limjunying

About Me

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The above photo was taken during my recent Earthwatch expedition to Iceland where we were helping out with the data collection for the researchers. We were interested in certain glacial phenomenon at some glacial tongues and the impact and extent of geologically recent glacial outburst floods.

I’m the fella smack in the middle. Why am I wearing a camouflage outershell jacket you might ask? Because I’ve spent 2 years in the military for National Service and refuse to let a good Gore-tex jacket go to waste collecting dust until my next military mobilization.

I’m currently an undergraduate at Imperial College London doing a course in Zoology.

My academic interests include evolutionary theory and history, developmental biology and ecology. My pet interests include quantum mechanics, string theory, cosmology, astronomy, geography etc. I like to think myself as interested in the natural world. All aspects of it.

My hobbies include nature trekking and hiking, bird watching, stargazing, photography, badminton, reading.

The aim of this blog is really to educate on green issues: animal conservation, energy efficiency and renewability, climate change. I really hope you find this blog enlightening. I hope to begin writing short essays once I find the time.

Should anybody wish to make a contribution to this blog or just simply contact me, email me at

junyinglim@gmail.com

  1. Southern Ocean Whales Bid Fair Winds And Following Seas To The Crew Of PolarStern

    So Long And Thanks For All The Fish From The Restored Ocean Pasture

    The flagship German research vessel of the European Union and her science crew of 50 scientists from Germany, India, and around the world departed from their Southern Ocean pasture a day or so ago. The ship and her dedicated scientists had prescribed and on January 27th administered 10 tonnes of iron to a several hundred sq. kilometer patch of ocean. The iron was just the tonic the ocean needed and within days a verdant ocean pasture began to bloom. Ocean satellites picked up an image of the bloom on Valentines Day, what better gift for Mother Earth, than her ocean restored and growing nutritious plankton for every form of sea life from tiny krill to the great whales and everything in between fish, penguins, seals, and seabirds.

    Which of these blooms is not like the other?
    Image source http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/

    The project, years in planning, had run into a brief tempest and delays whipped up by the spin of dark green organizations as it was about to begin. Claims that the work would be in violation of some mysterious laws, were quickly proven to be false. Those spinning the claims were the same dark greens who in many statements have declared that they are against mitigation of climate changing CO2 that involves the production of carbon offset credits. As EU president Vaclav Klaus stated earlier this week, “Environmentalists are less concerned about any crisis posed by global warming than they are eager to command human behavior and restrict economic activity.” The EU president has that right even though his skepticism on the topic of global warming, wrought by the obvious casting of the topic as a political fodder by the dark greens, is ill advised. He’s hardly alone in his choosing to oppose the idea of climate change when faced with such obvious politicization of the important topic. More intelligent and caring leaders prevailed in Germany reversing a nefarious order by German environment minister that threatened to stop the project as the ship arrived in mid January in the Southern Ocean.

    Ocean replenishment and restoration as proven possible by this experiment might remove seven times as much CO2 from the air as the Kyoto Protocol calls for. The oceans pastures have been decimated by high CO2 resulting in billions of tonnes of lost plant life in just a few decades. Replenishing the mineral micro-nutrients, esp. iron, can restore those pastures and turn billions of tonnes of CO2 into ocean life instead of acidifying ocean death.

    Here at Planktos Science we are tickled green that the LohaFex ocean replenishment and restoration project has gone so well. The tonnes of iron replenished are now growing what will be millions of tonnes of plankton biomass which in turn will produce hundreds of thousands of tonnes of krill and other zooplankton. The next step on that food chain are the baby calves of the Southern Ocean Great Whales as the new pasture is within their traditional nursery. The food chain formula tells us to expect tens of thousands of tonnes of whales being nourished from this wonderful gesture led by Chief Scientists Victor Smetacek and Wajih Naqvi, our most heartfelt thanks to you both. For more information on ocean replenishment and restoration visit http://www.planktos-science.com

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    http://www.planktos-science.com/newsroom

  2. Hi Green Guy

    I am a film maker working on a collaborative film about plastic and found your site through a google image search. I want to invite you into my projects – what is your adress? mine is brenda@ymogen.net

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