There’s plenty of press today about the National Ignition Facility (NIF), an ambitious project to drive fusion energy using a massive array of super-powerful lasers. If this sounds like some sort of devious James Bond plot, you’re not too far off: NIF’s primary job is to verify that the United State’s nuclear stockpile is working well.
Cross posted from Nature Climate Feedback. The world’s most wanted terrorist has blamed the west for not doing enough to fight climate change. In an audio tape Al Jazeera says it has obtained from Osama bin Laden, the Al-Qaeda leader says climate change is real, and calls it the result of economic globalization. “This is a message to the whole world about those responsible for climate change and its repercussions – whether intentionally or unintentionally – and about the action we must take,” says bin Laden. “Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury – the phenomenon … Read more
Micronesia has successfully forced an independent review of plans for a power plant in the Czech Republic, many thousands of kilometres away from its own borders.
The University of East Anglia broke the law when dealing with requests for climate data, according to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.