Mass Starvation Is Humanity’s Fate (Monbiot) | I’m a big Monbiot fanboy, especially on his soil degradation stories
Beating Climate Change isn’t an Engineering Problem. It’s a Political Problem. [Blog & Podcast] (rowan-emslie.com) | Scientists cry Eureka! Engineers say bullshit! Politicians say it’s true.
Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel in UK, US and Japan (theguardian.com) | That’s why so many poor people drive coal-fired electric cars
Warming ocean floor threat to creatures living in the seas around Antarctica (thelondoneconomic.com) | Oceans absorb 94% of earth’s heat
Finland torches more coal, overshoots emissions cap by a million tons (yle.fi) | Northern Europe gets 50% of electricity burning wood shipped from all over the world. They burn palm oil in diesel cars. The Indonesians killed elephants and orangutans to clear the forests shipped to Europe so they could grow the palm oil they ship there. Cargo ships are exempt from emissions control
Introducing DeSmog UK’s Climate Disinformation Database (desmog.uk) | Shit so thick it needs a database
New research challenges countries reporting highest recycling rates(eeb.org) | Recycling is just more greenie bullshit. Smartphones can’t be recycled without using more energy than it takes to make them.
Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future (grist.org) | Silicon valley is a mental, emotional and physical wasteland, and I love tech
Counting tigers on smartphones (Mongabay) | Smartphones save earth!
Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions (Science Daily) | Wind power only produces 90% of its rated energy 25% of the time, another way of saying it produces its average annual output 40% of the time, which is the bullshit line the industry prefers. Because of this it takes 100 Gigawatts of wind turbines to close a 10 Gigawatt coal or gas plant. Windmills last 30 and must be replaced, and cannot be recycled cheaply. Solar panels lose efficiency at 1% per year and last 30 years. Every solar panel on earth today will have to be replaced in 30 years. Renewable energy is unsustainable.
Is it true that only progressive billionaires can save humanity? (RT) | If the Clinton Foundation has taught us anything, it’s that NGOs are frauds
The eco guide to Christmas trees (theguardian.com) |Complete fucking bullshit
California fires, moving north, force Santa Barbara evacuations (washingtonpost.com)
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions highest on record (theguardian.com)
Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises (theguardian.com)
Why did 25,000 climate scientists emit 30,000 tonnes of C02 to attend a climate conference? This makes our warnings less credible to the public (theguardian.com)
Climate Modeling Yields New Insight Into Predicting Greenland’s Melt (eurasiareview.com)
Monsantο Offers Cash to U.S. Farmers Who Use Cοntroversial Chemical (usnews.com)
Bitcoin Futures Top $18,000, Soar 20% From Open – Halted for Second Time (ZH)
China Audit Finds Provinces Faked Data and Borrowed Illegally (BBG) | If China and the US didn’t fake data I would be shocked
Bitcoin on track to topple global economy in five months (Macrobusiness)
Bitcoin feeding frenzy being fuelled by 15x leverage, says exchange (FT)
Why bitcoin fever is a bubble waiting to burst (South China Morning Post)
The Nuke ‘Treaty That Ended the Cold War’ is Unraveling (The American Conservative)
Mortality from opioid addiction quadruples (Modern Health Care)
Who are the poor Americans? (BBC)
AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions (Guardian)
Deep Learning is not the AI future (LinkedIn)
Note: Whenever someone tells you we will upload our minds to computers and travel to the stars. They are full of shit. It’s the same when a scientist tells you we can travel faster than light, or go back in time. It’s the same when a priest tells you there’s life after death. You know it’s not true, but you WANT to believe it, and I don’t blame you because I’m not too long for this world. This post is cut short today, have a good one.
Since I may have a few new readers I’m going to repost something for the uninitiated.
99% of Rhinos gone since 1914.
97% of Tigers gone since 1914.
90% of Lions gone since 1993.
90% of Sea Turtles gone since 1980.
90% of Monarch Butterflies gone since 1995.
90% of Big Ocean Fish gone since 1950.
80% of Antarctic Krill gone since 1975.
80% of Western Gorillas gone since 1955.
60% of Forest Elephants gone since 1970.
50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985.
40% of Giraffes gone since 2000.
30% of Marine Birds gone since 1995.
70% of Marine Birds gone since 1950.
28% of Land Animals gone since 1970.
28% of All Marine Animals gone since 1970.
97% – Humans & Livestock are 97% of land-air vertebrate biomass.
10,000 years ago we were 0.01% of land-air vertebrate biomass.