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The Biggest Real Estate Bubble Of All Time Just Did The Impossible | Zero Hedge
There are two things at work here. The natural resource distortion to the real economy. And the Super Rich and Criminals and Asia/China who are desperate to divest and park their riches in democracies and rule of law and hard "assets"
Canada  bubble  property  Super  Rich  1%  money  laundering  Asia  China  Russia  Brazil  corruption  G20  speculation  speculative  London  CAD  immigration  Student  Plutocracy  Oligarchy  tax  evasion  avoidance  QE  ZIRP  NIRP  unintended  consequences  Fed  BOE  ECB  organised  crime  war  on  drugs  natural  resources 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Families to be given £20k payouts for fracking - The Scotsman
[ limiting the payout to those affected! LOL! Capitalism at its purest. Is a mock-compromise. national resource. not a corporate resource. see also people in USA who sold off their land for just a one-off price. ] A £1 billion shale wealth fund is already setting aside up to 10 per cent of the tax proceeds from fracking and Mrs May said this can go straight to residents in communities affected across the UK. [...] The new fund is expected to deliver as much as £10 million to each community where wells are situated. Downing Street declined to estimate how much payouts could be worth, but it is thought individual households could receive between £5,000 and £20,000.
capitalism  crony  compromise  natural  resource  fracking  shale  gas  pollution  carbon  carbonfootprint  exploitation  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Canada  USA  Umweltschutz  depletion  Theresa  May 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Scotland's environment in 'serious trouble' - BBC News
The report is a follow up to the 2013 State Of Nature UK-wide report, which warned that 60% of 3,148 species studied had declined in past 50 years, and 31% had declined strongly. More than one in 10 of all species assessed were under threat of disappearing from the UK's shores altogether. [...] "As NGOs, we naturally asked ourselves 'What should be done about that?' "This report seeks to answer that question, and is based on a year's interactive research with a wide range of experts - both in wildlife ecology and in policy development and delivery. "The conclusion is not one of despair, but we must act with urgency to create a common course to save wildlife and the natural environment."
mass  extinction  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  climate  change  pollution  water  pollution  noise  pollution  light  pollution  Movement  wildlife  global  warming  urbanisation  urban  planning  natural  resources  resource  depletion  finite  resources  deforestation  coastal  erosion  soil  erosion  nature  nature  reserve 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Cascadia subduction zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cascadia subduction zone (also referred to as the Cascadia fault) // newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one // The Pacific Northwest has no early-warning system. When the Cascadia earthquake begins, there will be, instead, a cacophony of barking dogs and a long, suspended, what-was-that moment before the surface waves arrive. Surface waves are slower, lower-frequency waves that move the ground both up and down and side to side: the shaking, starting in earnest. [...] seventy-five per cent of all structures in the state are not designed to withstand a major Cascadia quake. FEMA calculates that, across the region, something on the order of a million buildings—more than three thousand of them schools—will collapse or be compromised in the earthquake. [...] To see the full scale of the devastation when that tsunami recedes, you would need to be in the international space station.
San  Andreas  Fault  Earthquake  tsunami  disaster  natural  disaster  economic  damage 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Sexuelle Selektion in der Biologie: Wieso gibt's Männer? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die sexuelle Selektion ist ein wichtiger Filtermechanismus, der verhindert, dass sich allzu viele potenziell schädliche Mutationen im Erbgut ansammeln - diese etablierte Theorie wird nun auch durch ein Langzeitexperiment mit Käfern belegt.
evolution  natural  selection 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Landwirtschaft: Böden weltweit in Gefahr - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Amundson und seine Kollegen befassen sich in ihrem Artikel zu stark mit dem Angebot an Nährstoffen und zu wenig mit Konsummustern", warnt der Forscher. "Über den Bodenverbrauch entscheidet aber auch die Frage mit, wie viel Fleisch wir essen und wie viele Lebensmittel wir wegwerfen."
ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  public  health  public  health  policy  water  pollution  industrial  agriculture  Farming  sustainable  sustainability  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Monsanto  Protection  Act  TTIP  omnivore  inefficiencies  resource  depletion  natural  resources  finite  resources  waste  food  waste 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Our cities' water systems are becoming obsolete. What will replace them? - Vox
But as David Sedlak explains in his fascinating book, Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource, nothing about water has ever been simple. The urban water systems we rely on so heavily were developed in response to three major crises stretching back centuries — from water shortages in the Roman Empire to cholera outbreaks in the Industrial Revolution to polluted lakes in the United States in the 1970s. And now, Sedlak writes, we're about to face a fourth major water crisis — "as continued population growth and climate change stretch the ability of urban water systems to meet our needs." [...] 1) Our water infrastructure needs costly upgrades [...] 2) Many sewer systems are becoming overloaded [...] 3) Water scarcity in drought-prone areas [...] Climate change will make this all harder. "The most recent global climate models suggest that the wet places will get wetter and the dry places will get drier.
infrastructure  investment  urbanisation  urban  planning  USA  water  security  water  scarcity  water  rights  drinking  water  water  supply  climate  change  global  warming  drought  weather  extreme  extreme  weather  population  desalination  California  resource  depletion  natural  resources  finite  resources  capitalism  Wall  Street  shareholder  shareholder  value  uncertainty  unknown  unkown  unknown  unknowns  complexity 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Living Planet Report des WWF: Menschheit verbraucht eineinhalb Erden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Strapazierte Äcker, abgeholzte Wälder, überfischte Meere: Die Menschheit verbraucht laut einer WWF-Studie 50 Prozent mehr Ressourcen, als die Erde langfristig bieten kann. Auch Deutschland bekommt die Verschwendung nicht in den Griff. // ala was man nicht sieht kuemmert einem nicht. was mich gerade jetzt nicht betrifft, bauch ich mich nicht drum zu kuemmern.
finite  resources  natural  resources  resource  depletion  unintended  consequences  humanitarian  crisis  humanity  crony  capitalism  capitalism  exploitation  materialism  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  activism  sustainability  sustainable  WWF  Anthropozän  anthropology  Anthropocene  Environmental  Movement  disaster  living  environment  environment  ecological  disaster  ecology  ecological  Career  Politicians  Public  Policy  Policy  Makers  error  folly  nanny  state  recycling  rare  earths  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Super-rich make last stand against California drought - Telegraph
"It doesn't matter how much money you have, if you run out of water you're screwed. It's a great leveller. "Gone are the days in California when you could throw water around. This is a desert and people have to realise if we run out of water it's going to return to desert." [...] He trucked water in once but is now drilling his own well instead. Dozens of other Montecito residents have also applied to drill wells, which can cost up to $100,000 – and could eventually cause to the subterranean aquifers beneath their feet to run dry. Mr Nesbitt said: "I'm getting five gallons a minute, eight hours a day out of it at the moment. Not much. Pray for rain, that's the only solution." << Stupid
California  drought  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Aquifer  global  warming  climate  change  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  Santa  Barbara  Lake  Cachuma  Montecito  water  security  drinking  water  water  scarcity  water  supply  flat  world  natural  resources  resource  depletion  finite  resources  Lake  Powell  Lake  Mead  USA  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  status  symbol  status  anxiety  sustainability  sustainable 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Ernährungstrend Veganismus: Aus Tiersicht für die Katz - taz.de
Wenn in Ländern wie Indien die aufstrebende Mittelschicht ihre Ernährung auf Non-Veg umstellt und damit der westlich inspirierte Fleischkonsum so populär wird wie es in Deutschland derzeit der Fleischverzicht ist, was ist dann gewonnen? Der Autor des TAZ-Artikels konstatiert:"Aber wer sich besser ernähren und eine Welt fördern will, in der Tiere weniger leiden müssen, darf es nur als ersten Schritt betrachten, wenn er kein Fleisch mehr auf den Teller legt. Wenn das nachhaltig bleiben soll, dann führt leider kein Weg an einem Veganismus vorbei, der politisch gedacht wird und über den eigenen Tellerrand hinausgeht"
Vegan  omnivore  sustainability  sustainable  food  security  food  prices  food  poverty  western  diet  pattern  diet  Standard  American  inefficiencies  natural  resources  resource  depletion  finite  resources  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  industrial  agriculture  agriculture  industry  Meat  Dairy  Milk  Lobbying  lobbyist  lobby  Public  Policy  health  health 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Companies proclaim water the next oil in a rush to turn resources into profit | Money | theguardian.com
http://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/2bx9j8/companies_proclaim_water_the_next_oil_in_a_rush/ || one can argue, if we don't put a price on it, we will never learn to economise a finite/scarce resource. like clean air. clean water. // but it's not only bottled water that you can sell with the right marketing at a premium, more expensive than petrol. it is also perishables/foods that need lots and lots of water - nuts, ie almonds. need lots of sunshine and lots of water. go to California. have invested 5-10 years ago in companies doing business with almonds, I guess you might a good return so far. same with coffee, coffee beans. coffee is water intense end-product.
water  security  drinking  water  water  scarcity  water  supply  water  Commanding  Heights  natural  resources  resource  depletion  finite  resources  food  poverty  air  pollution  water  pollution  human  rights  bottled  water  Aquifer  sustainability  sustainable  self-regulation  regulators  regulation  corporatism  corporate  governance  Wall  Street  society  human  tragedy  oversight 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - George Osborne commits to 'fight for full employment'
There are a number of different definitions of full employment: Sir William Beveridge, the architect of the welfare state, thought it should be when 3% of the workforce is unemployed Other economists have spoken of a higher "natural rate" of unemployment, where nobody stays out of work for long, with joblessness fluctuating at between 5% and 6% The lowest recorded level of unemployment was 215,800, or 1%, in July 1955. The most recent figures this year put the unemployment rate at 7.2% of the population Mr Osborne declined to define full employment, but said people between jobs or unable to work or with caring responsibilities would not be included However his goal was to have the highest employment rate in the G7, and as part of his plan he expected those who can work to take the jobs available ... + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next_United_Kingdom_general_election
structural  unemployment  long-term  unemployment  youth  unemployment  unemployment  underemployed  employment  economic  history  academia  economics  UK  public  policy  fiscal  policy  monetary  policy  BOE  GeorgeOsborne  full  employment  natural  rate  of  unemployment  Politics  Career  Politicians  election  campaign  promises  election2015  recovery  austerity 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Two - Mind the Gap: London v the Rest
Polarising UK. (1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Gateway (Port is a 50 year bet that London and surroundings will thrive further. Keeping Supply chains as tight as possible.) Most great careers are in the City. 58% of jobs need/have graduate qualification. City/London networking economics. Economies of Agglomeration. Proximity fuels productivity. + Connection to the world of business. Once you've attracted good neighbours, it attracts more people and more businesses to be there too. Self-fulfilling, once you reach critical mass, Tipping Point. Cotton Mills in the 19th century were build where the cotton planted. Corporations want to locate parts of their business were the resources are - the talent pool. And for data centres, where cheap energy is. // UK is now a two speed economy. London followed by the other big cities, followed by the rest of UK, rural UK. // There is no formula of success that other cities less prosperous could copy from London. It evolves. Bottom up growth.
urbanisation  urban  planning  London  Aberdeen  Glasgow  Edinburgh  Manchester  London  Gateway  infrastructure  investment  infrastructure  war  for  talent  war-for-talent  Top  commuting  Birmingham  Productivity  Networking  Economies  of  Agglomeration  Economics  Collaborative  collaboration  Competition  competitiveness  competitive  competitive  advantage  creative  job  creation  value  creation  NYC  Silicon  Valley  innovation  critical  mass  Tipping  Point  Pool  natural  resources  economic  history  ecosystem  creativity  face  to  face  interaction  creative  destruction  Battersea  Power  Station  Foreign  vehicle  Betongold  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Why countries grow - YouTube
Nations rich in transferable skills have more growth potential than those that merely exploit their natural resources, according to Harvard's Ricardo Hausmann. In part one of a discussion with John Authers he explains how to map a country's usefulness. >> http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Atlas-Economic-Complexity-Prosperity/dp/0262525429/ + Part 2 /watch?v=i-TQqyM-pNg History of Growth ...
skills  knowhow  Career  Politicians  Politics  public  policy  transferable  skills  Higher  Education  formal  academia  Diversity  product  diversification  Oil  bubble  GDP  political  folly  competitive  advantage  competitiveness  policy  error  policy  folly  globalization  short-term  thinking  economic  history  fiscal  policy  political  error  prosperity  income  mobility  Ricardo  Hausmann  natural  resources  social  mobility  book  diversification  economics  globalisation  liberal  economic  reform 
october 2013 by asterisk2a
Bubbles, Regulation, and Secular Stagnation - NYTimes.com
In brief, there is a case for believing that the problem of maintaining adequate aggregate demand is going to be very persistent – that we may face something like the “secular stagnation” many economists feared after World War II. [...] The stability of prices and output masked an underlying unsustainable growth in leverage. [...] Our current episode of deleveraging will eventually end, which will shift the IS curve back to the right. But if we have effective financial regulation, as we should, it won’t shift all the way back to where it was before the crisis. Or to put it in plainer English, during the good old days demand was supported by an ever-growing burden of private debt, which we neither can nor should expect to resume; as a result, demand is going to be lower even once the crisis fades. [...] our current situation may well go on much longer than anyone currently imagines.
student  loan  debt  lobby  deregulation  monetary  policy  lobbyist  asset  bubble  modern  monetary  theory  reflation  dual  mandate  fiscal  stimulus  Lobbying  BOE  BOJ  macroeconomics  policy  folly  QE  liquidity  trap  inflation  targeting  fiscal  policy  UK  debt  bubble  political  error  paulkrugman  austerity  unknown  unkown  greatdepression  nominal  GDP  targeting  dis-inflation  deleveraging  regulation  economics  public  debt  secular  stagnation  inflation  private  debt  balance  sheet  recession  mandate  debt  jubilee  GFC  complexity  excess  monetary  theory  unintended  consequences  consumer  debt  liquidity-trap  political  folly  WWII  lostdecade  greatrecession  policy  error  regulators  debtoverhang  Wicksellian  natural  interest  rate  NIRP  Fed  microeconomics  economic  history  Super  Cycle  stagflation  Great  Moderation  leverage  stagnation  sovereign  debt  crisis  recovery  ZIRP  USA  household  debt  fiscal  theory  Japan  fiscal  deficit 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
IVF: It brings joy to countless families, but as another disturbing study emerges, what is the truth about IVF and birth defects? | Mail Online
Risks

Some scientists suggest this is because ICSI subverts natural selection, in which only the best, strongest sperm wins the race to fertilise the egg.
This, they fear, could raise the embryo’s risk of congenital defects.

It should be pointed out that the vast majority of babies born via ICSI or conventional IVF are perfectly healthy. However, there are growing concerns about the possible risks associated with fertility treatment.
A recent study made shock headlines when it reported that ICSI babies are twice as likely as those conceived naturally or by conventional IVF to suffer birth defects such as cleft palate, heart and lung conditions, cerebral palsy and blood disorders.
Professor Michael Davies, author of the study into 6,100 children born from fertility treatment in South Australia over 16 years, described the ICSI risk as ‘sky high’.

Concerns over other forms of assisted conception have also been raised.
unintended  consequences  assisted  fertility  treatments  natural  selection  evolution  fertility  drugs  Clomid  Clomifene  clomiphene  citrate  ICSI  IVF 
may 2012 by asterisk2a

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