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PROFITING FROM SUFFERING - Given that billions of dollars worth of indulgences are at stake for big countries like China and Brazil, this is a huge issue for those with large stakes in oil and coal. You might see this as a way to avoid taking domestic action. In this case the protestors are correct. It's not just the energy companies, it is also the car makers, ship builders and aircraft operators. Wow! No wonder we are in the brown stuff, while those with investments in fossil fuels are buying time to make money. Regardless of murdering millions of animals and slowly killing planet earth. Never mind Adolf Hitler and his Nazi eugenics programme, this is far worse, because what the big stakeholders are doing is legal at the moment. (No disrespect intended to any victim of the holocaust) Lobbyist might therefore consider proposing new laws at United Nations level and above, to make it illegal to threaten or kill any life on earth, by any action or inaction, directly or indirectly. We should criminalize those responsible, to make them answerable in the International Courts of Justice. We should make the climate Nasties pay for the damage they are causing.
COP OUT - U.N. CLIMATE TALKS END IN MORE DELAYS
After two extra days of negotiations, the U.N. climate change talks in Madrid - the longest on record - concluded with limited agreement and significant pushback from major carbon emitters.
Delegates at the COP25 conference mainly committed to bring new emissions pledges to the table to the next major climate meetings in Glasgow, Scotland, next year, in November 2020.
CLIMATE COOLING BUS STATIONS - In the move to electrify cities, E buses may be converted to high speed recharging via battery swap service stations like this. There is no need for overhead cables and inset tracks like the trams of yesteryear, and most electric buses and trucks might be converted to accept standard battery or hydrogen cartridges. These service stations are key to encouraging auto makers to produce compatible vehicles as standard production vehicles (eventually) - without the need for conversion. Dual purpose stations like this example provide distribution load leveling storage and mobility security from renewable solar and wind generated electricity - representing a good investment for generating utilities. This system is the only current proposal that might refuel electric PSVs, HGVs, SUVs, vans and of course cars. Imagine city life with clean public transport. If that sounds like the particulate-free future you would like for your area, please get in touch with the developers.
SMARTNET TRUCK STATIONS - Trucks come in all shapes and sizes, from rigid flatbeds to articulated lorries, mostly defined by their cubic carrying capacity and weight. The same service station above caters for all standard sized vehicles, trucks or buses, where conventional plug in charging does not provide a practical solution. Copyright diagrams February 2020 © all rights reserved, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd.
The 2019 Climate Change Conference included:
MELT DOWN - Human activities are releasing nearly 10 Gegatons of Carbon (about 36 Billion tons of CO2) into the atmosphere every year, driving atmospheric CO2 concentrations to 400 parts per million (ppm) from their pre-industrial levels of 280 ppm. This increase in CO2 and other greenhouse gases concentrations traps additional energy in the earth's climate system.
It makes no sense building conventional houses in areas that are going to get hotter and be subject to more wild bush fires. Low cost fire resistant houses were built in England in the 1970s using Insulcrete. Unfortunately, that factory went to the wall because of Margaret Thatcher, but there is nothing stopping any entrepreneur from producing a similar material and building system for fire prone areas of Californian and Australia.
If we don't act now to curb climate change we can kiss goodbye to the planet as we know it. That is what the scientific community has been warning us about for years. But, our leaders were not listening.
Politicians are more worried about economic growth, but continuous growth is suicide when you only have one planet. We reached the safe limits for exploitation of our Earth many years ago. Hence, the rise in global temperature that continues unchecked by lunatic empire builders.
We crossed the line! We must do all in our power to retrace our footsteps to reduce atmospheric and ocean temperatures. We need more trees, zero carbon cars, zero carbon shipping and sustainable homes - meaning economic restructuring of planet earth and politicians who understand about good housekeeping. No more promises of Wealth creation. We need Health creation. The Health of the Planet.
BLUEBIRD MARINE ZEV - A prototype 50 meter container ship for long range routine inter-island provisioning in the Pacific Ocean and sustainable (eco) cruising in the Mediterranean Sea. If this vessel performs as expected, the age of zero carbon shipping is within our grasp - we could be about to enter the zero emission cruising era free of gases for fuel, subject to development of the concept. The real problem being the delays by the IMO and red flag politics. Fleet operators should be building more smaller ships, not the dinosaur behemoths of today.
BOOMTOWN RATS - In Sussex, Wealden District Council are allowing hundreds of luxury houses to be built without any climate offset features. There are no charging points for EVs, no solar water heaters and no solar panels where all councils in the UK are aware that climate mitigation is a requirement. The councillors and officers responsible for encouraging these builds are proud of their achievement, where they should hang their heads in shame. These units represent carbon emissions that in turn mean the deaths of millions of animals all over the world. This picture was taken in March of 2019
HOT AIR? - Grit your teeth all you can, but it is your policies that have caused this mess. Politicians say what they think the electorate want to hear, but in reality, there is usually an alternative agenda. Margaret Thatcher is to blame for the current lack of affordable housing in the UK where she allowed council housing sell off without replacement. This was typical short sightedness on the part of the Conservatives who are famous for quick fixes. In 2019 the Climate Change Act 2008 was amended to reduce greenhouse gas emission to 100% less than 1990 levels. Well done Prime Minister. Now Boris Johnson (@Sept 2019)
HOW DO WE MAKE THE PLANET SAFE AGAIN ?
The fact is that because we have left it so long, it may be too late to recover. Why? We may have reached the point of no return with so many species lost. WE ARE NEXT.
This is because our growing population needs feeding and to earn a living in a modern world that uses fossil fuels for just about everything - with several layers of financial burdens and then more taxes - adding to your carbon footprint. Even agriculture relies on diesel and fertilizers derived from fossil fuels.
That is why we are turning to the ocean to feed ourselves and aquaculture - having drained our fisheries. Knowing this, we need to act now. NOT TOMORROW, RIGHT NOW.
[RIGHT] SEPTEMBER FRIDAY 19th 2019 - As if anyone could be in any doubt, the whole world wants action on climate change. The strength of feeling is resonating around the world demanding that world leaders start doing something. [LEFT] TOO RIGHT - A British jury found Roger Hallam not guilty of vandalism where global warming is at such a high rate now that citizens have the right to peacefully protest for action. In an information rich world many of the civilians who might not have known about the climate disaster unfolding, are only too aware of the failings of those they put faith in. Their anger at being let down is understandable, leading to mass protests in our cities and even children going on strike once they realize that we are doomed as things stand. Go Roger!
Since 1995 members of the United Nations have been playing politics rather than taking binding action to prevent warming of the planet, in the full knowledge that human use of fossil fuels was to blame. From local councils to international councils, the rot is set in. Our politicians are responsible for the deaths of millions of animals and hundreds of thousands of humans in not acting to control greenhouse gas build up.
EMERGENCY ACTIONS: SIX STEPS TOWARD A COOLER PLANET
Six suggested steps toward reversing global warming include building carbon neutral housing, driving clean cars and changing to renewable energy. The hardest change to make is political, concerning policies and policy making to ensure that local authorities stop empire building, thus increasing their carbon footprints. If all local councils act the same, which they do, they are to blame for the planet getting hotter. National leaders simply must take control of their countries, not allow the wishes of the people and future generations to be ignored.
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