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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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jeudi 21 mai 2009

Political Solution to combat Climate Change effectively_One and only one indispensible measure required to substantially reduce CO2-GHG emissions

Jean-Marc Jancovici, from the prestigious applied mathematics and engineering school in France, Polytechnique, is one of the most prominent teachers, consultant experts engaged in the energy and climate change issues. He is a strong advocate for urgent action to fight the now widely known adverse effects of fossil fuel consumption, on greenhouse gases (GHG) levels and global warming (GW).

I have added the permalink to J-M Jancovici's Daily Motion video giving his analysis and strongly argumented plea on what he and several of his more courageous colleagues consider to be the one and only one most important measure required to combat effectively, CO2-GHG emissions: namely to increase the price of fossil fuels.

Jean-Marc's video may be viewed, in french for the time-being, at the link below and also at the link on the RHS-right hand side menu bar "Environment Videos-Confs, Reports"

J-M discusses this in depth in his book "C'est maintenant, 3 ans pour sauver le monde- Now is the time-3 years to save the world". In order to succeed in this herculean task he and his colleague polytechnicien and economist Alain Grandjean seek a socially equitable and acceptable taxation system and propose that at the beginning of each year (or period) a fund be set-up through the taxation system whereby at the end of the the year (or period) the cost increase be redistributed in such a manner that the more modest recover more than they pay and the richer pay the difference.

1. Video Link

2. C'est Maintenant! 3 ans pour sauver Le Monde (Now's the time! 3 years to save The World. by Jean Marc Jancovici et Alain Grandjean, Ed du Seuil (in French)