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(background in hydrometeorology, climate research, aviation weather forecasting, automated observing networks and the impacts of air pollution on health.)
Earth's atmosphere is made up of many different gases, some of which are “greenhouse” gases. They are called that because they effectively act like a greenhouse or a layer of insulation for Earth: they trap heat and warm the planet.
When nuclear power makes the news, it's often for all the wrong reasons. The disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima, a geing infrastructure in current plants, the spiralling costs of building new ones, and the unsolved issue of nuclear waste. And yet…
USA has the most operational nuclear reactors on the planet – 96.and last year nuclear energy made up about 20% of the country’s electricity generation.
France has 58 nuclear reactors, produce about 75% of the country’s electricity.
Cities will be the front lines in fighting climate change, according to new research released today, both oversized contributors to the problem, but also, with the right policy, potential saviors when it comes to cutting carbon emissions. Towards a…
Bill Pugsley 27 cities around the globe have already seen their emission peak, suggesting it is possible to combine growth and emissions reductions.
The New York Times
– Dec 7, 2015, 10:48 AM
This is an article from Turning Points, a magazine that explores what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead. Turning Point: Countries pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Global warming, drought, migration and population…
The first signs of trouble were similar to those 78 years ago, when Imperial Japan became the first foreign power to launch direct attacks on Australian soil. The steady gain of power in the South Pacific, eroding the defences of small island…
Bill PugsleySome thought provoking points made in this article from the view of climate change as the third superpower. From the Australian Defence Magazine