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Inequality of incomes

I just stumbled over this graph of inequality of incomes, before and after redistribution: It’s from Our World in Data’s “Income Inequality” and I am not surprised to find my own, capitalist/social-democratic country, as one the most income-equal-after-redistribution: Capitalism and … Læs resten

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No more CO2 will not lower the temperature

There is no doubt that we need to get to a net zero CO2 emissions world at some point. It can’t be a surprise that this will take a very long time and unfortunately we do not have the technology … Læs resten

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Labour promising a Tory dream

For my British friends: Labour promising to nationalise broadband is a true Tory dream, not nightmare. On the surface, this is classic left-wing, socialising a utility to provide equal access for all. I think there are good arguments for ensuring … Læs resten

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At least they threw away all pretense

Extinction Rebellion has bothered me for some time, as all radical movements that try to paint themselves as the only moral choice. To begin with, all seemed to go according to plan but the apparent grass-root movement had surprising backing … Læs resten

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Saving the animals from extinction

I mentioned this in passing recently and should probably elaborate. I wrote that, by not following the way of the radical green activists, we might be able save a lot of animal species that have been facing extinction by humans. There’s a … Læs resten

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This is getting ridiculous

The Nobel Peace Prize, previously awarded to Barack Obama before he chose to continue a lot of wars and increase the drone attacks, the EU for being, basically, the EU, Wangari Maathai who believed the conspiracy theory that HIV was … Læs resten

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Another sort-of political post, but also a humane post

Due to recent events, I would like to observe that when people are invested in another person, they tend to be willing to defend that person far longer than other people think is reasonable. Please be kind; it appears that … Læs resten

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Sea Level Rise higher than expected

The estimated future SLR (Sea Level Rise) was just adjusted by IPCC. From the previous report (AR5) the estimate is now about 55 cm over the next 80 years (RCP4.5, range is 39-72 cm)*. In the worst-case scenario it is … Læs resten

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About tomorrow’s climate strike

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. … Læs resten

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Seeing politics through coloured lenses

Some time ago Bernie Sanders appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience on Youtube. Sanders is talented and thrives on platforms that doesn’t actively try to sabotage him. Therefore I wasn’t surprised that he performed well with Rogan; many comments from … Læs resten

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