Scientists rush to explore underwater world hidden for 120,000 years

The western edge of iceberg A68(Credit: NASA ICE)

A huge, trillion-ton iceberg about the size of Delaware broke free from Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017.

As it moved away from its chilly birth mom and into the Weddell Sea, a vast expanse of water saw the light for the first time in up to 120,000 years.

And this month, a team of scientists will venture to the long-ice-buried expanse to investigate the mysterious ecosystem that was hidden beneath the Antarctic ice shelf for so long.

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Yellowstone Supervolcano under ‘STRAIN’, eruption would cause a nuclear winter

Yellowstone eruption as depicted in the movie 2012.

A process known as deformation, where subsurface rocks subtly change shapes, is occurring beneath the surface of Yellowstone which alerts experts.

Researchers state deformation occurs when there is a change in the amount of pressure in the magma chamber and experts are keeping an eye on the development.

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Al Gore Wrong Again About Climate Driving Violent Conflicts

Former Vice President Al Gore seems to think many major global events are linked to man-made warming. The failed presidential candidate has blamed everything from the Syrian civil war to Brexit on the climate.

Gore isn’t alone. Former Secretary of State John Kerry often warned about the connections between global warming and violent conflict. More recently, some researchers linked unrest across Iran last year to global warming, pointing to a multi-year drought.

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Tuvalu, Al Gore, and the demise of the climate scam’s meal ticket

If you scamper along to the Perth Festival of Arts, you can catch body artist Latai Taumoepeau in a video of herself as a Tongan who’s drowning from the devastating seas of global warming.

She dances inside a Perspex tank (pictured below), her movements becoming “more challenging and frenetic” as rising water finally submerges her.

Climate-horror has been her shtick since at least 2007 when, as a delegate, she joined the countless thousands of activists to the Bali season of the IPCC.

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These Eco-Terrorists Are ‘More Afraid Of Climate Change’ Than Going To Prison

Eco-activists responsible for sabotaging pipelines in 2016 are committed radicals willing to take whatever measure they deem necessary to fight global warming, according to a report Tuesday from The New York Times.

Shutting off portions of the Keystone Pipeline and violating the law is necessary to prevent climate change, two of the Seattle-based activists told TheNYT. Their strident positions have come at a high price.

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Green energy opposition now a formidable force in Germany’s parliament

A renewed war over the federal ethanol mandate has cast a cloud over the biofuels industry as it gathers this week for its annual convention, with critics charging that the sector and its champions in Washington are slowly crushing oil refiners, which say they are struggling to comply with the law.

The debate, which has raged since Congress passed the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007 requiring the blending of ethanol with gasoline, reached new heights over the past two weeks after a Philadelphia-based oil refiner claimed the program led to its bankruptcy.

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Green energy opposition now a formidable force in Germany’s parliament

Green energy opposition now a formidable force in Germany

As Germany’s established CDU and SPD “mainstream” parties find themselves imploding, the smaller parties who oppose Germany’s out-of-control Energiewende (transition to green energies) are rapidly becoming a formidable force and making their presence felt in Germany’s national parliament like never before.

For example, Germany’s FDP Free Democrats, who refused to forge a coalition government together with CDU/CSU and Green parties, have become increasingly vocal critics of Germany’s green energy scheme.

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OPEC’s Shale Nightmare Is Coming True

The question before us is: What is the prospect for oil scarcity and energy prices? The most reliable method of forecasting the future cost and scarcity of energy is to extrapolate the historical trends of energy costs. The history of energy economics shows that in spite of troubling fears in each era of running out of whichever source of energy was important at that time, energy has grown progressively less scarce, as shown by long-run falling energy prices. The cause of the increasing plenty in the supply of energy has been the development of improved extraction processes and the discovery of new sources and new types of energy.   –Julian Simon, The Ultimate Resource, 23 December 1993

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Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal Makes Approving Oil And Gas Pipelines A Cake Walk

The White House budget proposal released Monday authorizes the Interior secretary to sign off on proposed oil and gas pipelines traversing National Park Service (NPS) land.

The proposal would take the power to approve oil and gas lines on NPS land out of Congress, placing it under Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

The change would correspond the pipeline approval process to what is already in place for electric, water, and communications infrastructure.

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Based on recent rulings, Obama is still running FERC—not Trump

The white stuff billowing out is steam.

It’s a story you would expect to have heard during the Obama administration.

Coal plants are closing across the country, largely because of market conditions and federal policies aimed at ending the use of coal in our country.

One of these policies, the Clean Power Plan, proposed by President Obama as the United States’ principle initiative to meet the emissions targets of the Paris Climate Accords, had made it too expensive to keep coal plants open.

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The Nazi Roots Of The Global Warming Scare

Generally speaking, the first person in a debate who compares their opponent to Hitler or the Nazis at that moment loses the argument.

When the Third Reich is invoked, it’s usually clear evidence that that person’s position is so weak that they have had to resort to a gross misrepresentation of the other’s position.

There are exceptions, of course, because sometimes the Nazi label fittingly applies. Sometimes the lineage of a movement, institution, or political figure can be traced right back to the German fascist regime.

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