News of the month.
A recent statement by
Sir David King, the Government's chief scientific advise has shown that
the real and serious issues surrounding environmental impact by humans
is a far greater threat to world stability and human survival than the
threat of terrorism which the United States Government is leading us
all to believe. "In my
view, climate change is the most severe problem that we are facing today,
more serious even than the threat of terrorism," Sir David says.
terms of the real danger to humans and our security, stability and quality
of life, the effect our Humans in general are having on the planets eco
systems is a real and concerning problem.
Mr King said "Poor people
in developing countries are likely to be most vulnerable. For instance,
by 2080, if we assume continuing growth rates in consumption of fossil
fuels, the numbers of additional people exposed to frequent flooding in
the river delta areas of the world would be counted in hundreds of millions
assuming no adaptation measures were implemented."
If nothing is done,
the effects of global warming will kill many more people than terrorism.
David says. "As the world's only remaining
superpower, the United States is accustomed to leading internationally
coordinated action. But the US government is failing to take up the challenge
of global warming.
This has been quite clearly demonstrated in recent times
by the United States, for example, when it pulled out and undermined the
Kyoto treaty/ Kyoto protocol, which is trying to debate and tackle the
threat of global warming.
The US is administration seems really scared that
in having a sound environmental policy and a sustainable energy approach,
they in turn will suffer economically. This seems to be unjustified and
rather far fetched to us at Green Isp.
"The United Kingdom is responsible for only 2 per
cent of the world's emissions, the United States for more than 20 per
cent (although it contains only 4 per cent of the world's population),"
Sir David says.
Ironically, the United States is one of the leading
countries in the word when it comes to sustainable energy technologies,
including Passive and Photo-voltaic Solar and Fuel Cell.
What needs to
happen now is for their administration to embrace it and face up to it's
sources: on Reading the Independent
Shell's reserves lower than thought.
Shell, one of the worlds largest oil companies ( top 5) has announced
that it believes it's oil reserves are a lot less than the had previously
Shell now estimates it's proved reserves of oil and gas at 20%
lower than previously thought, and is expected to announce its reserves
have shrunk from 19bn barrels to just 15bn at its annual review sometime
This means that there is now enough oil and gas in Shell's
reserves to last just another 10 years, this really has come as a shock
to a lot of analysts and experts, especially as Shell are world's third-largest
listed oil company.
This really does make very clear the need for a more
sustainable and renewable energy policy throughout the world especially
in countries like the UK and the United States, which rely heavily on
oil and gas for the strength of their economy.
This has now prompted ratings
agencies to scrutinize the other top leading oil companies like BP, ExxonMobil
and ChevronTexaco in a hope that they will disclose details and information
on fields they class as proved reserves.
All we can do is wail and see.
Watch this space for more info.
Here comes the renewable and sustainable revolution
The North Hoyle Major Offshore Windfarm
has just recently started to turn it's majestic turbine blades.
The power of the wind started to turn the massive 39
metre blades just a few weeks ago.
About 5 miles off the north wales coast, National Wind
Power have developed this 30 turbine wind farm, which has the capacity
to produce enough electricity for about 50,000 homes which equates to
close to 60 Megawatts.
For more info click
A Canadian inventor has come up with
a way of generating electricity using water pushed through very small
tubes, and will be suitable for small electronic appliances like radios
and mobile phones.
this link for more info.