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 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…

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)