80,000 Yrs of Arctic Ice Melted in Single Weekend

News Brief by Kip Hansen   No, really…no kidding here…this is a real disaster.   This is not Fake News! Here’s the story, from the NY Times’ Tatiana Schlossberg (and here): “Ice from the Canadian Arctic has completely melted, leaving puddles of water in its place and scientists devastated. O.K., this is what actually happened: Ice…

A Bureaucrat Says: “Market Argues Against Arctic Ocean Oil Development.” The Market Seems to Disagree.

Guest post by David Middleton From Real Clear Energy: Really? Firstly, how can reopening the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea OCS areas to leasing be disrespectful to “market forces”?  Opening up an area to leasing doesn’t somehow impose an obligation on oil companies to bid on leases in those areas. Secondly, Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips…