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A Tyranny of Time

Enviroment

“We will move to a low-carbon world because nature will force us, or because policy will guide us. If we wait until nature forces us, the cost will be astronomical.”  — Christiana Figueres”

 

In the Drawdown meeting, Exponential Roadmap’s Johan Falk told the audience,

 

The starting point in our narrative is we need to face the blind fact we are entering a climate crisis, we risk a hothouse earth future. We think it’s very important to face reality as a starting point. When science says what is required to save the climate, can we say that in a simpler way than a lot of different IPCC curves and so on? Well, it’s basically about we must halve emissions by 2030, in ten years cut it by two and every decade after that. Three halvings to approach close to net-zero by 2050. So that’s an easy rule of thumb. And it’s called the global carbon law. It was released about two, three years ago by a number of scientists, Potsdam Institute and so on. It’s very much inspired by Moore’s law, which you are familiar with.

 

There are so many conferences going on about climate change right now it is almost as though it were a new class of tourism. Sixteen-year-old Swedish school striker Greta Thunberg is in New York for the UN Secretary General’s annual high-level strategy meeting. Her crossing the Atlantic in a speed catamaran was less about having a smaller carbon footprint — it was likely larger than an economy seat on a 300-passenger commercial flight — than conferring upon her the personal moral authority to speak about lifestyle change. Her choice to sail to New York was in sync with the latest Swedish social movement of “flygskam” which translates as “flight shame.” Like global veganism, flygskam is adding adherents by about 10% per year. At that rate, it will halve commercial air travel by 2027.

 

Another A-team of negative emissions technologists just concluded a three-day meeting, “Achieving Net Zero,” at Oxford, England where they compared progress notes on so-called “fairy dust” solutions rapidly moving into full-scale implementation. Across the world, in the combine-crisscrossed cornfields of Western Pennsylvania, Project Drawdown brought together its own A-list to fashion battle plans for the next half-century of post-fossil cultural conflict.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1b8RVmb6Ck&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2VQHbmKE4YnOeYJZAkjrJqqKwE0dDpdNRKUpay4umbkTz7hMPEWS-zVfg

 

For my part, after speaking at a meeting and tour organized by the International Biochar Initiative, I found myself briefing academic, cultural and political leaders in Finland and Estonia about the potential for a New Carbon Economy as an economic engine that would drive innovation across a broad spectrum of industries. Then I was back to living the drawdown walk and talk from my home garden at The Farm. Personal travel footprint: minus three tons, approximately. Even though I am withdrawing more than I emit by travel, I could watch at least some of the Drawdown and Oxford meetings without going there. I’ll be doing the same for the UN summit.

The Oxford meeting has been posted to YouTube as a string of clips. As is common for gatherings of academics these days, the meeting was broken into sessions of 4 or 5 short talks (10 minutes each) to provide a launch point for a moderated discussion between the participants, aiming for a balance between researchers, policymakers and practitioners. The same format was used in Pennsylvania. The web simulcast saves you, me and hundreds of others the climate footprint of a flight, rental car, and hotel. For the Oxford meeting, there was also the very reductionist reportage by Carbon Brief, although on July 4th they interviewed one of the keynote speakers, Amory Lovins, at greater length and that provides somewhat better context for his remarks in September.

There was neither webcam nor Carbon Brief at the Finland meeting September 3-6. You just had to be there. But unlike the other venues, in Finland, some very real solutions were being not merely discussed, but demonstrated.

The quintessential importance of all this blather should be crystal clear to anyone who grasps the existential crisis humanity now faces. Amid all the sound and fury, elbowing for research grants, pimping of special interest agendas and wangling of political and financial schemes, comes a very clear appraisal of the tyranny of time.

 

At 00:01 BST / 01:01 CEST on Sept 19, 2019, the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) released its latest report, Exponential Roadmap 1.5: Scaling 36 Solutions to Halve Emissions by 2030. This is the second report from the Exponential Roadmap group and eagerly awaited (for the philosophical foundations, see: J. Rockström et al., A roadmap for rapid decarbonization. Science 355.6331, 1269-1271; 2017). As a little sidebar on page 11 expresses the concept:

 

“We need Moonshot Thinking and exponential strategies inspired by Moore’s Law to reach the Paris Agreement’s ambitious goal. The carbon law trajectory, first proposed in 2017, is consistent with the UN agreement and the limited remaining carbon budget:
  • Emissions peak by 2020.
  • Emissions fall about 50% by 2030, then a further 50% by 2040, and a further 50% by 2050.
  • Agriculture transforms from a carbon source to a carbon sink.
  • Solutions to store carbon, for example, reforestation, biochar or bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, are scaled up.
  • Remaining natural carbon sinks are protected and enhanced.”

 

I have been repeating similar carbon arithmetic since Paris in 2015 but SRC has simplified the trajectory to make it easier to swallow. If one takes the IPCC consensus position that in order to hold global warming to only 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial (locking in the currently unfolding climate chaos) nations must attain zero fossil emissions by 2050 at the latest (although many have already set more ambitious goals), that implies a decline slope of 11 to 14 percent, depending upon how soon it gets going (it has yet to begin). SRC says, let’s make the math more basic and use 7 percent. If you understand the exponential function, you know that a 7% growth rate represents a doubling every ten years. Conversely, a 7% attrition rate equals a halving every ten years. That, in essence, is what the “Carbon Law” says: half by 2030; half again by 2040, and so on. To say this number reaches zero by 2050 is a bit disingenuous, but so be it. It is a good start. Assuming we actually get started.

 

Rather than decry the lack of ambition shown to date, the report lauds the progress that has been made. Renewable energy is already following Moore’s Law. It is on pace to eliminate fossil fuels from the energy sector by 2050. At the same time, the report identifies several sectors that will be more difficult to decarbonize, including aviation, shipping, long-distance transport, cement, and steel production. These account for about 27% of global CO2 emissions from all 10 fossil-fuel and industrial sources (~9.2 Gt CO2).

At GM plants UAW (United Auto Workers) members are out on strike now demanding a share of GM’s success. They are like coal miners or mill weavers, blissfully unaware of a historic shift in their workplace. The Exponential Roadmap calls for fossil-based light-duty vehicles to be banned starting in 2025, replaced mainly by bicycles. UAW would serve its members best by retraining them as UBW — United Bicycle Workers.

 

“Some major companies are taking substantial strides to tackle these hard-to-reach sectors. For example, truck company Scania has published a Roadmap to become net-zero by 2050. The world’s largest shipping company, Maersk, has committed to becoming 100% carbon neutral by 2050. And cement 50 company Dalmia aims to be carbon negative by 2040. In Sweden, the steel industry is planning to have the first commercial-scale zero-emissions steel plant, using hydrogen fuel, operational by the early 2030s. Since 2017, Oslo has required that municipal construction projects are fossil-free and a commissioned study showed that almost all construction site emissions could be eliminated in the city by 2025.”

 

Woody waste feedstock pile at Carbofex in Tampere Finland

I can confirm this was the type of scaling up I witnessed in Helsinki, now rapidly following the example of Stockholm and other Swedish cities by embedding biochar into the city’s hardscape. Finnish company Carbofex, which hosted the IBI study tour, is supplying both Sweden and Finland with fossil-free carbon for millennial drawdown, taking its biochar feedstocks entirely from commercial carbon wastes of photosynthetic origin.

 

The Exponential Roadmap notes that:

 

“More people and organizations are changing the language they use to describe climate change. Increasingly, phrases such as “climate and nature emergency”, “climate crisis”, “climate breakdown” or “global heating” are being used by the United Nations, the UK’s Met Office, the Guardian newspaper and others. The evidence now supports this change in language. Likewise, phrases such as “business as usual” or “current trends” should increasingly be viewed as problematic descriptions of future economic pathways because their blandness masks climate disruption.”

 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gets this. It is why he asked Greta Thunberg to address the UN summit next week.

Getting past emissions reductions, the Exponential Roadmap looks at nature-based solutions for negative emissions and latches onto biochar, although unfortunately limited only to agriculture. We sent review copies of BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Earth to Rockstrom and Figueres but there is yet to be any sign they have read or understood the implications of extending the biochar solution beyond agriculture. The difference is between 2 billion tons of annual CO2 removal and 50 billion tons of annual CO2 removal, so hopefully, they will get around to reading that soon.

 

 

Continuing from the remarks of Exponential Roadmap’s Johan Falk in the Drawdown conference:

 

“It’s really important that we don’t focus on decarbonization. We must focus on racing — raising prosperity and the reason why we’re doing this is actually to protect the biosphere, to bring better health, better and just economies. So I think in the narrative we need to shift from decarbonization to what we actually can achieve by halving emissions, this would be absolutely essential. Moving forward, our focus is very much on the first halving and why is that? Well, if you look at the carbon budget basically, if we delay action, we will consume the remaining budget very quickly and we will push the problem to our children. That’s absolutely unacceptable. There the laser focus on the next ten years is essential. 2050 is is absolutely fine, but we need to make the actions in the next ten years. And the trajectory we’re talking about on average is about 7% per year. So as a good rule of thumb for cities, for companies, for individuals, and for countries, as a baseline, you should at least deliver that. So that was a starting point for the exponential road map. The question was can we transform this carbon law to the different sectors. And basically, you know, to energy as we talked about in drawdown all the key sectors and our conclusion and the assumption is that well, that is basically achievable, the solutions to do the first halving by 2030 basically exists on a high level. All models are, of course, this is a hypothesis and the absolute mix of solutions, of course, will not look like this but it is a starting point. It’s based on data from drawdown, of course, which is a great partner from our perspective but also data sources from the low energy demand scenario, the Lancet report, circular economy and so on.”

 

In the Oxford meeting’s final session, the hall was addressed by Barry Gardiner MP, UK shadow secretary of state for international trade and shadow minister for international climate change.

 

Gardiner warned that “one of the things that really worries me about COP26 (which will be hosted in Glasgow) is the complete lack of diplomatic preparation. The recent cuts to the number of government officials dedicated to climate have left “an appalling situation as the host of the COP.”

Gardiner said that just two days earlier, Claire Perry O’Neill MP – who will be COP26 President – told him that “I do not have an office; I do not have any officials, and I have no administrative back-up whatsoever.” “I don’t know when or if that’s going to be resolved,” continued Gardiner, “but if it’s not, the idea of us actually setting realistic targets for the outcomes that we want from COP26 are straight down the pan – and this government has to get to grips with it.”
Nor are they the only ones.

The Great Changeby Albert Bates



32 Comments on "A Tyranny of Time"

  1. forbin on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 11:01 am 

    Page added on September 22, 2019
    A Tyranny of Time
    Enviroment

    ““We will move to a low-carbon world because nature will force us, or because policy will guide us. If we wait until nature forces us, the cost will be astronomical.” — Christiana Figueres”

    In the Drawdown meeting, Exponential Roadmap’s Johan Falk told the audience,

    The starting point in our narrative is we need to face the blind fact we are entering a climate crisis, we risk a hothouse earth future”

    bollocks

    it’s a temporary blip of possibly a few thousand years – once atmospheric CO2 is mixed into the oceans – consider the ocean as a rather damp patch of the atmosphere- then the general trend of CO2 reduction will continue until the next ice age.

    of course over the next hundred years or so some may feel it’s a problem. So I encourage them to convince China and India to give up coal , gas and oil …..

    fat chance.

    Anthropocene Thermal Event is here, right here, right now. The Anthropocene Thermal Maxima has yet to be determined.

    but it’s a waste disposal issue that even James Lovelock said that nuclear could solve but the fascist Left / Greens will not allow. They want the West to die.

    They don’t want to save the planet , because the planet is fine, just kill the West.

    Still gotta laff , haven’t you?

  2. forbin on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 11:07 am 

    uh oh

    “James Lovelock at 100: “My life has been one mass of visions” ”

    should lay off the mushrooms then ….

  3. REAL Green on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 12:34 pm 

    “The starting point in our narrative is we need to face the blind fact we are entering a climate crisis, we risk a hothouse earth future. We think it’s very important to face reality as a starting point.”
    Long before there is a hot house earth we will not be able to grow food industrially.

    REAL Green says this is all an elaborate opera of science denial. We are bargaining with certain failure and unable to downsize both because of behavior and likely a systematic situation that cannot be adapted. This means severe consequences with or without these theatrical science denial exercises. The Science of the problem is not so much the problem but the science of the solutions is a huge problem. Instead of throwing good money after bad saying we can fix things let admit we cannot fix things and spend those resources mitigating the damage ahead. Let’s get proactive with strategies that will help us face huge climate problems. Let’s quit worrying about if it is natural climate change or the man-made kind. It is obvious climate is in abrupt change for whatever reason. Let also not forget there are many other problems that are dangerous and when taken together appear to be predicaments. This dubious narrative of net zero by 2050 needs to give way to 2050 we will have an altered civilization and likely lower populations forced on us by nature.

  4. billybob on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 2:30 pm 

    This is a very scary and enlightening interview from Physics Professor at UW in Seattle (Phillise Todd). Who is convinced we are past the tipping point of no return from near term overheating of the planet and is looking for property in Canada so her young children will have a chance to survive as long as possible.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz09u2n_OWk

  5. makati1 on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 5:34 pm 

    Interesting article full of unicorn tree hugging, and “what ifs” as usual. Every writer has his/her own way to push the cliff farther away, but buying a few years will not stop the stampede or turn the herd. We are committing species suicide.

    Nothing is going to change our rush to the cliff of extinction. The West cannot give up its wasteful lifestyle and corporate/capitalist greed. The US is the poster child of those two diseases.

    “In monetary terms, most consumption still occurs in industrialized nations; according to the World Bank, the 2.3 billion residents of low-income countries accounted for less than 3% of public and private consumption in 2004, while the 1 billion residents of high-income countries consumed more than 80% of the global total (See Figure 1.)

    In this same year the United States accounted for 4.6 percent of the world’s population and 33 percent of global consumption–more than $9 trillion U.S. dollars.”

    https://www.globalpolicy.org/social-and-economic-policy/the-environment/general-analysis-on-the-environment/45393-how-much-of-the-worlds-resource-consumption-occurs-in-rich-countries.html

    And that was 2004! I’m sure the US consumes more than 33% today, 15 years later.

    What a painful fall is coming to the US soon. when you balance on the top of the ladder…

  6. JuanP on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 8:36 pm 

    All these measures will do is buy a little time leading to an ultimately higher level of environmental destruction. I don’t know whether humanity will survive or not the coming centuries, but we will be living in an extremely inhospitable planet. Who will all the innocent blame? I know it was not me! ROFLMFAO!

  7. billybob on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 9:42 pm 

    When everything in this world really, really goes to hell as the result of climate change. I have a couple bottles of the finest scotch to drink myself into a stupor and jump off a bridge which I consider a peaceful exit when the time is right.

  8. makati1 on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 9:56 pm 

    Then again, billy, you might just survive as a paraplegic. Better a cliff, or high building, with concrete or stone as a landing surface.

  9. billybob on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 10:15 pm 

    I would prefer to go out not making a mess and disappear without a trace.

  10. makati1 on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019 1:58 am 

    Hmm, billy. How long do you think your stinking caucus will float down stream? Better jump with an anvil tied to your leg if you don’t want to leave a mess? Just tip it off the ledge and let gravity do the rest. ^_^

  11. Cloggie on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019 3:39 am 

    The main reason why I love Venice.

    For many centuries Venice was the richest, most magnificent town in the world. Between ca. 400 and 1800 this aristocratic-run town was NEVER occupied. It owed its richesse thanks to trade, enabled by location, location, location… and “splendid isolation”. The town was build by refugees, after the implosion of the Roman Empire, who were fleeing for Germanics (my kind of people.lol). They found refuge on a sand bank, 5 km of the mainland. They began ramming millions of trees into the seabed and that is how the city began to expand. It is totally understandable that the British developed a fascination for Venice, because of the similarities of island status, maritime empire, trade, splendid isolation. Recently read this book:

    https://www.amazon.com/History-Venice-Julius-Norwich-1982-04-12/dp/B01F9FU6V8/ref=sr_1_2

    Venice owed its wealth from monopolized trade with the Orient and the Old Silk Road, That monopoly vanished almost overnight when around 1500 western Europeans discovered a new route around South-Africa and trade by the camel-load was replaced by trade by the boat-load. Bye-bye Venice.

    Many if not most buildings here are from the 13-17th century. Apart from the magnificent palazo’s bordering the Grand Canal, most average buildings are, well, average. Yet walking through the streets of this town is a fairy tale.

    BECAUSE THERE ARE NO G*DDAMN CARS!

    And nobody misses them. It’s a city for humans where every other city in the world is build around car-infrastructure.

    https://youtu.be/1_5n1EfcWyM

    May the car die a sudden death.

    War in the Gulf, bring it on!

  12. Sissyfuss on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019 8:23 am 

    Clogonya, Venice will sleep with the fishes when sea level rise fully kicks in. Also, you’ve been pushing electrified steel mills as is your wont but the article mentions hydrogen powered mills as a substitute. Does that sound doable to you?

  13. Sissyfuss on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019 8:29 am 

    The article asks if we would rather have Nature force the necessary changes upon us rather than take the initiative. No we wouldn’t but we will. Giving up our cushy lifestyles is not negotiable, we will have to be forced to downgrade. Sacrifice for the good of our well-being is so 20th century. Excess and indulgence is so 21st century and has become our raison d’être.

  14. Hawt World on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019 9:30 am 

    “There’s no way out – either we collapse this century or.. the planetary temps will continue to rise to such a degree.. as to prevent us to continue.” — Tim Garrett, Ph.D.

    Sample of CC interview with atmospheric physicist Tim Garrett: https://youtu.be/atj-a5Hpeyo . Garrett has modeled global industrial civilization as a thermodynamic heat engine to show the impossibility of decoupling economic activity from CO2 emissions.

  15. Cloggie on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019 10:31 am 

    After Thomas Cook, now German Condor is in heavy weather:

    https://m.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/thomas-cook-ueberlebt-condor-die-pleite-des-mutterkonzerns-a-1288119.html

    Diagnosis: too many plane seats, not enough (paying) bums.

  16. Cloggie on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019 12:11 pm 

    Just left Harry’s Bar, an establishment that enables Americans to visit Venice while avoiding contact with the locals:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry%27s_Bar_(Venice)

    Developments in a more important realm:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7493433/Jeremy-Corbyn-ordered-Remain-senior-Labour-figures.html

    “Jeremy Corbyn sees off Remainer revolt in key votes after brutal Labour conference battle as he mobilises army of hard-Left loyalists to block bid to force party to back reversing Brexit”

    Corbyn with the back against the wall over his Brexit-strategy of taking no position at all, quietly hoping Britain under BoJo crashes out of the EU with catastrophic results, so he can take over as deus ex machina.

    If a breakthrough is possible, it needs to happen tonight:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7495365/Boris-Johnson-launches-Brexit-charm-offensive-summit-New-York.html

    “Boris Johnson launches Brexit charm offensive at UN summit in New York ahead of crunch talks with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron – as girlfriend Carrie Symonds accompanies him on foreign trip for the first time”

  17. Cloggie on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019 2:58 pm 

    “Clogonya, Venice will sleep with the fishes when sea level rise fully kicks in.”

    It will, just like Amsterdam.

    “Also, you’ve been pushing electrified steel mills as is your wont but the article mentions hydrogen powered mills as a substitute. Does that sound doable to you?”

    I haven’t been “pushing” electric arc steel mills, they are long fact of life, running on “fossil electricity”, as the most energy efficient way to recycle scrap metal into new steel:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_arc_furnace

    A large part of steel production is already sourced from scrap metal, a share that will only increase in the coming years. At some point in time the necessity of mining will decrease until it vanishes.

    Regarding hydrogen steel, the Swedish government is looking into it:

    https://www.en-former.com/en/hydrogen-revolution-steel-production/

    I’m following this closely because I’m involved in a research club that’s looking into the possibility of using iron powder as a fuel. Burning iron powder in a Stirling engine results in rust powder. In order to complete the fuel cycle, that rust powder needs to be reduced to iron powder. Hydrogen could be a candidate.

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/iron-powder-as-a-fuel/

    My Metalot energy storage club:

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/metalot-campus/

  18. Cloggie on Mon, 23rd Sep 2019 4:09 pm 

    Surprise:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7496223/It-clear-Iran-responsible-attack-Saudi-oil-facility-Britain-France-Germany-say.html

    “It is clear Iran is responsible’: Britain, France and Germany make joint UN statement about drone attack on Saudi oil facility – after Boris Johnson said UK could join military strikes in retaliation”

  19. Theedrich on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 2:43 am 

    So a screaming 16-year-old brat knows it all.  Especially because she is paid by her ventriloquists, Georg Sörös and fellow parasitic globalist oligarchs.  And the White world is supposed to take her nervous breakdown seriously while the Chinks, Hindoos, Sand Negroes and Afroids continue as by far the major generators of global pollution and overpopulation.

    Meanwhile millions of children are forced into truancy by their teachers for whom Leftism is the answer to everything.  And, of course, their Great Satan is none other than President Donald Trump.  Somehow importing masses of the earth’s fecal humanoids into Whitelands will solve all their problems.

    It is obvious that the true objective of the oligarchic Lefties is a totalitarian planetary empire controlled by themselves.  Of course, when their emperor takes over the reins of power, he may have other ideas about who should really rule the roost.

  20. Check in please on Tue, 24th Sep 2019 3:15 pm 

    Notice the fucknut cavalier attitude about his part in all this. I quote “Who will all the innocent blame? I know it was not me! ROFLMFAO!” The Miami Beach playboy maggot who surfs and sails a carefree life doesn’t feel like he has any blame. The illegal alien gimmigrant who sucks American blood thinks he is entitled to everything he got. Look at what he has done to our forum with his cyber stalking, ID theft, and numerous socks. That is just an extension of bad manners and education. JuanP aultard is the poster child of slime and nastiness. He is the kind of person the world should be ridding itself of through education and leadership. JuanP aultard is the problem in the world. Anyone who thinks they are blameless from his place in life is a psychopathic liar.

    https://peakoil.com/enviroment/a-tyranny-of-time
    JuanP on Sun, 22nd Sep 2019 8:36 pm
    All these measures will do is buy a little time leading to an ultimately higher level of environmental destruction. I don’t know whether humanity will survive or not the coming centuries, but we will be living in an extremely inhospitable planet. Who will all the innocent blame? I know it was not me! ROFLMFAO!

  21. Cloggie on Wed, 25th Sep 2019 2:31 am 

    “Boris Johnson: Lord Sugar learns of Supreme Court ruling at Apprentice launch, calls PM ‘criminal’”

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/boris-johnson-supreme-court-news-latest-apprentice-launch-lord-alan-sugar-a9118266.html

    Jews like Sugar smell their chance to roll back Brexit and keep their 1945-West in one piece. A no-deal Brexit is to be preferred over Remain, a total desaster.

    Brexit enables an EU-army and opening up to Russia and even China.

    Anything but Sugar.

  22. Cloggie on Wed, 25th Sep 2019 2:53 am 

    To my surprise, the British public backs the court 50-29

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-news-latest-brexit-today-parliament-suspension-supreme-court-commons-a9119326.html

  23. Cloggie on Wed, 25th Sep 2019 3:23 am 

    “Donald Trump ‘treats Boris Johnson like his obedient CHILD’: Body language analyst lays bare PM’s subservient relationship with US President”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7500581/Body-language-analyst-Donald-Trump-treats-Boris-Johnson-like-obedient-CHILD.html

    That’s because BoJo is offering the UK on a silver platter to the US, like in an all-you-can-eat-shack.

    What a difference to the Dutch PM:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys9gulsuS0w

  24. Cloggie on Wed, 25th Sep 2019 3:44 am 

    Beijing opens largest airport in the world. Construction time: 4 years.

    https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/peking-flughafen-daxing-international-nach-nur-vier-jahren-eroeffnet-worden-a-1288475.html

  25. Cloggie on Wed, 25th Sep 2019 6:26 am 

    The horror! CNN discovers that all 1400 million Chinese have ethnic loyalties. Racism!

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/23/opinions/gladys-liu-china-australia-opinion-intl-hnk/index.html

    “Australia’s Gladys Liu scandal shows how the Chinese Communist Party is weaponizing race”

    Fortunately there are only 330 million racial communist white Anglos around to attempt to push through “diversity”, as promoted by CNN and the rest of the Sanhedrin. Anglos are destined to “drown” demographically into China and the third world. In ten years time max. nobody will howl racist!, diversity! or natzi! ever again, just like nobody uses the battle cries of the USSR anymore. Because support ror that shitty system has evaporated.

    “Most of all, the perceived link between race on the one hand and one’s loyalty and views on the other, must be broken. In Australia’s case, failure to do so could mean that Liu is the first and last Chinese-born Australian to enter federal politics in the country — with ramifications in other democracies.”

    CNN won’t warn again.lol

    By 2030 Australia will be run by Chinese.

  26. Antius on Wed, 25th Sep 2019 6:47 am 

    “A large part of steel production is already sourced from scrap metal, a share that will only increase in the coming years. At some point in time the necessity of mining will decrease until it vanishes.

    Regarding hydrogen steel, the Swedish government is looking into it:”

    It is worth noting that hydrogen in this context is functioning as a chemical reducing agent for iron oxide. Most of the energy driving the conversion comes from electric induction, which is 100% efficient. So the hydrogen is used very efficiently. In principle, one could use natural gas, biogas or syngas from coal or biomass to do the same thing. The point is that you don’t need anywhere near as much as you would in a conventional blast furnace, so cost isn’t so much of an issue.

    If the furnace is large and well insulated, the electric heating function could be accomplished well with intermittent electricity, which would overheat the mixture when electricity is available, storing excess energy as heat within the feedstock and lining of the furnace.

  27. Dredd on Wed, 25th Sep 2019 8:40 am 

    Albert, I purchased a copy of your book “The Biochar Solution” years ago.

    It is an excellent book!

    Good post today!

    The TIME Has Come Today

  28. Cloggie on Wed, 25th Sep 2019 11:32 pm 

    What comes after Trump?

    https://www.infowars.com/the-ny-times-is-terrified-of-tucker-carlson-2024/

    “THE NY TIMES IS TERRIFIED OF TUCKER CARLSON 2024”

  29. Cloggie on Thu, 26th Sep 2019 1:35 am 

    New Brexit Poll after court ruling:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7504983/Most-British-voters-want-snap-poll-think-Establishment-determined-block-Brexit.html

    Leave: 47%
    Remain: 53%

    Bet Thomas Cook scared off many.

  30. Cloggie on Thu, 26th Sep 2019 1:49 am 

    “Bill Kristol: White Working Class Should Be Replaced by Immigrants”

    Bill Kristol confirms every notion thinking and book-reading people should have about his tribe:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWJSKhEwjy8

    Meanwhile in Britain, Corbyn wants the doors wide open too:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7503353/Labour-activists-vote-favour-maintaining-extending-freedom-movement-Brexit.html

    Please let Brexit happen.

  31. Cloggie on Sat, 28th Sep 2019 2:45 pm 

    BoJo could be history next week and the shortest serving British PM in history:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7515095/Stewart-Hosie-says-opposition-parties-stage-confidence-vote-government-week.html

    “Senior SNP MP Stewart Hosie says opposition parties could stage a confidence vote in Boris Johnson’s government next week in bid to stop UK ‘crashing out’ of EU in no-deal Brexit”

    #JustSign

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