Weekly Climate And Energy News Roundup #444

“For every problem, there is at least one solution that is simple, neat – and wrong.” ‒ attributed variously to H.L. Mencken, Peter Drucker, Mark Twain, and others

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #443

“Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #442

The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie–deliberate, contrived and dishonest–but the myth–persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears.…

Weekly Climate And Energy News Roundup #441

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #440

“By honest I don’t mean that you only tell what’s true. But you make clear the entire situation. You make clear all the information that is required for somebody else…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #439

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority.” – Booker T. Washington

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #438

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.”. – Richard Feynman in the Challenger Report.

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #437

“Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century.” – UN World Health Organization (WHO) (2018) [H/t Climate Etc.]

Weekly Climate And Energy News Roundup #436

“What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”― Mark Twain [H/t Ron Clutz]

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #435

“Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.” – Alexander Hamilton

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #434

Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #433

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” — John Adams…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #432

“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real. If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.” — Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #431

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” —Thomas Jefferson (1809)

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #430

Philosophy is written in this grand book, the universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #429

“Quantum theory yields much, but it hardly brings us close to the Old One’s secrets. I, in any case, am convinced He does not play dice with the universe.” Albert…

Weekly Energy and Climate News Roundup #428

“Holmes: I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Round Up #427

“It is well known that [scientific] reputation is hard to build and easy to lose; however, it is even harder to rebuild.”– Professor Leonid Tsybeskov, New Jersey Institute of Technology…

Weekly Energy and Climate News Roundup #426

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.”— Richard Feynman, Theoretical physicist, co-recipient Nobel Prize in Physics.

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #425

“It is one thing to impose drastic measures and harsh economic penalties when an environmental problem is clear-cut and severe. It is quite another to do so when the environmental…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #424

“An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature, and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer.” – Max Planck

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #423

“A few days ago, a Master of Arts, who is still a young man, and therefore the recipient of a modern education, stated to me that until he had reached…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #422

“In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable: and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.” –…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #421

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