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IT KILLS THEM GETTING IT OUT - Drilling and pumping oil is a messy occupation playing with carcinogenic fluids, that traditionally makes millionaires of those prospectors. Hence the name "Black Gold" and "Texas Tea." Years ago oil prospecting was respectable, today those investing in oil are deemed by many to be climate criminals - because it kills us when we burn it.
The Trump Administration continued rollback of climate policies amid Green New Deal debate calls for net zero emissions, while oil & gas production records largest ever increase by any country and weakened federal policies potentially cancel state gains.
Joe Biden may head a country chugging along on fossil fuels, but he is way ahead of the Trumpeter in terms of thinking clean, and thank heavens. But there is still a long way to go.
Doing business with any country that is not honoring their Paris Agreement's is like encouraging them to keep on raiding the arctic ice 'piggy bank,' knowing they will not be able to pay it back.
With China ramping up coal burning power stations and the USA behaving badly with oil and gas, the planet is in big trouble. The human race is in even bigger trouble. Roll on World War Three as food prices head through the roof and eventual shortages lead to starvation and riots.
Only at that point will we see real rebellion. You can stave all that off by not voting for suicide politicians. Do not vote tactically, vote for what matters.
ADDICTED TO OIL - Entrenched views linked to black sludge and flowing dollars. A more enlightened change to clean renewables would require vision that clearly some politicians are incapable of, all the while their economies benefit from Texas Tea. Some administrations treat oil and coal like deposits in the bank, without thinking why nature locked the carbon, or how it was we had a stable environment. Oil and coal deposits are the Banks of Death for cowardly administrations, who it appears, refuse to even try to to fix the climate, for fear of the unknown. Are they Chicken?
The wrong crowd may get in for another term because of tactical voting and keep on violating the laws of nature, but if the population keep on voting for green parties - we just might see another kind of revolution all over the world. Except of course for non-democratic countries.
Then trade wars, as in bans of trade, embargoes on imports from naughty countries will eventually see those countries eating themselves out of house and home. Remove the financial incentive to burn coal and oil.
This may mean paying more for cars and TVs for a few years, but you will have a clean conscience.
Goods that are built using renewable energy should carry a label saying so. Goods that are made using coal or nuclear power should also carry a label saying so. At the moment most Electric Vehicle batteries are made in China using coal.
We know what goods will sell. Imagine having your friends around and they notice that you've bought a TV made with coal energy. Imagine parking a car in your drive, that everyone knows is made with fossil fuels.
CLIMATE DENIERS, CRIMINALS A TO Z
KINGS - At the Paris talks in 2015 the United States
joined three petro-states - Russia,
Arabia, and Kuwait -
to water down the UNís commitment to a scientific report
that examined the damaging global effects of 1.5 degrees of
WHAT IS OIL?
Oil is the product of millions of years of decay of tiny plants and animals under layers of sand and mud.
The oil we find underground is called crude oil.
Crude oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons - from almost solid to
a gaseous state.
CANCER KINGS - It's cold in Russia, but not as cold as the heart of one of the cancer kings, Vladimir Putin, prepare to watch hundreds of thousands of victims of lung cancer die, as they reap export dollars in return. It does not appear to bother him that he is also killing his own countrymen. Or, perhaps this is his new cold war poisoning method, as many have thought (allegedly) Covid 19 was a Chinese biological weapon that backfired.
Sand is suspended in the emulsion, adding to the caramel look. The sand will settle out and the water is removed using de-emulsifying agents.
and sand have to be separated from the crude oil before it can be processed ready for transportation by tanker or
pipeline to a refinery.
For this reason any fractions that go into fuels, like kerosene, petroleum and diesel, pass through hydrofiners to remove the sulphur, except for bunker fuel which has a high sulphur content and is now being phased out for marine transport.
Fossil fuels kick started our industrial revolution, powered steam ships and generated electricity as we released the energy in coal and later oil, to make things happen at a faster pace. Cars and aircraft being an example of things we now take for granted that pollute big time.
But it was a brilliant time for engineers and town planners who thought they could rely of this energy source without any consequences. Because after all the world is a big place. Surely humans could not alter the delicate ecological balance of planet earth just by driving a few cars and lighting a few home fires. Then came central heating. Sh*#%
Sadly, we can. We did and we still are, even though we now know how dangerous our excesses are to other species - and we are also set for extinction if we do nothing to swap fossil fuels for clean renewable energy sources.
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