In his second article on Al Gore’s second chance at glory singular, focused mission, Walter Russell Meade concedes arguendo that the climate alarmists may have a case for anthropogenic global warming, but that the strategy for remediating that change never hurdles the standard policy barriers of “necessity, effectiveness and efficiency”:
For (the Global Green [...]
Walter Russell Meade takes Al Gore on as the wrong man to trumpet the hazards of climate change:
A television preacher can eat too many french fries, watch too much cheesy TV and neglect his kids in the quest for global fame. But he cannot indulge in drug fueled trysts with male prostitutes while [...]
China may be set to overtake the US in scientific output as soon as two years from now, according to an alarmist BBC news article:
The country that invented the compass, gunpowder, paper and printing is set for a globally important comeback.
An analysis of published research – one of the key measures of [...]
Here’s an interesting chart on usual and unusual levels of radiation.
Starting at top left, there’s living in the modern world – who knew that sleeping next to someone generated measurable radiation? That chart collapses into a small corner of the next, which is for workers at nuclear power plants under normal operations. This [...]
You read recently about Navy providing free science, technology and math classes to qualified applicants.
As I said then, “free” is a pretty good number, but Buick is giving money away, according to email correspondent David Chaitt:
I’d like to extend an invitation to your readers to apply for the first annual Buick Achievers [...]
Raymond Kurzweil predicts when Skynet will become self-aware:
Kurzweil… ran the numbers on a whole bunch of other key technological indexes — the falling cost of manufacturing Exponential curves start slowly, then rocket skyward toward infinity. According to Kurzweil, we’re not evolved to think in terms of exponential growth. “It’s not intuitive. Our built-in [...]
Speak, Muse! And tell me of the pros and cons of molten salt reactors, such as the Peoples’ Republic of China plan to create:
Chinese energy demand is growing rapidly, and despite the world’s largest campaign of new nuclear construction, the vast majority of Chinese power generation still comes from fossil fuels. China has [...]
Scientists in Russia are in a race to drill through 4,000 meters of Antarctic ice sheet to reach a sub-glacial lake that has not seen the light of day for 15 million years:
With only about 50m left to drill, time is running out for the Russian scientists hoping to drill into Vostok [...]
File this one under, “the Internet is forever”.
2000, UK Independent: Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past -
Global warming, the heating of the atmosphere by increased amounts of industrial gases, is now accepted as a reality by the international community. Average temperatures in Britain were nearly 0.6°C higher in the [...]