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…

Black carbon in the Arctic blamed on Russia

Study traces black carbon sources in the Russian Arctic From the INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 35% of black carbon in the Russian Arctic originates from residential heating sources, 38% comes from transport, while open fires, power plants,…

Russian nuclear icebreaker "Arktika"

Russian Icebreakers Stuck in the Arctic Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t 1saveenergy – Two Russian icebreakers have become stuck in metre thick ice fields, on their return from a journey to escort supplies to Russia’s northernmost port. Icebreakers make historic Arctic voyage, then get stuck in frozen sea on return journey By The Siberian Times reporter 17 January 2017 Vessels…