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    Nature Belgium becomes first in EU to recognise ecocide as international crime

    It's not just about protecting forests. For example last year of 3M factory near Antwerp polluted the soil, which had repercussions on the drinking water. I also think that the law aims to punish offenders around the world if the company has activities in Belgium, although I'm not sure if the...
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    Nature Belgium becomes first in EU to recognise ecocide as international crime

    From the Brussels Times: I hope other countries will follow suit soon.
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    Nature Snowballing effect of global warming might cause the end of civilisation as we know it as early as 2030

    The British newspaper the Guardian posted this. Don't be fooled by the humorous format, it could be really serious. Recent studies mentioned in the Wikipedia article about AMOC all concur to say that the Gulf Stream is going to weaken in the coming decades. This will make Europe but also...
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    Nature Snowballing effect of global warming might cause the end of civilisation as we know it as early as 2030

    From this Tweet : "Model and reality: Above the average forecast of the CMIP5 models from 2014 for December 2023, assuming the worst emissions scenario ("Hell on Earth Scenario" RCP8.5), below the actual temperatures in December 2023. The deviation from is shown in each case Average 1979-2000...
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    Nature Snowballing effect of global warming might cause the end of civilisation as we know it as early as 2030

    Unfortunately I'm only bringing more bad news. When you think that things couldn't get much worse much faster, turns out they do. 😞 30.7°C was recorded in Spain yesterday, about 15°C higher than normal for January! You read that correctly. Not 1.5°C but 15°C! Summer temperature in the middle of...
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    Nature Snowballing effect of global warming might cause the end of civilisation as we know it as early as 2030

    Time for a monthly update on the situation of global warming. December was 1.8°C warmer than an estimate of the December average for 1850-1900, the designated pre-industrial reference period. 2023 as a whole was the warmest year ever recorded by a huge margin, at nearly 1.5°C above...
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    Nature Snowballing effect of global warming might cause the end of civilisation as we know it as early as 2030

    No, it would not. Electricity production only represents less than 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions globally (25% with heating, which is mostly natural gas and fuel oil). So even if all countries in the world had 100% low-carbon electricity production (nuclear, solar, wind...), it would only...
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    Famous J2 Individuals

    This is BS. First of all there are many living descendants of the house of Montgomery who have been tested and they either belong to J2 or R1b, showing that after 1,000 years non-paternity events do occur. Secondly, there is absolutely no reliable evidence that the Montgomery family descends...
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    Nature Snowballing effect of global warming might cause the end of civilisation as we know it as early as 2030

    It's official now. The average global temperature yesterday exceeded +2°C above pre-industrial averages for the first time in human history. It's only one day but considering the trend of the last 5 months there is a good chance that the monthly average for December will also exceed 2°C. That's...
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    Society 3 out of 4 Americans are now overweight, including nearly 1 in 2 obese

    I checked the obesity rates in Europe (EU Commission data for 2019) and it is more or less the same as what ChatGDP gave you. However non-Hispanic White males in the US have 44.7% of obesity, which is well above anything found in Europe and 3 times more than the West European average (around 14%).
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    Society 3 out of 4 Americans are now overweight, including nearly 1 in 2 obese

    Oddly this data does not match the official obesity rates published by the NIH. Instead of 75% of obesity for Hispanic women, the NIH gives the figure of 43.7%, only marginally higher than for non-Hispanic White women (39.8%). For men, you data from ChatGPT gives 25% of obesity for NHW and...
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    Why do so many Atheists like Star Trek and Science Fiction?

    Personally (as an Atheist) I never liked Star Trek and don't care much about science fiction in general.
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    Nature Was July 2023 really the hottest in 100,000 years?

    A few months after I explained it on Eupedia, climate scientist from Copernicus are telling the BBC exactly what I said. "Samantha Burgess, Deputy Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, said that a combination of its data and that of the UN suggested 2023 may be "warmer than...
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    Nature Snowballing effect of global warming might cause the end of civilisation as we know it as early as 2030

    The data for October has been released by Copernicus. "The global temperature anomaly for October 2023 was the second highest across all months in the ERA5 dataset, behind September 2023. The month as a whole was 1.7°C warmer than an estimate of the October average for 1850-1900, the designated...
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    Question Moral Foundations Test

    I took the test again, this time answering the maximum OK when it's not a moral issue, instead of choosing a neutral answer. Obviously the overall score is very different, almost opposite of what I got before. Yet my opinion hasn't changed at all. It's just the way I understand the answer scale...
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    Question Moral Foundations Test

    I completely agree with you. In this case it is the father's responsibility. They also fail to mention the kid's age. You can't expect a four year old to behave like a ten year old or an 18 year old. I took the test on my smartphone and the choice of answers were with thumbs up and down. I've...
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    Question Moral Foundations Test

    I took the test but I found that the questions were very American. For example I didn't know that there could be such a thing as a Christian bakery. Overall I don't feel at all that the questions were about morality but rather kindness or agreeableness. Since they asked to vote based on what we...
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    Economy The USA looks like a developing country in many ways. Here is why.

    There has been a new bedbugs epidemic in cities like Paris, London and Brussels in the last two years. Experts say it is linked to higher temperatures, especially in summer, as bedbugs proliferate faster in warmer climates. Another consequence of global warming that hardly anybody had foreseen.
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    Gap between GDP per capita and actual salaries

    The Economist published an article explaining how the Irish GDP is artificially inflated and proposes a new measurement that better reflects the reality. Buy those calculations the adjusted Irish GNI should be about half of the Irish GDP.
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    Society 3 out of 4 Americans are now overweight, including nearly 1 in 2 obese

    The chart you are referring to is for overweight + obese people, no just obese people. You can follow my link to the NIH page to see their methodology. The first two graphs are based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2017–2018. The third graph is based on the CDC's...
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