What a difference 20 years makes

Recently, Dr. James Hansen of NASA GISS gave his 20 year anniversary speech before congress, in which he was restating the urgency of the global warming crisis we now face. Warnings of tipping points,  and a call for putting “energy executives on trial for crimes against humanity and nature” were parts of that speech. Here…

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Northwest Passage: still impassable

impassable im·pass·a·ble  [im-pas-uh-buhl] –adjective 1.  not passable; not allowing passage over, through, along, etc.: Heavy snow made the roads impassable. 2.  unable to be surmounted: an impassable obstacle to further negotiations. There has been a lot of hype this year citing data which is suggesting that we’ll be able to navigate the Northwest Passage and…

Winter in the high Rockies finally gets plowed

From the International Herald Tribune, a reminder of just what a significant winter we’ve had. “So much snow still remains that the Park Service had to move the 75th-anniversary celebration of the highway, held last Friday, off the pass to lower elevations.” From the EU Referendum: The Going-to-the-Sun Road, which connects the two sides of Glacier…

Hansen Poll Results and the Backup Poll

As many readers know, I started a poll last week regarding Dr. Jim Hansen’s statement that energy company executives “be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature”. The one week poll results are shown below: What is interesting is there was an apparent effort on both sides of the political spectrum to…