Category Archives: Science

Business: Big Oil has a do-or-die decade ahead because of climate change – The Economist

Schumpeter …….The 2020s are poised to be to energy firms what the 2010s were to utilities—disruptive
The Economist – Business –Jan 18th 2020 edition

Many will scoff. Oil companies are, after all, widely regarded as the villains of the climate crisis. Repsol is a relatively puny producer; its vow may simply be a gambit to woo investors keen on “sustainability”. Yet it deserves a pat on the back. Without the oil industry’s balance-sheets and project-management skills, it is hard to imagine the world building anything like enough wind farms, solar parks and other forms of clean energy to stop catastrophic global warming. The question is no longer “whether” Big Oil has a big role to play in averting the climate crisis. It is “when”.  Continue reading

Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Continues Drifting, Crosses Prime Meridian

By Stephanie Pappas | Space.com

Earth’s magnetic north pole, which has been wandering faster than expected in recent years, has now crossed the prime meridian.

Magnetic north has been lurching away from its previous home in the Canadian Arctic toward Siberia at a rate of about 34 miles (55 kilometers) a year over the past two decades. The latest model of the Earth’s magnetic field, released Dec. 10 by the National Centers for Environmental Information and the British Geological Survey, predicts that this movement will continue, though likely at a slower rate of 25 miles (40 km) each year.

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A Guyana SPEAKS Special: featuring Guyana’s Oil – 29 December 2019 – London UK

Dear Friends,
Guyana joined the ranks of the world’s oil producers for the first time on Friday, 20th December 2019.  Exxon Mobil’s production of crude off the coast of Guyana was described by President David Granger as “momentous event” that is predicted to transform the economy and the lives of all Guyanese. To hear more on the topic of oil and gas, please join His Excellency Mr. F. Hamley Case at a Guyana SPEAKS Special on Sunday, 29th December (11.30-14.00) at the Classic in Tooting Bec.
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Americas Top Young Scientist – 11 years old- wins award for Inventing a Water Testing Product

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Amazing young scientist Gitanjali Rao lives in the state of Michigan USA. Her parents were originally from Mangalore, India. She was concerned about the level of lead in drinking water and decided to create a testing product that would more accurate and faster in analyzing water samples, for which she won an award.
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She was only 11 at the time, but difficult words roll off her tongue that many may not be able to pronounce nor know the meaning of! Watch her speak. She’s such a delight.

‘America’s Dr. Mengele’: The Jewish Biochemist Backed by the CIA Who Experimented on Thousands

‘America’s Dr. Mengele’: – By Tzach Yoked | Haaretz

Sidney Gottlieb conducted tests on refugees and prisoners that were as brutal as those carried out by the Nazi doctor. ‘He is undoubtedly the closest thing to Mengele in the history of the U.S.,’ says author of his biography

If Sidney Gottlieb’s parents hadn’t fled Hungary in the early 20th century, we can assume that his life, like that of millions of other European Jews, would have ended in one of the extermination camps built by Nazi Germany. Had he been deported to Auschwitz he might even have fallen into the hands of the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele.               Continue reading

Linden Fund USA (LFU) launches computer hub in Linden + video

LFU Launches Computer Hub in Linden Guyana – video

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Dear LFU members and friends,
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On Nov. 28,  Linden Fund USA officially launched its newest initiative in Linden, Region 10, with the opening of a computer hub at its headquarters in South Industrial Area, Linden.    

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Guyana Oil: ExxonMobil Liza Project in Guyana – video

Guyana project overview – This Update was filmed on April 4, 2019

ExxonMobil initiated oil and gas exploration activities in Guyana in 2008, collecting and evaluating substantial 3-D seismic data that led to the company safely drilling its first exploration well in 2015, Liza-1.

The Liza prospect is located approximately 120 miles (193km) offshore Guyana in the Stabroek block, which is operated by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana. Esso Exploration owns 45% interest in the block, while Hess Guyana Exploration owns 30% and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana owns the remaining 25%.      Continue reading

OIL: Tullow Stock Sinks on Finding High Sulfur Content in Guyana Crude

Tullow Stock Sinks on Finding High Sulfur Content in Guyana Crude

Paul Burkhardt | World Oil         

JOHANNESBURG (Bloomberg) – Tullow Oil stock fell the most in two decades in London trading after saying it’s reassessing the commercial viability of discoveries in Guyana.

The stock sank as much as 23% on the news that crude from two wells in the South American country was found to be heavy, with a high sulfur content. That’s disappointing to shareholders as the Guyanese discoveries earlier this year had countered concerns over troubled ventures elsewhere.    Continue reading

Is Urgency over the need to curb Global Warming finally taking hold? – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Urgency over the need to curb global warming seems to be finally taking hold

– By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Republicans have unique perspectives on global warming, the accelerated overheating of the planet by carbon dioxide emissions which poses an existential threat to the human race.

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe once held up a snowball in the Senate in 2015 as proof that the planet is not getting hotter. Illinois Congressman John Shimkus, an evangelical Christian, cited God’s promise to Noah in Genesis 8:21 never again to destroy the world by flooding. Utah Senator Mike Lee said the answer is to have more babies. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson said “civilization thrives” in warmer climate. William Harper, senior National Security Council director, said, “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” And Florida Senator Rick Scott, while governor, banned all state agencies from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”            Continue reading

The USA’s War on Chinese Advanced Technology – By Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs

November 12, 2019- By – By Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs

NEW YORK – The worst foreign-policy decision by the United States of the last generation – and perhaps longer – was the “war of choice” that it launched in Iraq in 2003 for the stated purpose of eliminating weapons of mass destruction that did not, in fact, exist. Understanding the illogic behind that disastrous decision has never been more relevant, because it is being used to justify a similarly misguided US policy today.

The decision to invade Iraq followed the illogic of then-US Vice President Richard Cheney, who declared that even if the risk of WMDs falling into terrorist hands was tiny – say, 1% – we should act as if that scenario would certainly occur.      Continue reading
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