"Plunge is far faster than in Arctic and may lead to more global heating, say scientists" 'Precipitous' fall i...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Methane Time Bomb Closer Than Feared?
Any day now? Any moment? But at how many parts per billion do we actually have the same atmospheric conditions as the Permian extinction? Once we know that - then with a little math we could probably determine the next poorly planned and unfortunate event in the planet's history.
Remember too, that a failure to plan - is a plan to fail!
The Trickle of US Oil Exports Is Already Shifting Global Power
The implications -- both financial and political -- for energy behemoths such as Saudi Arabia and Russia are staggering, This is a game changer. The US, awash in shale oil, has gained while powerful exporters like Russia and Saudi Arabia, for whom oil represents not just profits but also power, find themselves on the downswing.
articles/2016-02-23/-liquid- freedom-sails-from-texas- tilting-power-in-global-oil
Hunt for foreign assets pits Japan Inc against China
Chinese buyers are normally state-linked, and their aims often involve Beijing's industrial policy objectives, so profitability is not always the top priority, while Japanese buying is led by private companies looking to expand abroad to offset deflation, flat growth and a shrinking population at home.
Gaza is laboratory for US-Mexico border tunnel warfare
No longer content with suffocating Gaza by air, land and sea, Israel is expanding its blockade below ground with a new tunnel warfare system. The US government is bankrolling the project to the tune of $120 million, with hopes of installing the technology at the US border with Mexico.
The big coral die-off began in the Western Pacific as a massive ocean temperature spike built up during 2014. Back then, ocean heat accumulation had hit a very high ramp. A vicious, century-and-a-half long increase in atmospheric greenhouse gasses re-radiated greater and greater portions of the sun’s energy hitting the Earth — transferring the bulk (about 90 percent) to the world ocean system.
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