Shockingly thick first year ice between Barents Sea and the North Pole in mid-July

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on July 29, 2019 | In late June, one of the most powerful icebreakers in the world encountered such extraordinarily thick ice on-route to the North Pole (with a polar bear specialist and deep-pocketed, Attenborough-class tourists onboard) that it took a day and a half longer…

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Well done, Greta Thunberg!

The BBC reports today that Greta Thunberg will travel to some climate conferences by sail. Guest post by Mike Jonas From The BBC Greta Thunberg to sail Atlantic for climate conferences Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has accepted a ride across the Atlantic by boat to attend two key climate conferences. The teenager will make…

How Arctic Drilling Will Trample Junk Science Obstructionism

Guest slam-dunk by David Middleton How Science Got Trampled in the Rush to Drill in the Arctic By ADAM FEDERMAN with photographs by NATHANIEL WILDER and video by PETER ELSTNER | 07/26/2019 Every year, hundreds of petroleum industry executives gather in Anchorage for the annual conference of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, where they discuss policy and celebrate their achievements…

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NASA “Surprised”: Undetected City Killer Asteroid Just Whizzed By Earth

Guest essay by Eric Worrall This asteroid, estimated between 187 to 426ft wide and 55,000MPH, passing just 45,000 miles from Earth, wasn’t detected until a few days ago. ‘It snuck up on us’: Scientists stunned by ‘city-killer’ asteroid that just missed Earth By Allyson ChiuJuly 26 Alan Duffy was confused. On Thursday, the astronomer’s phone was…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #369

The Week That Was: 2019-07-27 (July 27, 2019) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.” – Richard P. Feynman, final sentence in his report on the Challenger disaster. Number of…

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Foreign Policy: Democracy is the Enemy of Climate Action

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon; According to Foreign Policy, moving “beyond Democracy” towards an authoritarian Chinese system would allow governments to override the climate obstructionism of older voters, but they have concerns about the societal disruption the transition to authoritarianism would cause. DEMOCRACY IS THE PLANET’S BIGGEST ENEMY Young people care…