`The Quest' by Daniel Yergin: A great job but we need more

I recently read Daniel Yergin’s fascinating book The Quest. It’s a panoramic view of the global energy industry. For me personally, many parts were familiar territory. But many parts were new to me, and the overall integration of the story was valuable. I encourage every non-specialist (like me) who is curious about energy to . . . → Read More: `The Quest’ by Daniel Yergin: A great job but we need more

Is a Great Big New Tax Such a Bad Idea?

‘Where have you been? Have you been hiding from me?’ I saw it was Jim speaking when I looked up from reading the paper. I hadn’t exactly been avoiding him, but then I hadn’t really missed not seeing him for a few months.

Jim asked me if I could give him a lift home. . . . → Read More: Is a Great Big New Tax Such a Bad Idea?

McCain, Obama and the Future of Science

Although many in the science community have longed to see the presidential candidates debate their stance on numerous science topics, other problems have taken precedence. There are some things, however, that we know regarding how the major-party candidates believe scientific issues should be handled in the coming years.

Climate Change

Climate change, for instance, . . . → Read More: McCain, Obama and the Future of Science