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Politico: 40% Surge in Orders for New Ice Hardened Petroleum Transporters

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Politico reports that Finland’s Ship Building Industry is experiencing a bumper year, as Paris Climate Agreement signatories celebrate the new global environmental accord, by massively ramping up oil and gas exploration and mining in the Arctic. Finland finds global warming’s upside The country’s icebreaker business is booming as the shrinking…

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Tracking climate change? Use the daily highs

Above, examples from Las Vegas illustrate the issue, but aren’t part of the original paper. Source: NWS WSFO, Las Vegas. NV. HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (April 29, 2016) — Scientists using long-term surface temperature data to track climate change caused by greenhouse gases would be best served using only daily high temperature readings without the nighttime lows,…

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Friday Funny – Farmer answers Greenpeace fracking protesters with manure sprayer

This farmer decided to fight B.S. with B.S., literally. Josh writes: Emma Thompson is in the news again with her mobile bake off protest against fracking in Lancashire. The actress joined Greenpeace fracking protesters by occupying private land slated for gas exploration that had been posted as “no trespassing” by court injunction, even mugging for…