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Did Douglas Adams Explain The Roots Of Climate Change Denial & Cleantech Backlash?

I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies: 1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. 2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. 3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things. —Douglas Adams

The huge carbon footprint of cement (and what we can do about it)

When you manufacture cement, you heat up limestone and other clay-like materials to an astounding 2,552 degrees Fahrenheit (1,400 Celsius). Creating temperatures that high requires an awful lot of energy and (usually) a large amount of fossil fuels. Not only…

Global warming = more energy use = more warming – FRANCE 24

Date created : 24/06/2019 – 18:14 ADVERTISING Read more Paris (AFP) Even modest climate change will increase global energy demand by up to a quarter before mid-century, and by nearly 60 percent if humanity fails to curb greenhouse gas emissions,…

GE Will Shutter California Natural Gas Plant 20 Years Early

GE Inland Empire generating stationGeneral Electric is shuttering a natural gas powered generating station in southern California 20 years before the end of its normal useful life. Competition from solar and wind power plants have made it uneconomical to operate

Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red States Keep to the Sidelines. – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — At a time when the country is already deeply fractured along partisan lines, individual states are starting to pursue vastly different policies on climate change with the potential to cement an economic and social divide for years to…

Greenpeace activist: ‘Mark Field needs anger management’

Bruised and still shaken, Janet Barker is incredulous at the violent reaction of the Foreign Office minister Mark Field to her peaceful protest with fellow Greenpeace activists at the chancellor’s Mansion House speech. However, she has no plans to press…

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With its links to BP, I can’t stay in the Royal Shakespeare Company | Mark Rylance

As a teenager, disenchanted with religion, I turned to Shakespeare for ethical guidance. I was inspired by the work of the Royal Shakespeare Company. It represented the ultimate company of conscious artists, speaking and playing Shakespeare with humour and insight….

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With its links to BP, I can’t stay in the Royal Shakespeare Company | Mark Rylance

As a teenager, disenchanted with religion, I turned to Shakespeare for ethical guidance. I was inspired by the work of the Royal Shakespeare Company. It represented the ultimate company of conscious artists, speaking and playing Shakespeare with humour and insight….

Climate Standoff: Oregon Gov. Sends State Police After GOP Ditches Climate Vote

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol to block a vote on a landmark economy-wide climate plan that would be the second of its kind in the…