Global Energy Monitor (GEM) and the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) report: "Over 73 gigawatts (GW) of new coal power projects were initiated in China, five times as much as in all other countries, while construction permits for new coal projects also accelerated." ...
"Researchers from Bar-Ilan University say pandemic-related health policy guidelines remind them of conditions that existed during the Holocaust. This includes long periods of isolation and separation from family members...The survey reveals levels of PTSD and loneliness are much higher in Holocaust survivors. Over 50 percent of Holocaust survivors reported feeling lonely." ...
"China now has 247 GW of coal power under development (88.1 GW under construction and 158.7 GW proposed for construction) – a 21% increase over end-2019 (205 GW), and nearly six times Germanyʼs entire coal-fired capacity (42.5 GW).”
Uk Guardian: "The funeral, a stunt held by worried glacier researchers on the steps of the state capitol in Salem...Worried researchers hold ceremony for Clark glacier to illustrate how the climate crisis is eroding icepacks. ‘It’s like a rotting carcass of its former self’: funeral for an Oregon glacier.
"The funeral was a suitably solemn affair. The small casket was placed on a table covered in a black drape, a maudlin yet defiant speech quoted a Dylan Thomas poem, a moment’s silence was held. Inside the casket, however, was not a body, but a vial of meltwater."
Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore responds: "Ridiculous, a requiem for melting ice. Glaciers are not alive. Now some trees will be able to grow where the glacier had rendered the land lifeless. There is nothing “good” about glaciers except perhaps their scenic appeal. When they advance they gouge massive scars in the landscape, destroying all life before them. Would the 'greens' prefer that the glaciers were advancing into what is forest and farmland today? Or do they think glaciers can just freeze in time and never shrink or advance again? Given the choice between advancing versus retreating I say let them melt in peace to expose new land for greening. Our CO2 emissions will accelerate the greening so the Earth will be more bountiful as it was before this Pleistocene Ice Age set in 2.5 million years ago, ending 250 million years of a much warmer climate during which life flourished from pole-to-pole."