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climate changeTexas Has Oil Past 2050 and Telling Real-Life JR Ewings to Stop Will Not Work

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The US Geological Survey has performed an updated survey of the primary oil basin in Texas and doubled their estimate of technically recoverable oil and gas from 2016. Fracking Technology Keeps Improving They did not change how much oil they …

climateAverage American Family Emits Over Four Hot Air Balloon Volumes of CO2 per Year

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The UN Emissions Gap Report shows that global emissions have reached another record high level of 53.5 billion tons of CO2 equivalent. Only 57 countries (representing 60 percent of global emissions) are on track to reach a peak in emissions …

air pollutionCleaner Burning Charcoal as a Transition Step to Save Lives and Climate

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From 2005 to 2015, China cut indoor air pollution in half. This was mostly from the adoption of cleaner burning charcoal. This saved 400,000 lives per year from lower exposure to 2.5-micron air pollution. Fine-particle pollution causes premature death in …

airplane100 Special Planes and $2.5 Billion per year for Sulphate Geoengineering

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Researchers reviewed all lofting technologies that seem plausible as methods to put 100,000 tons per year of sulphur to an altitude of up to ~20 km in 2033. The program then scales to 5 million tons per year. Their main …

climateWinter is Coming – Super Grand Solar Minimum

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Professor Valentina Zharkova gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October, 2018. Zharkova models solar sunspot and magnetic activity. Her models have run at a 93% accuracy and …

chinaBriquettes reduce indoor air pollution and provide better cooking

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Having the global poor switch to soot free cooking would save millions of lives per year and reduce global warming. Soot causes 30% of warming. 2 billion people cook with open fires or polluting cookers. About 4.3 million people die …

californiaOne Mile Barriers to Forest Fires – Controlled Burns and Fuel Breaks 1957-1977

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California has had several years of bad forest fires. Many billions of dollars and dozens of lives are being lost each year. There was an 84-page document that describes the practice of 300 foot to one-mile wide fuel breaks. There …

buildingsCalifornia’s big fires and 129 million dead trees

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From January to November 9, 2018, a total of 7,579 fires had burned an area of 1,564,609 acres (6,332 square kilometers), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center. The fires caused …

air pollutionChina Air Pollution fight is the current biggest global environmental effort

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China has a war on air pollution and they are spending tens of billions each year since 2013 to fight it. These air pollution problems are taking a relatively wealthy China 20 years to solve. China will reap ten to …

austriaAustria will let electric cars drive faster, use bus lanes and get free parking

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Austria is allowing electric cars to drive at 130 kilometers per hour (80 mph) instead of 100 kilometers per hour (60 mph) on the IG-L highway. This affects 440 kilometers of highway. The next step is to open bus lanes …