The Guardian and Carey Gillam join long list of activists who misrepresent the science of glyphosate and exaggerate the risk of pesticides — Genetic Literacy Project

Within hours after journalist Carey Gillam’s article in The Guardian reported that the US Centers for Disease Control had found micro-traces of the weedkiller glyphosate (aka Roundup) widespread in urine samples, the Internet lit up.

The Guardian and Carey Gillam join long list of activists who misrepresent the science of glyphosate and exaggerate the risk of pesticides — Genetic Literacy Project

India Buying Up Cheap Sanctioned Russian Oil and Selling to U.S. and E.U. — Principia Scientific Intl.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the US has reluctantly given India permission to buy Russian oil because India has threatened to ditch their alliance with America and ally with China if the US dares to sanction them.

India Buying Up Cheap Sanctioned Russian Oil and Selling to U.S. and E.U. — Principia Scientific Intl.

No ‘Green’ New Deal: Rural America Rejects Wind Industry’s Community Wrecking Agenda — STOP THESE THINGS

The wind industry’s efforts to destroy America’s rural communities have been brought to a shuddering halt. Across the States, well-organised pro-community and pro-reliable energy groups have won victory after victory, sending crony capitalists and subsidy-seeking carpetbaggers packing. That hard-working farmers and rural folk would reject the pitch that 600-700 foot high wind turbines and endless […]

No ‘Green’ New Deal: Rural America Rejects Wind Industry’s Community Wrecking Agenda — STOP THESE THINGS

The Big 5 Natural Causes of Global Warming- Part 1: Varying Atlantic Water Transport — Watts Up With That?

The Big 5 natural climate dynamics – when considered together- offer a far better explanation of both regional climate trends and the statistical global warming trend since the end of the little ice age.

The Big 5 Natural Causes of Global Warming- Part 1: Varying Atlantic Water Transport — Watts Up With That?

‘It will be hard to find a farmer left’: Sri Lanka’s organic-only experiment collapses harvest and economy

Hannah Ellis-Petersen | Guardian | April 26, 2022

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A Sri Lankan farmer applies fertilizer in Horana South. Fertilizer is back on the market, but what farmer can afford it? Credit: Lakruwan Wannitarachchi
A Sri Lankan farmer applies fertilizer in Horana South. Fertilizer is back on the market, but what farmer can afford it? Credit: Lakruwan Wannitarachchi

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There is barely a citizen of [Sri Lanka] who hasn’t felt the bite of catastrophic inflation and fuel, food and medicine shortages in recent weeks.

The full implications of the ill-advised policy – which has now been reversed – are only just being realised. Farmers say their livelihoods are under threat and for the first time in its modern history, Sri Lanka, which usually grows rice and vegetables in abundance, could run out of food as harvests drop and the government can no longer afford the food imports the country has become overdependent on in recent years.

For the farmers of Sri Lanka, their problems began in April last year when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who now stands accused of pushing the country into financial ruin, implemented a sudden ban on chemical fertilisers.

“There was no proper plan, no training or education, so it’s clear to the farmers there was an ulterior [motive] here,” said Vimukthi de Silva, an organic farmer in Rajanganaya.

“Prior to this policy, the government had unsuccessfully tried to commercialise farm land, which is the biggest commercial asset the country has. So many of us think this was another way to try and get farmers to leave their land, or to weaken the farmers’ position and enable a land grab.”

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Several farmers told the Guardian that last season they barely sold any of the rice or vegetables they cultivated, instead keeping it just for their own consumption to ensure the family wouldn’t go starving. It was a decision that led to a drop in the amount that went to the markets to feed the rest of the country, further driving up prices […]

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Study quantifies metal supplies needed to reach EU’s climate neutrality goal — Watts Up With That?

Meeting the European Union’s Green Deal goal of climate neutrality by 2050 will require 35 times more lithium and 7 to 26 times the amount of increasingly scarce rare earth metals compared to Europe’s limited use today, according to a study from Belgian university KU Leuven.

Study quantifies metal supplies needed to reach EU’s climate neutrality goal — Watts Up With That?

‘Little hope’ of material new energy supplies by 2025, but US LNG is best bet in long term – analyst — Upstream

Neither renewable nor fossil fuel projects will impact energy market by 2025, but big schemes favoured to cure post-2030 shortfall

‘Little hope’ of material new energy supplies by 2025, but US LNG is best bet in long term – analyst — Upstream

Sorry, Nature, Associated Press, etc., Climate Change Is Not Making Hurricanes ‘Wetter’ — Watts Up With That?

With the current limited state of knowledge, attribution studies are sideshow carnival crystal ball gazing, tea leave reading stuff, not serious scientific research.

Sorry, Nature, Associated Press, etc., Climate Change Is Not Making Hurricanes ‘Wetter’ — Watts Up With That?