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Doha Climate Change Conference, a paper-smart meeting with a lot of content

The ‘bare minimum’ agreement reached this weekend at the United Nations Meeting on Climate Change in Doha means that there will be a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol until the year 2020. The ...

The challenge of lighting and heating a city at 25° below zero

In a city like Riga, the capital of Latvia, winter temperatures can reach 25 degrees below zero without this necessarily even being the result of cold winds from Siberia. For  this reason, supplying sufficient energy ...

Why are summers no longer summers and winters no longer cold?  What is this famous ‘climate change’ all about, anyway?

These days, who hasn’t heard about global warming, radical temperature changes, melting icecaps, droughts, hurricanes, etc.? Hardly a week goes by without the news featuring some item linked to the famous climate change phenomenon. In ...