Monthly Archives: October 2014

Back to Sustainable Energy Transition: Scenarios and Progress

The IPCC’s original charge is as follows: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Back to the Sustainable Energy Transition: The Physics of Sustainability and Some Tweets About it.

In the last blog I strongly advocated simplifying the conversation about climate change, focusing on how we can get from the present “business as usual” scenario to an “environmentally friendly” scenario that will not result in an environment inhospitable to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Make it Simple, Please!

Many years ago, I was invited to a small gathering of scientists that did work on solar cells. The invitation came from the Department of Energy (DOE), which coordinates funding to these projects. The conference was focused on creating a … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Assessment: Fall 2014

In my July 8, 2014 blog, I promised to check in with four self-assessment reports throughout the year, at the following times: The commemorations of the American and French Revolutions (first two weeks of July) The Jewish religion’s holy day, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments