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Analysis | The Energy 202: Another winter, another Trump call for ‘good old fashioned Global Warming’ – The Washington Post

THE LIGHTBULB The Martin Luther King Memorial. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) A bitter cold gripped Washington over the long holiday weekend as thousands came to the city for annual political marches. Political prognosticators could have forecast this too: Yet another blustery attempt from President Trump…

Tulsa kicks off 2019 with a world-class new park

Tulsa is a city with a complicated past. Tarnished by one of the most heinous incidents of racial violence in U.S. history in the early 20th century, wracked by mid-20th century urban redevelopment and punished by an economic downtown in…

Single use plastic

Mark ♦ January 22, 2019 ♦ 3 Comments Shotgun cartridges haven’t always been made of plastic, and not all of them are now. I have no idea of the relative merits of plastic cartridges versus cartridges made of other materials,…

We need a better word than 'walkable'

Walkability is clearly defined by the nonprofit 8-80 Cities: Simply put, a walkable community is one where residents can reach a wide range of amenities — grocery stores, doctor’s offices, restaurants, drug stores, parks and schools, safely and easily by…

A milestone

Mark ♦ January 22, 2019 ♦ 1 Comment Congratulations to Les Wallace for passing the 5000 signature milestone. It’s a big ask to think that this petition could get another 5000 signatures inside two weeks but it’s certainly not impossible….

Planet Nine debunked? New theory explains outer orbits without the need for an extra planet

Could our solar system contain one more planet beyond the orbit of Neptune that has yet to be discovered? So-called “Planet Nine” is more than just fanciful speculation; it’s a theory with compelling circumstantial evidence behind it. For instance, since…

Davos Elite Looks to ‘Globalization 4.0’ to Stem Climate Change

Business leaders say the next wave of globalization must create social benefits as well as provide technical solutions to climate change. For business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week, ‘Globalisation 4.0’ holds the answers to one of the world’s…

RPPDG thoughts

Mark ♦ January 22, 2019 ♦ 2 Comments The non-attendance of the pro-shooting organisations at last week’s Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group (RPPDG) meeting (you read about it first here but see also my further blog, the coverage in RPUK…

Greenland Ice Melting Four Times Faster than in 2003, Study Finds

Southwest part of the island could be major contributor to sea level rise. Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought–and will likely lead to faster sea level rise–thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, a new…

Global Warming Might Be Making Waves Stronger

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications has revealed an as-yet-unseen consequence of climate change, wherein the energy of ocean waves have been increasing around the world caused by widespread ocean warming, which could potentially create further repercussions…