Taylor Wilson, is known as the boy who played with fusion, because at the age of 14 became the 32nd individual on the planet to achieve a nuclear-fusion reaction.
The British Columbia Green Party just made history, voters in the riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head elected Andrew Weaver, Canada Research Chair in Climate Modelling and Analysis at the University of Victoria, and a lead author for a chapter of the IPCC AR4, to the Legislative Assembly.
Andrew Weaver is the first Green party member ever to be elected to the legislative Assembly; his election continues the trend started by Elizabeth May, who was the first ever federal Green party member to be elected to the Canadian Parliament in the 2011 election.
Andrew Coyne does an excellent job of demonstrating why the move away from pure science funding is a bad idea from an economic perspective[more]
By forcing ourselves to solve the problems inherent in developing the capability to send humans to another star system we develop the capability to live sustainably here on earth. We won’t get where we need to go (be it sustainability or another star system) with incremental steps. Giant leaps (for mankind) are required.[more]
Simon Donner makes a disturbing point:
If you look at the global fossil fuel emissions data, all of the major disruptions to energy and oil use in the past 60 years caused carbon emissions to drop or level off. Annual emissions would later continue to rise at a rate similar to that before the disruption, but the total annual emissions would not “catch up” to where it “would have been” without the disruption.
Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III is no smelly hippie.
North Korea just annulled the 1953 armistice ending its war with South Korea. China and Japan are locked in a dispute over an island chain. But the greatest long-term threat to the peace of East Asia and Pacific Ocean — the part of the world at the heart of the Obama administration’s aspirational defense strategy — is climate change, according to the admiral in charge of U.S.
In 100 years we have undone 5000 years of natural cooling![more]
David Appell’s recent article on the Nocera/Hansen dustup sums up how I feel about the pipeline perfectly:
I’m not sure how I feel about the pipeline — or rather, I have opinions about it all but they go in different directions and, like a quantum cat in Schrodinger’s box I’m in several different states at once because my wave function hasn’t collapsed — but I can certainly see why activists have chosen it for their “crusade.”
Now go read the rest of the article.