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BraveNewClimate. Arguments from Global Warming Skeptics and what the science really says. Time to stop hiding behind warming trends. Dr Rajendra Pachauri, head of the IPCC, has reportedly acknowledged to Graham Lloyd of The Australian, that there is a “17-year pause in global temperature rises”, a fact that apparently has been suppressed in Australia. Dr Pauchauri endorses debate, saying that people had a right to question the science, whatever their motivations. But according to Lloyd, Pachauri’s views contrast with arguments in Australia that views outside the orthodox position of approved climate scientists should be left unreported. Am I an “approved” climate scientist? Because I don’t hold that view, nor do I know any who does. Lloyd makes this claim: unlike in Britain, there has been little publicity in Australia given to recent acknowledgement by peak climate-science bodies in Britain and the US of what has been a 17-year pause in global warming.

This is the Met Office’s latest five-year forecast shown below. Click to enlarge But that’s not the only thing that frustrates me. Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time. Sustainable Solutions for Global Concerns. Eprida is a technology development firm offering consulting, equipment design and technology licensing. We do not manufacture biochar but do provide a Technical Evaluation Report for your feedstock and process as well as the data needed for environmental permitting.

What are the optimal process conditions (temperature, pressure, time, particle size, heating rate) needed by your feedstocks to produce fuels, biochar and other higher value co-products? Our laboratory services can provide information on the economic viability of using your feedstock with different process technologies as well as sample quantities for a range of laboratory analysis. Through our third party contract bench scale testing services we can simulate nature's thermal methods for biomass conversion, as well as those available from the range of pyrolysis vendors. Our methods address the global issues faced by all life: More Detailed Business Explanation.

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UK | Scotland | Seaweed farms 'could fuel future' Pilot seaweed and algae farms are needed to assess Scotland's marine biomass potential, experts have urged. The recommendation comes in a report on using biomass for heating and fuel while avoiding the use of valuable agricultural land. Scientists want to see pilot farms and research into the most energy-rich types of seaweed. The report was carried out by the Scottish Association for Marine Science for The Crown Estate. Prof Mike Cowling, science and research manager at The Crown Estate, said: "Given Scotland's rugged western coastline and island groups, and relatively clean seas, it is sensible to examine the farming of seaweeds and sustainable harvesting of natural supplies as a source of energy, to heat our homes and fuel our vehicles.

"Heating and transport make up around three quarters of our energy use so it's vital that we find new ways of meeting that demand. Renewable Energy. Waste to Energy.

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Bank of I.D.E.A.S. e-Newsletter. Sustainable Living Calendar - Australia. Home - Clean Energy Regulator – Renewable Energy Target. Water - mainly about fresh water. Climate change. RealClimate. By Eric Steig Along with various Seattle business and community leaders, city planners and politicians, a large group of scientists from the University of Washington got a chance to preview the new film, An Inconvenient Truth, last week. The film is about Al Gore’s efforts to educate the public about global warming, with the goal of creating the political will necessary for the United States to take the lead in efforts to lower global carbon emissions.

It is an inspiring film, and is decidedly non-partisan in its outlook (though there are a few subtle references to the Bush administration’s lack of leadership on this and other environmental issues). Since Gore is rumored to be a fan of RealClimate, we thought it appropriate to give our first impressions. Much of the footage in Inconvenient Truth is of Al Gore giving a slideshow on the science of global warming. Sound boring? Well, yes, a little. How well does the film handle the science? In short: this film is worth seeing. Climate change threatening the Southern Ocean. The 2007 Malcolm McIntosh Lecture looks at the influence of oceans on weather and climate. CSIRO scientists are observing changes in ocean temperatures, ocean chemistry and global sea levels. The impact of climate change on marine biodiversity is becoming more apparent. To reduce this impact, urgent action needs to be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stabilise global warming. (7:54) 2 December 2009 | Updated 25 November 2011 In this vodcast, we meet four marine scientists from CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship who are conducting research for the Australian Climate Change Science Program on the impacts on our oceans of increased carbon dioxide in the air.

The scientists explain the evidence for ocean warming and acidification, the increase in strengths of major warm-water currents, changes in the productivity of marine ecosystems, and shifts in the distribution and abundance of species. Read more about the Australian Climate Change Science Program. Representative concentration pathways. : Opening the future : Nature Climate Change. It took more than two years to hash out the first step in the IPCC's new approach to scenarios: choosing a handful of emissions trajectories, known as representative carbon pathways (RCPs). The RCPs then became the basis for new runs of the latest climate models. In parallel, the RCPs are also intended to be focal points for research on socio-economic scenarios, to see what kinds of developments might take the world along each pathway.

The IPCC authors chose four emissions trajectories to focus on, and have labelled them based on how much heating they would produce at the end of the century — 8.5, 6, 4.5 and 2.6 watts per square metre (W m−2). They chose four trajectories to avoid the common misconception that the middle scenario is the most likely. The range covered by the RCPs is wider than that contemplated in previous IPCC reports, partly reflecting a general shift in outlook to one where possible future emissions trajectories look more extreme than they did a decade ago. Climatic Research Unit email controversy. World: Forecast. Global warming. Global mean land-ocean temperature change from 1880 to 2014, relative to the 1951–1980 mean. The black line is the annual mean and the red line is the 5-year running mean. The green bars show uncertainty estimates. Source: NASA GISS. The map shows the 10-year average (2000–2009) global mean temperature anomaly relative to the 1951–1980 mean. The largest temperature increases are in the Arctic and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Source: NASA Earth Observatory[1] Fossil fuel related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions compared to five of the IPCC's "SRES" emissions scenarios. Global warming and climate change can both refer to the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects, although climate change can also refer to any historic change in climate. Scientific understanding of the cause of global warming has been increasing. Climate model projections were summarized in the 2013 Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the IPCC. Greenhouse gases. Climate change: The sad road from Kyoto to Durban. Carbon Tracing - Bridging the gap between Carbon and Finance. Goals for a Critical Thinking Curriculum.

An Outline of Goals for a Critical Thinking Curriculum and Its Assessment 1Robert H. Ennis, University of Illinois, UC (Revised 6/20/02) E-mail: rhennis@uiuc.edu Web site: Critical thinking, as the term is generally used these days, roughly means reasonable and reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do. 2 In doing such thinking, one is helped by the employment of a set of critical thinking dispositions and abilities that I shall outline, and that can serve as a set of comprehensive goals for a critical thinking curriculum and its assessment.

Pedagogical and psychometric usefulness, not elegance or mutual exclusiveness, is the purpose of this outline. It could be used for an overall critical thinking curriculum outline, or as a comprehensive table of specifications for critical thinking assessment. In practice, one will ordinarily select portions to emphasize. It is only a critical thinking content outline. Dispositions 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. Okeanos. Ushahidi :: Home. Background & Strategy. BioSyngas’ core business is developing biomass, biogas and natural gas fed power generation plants. BioSyngas’ business model involves project identification, the securing of feedstock, site and power offtake commercial agreements and power generation plant design, engineering and development. Employing various funding, operating and maintenance models including Build, Own, Operate. BioSyngas’ strategy centres on the Company developing multiple small scale (1.5 to 25) MW power generation plants, supplying power to specific customers or clusters of offtakers, such as in industrial parks under long term agreements.

These types of plants are often referred to as embedded or ‘behind the meter’ plants. BioSyngas has identified a number of locations in Australia where conditions are ideally suited for these projects. The Company’s investment to date and Intellectual Property developed lies in: Click image for larger view of BioSyngas' Core business. Click image for BioSyngas CTL business model.