Shackling national security – and renewable energy

Now environmentalists say we need the minerals that they’ve been locking up for decades Guest post by Paul Driessen “China’s control of a key minerals market has US military thinkers and policy makers worried about access to materials that are essential for 21st-century technology like smartphones – and smart bombs,” the Wall Street Journal reports.…

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The other embarrassing AGW story this week

Of course, the big news this week had to do with the unbelievably vile and stupid video produced by the carbon reduction activist group 10:10 this week. But in its shadow, was another embarrassing news item the you’d think the green crowd would also want to denounce and distance from. Joe Romm and Bill McKibben…

GISS on: How Warm Was This Summer?

We’ve already told you that the Russian heatwave had everything to do with weather, and not climate. NOAA agrees: NOAA on the Russian heat wave: blocking high, not global warming At least NASA Goddard agrees with this, sort of. – Anthony An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with intense droughts and fires around Moscow,…