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Never ‘burn economy’ for sake of image, Liberal MP says

Posted December 14, 2015 01:46:18

A Liberal MP says the Federal Government should not revise its greenhouse reduction targets following the signing of the historic climate modify deal in Paris.

The international climate adjust conference adopted an international accord on Sunday, aimed at transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and slowing the pace of worldwide warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

The Federal Government mentioned the agreement would permit for additional action to be taken in the future to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

Historic climate deal

  • Deal to limit international warming to “nicely under” 2C, aiming for 1.5C
  • Greenhouse gas emissions want to peak “as soon as achievable”, followed by fast reduction
  • Deal will remove use of coal, oil and gas for energy
  • Fossil fuels to be replaced by solar, wind energy
  • Developed nations to give $ US100b a year from 2020 to aid building nations
  • Study about much more highlights of the deal

But Liberal MP Dennis Jensen claims the agreement is “primarily meaningless” and that the Government ought to not change its present emissions target.

“The complete globe wants to have related commitments and be similarly attaining those targets,” he stated.

“[There is] no reason why we must be metaphorically burning our economy just to appear excellent on the global stage.”

Liberal MP Craig Kelly has meanwhile employed Facebook to poke exciting at the proposal.

Australia’s target of a 26 to 28 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030 remains unchanged, but the Paris agreement will put pressure on the Government to do far more.

The deal puts in place mechanisms to overview reduction targets every five years beginning from 2020, which will incorporate Australia.

Every stocktake will have to outcome in a far more ambitious target, which is expected to cause concern within the Coalition.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop conceded that would be a challenge for the Government, but that the deal would offer further “flexibility” to do a lot more on climate modify.

“Of course if we’re being ambitious over time we will need to have to perform even tougher,” Ms Bishop told reporters in Paris after the signing of the deal.

“But we don’t want to harm our economy without getting an environmental impact.”

Topics: climate-adjust, planet-politics, federal-government, australia

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Saturn’s biggest moon glows green in new image released by NASA

Updated December ten, 2015 01:03:51

Saturn's moon Titan. Photo: The new image was designed by combining multiple near-infrared images taken in the course of a higher-altitude flyby on November 13. (Supplied: NASA)

NASA has released a composite image of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, constructed from pictures taken by the Cassini spacecraft, that shows the moon’s surface as an alternative of its hazy atmosphere.

NASA’s web site explains the image shows terrain largely on the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Titan, like the dark, dune-filled regions of Fensal to the north and Aztlan to the south, which together type the shape of a sideways letter H.

Titan is tidal locked, meaning the same side usually faces towards Saturn, just as the Moon is tidal locked to Earth.

Cassini flew as close as 10,000 kilometres to the “rich and complicated” planet of Titan throughout the November 13 flyby, which was considerably greater than typical flybys at 1,200 kilometres but permitted the spacecraft to capture moderate-resolution views more than wide areas, with a resolution of a few kilometres per pixel.

The image, which shows different levels of detail due to the different altitudes the person photographs have been taken from, was taken at near-infrared wavelengths that penetrated the thick orange haze of Titan’s atmosphere.

The colours in the image are false and represent the wavelengths of light collected by Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS) instrument, from blue at 1.3 microns, by way of green at two. microns, to red at 5. microns.

Visible light is centred about .five microns.

‘Remarkably Earth-like processes’

NASA says images taken by the Cassini orbiter show ‘remarkably Earth-like processes’ shaping the surface of Titan.

The moon is covered with tall dunes, river channels and excellent lakes, and is the only moon in our solar technique to have a thick atmosphere.

There are comparatively handful of meteorite craters on Titan, which means that its surface need to be reasonably young, becoming reshaped by wind, liquid and tectonic movement similar to processes on Earth.

However, because the surface of Titan is at -179 degrees Celsius, the sand is composed of dark hydrocarbon grains, solid surfaces are water ice as difficult as rock, and the liquid present on Titan’s surface, in its atmosphere and falling as rain, is methane, which is gaseous on Earth.

Though the atmosphere of Titan is largely nitrogen (about 95 per cent), most of the remainder is methane, not oxygen.

Methane, a compound of carbon and hydrogen, is broken down by cosmic radiation in Titan’s upper atmosphere, contributing to the orange haze that obscures the surface from visible light.

The carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen in Titan’s atmosphere outcome in a range of organic molecules, producing it similar to Earth’s early atmosphere just before life developed.

The Cassini mission is a cooperative project between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency, and is managed by means of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which designed, developed and assembled the Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras.

Topics: space-exploration, spacecraft, united-states

First posted December 10, 2015 00:43:39

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