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UAH V6.0 Global Temperature Update for June, 2015: +0.31 deg. C

NOTE: This is the third monthly update with our new Version 6.0 dataset. Differences versus the old Version 5.6 dataset are discussed here. The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for June, 2015 is +0.31 deg. C, up a little from the May, 2015 value of +0.27 deg. C (click for full […]

Mark Mills: Shale 2.0

In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, H. Sterling Burnett, managing editor of Environment & Climate News speaks with Mark Mills. Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has a background in science and actively works in economics and technology. Mills and Burnett discuss his Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-10) presentation: […]

Making it Work

The Pew Research Center has conducted polls over the past several years on the public’s confidence in government. The results are not encouraging nor surprising. In 2010, 74% rated the federal bureaucracy as only fair or poor. Last year, 75% said they trust the federal government to do what is right only some of the […]

Hardly Academic

Why Diplomacy and Science Need Each Other At U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s side when he negotiated a framework nuclear deal with Iranian diplomats this spring was physicist Ernest Moniz, U.S. secretary of energy. His presence spoke to the rise of “science diplomacy,” which can take the form of scientists helping diplomats, diplomats helping […]

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OMB: Factor climate change in budget requests

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the first time is asking agencies to submit budget plans next year that consider the effects of climate change on the construction and maintenance of federal facilities. The OMB issues a revised playbook for budgeting each year and is now including this explicit requirement.

Oil, gas, coal to continue dominate US energy future

The predominance of oil, natural gas and coal energy sources is likely to continue in future for the U.S., the country’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Thursday. Reminding that petroleum, natural gas, and coal have made up at least 80 percent of total energy consumption in U.S. for more than 100 years, the EIA said “Recent increases in the domestic production of petroleum liquids and natural gas prompted shifts between the uses of fossil fuels, largely from coal-fired to natural gas-fired power generation.”

Cyber warfare: Pakistani hackers deface Indian website

Pakistani hackers on Thursday defaced the website of a regional Indian technology education institute, just a day after PM Narendra Modi launched his Digital India campaign in a bid to reform his country through technology. Hackers of the “Hacked Pak Cyber Attackers” group defaced the website of the prestigious Chhatisgarh National Institute of Technology (NIT).

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