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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.

Time to stop hiding behind warming trends

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? Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time. Sustainable Solutions for Global Concerns.

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Seaweed farms 'could fuel future' Pilot seaweed and algae farms are needed to assess Scotland's marine biomass potential, experts have urged.

Seaweed farms 'could fuel future'

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. Renewable Energy. Waste to Energy.

Ocean Cities - New Earth - the holdfast

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.

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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. Climate change threatening the Southern Ocean. The 2007 Malcolm McIntosh Lecture looks at the influence of oceans on weather and climate.

Climate change threatening the Southern Ocean

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. 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).

Representative concentration pathways. : Opening the future : Nature Climate Change

The RCPs then became the basis for new runs of the latest climate models. 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.

Global warming

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. 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.

Goals for a Critical Thinking Curriculum

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. Okeanos. Ushahidi. 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.

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