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Sex, Lies and Online Dating

In these times of Online Dating and the virtual world, much is often overheard simply standing in line at the local Starbucks. Usually the conversation goes something like this; OMG! I just had the date from hell!!! …she was talking about someone she had recently met on the Internet. He was tall dark and handsome, but by the end of the evening, he might as well have told her that space ships had landed and he was an alien explorer! The conversation had gone into weird land to the point of no return.

I find these dynamics fascinating, not only as a Clinical Sexologist and Relationship therapist but as a researcher as well. In my line of work, I hear stories everyday of love, relationship and everything in-between. Most interesting is the fine art of online dating. I have always claimed that Internet dating is not for the faint of heart. The stories reported have run the gamete from deceit and treachery to stories of eternal love found on your local dating site.

Perhaps as an expert on relationship and the game of dating and mating, my point of view will be helpful to those of you that decide to embark on this fascinating yellow brick road.

One of the main issues that are disclosed most often, are stories of deceit. Even though most chance meetings of online dating start off the usual coffee dates, etc., we are actually taking a chance on a complete stranger, wanting to believe their story is true and that the person sitting across from us is authentic and one of integrity.

One of the most poignant issues presenting the newbie dater, once they have passed the sacred number of dates, (usually 3-5) , is whether or not they should pull themselves off of the dating site they originally met on, while getting to know the person they are currently dating. I don't see this as all that difficult of a decision. It's not brain surgery to figure this one out. According to the Anthropologists and current researchers in the field of human behavior, all evidence points to the fact that although man is not naturally monogamous, we are indeed territorial. What does that mean for all of you currently out there in the dating arena in today's world?

Simple, even the Dali Lama has experienced anger and jealousy. If we are indeed, as the researchers point out, territorial creatures, then how can one possibly expect a potential partner that they are attempting to woe and seduce, into a real and meaningful relationship, to put up with such shenanigans as multi-task dating as though they have been hit with the DDD (dreaded dating disease) of Dating Attention Disorder!!!!!

My advice: For all of you wannabe Dating Gurus that can't focus on the one guy/girl that is currently in your visual path, honesty, integrity, authenticity and simple good manners goes much further than what you are driving or your good looks.

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Shell Offers Proposal To Tackle Climate Change

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Shell Offers Proposal To Tackle Climate Change

Company Supports Paris Climate Agreement

By Christopher Mooney and Steven Mufson, Washington Post

Royal Dutch Shell just outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, we would be using far less of the company's own product - oil - as cars become electric, a massive carbon storage industry develops, and transportation begins a shift toward a reliance on hydrogen as an energy carrier.

The company's Sky scenario was designed to imagine a world that complies with the goals of the Paris climate agreement, managing to hold the planet's warming to “well below” a rise of 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above pre-industrial levels. Shell has said that it supports the Paris agreement.

The scenario, which finds the world in a net-zero emissions state by 2070, is based on the idea that “a simple extension of current efforts, whether efficiency mandates, modest carbon taxes, or renewable energy supports, is insufficient for the scale of change required,” the oil company document reads.

“The relevant transformations in the energy and natural systems require concurrent climate policy action and the deployment of disruptive new technologies at mass scale within government policy environments that strongly incentivize investment and innovation.”

The company also cautioned that Sky is only a scenario - a possible future dependent on many assumptions - not a reality that will definitely be realized.

Shell is one of the globe's largest publicly traded oil companies and produced 3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day last year. But the company's own recent investments reflect a slight change in focus or, at least, a hedging of its bets. In October, it purchased NewMotion, an electric-vehicle charging company. Shell now operates a small number of stations providing hydrogen fuel to vehicles in the United States and Europe, and is involved in pursuing carbon capture and storage technologies through its Quest project in the Canadian oil sands and the enormous Gorgon project in Australia.

The company has also acquired BG Group, a major natural gas company, as part of placing greater emphasis on producing natural gas, which releases fewer greenhouse gases during combustion than oil or coal. The company is being pressured by some shareholders to do more on climate change, though some investors support the current state of the company.

“Anytime we see a forecast looking out many decades, it can be an interesting talking point but does not seriously influence investor decisions,” said Pavel Molchanov, energy analyst at the investment firm Raymond James, said in an email. “Even for long-term-oriented investors, that is simply too distant a time frame.”

Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden in past interviews with The Washington Post has acknowledged that “climate change is real” and that “action is needed” but has asserted that the world will need to keep burning fossil fuels even if renewable energy catapults forward.

“It doesn't mean we have to kiss hydrocarbons goodbye. In fact, we can't,” he said.

In November, the company said it would cut the carbon footprint of making (not burning) its own petroleum products by 20 percent by 2035 and by about half by 2050. Shareholder groups, however, have noted that if Shell increases its overall fossil fuel production, then it will undercut some of those gains. Last year, shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal by an environmental group calling for Shell to set and publish annual targets to reduce carbon emissions.

In the Sky scenario, the world's consumption of oil would rise through 2025 before starting to decline. Global oil consumption would begin to drop in 2030 and fall below current levels in 2040.

“Liquid hydrocarbon fuel consumption almost halves between 2020 and 2050 and falls by 90 percent by 2070 in the sector,” the document says.

“It is striking that a company built on energy flow commodities sees them declining permanently after 2040,” said Peter Fox-Penner, director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University, in an emailed comment on the scenario.

Other changes are just as massive. Nuclear power would triple, the total use of electricity would expand fivefold, and the world would be equipped with 10,000 carbon capture and storage (CCS) installations.

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