BMW Denies Accuracy Of DUH Report Which Found Real-World 3-Series NOx Emissions 7 Times Above Legal Limit

Published on December 6th, 2017 | by

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The German luxury auto manufacturer BMW has denied allegations from the environmental group DUH that engine management software cut power to a system filtering nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions during real-world road testing of a 3-Series diesel car — thus allowing for NOx emissions some 7 times higher than the legal limit. The German environmental group’s […]

Is Carbon Capture The Answer To Global Warming? And How Much Will It Cost?

Published on December 5th, 2017 | by

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Carbon capture will be essential to meeting the goals of the Paris climate accords, says Glen Peters of the Cicero Center for Climate Research in Oslo. But he is pessimistic that politicians will ever support such technology.

Is An Insane President The Result Of A Society Losing Its Mind?

Published on December 2nd, 2017 | by

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To many, the president we have in the United States today is a crazy anomaly — just the result of decades of false but effective branding, decades of Hillary bashing, and a population hungry for change. However, I think the story is much more chilling than that. While I agree it’s important that Clinton won […]

What are you afraid of? The wrong things — according to Søren Ekelund

Published on November 30th, 2017 | by

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A few weeks back, I met Søren Ekelund. We were both invited to a Halloween party at the house of the first people who travelled around the globe in an electric car — a car that Søren himself had helped build. The car was a converted Nissan Qashqai and it had some trouble charging. After […]

17 Signs Your Country Wasn’t Stolen By Russians

Published on November 27th, 2017 | by

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There’s a lot of chatter about Russia and Trump. It keeps going and going and going, doesn’t it? Come on, who believes that? Why can’t our political system be more like a reality TV show than a crime mystery? … It seems like there were 1,000 meetings between top Russians and core Trump associates in […]

Cassandra To Courts — USA’s Activist Battle To Save The Climate

Published on November 24th, 2017 | by

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With the legislative and executive branches of government firmly committed to pretending climate change doesn’t exist, will the courts act to protect the environment and the citizens of America? Don’t bet on it. Here’s why.

Holidays with the Skywalkers

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by

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I would endeavor today to be sanguine and say something righteous and hopeful this holiday season. The closer one looks at the state of our world, the more reason there is for concern. We look and see many things that need to change, and we wonder if perhaps it is too late to change them. Perhaps we […]

Norwegian Oil Fund Ready To Divest From Oil & Gas

Published on November 23rd, 2017 | by

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Norway, which is still a monarchy, has two sovereign wealth funds. The Government Pension Fund Global, also known as the Oil Fund, was established in 1990 to invest the profits from the country’s petroleum sales. As of September of this year, it was valued at more than $1 trillion, equal to $192,307 per Norwegian citizen. The other […]

If You Don’t Want A Crappy Democracy, You Gotta Talk

Published on November 18th, 2017 | by

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If you are watching the attacks on US democracy closely, it’s a bit shocking. Basic elements of the US Constitution and a functional democracy are attacked on a daily basis. There are attacks on an independent judicial systems, attacks on independent media (which is essential to provide societal checks on political power — Thomas Jefferson said […]

What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming

Published on November 15th, 2017 | by

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As 15.364 scientists from 184 countries just signed a dire warning to humanity for failing to act accordingly to the threats of climate change, I think it is time to refresh the 2015 publication from Norwegian psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming. Problem […]