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No new fossil fuels and address loss and damage

Botswana is about to welcome a Canadian company into a famously pristine region. What have they been allowed to do? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/20/new-oilfield-in-african-wilderness-threatens-lives-of-130000-elephants There are honorary consuls in Toronto and Ontario, and there are negative associations now emerging from ICIJ of countries … Continue reading

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Does history tell us anything?

I read this recently in Ruth Ben Ghiat’s book, Strongmen: “The Cold War made Mobutu’s long rule and luxurious lifestyle possible. The age of decolonization marked a shift in the economic order, with the end of European empires bringing the … Continue reading

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Salts: global trade and mining

Salts are mined to meet the need of humans, and these needs are many. Phosphates, for example, are needed by present day intensive farming for fertiliser for quality crops and animal feeds which contain minerals ‘essential’ for the development of … Continue reading

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