...Taking this global perspective with respect to the economy, efficiency gains will do the exact opposite of what efficiency policy advocates claim it will do. If technological changes allow global energy productivity or energy efficiency to increase, then civilization will grow faster into the resources that sustain it. This grows the economy, but it also means that energy consumption and CO2 emissions accelerate.http://nephologue.blogspot.com/2018/09/is-increasing-energy-efficiency-driving.html
CO2 emissions can be stabilized despite efficiency gains. But this is possible only if decarbonization occurs as quickly as energy consumption grows. At today’s consumption growth rates, this would require roughly one new nuclear power plant, or equivalent in renewables, to be deployed each day.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The 228 Incident/Massacre, (二二八事件), is an event in Taiwan’s history that is not commonly known; the exact number of victims remain a mystery other than that tens of thousands suffered. What is known is that it was a conflict between the incoming ROC government and the inhabitants of Taiwan. Although many have heard of the bloody incident in recent years, it remains controversial. Click here for a basic overview of the entire incident. Here are 10 facts that you should know about 228:
Monday, February 25, 2019
Rice presently is the source of 25% of the all global calories. However, the impact of climate change on rice crops is already being felt.https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2019/02/24/climate-change-rice-crops-heading-towards-collapse
Increasing temperatures and torrential monsoons are transforming India, which is the largest rice exporter in the world.
Meanwhile Thailand, the second largest rice exporter of the world, is facing rising sea levels, and so is Vietnam. In these countries, almost half of all rice crops are produced in low-lying conditions.
The Philippines is suffering from rising average temperatures and frequent droughts, and 89% of the people here rely on rice as their main food source.
Almost 40% of the world’s population has no alternative to rice, but if the climate change is not tackled soon, they will little to no option for survival.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
So far this summer Japan 🇯🇵 has suffered from an record flooding and a record heat. Now a record cyclone!— We Don't Have Time (@WeDontHaveTime0) September 4, 2018
Frightening footage as Cyclone Jebi hits Japan... this is how #climatechange looks, feels and kills! #PrayForJapan #WeDontHaveTime
Credit: https://t.co/zb1JpWSjG6 pic.twitter.com/OB7zaNhf3H
Sunday, January 13, 2019
....Although scooter riders enjoy low costs, that is only because the costs of externalities such as causing pollution, endangering safety, emitting noise, and health related expenses have not been internalized. Scooter riders are currently only paying 1/3 of the price they should be paying.