Chapter 1 – IPCC (UN) Report

“Sustainable development and a 1.5°C warmer world is noted with high confidence that ‘equity is an integral dimension of sustainable development’ and that ‘mitigation and adaptation measures can strongly affect broader sustainable development and  equity objectives’ (Fleurbaey et al., 2014) My translation:  The appearance of equal treatment in any development billed as sustainable must be integral …

*Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Summary and Report*

Global Warming of 1.5 °C an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.     Headline Statements A. Understanding …

Fifth Assessment Summary

FIFTH ASSESSMENT REPORT   Concept notes on Cross-Cutting issues Consistent Evaluation of Uncertainties and Risks (CCM) Background and scope The quality of the uncertainty guidance notes for AR4 was recognized, but it was noted that their application has been uneven across and within Working Groups. Aspects of risks have not been treated consistently among Working …

The IPCC Global Warming Report spares politicians the worst details – 15 years left

New Technologies to Corral Global Warming - IEEE Sinking Cities in the Wake of Global Warming - Prevention By Bob Ward for The Guardian 09OCT18 "A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms the enormous wisdom that governments showed in Paris in December 2015, when they agreed to the goal of “pursuing efforts” to …

The “Mystery” of Observing neutral Sodium [NaI] and ionized Calcium [CaII] Solar Absorption Spectra as “Light”

If you look at the spectrum of the Sun, you see there are black bands in the image.  These gaps in the spectrum where there is no light emitted are called absorption lines. Other astronomical sources (and also light sources you can test in a lab) are found to create spectra that show little intensity at …

“The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”, the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses” Nobel Prize in …