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    Poll: How worried are you about climate change?

    A new study found that 75% of young people were worried about Climate Change and many suffer from climate anxiety. I am among them. What about you?
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    Nuclear energy has its pros and cons, but it has...

    Nuclear energy has its pros and cons, but it has the two great merits of being nearly carbon neutral and cheap. What's more new generations (III+ and IV) of reactors are much safer than old reactors...
  3. Not everything needs to be culled. The problem...

    Not everything needs to be culled. The problem with cattle is that they emit a lot of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, which many other domesticated animals do not produce (or in low quantity)....
  4. Beef production causes 5x more greenhouse gas emissions than all air travel!

    If you want to fight climate change, reducing beef consumption or completely stopping it would be far more effective than purchasing an electric car or cancelling your holiday plans abroad. Check...
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    Sticky: Selection of my most popular forum topics

    Genetics

    Percentage of genetic similarity between humans and animals

    Genetic inheritance: why people can be closer to one parent than the other genetically

    How adventurers, outcasts and...
  6. Sticky: For those among you who do not live in Belgium,...

    For those among you who do not live in Belgium, the best mobile banking apps available to international customers are Revolut and N26, which I have both used and are great. Both neo-banks have a...
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    Here are the samples that contain North African,...

    Here are the samples that contain North African, Near Eastern, East Med, and Arabian admixtures (most probably of Phoenician/Carthaginian origin). They are all closest to modern Maltese, then South...
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    Here are a few other Etruscan samples from the...

    Here are a few other Etruscan samples from the main Southwest European cluster.

    CAM001 (780-540 BCE, from :Campiglia dei Foci, Siena, Tuscany)

    https://www.eupedia.com/images/CAM001-K36.png
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    K36 charts and maps of Etruscan samples

    The study on ancient Etruscan DNA by Posth et al. 2021 showed that three Etruscan individuals were genetically closer to modern Northwest Europeans. Intrigued I checked their percentage of...
  10. Sticky: These are the best mobile banking apps in the world

    Sia Partners examined 135 banks from 17 different countries around the world, mostly in Western Europe, the USA, Canada, the Middle East, and East Asia.

    The two best banking apps were both from...
  11. Sticky: Now that the dates of the 82 samples from the...

    Now that the dates of the 82 samples from the Etruscan study have been published I have calculated and added the averages for:

    - Ancient Etruscans : closest to modern East Spaniards (Baleares,...
  12. I couldn't remember all my flights either,...

    I couldn't remember all my flights either, especially on routes I used more than twice. So I checked my emails for flights and counted the results. Only took a few minutes. A bit longer to encode...
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    Digital Quality of Life Index by country

    Surfshark has published its 2021 Digital Quality of Life Index. Countries are assessed on five variables:

    Internet affordability
    Internet quality
    Electronic infrastructure
    Electronic...
  14. There are also plenty of websites to calculate...

    There are also plenty of websites to calculate your carbon footprint. Here are some of the best.



    Carbon Footprint (multilingual, international)
    Global Footprint Network (multilingual,...
  15. Sticky: The bottom line is, if you are going to buy an...

    The bottom line is, if you are going to buy an electric car, buy a BMW i8 Roadster. :cool2: With a footprint of only 16.5 tonnes of CO2, it is more ecological than a Renault Zoe or Nissan Leaf! And...
  16. How many trees are needed to compensate 1 tonne of CO2?

    Calculating the numbers of trees that need to be planted to offset one's carbon emissions is not as straightforward as it seems. It depends on the variety of trees planted, but also on the age of the...
  17. Sticky: This BBC article...

    This BBC article provides an important caveat.

    "Specifically, according to a 2007 study that has been repeatedly confirmed, the best place to plant new trees is the tropics, where trees grow...
  18. Sticky: I have searched a lot of websites to try to find...

    I have searched a lot of websites to try to find the most efficient species of tree to sequester carbon dioxide. It's surprisingly hard to find information on the subject.

    This site has a short...
  19. Of course. Overpopulation and climate change are...

    Of course. Overpopulation and climate change are intricately linked. More people mean more consumption, more CO2 and more deforestation to make space for agricultural lands. But it isn't poor people...
  20. Most people worldwide worried about climate change. Right-wing US least concerned.

    The famous American think tank Pew Research has published a new survey about attitudes to climate change.

    In Response to Climate Change, Citizens in Advanced Economies Are Willing To Alter How...
  21. Sticky: I have classified and sorted all the trees...

    I have classified and sorted all the trees available at present on Tree-Nation. My purpose was to see which trees are the most efficient at capturing CO2. Overall, the best deals in lifetime CO2 to €...
  22. Sticky: I have updated the list of cars with their carbon...

    I have updated the list of cars with their carbon footprint. There are now over 100 models of new cars from this year.
  23. Carbon footprint of common consumer products

    Everything you buy has an impact of CO2 emissions and climate change. But every product is different. Find out the carbon footprint of various types of clothes, furniture, electronics, household...
  24. Sticky: Plant trees to offset your carbon footprint - it really makes a difference!

    There are plenty of websites offering to plant trees for you to offset your carbon footprint. Here is a comparison of the main ones I found.



    Website
    Country
    Price per tree
    Price per ton of...
  25. Sticky: What is the carbon footprint of a new petrol, hybrid and electric car?

    For most people having a car represents the biggest share of one's personal carbon footprint. Unless one travels a lot by plane, few other consumables generate nearly as much CO2. Driving 15,000 km...
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