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December 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Where is the Rest of the Universe?

As you may or may not know 96% of the Universe is "missing". Please kindly check your cupboards to see if you are unwittingly hiding some of it. Thank you!



OK so scientists can't explain why the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate rather than slowing down as you would expect, so they have come up with the idea of dark matter and dark energy to explain it.

There's no proof of either, but it's a nice idea and helps justify spending billions on Hadron Colliders that might… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on December 20, 2009 at 8:20 — No Comments

Copenhagen - Success or Failure?

Having been in Copenhagen for some of the COP15 process over the last two weeks and watching like everyone else the - will they, won't they - charade played out by the world's leaders one is forced to ask the question - did the Conference end in abject failure or was it in fact a success?



It is hard to see the Conference as being any kind of success, but then that depends on how we define success and what eyes we use to look at the gathering with.



Yes, of course we all… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on December 19, 2009 at 7:39 — No Comments

Quick Guide to COP15 - The UN Climate Change talks in Copenhagen

Primer [1] [2]



Point of Clarification: The COP in COP15 doesn’t stand for Copenhagen. It stands for Conference of the Parties, and it’s the 15th such event, i.e. COP8 took place in Kyoto, Japan, in 1992.



Who’s involved? [3] Representatives from 192 countries that have ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992) grouped into three categories, as follows…



> Annex 1 Countries: Industrialized nations, e.g.… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on December 10, 2009 at 6:56 — No Comments

The commons as a strategic perspective for social movements

FROM - http://www.keimform.de/2009/11/29/the-commons-as-a-strategic-perspective-for-social-movements/



SEE ALSO - Everything Open and Free - http://www.mindmeister.com/28717702/everything-open-and-free



The power of social movements lies in their heterogeneity. Because of it, they achieve… Continue

Added by Kevin Flanagan on December 3, 2009 at 2:27 — No Comments

Are We Missing the Point Here?

OK so next week COP15 kicks off in Copenhagen and although Barack Obama is now attending the signs are that no binding agreements are going to be reached about lowering emissions. I hope I am wrong but the signs aren't looking great at the moment. So will it be another bout of rhetoric, protectionism, silo mentalities, reality denials and posturing?



Well maybe, because I am going for some of it so look out for me there! :)

See:… Continue

Added by Tony Kearney on December 1, 2009 at 9:17 — 1 Comment

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