Revkin: 'I would rather have the oil that we do use coming increasingly from responsibly managed and regulated sources here than the ends of the Earth and countries where oil wealth benefits few and the costs of extraction are borne by many' -- [Keystone Pipeline protests] 'miss the reality that as long as oil demand is high in U.S. and elsewhere, there will be environmental risks and often terrible social costs in farflung and loosely governed places'
Study 'finds Greenland was resistant to melting during last interglacial, despite temps much warmer than present. The authors find 'a relatively low contribution to Last Interglacial sea level rise from Greenland melting... The resistance of Greenland to thaw despite much higher temperatures [8 C] during the last interglacial led warmist blogger Andy Rivkin of the NY Times to remark, '...Greenland doesn't need 'saving'
Revkin: 'I can understand why some climate campaigners, writers & scientists don't want to focus on any science hinting there might be a bit more time to make this profound energy transition. (There's also reluctance, I'm sure, because recent work is trending toward the published low sensitivity findings from a decade ago from climate scientists best known for their relationships with libertarian groups.) Nonetheless, the science is what the science is'
Full Revkin excerpt: 'While global temperatures are the highest they've been since formal records began in 19th century, warming has largely stalled since 1998. Climate change occurs in fits and starts, and there's plenty of research finding that pauses are normal, but if the current pause persists through 2015 or beyond, questions will build'