In Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen - the nation's leading scientist on climate issues - speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. Although Hansen was Al Gore's science adviser for the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, his recent data shows that our situation is even more dire today. But politicians haven't made the connection between the policy and the science. Hansen shows why Gore's solution - cap and trade - won't work, why we must phase out all coal, and why 350 parts per million of carbon is a goal we must achieve in the next two decades if our children and grandchildren are to avoid global meltdown and the storms of the book's title. This urgent manifesto bucks conventional wisdom (including the Kyoto Protocol) and is sure to stir controversy, but Hansen - whose climate predictions have come to pass again and again, beginning in the 1980s when he first warned Congress about global warming - is the single most credible voice on the subject worldwide. Hansen paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in the near future, mere years and decades from now, if we follow the course we're on. But he is also an optimist, showing that there is still time to do what we need to save the planet. Urgent, strong action is needed, and this book, released just before the Copenhagen Conference in December 2009, will be key in setting the agenda going forward to create a groundswell, a tipping point, to save humanity from a dire fate more imminent than we had supposed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Allen Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001183/bk_tant_001183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Turkey, regional development has been grasped as an extension of national development and top-down policies have been applied.However, these policies have not been successful and created deep socio-economic disparities between the regions.With Turkey's highly motivated accession bid to EU,at the end of the 1990s, effects of Copenhagen Criteria have been influential in the country.Europeanization process obliges amendments in many parts of Turkish polity as well as the administrative structure of Turkey.The process favors bottom-up, decentralized policies where regional actors become more active in the decision-making mechanism.With regards to this new instruments of regional policy are introduced. In this context,the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) was established and 26 NUTS 2 regions were formed. As a novel attempt,26 Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), which are derived from NUTS 2 regions, will be generated in Turkey. It is an innovative attempt since it devolves some responsibilities of the state to regional level and promotes region-specific policies.In this respect, two RDAs were established in Turkey and Izmir Development Agency is one of them.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Radio Holger is a Danish radio station transmitting in Metropolitan Copenhagen. The radio station is a small and local radio station, which has become notable for being critical towards Islam and Islams influence in Denmark and the rest of the world. The term Metropolitan Copenhagen (Danish: Storkøbenhavn or Hovedstadsområdet) consist of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg municipalities and the former Copenhagen County, except for the municipalities Høje-Taastrup, Ledøje-Smørum, in all, 18 municipalities, and except parts of Ballerup, Greve (of former Roskilde County), Ishøj, former Søllerød and former Værløse, mentioned with (the part of) their population included from 2007. Ishøj and Greve are included for the first time since 1999. Population 2008: 1,153,615.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water. It is a general term used to describe the levels of different salts such as sodium chloride, magnesium and calcium sulfates, and bicarbonates. Salinity in Australian English and North American English may also refer to the salt content of soil (see soil salination). The technical term for saltiness in the ocean is salinity. In oceanography, it has been traditional to express salinity not as percent, but as parts per thousand (?), which is approximately grams of salt per kilogram of solution. Other disciplines use chemical analyses of solutions, and thus salinity is frequently reported in mg/L or ppm (parts per million). Prior to 1978, salinity or halinity was expressed as ? usually based on the electrical conductivity ratio of the sample to "Copenhagen water", an artificial sea water manufactured to serve as a world "standard".
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann (October 9, 1846 January 14, 1908), was a Danish poet and dramatist. He is an outstanding figure of the Modern Break-Through. The son of Dr AG Drachmann, whose family was of German extraction, he was born in Copenhagen. Owing to the early death of his Danish mother, the child was left much to his own devices and developed a fondness for semi-poetical performances, organising his companions in heroic games, in which he himself took such parts as those of Peder Tordenskjold and Niels Juel.
Christiansborg Palace, on the islet of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, is the seat of the Folketing, the Danish Prime Minister's Office and the Danish Supreme Court. Also, several parts of the palace are used by the monarchy, including the Royal Reception Rooms, the palace chapel and the royal stables. The palace is thus the house of Denmark's three supreme powers: the executive power, the legislative power, and the judicial power. It is the only building in the world which is the home of all a nation's three supreme powers. Christiansborg Palace is owned by the Danish state, and is run by the Palaces and Properties Agency. The present building is the last in a series of successive castles and palaces constructed in the same site since the erection of the first castle in 1167. Since the early fifteenth century, the various buildings have served as the base of the central administration, until 1794 as the principal residence of the Danish kings and after 1849 as the seat of parliament. The palace today bears witness to three eras of Danish architecture, as the result of two serious fires. The first fire occurred in 1794 and the second in 1884.