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It’s a ‘Toxic World’

Enviroment

After hearing Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo co-founder Jeremy Grantham’s keynote on Tuesday at the 2018 Morningstar annual conference in Chicago, there is no doubt RIAs in the audience were persuaded to utilize sustainable investing methods. Grantham, who said 98% of his net worth was invested in or committed to environmental foundations, gave a sobering speech on where the world was at in its “decay,” and what was needed to change it. “We’ve created a toxic world,” he said.

Aside from highlighting the research on global warming, Grantham illustrated several dangers specifically to agriculture, including severe loss of top soil in the U.S. Midwest due to increased downpours that wash it away, as well as the problems caused by pesticides — rivers polluted with runoff and flying insects killed off, leaving crops with fewer pollinators.

“We only have 30 to 70 good agricultural producing years left” at the rate we are going, he said, adding that the world is losing 1% of collective soil and 1% of arable land a year.

Some other findings he cited:

  • Global population has tripled since 1938, but fertility rates are declining. Sperm count has dropped 50% in the developed world. “Two factors may be people are waiting longer to have kids, and all the toxicity in the world,” he said.
  • Since 1950, floods happen 15 times more often, wildfires seven times more often and extreme temperature events over 20 times often. Since 1996, droughts happen 10 times more often.
  • There has been a significant rise in certain diseases, including diabetes, asthma, autism and MS; in addition, several types of cancers have risen dramatically since 1953, including melanoma, breast and testicular cancer.

The good news is clean energy, specifically solar and wind, will be much cheaper in the next 10 years than even the operating costs of coal and nuclear power. Battery costs will drop as well, making electric cars cheaper to build, run and maintain. The problem, Grantham said, is carbon will continue to increase even as green measures are taken and fossil fuel use drops, and we can only afford a rise of 3 degrees celsius.

Grantham’s own GMO Climate Change Fund is made up of 34.58% clean energy stocks, 5.44% smart grid, 9.30% copper, 20.31% energy efficiency, 23.18% agriculture, 4.93% water and 2.25% cash. He destroyed the argument that portfolios that don’t include gas and oil stocks will have weaker performance as he showed three time periods and how portfolios fared when various sectors were eliminated, and ex oil and gas portfolios had less impact than many other sectors.

“The assumption has been if you divest of oil, returns will be hurt, but that’s not the truth,” he said.

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244 Comments on "It’s a ‘Toxic World’"

  1. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:33 am 

    Whether Joe is American or not is not the point, exceptionalist. The point is that if he were an American he would be one of the good ones, unlike you! And i, personally, have no reason to doubt he is.

  2. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:37 am 

    B Joe “To “Davy”:
    As an American, you don’t represent my views nor the views of most Americans. You are the personification of the ugly American that the world community finds so revolting. Clean-up your act, now.”
    It is very nice to see an American standing up to the board’s bully. I wish more Americans did the same. It is absolutely true that Davy represents the worst that the USA has to offer and he has turned virtually every non American that has visited this board against him and his country at one point or another. It is very hard to like America when you have to put up with a delusional American exceptionalist bully like him regularly. The funny part is that he complains about our “anti American” comments and bullies and insults us every time someone posts a critical truth about the USA on this board, which is all the time; something very easy to understand considering all the atrocities the US government commits across the world on a daily basis. Yet, he is mostly responsible for polarizing the board.
    I am sick and tired of his abusive behavior and intend to fight fire with fire for a while. Let’s see how the bully likes being bullied.
    Joe, I don’t expect you to like me because I am saying a lot of bad things about your country and compatriots on a regular basis, and I know that hurts, but I want you to know that I appreciate your comment and Americans like you make your country proud and make it possible for non Americans to not dislike the USA more. It is not possible to dislike those who are courageous, honest, and fair. I wish there were more Americans like you on this board. USA!

    Davy “Bony, come on, who are you? You are who knows who on this board.”
    There goes the deeply disturbed, delusional American exceptionalist bully once more. The truth hurts, doesn’t it, Davy? Joe’s comment was the truth, the whole truth, and NOTHING BUT the truth!
    We may not know who Joe is, but we all know who you are. You are the board’s bully, a profoundly repulsive person, and the worst member of this board’s community. How does it feel to be the absolutely worst person here? My guess is for you it feels normal because you must systematically be the worst person wherever you go.

    Delusional Davy “Your comments said nothing they were just personal opinions of a person without explanation.”
    What Joe wrote were not opinions, Davy, they were the pure, unadulterated truth, and you can’t stand that because the truth is that you are repulsive to your own compatriots and a disgrace to your country! And his comment is self explanatory and everybody on this board knows what Joe was talking about. He was simply telling the delusional American exceptionalist board’s bully to stop abusing people, shaming his compatriots, and start behaving like a decent human being. Unfortunately, those of us that have been here for a while know that you are completely incapable of that. If there was an ounce of decency in you, you would have stopped your abusive behavior years ago. You are a thoroughly indecent and absolutely repugnant person, Davy!

  3. Davy on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:46 am 

    Here Juan be useful and say something about this. You have 9 previous comments that are whining “I hate you Davy” LOL. One comment would work.

    “The 4 Stages Of The Collapse Of Venezuela”
    https://tinyurl.com/ycuculxa

    “Stage 1 – The Exile The first stage was the exile, voluntary for those outstanding opposition members of the political world, and that could foresee and feel the first impacts of the delinquent mafia. These are politicians that understood exactly what the taking over the Supreme Court in 2015 was about: a seizing and power consolidation upon the occupation of the Justice system, subordinated to the President figure. This would block any further attempt of judging the politicians of the Socialist Party, and anyone who collaborate with them, no matter the crimes committed.”

    “Stage 2 – The Upper Middle-Class Migration The second stage was the upper-middle-class migration.”

    “Stage 3 – Seizing Private Property This is incredibly painful for me, as the third stage seems to be starting: taking the private properties off the hands of the unarmed owners. In Villa Rosmini, Maracaibo city, Zulia state they demolished the gate of a subdivision with a payloader when the neighbors refused to allow in the police and the thugs.”

    “Stage 4 – Locking Up Dissidents Many people laughed at me. Now they don’t. Especially those who could not leave the country. I can’t believe I am writing about this right now. But I do know that sometimes the reality overcomes our wildest fantasies. Albeit I have never been a very religious man I can’t avoid to notice His intervention in my life, and I truly give thanks every day for all my blessings.”

    “Venezuela is a failed state It has started slowly, but the paint on the wall is there, fresh and dripping all over the place. The mafia has made of the State a failed one, has looted our national wealth, imprisoning those who opposed to this with violence and generated a constant terror in the citizens. This is a technique carefully used in those left (and Nazis) totalitarian governments, with a modern twist, if you want.”

  4. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:50 am 

    Davy “It is easy for a stalking pricking ugly anti-American to comment when he does not say anything to back it up.”

    More bullying from Delusional Davy! Greg posted many good comments here for a long time proving he is a healthy, smart, well educated person who has a life worth living. After putting up with you and your bullshit for a long time without engaging, which also proves he has a lot of patience, he obviously decided to engage you in a tit for tat game because he got sick and tired of your abusive behavior and delusional comments, and decided it was better to confront you than ignore you. He is not the board’s first member to follow that route and will not be the last either.

    The more abusive you get, exceptionalist, the more you will get abused. I am on my third day of the minimum of three months of abuse you will get from me, but if you don’t stop abusing others, I will abuse you indefinitely. Your choice, lowlife!

  5. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:56 am 

    Delusional Davy, You don’t know shit about Venezuela, and never did. Venezuela has been a very troubled place since before its independence. If you knew ANYTHING about its history you’d know that. Almost everything Americans write about Venezuela is ignorant imperialist BS.

  6. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 7:03 am 

    Davy, Why don’t you write about the USA’s decline and its becoming a police state instead. Maybe you know something about that. Besides, I have said many times that I consider Venezuela a failing state, just not for the same reasons delusional American exceptionalists do. The USA has been interfering and attacking Venezuela going on two centuries, officially since the Monroe Doctrine, but I guess that is not part of your narrative because you are living in denial because the truth is inconvenient to you.

  7. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 7:05 am 

    And, I already told you yesterday, but your sick mind probably blocked it, that my main goal on this board for the next three months is to fuck with you! I am only warming up! LOL!

  8. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 1:05 pm 

    “Full Fledged 5 Alarm Climate Emergency In Antarctica”

    How the earth would look like if all the ice melts:

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/earth-if-all-the-ice-melts/

  9. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 1:22 pm 

    Clogg

    Why are your comments closed on your blog?

    That is a huge red flag that you are not being honest..Typical Nazi..Its no different than burning books..

  10. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 1:33 pm 

    Owners of failing malls ‘on their knees’ as buyers disappear

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/owners-of-failing-malls-on-their-knees-as-buyers-disappear/ar-AAyxbfB?li=BBnbfcN

  11. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 1:54 pm 

    Clogmeister, sir,

    Why are your comments closed on your blog?

    That is a huge red flag that you are not being honest..Typical Nazi..Its no different than burning books..

    You can’t burn a comment that has not been written, commie punk.

    You have asked the question several times and the answer invariable is: I am not going to waste time on moderating stray dogs like you. You can discuss here.

    But tell me millimind, is it possible to comment on your blog? No? What? You have no blog? ROFL Nothing to say, eh, low-IQ unimaginative dullard.

  12. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 2:05 pm 

    Nanomind “Clogg Why are your comments closed on your blog?”

    Do you have a memory problem? As Cloggie points out he has responded to this question several times already. It isn’t hard to understand for normal people. Do you suffer from ADD or some other learning disability that justifies your behavior or are you simply being dense?

  13. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 2:57 pm 

    Clogg

    You better go burn some books while you are at it..I mean you know what’s better than everyone else right..You have to censor because you are lying..That is why you wouldn’t ask an expert on reddit about your WW2 conspiracies..

    you are a paranoid schizophrenic..

  14. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 3:00 pm 

    Clogg

    You are an enemy of reason..

  15. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 3:29 pm 

    You have to censor because you are lying..That is why you wouldn’t ask an expert on reddit about your WW2 conspiracies..

    I am an expert and so far nobody here has challenged “my WW2 conspiracies”. I have total air supremacy here regarding history in my Stuka.lol

    Meathead simply fled (“no time, have moved on”.lol) and you are too stupid to frame an argument. You probably can’t even tell WW1 from WW2 and can’t find Germany on a map.

    God, are you stupid. I can fully imagine your despair and desire to finish yourself off. I would do the same if I were you. Fortunately I am not you.

  16. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 4:06 pm 

    Clogg

    I have challenged your Ww2 conspiracies..And backed down like a little bitch liar you are..

    Here I will challenge you again..

    Reddit..Ask a real historian page..

    https://old.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/

    Now put up or shut the fuck up..

  17. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 4:13 pm 

    I’ve been calling this retard Nanomind, but he doesn’t really deserve it, so from now on I shall call him Picomind! ROFLMFAO!

  18. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 4:17 pm 

    And just in case the illiterate fool doesn’t know what pico means, it means trillionth.

  19. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 4:47 pm 

    Clogmeister, sir,

    I have challenged your Ww2 conspiracies..And backed down like a little bitch liar you are..

    Where did that happen?? Link please.

    You have NEVER presented a counter view of what happened between 1933-1945 and neither has meathead. Because you both know you get your sorry ass kicked if you would dare to do so. And cowardly posting reddit-links leading to nowhere is not a rebuttal, but an admission of your own intellectual and educational impotence. Use your own brain and education. But here is where the trouble starts: you have no brain worth mentioning and neither do you have an education.

  20. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 4:51 pm 

    Russia is anxious to present a safe World Cup. But have they just covered up a terrorist attack?

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/moscow-taxi-crash-russia-world-cup-terrorism-cover-up-security-a8403056.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1529260072

    Russia covered up a terror attack..LMFAO!

  21. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 4:53 pm 

    Don’t worry the deep state will pull off another terror attack before the world cup is over..All they have to do is talk to the bosses at the top..And tell them they want a job done and throw him some cash..And then he passes the job down the line..Simple really..

  22. Cloggie on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 5:05 pm 

    Don’t worry the deep state will pull off another terror attack before the world cup is over..All they have to do is talk to the bosses at the top..And tell them they want a job done and throw him some cash..And then he passes the job down the line..Simple really..

    Millimind, the forum terrorist and a perfect blueprint of those who run the show in the US. But not for much longer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9xHhbG3wvk

    They already lost the presidency, now the deep state needs to be drowned in the swamp.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4CzqHWNrHo

  23. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 5:41 pm 

    Cloog

    If you wont present your ideas to an actual historian to be fact checked..That proves you know they are going to be rejected..Its that simple..Put up or shut up..People don’t challenge you for the same reason they don’t challenge flat earthers..they think you are a whack job..

    Reddit..Ask a real historian page..

    https://old.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/

    Now put up or shut up..

  24. Makati1 on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:39 pm 

    MM the delusional clone of Davy. Has no idea of real history, only the constant brainwashed version he has sucked up since birth. Closed minds are common in the Us police state, That is how police states exist.

  25. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:54 pm 

    Madkat

    I never claimed to be an expert in history..And that is why I challenged clogg to ask someone who is..And he refuses so that tells you everything about paranoid nonsense he is spewing..I had no problem asking an energy professor is the global economy would collapse due to oil shortages coming soon..Clogg won’t even try because he knows deep down his is wrong..and he can’t swallow his pride and ego and admit..Crazy people don’t think they are crazy..

  26. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:55 pm 

    Mak, I used to call Slavemind “Nanomind” but today I changed it to “Picomind” which is a thousand times smaller, LOL!

  27. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:57 pm 

    Picomind, You are not even an expert at wiping your own ass! You are a functionally illiterate, thoroughly brainwashed, useless idiot! LOL!

  28. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 6:59 pm 

    Picomind “Crazy people don’t think they are crazy..”

    Projecting much? You and Davy are so much alike that you may just be another one of the exceptionalist’s sock puppets! LOL!

  29. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 7:02 pm 

    JuanP is triggered so bad!

  30. Makati1 on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 7:25 pm 

    Mm “chimes in with his usual bullshit, third grade putdowns and other meaningless posts.”

    Yes, you are correct JuanP. MM is so much like Davy that they could be clones or the same person. Maybe MM is an accident from that drunken night Davy spent in Chicago years ago. Food for thought. LOL

  31. MASTERMIND on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 7:34 pm 

    Madkat

    I think your magic Mormon underwear is on too tight..or maybe your adult diaper needs to be changed..

  32. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 7:35 pm 

    Picomind “JuanP is triggered so bad!”

    I admit that I am really enjoying this and it is a great distraction from my studying. I have one of my fivecomputer’s screens on PO all day and the browser is set to refresh the page automatically every five minutes. I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am, and I think you are from your comments. It is nice fighting with you, Disfunctional Synapsis! Thanks!

  33. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 7:36 pm 

    Mak “Maybe MM is an accident from that drunken night Davy spent in Chicago years ago. Food for thought. LOL”

    LOL!

  34. Makati1 on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 7:53 pm 

    MM…chimes in with his usual bullshit, third grade putdowns and other meaningless posts.

  35. Davy on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 7:54 pm 

    Geeze, denture flapper is at it. You are turning into one sorry old man 3rd world.

  36. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 8:16 pm 

    Delusional Davy “Geeze, denture flapper is at it. You are turning into one sorry old man 3rd world.”

    The board’s bully is at it again. He is probably very angry because none of his three children called him for Father’s Day. What goes around comes around, scum!

  37. Davy on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 8:24 pm 

    juan, good thing for the kid you will never have that you are not a father. I imagine you tormenting them with your various mental disorders.

  38. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 8:32 pm 

    Delusional Davy “uan, good thing for the kid you will never have that you are not a father. I imagine you tormenting them with your various mental disorders.”

    It is a real pity for your kids you didn’t do the same. You must be a really lousy father!

  39. Makati1 on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 8:33 pm 

    Davy chimes in with his usual bullshit, third grade putdowns and other meaningless posts.

  40. Davy on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 8:34 pm 

    hear that? denture flappin. LOL

  41. Davy on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 8:40 pm 

    feeling remorse juan that you never had kids? Sorry, but people like you should not have kids. Just think of the horror these kids would experience if their dad killed himself. You have a suicidal streak in you juan. You have talked about it many times in the past here on this board. With your present erratic behavior you should be careful but at least no kids will suffer if you do it.

  42. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 8:49 pm 

    Delusional Davy “feeling remorse juan that you never had kids? Sorry, but people like you should not have kids. Just think of the horror these kids would experience if their dad killed himself. You have a suicidal streak in you juan. You have talked about it many times in the past here on this board. With your present erratic behavior you should be careful but at least no kids will suffer if you do it.”

    Maybe if I were a deranged lunatic or an illiterate moron like you I would regret the smartest choice I ever made, because I would have to be one or the other to do that. And, don’t worry about me; I will be around longer than you! But thanks for your concern! LOL!

  43. Davy on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 8:51 pm 

    thankfully if you do it no kids will be around to have to see the mess.

  44. JuanP on Sun, 17th Jun 2018 9:06 pm 

    Delusional Davy “thankfully if you do it no kids will be around to have to see the mess.”

    You keep repeating yourself like a broken record, lunatic! Are you suffering from dementia, too, on top of everything else? Fuck, you are a sad case!

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