Study: Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) rarely linked to felt seismic tremors

From the UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, another political tool of the left bites the dust. Researchers find only one hydrocarbon-producing area where production is linked to increased seismic activities at the regional scale EDMONTON (June 26, 2017)–New research suggests hydraulic fracturing and saltwater disposal has limited impact on seismic events. For the past two years, UAlberta…

2017 Global temperatures are leveling off – near 1980 temperature anomaly (depending on who you ask)

From the “dashed hopes for the warmest year evar!” department comes this update from Dr. Ryan Maue on the global surface temperature: Via Twitter: Global temperatures have generally settled to +0.26°C compared to 1981-2010 climatology continuing downward glide thru 2017 (black line) He adds: Tropical vs. non-tropical temperature anomalies have balanced out mostly for the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #274

Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President Upheaval in Washington: One can describe the election of Donald Trump and the beginning of his administration as an upheaval against establishment Washington, including both political parties. Certainly, those expressing dissatisfaction at the early steps taken by the…