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Old 02-16-2019, 11:37 AM   #881
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a crisis produced by an extractive mindset — a way of viewing both the natural world and the majority of its inhabitants as resources to use up and then discard. I call it the “gig and dig” economy and firmly believe that we will not emerge from this crisis without a shift in worldview, a transformation from “gig and dig” to an ethos of care and repair.
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:56 PM   #882
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:10 PM   #883
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:06 AM   #884
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Flanked by students from the Belgian and German school strike movements, the Swedish teenager said it was not enough to hope that young people were going to save the world.

“There is simply not enough time to wait for us to grow up and become the ones in charge,” she said, citing the fall in greenhouse gas emissions that was needed by 2020.
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:05 PM   #885
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We know one of the side effects of climate change is the amount of money we have to spend to clean up the weather disasters after they occur, but we can't even do that correctly.....so now we have another notch in the pole against how our changing climate affects us....

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In the days after Superstorm Sandy soaked the East Coast, New York City Department of Transportation workers cataloged the damage to the agency's fleet of vehicles. That information was handed over to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which would give the city enough money to replace the damaged vehicles with new ones.

Only one problem: Many of those vehicles were damaged before Sandy hit. Some hadn't been operational in years and had been marked for salvage long before the storm.
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:19 PM   #886
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On the company’s earnings call yesterday, (dealership group president) Dyke was asked if he sees Model 3 having an impact and he answered:

“There’s no question. I mean… they’re calling out to sell well over 300,000 cars this year, they sold a lot of cars last year. […] you can say all you want about their service problems and all of this, they just keep selling more cars. And I don’t know if it’s more of a cult than it is anything else, but my hat off to them. They’re selling lots of cars [..]”
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I can tell you that I’ve spent a lot of time in manufacturer meetings and five years ago Tesla was just not even a real big topic and today it’s the top of everybody’s board and it needs to be.”
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:10 PM   #887
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We are probably in serious trouble. #SupportRealScience #ImpeachTrump
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The panel represents the latest attempt by the Trump administration to cast doubt on climate risk assessments produced by its own government, like the Pentagon report and volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment released in November 2018. The NSC discussion paper describing the panel obtained by the Washington Post acknowledges these reports only to undermine them.
"[T]hese scientific and national security judgments have not undergone a rigorous independent and adversarial scientific peer review to examine the certainties and uncertainties of climate science, as well as implications for national security," it reads.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:30 PM   #888
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yes, not good, not good indeed.....
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Just beating a dead horse here, but we really need to pass legislation requiring the release of elected officials’ tax information. Then we will know exactly why these idiots make the horrible decisions they push on the public and even apathetic citizens can give a shit and help eliminate the problem!
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:32 AM   #890
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Just beating a dead horse here, but we really need to pass legislation requiring the release of elected officials’ tax information. Then we will know exactly why these idiots make the horrible decisions they push on the public and even apathetic citizens can give a shit and help eliminate the problem!


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But the 88 senators who have declined to support the measure have collected far more from those industries ― close to $59 million, according to nonprofit Oil Change USA, which analyzed 30 years of data. That comes out to about $670,000 per nonbacker, or more than 7 times what the average sponsor took in.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed last week to hold a vote on the Green New Deal resolution in an apparent bid to torpedo the movement behind the proposal. The Kentucky senator has received nearly $3.1 million from fossil fuel donors throughout his career as a federal lawmaker. He ranks fourth behind Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the all-time top recipients of oil and gas money in the sitting Senate.
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Just beating a dead horse here, but we really need to pass legislation requiring the release of elected officials’ tax information. Then we will know exactly why these idiots make the horrible decisions they push on the public and even apathetic citizens can give a shit and help eliminate the problem!
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The state Senate on Thursday approved a bill — which the Legislature passed once before, in 2017, but which then-Gov. Chris Christie blocked by issuing a scathing veto — that would prohibit candidates for president and vice president from appearing on the ballot unless they make their tax returns public.
Similar legislation has been introduced in at least 30 states but never enacted, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, meaning New Jersey would be the first to impose such a disclosure requirement if its measure is also approved by the Assembly and signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat.
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:26 PM   #892
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In addition to the growing support for the Sunrise Movement and allied people's movements and Greta Thunberg's youth powered Climate Strike, I am encouraged by this growing global movement which started in London:
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In addition to the growing support for the Sunrise Movement and allied people's movements and Greta Thunberg's youth powered Climate Strike, I am encouraged by this growing global movement which started in London:
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Well, I guess it's time for the shareholders to divest then....

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The Church Commissioners for England (CCE), the endowment fund of the Church of England, an institutional investor that supports the proposal, as well as New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who manages the state’s pension fund that is pushing the proposal, both saw the Exxon letter, officials for both groups told Reuters.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:42 AM   #895
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Good god, these people are so blind to their minuscule lives. Humanity will never survive if we can't start thinking like universal beings (meaning we get our energy not from the planet we are on, but the universe we live in) instead of these geographical areas that were created thousands of years ago.

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He said: “Because it [the crisis] threatens our industry’s very relevance, it puts our ability to supply ample, reliable and affordable energy to billions around the world at risk, which in turn risks their energy security.”
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Bob Dudley, the chief executive of BP, said he agreed with the Saudi oil boss. “The world is driven by myths and not facts,” he said.
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Bob Dudley, the chief executive of BP, said he agreed with the Saudi oil boss. “The world is driven by myths and not facts,” he said.
Well I can't disagree with him there! The world is predominately driven by oil industry myths and not facts.
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Well I can't disagree with him there! The world is predominately driven by oil industry myths and not facts.
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These phenomena (or events) are the Osborne effect of delayed demand, the technology (cost) curve of battery prices and other technology, and the S-curve that describes market acceptance of new technologies.
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The crux is “when it is known.” Only a handful of fanboys visiting these enthusiast websites realize what is going to happen. The mainstream media and Very Serious People expect the transition to be painless — “it is only another drivetrain and will happen in 15–25 years; there is nothing to worry about.” The many experts in their echo chambers agree with this, so they must be right.
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Roughly one-third of all the foundation’s 2017 contributions ― just shy of $5 million ― went to nonprofits that oppose federal regulations targeting greenhouse gas emissions, challenge the scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is an immediate crisis, or promote or funnel cash to denial proponents.

For the second year in a row, the Mercers gave $800,000 to the Heartland Institute, an Illinois-based libertarian think tank that has gained influence during Trump’s tenure and applauded the president’s first year in office as ”a great year for climate realists.” The Mercers have given Heartland a total of $6.7 million since 2008.

The foundation also upped its contribution to the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, a group founded by Art Robinson, a biochemist floated as a candidate for Trump’s national science adviser and whom FiveThirtyEight dubbed “the grandfather of alt-science.” Robinson used the organization to circulate an infamous and bogus petition that claimed 30,000 scientists had declared there is no evidence of anthropogenic climate change. The Mercers gave the group $500,000 in 2017, up from $200,000 the previous two years. The foundation has given the group nearly $2.2 million since 2005.
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