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Message 2030447 - Posted: 2 Feb 2020, 2:43:38 UTC
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Stockholm in January at Hammarbybacken Alpine Skiing Center...
Instead of snowing the grass is growing!
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Message 2034413 - Posted: 28 Feb 2020, 14:50:46 UTC

https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/carbon-big-foot-climate-impact-streaming-music-videos-200221220408755.html
Watching films and listening to music online produces more greenhouse gas emissions than many realize.
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Message 2034796 - Posted: 1 Mar 2020, 13:47:09 UTC - in response to Message 2034413.  
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https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/carbon-big-foot-climate-impact-streaming-music-videos-200221220408755.html
Watching films and listening to music online produces more greenhouse gas emissions than many realize.

Indeed so...

At least we have all the resource hungry tech concentrated in the data centres which allows for 'going green' for those sooner rather than not soon enough...

There is also the big advantage of reducing the need for commuters to commute, if our culture can adapt to home working or remote working in local 'hubs'.

Where there is a will, there is a positive way forward...


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Message 2034797 - Posted: 1 Mar 2020, 13:49:38 UTC
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How much more disruption before we heed and take notice to 'do something'?


Warm winter ruins German ice wine harvest
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Germany's harvest of ice wine - a dessert wine produced from grapes that have frozen while still on the vine - has failed for the first time because the winter has been too warm.

None of Germany's 13 wine-growing regions had the necessary temperatures...

... The amount of ice wine produced has been dropping in recent years.

"The 2019 vintage will go down in history here in Germany as the first year in which the ice harvest has failed nationwide,"...




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Message 2036152 - Posted: 6 Mar 2020, 1:26:59 UTC
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The ultimate of government and political denial?...


When your capital is sinking... Start again?
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... The Indonesian leadership promises it will be a sustainable city the like of which Indonesia, and arguably the world, has never seen. Environmentalists fear however that this ambitious plan could have disastrous implications.

The architectural team which won the government-run competition to design the capital - Urban+ architects, based in Jakarta - say its aim is to work with nature, not against it...



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Message 2036800 - Posted: 8 Mar 2020, 19:27:39 UTC

Are you doing your bit to affect change?
You are? Are you sure about that?
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Message 2037263 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 10:16:53 UTC

About time, but wasn't that the case in the past?
They will ensure products are designed and manufactured so they last - and so they're repairable if they go wrong.
End of "throwaway" culture?
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Message 2037269 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 11:00:32 UTC - in response to Message 2037263.  

About time, but wasn't that the case in the past?
They will ensure products are designed and manufactured so they last - and so they're repairable if they go wrong.
End of "throwaway" culture?

They did it with cars.
Lancia Beta anyone.
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Message 2041908 - Posted: 31 Mar 2020, 8:21:06 UTC
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Climate change started just after Thomas Becket was murdered.
Thomas Becket: Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder
Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain.
In a study, scientists have found traces of lead, transported on the winds from British mines that operated in the late 1100s.
Air pollution from lead in this time period was as bad as during the industrial revolution centuries later.
The pollution also sheds light on a notorious murder of the medieval era; the killing of Thomas Becket.


For those who don't know who Thomas Becket was, https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Thomas-Becket/
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Message 2046637 - Posted: 23 Apr 2020, 23:21:27 UTC
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From a reckless pollution scandalous disaster that still poisons the Gulf of Mexico:


We're About to Lose One of Our Best Tools to Study the BP Oil Spill's Fallout
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BP’s Deepwater Horizon platform exploded 10 years ago today, but the Gulf of Mexico may never be the same...

... That’s because the main source of funding for a major research initiative is set to expire by the end of this year, essentially leaving researchers in the dark about what deep sea recovery looks like in the wake of the worst oil spill in American history...



All a very convenient cover-up to ignore and forget the continuing poison of the most disastrous oil spill the world has ever suffered?...


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Message 2046639 - Posted: 23 Apr 2020, 23:26:28 UTC
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Disingenuous deadly Marketing at its worst?


The Coal Industry's a New 'Clean Coal' Scheme Is Dirty
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In the summer of 2017, Mary Hess, a retired postal worker, heard rumors about a proposal for a mysterious new coal plant to be built in her town of Dale, Indiana. But for months, they were just rumors, because it was hard to find any details about the project...

... applied for a state permit to construct a coal-to-diesel plant. The application indicated that the facility would spew out 2.2 million tons of carbon a year (the equivalent of roughly 500,000 cars’ annual emissions) as well as known carcinogens like benzene and other pollutants that contribute to asthma...

... Despite all this, last year, Indiana approved it. If it’s constructed, it will be the first facility of its kind in the nation. The proposal marks the coal industry’s latest attempt to rebrand itself...

... If the facility is built, its process of making diesel out of coal will emit millions of tons of poisonous contaminants every year, polluting the climate and harming public health. That’s just the process to make the diesel. Burning it will release even more carbon and other pollutants will be released. But Riverview Energy, which was previously called Clean Coal Refining Corporation, touts the facility as an innovative form of sustainable coal...



At what point of pollution does Marketing and euphemisms turn into simple outright lies?



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Message 2046641 - Posted: 23 Apr 2020, 23:44:56 UTC - in response to Message 2046637.  

But "We Care About the Small People"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th3LtLx0IEM
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Message 2047810 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 15:54:42 UTC
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Deny this?...

Nasa space lasers track melting of Earth's ice sheets
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Scientists have released a new analysis of how the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed, from 2003 to 2019.

The study shows that ice losses from melting have outpaced increases in snowfall, resulting in a 14mm rise in global sea-levels over the period...

... The headline findings from the analysis underline the impacts of a warming climate.

Greenland is losing an average of about 200 gigatonnes (billion tonnes) of ice a year. Antarctica is shedding an average of roughly 118 gigatonnes per annum. One gigatonne of ice is enough water to fill 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Put another way, the sum of ice loss from both polar regions (5,088 gigatonnes) over the study period could fill Lake Michigan in the US...

(Antarctica [alone] has the equivalent of almost 60m of sea-level rise locked away in its ice.)




Very big numbers of big changes over just a few years...

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Message 2048858 - Posted: 11 May 2020, 18:21:53 UTC

Why would anyone Waste 1000 acres of land to Build this crap? I've worked at Nuke ; Coal; Hydro; and Gas PowerPlants and they are Beautiful and Small Compared to these Grotesque Panels and Batteries.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/05/11/campaigners-claim-lithium-batteries-at-huge-uk-solar-farm-could-explode-with-force-of-small-atom-bomb/#

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Message 2048929 - Posted: 12 May 2020, 10:47:46 UTC

Two stories climate related in the Washington Post today.
America’s longest river was recently drier than during the Dust Bowl. And it’s bound to happen again.
For the first decade of the century, the Upper Missouri River Basin was the driest it’s been in 1,200 years, even more parched than during the disastrous Dust Bowl of the 1930s, a new study says.

The drop in water level at the mouth of the Missouri — the country’s longest river — was due to rising temperatures linked to climate change that reduced the amount of snowfall in the Rocky Mountains in Montana and North Dakota, scientists found.

The basin has continued to experience droughts this decade — in 2012, 2013 and 2017 — but their severity in comparison with historic drought is unknown. The “Turn-Of-The-Century Drought” study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused only on the 10 years after 2000.

“In terms of the most severe flow deficits, the driest years of the Turn-Of-The-Century-Drought in the [Upper Missouri River Basin] appear unmatched over the last 1,200 years,” the study said. “Only a single event in the late 13th century rivaled the greatest deficits of this most recent event.”


Rockefeller heirs to Big Oil find dumping fossil fuels improved bottom line
Five years ago, members of the Rockefeller family walked away from the fossil fuels that made them rich, alarmed that burning oil and gas was causing climate change. Now it also seems like a smart financial move. The $1.1 billion Rockefeller Brothers Fund — largely free of oil and gas — has outpaced financial benchmarks, defying predictions of money managers.

Stephen B. Heintz, president of the fund, said the financial performance should bolster those trying to stop investment in industries linked to climate change. “This has become not a symbolic gesture, as might have been viewed at the time we announced,” Heintz said. “It’s become a movement.”

No other name reverberates in the oil industry quite like Rockefeller. John D. Rockefeller Sr. built the Standard Oil empire 150 years ago and became one of the richest Americans in history. An antitrust case in 1911 resulted in the breakup of the trust into the companies that became Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron, among others.

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, founded in 1940 by five sons of John D. Rockefeller Jr., became interested in global warming in 1986 but sharpened its focus on sustainable development and climate change starting in 2005. The fund spends about $15 million each year on grants to support climate change solutions globally.

Several years ago the leaders of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund decided they wanted to match their programs’ priorities with their investment strategy.

“We were extremely uncomfortable with the moral ambivalence of funding programs around the climate catastrophe while still being invested in the fossil fuels that were bringing us closer to that catastrophe,” Heintz said.

Since changing its strategy, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has cut its endowment’s exposure to fossil fuel companies from about 7 percent in 2014 to less than 1 percent of its holdings today. It had ramped up investments consistent with the fund’s mission — including renewable energy in Africa, workforce housing in the United States, services for the poor in India and Latin America, and pollution control in Europe — to $178.2 million by March.

At the same time, the fund’s assets grew at an annual average rate of 7.76 percent over the five-year period that ended Dec. 31, 2019. The fund’s benchmark investment portfolio, made up of 70 percent stocks and 30 percent bonds, would have returned only 6.71 percent annually over the same time frame.
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Message 2050543 - Posted: 29 May 2020, 1:37:24 UTC

The Ten Commandments of EV Denial?

Judge for yourself:

YouTube: Top ten reasons NOT to buy an electric vehicle...



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Message 2050905 - Posted: 3 Jun 2020, 0:38:48 UTC

Instead of working from the top down, Greta should be working from the ground up
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Message 2052522 - Posted: 22 Jun 2020, 16:11:25 UTC
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Meanwhile, more of our world burns:


Arctic Circle sees 'hottest-ever' temperatures
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Temperatures in the Arctic Circle are likely to have hit an all-time record on Saturday, reaching a scorching +38C (100F) in Verkhoyansk, a Siberian town...

... 18C higher than the average maximum daily temperature [for] June...

... The Arctic is believed to be warming twice as fast as the global average...

... [normal] January [temperature] of -42C and then surging in June to +20C. But a persistent heatwave this year in the Arctic Circle has worried meteorologists...

... the persistence of this weather pattern has led to a longevity and scale of heat that is worrying. This is consistent with what climatologists believe will happen in the Arctic with climate change...



Deny that?...

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Message 2052638 - Posted: 24 Jun 2020, 14:31:07 UTC

The resort of Rappasundet, five kilometers north of Arjeplog, north of the Arctic Circle, has for some time been having reindeer as frequent beach visitors.

- It's so hot here that you really see how the reindeer think - "Damn the summer." They are tormented and breathing heavily, but the coolness of the beach life makes it a little easier for them, says Johan Fjellström, a resident of Arjeplog, and the person who took the pictures.

How do the bathers react?

- They think it's great fun! The reindeer are peaceful. I myself was as close to them as 15 meters when I visited Rappasundet, says Johan Fjellström.
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Message 2053457 - Posted: 16 Jul 2020, 20:47:55 UTC

Meanwhile, Trump removes some of the 'barriers' to pollute our planet ever faster:


Trump weakens environmental law to speed up infrastructure projects
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US President Donald Trump has announced alterations to a landmark environmental law, in a controversial move to allow projects to go ahead with less oversight...

... critics say the changes amount to the dismantling of the 50-year-old law and are a giveaway to polluters. Signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1970, the NEPA is considered to be the bedrock of environmental safeguards in the US...

... The US is the world's second largest emitter of greenhouse gases. A report found carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4% in 2018 - the largest spike in eight years...




How crazy can the crazies get?

How corrupt and polluting??

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