Polar Bear No Closer to Extinction Than It Was 18 Years Ago as Arctic Sea Ice Resists ‘Tipping Point’

All predictions of disaster aside, in fact the polar bear is no closer to extinction than it was in 2005 as Arctic sea ice again steadfastly resists slipping past a catastrophic ‘tipping point’ — or the ‘death…

Haynesville Shale: Record Natural Gas Production

Guest “Fracking A, Bubba,” by David Middleton The Haynesville Shale (technically Haynesville/Bossier) in northeast Texas and northwest Louisiana is the third largest natural gas play, in terms of production rate…

Add Helium to the Supply Chain Crisis List

Guest “Everything you never wanted to know about helium” by David Middleton Free-For-All In Helium Market Could Send Prices Sky-HighBy Tom Kool – Mar 30, 2022 The gas that is…

Save the Whales… Or Save the Planet?

Guest “Did the whales do this on porpoise?” by David Middleton Vineyard Wind Harpooned By New Federal Lawsuit By Robert BryceDecember 27, 2021 Despite more than a decade of hype and…

Alaska polar bear researchers claim poor sea ice limited spring field work in 2021 more than 2019

The reporter tries to paint a picture of polar bears suffering harm from these recent conditions but in fact there is no published data from the Southern Beaufort after 2016,…

“USGS Gets Politics Out of Climate Forecasts”

Guest “another thing lost in the November coup” by David Middleton USGS Director Jim Reilly authored a recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal… USGS Gets Politics Out of…

Kilauea: Biggest Eruption Since 2018

Guest “geology” by David Middleton The world’s most active volcano is at it again… Happening now: a new eruption of Kīlauea inside Halemaʻumaʻu See live webcams inside Halemaʻumaʻu, courtesy of…

USGS: First “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon”

Guest “how about that geology fans?” by David Middleton USGS Releases First-Ever Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon Release Date: APRIL 20, 2020 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –  Have you ever wondered what kind of rocks make…

Peak Oil Postponed Again: “USGS Identifies Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resource Potential Ever”… And it’s in the Permian Basin

Guest congratulating by David Middleton USGS Announces Largest Continuous Oil Assessment in Texas and New Mexico Release Date: NOVEMBER 28, 2018 Estimates Include 46.3 Billion Barrels of Oil, 281 Trillion…

U.S. Climate Resilience Tool Kit: Greenland Stays Frozen in 2100… Even Under RCP8.5

Guest DIY by David Middleton It looks like at least some of this money was well-spent. I stumbled across something very useful yesterday on Climate-Dot-Gov’s U.S. Climate Resilience Tool Kit…

“Wall Street loves electric cars, America loves trucks,” Tesla news, cobalt cliffs, lithium landslides and real disruptive innovation.

Guest musings by David Middleton #BUSINESS NEWSOCTOBER 27, 2017 / 12:47 AM / 4 DAYS AGO Wall Street loves electric cars, America loves trucks Paul Lienert, Joseph White DETROIT (Reuters)…

Geologists warn us about dangerous volcanoes. Will we spend pennies for warnings?

By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: While we obsess about climate change and debate if we live in the Anthropocene, we prepare poorly or not at all…

USGS models ‘Climate-change-induced aridity’ in California

More climate modeling from a  non-climate organization, I hope they still track Earthquakes. News Release Climate Change and Water Supply in California’s Central Valley: A Model Approach SAN DIEGO, Calif.…

USGS California Volcano Observatory Opens

  “More than 500 volcanic vents have been identified in the State of California. At least 76 of these vents have erupted, some repeatedly, during the last 10,000 years. … …

Dallas earthquake not caused by fracking… And neither was the Ohio quake.

Guest post by David Middleton Wow! I woke up Friday morning to news that a 2.0 Md earthquake struck about a mile and a half from my office. I was…

Monster earthquake off of Japanese coast: 8.9, Tsunami strikes, massive damage, thousands of deaths likely

UPDATE:  00:00 PST 3/13/11 Japanese Met Agency has upgraded the magnitude of the quake to 9.0 — up from 8.8, their previous estimate. UPDATE: 14:20 PST 3/11/11 Additional graphs and…

USGS enters the weather porn business with ARkStorm

It used to be enough to push worry about El Niño in the news, now the USGS takes it to whole new level. I don’t dispute the historical evidence of…