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Environmentalist gets Obama to put $150 billion into wind and solar, and is horrified by the results

Michael Shellenberger is an environmentalist who grew up having holidays in national parks across America. He loves it. He lead groups that eventually succeeded in asking Obama to put $150 BILLION into renewables. (They originally wanted $300 billion.) He was … Continue reading

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I’ll be removing Earthships from this blog

Jed from “This Permaculture Life” says Earthships can leak toxic gases, encourage terrible toxic mould problems in wetter climates, underperform, be overly hot in summer and cold in winter AND cost so much in battery replacement every 5 to 10 … Continue reading

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Brexit: why everyone is afraid

Brexit comment: if the UK want to leave the EU but remain in the Single Market, the UK would *still* be subject to the European Court of Justice. (The ECJ rules create standard laws for members of the single market … Continue reading

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Is European Federalism a proxy for German imperialism?

This 3 minute Vox piece explains some of the economic challenges of trying to run one single currency across multiple speed economies. But then it also raises another point about what would happen if the Eurozone really integrated their various … Continue reading

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World now more middle class than poor

Interesting! Sept 2018 marks the point where (finally!) more of the world is wealthy than poor. I remember being told to refer to poor underdeveloped nations as the ‘2/3rd’s world’ because it was the majority. That has shifted somewhat. There’s … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry on Brexit

For once I agree with Stephen Fry. Word.

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What’s all the fuss about Insight on Mars?

This is a nice Lockheed Martin piece animating everything Insight had to get right just to land on Mars. 3 minutes This Australian scientist explains why the probe will be so groundbreaking — pun intended. 😉  5.5 minutes Mars. It’s … Continue reading

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