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Saul Griffith: Climate Change Recalculated Good evening. How are we for signal, very good, I am Stewart Brand from the Long Now Foundation. You maybe wonder what this Twitter thing is about. This data, it turns out is helpful helpful for funders of Long Now and of these talks. They could find out what the sort of watershed of people that feeds into this of event is. How many people have been the one of these before? World Meteorology Water Crisis Hitting Food, Energy – And Everything Else Advancing Deserts, Africa, Development & Aid, Energy, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Natural Resources, Peace, Poverty & MDGs, Reframing Rio, United Nations, Water & Sanitation, World - How much water does it take to turn on a light? It took 10,000 litres to make your jeans. Another three big bathtubs of water was needed for your two-eggs-toast-coffee breakfast this morning. Piped water has made life easier for this Laotian boy, who no longer has to help his parents fetch water from afar. We are surrounded by an unseen world of water: furniture, houses, cars, roads, buildings – practically everything we use and make needs water. “There is no way to generate energy without water,” said Zafar Adeel, co-chair of the UN-Water Task Force on Water Security and director of the Institute for Water, Environment and Health in Canada. Even solar panels need regular washing to perform well.

Technology Deployment - Climate Action Planning Tool NREL's Climate Action Planning Tool provides a quick, basic estimate of how various technology options can contribute to an overall climate action plan for your research campus. Use the tool to identify which options will lead to the most significant reductions in consumption of fossil fuels and in turn meet greenhouse gas reduction goals. Gather baseline energy consumption dataEnter baseline data into the calculatorSet and adjust emissions and technology options goalsGenerate a report

The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media | Connecting scientists, journalists, and communicators Effects of Global Warming Redefining development: a new role for foundations | . Jay Naidoo 15 August 2012 I have participated in endless conferences about the business of development. I think back to our struggle against apartheid in the 1970s. We were triumphant but unrelenting repression smashed our fledgling aspirations. The emphasis on supply-side innovation and business models fails to understand or locate the role of the people. Ten years of working at a global level has shown me the fault lines in the modern system of development assistance. Worse still, recipients desperate for financial support take donor aid knowing that the chances of programme success are minimal. In third-wave democracies in sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, democratic transition has tended to worsen inequality and corruption and has failed to redress the very factors that brought it about. Then we are confronted by the caricature of a constant stream of celebrities to countries in the South to ‘raise awareness’ about social issues.

US Navy Pushes Solar Energy Storage Solution Batteries Published on December 1st, 2014 | by Tina Casey December 1st, 2014 by Tina Casey We just got wind of a major new oil industry campaign to tear down California’s clean energy rules, but we’re thinking these guys are going to be outflanked by the shockingly rapid growth of the energy storage sector. If you’re new to the topic, it may come as somewhat of a shock to see Navy and solar energy in the same sentence. Courtesy of Imergy Power Systems (image enhanced). Advanced Energy Storage And Vanadium Flow Batteries We’ll go over that anti-renewables campaign later this week, but for now let’s zero in on that energy storage angle. Like the name says, flow batteries generate a charge by the interaction of two liquids flowing next to each other. One challenge has been to compress the energy density of the system into a useful size. Vanadium flow battery (courtesy of Imergy Power Systems). The problem in terms of US energy independence is that we have no functioning vanadium mine.

Carbon Visuals: Home Global Warming First Mammal Species Goes Extinct Due to Climate Change The humble Bramble Cay melomys has disappeared from its island in the Great Barrier Reef. Climate Change Making Calendars Run Amok People in Central Asia are recalibrating their system of time to adapt to a changing ecosystem. The Great Energy Challenge The National Geographic initiative is a call to action to become actively involved, to learn more and do more—to change how we think about and consume energy so that we can all help tackle the big energy questions. U.S.'s First Official Climate Refugees Race Against Time A Native American tribe struggles to hold on to their culture while their land slips into the Gulf of Mexico. The Arctic Is Melting. Abstract: The task of providing for basic human necessities such as food, water, shelter, and employment is growing as the world’s population continues to expand amid climate destabilization. One of the greatest challenges to development and innovation is access to relevant knowledge for quick technological dissemination. However, with the rise and application of advanced information technologies there is a great opportunity for knowledge building, community interaction, innovation, and collaboration using various online platforms. This article examines the potential of a novel model to enable innovation for collaborative enterprise, learning, and appropriate technology development on a global scale. Keyword: innovations, technology transfer, developing countries, databases, experiential education, Intranet Citation: Pearce J., Albritton S., Grant G., Steed G., & Zelenika I. 2012. Introduction Examples of Community-Knowledge Building Using Information and Communication Technologies M.S.

Solar Industry Data Solar Industry Growing at a Record Pace Solar energy in the United States is booming. Along with our partners at GTM Research and The Solar Foundation, SEIA tracks trends and trajectories in the solar industry that demonstrate the diverse and sustained growth across the country. Below you will find charts and factoids that summarize the state of solar in the U.S. Solar Growth and the ITC The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has provided industry stability and growth since its initial passage in 2006. Solar as an Economic Engine Nearly 209,000 Americans work in solar - more than double the number in 2010 - at more than 9,000 companies in every U.S. state. Growth in Solar is led by Falling Prices The cost to install solar has dropped by more than 60% over the last 10 years, leading the industry to expand into new markets and deploy thousands of systems nationwide. Q2 2016 Solar Market Update: Key Takeaways Solar PV Price Breakdown The U.S Solar Industry is a 50 State Market U.S.