The simple explanation is: "Anthropogenic = Produced by Humans" based on the greek meaning of composite word from Anthropo- (Greek ἄνθρωπος anthropos, "human") and -genic from Ancient Greek -γενής (-genḗs, “producer of”).
German term for BionomicTM Energy System Technology.
"bionomic" is a language derivative of two Greek words: βίος, bios, "life" and νόμος, nomos "custom", "law", "ordinance". We use the term in accordance with the original Greek definition to describe expertise, processes and technologies that follow and use the natural sequences, pathways and processes found on this planet directly - without genetic intervention - for the benefit of humankind, our environment and future.
BionomicTM energy systems refer to systems that are entirely powered by energy derived from natural biological processes without input of outside energy. BionomicTM wastewater processing makes use of bionomicTM energy systems.
bionomic wastewater processing refers to process and technologies that follow natural biological pathways to process human and other wastewaters for capture of their complete resource value and produce clean, rehabilitated water 'en passant'
BionomicTM Energy System Technologies (B.E.S.T.TM Technologies) are technologies that are designed to foster, promote and provide optimum habitat for natural sustainable biological processes and systems which generate surplus renewable energy & resources without external [energy] inputs. The technologies are man made passive constructs with the least possible amount of moving parts for continuous active biological processing of materials. BionomicTM Wastewater Processing uses BionomicTM Energy System Technologies extensively.
see: bionomic a language derivative of two Greek words: βίος, bios, "life" and νόμος, nomos "custom", "law", "ordinance". We use the term in accordance with the original Greek definition to describe expertise, processes and technologies that follow and use the natural sequences, pathways and processes found on this planet directly - without genetic intervention - for the benefit of humankind, our environment and future.
- Synonyms: food-web-farming, #foodwebfarming
According to widely accepted scientific theory, a greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. These gases are thought to be responsible for the greenhouse effect. Hence the name greenhouse gas.
Different greenhouse gases have different global warming potentials. These differences can be expressed as a Carbon dioxide equivalent. If we assign a factor of one to CO2 then Methane would have a factor of 21; Nitrous oxide( N2O) would have a factor of 310; Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) would have a factor between 140-12,100; SF6 23,900 and PFCs 6,500-9,200
The idea that Global Warming is a natural cycle is well understood from paleo data covering the past 1 million years. Is there a difference between current climate, and the natural cycle? For the past million years the natural climate has oscillated between warm periods and ice ages. This shifting in and out of warm periods and ice ages is correlated strongly with Milankovitch cycles. In order to understand the difference between natural cycle and human-caused/influenced global warming, one needs to consider changes in radiative forcing and how this affects systems on Earth such as the atmosphere, vegetation, ice and snow, ocean chemistry and ocean heat content overturn cycles and related effects. The current radiative forcing levels are clearly outside of the natural cycle range.
The definition published at ngo.org is:
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level. Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political particpation through provision of information. Some are organized around specific issues, such as human rights, environment or health. They provide analysis and expertise, serve as early warning mechanisms and help monitor and implement international agreements. Their relationship with offices and agencies of the United Nations system differs depending on their goals, their venue and the mandate of a particular institution.
See also http://www.ngo.org
It is interesting to note that ngo.org fails to mention the significant difference between a NGO and a NPO.
According to "Difference between" a NGO is:
Non-governmental organizations are created by legal persons who are not part of the government. Although NGO funds are mostly raised by the government, they maintain a non-governmental position, and eliminate the need for a government council. This type of organization is also known as a civil society organization. There are forty thousand international NGOs in the world, with the most organizations found in India.
In 1945, after the establishment of the United Nations Organization, the non-governmental organizations became extremely popular. Although, before this time, there were other organizations, such as the famous Rotary International, that began its operation in 1904. By the end of the year 1914, there were one thousand and eighty three NGOs in existence. International NGOs played a vital role in the anti-slavery movement, as well as in the movement for women’s suffrage. The official definition of international NGOs was defined on February 27, 1950, by the resolution 288 (X) of the ECOSOC.
A NPO is a private non-profit organization that uses its extra funds for the purpose of the organization, rather than dividing it between the shareholders. Examples of NPOs are public arts organizations, charitable organizations and foundations.
The Ellenbach Foundation is a NPO.See also : difference between NPO and NGO
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes. Because of their persistence, POPs bioaccumulate with potential significant impacts on human health and the environment. The effect of POPs on human and environmental health was discussed, with intention to eliminate or severely restrict their production, by the international community at the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in 2001.
[GHG] Precursor emissions are compounds that will react with other compounds to potentially form not only GHGs, but also other environmental pollutants and degrading agents. Acid rain is a direct result of just the right mix of precursor emissions.