Boeing has found debris inside the fuel tanks of about two-thirds of undelivered 737 MAX jets inspected so far, according to federal and aviation-industry officials, indicating a bigger production-related problem than the company previously...
2/3 of brand new, undelivered 737-MAX planes were found to have debris in their fuel tanks: "tools, rags, boot coverings" & the like.
Boeing should spend less on lobbying & more on building reliable planes.
The fact that both single exponential decline and multi-time constant models of emissions can be made to fit atmospheric evolution of CO2 means that this approach does not provide proof of process.…
Thomas PoggeCO2 fades at ca. 2.5% annually (absorbed by plants & oceans).
Thus, our emissions since year 2000 will cause 4 times more warming in the future than they have caused thus far.
Some 80% of this CO2 is still in the atmosphere.
This month, the European Union added the Cayman Islands to its tax havens blacklist. Was anyone surprised? Put me at the head of the line.
Thomas PoggeWith Britain gone, the EU decides to blacklist the Cayman Islands as a tax haven. Nothing new in the Caymans - they've been facilitating corruption for decades. Just that they don't have friends in Brussels any more.
Human-caused emissions of methane from the extraction and use of fossil fuels may have been “severely underestimated”, a new study suggests.
Thomas PoggeMethane causes 86x more warming than CO2 over 20 years.
Human-caused fossil methane emissions have been underestimated by 25-40% (=38-58m tonnes per year).
Hence it's even much more urgent than we thought to suppress gas leaks from fracking, pipelines etc.
The enormous infrastructure development effort could lock in heat-trapping greenhouse emissions for decades.
Thomas PoggeOne great flaw of the Paris Agreement is that it neglects what states & their corporations do outside their own jurisdiction.
China's Belt & Road initiative is having a large adverse impact on climate, & avoidably so. A green overhaul is urgently needed.
The following text is a slightly adapted version from a presentation given at the 8th CADTM South Asia workshop (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18-19 (...)
Thomas PoggeNathan Legrand's severe critique of microfinance (lending small amounts of money to poor people while encouraging them to become entrepreneurs), with suggestions for alternative ways forward.
George Monbiot: The ethical case against eating animal produce once seemed clear. But a new book is an abattoir for dodgy arguments
Thomas PoggeAt best, Fairlie & Monbiot refute the claim that *all* people should be vegan. This leaves standing the claim that, so long as many people are not, *each* of us ought to become vegan. Humankind (& UK residents) ought to consume much less meat.
Previous estimates could be 25 to 40 percent too low.
Thomas PoggeYet more evidence that the switch from coal to gas is futile. It reduces CO2 but increases methane emissions, which produce 86 times more warming over the next 20 years.
We need energy from renewable sources: solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, waves, tides!
Thomas PoggeJust out:
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Thomas PoggePoland is building a new 910-Megawatt coal-fire power plant while it could easily find other ways to meet its power needs. Even if it's Poland's last, it will be an enduring monument to Polish indifference to the massive harms it will do to Poles & abroad.
All modes of high-speed travel come with a cost to the environment.
Thomas PoggeSowing false doubt.
Yes, we must count the emissions from building trains, planes, cars & associated infrastructure.
Yes, doing so adds more % in the case of trains.
But this is because trains have very much lower immediate emissions per passenger mile.
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Thomas PoggeAustralia's politicians & parties get huge sums from fossil fuel firms & billionaires. But this does not absolve ordinary Australians of responsibility. Their votes decide. And they have higher per-capita emissions than even the U.S..