Richard Lindzen’s letter to Pres. Trump

Dr. Richard Lindzen 301 Lake Avenue Newton, MA 02461 February 23, 2017 President Donald Trump White House Washington, DC Dear Mr. President: Citizens of the USA and America’s admirers everywhere support of your campaign promises to place a common-sense focus on international environmental agreements, either enacted or proposed. In just a few weeks, more than … Read more

Climate Models for the layman

By Judith Curry Executive Summary There is considerable debate over the fidelity and utility of global climate models (GCMs). This debate occurs within the community of climate scientists, who disagree about the amount of weight to give to climate models relative to observational analyses. GCM outputs are also used by economists, regulatory agencies and policy … Read more

Letter from the DOE to FESAC Chairman on U.S. Fusion Energy

January 30, 2017 Dear Dr. Rej: First, let me thank you for accepting the task of chairing the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (FESAC) at this important time for the Fusion Energy Sciences program. We have considerable work ahead that will require thoughtful, informed advice regarding the future of fusion and plasma sciences in the … Read more


The National Academies of SCIENCES· ENGINEERING· MEDICINE 2016 Statement of Task A committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be formed to study the state and potential of magnetic confinement-based fusion research in the United States and provide guidance on a long-term strategy for the field. The study will focus on … Read more

What Does Peak Oil mean?

Cornell University The original peak oil curve from M. K. Hubbert (1956) The pessimistic view (modified from ASPO, 2007) The less pessimistic view (modified from Edwards, 2001) All fossil fuels are non-renewable at the time scales of human civilization, so we must ask, how much longer will oil and gas be available in sufficient quantities … Read more

Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil

Portland State University Seminar Speaker: David L. Goodstein, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology Talk given in March, 2015 Dr. David Goodstein explains why he predicts: “Civilization as we know it will come to an end sometime in this century, when the (fossil hydro-carbon) fuel runs out.” Dr. Goodstein alludes to … Read more

Climate Change

William Happer testimony to Senate Energy Committee on February 25, 2009 …Let me state clearly where I probably agree with the other witnesses. We have been in a period of global warming over the past 200 years, but there have been several periods, like the last ten years, when the warming has ceased, and there … Read more

Fusion Energy Science Research & Development – Why a New Path Forward is Needed

The conventional approaches to fusion have proven long and costly; the US Government does not have a coherent, unified approach to fusion energy Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is funded through the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) as a nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship activity. NNSA is adamant (when convenient) that NNSA’s mission does not include … Read more