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by Kim O'Hara
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Corona virus outbreak
Replies: 233
Views: 25992

Re: Corona virus outbreak

A chloroquine overdose of as little as twice the recommended dosage can be fatal. People are overdosing on it in Nigeria I saw online. Not just Nigeria. https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489097-man-dies-after-taking-malaria-medication-in-effort-to-prevent-coronavirus Stay safe, folks. :coffee: ...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Venezuela: epic mismanagement or non-conventional warfare?
Replies: 143
Views: 37463

Re: Venezuela: epic mismanagement or non-conventional warfare?

Saw this on DWM and thought it might be of interest here - Just look at the situation in Venezuela today, which Bernie Sanders at one time praised as a better place for achieving the American dream than the United States: https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/must-read/close-the-gaps-disparities-t...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 216
Views: 49533

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Here we go. After i finished typing my reply to Kim, i thought i should google it: Coronavirus COVID-19 is part of a pattern of increasingly frequent epidemics that have coincided with globalization, urbanization and climate change . I knew it :spy: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/coronaviru...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 216
Views: 49533

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Great news for environmentalists: In the past month, the world has seen a remarkably large drop in emissions of carbon dioxide, the main driver of global warming. The reason isn’t something to celebrate, though. The coronavirus outbreak in China, which has sickened at least 77,000 people, has shut ...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"
Replies: 73
Views: 10994

Re: "If you're going to San Franshitsco... Be sure to wear some Hazmat protective gear"

:focus:

There are similar public sanitation problems in parts of Australia but the cause has just been ascertained and i solution is in sight.

https://chaser.com.au/national/governme ... nal-seats/

:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 216
Views: 49533

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Companies we know and don't love are still building coal-fired power stations. Here's an easy way to ask the worst of them to stop. As the world strives for a safe climate, giant multinational General Electric is expanding coal power, one of the largest drivers of global warming. GE claims to suppor...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 159
Views: 46423

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Coal-fired power is losing 'unfair fight' in India to renewables BAMBOLIN, Goa, India (Reuters) - Coal-fired power in India is being increasingly priced out of the market by cheaper renewables such as solar, with the dirtier fuel abandoned by private capital, and only projects with government suppo...
by Kim O'Hara
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 164
Views: 46144

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

‘Eye-popping’ study: Colorado River down 2 billion tons of water due to climate change In a finding an outside water expert called “eye-popping,” the study concluded that the river loses nearly 10% of its annual flow for every increase in temperature of 1 degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit. ...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 216
Views: 49533

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Looking at where this author sits in the global power hierarchy, this statement represents a huge shift. (Ditto for where it's published.) Former UN Climate Chief Calls For Civil Disobedience In a book out tomorrow, the woman who led the negotiations for the Paris Agreement calls for civil disobedie...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 159
Views: 46423

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Just for you, Charbel, since no-one else here is likely to be interested ... One of Townsville's retired journalists is now blogging about local politics and this week - https://www.townsvillemagpie.com.au/family-feud-jenny-hills-brother-fred-says-she-is-not-to-be-trusted/ - he passes on information...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 164
Views: 46144

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

The problem of methane - new science. Methane emissions are probably much higher than we thought and that could be a good thing Publishing their findings in Nature today, researchers have found that human activity is the source of nearly all the atmosphere's fossil methane — the kind that comes from...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 164
Views: 46144

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

Climate crisis: One-third of all plant and animal species could be extinct in 50 years, study suggests In just 50 years’ time, a third of all plant and animal species on our planet could be wiped out due to man-made climate change, US scientists have warned. The damning new study of humanity’s impa...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 159
Views: 46423

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

... Instead of ranting here to empty audience, send to: statedevelopment@ministerial.qld.gov.au Kim does not rant IMO, unlike some others. He provides useful, interesting, and well documented updates related to the topic of the thread. How do you know what else he does? Perhaps he has already conta...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 159
Views: 46423

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

A pair of important articles in The Guardian. The Future We Choose, a new book by the architects of the Paris climate accords, offers two contrasting visions for how the world might look in thirty years ... This is an edited extract from The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christia...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 159
Views: 46423

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

:thumb: Grazing land being rezoned outside of Townsville purportedly for green energy, even though the land appears far in excess of the actual need and even though there are alternate sites in already existing industrial zones. :| https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-01-29/lansdown-industrial-pr...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 159
Views: 46423

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

... Let's hope this is a sign that oil is beginning to follow coal's death spiral. :namaste: Kim :thumb: n mid-January, Adam Waterous, who operates the private equity firm Waterous Energy Fund, made a prediction about the crown jewel of the U.S. shale oil industry, the Permian shale play that strad...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Against neoliberalism
Replies: 105
Views: 27726

Re: Against neoliberalism

An excellent article about the origins of our increasing inequality - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/how-mckinsey-destroyed-middle-class/605878/ The history is presented as background to Buttigieg's candidacy and the author asks, quite reasonably in my opinion, whether someone so ...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 11079

Re: Bushfires in Australia

Someone who reads only quickly without trying to investigate at any level, even the shallowest, may easily remain under the assumption that those numbers (for example 267) are related to arson, simply because ARSON is the first word in the tweet you quoted. Actually this makes Malcolm Roberts' twee...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 11079

Re: Bushfires in Australia

lyndon taylor wrote: Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:19 pm if the shoe fits, wear it!! I never called Paul an ignoramus, I said it would take an ignoramus to deny the influence of climate change on Australia's fires.
:goodpost:

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 71
Views: 11079

Re: Bushfires in Australia

Greetings Kim, At this stage I have to say that either you are knowingly lying (and I do hope you wouldn't do that) Lying about what ? :shrug: OR you have information which you haven't posted here and I haven't seen elsewhere. About what ? :shrug: To modify a good Aussie idiom, put it up or shut up...