Curtain Raiser

Big oil was told in 1959, by Edward Teller, that fossil fuel usage would melt the polar ice caps. In 1965 their own Frank Ikard said: “Carbon dioxide is being added to the atmosphere by the burning of coal, oil, and natural gas at such rate” that by 2000, heat unbalances will “cause marked changes in climate.” These guys make the tobacco companies look like “health nuts”! — YUR


Done With the Double Talk, Colltalers

With all the pomp of a country club outing, the world’s 20 richest economies won’t fund some new coal projects and may get to net-zero emissions “by or around mid-century.” Keep your shirts on yet for the thrilling COP26 climate meeting. Big Oil is not worried though, and the Supreme may help it.
The murderous big white thug rampage of Jan 6 at Capitol Hill also had help but from members of Congress and White House? Shocking. Minnesota may dissolve its police department? Tantalizing. But Brazil Senate’s call to indict President Bolsonaro for crimes against humanity? A bit unsurprising.
We open in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with the devastating testimony of Majid Khan about the torture and sexual abuse he endured since the 2003 Iraq and Afghanistan invasions. It’s the first time an al-Qaeda operative speaks out about what went on in the many U.S.-run “black sites” around the world…

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2 Responses to “Curtain Raiser”

  1. 1 macalder02 November 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    To summarize: A bleak outlook for the world at large. Those who believed that something would be achieved with that blessed meeting of the great powers, it is more of the same. No relevant agreement and we will continue to give nature hard to end it as soon as possible. This is how things are.
    Good article. Very enlightening. Greetings Yur and good weekend.

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