There are new commitments: by 2030: EU -55%, USA -50%-52%, GB by 2035 -78%, Japan by 2030: -46%, Canada by 2030 -40%-45%. China does not want to reduce its coal consumption until 2025, but wants to be climate neutral by 2060. The EU and USA want to become climate neutral by 2050. Coal phase-out in the EU according to dw.com/2020: Finland, Portugal and the Netherlands by 2030, Italy, Great Britain and Austria by 2025, Sweden & France by 2022. However, Austria is already free of coal-fired power plants since 2020: because of the shutdown of Mellach. The highest level of coal-fired power generation in the USA was in 2011. Top emitters (2020): China 26%, USA 12½%, EU 7½%, India 7%. No climate protection without China.
Adjusted for arithmetic, the -55% of the EU corresponds to -52.8% (forest areas). The EU Parliament wanted -60% by 2030 and a sharper calculation method. That should really have been possible with Great Britain in view. These stipulations mean that the 1.5° target will in fact be abandoned and even 2° will only be met by 50% by 2050. Climate scientist Dr. Helga Kromp-Kolb: “Nobody would get on a plane that had a 50% chance of crashing!”. Before the conference, Joe Biden wanted to get the climate villain Bolsonaro to cooperate with carrot and stick in the absence of other means in order to save the Amazon. So far, however, there has apparently been no result and there will probably be none without covert or non-covert impending sanctions. Environmental tariffs should be considered also with view to China. Compared to the EU, it would be easier for the US to domestically meet its alternative energy needs.
Likely Wrong Information: Certificate of International Vaccination accepted
Unfortunately, we were unable to verify that the international vaccination pass should generally be accepted as proof of vaccination in Austria. In any case, there was no mention of this in the main news, again only about the electronic “green vaccination card” with QR code, which represents a serious data security risk. The proof is initially valid 22 days after the first vaccination and six months after the second. Common acceptance of the international vaccination certificate would be strongly advised. The document has so far been used, for example, on a trip to Brazil to the Amazon to prove a yellow fever vaccination.
Austria: At the planned restaurant openings in mid-May, the vaccination pass (human readable paper) will be accepted as status 22 days after the first vaccination for one year even without a second vaccination. This solves the problem that we addressed in a last message from us. We have contacted politics.
SAT solvers are programs to solve logical expressions / propositional formulae that are normally given in conjunctive normal form. They are used in hardware, software verification and artificial intelligence. With the verification of software it should one day be possible to automatically discover security vulnerabilities in programs. The SAT solver is characterized by the fact that it can not only find one solution, but all of them in compressed form. The epilogue also tells of the terror of Western secret services (point 6).
In the last decade the Asian Development Bank has spent nearly $10 billion financing coal, gas, and oil projects in Asia. Now it is revising its energy policy. Two years ago the European Investment Bank cut ties with the fossil fuels industry, and the UK and US have since announced commitments to phase out financial support for fossil fuels abroad. The ADB needs to change course. It is currently ramping up its financing of fossil gas projects such as the controversial Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India (TAPI) gas pipeline or coal power projects in Bangladesh.