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What extreme heat waves tell us about the dangers of climate change | MIT Technology Review

What extreme heat waves tell us about the dangers of climate change | MIT Technology Review

General warming predictions are still on track, but recent heat waves are a stress test for the modeling of extreme events. Yes, climate change is real and we’re experiencing it right now. Source: What extreme heat waves tell us about the dangers of climate change | MIT Technology Review Continue reading What extreme heat waves tell us about the dangers of climate change | MIT Technology Review

Toxic California Lake Has Lithium to Power EVs for Decades, Make US Less China-Dependent

Toxic California Lake Has Lithium to Power EVs for Decades, Make US Less China-Dependent

The barren wasteland of the Salton Sea in Southern California holds a treasure that could potentially be an immense benefit to the EV industry: a massive supply of lithium. A big deal if correct. Source: Toxic California Lake Has Lithium to Power EVs for Decades, Make US Less China-Dependent Continue reading Toxic California Lake Has Lithium to Power EVs for Decades, Make US Less China-Dependent

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China wants to censor all social media comments | MIT Technology Review

China wants to censor all social media comments | MIT Technology Review

A draft update of rules would dramatically increase the power of China’s censorship machine, but platforms will pay the price. China wants ALL online comments to be pre-approved before being allowed. Should be a fun Internet for the Chinese moving forward! Source: China wants to censor all social media comments | MIT … Continue reading China wants to censor all social media comments | MIT Technology Review

California blames ExxonMobil for plastic pollution crisis - Los Angeles Times

California blames ExxonMobil for plastic pollution crisis – Los Angeles Times

Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta claims Exxon Mobil and other corporations have perpetuated the ‘myth’ that recycling will solve the plastics crisis. Rather than limit plastic production, the oil industry lobbied for recycling of plastic which resulted in even more plastic production. Source: California blames ExxonMobil for plastic pollution crisis – Los Angeles … Continue reading California blames ExxonMobil for plastic pollution crisis – Los Angeles Times

Opinion | Will the Ukraine War Spell the End of Globalization?

Opinion | Will the Ukraine War Spell the End of Globalization?

The seams of the global economic order were deeply frayed by the pandemic. Could this conflict cause it to unravel? Perhaps it’s time to stop letting corporations get everything they want and start thinking about the people and the jobs within your own country. Globalization contributed massively to inequality within countries, by … Continue reading Opinion | Will the Ukraine War Spell the End of Globalization?

America's Richest Companies Are Causing High Prices, Inflation

America’s Richest Companies Are Causing High Prices, Inflation

American monopolies consolidated market power for years. Now that there’s supply chain trouble, they can raise prices and blame it on the pandemic. This is exactly what’s happening. The economy is not BOOMING thus causing inflation. People don’t have so much money that they are on a shopping spree, driving up prices. … Continue reading America’s Richest Companies Are Causing High Prices, Inflation

The US Post Office to replace 75,000 vans with gas-guzzlers instead of EVS to supposedly save a few bucks

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The US Post Office to replace 75,000 vans with gas-guzzlers instead of EVS to supposedly save a few bucks

The service insists it’s the cheapest alternative. But its analysis is based on assumptions that critics and even other government agencies say are unrealistic, such as gasoline at $2.19 a gallon and charging stations that cost roughly $20,000 per facility. And those assumptions will form the bullseye of expected legal challenges that … Continue reading The US Post Office to replace 75,000 vans with gas-guzzlers instead of EVS to supposedly save a few bucks

Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change - The New York Times

Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change – The New York Times

A federal judge revoked Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases, ruling the Biden administration failed to consider climate change when it sold them. This should not be something the Biden administration gets wrong. The Democrats are supposed to be leading on addressing climate change, but this demonstrates that they currently are … Continue reading Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change – The New York Times