Small Gases Big Effect

With meticulous research corroborated by over 100 scientists, Small Gases, Big Effect summarizes all the latest findings on the causes and effects of climate change.

Small Gases  Big Effect

When students David Nelles and Christian Serrer struggled to find a book that explained the nuts and bolts of climate change in a way that was comprehensive, concise and enjoyable to read, they decided to write it themselves. With meticulous research corroborated by over 100 scientists, Small Gases, Big Effect summarizes all the latest findings on the causes and effects of climate change. Combining clear, thoughtful writing with illuminating graphics, it is a little book that presents complex scientific evidence in a way that everyone will find easy to understand.

Small Gases Big Effect

This Is Climate Change David Nelles, Christian Serrer. DAVID NELLES & CHRISTIAN SERRER Small Gases , Big Effect THIS IS CLIMATE CHANGE SHORT , CLEAR , EASY TO UNDERSTAND PARTICULAR BOOKS Small Gases, Big Effect. Front Cover.

Small Gases  Big Effect

The international bestseller that gives you the facts about climate change When students David Nelles and Christian Serrer struggled to find a book that explained the nuts and bolts of climate change in a way that was comprehensive, concise and enjoyable to read, they decided to write it themselves. With meticulous research corroborated by over 100 scientists, Small Gases, Big Effect summarizes all the latest findings on the causes and effects of climate change. Combining clear, thoughtful writing with illuminating graphics, it is a little book that presents complex scientific evidence in a way that everyone will find easy to understand.

DECARBONOMICS

Friedrichshafen Germans, David Nelles and Christian Serrer in Small Gases, Big Effect, gives the following analysis. 37% Industry Transport 23% (roads 17%, planes and ships 21/2% each, other 1%) Services 11% Household 12% Other 17% This ...

DECARBONOMICS

A book of two halves, Decarbonomics first sets the scene of current global economics, outlining the effect of the pandemic, the trade war between the US and China and the resulting fragmentation of globalisation. In the second half of the book, leading financial analyst Charles Dumas examines the economic reasons for action on climate change, and what form that might take. Dumas argues that investment to combat the changing climate will provide not only a boost to growth but also a rebalancing of geopolitics, benefiting those economies best placed to exploit the new technologies - possibly away from the oil-rich Middle East and towards the sun-rich Southern Hemisphere. He also examines the implications of a carbon tax, shifting economics to forge a financial solution to climate change. Drawing on original analysis by one of the world's leading macroeconomic forecasters, Decarbonomics shows how climate-change economics has shifted from a story of necessary sacrifice to one of opportunity.

Education for Sustainable Development in Primary and Secondary Schools

Accessed 12 Feb 2021. McAndrews, J. (2018). Supporting children in the face of climate change. https://youtu.be/2bm18_G4n2Y. Accessed 10 Feb 2022. Nelles, D., & Serrer, C. (2021). Small gases, big effect. Penguin Books.

Education for Sustainable Development in Primary and Secondary Schools

This volume provides teachers with pedagogical approaches and practical applications to implement Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and with assessment strategies to evaluate the learning outcomes of ESD in primary and secondary education. In addition to appropriate pedagogical approaches for ESD, the book also presents practical examples that teachers can use as a guide in their classes. The pedagogical approaches related to ESD not only aim to facilitate sustainability knowledge, but also promote attitudes, new perspectives, values, skills and competencies related to sustainability. Thus, holistic and transformative approaches are embraced to develop a deeper understanding of sustainability, values, respect towards the environment, connection to nature, systems thinking to understand complex problems, exhibiting responsible behaviours for sustainability and promoting action competence for sustainable development. This book also provides examples of assessment strategies for ESD. The assessment of ESD learning outcomes and learning processes is usually challenging, but it is important to determine how to evaluate ESD learning outcomes to reveal whether we achieve our ESD goals or not. For this reason, the assessment section of the book includes theoretical concepts and measurement tools for evaluating sustainability competencies and learning outcomes. Through the close and active collaboration of 22 authors from Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK, good models for ESD implementation in primary and secondary education are presented.

HCI International 2020 Posters

In short, you pay your energy bill, including additional shares for storage and the algorithm. References 1. ... Nelles, D., Serrer, C.: Kleine Gase, große Wirkung [Small gases, big effect]. KlimaWandel GbR (2018) 5.

HCI International 2020   Posters

The three-volume set CCIS 1224, CCIS 1225, and CCIS 1226 contains the extended abstracts of the posters presented during the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July 2020.* HCII 2020 received a total of 6326 submissions, of which 1439 papers and 238 posters were accepted for publication in the pre-conference proceedings after a careful reviewing process. The 238 papers presented in these three volumes are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: design and evaluation methods and tools; user characteristics, requirements and preferences; multimodal and natural interaction; recognizing human psychological states; user experience studies; human perception and cognition. -AI in HCI. Part II: virtual, augmented and mixed reality; virtual humans and motion modelling and tracking; learning technology. Part III: universal access, accessibility and design for the elderly; smartphones, social media and human behavior; interacting with cultural heritage; human-vehicle interaction; transport, safety and crisis management; security, privacy and trust; product and service design. *The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After They re Gone

Nelles, David & Christian Serrer (2021) Small Gases, Big Effect. Allen Lane, London. Pegler, D. N., T. Laessoe & B. M. Spooner (1995) British Puffballs, Earthstars and Stinkhorns. An Account of the British Gasteroid Fungi.

After They re Gone

'Wise, challenging and offering some unexpected laughter in the dark, this is a rational and insightful account of the sixth great extinction event. Peter Marren is a brilliant writer and a national treasure.' PATRICK BARKHAM 'Thoughtful, fascinating and very timely.' STEPHEN MOSS 'Important and thought-provoking.' CAROLINE LUCAS, GREEN PARTY MP 'Essential reading. Marren makes a page-turner out of Armageddon.' SIMON BARNES 'In his characteristic style Peter Marren has humanised the story of wildlife losses with humour and wit but also with his enormous knowledge and deep love for the living world.' MARK COCKER We are in the midst of an extinction event: the sixth mass extinction on earth and one entirely caused by mankind. All species become extinct sooner or later, but we have accelerated that natural process several hundredfold and now, it is happening right in front of our eyes. Extinction has a terrifying finality to it. And many species have already been lost to us forever; there is little we can do about that. What we can do, however, is reflect, remember, and ultimately acknowledge the unvarnished truth. We must see the natural world as it is, and not as we might want it to be. Our trajectory is one that has benefited one species alone - humankind. For all other beings, from mammals to fish, from birds to insects and coral, from plants to lichens and fungi, the future, for better or worse, is in our hands.

Two Dimensional Materials Based Membranes

9.3.2 Gas Separation Owing to high hydrophilicity and water stability, MXene-based membranes were mostly used for water ... and C3H8 , achieving high selectivity of small gas to big gas owing to the size-exclusion effect (Figure 9.8b).

Two Dimensional Materials Based Membranes

Two-Dimensional-Materials-Based Membranes An authoritative and up to date discussion of two-dimensional materials and membranes In Two-Dimensional-Materials-Based Membranes: Preparation, Characterization, and Applications, a team of distinguished chemical engineers delivers a comprehensive exploration of the latest advances in design principles, synthesis approaches, and applications of two-dimensional (2D) materials—like graphene, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), 2D layered double hydroxides, and MXene—and highlights the significance and development of these membranes. In the book, the authors discuss the use of membranes to achieve high-efficiency separation and to address the challenges posed in the field. The book also discusses potential challenges and benefits in the future development of advanced 2D nanostructures, as well as their impending implementation in applications in the fields of energy, sustainability, catalysis, electronics, and biotechnology. Readers will also find: A thorough introduction to fabrication methods for 2D-materials-based membranes, including the synthesis of nanosheets, membrane structures, and fabrication methods Descriptions of three types of 2D-materials-based membranes: single-layer membranes, laminar membranes and mixed-matrix membranes Comprehensive discussions of 2D-materials-based membranes for water and ions separation, solvent-water separation and gas separation Explorations of transport mechanism of 2D-materials-based membranes for molecular separations Perfect for membrane scientists, inorganic chemists, and materials scientists, Two-Dimensional-Materials-Based Membranes will also earn a place in the libraries of chemical and process engineers in industrial environments.

Climate Change

Since greenhouse gases make up such a small percentage of the atmosphere, why do changes in their concentrations have such a big effect on climate? Most greenhouse gases are extremely effective at absorbing heat escaping from the earth ...

Climate Change

The Earth is the only planet in our solar system that supports life. The complex process of evolution occurred on Earth only because of some unique environmental conditions that were present: water, an oxygen-rich atmosphere, and a suitable surface temperature. Climate change refers to a statistically significant variation in either the mean state of the climate or in its variability, persisting for an extended period (typically decades or longer). Thus, it requires field of attention towards reduction in the rise in atmospheric temperature, by controlling emitted greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in order to preserve natural resources and by introducing new technologies on alternative fuels. This book presents the fundamental effect on the origin of climate change, impacts over ice cap, melting of Arctic ice, rise in sea level and related technologies that can be implemented to cultivate our land for agriculture, growing forestation to reduce the impact of temperature rise and disaster on human being as well as on other livelihood. This also need to strive for novel policies that world leader should adopt.

Grey s Land

There had been a large detonation and debris could be seen months after the impact. ... Plants it had been found, grow better in the low pressure of space, and also that the gas ethylene has a big effect on plant growth, ...

Grey s Land

After the 1947 Roswell UFO crash; the US government create MJ12, a secret organisation tasked to repel a feared alien invasion. It is directed by twelve key men who have either government, business or military connections.They have ultimate authority in regard to E.T. activity superceeding that of the US President and Congress. During the following sixty years, thousands of human abductions take place throughout the world. MJ12 believe the grey skinned aliens, have a breeding programme, as abductees have samples of either eggs or sperm extracted. However to avoid mass hysteria, they advise the world's governments to deny UFO existence, and to encourage media ridicule of reported abductions. Part of grey's agenda entails creating children with specific genes compatible with their own, as a virus previously infects their entire population making them sterile. Their hope is to recreate themselves by using the 'test-tube' babies, after millions of them die, and they reach near extinction.

Essential Chemistry for Cambridge IGCSE

... polluted – it contains unwanted substances. The pollutants are dust particles and smoke as well as the gases sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Although these are present in small amounts, they have a big effect on our environment.

Essential Chemistry for Cambridge IGCSE

Support understanding for the latest Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry syllabus (0620) for first examination in 2016. The clear, concise approach will support your EAL learners in understanding crucial scientific concepts. A step-by-step approach to the syllabus will help every learner reach their potential in science. Ensuring you will cover everything, this second edition is up-to-date for the latest Cambridge syllabus. It is written by an examiner, to help you support assessment confidence.

Plasma Etching Processes for Sub quarter Micron Devices

Conclusively , if low pressure , high bias power and low C12 / BC13 gas ratiol s 1 ) were well controlled to decrease ... reaction becomes such important that process temperature has big effect on sidewall passivation of AlCu line .

Plasma Etching Processes for Sub quarter Micron Devices


Differentiation Strategies for Science

Levels of each of these gases have changed naturally throughout time . Even very small changes can have huge impacts on the conditions of the atmosphere . ... It can also have big effect on rainwater acid content .

Differentiation Strategies for Science

Written specifically for science teachers at all levels, this resource helps facilitate the understanding and process of writing differentiated lessons to accommodate all levels of learning and learning styles. Includes a CD.

The Nature of Astrology

Today, a number of websites exist dedicated to showing that anthropogenic greenhouse gas effects on climate are a ... in a self-organizing system, like a cell, an organism, or the climate system, small forces can often have big effects.

The Nature of Astrology

• Shares modern biological studies offering evidence that our solar system neighbors profoundly affect and shape life on our planet • Explores the early practice of astrometeorology, revealing the links between the solar system, weather, and climate over large spans of time • Looks at the history, philosophy, and methodologies of astrology, as well as its potential future applications in medicine and the social sciences Our ancient ancestors recorded the rhythms of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, correlating these rhythms with weather, plant growth, and animal and human behaviors. From these early geocosmic recordings were born calendars, astronomy, and astrology. While astrology is now mostly viewed as subjective fortune-telling, Bruce Scofield argues that astrology is not only a practice but also a science, specifically a form of systems science--a set of techniques for mapping and analyzing self-organizing systems. Providing clear evidence that our solar system neighbors profoundly affect and shape life on our planet, Scofield shares modern biological and climatological studies on the effects of Earth’s rotation, the Sun, the Moon, and the rhythms of light, gravity, magnetism, and solar radiation on terrestrial processes. He explores the early practice of astrometeorology, a method of weather forecasting used from ancient times into the Renaissance, revealing the links between the solar system, weather, and climate over large spans of time. He shares his own studies on the correlations between Saturn’s position and terrestrial weather as well as presenting a wealth of evidence on astrological effects and the theories and mechanics behind them. Examining the history of astrology, he looks at its earliest foundations in Mesopotamia and its development by the classical Greeks into a mathematically informed body of knowledge. He explores the decline and marginalization of astrology during the Scientific Revolution of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, when astrology was transformed from a credible science to a controversial practice after being attacked by the Church and then abandoned by experimental scientists. Presenting a broad look at how the cosmic environment shapes nature, the author shows how the practice and natural science of astrology can expand its applications in modern society in such varied fields as medicine, history, and sociology.

Comparative Biomechanics

As a quick illustration of how surface tension becomes a big thing for small spheres, we can calculate the extra ... And the gas in the tiny bubble can't be far from the interface, so the times needed for diffusive transport to the ...

Comparative Biomechanics

The classic textbook on comparative biomechanics—revised and expanded Why do you switch from walking to running at a specific speed? Why do tall trees rarely blow over in high winds? And why does a spore ejected into air at seventy miles per hour travel only a fraction of an inch? Comparative Biomechanics is the first and only textbook that takes a comprehensive look at the mechanical aspects of life—covering animals and plants, structure and movement, and solids and fluids. An ideal entry point into the ways living creatures interact with their immediate physical world, this revised and updated edition examines how the forms and activities of animals and plants reflect the materials available to nature, considers rules for fluid flow and structural design, and explores how organisms contend with environmental forces. Drawing on physics and mechanical engineering, Steven Vogel looks at how animals swim and fly, modes of terrestrial locomotion, organism responses to winds and water currents, circulatory and suspension-feeding systems, and the relationship between size and mechanical design. He also investigates links between the properties of biological materials—such as spider silk, jellyfish jelly, and muscle—and their structural and functional roles. Early chapters and appendices introduce relevant physical variables for quantification, and problem sets are provided at the end of each chapter. Comparative Biomechanics is useful for physical scientists and engineers seeking a guide to state-of-the-art biomechanics. For a wider audience, the textbook establishes the basic biological context for applied areas—including ergonomics, orthopedics, mechanical prosthetics, kinesiology, sports medicine, and biomimetics—and provides materials for exhibit designers at science museums. Problem sets at the ends of chapters Appendices cover basic background information Updated and expanded documentation and materials Revised figures and text Increased coverage of friction, viscoelastic materials, surface tension, diverse modes of locomotion, and biomimetics

Ways Out of the Climate Catastrophe

The so-called climate-relevant trace gases which are responsible for this effect and absorb the heat radiation are ... The ozone in the stratosphere also shows that small quantities can have a big effect: its content there is 5–10 ppm, ...

Ways Out of the Climate Catastrophe

Floods, species extinction, migration, droughts, super tornadoes - climate change is no longer a threat looming on the horizon but has long since become part of our everyday lives. Limiting the emerging and worsening climate changes is one of the most important challenges of our time. All human induced climate impacts can be traced back to a single factor: Energy. This book provides a comprehensive and readable introduction to the interplay between energy and climate, which also includes the fields of technology, economics, and politics. At the same time, the issue is highly complex and can only be understood in all its details by expert scientists, meaning that the facts are often poorly presented in the political discussion about climate. To put it simply: If we want to stop and even reverse the current climate trends, we need to find answers to the following three questions: · How exactly does our existing way of consuming energy affect the climate? · What options are there for generating energy without negative climate effects, and what do these mean for our lives? · What technological advances will directly help us to achieve this in future? In a non-alarmist yet entertaining manner, the book highlights the key determinants of global energy supply. Readers will come to appreciate the crucial facts about "energy and climate", will be up to date with the latest scientific and technological knowledge, and will understand the global political and economic framework that we need to consider when designing an appropriate future energy and climate policy. At the same time, the author conveys a clear and optimistic message: We already have the technical capabilities (which will be further enhanced in the future) to reverse the devastating climate trends without significantly limiting prosperity. The obstacles lie primarily in economic and political "constraints" and particular conflicts of interest. “A very important book that explains one of the most essential questions of our time - how we can master climate change by an energy transition - with scientific precision and clear words.” Georg Kell, founder and former Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

An Introduction to Chemistry

When it comes to climate, small changes can have big effects! ... gases. As Figure 21-1 shows, the reason the effective emissivity of the Earth is less than one is that its atmosphere includes gases that absorb electromagnetic radiation ...

An Introduction to Chemistry

This publication is an entry-level textbook designed to meet the needs of college students who learned some chemistry in their high school years, but not enough to prepare them for advanced courses in chemistry, or to satisfy the chemistry prerequisite for courses they might want to take in other scientific disciplines. The history of chemistry is emphasized to an unusual degree here primarily to give the narrative a storyline, but its historical emphasis has an important secondary benefit. Much of the vocabulary chemists use to describe chemical phenomena today emerged early in the development of the discipline, when their understanding of them was still in a primitive state. As such, the persistence of these words and the concepts behind them makes sense only in the light of history.

Green Energy Futures A Big Change for the Good

Large tidal barrages, which are basically lowhead hydro dams trapping high tides, will have similar large impacts. ... use nuclear sources, although, with geothermal wells, care has to be taken to avoid venting gases from underground.

Green Energy Futures  A Big Change for the Good

What will replace fossil fuel? Is there a way forward using renewable energy sources while avoiding nuclear power? This book argues that nuclear is unlikely to have much of a role in future, and shows that the pro- and anti-nuclear debate has absorbed too much time and energy over the years. This has been to the detriment of a more relevant, interesting and increasingly urgent debate over what sort of renewable/efficiency mix we need. This book engages in that debate, exploring the implications of shifting to greener, cleaner energy sources. Importantly, David Elliott argues there is no one green future. There is a range of possible options of various types and scales: we need to choose amongst them. This book offers an overview of the technical, economic and environmental issues to help scholars, professionals and policy makers involved in discussing those options.

Combustion in Advanced Gas Turbine Systems

If the intermediate zone is removed the effect on combustion efficiency is serious at low pressures, ... However, for the big majority of aircraft applications, the tubular system is too long and heavy and results in an engine of large ...

Combustion in Advanced Gas Turbine Systems

Cranfield International Symposium Series, Volume 10: Combustion in Advanced Gas Turbine Systems covers the proceedings of an International Propulsion Symposium, held at the College of Aeronautics in Cranfield in April 1967. The book focuses on the processes, methodologies, reactions, and transformations involved in chemical combustion. The selection first takes a look at the design considerations in advanced gas turbine combustion chambers, combustion in industrial gas turbines, and combustion development on the Rolls-Royce Spey engine. Discussions focus on mechanical condition, carbon-formation and exhaust smoke, system requirements, fuel oil ash deposition and corrosion, combustion-system design, performance requirements, types of primary zone, fuel injection, and combustion chamber types. The text then examines subsonic flow flameholder studies using a low pressure simulation technique; stabilization of hydrogen diffusion flames by flame-holders in supersonic flow at low stagnation temperatures; and augmentation systems for turbofan engines. The book takes a look at a consideration of the possible use of refractory ceramic materials for advanced combustion chamber design; cooling of flame tubes by steam injection; and combustion problems in the massive steam injection gas turbine. The selection is a valuable source of information for researchers interested in the process of combustion in advanced gas turbine systems.

The Carbon Code

The amount of CO 2 the air is actually relatively small—as I'm writing this book, CO2's concentration is just over ... Greenhouse gases, however, do absorb such radiation, and so even at low concentrations, they have a big effect on how ...

The Carbon Code

How citizens can make realistic, climate-friendly lifestyle changes in a carbon-based economy: “Readable, passionate, and rational.” ?Quarterly Review of Biology Our world is getting hotter, and it’s our fault—our addiction to fossil fuels is destroying our fragile ecosystems and increasingly wreaking havoc. How can we respond to climate change deniers who mock the fact that environmental activists use fossil fuels? In short, how can an average citizen live a normal, functional life in a carbon-based economy without being justifiably called a hypocrite? In The Carbon Code, conservation biologist Brett Favaro answers these thorny questions, offering simple strategies to help you reduce your carbon footprint—without abandoning common sense. The Carbon Code is based on the four Rs: Reduce, Replace, Refine, and Rehabilitate. After outlining the scientific basics of climate change and explaining the logic of the code he prescribes, the author describes carbon-friendly technologies and behaviors we can adopt in our daily lives. However, he acknowledges that individual action, while vital, is insufficient. To achieve global sustainability, he insists we must make the fight against climate change go viral through conspicuous conservation. The Carbon Code is a tool of empowerment that shows you how to take ownership of your carbon footprint and adopt a lifestyle of conspicuous conservation that will spur governments and corporations to do the same. Saving the planet is, after all, about saving ourselves. The Carbon Code provides a framework to do this, and helps you become a hero in the fight against climate change. “Explains in refreshingly forthright terms how technological advances are making it easier and cheaper to be green.”?Financial Times

A Student Guide to Climate and Weather

It is the natural greenhouse effect that has for all of that time kept the earth warm enough for human life to ... and we are discovering that when small changes occur in the amount of greenhouse gases,big changes can happen in the ...

A Student Guide to Climate and Weather

Presents a comprehensive guide to climate and weather, including weather catastrophes, climate patterns, and the weather's relationship with humankind.