More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, October 5, 2013

United Nations aviation body reaches compromise deal to curb airline emissions

Deutsche Welle, 4 October 2013

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has reached a deal on curbing carbon dioxide emissions by airlines. But the agreement is not likely to completely satisfy the European Union.

At the conclusion of the organization's plenary meeting in Montreal, Canada, ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin congratulated the delegates on adopting the resolution, describing it as a major step forward for civil aviation.

"The devil may still be in the details, but today at least the devil has taken a vacation," Benjamin said.

The deal calls for the ICAO's nearly 200 member nations to agree by 2016 on an international system to reduce airline emissions, which are seen as a factor in climate change. The system would go into force in 2020, forcing airlines to account for their CO2 emissions, thus serving to encourage them to reduce the amount produced.

Possible EU problems

The agreement represents only a partial victory for the European Union, which had urged a carbon levy on flights within three years similar to its own recent scheme.

The 28-nation bloc last year imposed a carbon tax to make airlines using its airports pay for part of their emissions. The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for flights from and to the EU was, however, suspended last year in the face of a storm of criticism, with several nations rejecting the scheme.

Under the deal reached on Friday, countries would have to reject all regional schemes by 2016, thus possibly forcing the EU to abandon its ETS before the international set-up is implemented.

EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said the EU would have to look at "how to proceed up to 2020 with our EU emissions-trading system," but welcomed Friday's result.
"The EU's hard work is paying off," she said.

"With this deal on the table, ICAO agrees for the first time to a global way to address aviation emissions."

Others were less enthusiastic about Friday's deal.

"We should not dismantle effective climate policy instruments in exchange for a vague promise on a global scheme in the distant future without guarantees of environmental integrity or ambition, " Green EU parliamentarian Satu Hassi said.

She said the EU should "stand firm and stick by its original plans on aviation emissions."

tj/lw (AFP, dpa)

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