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THE NORTH POLE IS HEATING UP

Here’s a thought to keep an environmentalist awake at night: About 90 billion barrels of undiscovered oil and 1,670 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas are likely to be north of the Arctic Circle, close to the North Pole, where Santa lives. Eighty-Four percent of this is expected to require offshore drilling. And if  Continue Reading »

GLOBAL WARMING, GLACIERS AND JOHN MUIR

  Global warming was not on the mind of George Vancouver as he explored the coast of southwest Alaska in 1794. Having sailed from the balmy coast of Maui, Hawaii, to the frozen Northwest, any kind of warming would be welcome. While Vancouver couldn’t imagine global warming, he saw, measured and mapped the cold.  He  Continue Reading »