Physics & Society: July 2012

The Future of Low-Carbon Transportation Fuels
Christopher Yang and Sonia Yeh
A Blue Ribbon Commission's Proposal for Breaking the Nuclear Waste Stalemate
Susanne E. Vandenbosch and Robert Vandenbosch
Forum News
FPS-Hosted Sessions at APS March Meeting
Brian Schwartz
FPS-Hosted Sessions at APS April Meeting
Cameron Reed
Letters On “American Physics, Climate Change, and Energy,”
Arthur Smith, Philip L. Taylor and Wallace Manheimer
Distracted: The erosion of attention and the coming dark age
Reviewed by Frank Lock
The Inquisition of Climate Science
Reviewed by William H. Ingham

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