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mankind will have to prevail in many many more (also international/global/planet wide) challenges and adventures

mankind’s survival checklist:

  • hunt or grow enough food: managed, but the distribution is still a problem and production depends on non-renewable resources such as fossil-fuels and Potash-fertilizers
  • avoid or kill the saber-tooth-cat: check
  • survive multiple diseases (viruses & bacteria): check (until now)
  • CFCs-challenge: aka when refrigerators almost killed the Ozone-layer: averted
  • Nuclear War between USA and UDSSR (or any other nation): averted (until now, seriously thanks all involved, i know it was hard)
  • build an sustainable economy & transportation system before the ecosystem collapses or fossil-fuels run out: in progress… but maybe too slow (too much corruption & too little investment into renewables (c’mon Biden! c’mon China!)
  • … many more challenges…

there is no guarantee that mankind will survive all of it’s mistakes & adventures

but the least mankind could do (and often fails) is work together and help each other towards sustainable survival in the universe (the universe “does it’s thing” and does not care if mankind goes extinct or not)

(this does not mean you have to become Jesus and sacrifice everything for mankind’s survival)

for life in the universe is precious and intelligent life is even more precious

ps: if you want to search the web for “mankind” and do not mean the ugly wrestling guy, try the (-)minus sign before -wrestling: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=mankind+-wrestling&ia=web

  • there NEED to be a more reason based allocation-distribution of resources
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth

“Greenpeace activists have landed on the roof of a European Central Bank building to protest the financial institution’s loans policy, which they say favors heavily polluting industries”

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/greenpeace-protests-ecbs-loans-carbon-heavy-industries-76358324

ECB injects over €7 billion into fossil fuels since start of COVID-19 crisis

Key findings

  • Between mid-March and mid-May 2020, as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Central Bank (ECB) purchased corporate bonds to the tune of almost €30 billion.
  • €2.4 billion went into bonds of integrated, upstream and downstream oil and gas companies. The estimated carbon footprint of bond purchases of Shell – one of the most polluting companies on earth – Total, Eni, Repsol and OMV is almost 8 million tons of CO2.
  • A total of €4.4 billion went to utilities, with the bond purchases of prominent polluters Engie and EON alone contributing an estimated 3.2 million tons of CO2.
  • A further €5.6 billion went into industries such as aerospace, automobiles, cement, and other environmentally damaging companies, such as Airbus, Daimler or Peugeot.

Read the full analysis by Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe.

https://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/issues/climate-energy/3942/ecb-bankrolling-climate-crisis/

Comment: yes a “better” world is possible and needed for mankind to survive long term

actually it is “easy” to create “a better world”

all that would be needed is

banks giving easy access loans to “good projects”

not “bad projects”

many banks (including the GLS Bank) are not doing a very good job at this

PS: just hope Greenpeace did not use fossil fuel in the process of landing on that building? (those gliders were all battery powered! ok good to know!)

Links:

“stop lending against brown bonds”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-09/ecb-urged-to-rethink-collateral-rules-to-lower-carbon-footprint

https://apnews.com/article/europe-climate-climate-change-environment-germany-50b570632c8c5172ea03fc3848501e9f

China Carbon Neutral by 2060?

While it is certainly good great news to hear some numbers, but even more important:

  • how will this big aim be divided into sub-targets?
    • for example: can China increase it’s renewable energy usage to 50% by 2040?
  • Coal-fired electricity generation in China, the world’s largest coal consumer, is expected to remain flat through 2040, according to EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017).
  • Other fuels, such as renewables, natural gas, and nuclear power, are expected to make up increasing shares of China’s electricity generation.
  • (https://gastopowerjournal.com/markets/item/7772-china-s-power-mix-shifts-towards-renewables-gas-and-nuclear)

2060 is the year oil and gas fossil fuel reserves of the planet will likely have come to an end anyway, with still a lot of coal in the ground.

Will China stop burning coal in 2060?