[Verse 1]
Got some sides you’ll never know
Things I handle on my own
Show the highs and hide the lows
That’s just how it goes

[Verse 2]
Been through things you’ll never see
I’ve got some painful memories
Nights that I can barely sleep
But pretend that I’m at peace, when there’s

A million things been on my mind
I smile and say I’m doin’ fine
Anything to keep it all inside
‘Cause real men don’t cry
At least that’s what we tell ourselves
And hurt the ones who try to help
Wish that we could leave it all behind
That real men don’t cry

[Verse 2]
Let ’em fall in private rooms
Held ’em back in quite a few
After all that I been through
I’m tryna start anew
This kinda cycle’s hard to fight
Broken dads and sons alike
Holdin’ on to shame and pride
Trying to survive with a

Million things been on my mind
I smile and say I’m doin’ fine
Anything to keep it all inside
‘Cause real men don’t cry
At least that’s what we tell ourselves
And hurt the ones who try to help
Wish that we could leave it all behind
That real men don’t cry

And you might say that I’m sorely mistaken
That showing my emotions is a weakness
That type of thinking makes me wanna cry

A million things been on my mind
I smile and say I’m doin’ fine
Anything to keep it all inside
‘Cause real men don’t cry
At least that’s what we tell ourselves
And hurt the ones who try to help
Wish that we could leave it all behind
That real men don’t cry

Go ahead and dry your eyes
Nothing’s wrong with you and I

James Hansen:

Weathering, nature’s process of removing CO2 from the air, can be sped up by grinding silicate materials into fine dust and spreading it on soils that can otherwise benefit from the addition. Many farmers are accustomed to liming their fields, and have equipment for such purpose. The silicate particles will dissolve slowly, react with CO2, forming carbonates. Much of this carbonate will eventually find its way to the ocean, ending up as limestone on the ocean floor.

In order for enhanced weathering to play an important role in CO2 drawdown it will be necessary to demonstrate that it provides a significant benefit in increased soil fertility and crop yield. If governments also provide a financial incentive via a carbon market, the chances of obtaining large-scale buy-in by farmers will be much increased.

Other CO2 drawdown approaches, such as reforestation, are important, but require management to assure that the carbon sink is maintained. We will need the combination of reforestation, enhanced weathering, and other techniques to draw down atmospheric CO2 to a safe level.

Of course, the most important action required to avoid dangerous climate change is to phase over to carbon-free energies as rapidly as is economically justified. In that event, it should be possible to bring down atmospheric greenhouse gas levels before slow amplifying climate feedbacks occur, the most dangerous climate impacts need never occur, and we can bend the climate curve back toward the climate within which that humanity and nature lived during the Holocene.

University of Sheffield:

Applying rock dust to croplands could absorb up to 2 billion tonnes of
CO2 from the atmosphere, research shows

● Major new study shows adding rock dust to farmland could remove carbon dioxide (CO2)
equivalent to more than the current total emissions from global aviation and shipping
combined – or around half of Europe’s current total emissions
● Research identifies the nation-by-nation potential for CO2 drawdown, as well as the costs
and the engineering challenges involved
● Findings reveal the world’s highest emitters (China, India and the US) also have the
greatest potential to remove CO2 from the atmosphere using this method
● Scientists suggest unused materials from mining and the construction industry could be
used to help soils remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Adding crushed rock dust to farmland could draw down up to two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air per year and help meet key global climate targets, according to a major new
study led by the University of Sheffield.
The technique, known as enhanced rock weathering, involves spreading finely crushed basalt, a natural volcanic rock, on fields to boost the soil’s ability to extract CO2 from the air.

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Video by Andrew Revkin, then an Environmental Reporter with the New York Times.

Overton Window via Wiki:

The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time.[1] It is also known as the window of discourse. The term is named after Joseph P. Overton, who stated that an idea’s political viability depends mainly on whether it falls within this range, rather than on politicians’ individual preferences.[2][3] According to Overton, the window frames the range of policies that a politician can recommend without appearing too extreme to gain or keep public office given the climate of public opinion at that time.

After Overton’s death, his Mackinac Center for Public Policy colleague Joseph Lehman further developed the idea and named it after Overton.[5]

CBS News:

The climate science community is mourning the loss of a pioneering climate scientist and glaciologist, Konrad Steffen. Koni, as he was known to his friends and colleagues, apparently fell to his death in a deep opening in the ice called a crevasse on Saturday while doing research in Western Greenland.

With nearly 15,000 academic citations to his name, Steffen, who was 68 years old, dedicated his life to studying the rapidly melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. Ironically, it was the perils created by melting around Swiss Camp in Greenland — a research outpost he founded in 1990 — that claimed his life.

Jason Box, a well-known ice climatologist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, had spent many years working alongside Steffen and was with him right before he disappeared.

Box says the snowy, windy weather at the time was disorienting. He says Steffen “ultimately went beyond the safety perimeter in low visibility, windy conditions. Koni fell into a water based crevasse while the rest of us were working nearby, unaware. The last thing he said to us was he was going to look at data.”

The team organized a lengthy search and eventually found evidence in the thin ice. “[We] found a 2.5 meter long busted through hole in the 3 cm thick floor of the crevasse 8 meters down,” Box wrote in a message thread on Twitter. “I am told one is not buoyant in such cold freshwater. Since he was not found, I think he remains 8 meters down in the water.” 

“Personally, Koni was like a father,” Box told CBS News. “Immense man. Immense loss. Tears falling around the world.”

In a tweet earlier today, citing Steffen’s dedication to his craft, Box invoked a quote from Abraham Lincoln: “It is for us the living to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”

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UPDATE: Satellite image of crop damage.
Lightened area is flattened crops.

Challenge for idled shale operators in the Permian and Bakken.
Don’t expect the shale industry to just pop right back, especially in an era of lower prices.

Chris Tomlinson is a business reporter for the Houston Chronicle, which I’ve subscribed to due to their excellent reporting on the energy industry.
He’s one of a number of contributors to two new videos coming out this week, that examine the challenges and opportunities of the Post-Covid Energy landscape.


Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s vice presidential choice of Sen. Kamala Harris — who has vowed to take the fossil fuel industry to court over climate change and grounded her own run for the presidency on environmental justice — put energy squarely at the center of the presidential election yesterday.

Harris, one of the first senators to back the sweeping Green New Deal, quickly found her energy record under assault from President Trump, who criticized the California Democrat from the lectern at the White House.

“She is against fracking; she is against petroleum products,” said Trump, who last week warned a crowd in Ohio that the “radical left-wing movement” wants to “ban fracking, which will demolish your state.”

“I mean, how do you do that and go into Pennsylvania or Ohio or Oklahoma or the great state of Texas?” Trump said at the White House. “She’s against fracking. Fracking is a big deal.”

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