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[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,691 views]
Now What?

For many people, they may now be wondering what all the Copenhagen fuss was about. The politicians gave us plenty of words but were completely lacking in action. As the Greenpeace slogan says ‘Politicians Talk – Leaders Act’.

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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,727 views]
Act in your daily life to reduce CO2 emmision

Greenhouse gas emission in metropolitan area could immediately drop by 10% if every citizen can
Keeps room temperature at maximum of 21 degrees Celsius, especially during the coldest days of the year - 3%
Reduces driving distances (in terms of kilometres) by 20 percent by walking, cycling and using public transport - 2%
Replaces regular light bulbs with energy efficient lamps - 1.5%
Uses power-saving settings on one’s computer at home and work - 1.5%
Shuts down all electrical equipment that is not in use, including equipment in standby mode, and switches off the lights in the rooms where no one is - 1%
Studies how to drive in an energy-economic way - 1%
The effect of these measures on the emissions would total
- 10%
This global belongs to every human beings, so all of us should ACT NOW. Just do them NOW :)

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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,819 views]
Is the climate really changing?

In Africa:

Floods and droughts can occur in the same area within months of each other. Those events can easily lead to famine and widespread disruption of socio-economic well-being. High temperature throughout the continent and in all seasons compared with global average. Decrease precipitation in much of Mediterranean African, Northern Sahara and Southern Africa (75-220 million people will face water shortage by 2020) But increase precipitation in East Africa. Meanwhile there comes more and more extreme events, like droughts floods…Also agriculture got hit as well, the production severely compromised due to loss of land, shorter growing seasons. The net revenues from crops could fall by 90% by 2100. Last but not the least, climate change caused health problems too! Alteration of spatial and temporal transmission of disease vectors, including malaria, dengue fever, meningitis, cholera, etc.

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[14 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,785 views]
Thoughts after weekend in Bright Green

My personal thought after attending Bright Green at the weekend is: COP-15 is not only a summit for politician, it is more to common people and business as well.

If you have ever been to the hall of Bright Green, you will find more and more individuals and corporations are getting involved in this global issue. They are leading the new business concept–Being environmental.

Now I would like to introduce somethings that are making the concrete progress:

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[14 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,414 views]
Science and politics at COP15: convergence still out of sight

Interview with Daniel Kammen, lead author of IPCC report section on Renewable Energies
 
Noize from the Future worked on Saturday as well, to deliver you fresh, interesting and insightful pieces of news. This morning we met Daniel Kammen, leading author of the IPCC renewable energy policy report. Below you can also find the video of his speech in front of the Copenhagen Climate Congress plenary in March 2009.
 
Q: On Copenhagen Climate Council’s webpage you say that “The scientific verdict on climate change is long-since decided; we must act now, not in …

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[13 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,474 views]
Capture and storing CO2

Together, fossil fuel power plants and heavy industry are the largest emitters of CO2, accounting for 52% of total CO2 emissions worldwide or around 15 billion tonnes of CO2 per year. It is these large fixed emitters that need to be most urgently addressed. The constant demand for energy means power plants are running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A single 1000 MW coal plant produces 6 million tonnes of CO2 ever year over an average lifetime of 40 years. The figures speaks for themselves. Too much CO2 is leading to global warming and this in turn is causing climate change. The world’s leading scientists have confirmed that unless the rise in average global temperature is kept below 2 degree centigrade, devastating and irreversible climate changes will occur.

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[13 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 277 views]
acidification of oceans

Since the industrial revolution we had introduced into oceans more than 1 billion ton of CO2! This is totally ruining the marine ecosystem equilibrium.

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[12 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,496 views]
Innovations in the COP-15

This is a company mainly made new bio-coal. This bio-coal has the same or greater energy content/calorific value as fossil coal but without the pollution side effects. Itis a pound-forpound replacement for fossil coal. Depending on the feedstock used in making it, bio-Coal has either a carbon-negative or carbon-neutral value. It can be used in exactly same way that fossil coal is used, and it is specifically designed for use in the existing fossil coal-burning infrastructure without retrofits. This means that any power plant, or factory that burns fossil coal can immediately meet their emissions level reductions without any retrofitting, loss of productivity, down time, or service to its customers. Any coal-fired electric power station can immediately reduce its CO2 and other GHG emissions by directly co-firing bio-Coal with fossil coal in any ratio percentage, or a company can completely replace fossil coal with bio-Coal and achieve a carbon-negative or carbon neutral operation. Bio-Coal will lower any electric power generation station’s total CO2 and GHG emissions by the proportion or ratio in which it is used.

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[12 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,986 views]
Buzzzz… Here comes the debate for ICT and IP rights.

This is the scene of the panel discussion of ICT and IP for Climate Change solutions: a symphony of clicking on laptops on a certain corner of the room, basically everyone was well-groomed in their business suit, wearing identical facial expressions while speakers were making their speeches. Seated on the panel are dignified men in suits with an almost natural authoritative charisma generated from their unquestionable experience in the industry. A small, very much marginalised group of climate concerned individuals with social backgrounds, agricultural interests or a sceptic such as myself were scattered in the room…

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[11 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,982 views]
Pushing forward the frontiers… from COP-15 into space!

There are talks that COP-15 lacks scientific background regarding its main focus – the issue of climate change. However, if you visit the exhibition “Space for Earth” and observe the realistic model of the newest “CryoSat-2”, you may have to rethink your point of view.