Today: 19.Jun.2021
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

Albert Rutikanga, Executive Director, Peace Education Initiative Rwanda: Engaged and dedicated to preventing genocide and mass atrocities. It provides genocide education with more focus on the Holocaust and the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. It confronts and helps the most vulnerable genocide survivors in the Eastern Province of Rwanda in both psychosocial resilience and economic development. Peace Education Initiative Rwanda believes the power of peace in the economic and social development of the countries. It knows that peace has a profound impact on the well being of the community and that peace education plays a vital role in building peace and creating tolerant societies free from hatred.

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Gautam Kalghatgi: Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) do not represent a significant improvement over internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) in terms of their carbon dioxide footprint unless all the energy for their manufacture and use is CO2-free. That is not likely to happen in the next ten years. A large investment in infrastructure is needed to enable wide deployment of BEVs and possibly continuing incentives to encourage people to buy them. Also, a large increase in BEV numbers will bring other problems, such as the impacts on human health of mining for the minerals, although these take place far away and are often ignored. Even with a hundred-fold increase in BEV numbers to 10 million by 2030, over 85% of transport in the UK will still run on internal combustion engines.

The Hill, Miyoko Sakashita: A disturbing new climate change study predicts global temperature increases of up to 8 degrees Fahrenheit as atmospheric carbon concentrations double. Humanity, it’s clear, is close to missing the chance to avoid the worst ravages of fossil fuel pollution. This study is just the latest alarm going off to demand climate action now. We can’t wait any longer to stop drilling and mining for fossil fuels in our public lands and waters. Such public-lands extraction causes about a quarter of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution. .. .. This is about as much baseless alarmism as any to date. We post it to be inclusive for articles from all points of view and remind people with better sense and science on this topic to be vigilant of these extremist views appearing in government plolicy.

Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow: Climate cultists reckon the wholesale environmental destruction wreaked by the wind and solar industries is all for the good of planet. It’s an argument that holds all the logic of amputating an entire leg to prevent a septic toe from doing any further damage, when a dose of penicillin would do the trick. .. .. “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.” The infamous Vietnam era quotation may or may not have been uttered by an anonymous US Army major. It may have been misquoted, revised, apocryphal or invented. But it quickly morphed into an anti-war mantra that reflected the frustrations many felt.