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Povestea Telurului, primul element chimic descoperit în urmă cu mai bine de 200 de ani în Transilvania, un material strategic extrem de rar, neexploatat în zilele noastre din motive obscure

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Aussie Government Broadcaster Gives Climate Skeptics Airtime — Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Judith Curry (one of the guests): The ABC, Australia’s government owned media outlet, has dedicated an entire Science Show program, including a star cast of climate skeptics, to exploring why some politicians and academics dispute the alleged climate consensus. Has ‘denying’ won? Saturday 24 June 2017 12:05PM (view full […]

via Aussie Government Broadcaster Gives Climate Skeptics Airtime — Watts Up With That?

The madness of the #ParisAgreement on climate

… it will build no further wind turbines owing to their excessive infrastructure costs and their destabilising effect on the grid.

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Iain Aitken

The December 2015 COP21 Climate Conference in Paris, in which 40,000 delegates from 196 countries flew in (and imagine the carbon dioxide emissions all that travel created) and finally agreed an ‘historic’ document that legally committed nobody to any carbon dioxide emission reductions, simply repeated the failure of the Lima conference of the previous year and Copenhagen before that. These conferences are wasteful and pointless charades, being cynically designed to give the public the impression that the politicians are actually serious about ‘saving the planet’. The Paris deal, in particular, allowed nations to set their own voluntary carbon dioxide targets and policies without any legally binding caps or international oversight.

To achieve the goal agreed in Paris of a maximum 2C increase in global temperatures above pre-industrial levels has been estimated to have a global cost of $17 trillion by 2040 (about 800 times

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One graphic $ays it all: Who actually paid in to the Paris Green Climate fund?

fallow the money

Watts Up With That?

Yeah, this is why President Trump said 

“We will cease honoring all non-binding agreements”, and “we will stop contributing to the green climate fund”.

“I can not in good conscience support a deal that harms the United States”.

“The bottom line is that the Paris Accord is very unfair to the United States”.

“This agreement is less about climate and more about other countries getting a financial advantage over the United States”.

The United States contributed $1 billion to the global Green Climate Fund, but the world’s top polluters contributed nothing, David Asman reported.

via Fox news here

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Tulipmania (again!)

Nice story

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Semper_Augustus_Tulip

This is the Semper Augustus, a remarkable tulip of the 17th Century which fueled the world’s first love for the exotic and magical bulb. My recent visit to the Keukenhof gardens indicates flower lovers still lust after its charm. So do I.

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Several years ago, I got caught up in the story of the tulip. Way back in 1554, an ambassador to Turkey sent some bulbs and seeds back home. These found their way into Vienna and then into the Low Counties. It took the careful work of Carolus Clusius (a botanist at the University of Leiden) to cultivate and catalog those bulbs that could tolerate the local conditions and soon tulips were popular. Newly independent Holland had a unique flower and it soon became a luxury item. More and more fantastic species were developed. The most sought after tulips actually suffered from a virus that broke the colors…

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Kudzsir

Cugir Cugir-Kudschir-: can vásár.1903
Kudsir: landscape reklámmal.1908
Kudsir iron factory vizmedence.1909
Cugir: Hunedoara county, city Saxon district.

Képeslapok

Kudzsir-Kudschir-Cugir:heti vásár.1903 Kudzsir-Kudschir-Cugir:heti vásár.1903

Kudzsir:látkép.1908 Kudsir:látkép reklámmal.1908

Kudsir:vasgyári vizmedence.1909 Kudsir:vasgyári vizmedence.1909

Kudzsir:Hunyad vármegye,szászvárosi járás. Kudzsir:Hunyad vármegye,szászvárosi járás.

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Examining the Carbon Dioxide Cycle

Povestea codoiului continuă. Comentariile postului sunt mult mai gingașe

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Ronald R. Cooke

Introduction

In high school and college I did reasonably well in the physical sciences: chemistry, physics and geology. From these studies one can learn that carbon (C) is an element, is widely available throughout our universe, is chemically active (which means many inorganic and organic compounds include carbon), is present in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, is present in all natural fresh and ocean water, is a component of rocks (such as limestone), is a primary element of buried organic materials (including hydrocarbon deposits of oil, coal and natural gas), and is a very important element of the human body (about 18.5% of the elements in our body by mass). In fact, all life on this planet is based on hydrocarbon compounds which include carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

By contrast, carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that occurs naturally everywhere…

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Craziest protest signs from the People’s #climatemarch

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Ah, the stupid, it burns like a magnesium flare.

Here’s a collection of some of the most zany, crazy and interesting signs, tweets, and photos from the “People’s Climate March” going on today. To understand what you are about to see, view their game plan first:

This post will be updated through the day.

Ok here we go…who says a college education isn’t worth anything today?

BTW this photo below looks to be in Dallas, on the “grassy knoll” in Dealy plaza…maybe they don’t realize the symbolism of standing there with this sign, maybe they do, and that’s their point. Either way – bizarre.

Umm….WTF?

Polar bears and swamp things…RESIST!

I’m guessing bust…

Maura Healy, attorney general for Massachusetts part of #exxonknew

Sheldon Whitehouse – Mr. #exxonknew

Hmm, I see a visit from the secret service in her future.

I’m guessing this burned some eyballs…

UPDATE: 4/30/17:

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Imagini de epocă din România, în arhiva revistei LIFE (X)

Arhiva mea de presă

Piața Palatului, în februarie 1940. Foto: Margaret Bourke-White, LIFE Piața Palatului, în februarie 1940. Foto: Margaret Bourke-White, LIFE

Târg de vite la Onești, în 1964. Foto: Carl Mydans, LIFE Târg de vite la Onești, în 1964. Foto: Carl Mydans, LIFE

Etnici turci, în Dobrogea anului 1938. Foto: John Phillips, LIFE Etnici turci, în Dobrogea anului 1938. Foto: John Phillips, LIFE

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