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There are a number of efforts in the US to thwart renewable efforts, mostly those who make millions off fossil fuels. Trump placed tariffs on foreign solar panels while creating incentives for coal companiies.
"It’s no coincidence that US military emissions tend to be overlooked in climate change studies. It’s very difficult to get consistent data from the Pentagon and across US government departments. In fact, the United States insisted on an exemption for reporting military emissions in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. This loophole "Our study shows that action on climate change demands shuttering vast sections of the military machine. There are few activities on Earth as environmentally catastrophic as waging war. Significant reductions to the Pentagon’s budget and shrinking its capacity to wage war would cause a huge drop in demand from the ...Read More
"Western industries have deliberately offshored the production of rare metals and its associated pollution, only to bring these metals back onshore once cleansed of all impurities to incorporate them into intangible ‘green’ technologies [creating a] division of labour, between those who sacrifice their health and environment to supply components and ...Read More
"At the country level, among developed countries, there is no relationship between energy use and development. Further, for all countries with normal economies, the less energy-intensive is a country’s economy, the happier are its people."
No need to add anything to this headliner, it is so powerful it made me think twice about technology as a remedy to environmental decline. I still don't believe in technology, homo sapiens will have to reshape their thinking and behavior for a chance to continue to enjoy Earth. BUT ...Read More
This is a project called Nukmap created by a historian of nuclear weapons. The NUKEMAP is aimed at helping people visualize nuclear weapons on terms they can make sense of — helping them to get a sense of the scale of the bombs and their effects. You can basically drop ...Read More
"A founder of modern geometric analysis who produced “some of the most dramatic advances in mathematics in the last 40 years,” Uhlenbeck is the first woman to be"
This video is long, but riveting, so make some popcorn. While the world is within a few generations of ecological collapse, the underpinnings of the global economy are the cause. Jeremy Rifkin presents how the next global economic model based on the internet of things, green energy, and autonomous electric ...Read More
The new privatized race to space is a sick exploration of egomaniacal zealots. Nikola Tesla must be rolling in the grave with this car recently sent to mars. To think that if Tesla had prevailed over Marconi, and Edison, we would likely share a world absent of wires, batteries, charging, ...Read More
" I wanted to illuminate the whole earth. There is enough electricity to become a second sun. Light would appear around the equator, as a ring around Saturn. Mankind is not ready for the great and good." Tesla
As @slava mentioned in other thread, no doubts about power of #blockchain as decentralization technology and all the possibilities can brings, but no one is talking about the whole bunch of energy needs to get it work. We should think and invest to new ways to produce energy also to ...Read More