• U.S. Expected to Produce Half of Global Oil and Gas Output by 2025

    • Date: 13/11/18
    • The Wall Street Journal
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    IEA says growth in American production will be primarily driven by fracking Relentless American shale development is set to allow the U.S. to leapfrog the world’s other major oil and gas producers, with the potential for the country to account for roughly half of global crude and natural growth by 2025, the International Energy Agency […]

  • Solar Minimum Could Bring A ‘Space Age Record’ For Cold Temperatures In Upper Atmosphere, NASA Scientist Warns

    • Date: 13/11/18
    • Phoebe Weston, Daily Mail
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    A lack of sunspots could herald in a ‘Space Age record’ for cold temperatures in the thermosphere, a scientist has warned. Martin Mlynczak from Nasa’s Langley Research Centre says it could happen in a ‘matter of months’. Sunspots have been absent for most of this year and this is the Earth’s upper atmosphere responding, he says. […]

  • Green Activism Fuels A Bonanza In Coal Demand

    • Date: 13/11/18
    • Nick Cater, The Australian
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    Unless the supply of coal is increased, the world’s poor will be trapped for even longer in poverty, burning kerosene, animal dung or whatever they can get their hands on. Industrial development will be constrained. Fewer goods and services will be purchased. The smug inner glow of virtue-seeking First World activists will hardly compensate for […]

  • ‘Too Many Polar Bears:’ Govt Draft Plan Says Polar Bear Numbers ‘Exceed Co-Existence Threshold’

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Bob Weber, The Canadian Press
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    There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says that growing bear […]

  • Climate Forecasts: Collect Them All!

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Larry Kummer, Fabius Maximus
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    Climate science is done by experts, often using equipment of the high kind of tech. But we can crowd-source valuable information for the policy debate. Forecasts are the tool used to shape public. Here are some. Post in the comments those that you have found. We can list them and track their accuracy. The answer […]

  • Back To The Dark Ages: Pseudonyms To Protect Scientists Of Controversial Research Papers

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Martin Rosenbaum, BBC News
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    Academics who are frightened to explore controversial topics, in case it provokes a backlash, will soon have a safer route to publish such work. An international group of university researchers is planning a new journal which will allow articles on sensitive debates to be written under pseudonyms. They feel free intellectual discussion on tough issues […]

  • What’s Next for U.S. Climate and Energy Policies?

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Paul Driessen, Townhall
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    The “Blue Wave” never really reached shore, the U.S. Senate is still in Republican hands, the House of Representatives flipped to Democratic control, Trump era deregulation and fossil fuel production efforts continue, several governorships and state houses went from red to blue – and almost all state renewable energy and carbon tax ballot initiatives went […]

  • Book Review: A Delight, If You Like Horror Stories

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    Peter Henderson’s new book on the ecological impacts of different forms of energy generation is a series of horror stories, but a delight in many ways: a practical handbook  that reviews briefly, in clear and straightforward language, the environmental issues associated with keeping the lights on. Along the way, Henderson puts to bed the absurd […]

  • Top Climate Scientist: “Reprieve Extended 10 Years – Climate Models Were Too Sensitive”

    • Date: 11/11/18
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone
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    Germany’s top climate scientist Jochem Marotzke admids: climate models were too sensitive On October 5, 2018, German national weekly Spiegel presented a noteworthy interview with Germany’s top climate modeler, Jochem Marotzke, director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. Top German climate modeler, Jochem Marotzke, Director of the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Image: Max […]

  • US Confident LNG Can Compete With Gazprom In Europe’s Gas Market

    • Date: 11/11/18
    • Tsvetana Paraskova, OilProce.com
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    As American LNG costs continue to fall, and as Europe looks to untangle itself from Gazprom, U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports are quickly becoming a welcome alternative to Russian gas supplies. The United States is all too happy to help Europe increase its energy security by diversifying its natural gas supplies—in which Gazprom holds […]



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