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Synergistic Technologies for Energy Futures

My vision for energy futures involves the emergence of synergistic technologies. Implementation in the real world can only succeed with cost competitive products. High temperature modular nuclear providing baseload electricity but also – at periods of lower demand – electricity … Continue reading

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An Earnest Discovery of Climate Causality

It is hypothesised that upwelling in the Pacific Ocean is modulated by solar activity over periods of decades to millennia – with profound impacts on communities and ecosystems globally.  The great resonant systems of the Pacific respond at variable periods … Continue reading

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Restoring agricultural soils for profit, biodiversity and climate resilience

===Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and cement production – from 1750 to 2011 – was about 365 billion metric tonnes as carbon (GtC), with another 180 GtC from deforestation and agriculture.   Of this 545 GtC, about 240 GtC (44%) … Continue reading

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Working Backwards – from ENSO variability to Solar Causality

ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) variability is linked to the spinning up or down of the South Pacific gyre – as it brings more or less cold Southern Ocean water northward – along the Peruvian coast – to more or less … Continue reading

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A cost effective middle ground for climate action and environmental conservation

The latest carbon auction under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) happened last month.  Some 47 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent mitigation was purchased by the federal government at a cost of $516 million.  To do this with solar power … Continue reading

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Failing the test of environmental conservation

I have worked as a hydrologist and environmental scientist for 30 years.  Over that time hope for environmental conservation has given way to fatalism.  Governments of all ilk have failed to reverse environmental and biodiversity decline.  There has been some … Continue reading

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Global environmental priorities are much broader than wind and solar power

Mitigation of black carbon – and sulphur dioxide – emissions proceed with current technologies and improve health and environmental outcomes.  Mitigation of carbon dioxide from fossil fuel use will need a range of technologies in a number of sectors – … Continue reading

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