"New Elevation Data Triple Estimates of Global Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise and Coeastal Flooding," Scott Culp and Benjamin Strauss, Nature Communications

Whitbeck Still Doesn’t Get It


A little over a month ago, WC did a take down on Koch Brothers’ flak Rick Whitbeck. Well, Whitbeck has another opinion piece in the Anchorage Daily News, this time attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, New York) and her Green New Deal because it would disrupt Alaska’s oil and gas extraction economy. As a piece of…

Movie S13. Pilot-scale burn experiment of standing grass treated with formulation 1 at coverage level 2 shown at 2x speed. The plot was treated, dried, weathered with a simulated rain event (0.5”), and dried again prior to burning.

Dealing with Climate Change: Wildfires


It seems increasingly likely that humanity’s inaction in the face of the existential threat of anthropogenic climate change means we are going to have more than than the 2° Celsius of global temperature increase that climatologists regarded as manageable. So, without in any way conceding that humanity’s CO2 emissions must be reduced, it’s time to…

Caribou from the Porcupine herd gather in a drainage of the Brooks Range in ANWR, June 2009. (Richard J. Murphy / ADN archive)

Rick Whitbeck Calls Kettle Black


Rick Whitbeck is a well-paid flack for the Koch Brothers and their anti-climate change agenda. He’s the former field director for Stand for Alaska, a group opposing the Ballot 1 Measure designed to protect salmon habitat in the state. Whitbeck’s boss is Daniel Turner, the former director of strategic communications at the Charles Koch Institute. Before…