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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1800 on: August 08, 2019, 10:24:06 PM »
A Fossil Fuel Baron Just Bought USA Today

The wonderful "free" press, now even more owned by fossil fuel and military interests ... and I thought their climate change coverage could not get even weaker. If you don't like the new coverage just buy it, seems to be the ethos of the plutocrats that block meaningful policy action on climate change.

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A fossil fuel baron is now an executive at the largest regional newspaper network in the United States.

On August 5, Gannett—the owner of USA Today and regional newspapers in cities such as Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, Phoenix and Des Moines—merged with GateHouse Media.

GateHouse, a digital news network with bureaus in cities such as Austin, Eugene, Beach, and Newport, is owned by an investment firm called New Media Investment Group. owned in turn by Wes Edens’ New Fortress Investment Group. The owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and a major donor to the Democratic National Convention, Edens also owns New Fortress Energy, a firm with investments in natural gas infrastructure worldwide.

“Press freedom and democracy decline as gas tycoon Wes Edens increases his media and political power – as his Gatehouse Media acquires Gannett, creating the largest newspaper company in U.S. history,” said Jeff Cohen, founding Director of the Park Center for Independent Media. “With environmental struggles often localized and fought over issues like fracking and pipeline construction, it’s a grave situation when a gas and fracking investor like Edens is the ultimate owner of an ever-increasing number of local dailies and weeklies.”

GateHouse purchased Gannett for $1.34 billion. It will now own 667 newspapers nationwide.

According to the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism’s research on media consolidation, Gannett owns nearly a quarter of the newspapers listed among the top 25 largest media companies in the country.

https://therealnews.com/columns/a-fossil-fuel-baron-just-bought-usa-today




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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1801 on: August 09, 2019, 04:43:45 AM »
A Fossil Fuel Baron Just Bought USA Today

The wonderful "free" press, now even more owned by fossil fuel and military interests ... and I thought their climate change coverage could not get even weaker. If you don't like the new coverage just buy it, seems to be the ethos of the plutocrats that block meaningful policy action on climate change.

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A fossil fuel baron is now an executive at the largest regional newspaper network in the United States.

On August 5, Gannett—the owner of USA Today and regional newspapers in cities such as Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, Phoenix and Des Moines—merged with GateHouse Media.

GateHouse, a digital news network with bureaus in cities such as Austin, Eugene, Beach, and Newport, is owned by an investment firm called New Media Investment Group. owned in turn by Wes Edens’ New Fortress Investment Group. The owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and a major donor to the Democratic National Convention, Edens also owns New Fortress Energy, a firm with investments in natural gas infrastructure worldwide.

“Press freedom and democracy decline as gas tycoon Wes Edens increases his media and political power – as his Gatehouse Media acquires Gannett, creating the largest newspaper company in U.S. history,” said Jeff Cohen, founding Director of the Park Center for Independent Media. “With environmental struggles often localized and fought over issues like fracking and pipeline construction, it’s a grave situation when a gas and fracking investor like Edens is the ultimate owner of an ever-increasing number of local dailies and weeklies.”

GateHouse purchased Gannett for $1.34 billion. It will now own 667 newspapers nationwide.

According to the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism’s research on media consolidation, Gannett owns nearly a quarter of the newspapers listed among the top 25 largest media companies in the country.

https://therealnews.com/columns/a-fossil-fuel-baron-just-bought-usa-today


Sometimes I wonder about capitalism.


Control of everything seems to flow into the hands of the most wealthy, as opposed to the hands of the most able, the kindest, the most caring or even the brightest.


The more you think about it the less sense it makes.


Would you send the richest matador to conquer the bravest bull?
The richest driver to win at at Daytona?
The wealthiest general to lead our forces?
The most prosperous oncologist to cure your cancer?


Having piles of money indicates that you gave piles of money. STOP

It doesn't indicate that you're bright, brave, or even that your breath doesn't stink.
Terry

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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1802 on: August 10, 2019, 06:57:41 PM »
Having piles of money indicates that you gave piles of money. STOP

TerryM, I think you meant "have piles of money".
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1803 on: August 11, 2019, 05:14:09 AM »
Having piles of money indicates that you gave piles of money. STOP

TerryM, I think you meant "have piles of money".
oops!


Thanks
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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1804 on: August 18, 2019, 10:53:43 PM »
Where are emissions going in 2019? UP by about 1.6%

Thats the forecast from Carbon Brief given GDP growth and ongoing rates of energy efficiency and decarbonization. The drop in emissions for all those IPCC graphs post 2020 will just have to get even steeper, and they will have to assume even more heroic levels of atmospheric carbon removal.

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This crude estimate for 2019 assumes that GDP will expand by 3.5%, as expected by the International Monetary Fund, and that the carbon intensity of the global economy will improve at the average rate seen over the past 10 years. As monthly energy data starts to become available, this estimate will be superseded with more accurate projections in the second half of the year.

https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-chinas-co2-emissions-grew-slower-than-expected-in-2018

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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1805 on: August 25, 2019, 05:39:27 AM »
California Releases Misleading Greenhouse Emissions Report

A very good take on California's misleading climate change report from the real news netowrk. This very much represents the "soft denial" of the countries that make so many positive statements at the UN meetings then soft-pedals when they get home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=450&v=YS6JDr7oan8

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Re: UN Climate Agreement - Paris 2015 and beyond
« Reply #1806 on: August 25, 2019, 09:07:52 AM »
California Releases Misleading Greenhouse Emissions Report

A very good take on California's misleading climate change report from the real news netowrk. This very much represents the "soft denial" of the countries that make so many positive statements at the UN meetings then soft-pedals when they get home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=450&v=YS6JDr7oan8

Comment from the video :-


Dennis Renner

1 day ago

Our whole society is caught in this type of hypocrisy.  Each, and every one of us thinks the quality of our lives is better because of products made, or produced by the polluting industries that are destroying our environment.    The fact we are all using some type of electronic device to watch this news program is proof.  All these electronic devices would not exist with out the use of fossil fuels.  From the mining of basic resources to factories,  The foods the workers eat, the transportation of materials all depends on the fuels that are running us off this cliff.  Even the production of clean renewables are not really clean.  The resins to produce wind generators are an oil product.  Solar panels use about 4 tons of coal to produce each panel.   Every aspect of our lives adds to the problem.  Civilization is a heat engine.
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