from: "John Page" <johnpageatXYZxyzvshef.freeserve.co.uk>
subject: Note sent to UNESCO in connection with their review meting
to: "Mike Hulme" <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
I thought you might like to see this statement to UNESCO. It stresses an important range of
practical communication problems.
My feeling is that we still have a lot of work to do in Tyndall on sorting out the solar
radiation issues in ways which conform with traditional radiation climatology. The
interaction of the albedo and the global solar radiation implicit in the Hadley outputs
leads to much confusion. I am pressing for much closer look at this in the UMIST Building
Services Tyndall programme. You may find it interesting to visit our prototype SoDa site at
jrc. The reference to this SoDA site is in the UNESCO paper attachment. I would like to get
something about SoDa into the Tyndall publicity. We are currently very interested in
getting beta testers from a wide range of disciplines
I am hoping to link into the Regional Climate Change Agenda as a member of a Northern team
in the context of Yorkshire & Humberside, the region I know exceptionally well from my
Economic Planning days. I had to put together a biography for this. I attach this. It
includes my key climate publications over the last decade. Most of it addresses the solar
radiation agenda. The draft CIBSE guide is an important practical tool. The biography sets
down my regional planning achievements as well as providing the more recent bibliography
concerning my work.
I have not quite decided yet how best to use my policy skills in the context of Tyndall.
The regional agenda is something I understand well. I hear of uncertainties concerning our
research director and his future. If you have views on how I can become more helpful to
Tyndall please let me know.
I am going to the WMO meeting on the Role of Climatological Services in the 21st Century in
mid November. We hope to get some background work done on the UNESCO/UNEP/WMO solar energy
Best wishes John Page
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