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"Putting a Chill on Global Warming"

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A) Likely Global and Local Warming and Climate Change Effects
B) Becoming Part of the Solution
D) Other Related Issues


A) Likely Global and Local Warming and Climate Change Effects
A1) What causes global warming   x1  d1  d2      
          A1a) Burning of fossil fuels  v1  v2    
          A1b) Greenhouse gases    d3  n2  b1.1-2  v1   a1-4
          A1b1) Co2  d6   
     A2) Temperatures   b1  s1-5 v1-2   
          A2a) average and extremes
          A2b) fires
          A2b) drought
     A3) Ice Melting    b1  d1     
          A3a) Arctic Sea Ice  v1
          A3b) Greenland       d1  v1  
          A3c) Antarctic n1 d1    
          A3d) Glaciers s3   d1  z1 v1-3 
     A4) Sealevel rises    z1-5  v1  
          A4a) thermal expansion  z1  
          A4b) glaciers & icesheets  
          A4c) Inundation eg Cairns   s1 v1-2 
          A4d) beach erosion n1   
     A5) Winds and Waves    s1 s2_1-2  v1-8  
          A5a) More frequent and stronger cyclones  v1
          A5b) higher and more frequent monster waves  v1-2  v3    
          A5c) Tornadoes and other wind effects v1-2     
     A6) Extreme Weather 
     A7) Ocean currents 
          A7a) Antlantic conveyor  t1      
     A8) Ocean acidification     b1  t1  m1
     A9) fauna and flora 
          A9a) Flora v1  m1  
          A9c) Fauna  s1-2  s3  s4             
     A10) Feedback cycles  
          A10a) tundra methane  
          A10b) methane under the ocean  
          A10c) speeding up glaciers  
          A10d) ice reflectivity  
          A10e) CO2 absorption  
     A11) Agriculture and Husbandry   s1-3  s3  s2.2-3  t1                
     A12) Climate Migration   s1-2   s3-4   s5-6   s7-8   s9-10   s11   s12-13   s14-15 
     A13) Health   s1-2  s3-4  s2_1-2  s4_1  s4_2-4  s7 
     A14) Information Manipulation 
     A15) FNQ effects    v1-5 v2.1-7 & Jacqui Balston's powerpoint slides    
     A16) Wars and Civil unrest   s1          

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B) Becoming Part of the Solution   v1   
     B1) Alternative Energy and Energy Savings    s1  v1  v2   
          B1a) what can each of us do to reduce our energy usage?
          B1b) Renewable Energies  d1  v2  Gabi_Flyer   & Wendy Miller powerpoint slides (on renewable energies)
          Base Load energies 
          B1b1) Comparison chart of all energy sources    s1-2               
          B1b2) Geothermal  e1-2
          B1b3) Wave  b1 b3  n1  d1.1-2   d2_1-2  d3.1-2  
          B1b4) Solar n1  s1-3  n2
          B1b5) Wind
          B1b6) Biomass  
          B1b7) Biofuel  s1-2   s3   t1  
          B1c) Energy storage  d1      
          B1c1) Batteries  v1  
          B1c2) Hydrogen  t1        
          B1d) Nuclear  x1  v1-3  t1   t2  
          B1e) Coal   t1   
          B1g) subsidies and tax breaks  s1-4  s4.1-4  s5       
     B2) Transport 
          B2a) Vehicles a1 a2 v1 a3
          B2a1) fuel/CO2 comparison chart of cars a1-2
          B2a2) electric cars   v1-3  v4-5  v6  v7 v8-10 
          B2b) Trains
          B2b1) General
          B2b2) Fuel cell train  e1      
          B2c) bicycles  s1-3  v1  & Cairns bike-path maps       
          B2d) walking  e1      
          B2e) Planning for less transport
          B2e1) compare travel distances in rural residential with urban node
          B2f) Local Solutions
          B2f1) 2025 planning opportunity
          B2f2) Range road options v1  v2-3  
          B2f3) Cairns Coastal commuting options  
          B2f4) What can Governments and councils do to encourage alternatives to car based transport?
          B2g) Flying  
     B3) Taking charge of the Carbon Cycle
   n3   x1  - n1  n5 
How much does each one of us use and how can we reduce that? (If we can we should not just give global and OZ averages but allow people to work out their own)
How can we influence industry to reduce their CO2 emissions?
Which government laws/subsidies would help the most to reduce OZ CO2?
     B4) Architecture   v1   v2-7  
     B5) Food  
               B5a) what foods can we grow in the garden  
               B5c) organics vs chemical foods  Organics
               B5d) sustainable agriculture - PP presentation 
     B6) Water   s1-2     s1-5
     B7) Soil   
               B7a) Terra Pretta 
               B7b) Organic –
               B7c) Tilling/no tilling  n1       
               B7d) Permaculture - 1 1/2m
     B8) Consumption and Sustainability   x1 s1.1-2  s2.1-2  s2.3-4  s3  s4.1-2  s4.3-5  s5.1-2  s6  s7  s8  s9.1-3  
     B9) Suggested Mega Technological Solutions

               B9a) Iron Fertilising of the Oceans 
               B9b) Carbon Dioxide Captured Directly From the Air
     B10) Carbon trading   n1 s1-3  e1  t1       

     B11) Sustainable Economy   r1-6

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D) Related topics 
D1) sustainable world population  v1  

D2) Peak Oil