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Joe Biden Recruits Tom Steyer As His Climate Change Guru

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has recruited former Clinton and Obama administration official Carol Browner and billionaire activist Tom Steyer to advise his campaign on climate change. Steyer, once Biden’s rival for the Democrat nomination,…

Floating Solar Industry Pulls Together To Develop Recommended Practices

Floating solar power plants have gone from a super niche sector of the solar market in 2012 and 2013 to a pretty popular option in 2020. It’s still not anywhere near as mature as on-land utility-scale solar power, though, so it seems sensible to pull the industry together and collect useful tips and experience for a set of recommended practices

A Winning Trifecta For Climate Science And Rationality

First, there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Schellenberger’s Apocalypse Never. All three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized the…

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‘Apocalypse Never’ Review: False Gods For Lost Souls

There is a recurring puzzle in the history of the environmental movement: Why do green activists keep promoting policies that are harmful not only to humans but also to the environment? Michael Shellenberger is determined to solve this problem, and…

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Why are plants green?

When sunlight shining on a leaf changes rapidly, plants must protect themselves from the ensuing sudden surges of solar energy. To cope with these changes, photosynthetic organisms have developed numerous tactics. Scientists have been unable, however, to identify the underlying design principle. A physicist has now constructed a model that reproduces a general feature of photosynthetic light harvesting, observed across many photosynthetic organisms.

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Why are plants green?

When sunlight shining on a leaf changes rapidly, plants must protect themselves from the ensuing sudden surges of solar energy. To cope with these changes, photosynthetic organisms have developed numerous tactics. Scientists have been unable, however, to identify the underlying design principle. A physicist has now constructed a model that reproduces a general feature of photosynthetic light harvesting, observed across many photosynthetic organisms.

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Why are plants green?

When sunlight shining on a leaf changes rapidly, plants must protect themselves from the ensuing sudden surges of solar energy. To cope with these changes, photosynthetic organisms have developed numerous tactics. Scientists have been unable, however, to identify the underlying design principle. A physicist has now constructed a model that reproduces a general feature of photosynthetic light harvesting, observed across many photosynthetic organisms.

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The IEA’s Sustainability Plan Is Not Sustainable

Governments of the world, take note. The International Energy Agency has a plan for you. If you take the sage advice of the agency’s technocrats, you will do your citizens a huge favor as you struggle to recover from the…

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NYTimes Debunked: Climate Change NOT Causing Pregnancy Risks

The New York Times published a sensationalist June 18 article claiming a new study shows climate change is causing premature, underweight, and stillborn babies. Google News posted the Times article, titled “Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers…

Emissions Are Surging Back as Countries and States Reopen – The New York Times

After a drastic decline this spring, global greenhouse gas emissions are now rebounding sharply, scientists reported, as countries relax their coronavirus lockdowns and traffic surges back onto roads. It’s a stark reminder that even as the pandemic rages, the world…