Category Archives: China

2020 Visions: The Power of Setting Goals

2020 Visions Two projects have strong visions for the year 2020: one is an OpenStreetMap Canada initiative to map all Canadian buildings by 2020 and the other is the United Nations Association United Kingdom (UNA-UK). UNA-UK produced a major report … Continue reading

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Megatrends, Solar Trains and World’s Largest Battery

Megatrends An interesting article from the Guardian newspaper highlights seven megatrends that could benefit global society in the future as well as leading to reduced carbon emissions across the planet. The trends are mostly positive examples of how global society … Continue reading

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Revisiting The Stern Review – Part 1

Revisiting The Stern Review (Part 1) This month sees part 1 of a review of the first three parts of the six part Stern Review. The review looked at the economics of climate change. The blog post will be concluded … Continue reading

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Mapping Pollution & Carbon Dioxide Rapid Increases

Mapping Pollution from Space Over the last few decades there have been many projects that have been monitoring pollution and gathering environmental information from satellite technology. One example is the NASA Aura spacecraft that is monitoring air quality on a … Continue reading

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Tragedy of the Air Common

Air Quality European and other countries are experiencing very poor air quality. China, as a well cited example, is experiencing far worse air quality making it difficult to travel around Beijing on days when the air quality is particularly bad. … Continue reading

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More Islands Appear

Chinese Island Building In a timely manner for this blog, the Chinese are exerting their power and influence on the South China Sea, by building islands. This fits in well with the theme of islands that the blog has been … Continue reading

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Disputed Islands: Senkaku Or Diaoyu Islands?

In the East China Sea are a group of uninhabited islands which consist of five islets and three barren rocks. They are situated approximately 120 nautical miles northeast of Taiwan, 200 nautical miles east of the Chinese mainland and 200 … Continue reading

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