Anti-Trump (and attempted prosecution of sceptics) AG Raked In Campaign Donations From An Oil Tycoon With Ties To Putin

US Chris White Energy Reporter   From The Daily Caller His fundraising efforts highlighted various legal challenges against the president have earned Schneiderman $1.7 million in contributions during the first half of this year, Politico reported in July. Schneiderman’s first half of contributions were consistent with the $1.6 million he reported in January. Blavatnik has…

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In a first, U.S. ships coal to Ukraine

U.S. aims to counter Russian influence with natural resources, though Ukraine’s roadmap for the energy emphasizes nuclear power. From UPI. By Daniel J. Graeber    |   Aug. 22, 2017 at 5:46 AM   Aug. 22 (UPI) — Coal shipped from the United States could help address energy security issues in Ukraine, the nation’s energy secretary…

Scientific Literacy Leads to More Politically Polarized Opinions on Climate Change

Guest post by David Middleton Individuals with greater science literacy and education have more polarized beliefs on controversial science topics Caitlin Drummonda,1 and Baruch Fischhoffb,c Author Affiliations Edited by Roger E. Kasperson, Clark University, Worcester, MA, and approved July 19, 2017 (received for review March 23, 2017) Significance Public opinion toward some science and technology issues…

Most of the Recent Warming Could be Natural

This story broke while Anthony and I were eclipse hunting. ~ctm From Jennifer Marohasy By jennifer on August 21, 2017 in Information AFTER deconstructing 2,000-year old proxy-temperature series back to their most basic components, and then rebuilding them using the latest big data techniques, John Abbot and I show what global temperatures might have done in…