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Cast Your Vote for Performance Improvement

Forums continue to refer to the Net gain or loss that could be a consequence of our voting actions on the 23rd June. This post is not necessarily reflective of how I may be voting in the upcoming referendum but like most people eligible to vote, I have spent considerable time wading through the pros & cons of BREXIT.

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This Way to the 21st Century

In 2005, when asked about the possibility of peak oil, the Saudi oil minister was quoted as saying “The Stone Age didn't end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” While I don’t agree with this particular analogy in regard to peak oil – historically each transition from the previous energy source has been for a higher energy dense fuel, one that’s been easier to store, transport, and is more cost effective. 

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The New Buzz

We are a culture of Buzz Words and acronyms and quite frankly I, and I am sure many of my peers, get a bit fed up with the latest flavour of terminology in the media. What is most irritating is that many of the supposed latest concepts are not new. Take Big Data for example. 

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Take Desalination with a Pinch of Salt

It is a widely accepted theory that an effect of global climate change is an increase of extreme weather events. A study published in Nature Climate Change in April 2015 suggests these effects are already evident. Attributing 75% of moderate temperature increase extremes and 18% of precipitation extremes to human factors.