Category Archives: climate

More hope for fusion energy?

As I have said before, I still hope for fusion energy, but feel like it will forever be 15 years in the future. But TAE Technologies, who is either one of the biggest startup failures waiting to happen – having … Continue reading

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Ways to talk about extreme weather

Climate change is real and I am convinced humans are at least partly the cause of that. However, the story does not necessarily extend to extreme weather. For example, the number of tropical storms and landfalling hurricanes have been on … Continue reading

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I still hope for fusion energy

And yet, I still believe that we are at a stage where it is forever 15 years in the future. This, in spite of hopeful messages in recent research, like those in “Validating the physics behind the new MIT-designed fusion … Continue reading

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Sea-level rise

Let’s get back to climate change for a short while: There now seems to be a model to actually explain sea-level rise from 1900 till today. The good news is that the current prediction models from 1950 onwards appear to … Continue reading

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Didn’t see that coming

I get the feeling that I should have. Some time ago, while looking into the extreme claims by Extinction Rebellion about Climate Change, I saw this clip of BBC’s Andrew Neil interviewing XR’s spokesperson, Zion Lights: (Youtube) Lights does not … Continue reading

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Sustainable uranium?

I am convinced that we need to focus on nuclear energy to get our CO2 emissions under control. In fact, if we are ever to get the level of CO2 in the atmosphere down again, we need to not only … Continue reading

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Cost of climate

These days I am seeing people celebrating the temporary drops in emissions, because of their benefits to the climate. They are celebrating thousands of deaths for an insubstantial and temporary drop in emissions, that will barely have any impact on … Continue reading

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Pollution

Ever since the start of the industrial revolution, it has been obvious that economy is tightly coupled with pollution. We are doing our best to decouple it but it is extremely hard and it is absolutely impossible to do it … Continue reading

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Apparently I was a pessimist

Recent developments in climate models seem to rule out the most pessimistic, worst-case scenarios for global warming, the RCP8.5. It also looks like my previous belief that we would end up with 3.1°C temperature increase was too pessimistic, as now … Continue reading

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Not evenly distributed, yet

I am paraphrasing William Gibson’s The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed Researchers did a 5+ millenia tree-ring temperature record for southern South America and found that temperatures had varied greatly in that period (no … Continue reading

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