by Dr. Ronan Connolly & Dr. Michael Connolly Satellite observations indicate that the average Arctic sea ice extent has generally decreased since the start of the satellite records in October 1978. Is this period long...
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by Judith Curry A discussion of Section 8.3 of Alan Longhurst’s book Doubt and Certainty in Climate Science. For context on the topic of the variability of Arctic climate, see these previous blog posts: New presentations...
International energy watchdog’s new head, Fatih Birol, warns of costs and technological challenges but stops short of recommending an outright ban
An Arctic voyage through the awe-inspiring Northwest Passage shows that, with oil drilling in the far north on the way, rapid action is needed to protect the region
A voyage through the awe-inspiring Northwest Passage shows that, with oil drilling in the far north on the way, rapid action is needed to protect nature’s last refuge
Campaigners say Obama giving the green light to oil drilling ahead of his visit to the Arctic to highlight climate change is ‘hypocritical’
How much oil would make Shell’s controversial Arctic bid profitable? What would be the impact of a catastrophic oil spill? And can the venture succeed as the world adapts to climate change?
Safety vessel Fennica’s arrival in the Chukchi Sea, after activists attempts to delay it, clears way for company to start drilling deep enough to hit oil
Pickard is known as one of the oil industry’s toughest political operators with a history of doing whatever it takes to further Shell’s interests – and the Arctic is ‘just too big a prize’ to leave
Foreign ministry says it has submitted bid to UN for more than 463,000 sq miles of sea shelf as competition for oil and gas resources heats up
Greenpeace climbers plan to spend days hanging from the bridge in Portland, Oregon in an attempt to hinder Shell’s Arctic oil drilling plans
Shell plans to drill for oil just off the north coast of Alaska, pulling the detonator on a ‘carbon bomb’. The city of Barow, the most northerly city in the US, is ground zero for the world’s most controversial oil...
by Judith Curry The Washington Post has this dramatic headline: Global warming is now slowing down the circulation of the ocean with potentially dire consequences...
The International Maritime Organization has just signed off on an International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, more simply known as the Polar Code...
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