Or, as this is more about marketing than reality I’d probably need to write it as “Climate Strike”:
American teens are now afraid, angry and helpless. But this feeling is the result of a sham; the world is not ending. There is no climate crisis.
We cannot stop the world at 1.5℃. We can only stop at 2℃ if we stop emissions now; this will impoverish billions and lead to massive social unrest, and if history is any guide, violent deaths.
We can stop at 3.5℃ if we want to, while at the same time almost eliminate extreme poverty, malnutrition and deaths from preventable diseases.
I am not saying 3.5℃ is good; I am saying it is realistic and it will not kill us. Global warming, or climate change if you want to be coy about it, is a problem but it is not the end of the world.
TIL: The word “nice” comes from “ignorant”.
Also, do not look up “fascinate” if you are at work.
TIL: Someone tried to introduce a naming-scheme for hexadecimal numbers:
I don’t think dotty-ernest annty-frost will take off (the number 57007, or hexadecimal DEAF). The image is apparently a magazine page from 1968.
I know I prefer to be without political ads in my country, but of course that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the most American of political ads every once in a while:
I am not saying this is good, I just want to point something out:
- Energy security is important for a nation; climate will in most countries be a lower priority
- Coal, oil and gas are easy as energy security, if available; wind and solar are unsuitable for this purpose
- There’s a possibility that it will be possible to replace c/o/g with methane hydrates; this will be available to almost all developing nations; it will not be carbon neutral
I don’t believe that we will get to zero-emissions this century. Only plus side relating to climate to item (3) above is that a technology similar to extracting hydrates could possibly be used the other way, as a carbon capture. Just don’t hold your breath waiting for it.
Additionally, the fight for the Arctic will not just be over oil and gas, but also hydrates; same will happen in the South China Sea.
TIL: New York City, which had previously been called New Amsterdam, was, during the Third Anglo-Dutch War (1672-1674) briefly renamed New Orange.
You cannot make this stuff up.
Also, New York City was not named after the city of York, but after the then-Duke of York, later King James II.
Do we really need to say more?
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I don’t really want to pile on the Epstein horrors, but I have friends who fall into this trap:
Depressingly predictable how people immediately blame Epstein’s death on their own side’s bogeymen.
When your existence is defined by what you hate, you start to see it everywhere.
For a more realistic perspective on Epstein’s death, I suggest american attorney Ken White’s “Thirty-Two Short Stories About Death in Prison“.
White has previously written about Epstein’s plea deal.
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