786 deaths.
2008 3,215 deaths.
2009 2,631 deaths.
2010 2,433 deaths.
2011 1,760 deaths. (estimated)

http://frankwarner.typepad.com/free_frank_warner/2006/01/us_coal_mining_.html

[A pity that we can't post graphics on BH.]

Jun 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM | Registered CommenterMartin A

"Climate for Corruption"

Posted on June 27, 2012 | 31 Comments

by Judith Curry

http://judithcurry.com/2012/06/27/climate-for-corruption/#comments

At long, long, last may awareness lead to an understanding that false markets do not serve mankind well? They have always been manna to the unscrupulous; makes you wonder why politicians create them?

Jun 28, 2012 at 12:28 AM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

Dung: "have any idea how many people die in coal mines every year" - in China it is in the thousands; in the US, 20-30. But that is irrelevant. I'm looking forward to seeing the industry adverts: "don't worry about fracking folks; coal kills so many more!"

Jun 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterBitBucket

Bitbucket

I was going to ask if you really believe that stuff but decided against it. Instead I ask if you have any idea how many people die in coal mines every year? Please compare that with the figure for how many people die through problems with shale gas wells (if you can find such a figure)?

Jun 28, 2012 at 12:07 AM | Registered CommenterDung

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