What is the Opportunity Cost of Climate Waste?

Makes you think.

Ending world poverty sounds like something even the contemptible Greenpeace would applaud?

I won’t hold my breath.

Watts Up With That?

Mouse Mouse. By George Shuklin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 1.0], via Wikimedia CommonsGuest essay by Eric Worrall

What do we miss out on because the world wastes so much money and attention on climate? Imagine if some of that squandered money was spent on other fields such as medical research, such as the following accidental discovery, which if developed offers the possibility of longer life and superhuman athletic prowess.

Born to run; the story of the PEPCK-Cmus mouse

Richard W. Hanson and Parvin Hakimi

In order to study the role of the cytosolic form of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (GTP) (EC 4.1.1.32) (PEPCK-C) in skeletal muscle, PEPCK-Cmus mice were created by introducing the cDNA for the enzyme, linked to the human α-skeletal actin gene promoter, into their germ line. Two founder lines generated by this procedure were bred together, creating a line of mice that have 9.0 units/g…

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