Listing the Bearded Seal as Threatened: A Disturbing Victory for Untestable Hypotheses and Flawed Models.

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism I’m a longtime supporter of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). When properly abided by, it seeks to prevent extinctions and requires humanity to seek a win-win scenario where…

Arctic sea ice expanding faster than normal

Ice grew at 5,100 square kilometers (2,000 square miles) per day faster than the average rate of ice growth for the month during October From the National Snow and Ice Data Center: Rapid expansion of the Arctic sea ice cover is the norm for October as solar input dwindles and the remaining heat in the…

Exploding Meteor lights up the Arctic

Video follows. On the evening of Nov. 16th, aurora tour guide Tony Bateman of northern Finland was indoors, warming up between auroras, when his surroundings began to vibrate. “There was a huge bang and the cottage shook violently,” he reports. “At first I thought it was an earthquake. Or maybe a tree fell on the cottage roof!…

Ugly: President Trump Accused of Obstructing Climate Research

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US and Overseas scientists have accused the Trump Administration of criminal obstruction of climate research, because the US government has not immediately stepped in to foot the bill for a replacement satellite. Donald Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change Republican-controlled Congress ordered destruction of vital sea-ice probe…

Claim: Nations will come together over Arctic science

From TUFTS UNIVERSITY and the “kumbayah” department Science can align common interests among the world’s leading superpowers (MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE) November 3, 2017 – International scientific collaboration in the Arctic can help align common interests among countries experiencing geopolitical conflict, including the United States and Russia, according to a team of scientists and educators led by a professor…