Google, Tesla, Volvo, Toyota: The Road To Self Driving Sustainability.

You may have heard that all the minerals that make up your body are worth like $20.00, but as soon as you step foot in a vehicle, the insurance companies say you are worth $9 million bucks, so they instituted regulatory collision control systems in expensive cars. I guess that means in cars for people who can afford lawyers and such. They say they are doing this to save 69 lives per year. Probably more like $69 million in avoidable payouts.

If you watch this next video, you’ll see what I mean. Look at all the extra electronics in these vehicles. Does that look anything like sustainable to you? The car-to-car data systems they describe means lots more data traffic congestion. Cars will go from generating 1.5 Gigabytes of data per day to 1.5 Gigabytes of data per second. This data will be both vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to road sensor/traffic systems. Building more highways doesn’t reduce congestion, and same goes for building bigger data super highways.

Next you can watch self-flying taxi passenger drones kick off in Dubai, the most sustainable city in the world.

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remember, too much collapse will kill you

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly (scientificamerican.com

The 10 Most Important U.S. Climate Stories in 2017, CC

1,000-strong horde of teenagers forces lockdown of US mall (VIDEOS), RT

2017’s top 10 ocean news stories, Mongabay

Children Increasingly Used As Weapons Of War – Unicef (G.)

Bitcoin Resumes Slide After Biggest Rally in Two Weeks, Bloomberg

Roads, dams and railways: Ten infrastructure stories from Southeast Asia in 2017, Mongabay

Scientists Get Early Look at Hurricane Damage to Caribbean Coral Reefs, SD

Global warming’s humidity could put lives in danger (upi.com)

Fears of another Fukushima as Tepco plans to restart world’s biggest nuclear plant (theguardian.com)

The top environmental stories of 2017 (chicagotribune.com)

Niger:Bring Back Our Trees – the Forest Communities Fighting Climate Change (allafrica.com)

Global Warming Drives Climate Refugees to Europe (truthdig.com)

This Should Freak Everyone Out: The Arctic Will Never Be Frozen Again(motherjones.com)

Bali declares ‘garbage emergency’ amid sea of waste  (digitaljournal.com)

Wire the wilderness? As cell service expands, national parks become the latest digital battlegrounds (mcclatchydc.com)

Ice will return but extinctions can’t be reversed.  (theguardian.com)

“We’ve Centralized All Of Our Data To A Guy Called Mark Zuckerberg” (HN)

The Petro-yuan Bombshell (Escobar)

Peter Thiel’s Libertarian Logic, Wired

Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers on the Backs of the Young,Truthdig

The Robots Are Coming, and Sweden Is Fine, New York Times

That was no typo: The median net worth of black Bostonians really is $8, Boston Globe

Nonsense Department

Electric passenger jet revolution looms as E-Fan X project takes off: Battery-powered air taxis and bigger hybrid planes poised to change aviation. (theguardian.com)

Record year for renewable energy as low carbon sources top 52% (telegraph.co.uk)

Plastic-eating caterpillars could save the world (economist.com)

UK enjoyed ‘greenest year ever’ in 2017 (bbc.com)

 

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Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Expected, and It’s More Extreme (insideclimatenews.org)

Five noteworthy climate stories from 2017Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Fighting climate change with bioenergy may do ‘more harm than good’ (Mongabay)

China blasts two provinces for deception in environment fight (reuters.com)

Ophelia was a taste of our climate’s coming revenge (independent.ie)

Climate change will displace millions in coming decades. Nations should prepare now to help them (nzherald.co.nz)

Tar Sands Tailings Ponds: Out of Canada’s Control (nrdc.org)

Public uproar in Colombia over waterfall polluted by illegal miners (mining.com)

‘Coral bleaching is getting worse … but the biggest problem is pollution’ (theguardian.com)

ow did half of the great Florida coral reef system disappear?  (theguardian.com)

Indian point nuclear plant has been causing cancer. (ecowatch.com)

Koch-Funded Anti-Climate Group Tells Women to Ignore Concerns About Toxic Chemicals   (alternet.org)

People Can Handle the Truth About the Environment – Scientists don’t need to sugar-coat it happen (theguardian.com)

Oil Giants Invest $180B in Plastics, Propelling Oceans Toward ‘Near-Permanent’ Pollution (commondreams.org)

A model for ‘sustainable’ US beef production – If Americans reduced their mean beef consumption by 50% (nature.com)

US government climate report looks at how the oceans are buffering climate change, SKS

Paper giant and its ‘suppliers’ are essentially one and the same, Mongabay

Climate Change, Soil and Self-Reinforcing Effect, Science Daily

World’s Wealthiest Became $1 Trillion Richer in 2017 (BBG)

The CIA And The Media (Moon of Alabama)

Mother Nature just dumped 53 inches of snow on one US town in only 30 hours, BGR

Libtards and Rethugs: Insulting Each Other as the “Elites” Laugh at Us, Ghion Journal

Why We Can’t Ignore Libya, Enslavement and the Damages of US Intervention, TruthOut

How Big Tech Is Going After Your Health Care,  NYT

2017 WAS A BRUTAL YEAR FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, WhoWhatWhy.org

Seattle battles plastic straws to save the oceans, Al Jazeera

Miami’s luxury towers rising up against climate change, The Globe and Mail

Polar Ice Is Disappearing, Setting Off Climate Alarms, InsideClimate News

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I can’t believe I support Sargon of Akkad about this Canadian Academic Freedom of Speech issue.

Here’s the CBC, another shithole Canuck media monster with the interview.

Here’s some Canadian MK Ultra porn, Trudeau style.

Tim Pool was a Vice guy, which is a media cesspool for over-privileged liberal trustifarians (young rich kids).

Snowden democratizes spying.

Some great shit in this vid.

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The Space Lizards Ate My Brain Last Night

Feeling miserably hungover this morning, so I posted this on r/collapse:

50% of wildlife has disappeared in 50 years.

50% of soil has disappeared in 100 years.

100% new energy demand by 2050 at current rates.

100% drop in human emissions needed by 2060 to stay below 2 C.

But James Hansen says 2 C is a “recipe for disaster”.

Up to 1 billion jobs will be lost to automation by 2040.

After 20 years, solar and wind only make up 6% of total world energy demand, which is set to double.

To achieve 100% renewable energy, we will have to blow our carbon budget of 400 Gtons.

The amount of arable land we need to take carbon out of the air is 1 billion acres. To be able to do this, we would have to stop wasting food and eating meat. But the technology required doesn’t exist yet.

Even if we had 100% free and carbonless energy, we would only destroy species habitat aquireing wealth. But, we don’t and we won’t.

By 2030, we won’t have enough dirty energy to transition to renewable energy.

By 2040, we won’t have enough food, water and minerals to transition to renewable energy.

Lithium batteries are like 90% iron and nickel. To power a renewable energy world, we would have to increase iron and nickel extraction and production by a factor of at least 2, meaning we would have to increase consumption of them by 100%.

But peak nickel is predicted by 2030-2040.

But solar panels and wind turbines only last some 30 years, so by 2050 we will have to replace all the world’s solar panels and wind turbines you see around you today. We won’t be able to do that.

We have myopic specialists like Michael Mann telling us pessimism is wrong at the very same time we are starving women and children in Yemen. At the same time this ivory tower mutherfucker tells us to be opitmistic, we are using drones to burn civilians alive with hellfire missiles based on their walking gait and patterns of behavior. The U.S. has killed up to 20 million civilians since world war 2.

Homeland security and the MIC cost us $1 trillion per year in tax. The pentagon has lost more money over the last 20 years, than humans are capable of understanding.

They didn’t lose this money in a top secret program to save freedom. They lost in it corruption and graft. In the Iraq war they were throwing brick sized packets of cash around like confetti.

Happy New Years guys.

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Climate change forcing Santa to move to South Pole, Fox News

By the 2070s annual exposure to wet bulb temperatures of at least 32C may increase by a factor of five to ten. (iopscience.iop.org)

It’s Not the Heat. It’s the Humidity (slate.com)

Deforestation and drought threaten carbon storage in Borneo’s rainforests (carbonbrief.org)

A Mysterious Disease Is Killing Snakes Around the World (popularmechanics.com)

Visiting the Great Barrier Reef, a reporter reflects on the crisis of dying coral reefs(desertsun.com)

Charcoal: exported by Africa, bought by Europe (dw.com)

U.S. Food Sampling Shows Troubling Pesticide Residues (ecowatch.com)

Christmas is a Harmful Garbage Fest for the Environment (crowdh.com)

Take a Look at How Bitcoin Is Ruining the Planet in Real Time  (motherjones.com)

Real price of bitcoin could be $0.00, warns Morgan Stanley, RT

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’, Guardian

Must-Reads of 2017: How Finance Ate Everything Bloomberg,

Eliminating the Human, MIT

U.N. Investigator On Extreme Poverty Issues A Grim Report — On The U.S., NPR

Christmas wildfiresThe Independent

 

 

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Human Impacts on Forests and Grasslands Much Larger and Older Than Previously Assumed

Climate Change In The Land Of Santa Claus (Ind.)

Algae, thrilled about a warming climate, is making Greenland melt faster, Quartz

Brazil Wavers on Environment, and Earth’s Largest Wetland Starts to Wither (nytimes.com)

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami(theguardian.com)

How Sea Shepherd lost battle against Japan’s whale hunters in Antarctic. The Southern Ocean was a sanctuary – but now Japan’s boats have military hardware and conservationists can no longer track them (theguardian.com)

The cumulative number of excess deaths attributable to atmospheric nuclear tests is comparable to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.(static1.squarespace.com)

EPA Might Let Bee-Killing Pesticide Be Sprayed on 165M Acres of Farmland (newsweek.com)

Toxic Ash from California’s Record Wildfires Is Clogging Drinking Water Supplies Across the State (motherjones.com)

Climate change found to create a drastic increase of volcanic eruptions globally (doodlethenews.com)

Drifting Pesticides Keep Making California Farm Workers Sick: And the fines levied against the companies doing the spraying amount to pocket change. (motherjones.com)

2017 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #51

Russian Shippers Place Massive Order For 60 Ice-Class Ships In Arctic Expansion, Russia Insider

Get ready for a 2018 cryptocurrency crime wave, Yahoo Finance

Washington Post Calls For Outrage About War On Yemen – Hides U.S. Role In It, Moon of Alabama

Parched for a price: Karachi’s water crisis, Al Jazeera

Making room for Muslims, Handelsblatt

A Cute Toy Just Brought a Hacker Into Your Home, NYT

Social Media Platforms Need To Be Regulated! NYU Prof Sees “Dangerous Issues For Society”, ZH

EU Militarizes Africa To Halt Migration, ZH

 

 

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