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Competition to Achieve Viable Nuclear Fusion Heating Up

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t The Register The international ITER Fusion project might be mired in cost overruns and severe delays, but competition is heating up, between China and Germany, to create a viable nuclear fusion reactor. Back in December, WUWT reported that Germany had started testing their Stellarator Fusion Reactor with Helium Plasmas.…

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Friday funnies – a cartoon week

Josh writes: it’s been a fun week. First, there was a survey of 17 countries showing the British rank 15th in their concern over climate change. H/t GWPF   Then we had George Monbiot of the UK Guardian wrongly citing the IMF on an equally wrong definition of subsidies.   Finally, we had the post Paris realisation that since climate science is settled…

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More settled science consensus: the formation of coal in the Caboniferous looks to be “grounded in abiotic processes”

Researcher cites a tendency in science to ignore, rather than go after, theories believed to be false. Two Stanford geologists are disputing the decade-old explanation of the large amount of coal accumulated during the Carboniferous Period. Associate Professor Kevin Boyce and Postdoctorate Research Fellow Matthew Nelsen collaborated with scientists across the country to release a…