• Arctic Ice Takes Revenge

    • Date: 27/01/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    The saga shows that despite all the talk of climate change and warming in the Arctic, thick ice can prevent convoys from crossing the Northern Sea Route in deep winter. Vessels Kapitan Dranitsyn and Admiral Makarov ‘marooned’ in east for the rest of winter after getting trapped off Chukotka. Russian Convoy Takes Advantage of Reduced […]

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  • Judith Curry: Government Scientists & The Trump Shift

    • Date: 25/01/17
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    A seismic shift is occurring in a number of federal agencies. Some headlines from Tuesday: Trump silences scientists at EPA, USDA  A message sent to EPA staff on Monday prohibits staff from creating press releases, blogs, messages, or any social media postings concerning their taxpayer funded work. The US Department of Agriculture has banned scientists and other employees […]

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  • What Experts Think Of Speculation That El Niño Will Return In 2017

    • Date: 23/01/17
    • Marshall Shepherd, Forbes

    This week some chatter was getting around Twitter and within climate circles about the possibility of El Niño returning in 2017. Wait, El Niño? Didn’t we just have a major El Niño in 2015? The answer is yes. . 1997 vs 2015 El Nino. Source: NASA The 2015-2016 El Nino was a very strong El […]

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  • Gore Effect Hits Opening Night Of Al Gore’s New Climate Movie

    • Date: 21/01/17
    • The Hollywood Reporter

    Gore Effect hits  new Gore Film: Below-freezing temperatures arrive with opening night of Al Gore’s new film ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’. Park City is bracing for a slew of snow at Sundance Film Festival.   The festival locale sank to below-freezing temperatures ahead of Thursday’s opening-night film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Al Gore’s climate-change follow-up to 2006’s An Inconvenient […]

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  • Green Energy Advocates Alarmed About Theresa May’s Brexit Plans

    • Date: 20/01/17
    • Sonja van Renssen, Energy Post

    It suddenly looks like the UK may not stay in the EU’s Emission Trading System (ETS) and internal energy market after all. In her speech at Lancaster House on Tuesday, 17 January, UK Prime Minister Theresa May crystallised the “hard Brexit” path that the UK has started down. Among other things, she said: “Not partial membership of […]

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  • Americans’ Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low

    • Date: 18/01/17
    • Gallup

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media “to report the news fully, accurately and fairly” has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year. Gallup […]

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  • Beyond Physics: Advanced Biology and Climate Change

    • Date: 16/01/17
    • Clive Hambler, Climate Etc

    Reflections on the stabilization of Earth’s climate by life. People frequently believe the claim that basic physics, established in the 19th Century, is sufficient to predict that Earth will warm in response to increasing CO2. However, I argue here that negative feedbacks due to life (‘Gaia’) may have stabilized the planet’s climate — on geological […]

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  • Frack, Baby, Frack: For The First Time Since 1957, U.S. Becomes Net Exporter Of Natural Gas

    • Date: 15/01/17
    • The American Interest

    The first few weeks of the new year are an excellent time to reflect on what happened in 2016, and that reflection is greatly helped by collated data from organizations like the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which has been rolling out year-end reviews—like this report on falling wholesale electricity prices—all month long. The latest report is […]

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