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Skråsikkerhet og klima

English Fra visse hold får man høre at IPCC, populært kalt FNs klimapanel, uttaler seg skråsikkert, og dermed uvitenskapelig. Klimapanelet uttaler seg om en mengde saker, så det er ofte vanskelig å vite hva vedkommende egentlig sikter til. Klimapanelet plasserer … Continue reading

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Klimaendringene i tall og fakta

 English Over 95 millioner fat olje brukes opp hver dag I tillegg kommer omtrent den samme mengden i kull og gass. Vi mennesker brenner opp mellom 85 og 100 millioner fat olje hver dag. Ett fat olje tilsvarer 159 liter, … Continue reading

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Climate change in facts and figures

Norsk 90 – 100 million barrels of oil every day In addition roughly the same amount in coal and gas. We humans burn between 95 and 100 million barrels of oil every day. One barrel of oil equals 159 litres, … Continue reading

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Winter is cold. Global warming canceled?

Norsk One of the myths media keep repeating is that  global warming entails a warmer and nicer weather. We should soon be able to grow grapes in Northern Siberia. In fact, the IPCC says weather will be more unpredictable, with … Continue reading

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Er det ikke vulkanene da?

English En av mytene kull og olje-industrien forsøker å holde liv i, er at vulkansk aktivitet bidrar til drivhuseffekten. Faktum er at det er svært lite karbon til stede i magma. (Slå opp magma i leksikon!) Det finnes ikke “overopphetet … Continue reading

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In doubt?

(Norsk) In doubt about global warming and human-induced climate change? Please ask yourself some questions: 1. Do you think smoke from the burning of coal, diesel or gasoline pollutes the air? Yes …… No. ….. (If “No”, you can stop … Continue reading

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It’s just natural variation – isn’t it?

Norsk What happens now, is no climate variation, it is a real climate change.  The solar forcing – the insolation – has not increased the last forty years. There is no special warming Milankovich effect like we had in the … Continue reading

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Det er da bare en naturlig variasjon – er det ikke?

English Det som skjer nå, er ingen klimavariasjon, det er en reell klimaendring. Solinnstrålingen har ikke økt de siste førti år. Det er ingen spesiell varmende Milankovich effekt slik vi hadde i Holocen optimum 5000-8000 år siden. Det er ingen … Continue reading

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The sustainable society of 2040

Norsk Visitors are surprised that our cities and towns of 2040 are so compact, charming, clean, safe and esthetically appealing. The surrounding forests and fields are lush, healthy and teaming with different species.   The towns and cities lucky enough to … Continue reading

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Et bærekraftig samfunn år 2040

English Besøkende blir gjerne overrasket over at våre byer og tettsteder av 2040 er så kompakte, sjarmerende, rene, trygge og estetisk tiltalende.  Omkringliggende skog og mark er frodig, sunn og vrimler av ulike arter. De byene som er så heldige … Continue reading

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It’s the volcanoes – or is it?

Norsk One of the myths that the fossil fuel industry tries to maintain is that volcanic activity contributes to the greenhouse effect. The facts are that there is very little carbon present in magma. (Look up magma in any encyclopedia!) … Continue reading

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Menneskeskapte klimaendringer, petro-baroner, tyranner og konspirasjonsteorier

Steinalderen tok ikke slutt på grunn av mangel på stein – men fordi bedre alternativer ble funnet. Det fossile brennstoffets tidsalder vil ende når bedre alternativer er tilgjengelige. FNs miljøprogram (UNEP)  og Verdens meteorologiske organisasjon (WMO) koordinerer redigeringen av de mest … Continue reading

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The “Climate change deceit” conspiracy theory

During the last forty years the Arab- American carbon barons; Western multibillionaires, Russian and Middle East petro tyrants and extreme islamists have lived high on oil profits. They invest massively in propaganda to delay political action and mislead the public. You … Continue reading

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Natural disasters – Acts of God or human culpability?

by Sven Åke Bjørke, Nov 2017   Natural Disasters – Acts of God or Human Culpability? Can politicians – our custodians –  and leaders of big fossil fuel companies – become personally responsible for damages that occur due to their negligence? … Continue reading

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Online lecturing – an appropriate learning tool in online education?

by Sven Åke Bjørke Universities traditionally educate less than ten percent of the population. The target group of students used to be an elite of the most academically gifted. They have as a rule been able to take care of … Continue reading

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Eco-economy

A green eco economy needed    Global warming and climate change are symptoms of the depletion of the Earth’s natural resources and ecosystems. We might be able to solve the problems of global warming in time – if we are … Continue reading

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Indignez-vous – get outraged!

The grand old diplomat Stephan Hessel tells us to get outraged. See interview Here is the original text:  Indignez-vous – Stephan Hessel Yes – we should be outraged. Unethical, superbig multinational capital based on the neoliberal philosophy attacks democracy, environment, … Continue reading

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The carbon mafia and climate “sceptics”

“Every year we pump more than six billion tonnes of carbon emissions (corresponding to over 35 billion tonnes CO2)  into the air from burning fossil fuel, despite a general consensus that this pollutes the air and contributes directly to climate … Continue reading

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Lake Chilwa

Lake Chilwa – can it disappear? Lake Chilwa is a Ramsar lake in Malawi. Beautiful, with plenty of different birds, migratory species included. Lake Chilwa is in danger. Global warming, deforestation with siltation and pollution from agriculture are parts of a … Continue reading

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