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Germán José Manuel Toro Ghio, son of Germán Alfonso and Jenny Isabel Cristina, became a citizen of planet Earth in the cold dawn of Sunday, May 11, 1958, in Santiago, capital of southern Chile....

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In crises, political decisions are always wrong. And Europe is in a deep crisis over the supply of natural gas to the continent. The point is that, frankly speaking, there are countries and many who did not agree with the Nord Stream project and who do not depend on gas as others do, and are now paying the consequences of this failed project. Now, the European Union is trying to find a joint way forward by appealing to solidarity (sharing the gas between countries), which is not easy, and unity. There are several dangers at this stage, such as, for example, -all in- with the entire production park, which implies a drastic environmental setback. Also, many of the nuclear reactors, mainly in France, have not been used for decades and their conditions are unknown.  And then we hear insane apostolates: the representative of the Swedish Democratic Party, Mrs. Elsa Widding, a member of the coalition party of the new government, yesterday in the Swedish Parliament, confidently claimed that our planet Earth has no climate problems and urged poor countries to produce electricity with coal.

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Julian Silk on Oct 20, 2022

Well, it is possible that some political decisions in crises are not wrong.  It's going to be a tough winter for Europe, granted.  But the Europeans may decide, as have the Germans, as in 

that they will suffer coal for the winter, until LNG arrangements to supplant Russian gas have been finalized.  I have argued elsewhere that CCS would be something that others besides the Poles should consider, and it may still be relevant.

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German Toro Ghio on Oct 20, 2022

The reflection should be different and ask who created this hellish mess, with thousands of victims, hundreds of thousands of refugees, families who can't even afford to eat, let alone pay their financial commitments. The distinguished gentleman whose name is Gerhard Schroeder, really, when one looks at the hundreds and hundreds of archive photographs where the former chancellor embraces Mr. Putin with euphoria and so much joy, all this -love- gives a lot of food for thought. Also, after all this mess, which was created by a former German chancellor, Germany has wanted to go through this crisis alone, and that is the annoyance of the countries that do not have the strength of the German economy. I understand that this story has just begun and this lobbyist, who selfishly sold his soul for a few euros more and has pulverised the lives of millions of families without considering the geopolitical risks, will surely have to give an account of his actions at some point.

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