Daily Archives: July 7, 2010

Fiona Harvey

The final review of the UEA’s climate scientists has given them a thumbs-up on their actual science, although they were criticised for secrecy about their methodology. But will it really ‘should stop in their tracks those who have made up their minds’ that it’s just a whitewash? Read more

Kate Mackenzie

An particularly hot summer in much of the US has boosted natural gas prices somewhat, with spot prices soaring in some areas and gas futures rising 19 per cent since May. But will it do much to address the structural changes going on in the US gas market?  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

We’re not sure what is more disturbing: this obscure but eerily prescient BP oil game from the 1980s that is doing the rounds, or the fact that, as this Flickr photo suggests, there was a whole genre of oil-themed board games.  Read more

Kate Mackenzie

Greenland has not been deterred by fears that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has raised over Arctic oil; a new exploratory well began drilling last week, and the country is set to hand out more permits next month. Everyone from big oil to China is interested in the opportunities for Arctic oil that are being made possible by thinning ice. Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- Where’s the peak?

- The Kerry-Leiberman bill cost estimates smackdown

- Water markets: 1,000 times bigger than oil by 2030

- Was the UEA email hack a crime, and what are the police doing?

- BP’s next disaster

- 1970s BP board game comes back to haunt [And more] Read more

Kate Mackenzie

- UK group begins oil drilling in Arctic – FT

- US heat wave slows rise in gas inventories – FT

- Nuclear waste store plan for UK unveiled – FT

- BP shares soar as spill spreads – Reuters

- Embattled BP chief flies to Abu Dhabi for talks – The National

- Gulf operators declare Force Majeure on Diamond rigs – Rigzone [And more] Read more

Fiona Harvey

Contrary to what you might have read elsewhere, the PBL report was not “damning” of the IPCC and it did not provide evidence of a long litany of mistakes in the IPCC report. Nor did it portray the IPCC as one-sided or alarmist. Read more