From Mudd, Stiles and the Heath Monitor Files…
Computerised contact lens will keep you up to date with news and texts
Imagine catching up with your texts, social networking and perhaps the news without having to log on to a computer or even glance at a smartphone.
Messages and images would simply appear in front of your eyes, generated by a computerised contact lens.
Promoters overstated the environmental benefit of wind farms
The wind farm industry has been forced to admit that the environmental benefit of wind power in reducing carbon emissions is only half as big as it had previously claimed.
As people gather to protest the greed and corruption of Wall Street in downtown Manhattan and throughout the world, the territories of indigenous peoples and nations have been the front lines of this conflict for a long, long, time.
Climate change episode of Frozen Planet won’t be shown in the U.S. as viewers don’t believe in global warming
An episode of the BBC’s Frozen Planet documentary series that looks at climate change has been scrapped in the U.S., where many are hostile to the idea of global warming.
British viewers will see all seven episodes of the multi-million-pound nature series throughout the Autumn.
But U.S. audiences will not be shown the last episode, which looks at the threat posed by man to the natural world.
It is feared a show that preaches global warming could upset viewers in the U.S., where around half of people do not believe in climate change.
In the U.S., Frozen Planet is being aired by Discovery. They were involved in the joint-production of the series. Yet they are still refusing to accommodate Frozen Planet in its entirety
A Tax Hike Has Carlyle Up in Arms
Fund chiefs were caught unawares by a tax clause within a jobs bill
Ok, all you Occupy Moab/Wall Streeters…doesn’t this ALSO make you mad? Yet environmental groups like SUWA and the GCT are funded by one of these guys, of course, David Bonderman…
“For David Rubenstein, the founder of private equity firm Carlyle Group, the prospect of losing a three-year fight over legislation that would force him to pay higher income taxes was bad enough. Then, in late May, he discovered a clause in the same bill that would more than double the taxes he would owe if he sold his stake in the firm or took it public….Rubenstein became one of several high-profile private equity executives who personally took to the Capitol’s corridors to pursuade lawmakers to remove the clause…Other private equity chiefs, including Glenn Hutchins, co-founder of private equity firm Silver Lake, and David Bonderman, founding partner of buyout firm TPG, also called on lawmakers.”
Energy agency warns world must take action to greatly reduce emissions by 2017 — or else
PARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency warned Wednesday that the world is hurtling toward irreversible climate change and will lose the chance to limit warming if it doesn’t take bold action in the next five years.
In its annual World Energy Outlook, the agency spelled out the consequences if those steps aren’t taken and what needs to be done to cap global temperature increases at 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels. That’s the threshold beyond which some scientists have said catastrophic changes could be triggered.
But the agency’s chief economist, Fatih Birol, said this week that he’s not optimistic that leaders are willing to make the necessary sacrifices.
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