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  • Obama Oil Drilling Ban on Thin Ice

    12/24/2016 5:14:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    resident Obama apparently wants his legacy to be one of energy starvation for the United States and dependence on foreign energy from friendly places like Saudi Arabia and Iran. His ban on offshore drilling in federally owned waters off our Atlantic and Arctic coasts makes no sense, either environmentally or economically. As the Washington Times notes, Obama thinks he can get away with it: Vowing that his successor wonít be able to reverse his actions, President Obama on Tuesday used executive authority to permanently ban new offshore drilling in federally owned waters off the Atlantic coast and in the Arctic...
  • Sarah Palin: Russia Wins While America Sits On Itís Ass (trunc)

    12/21/2016 2:54:17 PM PST · by Bratch · 34 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 12-21-2016 | Sarah Palin
    Full title: Sarah Palin: Russia Wins While America Sits On Its Ass (pardon my –í–Ķ–Ľ–ł–ļ–ĺ—Ä—É—Ā—Ā–ļ–ł–Ļ —Ź–∑—č–ļ) Russia just¬†built and employed icebreakers¬†to control Northern passageways while busily flagging life-sustaining resource-rich underseas acreage, with zero pushback from the U.S In laymen‚Äôs terms, The Great Bear seized on America‚Äôs weak ‚Äúuni-party‚ÄĚ that controls our government, and watched our politicians go along to get along with Obama‚Äôs agenda built on disdain for an ‚Äúall of the above‚ÄĚ energy plan, a nonchalant attitude about bankrupting our government, and overall ignorance about purpose of national borders. Way to go Democrats. And capitulating Republicans. The uni-party was...
  • Obama Blocks Offshore Driling In Arctic, Atlantic Oceans (Backstabber in Chief)

    12/21/2016 1:48:43 AM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 29 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | ZeroHedge
    In a move that will likely be overturned promptly by the administration of Donald Trump, president Obama on Tuesday formally blocked offshore oil and gas drilling in most of the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, responding to a call from environmentalists who say the government needs to do more to prevent drilling in environmentally sensitive areas of U.S.-controlled oceans. The president had been expected to take the action by invoking a provision in a 1953 law that governs Outer Continental Shelf offshore leases, and he did just that to block drilling in federal waters in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea and most...
  • Canada military probes mysterious Arctic pinging noise

    11/04/2016 5:19:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/04/2016
    The Canadian military has investigated a mysterious pinging sound coming from the sea floor in a remote region of the Arctic, officials have told the BBC. ... But the military says it is so far unable to explain the cause of the "acoustic anomalies". "The [aircraft] crew did not detect any surface or sub-surface contacts," the military said in a statement released to the BBC. ... A spokesman in the department of national defence in Ottawa said the cause of the pinging noise - which locals say can even be heard through the hulls of boats - remains a mystery....
  • Video: USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces at the Arctic circle for ICEX 2016

    03/20/2016 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | By Mike Goad
    New video of submarine surfacing through ice. ARCTIC CIRCLE (March 10, 2016) USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces in the Arctic Circle near Ice Camp Sargo during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. Servicemembers and civilians assigned to Arctic Submarine Lab clear ice from the hatches to allow for surface access.ICEX is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson and Staff Sgt. LINKUSS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces at the Arctic circle for ICEX 2016
  • Shellís Arctic Ambitions Held Up In Seattle

    05/06/2015 7:54:23 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-05-2015 | The Balvenie
    Shellís ambitious plans to finally return to the Arctic face yet another hurdle, one that could delay drilling once again. Shell is using the port of Seattle as its base for some of its vessels that it will use in the Arctic. Seattle has been a launching point for Shell in the past (and has hosted Alaskan drilling equipment for decades), but a new greener municipal government is taking a harder look at Shellís operations. Spurred on by Shellís error-ridden 2012 campaign in the Arctic that culminated in the grounding of the Kulluk, environmental groups have mustered up some political...
  • Anaheim's new ARTIC: icon or eyesore?

    11/24/2014 10:36:15 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 24, 2014 | Art Marroquin
    ANAHEIM Ė By day, county Supervisor Shawn Nelson sees a sand crab when he drives past the new transit hub in his district. By night, he thinks ďdisco roller rinkĒ when colorful lights illuminate the building. ďI donít think this is what the taxpayers had in mind,Ē said Nelson, who is also board chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority. Many local architects, however, call the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, set to open Dec. 6., a modern marvel and the future of transportation.
  • NUNAVIK'S LOG BOOK (Via the Northwest Passage 2014)

    10/25/2014 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    fednav.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Ship's Log
    NUNAVIK'S LOG BOOK October 17, 2014 ARRIVAL AT DESTINATION The MV Nunavik recently completed its historic voyage through the Northwest Passage. We wish to thank: †Captain Randy Rose and his crew for their safe and efficient navigation; Tim Keane and Gary Bishop for eloquently sharing this adventure with us; †valued customer, Canadian Royalties; our Fednav Arctic team in Montreal; and our faithful readers. This project has been a memorable one for us all, thank you for following our journey. Your friends at Fednav
  • ĎThe Arctic sea ice spiral of death seems to have reversedí

    09/01/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    The headline is a quote by Dr. Judith Curry from a David Rose article in the Sunday Mail: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years agoÖdespite Al Goreís prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now. The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ĎThe North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,í he said. ĎIt could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.íThose comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his...
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy Confuses Arctic with Antarctic at Global Warming Debate

    02/17/2014 2:55:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Arctic, Antarctic, who cares? The science is settled. Just look at this hockey stick. So what if it‚Äôs really a baseball bat. The science is settled, I tell you. We settled it one weekend and now it‚Äôs settled for good. At 8 min. 30 seconds in, Nye holds up a picture of Arctic and asks: ‚ÄėWould you say that the Antarctic has less ice than it used to?‚ÄôClimate Depot‚Äôs Answer: NO! See: Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is on track to have highest minimum in modern satellite era! ¬Ė ¬ĎSea Ice Extent is 27.4% above normal as of Feb 7 2014‚Ä≤Er,...
  • NPR finally gets it Ė does this signal an end to the polar bear as poster bear for global warming?

    02/04/2013 10:46:37 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 4, 2013 | Anthony Watts
    Image from Tundrabuggy.com Ė comedy added by WUWTFrom NPR: The Inconvenient Truth About Polar BearsIn 2008, reports of polar bearsí inevitable march toward extinction gripped headlines. Stories of thinning Arctic ice and even polar bear cannibalism combined to make these predators into a powerful symbol in the debate about climate change.The headlines caught Zac Ungerís attention, and he decided to write a book about the bears.Unger made a plan to move to Churchill, Manitoba, a flat, gray place on the Hudson Bay in northern Canada accessible only by train or plane. For a few months out of the year,...
  • Opinion: War over the Arctic?

    08/03/2012 8:20:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    The Record ^ | 08.02.12 | Gwynne Dyer
    RUSSIAN television contacted me last night asking me to go on a program about the race for Arctic resources. The ice is melting fast, and it was all the usual stuff about how there will be big strategic conflicts over the seabed resources Ė especially oil and gas Ė that become accessible when itís gone. The media always love conflict, and now that the Cold War is long gone, thereís no other potential military confrontation between the great powers to worry about. Governments around the Arctic Ocean are beefing up their armed forces for the coming struggle, so where are...
  • Was the Northeast Passage first navigated in 1660? ( reduced Arctic sea ice then??)

    02/14/2012 6:45:57 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Whats up With That? ^ | February 13, 2012 | Anthony Watts
    If true, it suggests periods of reduced Arctic sea ice during that time that made this feat possible.Reposted from the blog Ecotretas with permission A graphical comparison between the North East Passage (blue) and an alternative route through Suez Canal (red) David Melgueiro, a Portuguese navigator, might have been the first to navigate the Northeast Passage (known now as Northern Sea Route), between 1660 and 1662, more than 200 years before Adolf Erik Nordenskj√∂ld, who did it ‚Äč‚Äčin 1878. One of the most detailed accounts for this voyage is given by Eduardo Braz√£o in The Corte-Real family and the New...
  • The awe-inspiring and breathtaking pictures of life and survival on our melting polar worlds

    10/15/2011 1:39:23 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 15th 2011 | Craig Mackenzie
    These stunning images reveal a remarkable glimpse of life at the ends of the earth. Our melting polar worlds have been captured in breathtaking pictures by the BBC for this autumn's landmark natural history series Frozen Planet. It is the last chance to see the world's greatest wildernesses before they change forever, according to narrator Sir David Attenborough. 'The pictures captured behaviour and phenomena that had never before been recorded,' said Sir David, 85. 'Those pictures will become increasingly valuable as time passes. 'For this may well prove to be our last chance to record, in their full splendour, these...
  • Russia Pushes To Claim Arctic As Its Own

    08/18/2011 10:12:57 PM PDT · by americanophile · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | August 16, 2011 | David Greene
    Four years ago, Russian researchers made a bold, if unseen, move. From a submarine, deep beneath the icy waters of the North Pole, they planted a Russian flag on the ocean floor. Russia has the world's longest Arctic border, which stretches more than 10,000 miles. And for Russia, that 2007 research mission was only the beginning of a major drive to claim ownership of vast portions of the Arctic, as well as the oil and gas deposits that are beneath. At present, Russia has some islands in the Arctic Ocean. But aside from that, the country's northern border effectively ends...
  • Ancient natural global warming ( Studies from the Artic )

    02/27/2011 1:27:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 27, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Arctic environment during an ancient bout of natural global warmingScientists are unravelling the environmental changes that took place around the Arctic during an exceptional episode of ancient global warming. Newly published results from a high-resolution study of sediments collected on Spitsbergen represent a significant contribution to this endeavour. The study was led by Dr Ian Harding and Prof John Marshall of the University of Southamptonís School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES), based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.Around 56 million years ago there was a period of global warming called the PaleoceneĖEocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), during which global sea...
  • Ocean ridges and climate models

    02/04/2011 11:43:56 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 4, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    The Greenland-Scotland Ridge looms like a great undersea barrier, stretching from East Greenland to Iceland and the Faroe Islands, and across to Scotland. The Denmark Strait is a critical checkpoint through which cold, fresher waters from northern seas flow across the ridge into the the main body of the North Atlantic Ocean. (Illustration by E. Paul Oberlander, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)From USGS, who is now apparently in the climate business, because mapping and earthquakes are sooo 20th century. †New Discoveries Improve Climate ModelsUnderwater Ridges Impact Oceanís Flow of Warm WaterNew discoveries on how underwater ridges impact the oceanís circulation system...
  • New paleo reconstruction shows warmer periods in Alaska over the past 3000 years

    01/29/2011 6:52:36 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 29, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    For those worried about tundra melt and methane outgassing, this study might dampen those worries a bit. A new peer-reviewed study by Clegg et al. demonstrates that modern global warming is significantly less than the global warming experienced in the higher latitudes, specifically Alaska, during the summers of the last 3,000 years. It demonstrate that the Current Warm Period (CWP) is not unprecedented, at least for Alaska. The authors suggest a tie in to solar variability.From CO2 science:What was done The authors conducted a high-resolution analysis of midge assemblages found in the sediments of Moose Lake (61¬į22.45‚Ä≤N, 143¬į35.93‚Ä≤W) in the...
  • Where polar bears might go if climate change doesn't slow ( More Research ....UGH!)

    12/17/2010 2:25:53 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 16, 2010 | Pete Spotts, Staff writer
    If climate change leads to ice collecting in one general area in the Arctic Ocean, it might be enough to provide a last 'refuge' for many Arctic inhabitants, including polar bears. Polar bears are shown in this undated photograph from UCLA released to Reuters on Nov. 23.By midcentury, the northern islands of Canada and the north coast of Greenland may represent the only remaining region in the Arctic where polar bears and the marine animals that sustain them can survive if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to climb at anywhere near their current levels. Alan D. Wilson/ReutersBy midcentury, the northern islands of...
  • Ships Take to Arctic Ocean as Sea Ice Melts

    09/28/2010 8:34:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 2+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | Sep 28, 2010
    Ships Take to Arctic Ocean as Sea Ice Melts Updated 9:00 AM CDT, Tue, Sep 28, 2010 The search for the Northwest Passage was once the preserve of explorers hoping to find a lucrative new trade route linking Europe with the Far East. Now the decline in the amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean is turning their failed dream into a reality. Between 1906 and 2006 only 69 ships made the journey but in 2009 alone 24 vessels made the journey, according to Canadian maritime law expert Michael Byers, Germany's Der Spiegel newspaper reported. Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar GrŪmsson...