Category Archives: Environment

Note from a Land of Fire and Ice

Published in: The Australian Geologist, Newsletter # 185, December 2017, pp 37-38 A Land of Fire and Ice  

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The Origin of Carbon Dioxide

Planet Earth started out as a blob of plasma and over time developed a rocky carapace enveloped by an atmosphere now composed (on a dry basis) of 78.1% nitrogen, 20.9% oxygen and 0.9% argon, In addition, water vapor (H2O) comprises … Continue reading

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The Politics of Perception

With the steady draining of population from rural areas to large towns and cities, it only takes one generation to become acclimated to the new urban environment and only one beyond that for grandchildren to be divorced from the quaint … Continue reading

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Solar radiation, cosmic radiation and the Forbush Decrease

This phenomenon dovetails with Henrik Svensmark’s theory that cloud formation is directly related to cosmic radiation: Forbush Decrease – NASA

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The Cloud Mystery – research by Henrik Svensmark

The following website is the first of five episodes of what is some remarkable science, just when we thought that we knew everything: The episodes easily follow one another with a simple click of the mouse and are roughly 10 … Continue reading

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HISTORY OF FLOODING IN THE BRISBANE RIVER 1840 – 2011

Brisbane River flood chart

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A Curie Point

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Hot and Cold and All That Spin

Hot & Cold & Att That Spin (2007)

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Smoke and mirrors

The USA Today newspaper (December 9th, 2010) proclaimed on it’s front page that the US Surgeon General had determined that even exposure to the smoke of one cigarette causes immediate harm to the body. But what of the smoke from … Continue reading

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Smart thinking … green is good

The shade of the trees keeps parked vehicles cool, thereby lessening air conditioner use and therefore fuel consumption as well as wear-and-tear on the airconditioner. The trees absorb carbon dioxide produced from burning vehicle fuel. Through the process of photosynthesis, … Continue reading

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