Friday, September 20, 2013


Gullible Green sailors trapped in the Arctic
As a former sailboat owner I can understand their excitement, but my heart aches for the agonies they now face. The Arctic sea ice suddenly expanded 60% this fall, after the coldest summer in the modern Alaska temperature record. The passage is now impassable. More than a dozen of the boats are trapped, apparently even including a group of tiny American jet-ski “personal watercraft” that were attempting to cross from the east coast of Russia to the North Atlantic. Arctic observers are now warning that even Canadian icebreakers might not be able to rescue them.
Heavy snow makes travel difficult on American Summit - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Local News
FAIRBANKS - Heavy snow is falling over American Summit on the Taylor Highway today, making conditions difficult for travel.
Four Numbers Say Wind and Solar Can’t Save Climate - Bloomberg
if policy makers are committed to reducing global carbon dioxide emissions, then they will have to get serious about promoting sources of electricity production that can compete with coal on price. Those sources must be scalable, meaning they can be deployed all over the world fairly rapidly, produce fewer carbon emissions than coal, and not take up too much land.

Fortunately, we already have those energy sources. They are natural gas and nuclear.

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