Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

In April, more than 50% of Woodside shareholders and 43% of Origin shareholders called on the oil and gas companies to set science-based targets to cut both their own emissions and the “scope 3” emissions released by their customers. The Woodside vote was the first time a climate resolution received more than 5o% support in […]

VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?

8.30pm – 10pm – The Nation’s TributeA special service, The Nation’s Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical […]

Sam Mendes calls on Netflix and Amazon to share ‘Covid-19 windfall’ with theatre

The Cultural Investment Participation Scheme was outlined last month by the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, which submitted a paper to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport proposing a series of practical solutions to support the theatre industry, amid warnings that 70% of theatres will run out of cash by the end of 2020. […]

Psychedelics and the Out-of-Body Experience

What about OBEs that actually occur during cannabis use? Many users report changes in bodily sense, including familiar-sounding vibrations, or the classic “vibrational state.” “I feel a vibration or tingling sensation in some or all of my body that I can tell is not an actual muscle tremor by looking at my body” (Tart 1971 p118-19). […]

Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19

These shocking results came from a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry which demonstrated that, using statistical and comparison techniques, it was possible to confirm that the economic downturn had contributed to a raised suicide rate. The study entitled ‘Economic suicides in the Great Recession in Europe and North America’, also figured out […]

Chinese automakers announce targets to raise hydrogen vehicle sales

hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, a niche segment in the world’s biggest auto market, and the government is expected to announce supportive new policies, possibly as early as this month .SAIC Motor, China’s biggest automaker which has partnerships with Volkswagen AG and General Motors Co, said on Sunday it plans to sell over 10,000 hydrogen fuel […]

Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds says Sir David Attenborough’s show warning of mass extinction of wildlife left her in TEARS – as she pleads: ‘Everyone should watch this, it’s time to act’

People, quite rightly, talk a lot about climate change. But it is now clear that man-made global warming is only one of a number of crises in play. A team of esteemed scientists led by Johan Rockstrom and Will Steffen have identified nine critical thresholds hard-wired into Earth’s environment: climate change, fertiliser use, land conversion, […]

David Oyelowo Explains How Acting Helped With His Directorial Debut on ‘The Water Man’

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‘Tenet’ Hits $200 Million Globally, Despite Lackluster U.S. Box Office

Elsewhere, Sony’s romantic comedy “The Broken Hearts Gallery” opened to $1.125 million from 2,204 screens over the weekend. Given the challenging environment, the studio called that number “terrific.” Sony acquired the film for $8 million, so it doesn’t need to reach blockbuster levels to turn a profit. “The Broken Hearts Gallery” — directed by Natalie […]

COVID-19 and Security Theater

Hopefully, there will be an effective vaccine in a matter of months that enough people will take in order to produce sufficient herd immunity. But until then, we all need to focus on keeping ourselves and each other as safe as possible, and that means not getting distracted by practices that might seem protective, but actually […]