Tuesday, February 27, 2018
On such smoggy days, city authorities also plan on banning the use of wood stoves and cutting automotive speed limits by one third."
German Cities Refuse to Launch Free Public Transport - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency: "Five cities in Germany did not approve the idea of providing free public transport to improve air quality, calling it unrealistic, DPA reported."The automobile provides subsidized profit. Even they will sacrifice health and the biosphere to keep them running. They twist into pretzels finding ways to keep the car system going.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Seoul City spends W4.8b to reduce 0.8 ton of fine dust: "The city government spent 14.5 billion won ($13.4 million) to offer free public transportation during morning and evening rush hours on Jan. 15, 17 and 18 as part of emergency measures to combat high levels of fine dust.Corporate media ignores the fact that pollution exists because of subsidy to the auto system. For them, it is ok to spend tax dollars creating pollution, but "too expensive" to do anything that reduces it.
This means it cost the city 4.8 billion won to prevent 800 kilograms of fine dust, or 6 million won per kilogram."
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
A recent uptick in oil price caused a sudden correction in the stock market, while borrowed billions are spent on wars to keep the oil coming.
The staged school "shootings" are designed to ramp up racism and division. The elites want to divide us into "liberals" who call for more government control, and "conservatives" who want more guns for racist reasons.
They are working hard at dividing and distracting us. They will need us fighting each other when unemployment is suddenly 30 percent.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
I'm not sure from whence the idea of Fare-Free Transit came to me, but I've since discovered that it not only works but works extremely well when implemented with the same vigour as fare-based systems."
Friday, February 9, 2018
Iran launched an attack on PYD/PKK forces — which the U.S. refers to as the “Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)” — in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zour province with the aim of capturing a Conoco gas plant and the Al-Omar oilfield.
The attack reportedly included artillery barrages and rockets."
Thursday, February 8, 2018
E. #Syria: US officials say around 100 pro-Regime forces were killed last night by US Air Force & artillery when they launched an offensive to take strategic Oil Fields from #YPG & #SDF in E. #DeirEzzor. Tanks and vehicles wrecked. pic.twitter.com/DW5x2QbO75— Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) February 8, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
This has emboldened Russia and they have allowed their clients to attack a PKK area where US forces are present.
As policy goes from bad to worse, we can expect the US to turn to nuclear weapons soon.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
pipelineoilandgasnews: "Iraqi forces are preparing to launch military action to take control of Hamrin mountain range near the Iran border to secure the transit of Iraqi oil, Reuters reported, quoted officials.
The military operation could start this week, two officials told Reuters.
The area lies between the Kirkuk oil fields and the town of Khanaqin at the Iranian border.
Iraqi oil officials announced in December plans to transport Kirkuk crude by truck to Iran’s Kermanshah refinery."
Monday, February 5, 2018
Those who use public transit don't miss driving. Typically citing convenience and cost, six in 10 riders prefer public transit to other modes of transport.
Americans are giving up their car keys because buses and trains fit seamlessly with the ride-sharing, car-sharing, and bike-sharing services that have revolutionized how we get around.
Consider a survey taken last year of commuters in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Researchers surveyed 4,500 people about their use of public transit, car-shares, bike-shares, and rideshares. They then identified a subset that regularly uses several of these modes of transportation. Nearly six in ten of these "super-sharers" reported that more often than not, they travel on a bus or a train.
These variations of ways to get around -- public transit among them -- are allowing more households to go car-free, or at least car-lite."
Sunday, February 4, 2018
- New York City
- San Fransisco
- Auckland [candidate]
- Hartford [candidate]
- Mexico City
- many more
Friday, February 2, 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
The trend also shows that 1.5°C above preindustrial was crossed back in 2016. This 1.5°C (or 2.7°F) was set at the Paris Agreement as a guardrail that was not to be crossed. The trend further shows that we've meanwhile crossed 1.6°C above preindustrial and we look set to cross the 2°C guardrail within years."