• OPEC: The Cartel That Failed

    • Date: 24/03/17
    • Irwin M Stelzer, The Weekly Standard

    OPEC is caught between shale and a hard place. Saudis, Russia, shale. That is all ye need to know in order to understand the oil market. The Saudis lead the OPEC oil cartel, Russia is their largest potential fellow traveler, and the Permian Basin in the Southwest is the oil-rich shale that stands between the […]

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  • Bad Weather Proves Climate Change, Says World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

    • Date: 22/03/17
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    From the “A bit of bad weather proves climate change “ Dept. An unbelievably crass piece from the failed Independent (and doubtlessly the BBC and the rest of the dismal MSM): There is “no room for doubt”. The astonishing weather experienced by the world last year and advances in climate science demonstrate conclusively that fossil fuel […]

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  • Will Trump And Pruitt End America’s Biofuel Nightmare?

    • Date: 21/03/17
    • The American Interest

    America’s biofuel mandates occupy that rare policy sour spot, where they look horrendous no matter how you look at them. Regular readers will be well acquainted with this nightmare at this point, but here’s a quick run-down: the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) started as a Bush-era regulation required U.S. refiners to blend increasing quantities of […]

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  • NASA Budget Shifts Focus From Climate Science to Space Exploration

    • Date: 19/03/17
    • Lorenzo Tanos, Inquisitor

    In all, President Donald Trump’s NASA budget cuts won’t gut the space agency’s funding too much. But they highlight the 45th president of the United States’ desire to focus on space travel, while drawing criticism from lawmakers regarding the significant garnishing of funds, or outright elimination, of funding for climate change initiatives. A look at the […]

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  • Less Than 20% Of US Republicans Are Concerned About Global Warming

    • Date: 17/03/17
    • Jim Norman, Gallup

    A landmark year in 2016 for global warming politics has further deepened the already formidable divide between Republicans and Democrats on the issue. Two-thirds (66%) of Democrats say they worry about global warming a great deal, compared with 18% of Republicans. The 66% of Democrats worrying a great deal about the issue is the highest […]

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  • NuScale’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Keeps Moving Forward

    • Date: 16/03/17
    • James Conca, Forbes

    NuScale Power, the small modular nuclear reactor company, has received notice that its design certification application has been accepted for review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The first Small Modular Reactor company to file a license application to NRC, NuScale’s Power Module has also become the first design to be accepted by the NRC for […]

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  • New Study: More Arctic Sea Ice Now Than For Nearly All Of The Last 10,000 Years

    • Date: 13/03/17
    • Kenneth Richard, No Tricks Zone

    In a new paper (Stein et al., 2017), scientists find that Arctic sea ice retreat and advance is modulated by variations in solar activity. In addition, the sea ice cover during the last century has only slightly retreated from the extent reached during coldest centuries of the Little Ice Age (1600s to 1800s AD), which […]

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  • Judith Curry: Exactly What Are Scientists Marching ‘For’?

    • Date: 08/03/17

    The smartest people on the planet want to oppose Trump & the best they can come up with is a march in support of themselves? – Roger Pielke Jr. A mega March for Science has been planned for Earth Day (April 22) in Washington DC.  The web site states: The March for Science demonstrates our passion for science […]

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