Climate Tensions Still Running Hot within the Democrat Party

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Christian Science Monitor has written about a fascinating climate split in the Democrat Party, between “cynical” politicians and “young hawks” who see climate as an existential issue. The Democrats’ climate change conundrum A large majority of Democrats are concerned about climate change. But they’re split over how radical the remedies…

Uh, oh. Committee Ramps Up Investigation, Threatens Use of Compulsory Process Against Members of #RICO20

  WASHINGTON –  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent letters to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, and eight environmental organizations  reiterating the Committee’s previous requests and threatening use of the compulsory process to obtain documents related to coordinated efforts to deprive companies, nonprofit organizations,…

Dem AGs Accused of Flouting Public Records Laws

(via Chris Horner) Conservative legal group blasts agreement to withhold documents BY: Lachlan Markay Freebeacon A conservative legal group is accusing state Democratic officials of conspiring to flout public records laws in order to keep secret details of a campaign to bring racketeering charges against climate policy dissenters. Democratic attorneys general led by New York’s…

‘The Blob’ overshadows El Niño

Research identifies earlier ocean warming as dominant effect off West Coast From NOAA FISHERIES WEST COAST REGION El Niño exerted powerful effects around the globe in the last year, eroding California beaches; driving drought in northern South America, Africa and Asia; and bringing record rain to the U.S. Pacific Northwest and southern South America. In…

Russian nuclear icebreaker "Arktika"

New Nuclear Icebreaker Extends Russian Arctic Dominance

Guest essay by Eric Worrall While the US languishes in the shallows with two fossil fuel powered Icebreakers, Russia has just launched its 39th active icebreaker, its sixth nuclear powered icebreaker. Russia’s Latest Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Extends Arctic Dominance MOSCOW — The Cold War may be long over, but there’s still the Arctic chill. Russia floated…