Covid-19 and Climate Change: Asia’s Policy Choices in the Age of ‘Crisis’

Guest repost from Forbes by Tilak Doshi The Asian continent spans a vast geographical area. The novel coronavirus emerged in the eastern part – Wuhan, China – and quickly spread to other countries within a couple of months after first reported cases in December. In Asia’s western reaches lie the Maldives, long the posterchild of…

Japan: Back to the Fossil Fueled Future!

Guest MJaGA! by David Middleton MjaGA = Making Japan Great Again From the Midget Oligarch Reporting On News Service (MORONS)… EconomicsJapan Goes Into Reverse on Going GreenThe country abandoned nuclear energy and is building coal plants that will spew as much CO2 as all the cars in the U.S. By Noah SmithFebruary 5, 2020 Modern…

Sea level oscillations in Japan and China since the start of the 20th century and consequences for coastal management – Part 1: Japan

Albert Parker https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.12.031 Highlights Japan has strong quasi-20 and quasi-60 years low frequencies sea level fluctuations. These periodicities translate in specific length requirements of tide gauge records. 1894/1906 to present, there is no sea level acceleration in the 5 long-term stations. Those not affected by crustal movement (4 of 5) do not even show a…

Why Japan finds coal hard to quit

Addiction to coal-fired power undermines Tokyo’s green credentials From Nikkei Asian Review ERI SUGIURA and AKANE OKUTSU, Nikkei staff writers November 21, 2018 15:17 JST TOKYO/KOBE, Japan — In Japan’s port city of Kobe, a pair of 150-meter high white chimneys tower over the bay. Located just beside a residential area only 15 minutes by…

Is Greenpeace facing its Warsawgrad?

Guest opinion by Fred F. Mueller In large-scale wars, there are sometimes prolonged periods of fierce clashes with neither side being able to place the decisive blow that will ultimately tilt the balance in its favor. Then all of a sudden, certain events occur that mark the decisive turning point where one side definitely loses…

At last, a Plan B to stop global warming

Bjørn Lomborg writes on hisFacebook page about this story on WUWT: Newsbytes: Japan Stuns UN Climate Summit By Ditching CO2 Target The last twenty years of international climate negotiations have achieved almost nothing and have done so at enormous economic cost. Japan’s courageous announcement that it is scrapping its unrealistic targets and focusing instead on…