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It’s Not Really About The Climate: It’s About Control

Fascism, Communism, Nazism — all gifts to the world from Europe. Now it’s nonsensical worries about climate change resulting in deliberately built-in inefficiencies in everything from household appliances to transportation methods. Compared to the U.S., Europe’s love of control-down economics leaves…

No, CO2 Didn’t Make The EU’s Late-June Heatwave Worse

The global warming mob has blamed CO2 for the Western EU heatwave felt during the last week of June. They blame everything on this hapless little molecule. Pointing the finger at the wrong culprit is a disease of the politicized…

Feeling blue about the reds

If you are a reader of the excellent Birdwatch magazine and have glanced at my column in the July issue then you will have noticed that I have cancelled my membership of the Labour Party after almost a decade of…

EU Destroys 1.8 Million Acres Of Rainforest For ‘Green’ Biofuels

The European Union wants to protect the climate and reduce carbon emissions from motor vehicles by blending fuels with increasing shares of supposedly eco-friendly “biofuels.” Last year, 1.9 million tons of palm oil were added to diesel fuel in the…

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Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now – The Conversation UK

From the school strikes for climate, to Extinction Rebellion protests and calls for a Green New Deal, citizens around the world are putting pressure on their governments to prevent global warming more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. In the UK,…

Research on sustainable conversion of lignin into valuable chemical compounds funded

(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The Electrosynthesis group at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is further expanding its methods for the production of sustainable chemicals from lignin. The research lab, headed by Professor Siegfried Waldvogel at the JGU Institute of Organic Chemistry, is coordinating a partnership consortium of businesses and institutes of higher education. The SElectiveLI project was set up by the EU and an industrial consortium and is being funded through the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Public-Private Partnership.

Electric cars are quiet. Maybe too quiet.

There’s an ongoing controversy over whether electric vehicles (EVs) should emit sounds to let the blind and other pedestrians know they’re on the scene. Some think those sounds should be standardized — like the “beep, beep, beep” of heavy machinery…

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We must not barter the Amazon rainforest for burgers and steaks | Jonathan Watts

European leaders have thrown the Amazon rainforest under a Volkswagen bus in a massive cows-for-cars trade deal with Brazil and three other South American nations. The EU-Mercosur agreement – the largest in Europe’s history, according to officials – will make…