Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne weather: Record-breaking heatwave

news.com: "FOR some parts of Australia it has been the hottest April so far for over 100 years and, for almost all of us, the heat is not going anywhere.

Records have been tumbling every day, as the whole of Australia has been a lot warmer than expected in April, apart from the tropical Queensland coast."

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Taipei, New Taipei unveil monthly pass for MRT, city buses, Ubike

focustaiwan : "Taipei, March 12 (CNA) The mayors of Taipei and New Taipei cities on Monday unveiled a monthly pass that will give commuters unlimited use of greater Taipei's public transportation network, including the Mass Rapid Transit system and city buses, as well as free YouBike rides for the first 30 minutes. The "All Pass Ticket," valued at NT$1,280 (US$43.83), will be launched on April 16."


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

德國減排 擬年底前免費搭公共交通 - 香港文匯報

德國減排 擬年底前免費搭公共交通 - 香港文匯報: "德國政府前日致函歐盟環境專員韋拉,稱德國政府正考慮提供免費公共交通,以減少私家車數目,達致歐盟的減排目標,最遲年底在波恩和埃森等5個西部城市試行。

函件由德國環境部長亨德里克斯、農業部長施密特和聯邦總理府部長阿特麥爾聯署發出,指德政府正準備推出一系列措施,除提供免費公共交通工具外,並設立低排放區域、為採用電動車提供誘因,以及加強監管巴士和的士的廢氣排放。"

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution

The Guardian : "“We are considering public transport free of charge in order to reduce the number of private cars,” three ministers including the environment minister, Barbara Hendricks, wrote to EU environment commissioner Karmenu Vella in the letter seen by AFP Tuesday. How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets Read more “Effectively fighting air pollution without any further unnecessary delays is of the highest priority for Germany,” the ministers added."

The McPherson Paradox. Growth = heat, collapse = heat.

Climate Code Red: Do we have the capability to reverse global warming within a meaningful timeframe?: "Our dilemma is that burning fossil fuels also release a lot of nitrate and sulphate aerosols —  the starters for acid rain — which have a very short-term cooling effect, keeping the planet two-thirds of  a degree cooler than it would otherwise be."

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Wrong Solutions for Energy, Climate: Using methane hydrate for fuel a deadly mistake

via bbc: "BBC News: "Quite apart from reaching them at the bottom of deep ocean shelves, not to mention operating at low temperatures and extremely high pressure, there is the potentially serious issue of destabilising the seabed, which can lead to submarine landslides."

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Taiwan will get nothing good from racist US