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EPA Admits to Senate that CO2 Regs Not About Pollution Control

I usually don’t comment on what transpires in congressional hearings. But this is too good to pass up. On Wednesday, before the Senate EPW Committee, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy had this priceless quote regarding the EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide regulations (italics added): “And the great thing about this proposal is it really is an investment […]

June 2014 Update of SSM/I Ocean Products

The SSM/I and SSMIS series of microwave imagers, operating since July 1987, provide global oceanic measurements of total vertically integrated water vapor, cloud water, rain rate, and surface wind speed. These are useful for studying how the maritime atmosphere varies due to El Nino and La Nina, as well as provides ~27 year trends for […]

Science Not Pseudo Science

The form of the question is a strong reason to keep the federal government out of setting standards for teaching climate change science. Paraphrasing Mark Twain, if you don’t read or listen to the popular media, you will be uninformed and if you read or listen to it, you’ll be misinformed. Any effort to teach […]

Ten Numbers About Our Past And Future In Space

0.5: From inception to landing the first two men on the moon on July 20, 1969, through putting 10 more there in the following three years, the entire Apollo program cost less than 0.5% of the cumulative U.S. GDP. 1: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong set the first human foot […]

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Admiral Mike Mullen on US Energy Security and the Shale Boom

Admiral Mike Mullen, retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke on U.S. energy security last Wednesday in Washington DC at an event hosted by the groups Securing America’s Future Energy and the Foreign Policy Initiative.

Gas Heat

The morphing of natural gas from promising next step to “worse than oil and coal,” as some activists now claim, happened almost overnight. What’s behind this abrupt turnaround?

Alternative Fusion Technologies Heat Up

Will alternative fusion companies be able to sustain their momentum and justify their founders’ optimism? Or will they fizzle like so many fusion dreams before them?

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