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Old 03-09-2022, 05:14 AM   #391
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I don't believe in nuclear fusion. That isn't even tomorrow's tech. It's the day after tomorrow and has been for fifty years. Thorium reactors look much more like a practical option.
 
Old 03-09-2022, 09:09 AM   #392
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There's a mountain in Wales somewhere that is hollow.
It's in Llanberis, near Snowdon - the visitor centre is a few hundred meters from the start of the Snowdon Railway.

(And, as Soadyheid says, there's also one in Scotland.)


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Old 03-14-2022, 01:10 PM   #393
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Blocking Boycotts Opposing the Oil Industry

The American Legislative Exchange Council has drafted legislation modeled to do just that. In yet another direct challenge to the 14th Amandment (see TX Anti-abortion legislation), ALEC is trying to make it legal to blacklist any entity opposing the hypocrites of the Oil Industry posing as "Green," state by state.

ENERGY DISCRIMINATION ELIMINATION ACT

This is modeled on efforts to block divestment from Israel.
 
Old 03-17-2022, 08:39 PM   #394
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Deep geothermal energy showed up recently in the papers, looks interesting but again, would take time to get on stream.

Interesting!

Play Bonny!

 
Old 04-30-2022, 07:49 AM   #395
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Today on slashdot;
saudi-arabia-launches-cloud-seeding-operation-to-increase-rainfall

Not funny guys, that's going to drain the existing clouds and generate more HEAT from the sun.
Maybe if they'd generate more clouds instead, it'd have a positive impact but this chemical thing is just futile.
 
Old 04-30-2022, 08:12 AM   #396
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Not funny guys, that's going to drain the existing clouds and generate more HEAT from the sun.
Water vapour is a greenhouse gas, so probably not.

https://climate.nasa.gov/ask-nasa-cl...nhouse-effect/

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as greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane increase, Earth’s temperature rises in response. This increases evaporation from both water and land areas. Because warmer air holds more moisture, its concentration of water vapor increases. Specifically, this happens because water vapor does not condense and precipitate out of the atmosphere as easily at higher temperatures. The water vapor then absorbs heat radiated from Earth and prevents it from escaping out to space.
 
Old 04-30-2022, 08:24 AM   #397
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Water vapour is a greenhouse gas, so probably not.

https://climate.nasa.gov/ask-nasa-cl...nhouse-effect/
It's also white so it reflects the sunlight, unlike the surface.
I'm no expert, but somehow I think we'll all burn without the cloud coverage.
 
Old 04-30-2022, 11:01 PM   #398
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UN report: People have wrecked 40% of all the land on Earth
and the percentage is growing daily in the Amazon, especially.

We're idiots, not worthy of being called Human Beings, to prioritize money over The Mother and to leave a degraded environment for future generations (I would not blame them if they curse the now-living)
 
Old 05-11-2022, 09:38 AM   #399
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The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows.
Again, I am just a watchman -- awareness of what is really going on will help us all make correct decisions and take action if we have the courage.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...akdown-oil-gas

Does one really think the oil companies give a hoot about Earth? If so, how naive!
 
Old 05-12-2022, 03:46 AM   #400
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Sadly, it's not only us who have to make decisions. It's the vested interests, who make billions each year. They are the ones who get politicians re-elected.

Then there's the effect of doing the right thing. Just imagine the world stopped using oil for one tiny second. So the electricity goes because there's no oil to run the generators. You can't refill your car with petrol/diesel/gas/whatever. You can't import becuse ships & planes are grounded…etc.

The above is extreme, but we all have to sign up for real changes soon. It won't happen.
 
Old 05-14-2022, 11:16 PM   #401
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https://twitter.com/i/status/1525636852295794692 ... on working together.
 
Old 05-19-2022, 03:28 PM   #402
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Toyota have released vehicles with zero emissions and super security.

https://www.toyota.at/discover-toyota/beyond-zero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4AwMDE9Xd4
(better world, buying toyota)
 
Old 05-19-2022, 04:07 PM   #403
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It warms up, it gets cold. Weather will do what weather has always done with or without man's help. The Earth is going to do what it is going to do to protect itself. Let a few volcanoes spout and see the scientists go into a tizzy. Maybe corks will work to plug that non conforming energy source. Point is, now we have climate change to cover both scenarios (warming/cooling -- the global climate alarmists/zealots have it covered). So follow the money... Right now it is in wind mills and solar, never mind that each panel/turbine must be first mined out the ground, raw material refined, moved to a factory, built, maintained, and finally scrapped in time when it wears out -- all taking energy. And batteries use scarce elements to make/mine... All feel good technology.... It's a money making business that 'needs' the scare tactics to keep that gravy train rolling. Really that is all it is. Am I against better energy sources? Of course not. We just need common sense to use what was put in this planet until we actually have a 'viable' solution to clean(er) energy. Work towards it, but don't bring down the world's economy(s) over it as we are trying to do now. The sky isn't falling. One solution is of course good nuclear power. The waste isn't that much and over time, we would be moving away from it too as better tech is found and comes on-line. We have to change the 'perception' of the general public on nuclear reactors which won't be easy to change (the biggest political obstacle, besides putting a crimp into where the current money is flowing).
 
Old 05-19-2022, 04:48 PM   #404
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It warms up, it gets cold. Weather will do what weather has always done with or without man's help. The Earth is going to do what it is going to do to protect itself. Let a few volcanoes spout and see the scientists go into a tizzy. Maybe corks will work to plug that non conforming energy source. Point is, now we have climate change to cover both scenarios (warming/cooling -- the global climate alarmists/zealots have it covered). So follow the money... Right now it is in wind mills and solar, never mind that each panel/turbine must be first mined out the ground, raw material refined, moved to a factory, built, maintained, and finally scrapped in time when it wears out -- all taking energy. And batteries use scarce elements to make/mine... All feel good technology.... It's a money making business that 'needs' the scare tactics to keep that gravy train rolling. Really that is all it is. Am I against better energy sources? Of course not. We just need common sense to use what was put in this planet until we actually have a 'viable' solution to clean(er) energy. Work towards it, but don't bring down the world's economy(s) over it as we are trying to do now. The sky isn't falling. One solution is of course good nuclear power. The waste isn't that much and over time, we would be moving away from it too as better tech is found and comes on-line. We have to change the 'perception' of the general public on nuclear reactors which won't be easy to change (the biggest political obstacle, besides putting a crimp into where the current money is flowing).

each nuclear plants have big leaks.


nuclear plants means more cancers
 
Old 05-20-2022, 05:15 AM   #405
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I seriously hope nobody is lurking on this forum trying to inform himself.

Better go to http://www.ipcc.ch if you're trying to do that.
 
  


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