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 A part of the inquiry of co2sos is registered in following FAQ. We greatly appreciate if it serves as a reference. Please inform us by all means when there are some any suggestions like a mistake and an improper expression, etc.

(Q1-1) What does the measurement of the CO2 density of the atmosphere mean?
(A1-1) World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that aims at the realities grasp and research promotion for the climate change measures also the CO2 density of the atmosphere. The measuring data is generally used for the investigative purpose. For instance, it is used to analyze the global warming forecast. However, our trying to measure the CO2 density has not aimed at the research. We aim to touch off people on the earth by disclosing measurements, and to contribute to promotion of measures for controlling global warming etc. Of course, it is also possible to use measurements that we disclose for the purpose of the research.

(Q1-2) Why does it contribute to promotion of measures for controlling global warming that measurements of the CO2 density of atmosphere are disclosed?
(A1-2) We disclose measurements in a method interesting of people on the earth. People can deepen discernment to the global warming issue starting with it. It is one means of the introduction into this problem. At the same time, we variously exert our ingenuity so that those people may have communications with high density mutually. As a result, we want to expand the circle of sympathy with the global warming issue, and to rouse various world opinions concerning promotion of global warming measures. And, we give the incentive to be positively related to global warming measures more than before to various actors who move a international political and economic system such as each country governments and the enterprises. We aim to contribute to promotion of measures by the above-mentioned activity.

(Q1-3) Do you use method of what disclosing to be interested in measurements?
(A1-3) Measurements have been disclosed in World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that aims at the realities grasp and research promotion for the climate change measures. However, it stays in one update a month by the homepage in the Internet. The method proposes by us is a means to have the charm and the originality that has not been had so far by using SL (refer (A2-1)) in addition to www and disclosing in real time.

(Q1-4) How is the discernment of people's global warming issues deepened?
(A1-4) We want to explain and guide the reference according to visitor's level by the staff who arranged at our surveillance center that is in SL (refer (A2-1)). We think it chiefly introduces the homepage of our group and other organizations. It is also possible to see the homepage at the same time to access SL with a personal computer. Because we also study every day, we think that we often teach from you. Moreover, not only the explanation of couple 1 by the staff but also the discussion and the information exchange among two or more visitors are possible. It is also possible to use the control center as a salon for that. By these activities, and according to an increase of the member, People's discernment is expected to deepen with accelerating speed.

(Q1-5) What device do you do so that people may have communications with high density?
(A1-5) By using a very generality communications tool named SL (refer (A2-1)), the exchange that overcomes travel time and the time difference becomes possible (refer (A3-2)). Moreover, in the sense similar to RL (Real Life), without putting expenditure like RL, it is also possible to do the activity to gather guest (refer (A2-2)) in SL. Such feature of SL is used full.

(Q2-1) What is SL (Second Life)?
(A2-1) “Second Life (SL)" is a virtual world and metaverse (it's an electronic third-order former space in the Internet) that Linden Lab company manages, and that company is opening the headquarters in San Francisco, the United States. You manipulate human called avatar who is your one's double in SL, you move various places, and can enjoy the conversation and shopping, etc. as well as real world (Real Life).

(Q2-2) In the use of SL to disclose measurements of the CO2 density, what charm and originality arise?
(A2-2) A big difference with www not only displays measurements but also the activity similar to RL (Real Life) becomes possible in SL. For instance, such an activity is also possible that the staff at the surveillance center guides and explains variety, and people in the world discuss concerning the global warming issue. Moreover, people in many parts of the world can readily access by home at free time, and those people can do communications freely. Therefore, it can be said that SL has the possibility that sharing and the sympathy of the global warming issue expand with accelerating speed. And, it is also possible to do the activity to gather guest in SL in the sense similar to RL without putting expenditure like RL. For instance, the guest is gathered by the event of live music etc. and we do public relations. Because energy like RL is not required to move of people and to set up facilities in SL, it can be said that SL is an environment where it doesn't harm the environment of RL.

(Q3-1) Because young people are centers in the user of SL, is there a doubt in the effect on an age group and various related groups that bear the kernel of a social activity, and is the mainspring only of turning the wheels of society obtained?
(A3-1) It is the biggest feature of SL that people in many parts of the world can readily access by home at free time, and those people can do communications freely. The activity like us and the activity of NGO don't pursue the profit like the private company, but are assumed to be a basis to obtain the cooperator who agrees to the aim of the activity. Therefore, communications are important elements to act. Moreover, when acting on the world scale, it is faced with the problem of the time difference in addition to travel time in RL (Real Life). SL is a communications tool that has the possibility that those barriers can be lost. And, it is also possible to do the activity to gather guest in SL in the sense similar to RL without putting expenditure like RL. We aim to show the model case with use of such SL through this activity as one of the targets. If this activity of us proves a new possibility of SL as the communications tool suitable for the public-interest activity, the participation of NGO in SL will increase in the future. Consequently, if communications of NGO that works on global environmental concerns are activated, and the circle of sympathy concerning global environmental concerns extends, we think that it is motivated that using SL turns the wheels of society.

(Q3-2) How is the time difference in addition to travel time overcome by using SL?
(A3-2) It can access the place where it wants to take communications such as surveillance center of us who set it up in SL only by operating the personal computer of home and the office. Therefore, neither travel time nor expenditure like RL (Real Life) is needed. And, energy is not basically consumed. This is a big advantage in not only the international activity but also a domestic one. About the time difference, the message can be sent for the image to e-mail the other party who wants to take communications. If this function is used, the problem of the time difference is lost. Only if you overcome travel time and the time difference, it is possible even by e-mail etc. besides SL. However, it is also possible to do the activity to gather guest in SL in the sense similar to RL without putting expenditure like RL. It can be said that there is a big possibility as the communications tool in SL with all these functions.

(Q4-1) Because the measurement and disclosure the CO2 density of the atmosphere are the activities that public interest is high, and wide-ranging, isn't it the one to be offered as public service?
(A4-1) It is originally correct. However, the method of using SL as a means of disclosure and announcing to public seems to be still high the hurdle so that a public organization may adopt it. Therefore, we become pioneers and try to disclose measurements in real time. If we can prove the optical effect to be large, it is expected to be taken into a public organization sooner or later. At that time, only the measurement and disclosure the CO2 density will be separated from our activity. But, according to the situation, such a possibility remains that our surveillance center keeps becoming a satellite at the disclosing center of a public organization, the transmission of data being received, and we disclose it. And, the biggest feature of SL enables a free and light-hearted communications in the world scale. It is not suitable for the business style of a public organization of various activities that make the best use of that feature. It will continue afterwards because it is suitable that we do it.

(Q4-2) Why can’t the business style of a public organization make the best use of the feature of SL?
(A4-2) A typical business style of a public organization is following. The provided business is done based on regulations of the law etc. that are grounds where the organization is set up. And, the business is done at provided daytime without doing communications with outside people. Therefore, it doesn't especially need the communications tool like SL. On the other hand, the activity like us and the activity of NGO are assumed to be a basis to obtain the cooperator who agrees to the aim of the activity. Therefore, communications are necessary and indispensable elements. Besides, it is necessary to overcome the wall of travel time and the time difference when acting on the world scale. SL is a communications tool that has the possibility that these barriers can be lost (refer (A3-2)).

(Q4-3) Isn't it efficient to appeal for an existing weighing device to a public organization availably without originally measuring it?
(A4-3) We begin to search for the possibility. But, a public organization seems to have resistance because there are no results of the use of SL as the means of disclosure. In the future, to advance the negotiation with a public organization as smoothly as possible, we previously make results of the measurement and disclosure in other points with high expectation that cooperation can be received from public organization. And, we think that we will obtain the content that can do presentation to a public organization.

(Q5-1) How is the measuring device set up in many parts of the world?
(A5-1) At the homepage on www and the control center in SL, we recruit the cooperator who agrees to the aim of our activity and sets up weighing device. We think that, the cooperator sets it up and connects it with www to transmit measurements to the our surveillance center.

(Q5-2) Is there an expectation that the installation cooperator is obtained?
(A5-2) We announce the aim of our activity enough to public at the homepage on www and the surveillance center in SL. We think the direct appeal to a domestic each municipality, the university, research laboratories, and the private company. We develop the activity to receive the subsidy of the activity capital with the municipality that has the support system of the global environment protection activity. As a result, if confidence and the trust of the society of our activity can be acquired by obtaining some official recognition like the subsidy etc., we think that it becomes easier to acquire the person who agrees our aim. We appeal to participate as one approach of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) to the private company. By these activities, we think that we can acquire the cooperator who agrees to the aim of our activity, and sets up measuring device.

(Q5-3) How much is necessary for the installation cost and the maintenance fee a measuring device? Moreover, is there an expectation that the installation cooperator is obtained even when the cost is considered?
(A5-3) The cost of the measuring device and its installation is about 300,000 to 500,000 yen a place. And, it costs connected expense to the Internet (no need when already connected), the electricity bill, and the repairing cost of the breakdown etc. for the maintenance fee. Because the load is a little large personally, we think that various groups such as NPO (NGO), public organizations, and the enterprises become cooperators. Because there is a system that delivers the subsidy to this kind of global environment protection activity according to the municipality, our group supports the application. Therefore, we think that there is enough expectation that the cooperator who sets up the measuring device is obtained.

(Q5-4) How is other activity capitals secured even if the cooperator sets up the measuring device?
(A5-4) The institutor of this group has privately paid expenditure up to now. Because expenditure increases as the activity expands in the future, we want the person who agrees to the aim of this activity, and became member (The member in SL is excluded) to pay the fee. Additionally, fund-raising from person who participated in event of live music etc., advertising revenue on homepage, and the contribution are appropriated to expenditure. I want to secure the transparency of the operation of the capital by leaving the auditor of the financial situation, and obtaining the authorization of NGO.

(Q5-5) Is there a concrete measure to expand the activity to foreign countries?
(A5-5) An English version on the homepage has already been made, and we are recommending the foreigner who visited the surveillance center in SL to make the homepage see. Moreover, the board that introduces the content of our activity has already been set up in facilities in SL that the Innsbruck university in Austria manages. Besides this, the activity introduction sentence of an English version is described to the profile on SL of the staff who takes charge of the international cooperation activity, the staff is going round facilities in SL by which foreign countries gather, and the result such as entering of the inquiry from the foreigner who saw this goes up. We want to secure two or more staff in the future who can speak English, and to arrange them at the surveillance center in SL. Anyway, we think that SL comes in a center place where the chance of the international cooperation activity is gripped because a lot of foreigners of one million person order are accessing SL. We think that we research an overseas activity group on the Internet, and individually approach the group.

(Q6-1) What is concretely thought as a method of announcing the aim of the activity to public at the surveillance center in SL?
(A6-1) We think that it is an important point of public relations to visually catch the interest by a real-time display of measurements. Additionally, we arrange the staff at the surveillance center, and have them do the guide and the explanation to visitors at any time. Moreover, we set up various facilities such as the live house, gallery, and flea market in the surveillance center, and we do public relations by gathering the person by holding various events such as live music and photograph exhibition, and using the chance.

(Q6-2) What one is music live in the virtual third-order former space named SL?
(A6-2) Avatar who is participant's one's double gathers in the live house in SL. DJ and the musician perform music as well as RL, and the stage with the presence while exchanging visual effects such as lightings is produced. People all over the world can participate in this event only by operating the personal computer while it is in home as long as it is at time.

(Q6-3) What one is photograph exhibition in the virtual third-order former space named SL?
(A6-3) The image by the photograph taken in RL is exhibited in the gallery in SL. The producer guides the visitor besides freely appreciating, and the visitor talks mutually. People all over the world can participate in this event only by operating the personal computer while it is in home as long as it is at time.

(Q6-4) What one is the flea market in the virtual third-order former space named SL?
(A6-4) We offer the market where what became unnecessary can be sold with various goods that are produced and used in SL such as clothes of avatar and furniture, and the visitor talks mutually. People all over the world can participate in this event only by operating the personal computer while it is in home as long as it is at time.