Make environment our 2018 priority

The year has barely started, and already we have so many reports of weather and climate-related events. Heavy wind, snow storms and below-freezing temperatures paralysed cities in the United States’ East Coast. New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was in chaos with hundreds of flights suspended. Yet, just weeks previously, big fires linked to a heat wave were sweeping …

Passive House

Passive House- Doing more with less What is passive about a Passive House? A Passive House requires very little energy to maintain a constant, pleasant temperature. In this sense, such buildings are almost “passive” as they need hardly any active heating or cooling to stay comfortable year-round. Excellent insulation and highly efficient heat recovery systems make this possible. Passive design …

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Too hot to work? The hotter it is, the slower you work

‘If you are physically active in work, the hotter it is, the slower you work’ Global warming will cost the world economy more than $2 trillion (RM8.6 trillion) a year in lost productivity by 2030 as it becomes too hot to work in many sectors, according to major new study. The figures suggest that climbing temperatures will make it harder …

全球暖化加剧退缩·天山一号冰川50年后或消失

中国新疆乌鲁木齐的“天山一号冰川”已存在480万年,但最近科学家发现,全球暖化导致融化速度加快,50年后冰川可能彻底消失。 中国科学院的李忠勤与团队,每年对天山一号冰川进行检测,最近一次是今年4月。55年前面积还有1.95平方公里的天山一号冰川,现在只剩下1.54平方公里,缩减约19%。 根据测量数据,冰川东、西两边的与去年同期相比,分别退缩约7.2公尺和6.3公尺,冰川正加速退缩,主因是夏季气温升高,而人为因素亦加剧过程,50年后冰川可能彻底消失。小图为观测人员在新疆“天山一号冰川”进行检查。 于此,世界各地的科学家针对全球绿化的方案正在进行各样化的研究,希望对此能缓慢融化的速度。在各项研究当中,占多数科学家一致认为有效的使用隔热措施会减缓全球暖化的速度。其中,纳米技术中的隔热漆就能有效地发挥作用。尤其是隔绝传导型的隔热漆:热传导率极低,使热能传导几乎隔绝,将温差环境隔离。更多请点击 http://www.macles.com.my/thermocool/ 文章部分来源: 星洲日报/国际·2017.05.24