Weekly Climate and Energy Roundup #463

“Nobody understands quantum mechanics.” – Richard Feynman

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #462

It Ain’t What You Don’t Know That Gets You Into Trouble. It’s What You Know for Sure That Just Ain’t So.” – Attributed to Mark Twain

Weekly Climate and Energy New Roundup #461

“All men are born free and equal,…” – Opening phrase, Part the First, A Declaration of the Rights of the Inhabitants of the Commonwealth, in the 1780 Constitution of the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #460

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #459

“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 #458

“There are but two ways of forming an opinion in science. One is the scientific method; the other, the scholastic. One can judge from experiment, or one can blindly accept…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #457

Two decades ago, when I was in the private sector,” Koonin writes, “I learned to say that the goal of stabilizing human influences on the climate was ‘a challenge,’ while…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #456

“…increasing the concentration of an absorbent gas does not always produce a proportional increase in heat uptake, because there is progressively less [heat energy] to be absorbed. — From “Tyndall’s…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #455

“Net zero is a new word for indulgences to emit CO2. When will a modern Martin Luther nail truth to the door of the cathedral of green religion?”

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #454

“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” — attributed to Confucius.

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #453

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #452

“We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements . . . profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #451

“In summary, the idea is to try to give all of the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to…

Weekly Climate And Energy News Roundup #450

“Arrogance comes in a variety of forms. The arrogance of great wealth, the arrogance of great power, the arrogance of great beauty, and the arrogance of a great master are…

Weekly Climate And Energy News Roundup #449

“You can prove almost anything with the evidence of a small enough segment of time. How often, in any search for truth, the answer of the minute is positive, the…

Weekly Climate And Energy News Roundup #448

“Aqueous vapor [water vapor] is a blanket more necessary to the vegetable life of England than clothing is to man. Remove for a single summer-night the aqueous vapour from the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #447

“It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system-ever aiming toward the…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #446

“The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds.” Isaiah Berlin — Naturalized British philosopher

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #445

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.” Historian Daniel Boorstin

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…