We can better prepare for future threats by seeing how we defeated past ones. Here we compare a certain doom from the past with one in our future.
Summary: After decades of promises about its potential, the window of opportunity is closing for nuclear power. Hated by the Left despite its carbon-free generation of electricity, their opposition plus decades of utilities' screw-ups have weakened it. New energy tech -- renewables and fracking -- appears to be finishing it off. The prediction of "too … Continue reading End of a dream as the nuclear power industry dies
Summary: The public policy choices we make about climate policy depend on the future that we expect. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how climate scenarios too often misrepresent what we know about our world and its likely futures. "Pielke on Climate" - part 3 of 3. The Politics of Inconceivable Scenarios. By … Continue reading Roger Pielke Jr.: the politics of unlikely climate scenarios
Summary: The internet overflows with commentary about climate change, much by scientists. Yet all this talk generates more heat than light. Here's a small but telling example, about an IPCC finding that should be a standard note in articles about Obama's Clean Power Plan -- but is ignored by journalists and so little known. "Ignorance … Continue reading The hidden but important IPCC foundation for Obama’s Clean Power Plan
Summary: This is part 2, following yesterday's post, What's causing the crash in oil prices? Today we look to the future. Oil prices will rise again. Let's not waste this opportunity to prepare. . Contents The bottom line: oil prices will rise again. When should we prepare for peak oil? For More Information. . (5) … Continue reading Prepare now, for oil prices will rise again.