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The link below is to a paper put out by the IMF that attempts to estimate the amount by which fossil fuels are subsidized. The answers are staggeringly large. The good news is that although quite a large fraction of the subsidy is as a result of not making them pay for the adverse effects of climate change, this is outweighed by the subsidy as a result of not making them pay for local damage, such as the costs associated with the effect of pollution on people's health.

This is in principle very good news indeed, because it means that it is in the interests of countries like China to cut down on fossil fuel subsidy even if they act unilaterally. So the seemingly intractable prisoner's-dilemma aspect of the problem may not be so bad after all. In the words of the report itself:


 Most energy subsidies arise from the failure to adequately charge for the cost of domestic environmental damage—only about one-quarter of the total is from climate change—so unilateral reform of energy subsidies is mostly in countries’ own interests, although global coordination could strengthen such efforts.

 The fiscal, environmental, and welfare impacts of energy subsidy reform are potentially enormous. Eliminating post-tax subsidies in 2015 could raise government revenue by $2.9 trillion (3.6 percent of global GDP), cut global CO2 emissions by more than 20 percent, and cut premature air pollution deaths by more than half. After allowing for the higher energy costs faced by consumers, this action would raise global economic welfare by $1.8 trillion (2.2 percent of global GDP).

It is sometimes said that to persuade climate-change deniers of the need to cut down on fossil fuels, one needs to present them with a positive vision of what the future would be like if we did so, rather than an avoiding-doom picture. Now, amazingly, it looks as though we have the means to do that. Maybe you don't believe in AGW, or believe that money spent combating it would be better spent directly combating poverty. But if the IMF is correct, then ending subsidies on fossil fuels will make us better off, so it will help us to alleviate poverty, whether or not you believe in the other benefits of reducing emissions.ï»ż
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Ich hab mein Google schön.  Dank an @dalFionavar  fĂŒr das Bild.  Hinweis: man muss ein PNG hochladen, JPG wird von Google zermatscht.ï»ż
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Happy Birthday to Russell T Davies, the man who brought Doctor Who back to our screens in 2005!ï»ż
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geht ja schon gut los.... #TTIP  ...
Eine Hamburger Behörde verĂ€ndert auf Druck der Bundesregierung die Umweltauflagen fĂŒr einen schwedischen Konzern. Weil dieser Deutschland vor einem privaten Washingtoner Schiedsgericht verklagt hat. Und nun wird sie deswegen wiederum von der EU-Kommission verklagt. Mit der Folge, das entweder die Auflagen wieder zurĂŒckverĂ€ndert werden – was wegen des Vergleiches kaum geht. Oder es drohen Strafzahlungen der EU.ï»ż
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Wie viel eigenstĂ€ndige Politik ist noch möglich, wenn Unternehmen Staaten vor geheime Schiedsgerichte zerren dĂŒrfen? Oft nur wenig, wie ein Fall aus Deutschland zeigt.
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CryptoCon 15

Die diesjÀhrige CryptoCon findet vom 7. bis 10. Mai 2015 im Sublab statt.

https://cryptocon.org/15/

VorlĂ€ufiges Programm: http://www.sublab.org/cryptocon15/ï»ż
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The German Bundesamt fĂŒr Migration und FlĂŒchtlinge - BAMF
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Please spread this warning to Indian nationals living in Germany: Beware of fraud calls / Bitte teilen: Warnung vor falschen Telefonanrufen an indische Staatsangehörige in Deutschland
Currently, criminals are once again threatening Indian nationals living in Germany by telephone. The callers threatens that the recipients of the call will be deported unless they pay s/he pays a certain fine. By a technical procedure called Call-ID-spoofing the persons receiving such calls see telephone numbers of the Federal Office for Migration and refugees (BAMF) on their telephone displays. The following BAMF-numbers are being used: +499119436390 or +499119430. In the past, also numbers of other public authorities have been used.
Please be assured that no such calls will ever be made by the BAMF or other public authorities in Germany. If you receive such a call, please just disconnect the line and do not pay any money!
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Derzeit bedrohen Kriminelle wieder in Deutschland lebende indische Staatsangehörige per Telefon. Die Anrufer drohen mit Abschiebung, sofern nicht ein bestimmter Geldbetrag ĂŒberwiesen werde. Über ein technisches Verfahren, das sog. Call-ID-Spoofing, sehen die Angerufenen auf ihren Telefondisplays Telefonnummern des Bundesamtes fĂŒr Migration und FlĂŒchtlinge (BAMF). Aktuell werden die Telefonnummern +0499119436390 und +499119430 genutzt. In der Vergangenheit wurden auch Telefonnummern anderer Behörden genutzt.
Wir weisen darauf hin, dass diese Anrufe nicht vom Bundesamt stammen. Das Bundesamt und andere Behörden in Deutschland werden niemals derartige Telefonanrufe tÀtigen.
Wenn Sie einen solchen Anruf erhalten, legen Sie auf und leisten Sie auf keinen Fall Geldzahlungen!
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Physicist (PhD)
Theoretical physicist (Diploma: "Gravitational waves and symmetries" (in Czech), Dr.rer.nat.: "BeitrÀge zur Projektiven Einheitlichen Feldtheorie").
Currently working at a company installing/repairing computers and related stuff for medical doctors.
Long google profile number: 105791037149722415966 (I have no idea whether this is still needed for something)

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Computer technician (mostly medical computers)
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  • Tecont GmbH Leipzig (http://www.tecont.de)
    Technician, 2001 - present
  • Alphasat GmbH
    Physicist, 1996 - 2001
  • Friedrich-Schiller-UniversitĂ€t Jena
    Assistent, 1986 - 1996
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Odd-Fish
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No free WLAN. Nuff sed.
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