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.
“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.”
Derry City Cemetery Records Project
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:
|Permian Delaware Tight||USA||27.8||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|
|Bovanenkovo Zone (Yamal Megaproject)||Russia||11.2||Oil&Gas|
Here are all the Canadian projects on the list.
|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|
|Athabasca Oil Sands Project||Alta||1.4||Oil&Gas|
|Syncrude Mildred Lake/Aurora||Alta||1.2||Oil&Gas|
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”
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