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 Recommended by DAVID:   Gapminder  -  ’a useful source for all kinds of interesting data relevant to QE’

http://www.gapminder.org/

 

Recommended by DAVID:  We’re working hard to establish Incredible Edible in the Quantocks. Watch this QE website for our progress!

http://www.ted.com/talks/pam_warhurst_how_we_can_eat_our_landscapes.html

 

Recommended by IAN:       Carbon emissions aren’t going away

Ian says:  World carbon emissions are around 60% more than the Kyoto baseline.

Global-carbon-emissions-to-hit-record-36-billion-tonnes-in-2013

 

Recommended by Ian:     Project wild thing

IAN says:   ‘Project wild thing is working to encourage children to get out doors more and have more fun.’

http://www.projectwildthing.com/

 

A thought for Christmas!      Toilet twinning

IAN says:   2.5 billion don’t have access to a toilet – amazingly more people have a mobile phone than a loo – twin your toilet and help raise awareness!

http://www.toilettwinning.org/

 

New thoughts on geothermal energy. Is David right?

As I understand it, by pumping CO2 recovered from coal/oil fired power plants as liquid into the empty oil wells and other areas where CO2 is naturally sequestered, (CCS) geothermal heat (and therefore electricity generation) collected could be 10 times the level of that possible from today’s technology, as liquid CO2 is an efficient heat carrier. This is massive and, of course could fit into a local micro grid system. Even better.

See this link;

http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/new-geothermal-technology-could-produce-10-times-electricity-using-co2-fossil-fuel-plants.html

Thoughts on the flooding of the Somerset Levels from Jill Canney

monbiot.com/2014/01/30/dredged-up/
jillcanney@yahoo.com

Submitted on 2014/02/03 at 9:29 pm

The dredging argument has been heard at Westminster but is it really the answer. I’m sure we need much more awareness about how ecosystems can help control water flow. But with the massive house building program that is purported to be needed we have got to be cleverer about siting and the types of housing developments that are resilient to this problem.


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  1. Dredging the levels….will it work? Here are some thoughts from the Thames catchment wildlife trust and below a link to an opinion on Somerset
    http://www.monbiot.com/2014/01/30/dredged-up/

    Comment by Jill Canney — February 3, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

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