terça-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2019

Ética Católica para Economia.

Caros amigos do blog, tenho o enorme prazer de comunicar que acabo de publicar meu livro "Ética Católica para Economia: Bíblia, Teólogos e Ciência Econômica". O livro tem prefácio do ministro Ives Gandra Martins Filho.

Foram mais de 2 anos de muito trabalho e muita, muita, leitura mesmo, para realizar este livro.

Acima, vocês têm o vídeo promocional do livro.

livro está à venda no site da Editora Appris, no momento, e em breve em mais outros sites.

quarta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2019

Estudo da Nature Geoscience: Vem Aí Nova Era do Gelo. Reversão do Efeito Estufa. Heim?

Dá tempo mudar todos os livros escolares que falam em "aquecimento global urgente"?

Estudo publicado na Nature Geoscience apontou que o mundo pode ter nova Era do Gelo.

A lógica do estudo é que um aumento do gelo nos oceanos pode alterar a circulação dos oceanos e isso levaria a uma reversão do efeito estufa pois enquanto o nível do dióxido de carbono nos oceanos aumenta, na atmosfera diminui. Eu entendi que o estudo quer dizer que há uma captura do dióxido de carbono pelos oceanos e assim esfria o planeta.

Não sei, acho que a base do artigo - dióxido de carbono - é problemática. Mas não sou climatologista.

Em todo caso, uma era do gelo ou esfriamento é muito mais catastrófico para a vida no planeta, coisa que os livros escolares não falam.

Vejam parte do texto abaixo com a descrição do artigo feito pela Fox News:

Explosion in Antarctic sea ice levels may cause another ice age
Upside-down "rivers" of warm ocean water may be one of the causes of Antarctica's ice shelves breaking up, leading to a rise in sea levels. But a new study suggests an increase in sea ice may lead to a much more devastating change in the Earth's climate — another ice age.

Using computer simulations, the research suggests that an increase in sea ice could significantly alter the circulation of the ocean, ultimately leading to a reverse greenhouse effect as carbon dioxide levels in the ocean increase and levels in the air decrease.

“One key question in the field is still what caused the Earth to periodically cycle in and out of ice ages,” University of Chicago professor and the study's co-author, Malte Jansen, said in a statement. “We are pretty confident that the carbon balance between the atmosphere and ocean must have changed, but we don’t quite know how or why."

The last major ice age ended at the end of the Pleistocene era, about 2.5 million years ago, as glaciers have periodically grown and then gotten smaller. Researchers believe that changes to the Earth's orbit may be partly responsible for some of the Earth's cooling, but additional factors have likely played a part, Jensen added.
Jansen pointed out that the Southern Ocean around Antarctica "plays a key role in ocean circulation" due to the deep waters in the region, leading it to have "outsize[d] consequences."
“What this suggests is that it’s a feedback loop,” said the study's lead author, Alice Marzocchi. “As the temperature drops, less carbon is released into the atmosphere, which triggers more cooling.”
The research has been published in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience.

sábado, 12 de outubro de 2019

Lista: 50 Anos de Erros de Previsões Apocalípticas Ambientalistas dos

O Competitive Enterprise Institute trouxe uma lista de erros de previsão ambientalistas dos últimos 50 anos.

Ser cientista é ser cético até das próprias previsões e ter muito medo de influenciar os outros com suas previsões..

Mas hoje em dia os que fazem verdadeira ciência se escondem de ataques de ideólogos babacas. Enquanto falsos cientistas roubam dinheiro público.

Na lista, tem de tudo, e uma grande parte vem com data específica de destruição total da humanidade e do mundo.

O mundo ou grandes cidades eram pra ter acabado há muito tempo por diversos tipos de causas.

A lista vem acompanhada de foto de jornal ou de artigo em que apareceram as previsões.

Não vou mostrar essas fotos, pois vai encher muito o post.

Vou colocar aqui só as previsões.

Cliquem no link para ver as fotos.

Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions.

1967: ‘Dire famine by 1975.’

1969: ‘Everyone will disappear in a cloud of blue steam by 1989.’

1970: Ice age by 2000

1970: ‘America subject to water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980.’

1971: ‘New Ice Age Coming’

1974: ‘New Ice Age Coming Fast’

1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life’

1980: ‘Acid Rain Kills Life in Lakes’

1978: ‘No End in Sight’ to 30-Year Cooling Trend.

1988: James Hansen forecasts increase regional drought in 1990s

1988: Maldives completely under water in 30 years

1989: Rising seas to ‘obliterate’ nations by 2000

1989: New York City’s West Side Highway underwater by 2019

2000: ‘Children won’t know what snow is.’

2002: Famine in 10 years

2004: Britain to have Siberian climate by 2020

2008: Arctic will be ice-free by 2018

2008: Al Gore warns of ice-free Arctic by 2013

2009: Prince Charles says only 8 years to save the planet

2009: UK prime minister says 50 days to ‘save the planet from catastrophe’

2014: Only 500 days before ‘climate chaos’

quinta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2019

5 Fatos Científicos "Surpreendentes" sobre Mudança Climática

O site Zero Hedge apresentou 5 fatos científicos "surpreendentes" sobre mudança climática. Mas se você acompanha o que dizem os professores Luiz Carlos Molion e Ricardo Felício (foto acima) não ficará  nada surpreso, no entanto.

Aqui vão os cinco fatos comprovadamente científicos surpreendentes: 1) O Clima sempre muda - Sempre; 2) As temperaturas se elevam Sem causas humanas; 3) Os polos ártico e antártico estão ótimos, não se preocupe; 3) Os ursos polares estão muito bem e aumentando em número; 5) Dióxido de carbono não provoca elevação nas temperaturas.

Há outros fatos "surpreendentes", como: não há aumento na quantidade de tornados, inundações ou furacões.

Tempos em que dizer o óbvio é ser revolucionário.

Vejam o texto do Zero Hedge abaixo:

Below are some facts - scientifically recognized and published in peer-reviewed journals - that may raise your eyebrows.

All proxy temperature data sets reveal that there have been cyclical changes in climate in the past 10,000 years. There is not a single climate scientist who denies this well-established fact. It doesn’t matter what your position on the causes and magnitude and danger (or not) of current climate change is—you have to be on board on this one. Climate has always changed. And it has changed in both directions, hot and cold. Until at least the 17th century, all these changes occurred when almost all humans were hunters, gatherers, and farmers.
Industrialization did not happen until the 17th century. Therefore, no prior changes in climate were driven by human emissions of carbon dioxide. In the last 2,000 years alone, global temperatures rose at least twice (around the 1st and 10th centuries) to levels very similar to today’s, and neither of those warm periods were caused by humans.
Yes, you read that right. The 10,000-year Holocene paleoclimatology records reveal that both the Arctic and Antarctic are in some of their healthiest states. The only better period for the poles was the 17th century, during the Little Ice Age, when the ice mass levels were higher than today’s. For the larger part of the past 10,000 years, the ice mass levels were lower than today’s. Despite huge losses in recent decades, ice mass levels are at or near their historic highs.
If you paid attention to the previous fact, then the following one is not hard to understand. Polar bears—often used as a symbol of climate doomsday—are one of the key species in the Arctic. Contrary to the hype surrounding their extinction fear, the population numbers have actually increased in the past two decades.
Last year, the Canadian government considered increasing polar bear killing quotas as their increasing numbers posed a threat to the Inuit communities living in the Nunavut area.
The increase in population size flies in the face of those who continue to claim otherwise in the popular news media. And it is not just the polar bears in the Arctic. Other critical species elsewhere, like tigers, are also making a comeback.
While most of the current climatologists who collaborate with the United Nations believe anthropogenic CO2 emissions have exacerbated natural warming in recent decades, there is no empirical proof to support their claim. The only way to test it would be to wait and see if their assumptions come true.
The entire climate fraternity was in for a surprise when global temperature between 2000 and 2016 failed to rise as anticipated by the climate alarmists. The scientists assumed that rising CO2 emissions from human activity would result in a rapid rise in temperature, but they didn’t.
This proved that atmospheric CO2 concentrations are not the primary factor controlling global temperature. Consideration of a much longer period (10,000 or more years) suggests that CO2 had no significant role to play in temperature increases. CO2 never was the temperature control knob.
It would be naïve not to acknowledge this blatant and lopsided reporting in our news media.
These are some of the many climate facts that the media refuses to acknowledge, like the impending solar minimum that NASA has predicted for the next two solar cycles between 2021 and 2041, ushering in a period of global cooling like it did during the solar minimum of 17th century
There are other facts that run contrary to popular belief, such that there has been no increase in the frequency or intensity of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, droughts, or other extreme weather events. Even the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported low confidence that global warming—manmade or not—was driving increases in extreme weather events.

sexta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2019

Google, Obama, Tom Cruise, Príncipe Harry.. Combatendo Mudança Climática.

Esta semana a Google resolveu reunir a elite de celebridades na Sicília para uma conferência sobre mudança climática. O local é paradisíaco e muitos vão de jatinho.

Esses jatinhos emitem gás carbônico e aquecem o planeta? Sim, segundo eles mesmos, mas eles são elites, não encha o saco, ora. Eles querem nos salvar, não é?🙈

Você pode perguntar: "o que eles sabem de climatologia?" Não faça pergunta idiota. Eles são a elite, eles são a salvação do mundo, apesar de pregarem a morte (aborto, eutanásia, esterilização da população, socialismo..., em suma💀)

O resort que ficarão se chama Verdura, ganhou prêmio de sustentabilidade, mas tem campo de golf, consome rios de água e tem praia artificial que exigiu o transporte de toneladas de areia (que emitiram muito um tal de CO2).

A elite que frequentará a conferência também não costuma morar em casebres à luz de vela, muito pelo contrário, eles costumam ter vários palácios. Isso deixa muitas "pegadas" de CO2.

Eles também discutirão a situação política global, tenho a impressão que a palavra Trump vai ser muito mencionada. Bolsonaro? É bem possível.

A elite exaltada por ONGs, pelo pontificado do Papa Francisco e pela mídia internacional está lá para dizer que o mundo precisa de salvação urgente, é preciso controlar os recursos produtivos e o tamanho da população.

Alguns poucos representantes da mídia observaram a hipocrisia deles. Como o New York Post, o Euronews, o Business Insider ou o Metro News.

Vejamos parte do que disse o New York Post.

Google’s celeb-obsessed search for climate change answers is a hypocritical joke

It doesn’t get more hypocritical than A-listers jetting in on private planes to bemoan climate change at Google’s private party in Sicily this week.
The Gulfstreams, mega-yachts and gas-guzzling Maserati SUVs used to ferry the wokerati around the seaside Google Camp have been spewing out greenhouse gases at the rate of small nations.
Former President Barack Obama, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, singer Katy Perry and Prince Harry are said to be among 300 guests invited by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to their luxurious annual shindig which has been dubbed “Davos by the Sea.”
Either they don’t believe climate change is the big problem they keep saying it is, or they just don’t care enough about saving the planet to give up their perks.
But they can hardly lecture the rest of us on prudent management of the earth’s environment when they’re burning up more than 300 gallons of diesel an hour on their private yachts or spewing tons of CO2 into the air from their private jets.
Whether it’s the megawatts of power consumed by the sound system at a dusk concert or the bright lights illuminating the ruins of the Temple of Hera where the Google Campers dined under the stars on Monday night, their eco-indulgence knows no bounds.
For instance, the swanky Verdura resort where they’re staying, on Sicily’s southwestern coast, might have won a sustainability award, but it’s all relative.
It still features three water-guzzling golf courses, and the whopping carbon footprint of a 60m power hungry infinity pool, four outdoor thalassotherapy pools, steam baths, saunas, dozens of plunge pools and a private beach filled with imported sand flown in using more carbon miles.
Prince Harry even gave a “barefoot speech” to the billionaires about the need to save the environment, as Page Six reports, only days after vowing that he would confine himself to siring only two children as his personal contribution to saving the planet.
It doesn’t get much sillier than being lectured on carbon footprints by a prince whose family rattles around in multiple palaces. Unless you count the imminent visit to New York by Swedish teenage eco-evangelist Greta Thunberg, a favorite of Harry’s wife Meghan, who has just placed her on the cover of the September issue of British vogue she has spent all year “guest editing.”
Thunberg was invited to lecture the United Nations on climate change next month but, unlike the Google campers, at least the child tries to practice what she preaches, and refused to pollute the air by flying.
It took another eco-conscious nobleman, this time from Monaco’s royal family, to come to her rescue with the offer of his racing yacht to sail her across the Atlantic on wind power.
No doubt Harry and Meghan would approve.
Also discussed at Google camp was the current political situation across the planet. It doesn’t take much guessing to figure out that the re-election of Donald Trump was not on the agenda.

terça-feira, 30 de julho de 2019

Vídeo: A Pessoa no Centro da Economia

A relação entre o ser humano e a economia é velha como são velhas as relações humanas. A economia surgiu como administração do lar, em Xenophon, depois a economia foi uma disciplina que foi tratada pela Igreja Católica com foco na justiça (distributiva ou comutativa). Essa relação economia e justiça esteve presente na doutrina econômica até, eu diria, a exaltação do egoísmo feita por Adam Smith, que é muito equivocadamente considerado o pai da economia.

No distributismo de Chesterton e Belloc, doutrina econômica católica, temos uma filosofia moral econômica baseada especialmente na Rerum Novarum de Leão XIII, de 1891, e que usa como principal fundamento a defesa da posse da propriedade privada para um maior número de pessoas/famílias. 

Mas há bastante preocupação com o homem e sua família no Distributismo.

Entre as encíclicas da Igreja, após a Rerum Novarum de Leão XIII, temos outras importantes encíclicas que refletiram algumas vezes de forma adequada outras vezes nem tanto o magistério da Igreja. Temos por exemplo a Quadragesimo Anno, de Pio X, Mater et Magistra (1961), de João XXIII, a  Populorum Progressio (1967), de Paulo VI, a  Laborem Exercens (1981) e a Centesimus Annus (1991), de João Paulo II.

Desses papas, talvez o que mais ressaltou o aspecto humano que a economia deve ter acho que foi João Paulo II. Ele tem vários problemas na sua abordagem econômica, alguns até bem ruins em termos seja de economia ou de catolicismo, mas ele sempre reforçou o personalismo, tema até de seu pensamento filosófico.

Trato de forma bem mais completa sobre isso em um livro que vou lançar em breve, que se chama "Ética Católica para Economia".

O vídeo acima é do site do Acton Institute, no qual o autor, Michael Matheson Miller, ressalta justamente o pensamento de João Paulo II.

No vídeo, vemos como a ciência econômica atualmente, totalmente pervertida de suas raízes, acha que pode ser como a física ou a engenharia. Para mim, a economia deve ser feita para família, o que eu denominei no meu livro de familarismo. O vídeo ressalta um pouco a importância da família, mas com ênfase mais no fato que a economia é feita por seres humanos.

É um vídeo muito bom, talvez uma tentativa de agregar libertarianismo (ao citar "human action de Ludwig von Mises) e cristianismo (direito natural). Discordo dessa relação, mas o vídeo em si está correto.

Livro: Contos sobre a Escola Moderna e Alunos Cristãos.

Caros, tenho imenso prazer de divulgar a publicação de meu livro de contos: "Contos sobre a Escola Moderna e Alunos Cristãos", pela Editora Appris. Vídeo promocional acima.

São 12 contos para fortalecer os cristãos, sejam eles os alunos, os pais ou professores, diante do mundo escolar conturbado que vivemos.

Aqui vai o índice dos contos:

O livro pode ser adquirido no site da editora, clicando aqui.

Divulguem, meus amigos, por favor.

quarta-feira, 3 de julho de 2019

segunda-feira, 17 de junho de 2019

Lord Monckton Reponde ao Papa sobre Mudanças Climáticas

Diante da defesa intransigente do Papa para que o mundo elabore um imposto sobre o carbono para combater a suposta influência destrutiva do gás, Lord Monckton, que foi assessor político de Margareth Thacther e é reconhecido por sua posição sobre mudanças climáticas, resolveu escrever uma carta aberta ao Papa Francisco, mostrando ao Papa onde ele se meteu.

É uma carta cheia de ironia ao pensamento do Papa, que deveria cuidar dos fiéis e acabou se metendo em assuntos que ele não entende e nem ouviu o que dizem os cientistas.

Lord Monckton ataca todos os pontos da fala do Papa Francisco sobre mudanças climáticas e alerta que a ciência não está do lado do desespero do Papa.

Lond Monckton colocou o Papa junto do "totalitários" que querem dominar a economia e cultura do mundo. Esses totalitários "esqueceram que o Sol brilha", isto é, os "totalitários" não estão considerando aspectos cruciais para determinação do clima global. E  esses "totalitários", presentes nas instituições multilateriais como o Banco Mundial, estão deixando de financiar projetos de energia em gás e óleo em nome da tal mudança climática e assim deixam muitas pessoas pobres na África sem acesso a fontes energéticas.

Lond Monckton finaliza dizendo que a posição do Papa em relação ao clima não é justificável nem cientificamente nem teologicamente, e ainda propaga a morte entre os mais pobres.

Aqui vai parte a Carta Aberta divulgada no site Climate Depot:

An open letter to His Holiness Pope Francis about the weather
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley – Former advisor to UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
Now that the amiable British habit of talking about the weather – like so much that originates in these inventive islands – has been adopted worldwide, perhaps I may sound a respectful cautionary note.
A few days ago, at yet another meeting about global warming, er, climate change, um, climate disruption, aargh, climate emergency at the elegant palace of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican gardens, Your Holiness saw fit to stray from the missio canonica of the successors of St Peter, which is to uphold the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith. See:

  • Pope begs ‘climate deniers’ to listen to science
  • Pope Francis Urges Carbon Tax to Avert Climate ‘Catastrophe’

  • Pope calls for carbon tax to fight ‘climate emergency’
  • Your Holiness is reported as having told chief executives of oil companies and investment houses that inflicting heavy taxes on their corporate emissions of the satanic gas carbon dioxide was “essential” to prevent dangerous “global warming”. With respect, that was off message.
    What is more, Your Holiness proclaimed that “we have collectively failed to listen to the fruits of scientific analysis, and doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain.”
    Well, I have listened carefully, and I can inform Your Holiness that science is divided on the climate question. A small number of totalitarian profiteers of doom in various self-serving national academies have issued pompous statements about it, but a large number of papers from reputable scientists, and a larger amount of hard data, suggest that global warming is and will continue to be a non-event.
    Consider the warming from 1850-2011. It was just 0.75 degrees, equivalent to 1 degree of warming in response to doubled CO2 concentration. That is less than a third of the 3.35 degrees that is the totalitarian scientists’ grossly inflated midrange prediction.
    The totalitarians got the science wrong. They made a strikingly elementary error of physics. They forgot the Sun was shining. So they misallocated the feedback response to the Sun, erroneously counting it as part of the feedback response to greenhouse gases. Their predictions should be one-third of their current midrange estimates.
    What that means, Your Holiness, is that the global warming that will happen between now and the exhaustion of accessible resources of coal, oil and gas will be small, slow, harmless and net-beneficial.The same cannot be said of the insane policies currently being inflicted upon the world’s blameless population by crazed Western extremists, now unwisely supported by Your Holiness.
    Why has Your Holiness never spoken out in condemnation of the World Bank, which, from 2010 onward, refused and still refuses – citing global warming as their rationale – to lend to developing countries so that they can build coal-fired power stations? This dismal institution has decided that from this year it will not lend for oil or gas projects either, for the same reason.
    And what is the effect of this wicked policy? Let me repeat the figures I gave recently here. According to the International Energy Agency, 1.3 billion people – one in six worldwide – has no access to electrical power, even though the Agency defines “access” as the ability to turn on no more than one 60-Watt lightbulb for an average of just four hours a day.
    The World Health Organization estimates that 4.3 million people die every year from particulate pollution in open cooking fires because they have no mains electricity or gas, and that another 500,000 women die in childbirth each year because they have no electricity. These are just a small fraction of the tens of millions who die in developing countries each year because they cannot so much as turn on a light.
    In darkest sub-Saharan Africa, where there is hardly any electricity, life expectancy is about 65 years, compared with 80 years in the electrified West. And it’s no good telling third-world countries they should install solar panels and windfarms: the electricity produced by these boondoggles is up to five times costlier than proper electricity from coal-fired power stations. They can’t afford it (and nor, come to that, can we).
    A few more scientific facts. First, sea level, the mother of all scares. The sea is not rising at a rate equivalent to 33 cm/century, as the totalitarians claim. It is rising at only 11 cm/century.
    Floods? Schumds. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, neither the frequency nor the intensity of flooding has changed or will change as a result of global warming.
    Droughts, then? The most comprehensive survey ever conducted, just five years ago, showed that in the previous 35 years the percentage of global land area under drought had declined.
    Food production? Output of all staple crops is increasing rapidly worldwide. Warmer weather is good for them, because they breathe in carbon dioxide. CO2 is not a satanic gas. It is plant food.
    Forest fires? The acreages destroyed in forest fires have been declining worldwide for 30 years.
    Hurricanes, tropical cyclones and tornadoes? All in decline. Why? Because warmer weather reduces the temperature differentials that power such storms.
    Deaths from extreme weather? Over the past 100 years, the number of weather-related deaths has plummeted worldwide. What is more, research for the EU Commission found – to the unelected Kommissars’ horror – that in the next 100 years deaths from global warming will be comfortably outstripped by lives saved from cold weather. More people will live than will die if the world continues to warm, because warm weather is better than cold weather.
    Cuddly polar bears? They’re not cuddly, but there are now thought to be 35,000 of them, compared with just 5000 in the 1940s. Hardly the profile of a species at imminent threat of extinction.
    Given the egregious lack of evidence for harm caused by warmer weather, and the overwhelming evidence that current global-warming policies are killing tens of millions, I invite Your Holiness to speak up for the poor who are poor, and dying, because the policies Your Holiness imprudently advocates are not just scientifically unjustifiable, not just theologically off message. They are – not to put too fine a point on it – actually genocidal.

  • sexta-feira, 14 de junho de 2019

    Papa Francisco Defende Imposto sobre Carbono. Segundo ele, o Mundo vai Acabar Logo.

    Meu Deus, ele chegou atrasado, o mundo já acabou segundo o que nos disse Al Gore por volta de 2006. O Papa defende que o mundo adote urgentemente um imposto sobre carbono, caso contrário o aquecimento global vai destruir o mundo em breve. Sem falar, que ele ainda falou em temperaturas, disse que acredita que as temperaturas aumentarão em 1,5º C.

    É muito ridículo, não dá nem para comentar. E mais ridículo ainda porque supostamente temos um representante de uma religião a falar do fim do mundo por conta de um gás, que na cabeça dele, destruiria o mundo.

    Vejam reportagem do Breibart sobre o assunto que ainda lembra a ironia de um papa que vive falando contra a "política do medo" em defesa dos imigrantes muçulmanos mas agora pratica uma política de desespero climático.

    Pope Francis Urges Carbon Penalties to Avert Climate ‘Catastrophe

    ROME — Pope Francis warned of disastrous consequences if humanity does not immediately react to the threat of climate change, since the world has reached a “critical moment” and there is no time to waste.

    “Dear friends, time is running out!” the pope told a group of participants in a Vatican-sponsored conference on energy transition Friday. “We cannot afford the luxury of waiting for others to come forward or of prioritizing short-term economic benefits. The climate crisis requires decisive action from us, here and now.”
    Despite the pontiff’s frequent denunciation of a “politics of fear,” he seemed determined to paint as frightening a picture as possible of an impending climate apocalypse in order to incite people to action.
    This conference “takes place at a critical moment,” Francis said. “Today’s ecological crisis, especially climate change, threatens the very future of the human family, and this is not an exaggeration. For too long we have collectively ignored the fruits of scientific analysis, and catastrophic predictions can no longer be viewed with contempt and irony.”
    The pope’s words Friday went beyond sounding a general alarm and scorning climate-change skeptics. They also urged specific political action, most notably regarding penalties for carbon usage such as a carbon tax.
    “A carbon pricing policy is essential if humanity wants to use the resources of creation wisely,” he said. “The failure to manage carbon emissions has produced a huge debt that will now have to be repaid with interest from those who come after us.”
    The cost of carbon usage must be paid here and now by those who use it, and not deferred for future generations to cover, he proposed.
    “Our use of common environmental resources can be considered ethical only when the social and economic costs of their use are recognized in a transparent manner and are fully sustained by those who use them, rather than by other populations or future generations,” he said.
    The pope reiterated the popular belief that “the effects on the climate will be catastrophic if we exceed the 1.5ºC threshold outlined in the Paris Agreement goals,” for which we have “only a little over a decade.”
    “In the face of a climatic emergency, we must take appropriate measures, in order to avoid committing a grave injustice towards the poor and future generations. We must act responsibly well considering the impact of our actions in the short and long term,” he said.
    “Future generations are soon to inherit a very ruined world,” the pontiff stressed. “Our children and grandchildren should not have to pay the cost of the irresponsibility of our generation.”
    Appearing to take a page from AOC’s Green New Deal, Francis expressed his conviction that an energy transition from fossil fuels to a low-carbon society “can generate new employment opportunities, reduce inequality, and increase the quality of life for those affected by climate change.”
    Today “a radical energy transition is needed to save our common home,” he warned. “There is still hope and the time remains to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, provided that there is prompt and resolute action.”

    terça-feira, 11 de junho de 2019

    O Capitalismo da Morte_ 180 Companhias Defendem o Aborto no New York Times

    Defender a economia ou lutar pelos "costumes"? Muitos no Brasil acham que a "reforma da previdência" ou "a produtividade do povo" são mais importantes do que se preocupar com questões familiares, aborto, ou casamento gay.

    180 presidentes (CEO_chief executive offcer) de empresas assinaram campanha no New York Times dizendo que as leis de Alabama, Georgia e Missouri contra o aborto são ruins para os negócios.

    Isto é, eles acham que é melhor matar criança do que prejudicar os negócios deles. Ou, eles querem os seus funcionários sem filhos para eles lhes darem mais dinheiro (serem mais produtivos).

    É o capitalismo da morte. Entre as empresas estão os CEOs do Twitter e do H&M.

    Vejam texto do Daily Wire.

    CEOs From 180 Companies, Including Twitter And H&M, Pen Letter Opposing State Abortion Laws

    CEOs from 180 companies signed on to a full-page ad in The New York Times released Monday, claiming recent restrictive abortion laws passed in states like Georgia, Alabama, and Missouri are "bad for business."
    The list of CEOs includes Twitter's Jack Dorsey (though, after his name, he lists his other company, payment processor, Square) as well as the heads of Postmates, Slack, Yelp, H&M, and Tinder, as well as a handful of fashion designers and Ben and Jerry of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
    The letter claims that "it's time for companies to stand up for reproductive health care," and that restricting abortion is "bad for business," though the letter makes no real connection between the availability of abortion and the business climate of a particular state. Instead, they claim restricting "reproductive freedom" is "against our values."
    States that threaten abortion, the CEOs say, threaten "the health, independence, and economic stability of our employees and customers."
    "Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time,” the ad goes on. “When everyone is empowered to succeed, our companies, our communities, and our economy are better for it.”
    “Restricting access," it continues, "to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence and economic stability of our employees and customers. Simply put, it goes against our values, and is bad for business.”
    The ACLU and Planned Parenthood rounded up the CEOs for the ad and produced the content — but without apparent regard for what any of the businesses, helmed by their own signatories, actually do or where they operate.