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Great except for this part: "We are not saying that universities must cut all ties with all fossil fuel companies. Energy research is so awash with fossil fuel funding that such a proposal would imply major changes. What we are saying is that denial…is no longer acceptable." – Wish they Their recommendations are "First, mandatory standards should be established in climate policy and energy research for disclosing financial and professional ties with fossil fuel interests, akin to those required in medical research. And second, conflicts of interest should be reduced by prioritizing less conflicted funding and personnel." So much goes ...Read More
“While the Facebook-as-government theory captures something about the company’s power—mainly because government is our most familiar model for concentrated power—the analogy is hugely imperfect. The kind of power that Facebook is acquiring is neither that of a mere company, nor that of a government; it is creating a new paradigm ...Read More
"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
As sun sets on oil industry, how will global power realign? "If energy barons like the Koch bros. remain flush w/ cash, they can probably undermine initiatives like the Green New Deal. But [not so] if their businesses decline [...]"
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, https://www.google.com/amp/s/futurism.com/stanford-scientists-are-making-wireless-electricity-transmission-a-reality/amp/ ...Read More
By measuring the rate and scale of these graphene waves, Thibado figured it might be possible to harness it as an ambient temperature power source. So long as the graphene's temperature allowed the atoms to shift around uncomfortably, it would continue to ripple and bend. Place electrodes to either side of sections of this buckling graphene, and you'd have a tiny shifting voltage. ...Read More
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