Monday, 18 June 2007

What should we be doing about Climate Change?

What, if anything, should we be doing about climate change?
Should we be protesting in the streets?
Why are we still driving our SUVs?

Come and listen to the debate.
Have your say.

Craig Scott
Environmental Projects Officer
Derby City Council

Ed Sears
Derby Campaign against Climate Change

DerbySciBAr
Monday 25th June, 6.00 pm
at FIVE LAMPS
25 Duffield Road
Derby DE1 3BH
01332 341066
www.myspace.com/fivelamps

Take part live on-line at www.derbyscibar.org.uk

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Space Weather

The weather on Earth is influenced by changes in the Sun through the process called "Space Weather." This video produced by the European Space Agency is broadcast by EUX TV.

Influence from space?

Other useful EUX TX programmes on climate change are:

Climate change & aviation
EU Summit report
Brussels demonstration (March)
Energy Globe

Thursday, 24 May 2007

Climate Graphs

The following graphs might be useful.
The first shows temperature variation and carbon dioxide levels over the past 420 thousand years. Clearly these graphs are related.














The second graph shows the maximum IPCC prediction of climate change for the next 100 years. It is clearly way beyond anything we have seen for nearly half a million years.

Skeptics Point of View

For the point of view of those skeptical about the link between greenhouse gases and climate change see the following:


http://www.ees.nmt.edu/~ranck/hot.html

Monday, 14 May 2007

What is causing climate change?

At 18:00 on 28th May university tutor and writer on sustainable development Rosamund Aubrey talked about "What is causing climate change?".

If you have any questions or suggestions about what we should discuss at the event, comment on this post.

Rosamund Aubrey writes on sustainable development. She will discuss the absolute biological imperative that we need to live sustainably on Earth. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report (2005) noted there is established, but incomplete evidence, that changes being made to our ecosystem are increasingly the likelihood of non-linear changes that will have significant consequences for human well being.
This, coupled with our use of ‘natural capital’ (environmental or ecological capital), which is subject to the first and second laws of thermodynamics, means we need to rethink how we live on this planet if we are to have a long term future.

The big questions are – what can we do about it? and Are we prepared to do anything about it?

Venue

The Five Lamps is at 25 Duffield Road, Derby DE1 2BH. Tele 01332 341066.
There is a map on Google Maps.

Five Lamps' menu is available on line and timed meals can be booked in advance.

The event begins at 6 pm and the normal Five Lamps Film Evening (showing locally produced work) will follow at 9 pm.

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Testing Camstreams

At present (Sunday 13-5-7) we are testing whether the webcast is working with both sound and images. It seems that the sound keeps getting lost. We'd like to know if you can hear us. Please reply to this blog entry and let us known