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(background in hydrometeorology, climate research, aviation weather forecasting, automated observing networks and the impacts of air pollution on health.)
To prevent severe climate change we need to rapidly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The world emits around 50 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases each year [measured in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq)]. To figure out how we can most…
Bill Pugsleyalmost 3/4s of emissions come from energy use; almost 1/5 from agriculture and land use [this increases to 1/4 when we consider the food system as a whole – including processing, packaging, transport and retail]; and 8% from industry and waste.
As part of our “ Perspectives on Infrastructure ” series, Sue Kershaw, Managing Director of Costain's transport division commented on the inevitable shift of revenues for road funding being based on usage rather than taxation.
Bill Pugsley'When it comes to funding structures, the trend will inevitably continue to be towards revenues sourced from usage rather than taxation-With autonomous and electric cars, the old model of taxation at the pump is just outdated.'
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'A team of Italian researchers found a broad consensus emerge from more than 250 scientific articles: urban noise pollution causes a variety of psychological, cardiovascular, and other health disorders — and the experts estimated that it…
Bill Pugsley 'only 65.5 percent of Europeans are routinely exposed to traffic noises above 50 decibels, but 97 percent of Americans live with that level of constant ruckus from our car-dominated road network.'
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O'Regan says Canadians have to be open to the idea of more nuclear power generation if this country is to meet the carbon emissions reduction targets it agreed…
Bill PugsleyNo form of energy production is risk-free. Hydroelectric dams threaten fish and wildlife habitat. Shifting to hydrogen as an energy source for industry requires pipelines to move the fuel across the country. Nuclear power plants produce radioactive waste.