Monbiot: Capitalism / Climate Change is Destroying the Earth

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to Guardian Columnist George Monbiot, if we treat future generations not yet born as having equal rights to the living, property rights will have to be radically adjusted; we’re all effectively tenants, holding land in trust which will be passed to future generations who enjoy the same rights as…

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Heat “waves” detected moving through pencil lead

At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports From MIT: Exotic ‘second sound’ phenomenon observed in pencil lead The next time you set a kettle to boil, consider this scenario: After turning the burner off, instead of staying hot and slowly warming the surrounding kitchen and stove, the kettle…

Energy Giants Force West Australian Carbon Tax Retreat

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A surprise effort by the resource rich West Australian Government to force energy giants to completely offset all their CO2 emissions has been withdrawn. EPA scraps new carbon emissions guidelines for resources companies amid industry pressure By Nicolas PerpitchUpdated yesterday at 7:35pm The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has withdrawn its contentious guidelines…

Did Trump Appoint Jack the Ripper as Guardian of a Girls’ School?

Guest opinion by E. Calvin Beisner You’d think so, if you observed the reactions by the climate-change establishment to President Donald Trump’s appointment, back in September, of Will Happer as Senior Director for Emerging Technologies on the National Security Council, and the prospect of Trump’s forming a Presidential Committee on Climate Security, headed by Happer,…

Economist Foresees “Quick Decline” in US Oil Production

Guest gainsaying by David Middleton U.S. Oil Production Is Headed For A Quick Decline By Philip Verleger – Mar 11, 2019 The most recent forecasts published by the US Energy Information Administration show US oil production increasing steadily. The February Short-Term Energy Outlook sees the output from US wells rising from 11.9 million barrels per day at…

An open letter to #ClimateStrike participants

By Brian Dingwall, New Zealand Hi Kids, Many of you will be marching today, demonstrating for an issue you believe to be very important. Many years ago, I was young, well informed, and absolutely convinced I knew enough to make good decisions for the future of the world, and couldn’t understand just how obtuse all…