The World Bank and its Defunct Energy Policy

By Tilak Doshi, The shock resignation of World Bank President Dr Jim Yong Kim, announced in early January, more than three years before his term would have ended, and the nomination of David Malpass, one of the institution’s sharpest critics in the current US administration, has been seen as yet another disruptive change to the…

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Washington Post: Will Happer to be Appointed to the Presidential Committee on Climate Security

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to the Washington Post, Climate Skeptic Will Happer will be part of a team President Trump is assembling a White House committee to scrutinise wild climate change claims being presented by government agencies. White House prepares to scrutinize intelligence agencies’ finding that climate change threatens national security By Juliet Eilperin and…

Sea Level and Effective N

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Over in the Tweeterverse, I said I wasn’t a denier, and I challenged folks to point out what they think I deny. Brandon R. Gates took up the challenge by claiming that I denied that sea level rise is accelerating. I replied: Brandon, IF such acceleration exists it is meaninglessly…

Curious discovery: a white dwarf star with rings

Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star with enigmatic dust rings ASU astronomer Adam Schneider helps research team zero in on puzzling astrophysical object From ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY A volunteer working with the NASA-led Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf — an old Earth-sized remnant of a…