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Category Archives: Fossil fuels
Enough now? Desinformation from the international oil lobby for over 30 years.
Sven Ake Bjorke, 18 Aug 2021 As early as the 1970s, world politicians knew about man-made global warming. They knew that the climate was changing far faster than ever in the history of our planet. The world’s leading scientists said … Continue reading
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Desinformasjon fra internasjonal oljelobby i over 30 år. Er det ikke snart nok?
Sven Ake Bjorke, 18 Aug 2021 Allerede på 1970-tallet visste verdens politikere om menneskeskapt global oppvarming. De visste at klimaet var i ferd med å endre seg langt raskere enn noen gang i vår klodes historie. Verdens fremste forskere fortalte … Continue reading
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Do not be fooled! Follow the money trail!
by Sven A. Bjorke, Feb 2017 The sail ship era did not end because of a lack of wind, but because better alternatives were found. The fossil fuel era will end when better alternatives are available. It is happening now. … Continue reading
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Climate research vs myths
Norsk How to distinguish myths from realities, science from mere assumptions, conspiracy theories and propaganda? Serious research has an important tool: peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals. This involves an editorial committee and at least two experts in the field … Continue reading
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Mythmakers, climate and reality orientation
Norsk Scientific skepticism is healthy. Researchers should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. But climate deniers are not there. With weak roots in scientific facts they throw out allegations, speculations and unfounded criticism of evidence supporting anthropogenic global warming. … Continue reading
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Make 2015 a climate year – on our way to Paris
We cannot continue the irresponsible habits we have now. Our house is on fire, and our leaders – the politicians – respond by squabbling about who shall pay for using the fire extinguisher . The more we delay, the more we … Continue reading
Over to renewables – now!
Norsk Who benefits from a continuation of the oil age? Who is willing to risk our children’s and grandchildren’s future for short-term profit? Who opposes a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy? Is anthropogenic global warming and war … Continue reading
Posted in Denialism, Environment, Fossil fuels, Sustainable development Tagged climate, climate and refugees, Climate change, climate change and conspiracy theory, Climate change deniers, fossil fuel lobbyists, Fossil fuel propaganda, fossil fuels and climate change, oil, Oil and conflict, oil and wars, renewable energy, terrorism and refugees, transition from fossil fuels to renewables, wars in the Middle East and climate change 4 Comments
Climate change has happened before. So why worry?
Norsk Yes, climate has varied before – many times. And all were caused by natural forces. Hundreds of millions of years ago, enormous, non-eruptive volcanoes emitted greenhouse gases for thousands of years. Super-volcanic eruptions caused rapid cooling and at times … Continue reading
The Climate-gate story – the real scandal
Norsk “In November 2009, the servers at the University of East Anglia in Britain were illegally hacked and emails were stolen. When a selection of emails between climate scientists were published on the internet, a few suggestive quotes were seized upon by … Continue reading
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Make this year a climate year!
Norsk The fossil fuel era can be dismantled within less than two decades. Three measures: All subsidies and special tax deals for the fossil fuel industry are removed globally. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should get full support on this point. The IMF … Continue reading
Posted in Denialism, Environment, Fossil fuels Tagged climate, climate and fossil fuels, environment, fossil fuel lobbyists 5 Comments
What if Norwegian oil economy is a bubble?
Norsk Two hundred and fifty thousand Norwegian jobs depend on oil . These jobs are expensive; require high skills and pressure salary levels in general. For small countries like Norway this many oil jobs might be a recipe for financial disaster. … Continue reading
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Dismantle the oil age
Norsk For more than a hundred years, industrial and modern development has been dependent on fossil fuels. The oil age was given extra momentum after the oil crisis in 1972, and has given a country like Norway an economy people … Continue reading
Two or three degrees more – does it really matter?
Norsk For the first time in human history, in 2013, the air that surrounds us on average contained 400 ppm (parts per million) CO2, and 475 ppm greenhouse gases. If we add the increased amount of water vapor due to … Continue reading
Out of fossil fuels now!
Norsk For the last two hundred years fossil fuels have been the basis for industrialization and development of our modern civilization. Fossil energy has been absolutely necessary to get us where we are today. However, our civilization must grow up. … Continue reading
Cocksure statements on climate change?
Norsk Now and then you might hear that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) only gives cocksure statements and therefore is unscientific. The IPCC issues statements on a plethora of issues, so it is often difficult to know what … Continue reading
Climate change in facts and figures
Norsk 90 – 100 million barrels of oil every day In addition roughly the same amount in coal and gas. We humans burn between 95 and 100 million barrels of oil every day. One barrel of oil equals 159 litres, … Continue reading
(Norsk) In doubt about global warming and human-induced climate change? Please ask yourself some questions: 1. Do you think smoke from the burning of coal, diesel or gasoline pollutes the air? Yes …… No. ….. (If “No”, you can stop … Continue reading
The carbon mafia and climate “sceptics”
“Every year we pump more than six billion tonnes of carbon emissions (corresponding to over 35 billion tonnes CO2) into the air from burning fossil fuel, despite a general consensus that this pollutes the air and contributes directly to climate … Continue reading
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