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Everybody had expected the Chinese to be the most successful in collecting golden, silver and bronze and medals. In fact, they were: winning 100 medals altogether. But in relation to their population of 1.3 billion and their an unprecedented national focus on being number One, their success pales compared to the remarkable achievements of European… » read more

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Scientists have been warning us for the past 20 years about the consequences of rising temperatures for the earth’s biosphere, forecasting increasing loss of biodiversity, more frequent epidemics, hurricanes and droughts. So far with little avail! Humanity continues business as usual, brushing aside local or regional disasters as the unavoidable by-effects of “economic development” that… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Of all the signatory countries of the Kyoto Protocol (1997) Canada deserves the worst rating. Its per capita C02 emissions are close to 20 to, higher than in any country except USA, Kuwait and Qatar. Instead of reducing its emissions by 5 percent over 1990, as it committed to, its C02 emissions have soared by… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein