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  • WATCH: Dutch Farmers Become Ungovernable After 'Climate Change' Agreement

    07/03/2022 1:17:21 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 82 replies
    Redstate ^ | 3 July 2022 | Bonchie
    You won’t see it on any of the alphabet networks, but a protest movement is exploding in the Netherlands after the government moved to shut down farms in order to “fight” climate change. The contentious move, pushed by the World Economic Forum, was enacted as part of an EU agreement that seeks to limit the release of nitrogen. This is what becoming ungovernable looks like.🚨🚨⚠️⚠️The Dutch protesters are pouring manure on government offices, flooding streets, and becoming all together ungovernable. This uprising is in response to the WEF controlled government shutting down farms to "save the planet." You have to...
  • Scientists Synthesize New Carbon Material: A Two-Dimensional Monolayer Polymeric Fullerene

    06/28/2022 10:30:24 PM PDT · by upchuck · 12 replies
    SciTechDaily ^ | June 28, 2022
    Synthetic carbon allotropes are intriguing due to their exceptional properties and potential applications. Scientists have devoted decades to synthesizing new types of carbon materials. However, a two-dimensional fullerene, which possesses a unique structure, has not been successfully synthesized until now. Recently, scientists developed a new interlayer bonding cleavage strategy to prepare a two-dimensional monolayer polymeric fullerene. The research group was led by Prof. ZHENG Jian from the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) The researchers prepared magnesium intercalated C60 bulk crystals as the precursor to the exfoliation reaction. They then utilized a ligand-assisted cation exchange strategy...
  • Higher Carbon Prices Are Coming — A Good Thing For Climate-Conscious Countries And Companies

    06/27/2022 7:00:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 27, 2022 | By Ken Silverstein
    The developed world has advanced mightily over 60 years, increasing its lifespan and per capita income. But such growth has been a double-edged sword: using cheap fossil fuels has enabled the good fortune, but it has also created an environmental hazard that could lead to irreversible damage. Now is the time to address this inequity. Indeed, there’s been a cost to fossil fuel development that oil, gas, and coal companies have not borne. In other words, CO2 and other greenhouse gases have not generally been taxed — a cost that the greater society has picked up. Enter carbon credits, which...
  • Classic Cars Are Greener Than Electric Vehicles: Study

    06/23/2022 12:57:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 49 replies ^ | June 23, 2022 | Steven Symes
    According to Footman James' study, reality is far different because classic cars with those evil, gas-burning engines are better for the environment than new electric vehicles. The thing is people who believe the opposite just look at tailpipe emissions, behaving as if that’s everything in the equation. They don’t consider pollution generated by the manufacturing process. In the study, Footman James mentions that in the UK a classic car on average is driven 1,200 miles a year and puts out 563 kg of CO2 as a result. But a new VW Golf is made by generating 6.8 tonnes of CO2e....
  • Next Generation M1 Abrams Tank Teased By General Dynamics

    06/18/2022 12:12:53 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 37 replies
    The Drive via msn ^ | 6/16/2022 | Joseph Trevithick
    General Dynamics Land Systems is teasing a next-generation Abrams main battle tank, the original variant of which entered U.S. military service in 1981. Details about this new version's capabilities are very limited at present, but there are clear indications that it will feature a slate of improved weapons, sensors, and other equipment over existing M1 tanks, including the possibility of some form of hybrid conventional-electric propulsion system. A dedicated website for the Next Generation Abrams is now online. This same website teases a slate of other "next generation" designs from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), including a new base configuration...
  • Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown (only 8.67 years left)

    05/22/2022 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/11/22 | Damian Carrington, Matthew Taylor
    The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows. The exclusive data shows these firms are in effect placing multibillion-dollar bets against humanity halting global heating. Their huge investments in new fossil fuel production could pay off only if countries fail to rapidly slash carbon emissions, which scientists say is vital. The oil and gas industry is extremely volatile but extraordinarily profitable, particularly when prices are high, as they are at present. ExxonMobil, Shell,...
  • Elon Musk reducing greenhouse gas emissions with a carbon tax

    04/29/2022 6:42:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12 feb 21 | Cat Clifford
    Elon Musk says the No. 1 way to decrease carbon dioxide emissions would be to levy a tax on carbon.
  • Biden White House Report Says Energy Taxes Are ‘Needed’ for Green Transition

    04/19/2022 5:32:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Star News Network ^ | April 19,2022 | by Thomas Catenacci
    The White House said Americans should pay higher taxes to ensure a rapid green transition away from fossil fuels in a report on President Joe Biden’s economic record. The federal government can encourage such a shift through carbon taxes or a cap and trade system forcing an emissions limit on companies, said the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) report released last week. The White House added that consumers would continue purchasing “artificially inexpensive, carbon-intensive goods” without proper government policies in place. A “cap and trade” system creates a limit for how much greenhouse gas companies can emit. If a company...
  • Graphene in concrete is already changing the rules of the game in construction

    04/10/2022 8:43:22 PM PDT · by upchuck · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 15, 2021
    Engineers have long dreamed of creating a wonderful material that can revolutionize construction. In 2004, their dream came true. British scientists first created Graphene—one of the forms of nanocarbon that is only 0.3 nanometers thick—a million times thinner than a human hair, but it can withstand colossal loads! Many immediately predicted a great future for it, and a little later, scientists were given the Nobel Prize. However, mass adoption did not happen. And only now, after 15 years, the first real opportunities have appeared to use the material of the future in commercial projects. Super-substance is made from ordinary graphite,...
  • WA state to preserve 10,000 forest acres as carbon reserve

    04/09/2022 10:15:52 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/22
    SEATTLE — Washington state has launched a new program to save 10,000 acres of forest land as a carbon reserve. The Seattle Times reports the state intends to lease the trees as carbon credits to emitters of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. The DNR is partnering with Finite Carbon, a developer and supplier of carbon offsets, which will verify the effectiveness of the offsets. Purchasers are expected to be larger corporations seeking to achieve reductions in their carbon emissions, said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, adding that in the first 10 years of the program, the DNR hopes...
  • Red Sox announce plans for carbon neutral Fenway Park

    03/30/2022 9:12:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    The hill ^ | 03/30/2022 | Monique Beals
    Boston's Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox and one of the oldest baseball parks in the country, will become the first carbon neutral Major League Baseball facility, the team said on Wednesday. The Red Sox, in partnership with climate finance company Aspiration, will use a portion of ticket proceeds to purchase carbon offsets. Fans will not pay a surcharge, the team said.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Titan Seas Reflect Sunlight

    03/27/2022 2:36:59 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies ^ | 27 Mar, 2022 | Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, U. Arizona, U. Idaho
    Explanation: Why would the surface of Titan light up with a blinding flash? The reason: a sunglint from liquid seas. Saturn's moon Titan has numerous smooth lakes of methane that, when the angle is right, reflect sunlight as if they were mirrors. Pictured here in false-color, the robotic Cassini spacecraft that orbited Saturn from 2004 to 2017 imaged the cloud-covered Titan in 2014 in different bands of cloud-piercing infrared light. This specular reflection was so bright it saturated one of Cassini's infrared cameras. Although the sunglint was annoying -- it was also useful. The reflecting regions confirm that northern Titan...
  • Appellate court rules Biden can consider climate damage in policymaking

    03/17/2022 5:48:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Washington Post via MSN ^ | March 16, 2022 | By Anna Phillips
    An appeals court on Wednesday lifted a ban blocking the federal government from factoring damage from rising greenhouse gas emissions into its decisions, offering a temporary reprieve for President Biden’s plans to tackle climate change. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit stayed an order issued last month by a U.S. District Court judge in Louisiana that prevented agencies from considering the harm climate change causes, known as the “social cost of carbon.” This figure is used across the federal government in rulemaking, from issuing new drilling permits to assessing the growing potential for damage...
  • Creating sub-1-nm gate lengths for MoS2 transistors

    03/14/2022 1:57:12 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    TechXplore ^ | 14 March 2022 | Bob Yirka
    The 0.34 nm gate-length side-wall monolayer MoS2 transistor device structure and characterization. Credit: Nature (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04323-3A team of researchers working at Tsinghua University in China has created a sub-1-nm gate in a MoS2 transistor. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group outlines how they created the super tiny gate and explains why they believe it will be difficult for anyone to beat their record. For most of the history of microcomputing, Moore's Law has held up—researchers and engineers have managed to double the speed and capability of computers regularly by reducing the size of their components....
  • Global Warming: Fake News from the Start

    12/16/2017 9:32:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 17, 2017 | Tom Harris
    By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom HarrisPresident Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change because it is a bad deal for America. He could have made the decision simply because the science is false, but most of the public have been brainwashed into believing it is correct and wouldn’t understand the reason. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and indeed the leaders of many western democracies, though thankfully not the U.S., support the Agreement and are completely unaware of the gross deficiencies in the science. If they did, they wouldn’t be forcing a carbon dioxide (CO2) tax, on...
  • John Kerry Orders Emergency Airdrop Of Solar Panels To Ukraine To Offset Carbon Emissions

    02/25/2022 1:07:52 PM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 02/25/2022 | Babylon Bee
    KYIV—Ukraine is under attack by its aggressive neighbor Russia, and Climate Czar John Kerry couldn't just sit around and do nothing. Kerry immediately hopped in his private jet, picked up a stack of solar panels, and flew them into war-torn Ukraine to airdrop them to citizens and soldiers about to get hit hard by the Russian army. "This will help offset your missiles' carbon emissions!" Kerry shouted down at the surrounded Ukrainians. "You're welcome!" Kerry says he hopes the solar panels will help the Ukrainians achieve carbon neutrality in the midst of a full-on attack by Russia. The move comes...
  • FERC issues ‘historic’ overhaul of pipeline approvals

    02/19/2022 5:21:29 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 6 replies
    Energy Wire ^ | By Miranda Willson | 02/18/2022 07:24 AM EST | By Miranda Willson | 02/18/2022 07:24 AM EST
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued sweeping new guidance yesterday for natural gas projects, including a first-ever climate change threshold, upending decades of precedent for how major energy infrastructure is approved. FERC updated a 23-year-old policy for assessing proposed natural gas pipelines, adding new considerations for landowners, environmental justice communities and other factors. In a separate but related decision, the commission also laid out a framework for evaluating projects’ greenhouse gas emissions. The commission’s three Democratic members approved both policies, while the two Republicans on the panel opposed them.
  • Fusion Power Experiment in The UK Smashes Its Old Record in Major Step Forward

    02/09/2022 7:46:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 88 replies ^ | 9 FEBRUARY 2022 | MIKE MCRAE
    Inside JET's torus, with superimposed plasma. (UKAEA) Late last century, the Joint European Torus (JET) near Oxford, UK, churned out 22 megajoules of energy in what was, at the time, a record in fusion power. Now, experimental upgrades have brought the facility into line with the technology anticipated for a major international project, resulting in the production of nearly three times that amount of power. The advances are a major step forward for tokamak-based fusion, bringing us ever closer to a balance point where we can harvest a near endless stream of energy without the cost of polluting emissions or...
  • China Won't Disturb Its Citizens' 'Normal Life' to Meet Carbon Goals

    01/27/2022 9:18:16 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JAN 27, 2022 | RICK MORAN
    To no thinking person’s surprise, China’s President Xi Jinping told Communist Party leaders that saving the planet from global warming won’t come at the expense of China’s economic growth or the comfort of its people. Greens had been pointing to China’s efforts at cutting carbon emissions as an example other nations should follow. As it turns out, President Xi knows that cutting emissions will cut growth—something Xi is not willing to do. Democratic politicians continue to babble about “sustainable growth” and “carbon neutral industries.” Xi knows the truth and won’t allow China to play games with its economic future just...
  • The U.S. Energy Department Burned Through Nearly $1 Billion On Failed Projects Intended To Cut Carbon Emissions

    01/13/2022 6:38:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/13/2022 | Thomas Catenacci
    The Department of Energy (DOE) invested $1.1 billion in carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, many of which were unsuccessful or canceled, over the last decade, according to a federal watchdog report.The DOE’s $684 million investment in coal CCS projects resulted in just one operational facility and seven canceled projects, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published in late December. One of three facilities that received a share of the department’s $438 million investment in industrial CCS projects was also nixed.The department ultimately failed to properly evaluate the projects — which use advanced technology to reduce emissions from...