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From the University of Reading: showyourstripes.info/

(Data source: Berkeley Earth. Licensed by Ed Hawkins under CC BY 4.0)

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@cjd i suggest we make half the cars "Wright Mobiles" they're just fancy electric cars, which after being made, are thrown into the ocean. The experience of making these cars will make cars 15% cheaper.

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Has anyone polled or focused grouped whether people like being described as "vulnerable"?

The left often talks about "vulnerable"/"most vulnerable" people.

A lot of the most exploited workers are some of the toughest and most resilient people and take pride in that.

Does the right better allow them to take pride in that, while the left seems to want to stress their weaknesses?

@StayGrounded_net What is this zero-carbon fuel? Boom Supersonic dedicates a page to it.

“Today, the best SAF on the market offer an 80% reduction in lifecycle CO2 over conventional jet fuel. In January 2019, we successfully tested XB-1’s engines using a blend of fuel that was ~80% SAF from waste animal fats.”

So, they've made a plane that runs on meat! That sounds very sustainable.

blog.boomsupersonic.com/booms-

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“The world’s first order of net-zero carbon supersonic aircraft marks a significant step toward our mission to create a more accessible world,” said Brett Scholl, Boom Supersonic’s founder and CEO, in a statement.

bizjournals.com/denver/news/20

@StayGrounded_net

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This is legally undoubtedly true, but ignores the fact that fossil fuel producers have the absolute best position to control the world's fossil fuel emissions. If they turn off the tap, everything stops.

We've all read Dune, right?

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People interested in the Shell climate case should read this analysis: twitter.com/JillesAppelscha/st (in Dutch)

Summary and translation: The 45% reduction most directly applies to emissions Shell itself produces while pumping up fossil fuels (leaks, energy used by pumps, emissions from refineries, etc). Shell supplies barrels of oil, and the vast majority of emissions are caused by Shell's customers.

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It's the battle for the good of commons versus individual freedom. This attitude covers everything including the debate over climate change.

Humans progress through cooperation. They learned to survive via cooperation. Dialogue on this has been with us since ancient times with Gilgamesh and Enkidu. With Enkidu representing a pastoral point of view.

Humans won't survive unless we look at the freedom of the commons rather than individual freedom.

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dailyoverview :
The Gwangyang Steel Works in Gwangyang, South Korea is the largest facility of its kind in the world. It outputs an average of 18 million tons of steel per year, producing parts for bridges and other infrastructure, cars, refrigerators, and more. The plant even serves as a tourist attraction, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. See more here: bit.ly/3wo6zjD 34.914935°, 127.740139° Sour…

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@michiel See stuff like US steel sources bragging about being able to use hydrogen to reduce oxides. Dutch sources say they can do it _now_. And then those assholes won't because it's less green because it's less profitable to store the hydrogen and produce it at peak electricity availability.

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Throughout the twentieth century, our way of life has changed almost continuously. To state outright that it won't happen this time, that early 21st-century living standards are forever, is a very ahistorical thing to do.

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A literal translation would be "struggle along", but it refers to the practice of participation (even calling it 'climate leadership') while actually having the main goal of protecting one's vested interests.

If enough interest groups/countries participate with this attitude, complete deadlock is the result.

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theguardian.com/environment/20

What he doesn't mention is that some of the carbon-intensive technologies we need future tech to replace are called "concrete" and "steel".

If the Internet age has taught us anything, it's that "future tech" doesn't magically deliver what society needs.

JW van de Groep (janwillemvandegroep.com/about/), one of NL's foremost climate change pundits, coined the word 'meestribbelen' for this kind of behaviour.

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Why is this not happening? Maybe because many companies, including Spotify (despite the subscription models) also want to track everything we do. Spotify's app is filled with trackers and asks broad permissions.

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Pretty sure I've mentioned it before, but I have two copies of MMM so I could read it faster

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"The speakup project is basically a bunch of blind people who like messing around with Linux and writing cool and, hopefully useful, software. It began with the Speakup screen reader package and has grown to encompass a number of projects as well as becoming a vibrant community. "

linux-speakup.org/

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Saw the news that Tesla is now accepting Bitcoin payments for cars, so I looked up some figures and did some math.

According to Tesla's own figures, a Model 3 saves 30 tons of CO2 emissions over its lifetime compared to a traditional car. A Model 3 costs 0.69-1.21 BTC. Mining one BTC results in 257 tons of CO2 emissions.

For the next time someone tells you Elon Musk is saving the planet.

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