The Difference Between Energy, Work and Power – and Why it Matters to Climate Prediction

Guest essay by Eric Worrall How often have you heard claims that a warmer [climate] will be more energetic – that we shall all experience more violent storms, more rainfall, more storm damage, because the atmosphere is “absorbing more energy”? Such claims are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of energy. Consider an…

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The William Happer Interview

William Happer is the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, Emeritus, in the Department of Physics at Princeton University. A long-time member of JASON, a group of scientists which provides independent advice to the U.S. government on matters relating to science, technology, and national security, Happer served as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s…