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Author: Gerry Sanders


Anyone who reads S. Kara’s ‘Cobalt Red’ published last year (once they wipe the tears from their eyes), will be rapidly disabused. Tens of thousands of artisanal workers, many women and children, work in underground mines in southern Congo where they scrape out cobalt ore which is then laundered through the ‘official’, mainly Chinese, companies. The hundreds of kilometres of tunnels are airless and totally unsupported, which means collapses are regular. When this happens, the evidence is buried forever, and relatives are even denied a decent burial as the bodies cannot be recovered. The appalling...

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Climate Confusion

Mr Woods has not noticed that people do not, “repudiate climate change” but only that human emissions such as CO2 cause it. The atmosphere does not act as a pane of glass, but act more like a blanket on your bed which does radiate into space but also radiates. Infrared light back to earth. The “reports and photos” he refers to are really anecdotal observations which do not, scientifically, prove anything. As for the ‘hottest since’ claims, the media needs Unique Selling Points to sell its wares and it does that remarkably well! The reason for Rob being ‘bombarded by the media’ is quite simply...

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