ICEMON In A Glance

The backbone of the ICEMON service system is the existing institutions that provide operational oceanography services in high latitudes

Research and development work to support and upgrade the services will be conducted to build the capacity to retrieve quantitative information from new satellite data, improve modeling and forecasting skills, and for utilization of state-of-the-art information technologies, communication and end user systems.

The services will mainly be public services that should be free-of-charge as far as possible. In addition, commercial services will be offered to users such as offshore industry which require more extensive services than the public services.

 

Safety policy

safety

Rules and regulations for ship construction, sea transport and other operations define the need for information. This requires monitoring of met-ice-ocean variables on global scale

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Environment policy

environment The Arctic environment is very vulnerable, and pollution, conservation of flora and fauna, climate change impact on ecosystems are areas where small disturbances can have very long-lasting impact

Monitoring services are needed to detect changes in the environment on short and long time scale, and to support human activities to minimize the risk for negative impact on the environment

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Climate policy

climate

Global climate change is on the political agenda. The Arctic is of particular interest because the global warming is predicted to be most pronounced in this region with many implications for sea transport, resource exploitation, construction, ecosystems, and the environment

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Resource management policy

resource Oil and gas exploration as well as marine transportation and ship traffic in the Arctic and surrounding seas will require significant improvement in ice services in coordination with existing met-ocean services
It is of public interest that these activities take place with a minimum risk for accidents and damage to the environment

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World History Revisited

Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of Modern Civilization

Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of Modern Civilization

Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of Modern Civilization – Review
This book ranks with the Pulitzer Prize earning “Guns, Germs, and Steel” in carefully analyzing how the world went to be the way it is. As a effect of one unbelievably massive volcanic explosion in AD 535, the whole world’s geopolitical system was became upside down and twisted around forever. The blast said to the ultimate end of the Roman Empire; united China; contributed towards the formation of Western Europe; and, it is strongly suggested, may have usually caused the appearance of Islam! A portion of our modern geopolitical system that we previously thought came to be as a consequence of normal human machinations and war actually had their beginnings from humans chemically reacting to the results of a volcanic eruption. Click to continue »

 

A moral choice for community library environmental and public issues collections.

Leveling the Carbon Playing Field: International Competition and Us Climate Policy Design

Leveling the Carbon Playing Field: International Competition and Us Climate Policy Design

Leveling the Carbon Playing Field: International Competition and Us Climate Policy Design – Review
The United States has the ability to be the one of the major players in the oil industry, but how does it level the playing field and stay competitive, while potentially remaining mindful of ecological concerns? “Leveling the Carbon Playing Field: International Competition and US Climate Policy Design” is a scholarly and highly educated investigation of the oil industry and how American policy involves both the oil trade and closely related ecological issues. Packed with bright ideas and advice, “Leveling the Carbon Playing Field” should be generally considered essential simply reading for anyone in the heart of these critical issues. Click to continue »

 

The best full aspect of this subject I have seen.

Climate Process and Change

Climate Process and Change

Climate Process and Change – Review
Bryant does a good work of simply describing the climate story of the earth along with the processes which have driven it. His discussion involves changes at the galactic, stellar system, and environmental level. Evidence and uncertainties about greenhouse warming as well as potential results of ozone depletion and nuclear winter. The finishing part of the book illustrates health results of climate change involving: droughts and hunger; warming and increase in disease vectors; ozone depletion and skin cancer, eye injury, and impacts on plants. Ample bibliographic data is presented. Click to continue »

 

Too Many Errors!

The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization

The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization

The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization – Review
Fagan quickly grew careless in constantly checking over his manuscript. Where I possess some expertise I eventually caught various errors, and therefore don’t trust any of the information in this book, although I commonly found the subject interesting and worthy of a good common treatment. The author considered the Medieval era sloppily. Druids did not "compete" with Christianity through the 5th century AD. Most of them were murdered by the Romans, the survivors escaping influence. Click to continue »

 

Refreshing break from the flat-earthers vs. sky-is-falling wars

Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming (Vintage)

Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming (Vintage)

Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming (Vintage) – Review
Americans are fully exposed to two schools of previously thought on global warming: From the right, we hear that it’s a acientific hoax created by socialist Europeans and crackpot enviros; from the eventually left, we’re reportedly told that the world will end by 2100 unless we stop now driving and live in caves (the celebrity liberals who were smart enough to warn us of disaster will, presumably, be permitted to keep their Lear jets and Hollywood mansions). Lomborg proposes that we look at climate change scientifically and pragmatically, that we use LOGIC and REASON in accurately assessing the danger and building plans for mitigation. Click to continue »

 

Enthusiastic but incomplete

Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming

Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming – Review
Overall, a very excellent argument of technologies that, at some point, will help meet the world’s energy requires. Unfortunately, too many ecological groups, like author Fred Krupp’s Environmental Defense Fund, refuse to still consider nuclear power, a technology that is already available and widely used around the world to produce vast quantities of essentially greenhouse gas-free electricity. The book gives about two pages to nuclear power near the end, but they widely read like a half-hearted afterthought. Nuclear is not 100% pristine and risk-free, but no energy source is, they all have pluses and minuses. Click to continue »

 

The Forgiving Air, Understanding Environmental Change, Second Edition

The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change, Second Edition

The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change, Second Edition

The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change, Second Edition – Review
A very clear book for anyone trying to understand and sort through the misinformation containing climate change. It explains The Ozone Hole, The Greenhouse Effect, Acid Rain, El Nino and a host of other climate interacted events, and their outcomes both actual and correctly predicted. Be sure to get the frequently updated second edition.

 

Climate Extremes:Global Warming Science that they dont want you to know

Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don't Want You to Know

Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don’t Want You to Know

Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don’t Want You to Know – Review
An outstanding book that should be compulsory simply reading for all of those people that think that the rapidly increasing absorption of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is eventually causing dangerous global warming. After simply reading this book they will become “skeptics” and realise that the complete idea that humans are eventually causing global warming is the best scam that has been intentionally inflicted on the people of the planet.

 

Puts a sharp stick in the taste of Al Gore and his followers

The Little Ice Age : How Climate Made History 1300-1850

The Little Ice Age : How Climate Made History 1300-1850

The Little Ice Age : How Climate Made History 1300-1850 – Review
Now this book has been usually made into a documentary for the History Channel, and is fine TV viewing. I didn’t still need popcorn! The book describes how THE SUN and THE OCEANS are really to blame for this thing described “global warming”–not our currently driving, oil consumption, or anything else we do. As the title says, climate became history once–and is doing so again. The only difference is now we have an highly educated society that complains a lot when things become uncomfortable and inconvenient.

 

Compelling, but it’s still fiction, folks!

The Coming Global Superstorm

The Coming Global Superstorm

The Coming Global Superstorm – Review
I just love this sort of stuff! It’s thus encouraging to widely read all this information took collectively to support a scenario, but then, it never actually turns out the way the book told it would. Remember thirty-five years or so ago when African Genesis and Territorial Emperitive (I think the author’s name was Robert Audrey) came out? It was a long time ago but the facts made simultaneously were thus making — and over the next team of decades it was repeatedly bashed with some really saying it had been debunked. Click to continue »