Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #415

Quote of the Week: “Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong.” – Richard Feynman Number of the Week: 2% THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Oversimplified: Last week, TWTW…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #414

Quote of the Week: “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 vapor from the air which overspreads this country, and you would assuredly destroy every plant capable of being destroyed by a freezing temperature. The…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #413

Quote of the Week: “I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #412

Quote of the Week: “It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn’t get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.” – Richard Feynman,…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #410

Quote of the Week: “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” – Voltaire Number of the Week: 25 to 100 times greater THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Disruptive Wind: The electrical grid operators provide reliable electricity with narrow tolerances. Generally, grid operators plan that power…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #409

Quote of the Week: “When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarely, in your thoughts advanced to…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #408

Quote of the Week: “In God we trust, all others bring data” – Motto of Apollo Team Number of the Week: 1899, 2000, 1876, 1965, and 1918 THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Harold ‘Hal” Doiron, RIP: Apollo scientist Hal Doiron died in his sleep on the morning of…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #407

Quote of the Week: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – First Inaugural Address (March 4, 1933) Number of the Week: 3, 4,…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #406

The Week That Was: 2020-04-18 (April 18, 2020) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits.” – Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics…