Bitcoin Mining on Track to Consume All of the World’s Energy by 2020(www-newsweek-com.cdn.ampproject.org) | If we continue to grow energy demand at current rates, in 15,000 years we’ll require the same energy that the sun puts out each year
‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 – Billions of internet-connected devices could produce 3.5% of global emissions within 10 years and 14% by 2040. (theguardian.com) | By 2025 cars will be responsible for 1.5 gigabytes of data per second
Promising to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again,’ Macron lures 13 U.S. climate scientists to France (washingtonpost.com) | France was the #1 cheerleader of humanitarian bombing of Libya to maintain the Euro and American dollar hegemony
Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms (wired.com) | Wind turbines also shut down when it’s too windy, so just imagine all those what will happen to all those offshore wind farms when in the new era of superstorms
Thomas fire creating its own weather, expert says (Los Angeles Daily News) | Shitnado
Bakers, farmers struggle to make any dough on poor wheat crop (Reuters) | For shit headline hides shitty bagel crisis – protein deficient wheat.
Dying Ecosystems (Counterpunch)
To Eliminate Fruit Flies, California Farmers Eye Controversial Genetic Tool MIT | When words fail me, you know it’s fucked up
U.S. Agricultural Commodity Overproduction Helps Agribusinesses but Hurts World’s Developing World Farmers and the Environment. Is it Even Legal? (Big Picture Agriculture) | When it comes to big bucks big ag doesn’t give a fuck
Air pollution fine particles linked to poor sperm quality, says study (deccanchronicle.com) | That’s why I don’t breathe
Canada is still a rogue state on climate change – Behind the Numbers (behindthenumbers.ca) | Canadian and US govs are evil, Canucks and Yanks are not
The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster (wired.com) | BECCS requires land the size of India, yet Sciam says soil degradation rates means human agriculture will end in 50 years. To power 30% of the world with algae ponds requires enough land the size of Argentina. We lost 75 million acres in forest just last year. This is all faerie dust, or the sciency version of cocaine addiction
Global Conflicts to Watch in 2018 (Atlantic) | Warfare = Corporate welfare queens
You can see talks from the American Geophysical Union meeting this week via live streaming video (free, but registration required) (fallmeeting.agu.org) | Paul Beckwith will be reporting from Geek heaven on YouTube
2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation (youtube.com) | A super excellent video showing how African dust gets washed out of the air by climate change. This has profound ecological implications for the Amazon.
Trump cedes green energy jobs and leadership to China (chicagotribune.com) | China, our new beacon of hope. 80% of all the solar panels in the world are made in Asia. They are shipped worldwide in cargo ships exempt from emissions controls. China is building the world’s biggest rail, pipeline and road network in history. They build enough roads to cross the US twice each year. They pour more cement in 3 years than the US ever has in its history. This kinda bullshit makes me sick.
Shareholders have turned up the heat on the world’s 100 biggest polluting companies including Australian firms BHP Billiton, Wesfarmers and Rio Tinto, in the first coordinated global effort by investors to force corporate action on climate change. (smh.com.au) | Wait til they find out corporations don’t give a fuck about shareholders
Dead coal mines everywhere are being reincarnated as solar farms(qz.com) | The liberal zen buddhist green energy wet dream, everlasting life
With Climate Change, Tree Die-Offs May Spread in the West (nytimes.com) | Those dead trees are then shipped to Europe as wood pellets where they burn them for “renewable” electricity
The Trump administration is preparing to unveil as soon as this week an expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling rights in Atlantic waters (bloomberg.com) | What about Mars?
Wet wipes make up 93% of matter causing UK sewer blockages: (theguardian.com) | I worked as a maintenance guy in a trailer park, hence my bullshit qualifications. Here’s a special link to a trailer park manager’s “shiticisms“.
New Satellite-Based Global Drought Severity Index Unveiled by Researchers (Science Daily) | Merry Xmas
Hotter world than predicted may be here by 2100 (Climate News) | I would say by spring
Trump Tells NASA to Send Americans to the Moon (AFP) | That’s a lot of moon flights
Large-scale, long-term alternative to batteries (Quartz) | Who needs LSD when there’s shit like this?
France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools (Telegraph) | The real apocalypse (the one you actually care about) is coming here soon
Peak Bitcoin Media-Mania Yet? (Wolf Ricther) | If the media likes it, it’s poison
Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon and Sugar to Help Limit Emissions (Bloomberg) | That only leaves one-third of our diet tax free, salt.
HSBC draws line under Mexican cartel case after five-years on probation (Reuters) | Another shit headline to mask massive drug laundering. The Brits and Yanks are the number money lauderers in the world
Figures show children worst hit by library cuts (Guardian) | If we are going to destroy their planet, what’s the big deal about a library?