White House Releases Plan to Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The press release from the White House, Office of the Press Secretary is here.  It reads: FACT SHEET: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCCC State Department Submits President Obama’s Ambitious 2025 Target to Cut U.S. Climate Pollution by 26-28 Percent from 2005 Levels To view the INDC submission,…

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Awesome time-lapse video: Undulatus Asperatus clouds

Unique clouds like you’ve never seen them before! I just thought I’d pass these along due to the unique “catch the wave” appearance of these. Time lapse video follows. This video was taken with an iPhone 6 by Dr. Alan Walters from the University Hospital window in Augusta, GA. Walters, an anesthesiologist at the hospital,…

The lost nuclear fusion reactor design?

Robert Bussard, one of the giants of the field, claimed to his dying day he had cracked the problem Above: a homemade “fusor” similar to the Polywell nuclear fusion reactor Guest essay by Eric Worrall Not many people have heard of Robert Bussard, but he was one of the giants of nuclear fusion research. But…

Anthropocene – The New Pop Religion

Steve Harris writes: An article came out on the AIP Physics Today website about a push from some scientists to formally designate today’s human geological epoch as the “Anthropocene”. Editors of the journal Nature argue that the name “provides a powerful framework for considering global change and how to manage it.” Here is a link:…

More bad news over the posited 'climate to pine beetle' link

Last week we pointed out how a study showed pine beetle damaged forests didn’t have a greater burn risk than healthy forests, now this new study shows that the favorite ‘milder winter caused by climate change’ link is overblown. Mild winters not fueling all pine beetle outbreaks in western United States Dartmouth College HANOVER, N.H.…