Recarbonization

The US Trump policy is to return to the age of plentiful cheap fossil fuel that made America great in the 1950s-1960s.
Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the US, the Trump administration has declared in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for efficient cars and other conservation programs.”
There is a pattern of actions, opening up more restricted and offshore drilling sites. Reducing regulatory oversight and increasing the effective subsidies. De-funding the attempts to promote efficiency and reversing the attempts to reduce emissions. All of this is consistent with past attitudes to fossil fuel use, but it may need a historical context to see why.


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HOW2inAE- Wavy lines and rippling ribbons

I recently noticed a fad or fashion (probably over now) for animated curves as a secondary animation to engage attention, but not distract, from the main text/image. This tutorial video for AE revisits a very old way of creating such effects.

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A metered response

A passing comment on a blog -(Irony meter hit full deflection…) – prompted a graphic response.

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Back-handed Radiation

I have been honoured with a drive-by posting from nickreality65 explaining why back radiation does not exist.
Here is his argument;-


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Written in the Past

This essay is a nostalgic tribute to one of the early wonders of the evolving internet from just a decade or so ago that provides an important insight into deep time.

The history of our planet is encoded in the rocks. The chemistry and structure conveys their age and the environment in which they formed. But the language is limited until life adds a complex new alphabet to the rocks in the Cambrian. The fossils of Life dictate the story of the Earth and all life upon it, as it has evolved over more than 500 million years.

This is how Cladistics and the hyperlink combined to provide a deep insight into our place within Earth history in which form and content reach an elegant synergy.

PALAEOS

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politix of Envy

Politixs of Envy

The Capuchin monkey experiment  showing an individual content with cucumber until an associate receives grape, shows that a sense of justice is deeply embedded in social animals. Or at least that resentment at getting less than another crosses the species barrier. But that plays out in human affairs in ways that go beyond mere envy.

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Three causes of climate change

The title is gratuitous click-bait.
There is no science, just a Gif animation I could not resist posting.

That’s it.

Back Radiation II. The video

As the last post on this subject was so popular,
here is the remake released straight to video.
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Back radiation and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.

Simplified thermodynamic system.
If Each ball=40J

Then without the Green box the Blue box would receive and emit 150J/sec and working back from S.B, emitted E=T^4, has a temp of ~ 196KWith the Green box returning and extra 10J/sec to the Blue box as back radiation it emits 160J/sec and has a temp of 200K.
The Green box receiving and emitting 40J/sec has a temp of ~141K

For the context and further explanation please see the full post.


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HOW2inAE make a cube.

With not enough climate, and too much weather to talk about recently, here is another in the Adobe After Effects tutorial series.

This is an accurate and reasonably simple way to make a controllable 3D cube in AfterEffects.

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