Coal is one of the dirtiest, most polluting energy sources; not just because of the CO2 emissions but also because of other pollutants and because of the destruction of whole landscapes including villages like in the Lausitz in Germany. An Austrian environmental group, Global 2000 points out that wild fish in local waters partially exposes a worrying high concentration of mercury; this even though there is not much coal power in Austria. Coal mining is not unproblematic either, as a report of the German magazine "die Zeit" actively describes from Columbia 'Ovidio Orozco becomes blind'.
Temperatures in April 2016 were the months highest since the start of the records (with 1.11° above pre-industrial levels) and so were temperatures in March, February and January 2016. The abnormally high global temperatures indicate an increased global warming by the time though temperature all-time records may decline by the end of El Niño for this year.
Während Frankreich bereits offiziell angekündigt hat, im EU-Ministerrat gegen das Agrargift zu stimmen, haben der deutsche Minister Christian Schmidt und der österreichische Umwelt- und Agrarminister noch keine Stellung bezogen. Das obwohl sich in Deutschland sein Koalitionspartner, die SPD klar gegen die geplante Wiederzulasung gerichtet hat …
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On 2016-05-05 Pope Franziskus was awarded the price of 'Karl the Great'. Karl the Great made history for slaughtering the Sachsons in the former heart of Germany because they did not have had the 'right religion'. Pope Franziskus does also represent a church where todays pagans as well as truely loving people are excruciated cruel until they die. Sadly the excruciation or killing of those who do not have or who are suspected not to have the 'right believe' is still an issue today as this is a.o. hardly mentioned by the church; even more as Keiko Fujimori, daughter of Alberto Fujimori has never dissociated from the politics of her father who is responsible for the genocide of inidgenous people in Peru. It was carried out by forced sterilizations having induced life long suffering of the affected. Keiko Fujimori could win the second ballot in Peru on June the 5th.
Befittingly to the awarding of the price Pope Franziskus has held a canted speech about the migration politics of the European Union. Speaking to the issue of causes of flight and abscondance no sooner than today can be seen as pure derision; that would have had to be necessary more than half a decade before (f.i. how we have done so towards Mr. Jürgen Möllemnn in a talk of the Club of Rome in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria almost 10 years ago.). Oh well, and someone who would not have to carry the burdening for an enforced migration has an easy stance in moralizing about the issue.
TTIP would severely undermine environmental, labour and consumer protection standards in the EU differently from what the European Comisssion and the Federal Government of Germany have claimed. That is what can be extracted from the papers known as TTIP Leaks which had been passed on to Greeenpeace. Genetic engineering and hormone meet are also still part of the negotiations.
While the French ministery for foreign trade has already said according to the BBC on May the 3rd that negotiations about TTIP are likely to stop because they thwart the Paris Agreement on Climate, Mrs. Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany appears to remain obstinate. Ask Mrs. Angela Merkel now, who has not moved yet, to stop the negotiations about TTIP; take action (in German language) or directly ask the EU Commission to stop TTIP.