Just days after the COP26 President Biden wants to sell oil, gas and fracking leases in the Gulf of Mexico that would result in the production of up to 1.12 billion barrels of oil and 4.4 trillion cubic feet of gas over the next 50 years. Stop it!, USA: tell the FOI (Federal Insurance Office) that insurance companies should not insure fossil fuel projects while they raise contributions or stop insuring for everyone by climate chaos (see sample commments).
The draft of the final COP26 decision text urges countries to phase out coal and end fossil fuel subsidies. And, crucially, this text is legally binding for all signatories. But there are climate deniers and laggards, like the Australian government, who are lobbying hard to weaken the draft text, so they can carry on as before …
It is not just a high consumption of meat that is bad for climate, environment and health, but also a high consumption of milk products. The main problem is the industrial, plentiful production of this raw material. While normally a cow would eat 100% grass, it is fed with a silage that contains two thirds of field fruits in high performance production. This does mainly amount to genetically modified soy crops from overseas. Rainforest is cleared on a large scale for these shadow food land areas. The overnaturally high content of food protein results in a high content of nitrogen in the manure which contaminates ground waters. Nitrate is metabolized to the carcinogenic nitrit by the human body. The nitrogen also evades into the atmosphere in the form of laughing gas (nitrous oxide) which is a potent greenhouse gas. If the cow eats grass from an alpine pasture the milk contains healthier fatty acids than if it grasses on a monotonous, overfertilized soil. The EU-taxpayer promotes the production of milk via subsidies by quantity. The excess milk is then dried energy intensely and exported for dumping prices to Africa where it ruins local markets. Small and local farmers would however be required for a better food safety. Nonetheless milk is not as healthy as the milk industry wants to pretend us, at least when it is consumed in high quantities. Milk promotes the growth of the calf and speeds up cell division. However for a grown up individual this is undesirable. Scientist believe this can foster cancer. There is best proof for this available with prostate cancer. However it could also affect other types of cancer (world journal 2021-11-03). The countries with the highest milk consumption are precisely the countries with the most bone fractures (statistics with 300,000 men, women and adolescents). A possible cause for this may be that milk contains a lot of calcium, but it also contains phosphor impeding the resorption of the calcium. Some drinks like cola only contain phosphor (cola osteoporosis). Regular Training improves the density of the bones.
Today I have read in the Salzburger Nachrichten how they cite the New Climate Institute: If we wanna meet the 1.5° target, they will have to agree on article 6, which is about carbon offsetting. A carbon offset credit is something where a developed country finances emission reductions in a developing country accounting the savings to its own climate bilance. The problem about it is that emissions continue unchanged in the developed country. On the accounting side however the emissions have been shifted to the developing country and these stay with it given that the reduction is not subtracted twice. Even if the developing country would save 100% of its CO2 emissions it would keep the emissions it has sold on its account. To get rid of these emissions it would need to sell them by itself until the kitty bites into its own tail. The talk about net zero is thus nothing but a big lie. It can never be reached. It is about emissions that can no more be saved. Even worse many of the sold projects are projects that would either have been realised any way or projects that do not save anything in deed. At conservation projects indigenous people are expelled from their land to account for savings in the North. In reality this is climate and environment wrecking because deforestation is the lowest where indigenous people can keep their land. We recommend you to also read what Greenpeace writes about it. Back to the New Cimate Institute. It says to be managed by 6 partners, but it does not tell who they are or who has financed this institute. They can not be reached by telephone nor have they up to now responded on my email. Real progress would look like the COP26 ditching article 6 and deciding for a real zero rather than a net zero.
I have translated the article about greenhouse effect, sea level and global warming. It was one of the first articles that went online on Elstel 2009. The translation itself is also a few years old and completely done by hand, but the author has revised it again before publishing. At that time I did not release it because I wanted a native reader for correction (which I never got). Furthermore, I have now completely translated the article for hydrogen mobility (see previous message).