Path to a Greener Future: Tax Kids or Just Ban Them Outright, by Mike “Mish” Shedlock | STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

https://straightlinelogic.com/2021/10/22/path-to-a-greener-future-tax-kids-or-just-ban-them-outright-by-mike-mish-shedlock/

This is for those with a dark and cynical sense of humor. From Mike “Mish” Shedlock at mishtalk.com:

The Greens need to step up to the plate with some truly sustainable proposals. I have a couple of ideas.

Ironies of Build Back Better

President Biden wants free college education, free preschool for kids, and increased child tax credits.

All of these proposals subsidize the single worst thing we can do for the environment: have kids.

Kids eat, need medical services, eventually become teenagers and drive cars. And as shocking as this might seem, kids grow up and travel, eventually by airplane.

Poor Nations Say They Need Trillions From Rich Ones

Yesterday, I commented Hello President Biden, Poor Nations Say They Need Trillions From Rich Ones

It’s one thing for developed countries like the US to demand a cleaner future, but it’s another thing to attempt to force G7 goals on the rest of the world.

About Those Climate Change Goals

John Kerry was speechless when he learned Poor Nations Need Trillions From Rich Ones to meet climate change goals.

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Path To A Greener Future: Tax Kids Or Just Ban Them Outright

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/10/22/path-to-a-greener-future-tax-kids-or-just-ban-them-outright/
Path To A Greener Future: Tax Kids Or Just Ban Them Outright Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, The Greens need to step up to the plate with some truly sustainable proposals. I have a couple of ideas… Ironies of Build Back Better President Biden wants free college education, free preschool for kids, and increased…

JMSE | Free Full-Text | Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from Submarine Power Cables Can Trigger Strength-Dependent Behavioural and Physiological Responses in Edible Crab, Cancer pagurus (L.)

Comment by tonytran2015: What are the effects of these very low frequency EMF on mammals? Then what are the effect of EMF at extremely high frequencies (2 GHz and up) on human?

https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/9/7/776

The current study investigated the effects of different strength
Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure (250 µT, 500 µT, 1000 µT) on the
commercially important decapod, edible crab (Cancer pagurus, Linnaeus, 1758). Stress related parameters were measured (l-Lactate, d-Glucose,
Total Haemocyte Count (THC)) in addition to behavioural and response
parameters (shelter preference and time spent resting/roaming) over 24 h
periods. EMF strengths of 250 µT were found to have limited
physiological and behavioural impacts. Exposure to 500 µT and 1000 µT
were found to disrupt the l-Lactate and d-Glucose
circadian rhythm and alter THC. Crabs showed a clear attraction to EMF
exposed (500 µT and 1000 µT) shelters with a significant reduction in
time spent roaming. Consequently, EMF emitted from MREDs will likely
affect crabs in a strength-dependent manner thus highlighting the need
for reliable in-situ measurements. This information is essential for
policy making, environmental assessments, and in understanding the
impacts of increased anthropogenic EMF on marine organisms.

Crabs are just another victim of Wind turbines thanks to EMF pollution from undersea cables | “OUR WORLD”

https://nackpets.wordpress.com/2021/10/15/crabs-are-just-another-victim-of-wind-turbines-thanks-to-emf-pollution-from-undersea-cables/

Iowa Climate Science Education

Edible crab like the one used in the study. Jean-Pol Grandmont Wiki

It?s a Nightmare on Crab Street.

Crabs are being drawn to high Electromagnetic (EMF) fields around undersea cables and getting trapped there, ?mesmerized?.

They are not just immobilized, in lab tests it screws up their blood chemistry too.

And if the field strength affects crabs so obviously, what other marine life is also being impacted? The magnetic fields may be playing havoc with migrating fish and turtles. Who would know?

Where is the Green outcry, or The save-the-crabs campaign? Do Greens even care or are some kinds of pollution OK ?for the greater good??

These are not some esoteric rare crustacean, by the way, but common dinner crabs. So that food chains and fisheries at risk too.

Underwater power cables are ?mesmerizing? crabs around Scotland

In a new study, researchers found brown crabs ?freeze? when they come…

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Fukushima nuclear plant to construct UNDERSEA tunnel to release a million tons of treated water — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/533045-fukushima-nuclear-plant-undersea-tunnel/

The operators of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant have
announced plans to build an undersea tunnel to facilitate the release of
more than one million tons of treated water from the site into the
surrounding ocean.
The 1km-long and
eight-feet-wide tunnel will run east from the water container tanks at
the nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, allowing roughly 1.27 million
tons of treated water to be released into the sea, despite opposition
from neighboring countries.

Japan insists that the water, which is
set to be released in two years, is completely safe, having been
thoroughly treated to remove radioactive particles. The containers
include water that was used to cool down the nuclear power plant after
it went into meltdown in the wake of the 2011 tsunami, as well rain and
groundwater that subsequently seeped in.

Kyrgyzstan arrests former Prime Minister on corruption charges linked to Canadian-run gold mine critics say is poisoning country — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

https://www.rt.com/russia/531232-kyrgyzstan-pm-arrested-corruption-charge/

Temir Sariev, the former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, has been
detained over allegations of corruption and understating the
environmental risk coming from one of the world’s largest gold mines,
which is built into a glacier.
On Wednesday, the
Pervomaisky District Court in the capital, Bishkek, announced that
Sariev would be held behind bars until at least September 30. The
Central Asian nation has been embroiled in a dispute over the colossal
Kumtor Mine, which activists say has sent huge profits overseas at the
expense of the local environment.

In May, government officials
announced they had taken charge of the mine, forcing out Canadian firm
Centerra Gold, which had previously been responsible for digging up
nearly 16 tons of the precious metal each year. The firm has slammed the
move as state appropriation and launched an international legal bid…

FTC Rules On Right To Repair | Hackaday

https://hackaday.com/2021/07/27/ftc-rules-on-right-to-repair/

… the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) came out with a 5-0 unanimous vote on its position on right to repair. (PDF) It’s great news, in that they basically agree with us all:

Restricting consumers and businesses from choosing how they repair products can substantially increase the total cost of repairs, generate harmful electronic waste, and unnecessarily increase wait times for repairs. In contrast, providing more choice in repairs can lead to lower costs, reduce e-waste by extending the useful lifespan of products, enable more timely repairs, and provide economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and local businesses.

The long version of the “Nixing the Fix” report goes on

Plastic recycling: Why are 99.75% of coffee cups not recycled? – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: (https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/the-scam-of-recycling-organized-by-local-governments-part-2-recycling-plastics/).

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43739043

…Industry body the Paper Cup Alliance says the specialist plants that do
have the technology already have the capacity to recycle all the cups we
throw away – it’s the infrastructure to transport them there that’s
currently lacking…

′Forever chemicals:′ The hidden toxins in your body 

https://m.dw.com/en/pfas-forever-toxins-teflon/a-57756695

Documents show that DuPont — unlike state
authorities — had known of the danger for decades but continued to
discharge the toxic substance into the environment.

Studies suggest that
high PFAS levels in the area are connected to increased cases of kidney
and testicular cancer. In 2017, DuPont agreed to pay victims $671
million (€554 million) in compensation for bodily harm.

Infografik Dokument Ewige Chemikalien Forever Chemicals DuPont Komplette Seite

DuPont knew for decades about the dangers from the production of Teflon (PTFE), as indicated in this internal document from 1970

Industry gets creative with legal loopholes