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Environmental news roundup

UK blackout The UK recently suffered a series of sporadic blackouts across the country. Its being blamed on the fact a wind farm and a gas fired power station both suddenly went off line at more or less the same … Continue reading

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The dam bursts….and I’m not talking about the one in Derbyshire

One recent story that much of the media missed was that Blackrock, one of the world’s largest asset management firms, lost some $90 billion investing in fossil fuel companies. As a result its reducing its investment in this sector and … Continue reading

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The dangers of mislabelling a product

I came across an article the other week, from the BBC, which discusses the links between the UK’s civil and military nuclear energy programs. And hence why certain politicians, notably the Tories, have this perverse obsession with nuclear that seems … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath part deux

Fossil fuels are critical to many industries, but most especially to food production, hence why any interruption to their supply (in the absence of suitable alternatives) would be so devastating. However, there’s one fossil resource that often slips under the … Continue reading

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Conservatives say the funniest things

I’ve long been amazed at conservatives ability to wander around in a bubble of self imposed delusion. While ignorance (and a certain level of stupidity) helps, inevitably when confronted by the facts, they are forced to perform feats of mental … Continue reading

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Rural America under threat from capitalism, climate change and the GOP

Rural America, which voted overwhelmingly for Trump, is under attack from all sides. As this article from the Guardian discusses America’s factory farming system has destroyed rural America, turning many into little more than modern day serfs. Trump’s “tax cut” might actually … Continue reading

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Dodging the bitcoin bear

The crypto currency bitcoin is in the grip of a long running bear market. From a high of nearly $20,000 back in Dec 2017, its now lost over 80% of its value. Which, when you consider how many bitcoins are … Continue reading

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