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Global Warming is a threat to our planet
Nikola Tesla had a dream, to use the energy of the sun, the wind and the sea for the benefit of humanity.
Global Energy Crisis is facing our
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One hundred years ago, Nikola Tesla, the great environmentalist and great scientist, foresaw the need for clean, environmentally safe electrical energy. Tesla is the father of the system of polyphase alternating current electricity which is the standard of electricity in the world today. Electrical energy is clean, efficient, environmentally safe, easily transferable and available from waterfalls, rivers and seas. It could also be obtained from clouds, as Benjamin Franklin did with the kite.
Nikola Tesla had a dream ... to use the energy of the sun, the wind, and the sea for the benefit of humanity.
The United Nations Conference on climate change in Kyoto, Japan, representing more than 150 countries, is taking the first step to cope with a global climate change.
Climate Changes Causes Sever Drought in Australia - Drying Out Wheat Crops,
AUSTRALIAN farmers typically grow and export a lot of wheat. It's a winter crop that is grown without irrigation, dependent on soil moisture and some rain to get it through.
In June this year the forecast was for a great crop – 22 million tonnes. Then late winter and spring rains failed across southern Australia, and the wheat crop shrivelled. The forecast now is for 9.5 million tonnes, down 62 per cent on last year's harvest.
Some are blaming the failed wheat crop on climate change. Indeed, even Sir Nicholas Stern, in his new report, claims Australia is already suffering longer droughts and declining rainfall as a result of climate change. But nowhere does the rainfall record show an abnormal decline.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has information on rainfall back to 1900. If we look at the chart for the Murray Darling Basin, one of the hardest hit regions this year, it is evident that there have been periods of rainfall just as low in the past.
The 11-year rolling average, the trend line shown in charts, indicates there has been no general increase or decrease in rainfall over the past 100 years. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased by about 30 per cent over this same period.
I'm not suggesting we shouldn't be concerned about the elevated and rising levels of carbon dioxide, but to suggest that because the wheat crop failed this winter, we have climate change is indeed drawing a long bow.
Australian Greens leader Bob Brown and Labor's Kim Beazley have suggested that if Prime Minister John Howard signed Kyoto or made us reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by some 60-90 per cent, we could stop climate change and droughts.
The Tesla Memorial Society of New York letter to the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat on Climate Changes:
Executive Secretary, Michael Zammit Cutajar of the Kyoto Conference, replys to the Tesla Memorial Society of New York letter above:
A Message from Kyoto
(This letter can be found at http://unfccc.int/cop7/latest/kyotomzcen.html)
H.E. Mr. Michael Zammit Cutajar
Climate Change Secretariat UNFCCC
It has already been four years since the COP3 took place in Kyoto in December 1997. So far, throughout the world, people are working towards the common goal of preventing global warming and continuing to carry out tough negotiations. As a consequence, at the COP6 part 2 in Bonn last July, the core part of the Kyoto Protocol was finally agreed upon. We would like to express our deepest respect to the passion and effort that each country has put towards emphasizing the preventing global warming.
In this meeting, it is our expectation that all the participating countries will reach total agreement and overcome the opposition and disagreement in their opinions over the implementation of the detailed regulations that still remain in the Protocol.
Nowadays, as you can see the levels of CO2 in our atmosphere are higher than ever. As a result of global warming, places the world over are experiencing such phenomenon as the melting of glaciers and the polar ice-caps. There is also an increasing frequency of abnormal weather patterns. Influence from global warming is seen all over the world and it is becoming a big threat to the future of humankind and the earth. Making this century as "the century for the environment" which is full of bright dreams and hopes, as well as bringing up all the creatures on the earth, all the countries, communities and residents need to bring their wisdom together and to take effective action as soon as possible.
In Kyoto, the "Kyoto Global Environment Declaration" was announced world-wide right after the COP3. At the same time, both Kyoto Prefecture and the City of Kyoto have continued dedicated efforts to achieve over a 10% reduction CO2, a target which was set by our own initiative. These measures have been expanding networks and have resulted in a positive outcome.
In this meeting, I strongly hope that all the countries in the world will be able to reach a constructive agreement as well as establish an effective policy that will prevent global warming. To conclude this message from Kyoto, the people of Kyoto wish you take active contribution to having the Kyoto Protocol into effect by 2002.