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Old 7th December 2017, 02:37 PM
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Most proteins tend to denature [cook] at 50c and above. Fats too. Except those in extremophile organisms of course. Some thermophile proteins can survive 100 degrees, depending on pressure etc.
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Old 14th December 2017, 08:30 PM
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National Australia Bank stops all lending for new thermal coal projects
Move makes NAB the first major Australian bank to phase out support for industry but it will continue to finance projects already on its books


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National Australia Bank says it will halt all lending for new thermal coal mining projects, becoming the first major Australian bank to phase out support of thermal coal mining.

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Baby steps. One hopes.

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Old 18th December 2017, 11:10 PM
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Reading this article I'm thinking should I dwell on this? What difference will it make? I'd be better off not knowing. Ignorance is bliss. Que sera, sera.

My darling daughter just said goodnight. She is doing really well at school. Organised, conscientious, has great friends. So many aspirations. I didn't show her what I was reading. I'm sure she knows this, same as me.

Why look at these climate reports and future predictions? I'm pessimistic. But seeking to address my ignorance would prove too hard to give up I fear.

Climate refugees - jail them? I don't anticipate there will be any system left by 2100. That's early days. The oceans will be rising for centuries.
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well, we can fry knowing we were right


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BHP set to leave World Coal Association, threatens Minerals Council withdrawal

Australian mining giant BHP is set to pull out of the World Coal Association and is threatening to leave the Minerals Council of Australia over differences on climate change policy.
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  • BHP plans to leave World Coal Association at the end of March 2018
  • Company will review membership of Minerals Council within a year if MCA keeps lobbying for coal-fired power
  • Shareholder activists cautiously welcome the move after pushing for BHP to quit the MCA



The company has published a 22-page report outlining key climate and energy policy differences between it and several of the lobby groups it is a member of.
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Old 19th December 2017, 08:31 PM
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Coalition's climate policy review reveals it will loosen pollution safeguard



The Turnbull government will allow the use of international carbon permits, roll over its emissions reduction fund and loosen the current safeguard mechanism that sets limits on pollution as part of a review of climate policy released on the same day as a ministerial reshuffle.

The late-year release of the climate policy review, which points to allowing Australian businesses to increase their emissions as their production grows, comes as new figures confirm Australia’s annual greenhouse gas emissions are the highest on record when emissions from land use change are excluded, as well as projections suggesting the country will increase its emissions all the way to 2030 and beyond.
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As above, so below. While the big end of the economy is fucking the globe over, I'm left to wonder what the generation after me is doing.

I sat in the car listening to Music TEVW Doesn't Like while waiting for her to get about a few time-consuming things today.

I had the window down, so I didn't run the stereo loudly.

For a full 71 of the 85 minutes I sat there, another bloke was also parked nearby. With his fucking engine running, and his aircon blasting at full.

This is not an isolated happening in Toontown. We don't need traffic jams, apparently.
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The thing that gave me a modicum, a soupcon, of hope, was the BHP thing. Looks like they've started to extract head from rectum re: global warming.

Let's not kid ourselves: You and I can go as green as we fucking like, but it's not going to make a skerrick of difference if big players like BHP don't come to the party.
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As above, so below. While the big end of the economy is fucking the globe over, I'm left to wonder what the generation after me is doing.

I sat in the car listening to Music TEVW Doesn't Like while waiting for her to get about a few time-consuming things today.

I had the window down, so I didn't run the stereo loudly.

For a full 71 of the 85 minutes I sat there, another bloke was also parked nearby. With his fucking engine running, and his aircon blasting at full.

This is not an isolated happening in Toontown. We don't need traffic jams, apparently.
Unlaughable.
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I saw this Dairy Farmers' mail out ag mag in the plastic wrapping today, with the headline Total Sustainability.

A conscious misappropriation of that word, I thought.

It was about how you can make your farm more profitable, cut losses, and waste. In a tough industry you want to not go under, the family farm get appropriated by the more successful better backed, biggering operations.

Consumption of dairy doesn't conduce to sustainability.
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