The Guardian: Support Climate Action or Face Hellfire

By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From WUWT

h/t Ivan Kinsman – According to The Guardian, if you don’t mend your wicked ways you will burn in climate driven hellfire. But the Guardian fails to identify the true culprits behind USA’s devastating wildfires.

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Wanted: Non-Chinese rare-earth elements

The escalating US–China trade war and a newly enacted ban on defense acquisitions of high-performance permanent magnets made in China are underscoring US dependence on the Asian nation for rare-earth elements (REEs). Last month, the Trump administration backed away at the 11th hour from imposing steep tariffs on REEs from China, the source of nearly 90% of them, after appeals from US industrial consumers of the elements. The proposed duties, which would also have applied to some products that contain REEs, including some permanent magnets, catalysts, phosphors, and other chemicals, had been among the $200 billion worth of Chinese imports on which the White House had planned to levy duties at the border.

Australia’s Banking System May Go BOOM!

By Nick Hubble – Re-Blogged From Silver Phoenix

We’re edging ever closer to the financial crisis I’ve been investigating since 2012. I moved to four different cities in Australia to conduct my research, interviewing mortgage brokers and former bankers over four years.

Over the last few months, a Royal Commission has exposed what my research did back then. But the campaigner who first exposed the issue going back to the early 2000s continues to discover even more extraordinary facts.

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #327

Brought to You by www.SEPP.org The Science and Environmental Policy Project

By Ken Haapala, President

William Happer – New Trump Appointment: According to news reports, William (Will) Happer has begun serving on the National Security Council as the senior director for emerging technologies. Will Happer is the Cyrus Fogg Professor of Physics, Emeritus, of Princeton University. His specialties included atomic physics, optics and spectroscopy. He is one of the pioneers in the field of optically polarized atoms. This research includes how light is used to raise electrons from a lower energy level in an atom or molecule to a higher one – optical pumping.

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Unaffordable Green Energy: Charity Begs for More Volunteer Knitters, to Help Poor People Survive Winter

By Eric Worrall – Re-Blogged From WUWT

h/t JoNova – According to the charity KOGO, green energy champion Victora, Australia is experiencing unprecedented demand for charity provided warm woolies to help poor people who can no longer afford to heat their homes.

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The Dollar vs. Other Currencies And Gold

By Maurice Jackson And Jayant Bhandari – Re-Blogged From Gold Standard

Investment advisor Jayant Bhandari, in this conversation with Maurice Jackson of Proven and Probable, discusses recent moves in the U.S. dollar, the role of gold, and several arbitrage opportunities he sees.

Maurice Jackson: Welcome to Proven and Probable. I’m your host, Maurice Jackson. Joining us is Jayant Bhandari, the host of the highly acclaimed Capitalism & Morality seminar, and a prominent, sought-after advisor to institutional investors. Today we will discuss geopolitical events between the United States and third world nations.

Jayant, we’ve talking with you today so that you can share your insights on developments occurring with peripheral markets, specifically in third world nations. You and I were talking offline and you referenced a sequence of events that you see occurring with third world currencies rapidly depreciating. What currencies are being impacted, and why?

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Solar Electricity Installations Look Like a Gravy Train.

[A regular reader from Melbourne, Australia has this analysis of PV Panel home installation costs. BTW, today’s currency conversion rate is 1 USD = 1.36418 AUD. -Bob]

By tonytran2015 – Re-Blogged From Survival Tricks

With electricity price running out of control, anticipated to hit 40c/kWh in the near future, I have to consider investing in a home system of Solar Panels to reduces my expenditure. The good news is there are some Solar Panels on sale at $150 per square meter and my friend can install them for me at a cost of $150 per square meter. So I drew up the following financial analysis for the prospective installation of 1m2 of panel. The results are quite surprising: Solar electricity is not matured enough to be economically competitive. The Green actions by Australian Governments are mostly a gravy train with well connected, greedy people already having First Class seats on it.

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