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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.

The Pope Francis Encyclical And Its Economics

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

The Firesale Begins

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

Ocean Temperatures At Record High

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

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. 

UN says Ebola outbreak not yet finished

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

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%. 

Radioactive water from Fukushima plant again escapes

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

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 

When Andromeda and our galaxy collide

Stunning video

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,” 

Italians Torch Beds to Block ‘Migrant’ Arrivals 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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? 

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

Welcome to the Iran era 

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.

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. 

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