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Applying the evil genius of Finkelstein for the common good

In October Hungary will hold a referendum on the EU’s plan to force member states to receive immigrants / migrants / refugees. To ensure victory in the referendum, the Hungarian government has already started a large scale bill-board campaign: Budapest … Continue reading

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The Animal Cruelty Rehab Centre

Many moons ago this blog told of the Vegan Laws and the Releases (http://www.thebustard.com/?p=794), at a time when England thrived under a benign low carbon dictatorship.  Some thrived more than others, of course.  One who thrived most was Stumpy Regenkurt, … Continue reading

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Emissions from eating meat and dairy – we need a number!

A large portion of the work of climate policy people is to measure emissions.  It is a tedious and nerdy labour but nonetheless important.  We are talking about science, about predictions and models, so we need rigorous monitoring and measurement … Continue reading

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Exxon: the cow’s best friend

51% of greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to animal husbandry.  Here is the original paper (http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Livestock%20and%20Climate%20Change.pdf) and an update (http://www.chompingclimatechange.org/uploads/8/0/6/9/8069267/a_fresh_look_at_livestock_ghg_emissions_published.pdf).  Even if the guys are a bit off, it’s a very big number. Climate policy people talk a lot about … Continue reading

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Twitter: the risk of intellectual obesity and radicalisation

If you eat refined sugar in large amounts it can make you physically obese.  The same goes for reading refined information in large amounts: there is a risk that using Twitter can make you intellectually obese.  And the result of … Continue reading

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