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Climate Change Control Technology

"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set up jointly by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme to provide an authoritative international statement of scientific understanding of climate change. The IPCC’s periodic assessments of the causes, impacts and possible response strategies to climate change are the most comprehensive and up-to-date reports available on the subject, and form the standard reference for all concerned with climate change in academia,government and industry worldwide.

Key "policy-relevant" questions to keep track of:
How has the science of climate change advanced since the IPCC began?What is known about the natural and anthropogenic agents that contribute to climate change, and the underlying processes that are involved?How has climate been observed to change during the period of instrumental measurements?What is known of palaeoclimatic changes, before the instrumental era, over time scale…

From Chemical Engineering to Energy and Environment

I will be focusing on the course I am about to commence, entitled Energy and Environment. Find below the exciting details, courtesy of the University of Leeds:

The impacts of climate change are becoming visible through out the world, with receding glaciers, changing weather patterns, coastlines and ecosystems. The links between climate change and poverty and human health are a significant future concern. Gas and oil prices have recently been very unstable, and whilst world energy demand carries on increasing, it is likely that production will peak during the next decade. Urban populations are also continuing to grow, bringing with them waste disposal problems, traffic congestion and greater power, heating and refrigeration needs, as well as fire and explosion hazards.

As a response to this we are now seeing changing energy policies worldwide, geared towards encouraging energy autonomy by developing renewable energies and recycling initiatives as well as implementing low carbon technolog…