Definition: Sunny-day Flooding, Radiative or Climate Forcing, Cloud Parameterization, Insolation, Four Way Test, Rotarians

One talk, complex science, modern phenomena, and deep philosophy!

Btw, there’s a new building in Halifax I know that’s going to be prone to sunny day flooding… but nobody seems to be listening.

 

Radiative or climate forcing

The difference between insolation absorbed by the Earth and energy radiated back to space

 

Insolation

Sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface, or is absorbed by it

 

(Cloud) parameterization

Method of replacing (cloud) processes that are too small-scale or complex to be physically represented in the (atmospheric) model by a simplified process

 

Rotarians

Rotary Club members

 

Four Way Test

A nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships (Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?)

 

Sunny-day flooding

Flooding that occurs just when tides are high due to rising sea levels, rather than abnormal weather events

 

Net Negative Day Alternative to Buy Nothing Day and Black Friday

Today is Black Friday for crazy shopping in North America. To protest and counter that, people came up with Buy Nothing Day, but might well turn around to buy something throughout the weekend that now has extended to Cyber Monday. Buying nothing for one day but buying the same net amount later is like delayed hypocrisy. Buy Nothing Day has its merits, but it’s not practical for a lot of people who might be able to save money on something they really need. Buy Nothing Day is a lot more affordable for the wealthy than the less wealthy.

As an alternative to Buy Nothing Day, try what I thought of and practiced this year. It’s something much more practical that I callĀ Net Negative Day. The principle is simple.

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