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Yin and Yang

Consilience. The word of the day, Year, Decade or Epoch? I recently [briefly] participated in a planning session and debate [through my WhaleSongServices consultancy business ] with an ex-colleague and some of his senior/executive staff regarding particular public policy challenges for a Government Department in the near to medium term [5-10 years] and the broader strategic needs of their planning. We…

Ludovico Einaudi has turned eight million voices into music, Elegy for the Arctic, specially composed to help protect the arctic. Greenpeace says: He performed this piece for the first time — in front of a magnificent surging glacier — the music echoed across the ice, a moment that will remain in our minds forever.The timing of Einaudi’s performance is not…

Cape Grim - CO2

...both metaphorically and now, perhaps literally. The Age reports on the CSIRO findings: Within the next couple of weeks, a remote part of north-western Tasmania is likely to grab headlines around the world as a major climate change marker is passed. The aptly named Cape Grim monitoring site jointly run by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology will witness the first…

There's nothing like evidenced-based public policy... News that the CSIRO plan to cut over 100 jobs from the agency’s climate science staff. Wide-spread opinion fears cuts to the CSIRO’s climate modelling and measuring research will breach Australia’s obligations under the recent Paris agreement and will result in huge costs to the economy. News reports here, here, here, here and here . Australia’s Climate Council has published…

Some thoughts for the new year... The. Hottest. Twelve. Months. EVER...   2015 was Earth’s hottest year by record-wide margin https://t.co/smkEn7VzRz via @NOAA #HottestYear pic.twitter.com/yXrpysDQmQ — Climate Council (@climatecouncil) January 21, 2016 2015 was the hottest year on record globally. Climate change was a major factor in driving the record-breaking heat in 2015 worldwide. The global average temperature for 2015 was…

Climate

Where were you on November 11th 2015? Bob Henson [ @bhensonweather ] writing in Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog just last week, makes the observation: The daily average concentration of carbon dioxide in the air that day at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory was 399.68 parts per million. On November 12 it rose to 401.64 ppm, and it’s quite possible that we’ll never see another day in…

NOAA Coral Reef Watch NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) has developed a new set of experimental 5-km Regional Virtual Stations (211 total). The Regional Virtual Stations represent a change in the way we have looked at Virtual Station data in the past. They have been designed to take advantage of higher resolution data while simultaneously providing comprehensive and collective information on all…

Yes, think about this for a moment. N. E. G. A. T. I. V. E. spot-price for electricity. Policy, expenditure, loan-term investment; all predicated on an underlying assumption of markets. Beware the paradigm shift...The impossible just happened in Texas http://t.co/lBxA5q4cyK #strandedassets— Bill (@billcoppinger) September 20, 2015LinksUtility Dive - ERCOT prices in to negativeERCOTOriginal Article - Slate.comBusiness Insider

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