Category: Eco

Ecology monitoring meets martial arts

Riverfly monitoring training today so we can now start monthly pollution monitoring. And who knew – there’s kicking methodology – called kick sampling. Our group got a great sample on the first go which I’m of course putting down to kicking experience and nothing…

Environment course update (and weekend tv)

We are over half-way. It’s a good course, well administered. The modules are a mix of textbooks, online activities and regional face-face tutorials every six weeks. When you’re wandering around on your own for several weeks, I’ve found the tutorials essential for bringing things…

London Array wind farm

Just attended a talk at Surrey University about the construction and ongoing asset management. You can watch this in 360 and virtual reality – I did by testing out VR smartphone headset although some things were clearer just by moving the 360 vidro itself…

Using RSS and Twitter to highlight Russian climate scientists research

One of the earliest international Russian climatologists was Mikhail Ivanovich Budyko who started studying climate science in 1942, the WMO claim that he was the first to warn the humankind of the unavoidable nature of global climate change resulting from industrial activities. Mikhail Budyko‚Äôs…

Calling Russia evil for not welcoming the 1.5C report is pointless and uninformed, this is why

Barents Observer post about Russian exploration of Arctic. https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/arctic-industry-and-energy/2018/12/russia-presents-grandiose-5-year-plan-arctic From my nice relatively uninformed cosy British seat this looks terrible environmentally whilst on the other side – if they don’t do it, someone else will which is equally terrible and even worse from an…

Exploring the Arctic – British perspectives

Nick Drake shares poetry and Professor Peter Wadhams who has led over 40 polar expeditions explain melting ice caused by climate change