Wikileaks: USA spying on Japanese climate officials

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Wikileaks has published a disturbing claim, that the US NSA have been monitoring Japanese government internal deliberations on Climate Change. According to Wikileaks; Target Tokyo PRESS RELEASE Today, Friday 31 July 2015, 9am CEST, WikiLeaks publishes “Target Tokyo”, 35 Top Secret NSA targets in Japan including the Japanese cabinet and…

Models need to include ocean upwelling-downwelling responses to improve hurricane forecasts

From the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE Study offers new insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport Researchers study currents that fuel hurricanes and transport pollutants to coastal beaches MIAMI – As tropical storm Isaac was gaining momentum toward the Mississippi River in August 2012, University of Miami (UM) researchers were…

Making better solar panels by mimicking butterfly posture

From the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER Butterflies heat up the field of solar research The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. A team of experts from the University of Exeter has examined new techniques for generating photovoltaic (PV) energy…

The Mathematics of Carbon Dioxide Part 3

Guest essay by Mike Jonas Introduction This article is the third in a series of four articles. Part 1 of the series (Part 1) is here Part 2 of the series (Part 2) is here In Part 1, simple mathematical formulae were developed to emulate the carbon dioxide (CO2.) contribution to global temperature change, as…

European Renewable Energy performance for 2014 falls far short of claims

Guest essay by Ed Hoskins Summary: By 2014 European Union countries had invested approximately €1 trillion, €1000,000,000,000, in large scale Renewable Energy installations. This has provided a nameplate electrical generating capacity of about 216 Gigawatts, nominally about ~22% of the total European generation needs of about 1000 Gigawatts. The actual measured output by 2014 from data supplied by the…