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Friday, March 25, 2016

EYE on the World - Earth, Spiders, Rockefellers, Bunnies and Fools




Earth, Spiders, Rockefellers, Bunnies and Fools...



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Economic Globalization Accelerates Destruction of Earth 

FAIR TRADE OR NOT? 


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International trade damages tropical nature: NUS study

The findings of this first-ever study showed that the majority of tropical countries incur huge net economic losses amounting to US$1.7 trillion each year. Topping the list are countries such as Brazil, Thailand, India, Vietnam and Indonesia, where large areas of land are used for producing timber, crops and livestock for export. 

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

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Rockefellers Dump Exxon Over Climate Deceptions


TELL GOP, "EVEN BIG OIL CONFIRMS CLIMATE CHANGE"


Exxon said it now believes the threat of climate change is clear and warrants action.

In response to the divestment movement, many oil industry leaders have said millions of people in the developing world would be condemned to darkness and poverty if society were to halt the burning of fossil fuels before there is ample supply of cleaner energy sources.
REUTERS


Funeral for Bears & Bulls - Enter the Bunny!
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Market swings: not a bear or a bull, but a bunny


Some believe US share prices have still not
 emerged from the dotcom crash 

 “The stock market is about fair value now. In reality we’re not very overvalued because rates and inflation are so low. What we could talk about is a bear in hibernation. We would keep valuations high, but in a decade from now we are about where we are now and our returns have been a lot below average.”


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Clearly Market Values Now Seeking Greater Fools 


S&P Portrays HUGE 40-55% Downside

"To summarize, on the basis of valuation measures we find most strongly correlated with actual subsequent market returns across history, we presently estimate zero nominal total returns for the S&P 500 over the coming 10-12 year period, with negative real returns on both horizons. We expect that the completion of the current market cycle is likely to take the S&P 500 down by about 40-55%, which would not be a worst-case scenario but a historically run-of-the-mill outcome given present  valuations.                  

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Mercury Rapidly Spreads to Land Foods 

Dartmouth-led study illuminates pollutant's movement from aquatic to land food webs

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

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You taste like mercury, said the spider to the fly






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