Losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than double by 2050, because of climate change and socioeconomic development. Understanding the risk posed by large-scale floods is of growing importance and will be key for managing climate adaptation.
Current flood losses in Europe are likely to double by 2050, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change by researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Institute for Environmental Studies in Amsterdam, and other European research centers. Socioeconomic growth accounts for about two-thirds of the increased risk, as development leads to more buildings and infrastructure that could be damaged in a flood. The other third of the increase comes from climate change, which is projected to change rainfall patterns in Europe.
The web is incredible. I love the web. In so many ways it has improved the lives of millions by transforming society, education, culture, community, and commerce. But the most amazing thing about the web is simple yet devastatingly powerful, and the whole reason the web exists in the first place….
Energy, energy everywhere!
It is well known that certain radiations—such as those of ultra-violet light, cathodic, Roentgen rays, or the like—possess the property of charging and discharging conductors of electricity… My own experiments and observations lead me to conclusions more in accord with the theory heretofore advanced by me that sources of such radiant energy throw off with great velocity minute particles of matter which are strongly electrified, and therefore capable of charging an electrical conductor, or, even if not so, may at any rate discharge an electrified conductor either by carrying off bodily its charge or otherwise.
— Nikola Tesla, “Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy”.
According to Tesla, (his) “ether” holds an immense quantity of energy in potential state, available to be used by anyone who possesses the appropriate equipment.
So, employing what will be called the Schumann resonance to charge the Earth’s atmosphere — or better yet, employing what he calls the [free] “radiant energy” — (positively charged) and a wireless system to transmit electrical power over any distance, everyone in every part of the world could receive electricity straight from the sky with a simple receiver linked to the ground (negatively charged).
The problem is that all this is theoretical and, at the moment, scientists who have officially tested this concept affirm that it’s unworkable.
Is this convenient for all the powerful masters of the world? I don’t know. I certainly would like to see more serious and peer-reviewed studies about this topic. Conversely, there are a lot of conspiracy theories behind this concept but, since none of these theories alleges objective evidences, we enter in the pseudoscience’s range, that I refuse to discuss.
To learn more, I recommend you to go directly to the source. So here Tesla’s patents relating to this topic.
For the radiant energy device
685957 - Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy.
For wireless power system through earth
593138 - Electrical Transformer.
645576 - System of Transmission of Electrical Energy.
649621 - Apparatus for Transmission of Electrical Energy.
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This is where all our greenhouse gases come from … sources, users and the volume of gases. Also check a more in-depth analysis at Grist.
One thing to remember is that while a gas like methane is only 1/5th of the emission volume, its greenhouse effect is 20 times that of CO2, pound for pound.
Source : io9.com
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