Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Doing housework could cut your risk of developing dementia
Be kind to your spouse, and let them know you’d like to help them avoid dementia. That’s according to the World Economic Forum. It’s activity, not specifically housework, that cuts the risk.

Gander International Airport

“There is a growing tendency among Canadians to scapegoat “our colonial past” and heap our sins on the British. It’s absurd. Who interred Japanese Canadians? Who ran the residential schools? Who broke one treaty after another? Not the British. Not some dead monarch. Canadians.”
Dan Gardner

Derry City Cemetery Records Project

Carbon Bombs
The article Why defusing ‘carbon bombs’ offers a promising new agenda for tackling climate change links to a list of 425 worldwide Carbon Bomb, a fossil fuel extraction projects that can cause over a gigatonne of CO₂ emissions during its lifetime.

Here are the top ten worldwide:

Development Country GtCO2 Type
Permian Delaware Tight USA 27.8 Oil&Gas
Marcellus Shale USA 26.7 Oil&Gas
Ghawar Uthmaniyah Saudi Arabia 19.2 Oil&Gas
Permian Midland Tight USA 16.6 Oil&Gas
Tavan Tolgoi Coal Mine Mongolia 16 Coal
Montney Play Canada 13.7 Oil&Gas
Haynesville/Bossier Shale USA 13.2 Oil&Gas
Safaniya Saudi Arabia 11.9 Oil&Gas
*North Field Qatar 11.6 Oil&Gas
Bovanenkovo Zone (Yamal Megaproject) Russia 11.2 Oil&Gas

Here are all the Canadian projects on the list.

Project Prov GtCO2 Type
Montney Play Alta 13.7 Oil&Gas
Murray River Coal Mine BC 8.5 Coal
Spirit River (Notikewin, Falher, Wilrich) Alta 3 Oil&Gas
Gething Coal Mine BC 2.1 Coal
Horizon Oil Sands Project Alta 2 Oil&Gas
Kearl Alta 1.9 Oil&Gas
Duvernay Alta 1.9 Oil&Gas
Athabasca Oil Sands Project Alta 1.4 Oil&Gas
Christina Lake Alta 1.2 Oil&Gas
Liard Shale BC 1.2 Oil&Gas
Syncrude Mildred Lake/Aurora Alta 1.2 Oil&Gas
Fording River BC 1 Coal

The two top projects account for over half the Canadian ten project total.

Thanks to this week’s contributors: Anonymous, Basil Adam, Brenda Turner, Jean Milne, Leslie Anderson, Teresa, and Unknown.


One Reply to “Sunday Sundries”

  1. In the 1970s and 80s I worked for a really wonderful guy who threatened to send me to Gander in February to do audits if I didn’t shut up. I shut up. Cheers, BT

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