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The John James Newsletter 71

25 July 2015 – Antilly, France

If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree 

Michael Crichton

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their understanding of their own history 

 George Orwell

In Israel, Jewish ‘Sanhedrin’ Set to Try Pope Francis for Recognizing Palestine

Israeli Sanhedrin  is to put Pope Francis on trial unless he retracts his statement that the Jews have no right to the land of Israel or to Jerusalem. The Sanhedrin has no legal status yet it is comprised of some of the greatest rabbis of the nation.

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/44759/pope-francis-tried-sanhedrin-jewish-world

The Pope Francis Encyclical And Its Economics

a series of quotations to illustrate portions of the Pope’s forceful arguments.

http://steadystate.org/the-pope-francis-encyclical-and-its-economics

The Firesale Begins

Warren Buffett to buy the Greek island of Agios Thomas for 15 milion euro.

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/the-firesale-begins-tsipras-agrees-to-sell-greek-assets_072015 

Ocean Temperatures At Record High

Of all the excess heat that results from people’s emissions, 93.4% goes into oceans.

http://arctic-news.blogspot.fr/2015/07/ocean-temperatures-at-record-high.html 

World Breaks Temperature Record as Climate Summit Nears:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-21/world-breaks-temperature-record-as-climate-summit-nears 

These are not absolute temperatures, but anomalies: Temperatures different to the norm.

The Square Kilometre Array: radio silence in Western Australia for most powerful telescope in history

The biggest science project of the next 20 years: a radio telescope capable of picking out something like an airport radar on a planet in another solar system.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/17/the-square-kilometre-array-radio-silence-in-western-australia-for-most-powerful-telescope-in-history?CMP=ema_632 

UN says Ebola outbreak not yet finished

About 30 people are still getting infected with Ebola virus each week in West Africa,

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/ebola-outbreak-finished-150713095921610.html 

Oz Energy ministers to factor in carbon emissions, push storage

in the ACT Corbell has implemented ambitious plans to have 90% renewables by 2020, and slash emissions by 40%.

http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/corbell-gets-energy-ministers-to-factor-in-carbon-emissions-push-storage-81752 

Radioactive water from Fukushima plant again escapes

The operator of the crippled Fukushima  nuclear plant found radioactive water overflowing into the sea.

http://nuclear-news.net/2015/07/16/radioactive-water-from-fukushima-plant-escapes-1100-becquerels-of-beta-ray-emitting-radioactive-substances

Welcome to Iceworld

Stunning first hi-definition image of Pluto reveals huge 11,000 foot mountains made of water ice and a geologically active surface

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3162894/11-000-foot-high-mountains-ice-geologically-active-surface-Stunning-image-surface-Pluto-revealed.html 

When Andromeda and our galaxy collide

Stunning video

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3151458/

Mass Migration Threatens European Civilisation, Says Hungary PM

“Mass migration could change the face of Europe’s civilisation. It is irreversible, There is no way back from a multicultural Europe. Neither to a Christian Europe, nor to the world of national cultures,. If we make a mistake now, it will be forever,”

http://news.yahoo.com/migration-threatens-european-civilisation-hungary-pm-134049945.html 

Italians Torch Beds to Block ‘Migrant’ Arrivals

http://news.yahoo.com/italy-residents-set-fire-beds-anti-migrant-protest-002603521.html 

Fences rise in The Middle East and North Africa

Now the most walled region in the world, and range from fences inside cities to anti-migrant barriers.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/fences-rise-across-middle-east-as-jihadi-threat-rattles-leaders-20150724-gijgdv.html#ixzz3gmRA1pHH 

Are China and the US Doomed to Conflict?

The former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd is also a longtime student of China, with a unique vantage point to watch its power rise in the past few decades.

http://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_rudd_are_china_and_the_us_doomed_to_conflict 

Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning:

The study-concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/07/20/sea_level_study_james_hansen_issues_dire_climate_warning.html 

India’s grand solar plans ruin Abbott’s coal export strategy

Investment in solar alone will outstrip that of coal generation, with a significant impact on coal imports. http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/indias-grand-solar-plans-ruin-abbotts-coal-export-strategy-77514

One year on from the carbon price experiment, the rebound in emissions is clear 

Emissions intensity, which was increasing until shortly before June 2012, fell continuously for the two years to June 2014. Since then, it has increased consistently.

http://theconversation.com/one-year-on-from-the-carbon-price-experiment-the-rebound-in-emissions-is-clear-44782 

Behind the scenes of Iran’s nuclear deal

The scramble for Iran is on. Germany’s vice chancellor was the first to visit with the French next week, with an eye to doing deals. But it’s about more than money: are alliances already being redrawn?

http://www.france24.com/en/2015-07-21-the-debate-inside-the-iran-deal-france-24-goes-behind-the-scenes-in-vienna 

Iran eyes $185 billion in post-sanctions oil and gas projects

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.667455 

Welcome to the Iran era

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/analysis-iran-era-150722071521187.html 

The power of propaganda to defame reality

Almost half of Israelis would support a unilateral strike to prevent Iran obtaining the atomic bomb. Nearly three-quarters thought the agreement would accelerate Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon, not prevent it.

http://news.yahoo.com/47-israelis-back-unilateral-iran-strike-poll-093113859.html

Armed Insecurity in the Age of Endless War and Mass Shootings

As a society, we’re armed and dangerous – and always at war, both collectively and individually. We’re endlessly declaring bad guys and endlessly protecting ourselves from them, in the process guaranteeing that the violence continues. And the parallels between “them” and “us” are unnerving.

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/07/23/armed-insecurity-age-endless-war-and-mass-shootings 

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