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Politico: 40% Surge in Orders for New Ice Hardened Petroleum Transporters

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Politico reports that Finland’s Ship Building Industry is experiencing a bumper year, as Paris Climate Agreement signatories celebrate the new global environmental accord, by massively ramping up oil and gas exploration and mining in the Arctic. Finland finds global warming’s upside The country’s icebreaker business is booming as the shrinking…

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RCP 8.5: The “Mother of all” Junk Climate Science

Guest post by David Middleton Featured image borrowed from here. Nearly every catastrophic global warming doomsday scenario, particularity those involving icecap failures and Noah-size sea level rises are based on the “RCP 8.5” scenario.   Representative Concentration (or Carbon)Pathway 8.5 assumes a “rising radiative forcing pathway leading to 8.5 W/m² in 2100.”  It is generally…

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Russian Power Assets Attacked – How long will the Trans-Siberian Pipeline last?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Power pylons supplying regions of the Crimean have been blown up, causing significant economic disruption to disputed territory currently occupied by Russian backed Ukrainian rebels. According to Reuters; Crimea was left without electricity supplies from Ukraine on Sunday after pylons carrying power lines to the Russia-annexed peninsula were blown up…