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Using economics and law to decarbonise the world

Using economics and law to decarbonise the world

The EU is known as one of the world’s most pro-science governments and, with a vast population and the third largest economy behind the USA and China, massive economic clout. The facts of climate change are no longer in doubt, not least because companies like Exxon had internal research groups flagging warning signs long before the company itself would admit to the reality, just as with smoking and sugar industries. One of the main concerns about being at the vanguard…

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Some good Animal Rights News

Some good Animal Rights News

Þe Supreme Court, wiþ its majority aligned against the interests of science and þe majority, is often maligned of late. But þis is some good news coming from þat area. Read, and enjoy: https://thehumaneleague.org/article/prop-12-supreme-court About the Thorn (þ)

Endorsement for Paul Krautmann (New Hampshire Democratic Primary 2022)

Endorsement for Paul Krautmann (New Hampshire Democratic Primary 2022)

We are rapidly approaching the New Hampshire Democratic Primary 2022, so time for some more opinions. Maggie Hassan is wrong on: Healthcare reform Military spending Freedom Taxation of the wealthy Climate change The only candidate for the 2022 Democratic Primary who believes in universal healthcare, reducing military spending so that we don’t create a violent world, taxation of all fairly, and stopping climate change, is Paul J Krautmann. Vote for Paul Krautmann on September 13th, 2022 at your local Democratic Primary polling…

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New Hampshire Democratic Primary 2022 Candidates (And how to learn about them)

New Hampshire Democratic Primary 2022 Candidates (And how to learn about them)

There are three candidates for the Democratic Primary on September 13th, 2022. They are: Maggie Hassan (incumbent) Paul J Krautmann; and John Riggieri I cannot find a website for John Riggieri, but Maggie Hassan’s website is here: https://maggiehassan.com/ and Paul J Krautmann’s is here: https://www.pauljkrautmannforussenate.com/. On September 13, 2022, New Hampshire citizens get to vote for one of the New Hampshire Democratic Primary 2022 candidates. The candidates’ priorities The candidates have quite different priorities based on the top items on…

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The source of the culture war

The source of the culture war

The other day I realized some of the problem that people call the culture war. It occurred to me that the reason some people doubt science is because they do not know that what is written in scientific papers is not someone’s idea, it is the result of a lot of work to get to the facts of a situation. For those who believe in things – and by “believe” here, I mean in the absence of evidence – it…

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Learning the truth about people

Learning the truth about people

I never really liked Nigel Farage. He seemed like a guy I’d dislike if I met him in person. But as leader of UKIP, I believed that he believed what he said about sovereignty and about democracy. I didn’t see this evil being that the political left portrayed him as – instead I saw this man who was standing up to politicians who were obviously not listening to their voters because of a first-past-the-post system that doesn’t reflect the people’s…

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A letter to Maggie Hassan

A letter to Maggie Hassan

Senator Maggie Hassan (D. NH) wrote to subscribers to her newsletter to celebrate an extremely regressive and ill-advised policy by the Democratic administration. Here’s her email and my response: Maggie Hassan’s email Families are reeling from the impact of Putin’s war and supply chain challenges, and Granite Staters are paying the price at the pump. It’s clear that we need to take additional action to bring down costs for families. To help bring down high oil and gas prices, I…

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Predictions about how the economy will change

Predictions about how the economy will change

This post is a little bit of prediction – pretending we can see the future clearly, and describing what it will be like. Specifically, I will make some predictions for the global economy in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, climate change, and the supply chain issues arising from COVID-19. How the economy will change: EU and Brexit Let’s get the elephant in the room packed up in his trunk and moved into another room which better suits its…

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Being Green in 2022

Being Green in 2022

I recognize that most of the impacts from climate change can only be mitigated by governments making regulation changes. Without those regulations, landfill might continue to be cheaper than recycling, single-use plastics will remain cheaper than more sustainable alternatives, and gasoline (UK: petroleum) vehicles and machinery will continue to be easier to use than alternatives. A few companies are responsible for most of the world’s carbon emissions, and Americans are by far the largest polluters per head. This article is…

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Car manufacturers selling electric cars (February 2022)

Car manufacturers selling electric cars (February 2022)

If you’re in the market for a new car, and if you have a place where you can charge it, then you should be looking to buy an electric car. Unless you can’t afford it, anything else – if you don’t mind me being direct – is immoral given that climate change is already happening and is killing five million people per year – a number that will only increase in the future. Shopping for an electric car is hard…

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