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U.S. Energy Exports Are Fundamental Global Energy Security

Very rarely does Congress put the level of effort and attention into one topic as they have in debating domestic energy exports. But rightfully so. The shale oil and natural gas revolution has dramatically changed the U.S. energy portfolio in ways most could not have predicted and our current policies tuned to the notion of […]

15 Years of CERES Versus Surface Temperature: Climate Sensitivity = 1.3 deg. C

The NASA CERES project has updated their EBAF-TOA Edition 2.8 radiative flux dataset through March of 2015, which now extends the global CERES record to just over 15 years (since March 2000, starting with NASA’s Terra satellite). This allows us to get an update of how the radiative budget of the Earth responds to surface […]

Commentary: Greece and Puerto Rico: Looking at the Future

George Santayana famous quote about those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it, should be taken very seriously by our federal government and our economic situatiion. The economie disasters in Greece and Puerto Rico are analogous to looking in the mirror. Both have piled debt upon debt, have low labor participation […]

New Pause-Busting Temperature Dataset Implies Only 1.5 C Climate Sensitivity

Amid all of the debate over whether the global warming pause/hiatus exists or not, I’d like to bring people back to a central issue: Even if it has warmed in the last 15 years, the rate of surface warming (and deep-ocean warming) we have seen in the last 50 years still implies low climate sensitivity. […]

What We Are Reading

American Innovation Can We Turn CO2 Into Fuel?

The boundary between science and science fiction is blurring, as researchers are hard at work developing methods to capture the problematic greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from our atmosphere and turn it into diesel.

Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash ‘due to braking error’

Investigators say a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says resulting aerodynamic forces caused the brakes to actually be deployed, tearing apart the craft.

Study Finds Long Term Solar Cycle and Predicts Cooling

New research claims to have found evidence of long term oscillations in solar activity which span around 9,500 years and affect the climate. Solar activity levels are declining as a result of this cyclical pattern which will have a cooling impact on the Earth’s climate this century, separate to the affects of human-driven climate change and volcanoes, according to the research which has been published in a paper in the journal Earth System Dynamics.

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