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Why do rich people not have to take their climate responsibility?

The very rich get a free ticket from climate responsibility. In the European Commission’s proposal for new legislation, they get several different exceptions and free access. The richest percent of the world emits twice as much as the poorest half of the world’s population.

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Why our brain pushes us to destroy the planet

We know we’re heading for the climate change abyss – and yet we are not doing enough to stop it. Not even frequent reports of melting glaciers, ever-increasing fossil emissions and airlines flying tens of thousands of empty flights around the world to “keep their slots” make us as a society wake up and say stop.

More than half of the electricity from renewable sources last week in the Netherlands

Last week, more than half of all electricity used in the Netherlands came from renewable sources. This is the first time, according to figures from the website Energieopwek.nl, a partnership of Tennet, Gasunie and Netbeheer Nederland, among others.

Mikroplaster hittas i människoblod för första gången

Den genomsnittliga personen äter, dricker och andas mellan 74 000 och 121 000 mikroplastpartiklar varje år – och det anses vara en underskattning. Forskningen med titeln “Human Consumption of Microplastics” av Cox et al. publicerad i Environmental Science & Technology presenterar en analys av 26 studier från hela världen och beräknar den genomsnittliga mängden mikroplast som finns i vanliga förbrukningsvaror.