With OPEC Weakening, World Energy Now Pits Russia Versus U.S.

From Forbes Kenneth Rapoza , Contributor I cover business and investing in emerging markets. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. OPEC is no longer in control of oil prices. Russia is. And Russia no longer is the dominant force of natural gas. The United States is. The battle for markets of cleaner and…

Putting the Brakes on Satellite Acceleration

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I discussed acceleration in the tide gauge records in a previous post. However, people are also claiming that either there is acceleration in the satellite record or there will soon be acceleration. So I thought I’d take a look at the satellite-measured sea level question. First, here’s the satellite data:…

NASA flights gauge summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

  From NASA By Maria-Jose Viñas, NASA’s Earth Science News Team Earlier this year, Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic’s oldest and thickest sea…

Biofuel justifications are illusory

It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero Paul Driessen The closest thing to earthly eternal life, President Ronald Reagan used to say, is a government program. Those who benefit from a program actively and vocally defend it, often giving millions in campaign cash to politicians…

What is the Job of a Government Climate Scientist?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Government climate scientists are apparently complaining they have been “gagged”, that they aren’t able to speak out about their results. My question – why do they think they are special? It’s Never Been Harder to Be a Climate Scientist Legal attacks, internet harassment, and a Trump-fueled “culture of fear” are…