Global Warming: Your opinion ....

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Is Global Warming man made or a natural cycle ?

  1. Yes, it is man made

  2. Undecided

  3. No, I think there is another reason for it

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  1. Bat.1

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  2. gorski

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    :eek:Far left?!?!?!?:rolleyes::D:p:D You're far out!!!!:p:D:p
     
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  3. Bat.1

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    News Outlet: The Young Turks :roflmao: Dey're Alt-Left Political Commentary :annoyed:
    EDIT: And anone to de Right of Stalin is a RAAAAACIST
     
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    I believe that everything that has happened to the planet in recent years is human fault.

    But I do not understand when the government and big corporations want to blame the common man.

    For example, I try to use plastic at a minimum, but it is impossible to give it up completely. But of course, some politician on TV will say that because of people like me, animals die in the ocean because they eat plastic.

    Hey, I threw this plastic in the plastic container, why it ended up in the ocean is not my problem. All claims to who would have to recycle this plastic.
     
  5. gorski

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    Sadly, many people are not as enlightened and they do throw their garbage everywhere!!! Start with cigarettes... The filters are plastic - not that many people (especially smokers) know this or care about it...

    We are very far away from being in a rational relationship with Mother Earth... Like spoilt, self-centred brats, immature and egotistical to the bone...

    We have out work cut out for us, if there is something healthy to be left to the coming generations...
     
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  7. case-sensitive

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    Prostitutes !?!

    What's there that needs explaining ? A free change from gas to electricity on that scale is a drop in the ocean but oceans are made of lots of drops :) The technical claims are irelevant ......... electricity is better than gas .

    They're big , expensive and the same as with electric cars ......... we shouldnt be trying to keep our wasting and dekadent habits = our consumption at the same levels ...... we should be trying to reduce it .

    The best solution would be if we used clean green atomic energy ........... wich is the future and unavoidable .
     
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    Pros is Professionals.
     
  9. gorski

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    He knows but wants to be flippant every now and then...

    The issue is "how green/renewable are the sources of energy in any given country or state etc."?

    For instance, Germany and USofA use a lot of coal etc. And nuclear is very dangerous in so many ways... Not to mention really expensive, its just people do not know that decomissioning is socialised, so that is just not calculated in, to spare us, poor sods, of thinking of their... ahem.... other uses.... i.e. military purpose.... But OK, it's black and white, is C-S says so....
     
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  10. gorski

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    This is interesting, if....

    https://www.offgridenergyindependen.../clear-route-to-all-land-vehicles-being-solar

    Clear Route to All Land Vehicles Being Solar
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    The good news keeps coming. The IDTechEx report, "Solar Vehicles 2021-2041" explains and forecasts. In October 2020, University of York in the UK, working with NOVA University Lisbon, increased the ability of solar panels to absorb light by a stunning 125% by 3D geometry like a square block maze. This increases diffraction rate meaning probability of light being absorbed. They promise lighter, thinner, cheaper, more flexible solar panels. Non-slip for walkways, plazas and driveways, will boost success of Platio of Hungary.

    Dr. Christian Schuster from the University's Department of Physics, enthuses, "In principle, we could deploy ten times more solar power for the same amount of absorber material: ten times thinner solar cells could enable a rapid expansion of photovoltaics, increase solar electricity production, and greatly reduce our carbon footprint," (Journal Optica).

    Progress with solar-powered and solar-assisted land vehicles is now so clear and compelling that it is certain that most land vehicles will incorporate this technology as an essential part of their battery electric powertrains.

    Sono Motors and Lightyear cars where it is even possible to propel some entirely in this way if you are gentle. Lightyear One family car gets 750 km with half the battery.

    This has led Hyundai to put a solar roof on its Sonata hybrid car procuring up to 10% of its power and soon solar on its battery electric cars. Land vehicles follow static solar with progress on many fronts. Agrivoltaics boosts rather than wrecks farming. Fraunhofer bifacial vertical panels work from both sides leaving ground open for agriculture. Soliculture translucent greenhouses make electricity while optimally filtering light for plant growth. Now translucent solar panels are promised on some Hyundai battery cars. Solar panels that open up when the vehicle stops have been demonstrated as has sun-tracking solar on vehicles. ARC solar car chargers and large area land solar track the sun in one direction, increasing electricity produced by 30%. You can buy "flowers" that open their petals then follow the sun on land like a sunflower. Expect that on some vehicles.

    organic photovoltaic film on trucks to avoid the problem. Much solar uses infrared so that can even go on the underside of some vehicles travelling on hot roads as costs continue to plummet.

    The efficiency improvement is going much further as vehicles mimic wristwatches and satellites using lll-V compounds making even more electricity. Indeed, Toyota is trialling triple junction lll-V flexible solar on a car that will generate one kilowatt. Make that 10kW on a truck. Delightfully, the advances can be used together for even more power such as 3D geometry, multi-technology film grabbing all frequencies, sun-tracking and expanding.

    Bottom line is that robot shuttles, cars and smaller vehicles will easily become energy independent. Indeed a spin-off of Eindhoven University in the Netherlands is preparing a commercial energy-positive family car Stella Vie. Audi has joined as a partner. They even promise sensing robotics that takes it to the optimal part of a parking lot to charge.

    Solar Vehicles 2021-2041" explains.
     
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  11. case-sensitive

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    Questiion ........ are you a hippy ? :)

    Nuclear energy is the cleanest , safest and renewable energy source we have at the moment ........ that can prioduce the electricity that we need in the quantitys we need at the time we need .


    Wich is worse ? f**k-you-shima ...... or ...... the damage that inhumanity has done to the biosphere with fosil fuels ? Nuclear energy didnt sentance the inhuman race and the planet to death ........... capitalists with fosil fuels did it ?


    AND :) .......... yes the nuclear power stations that we have are crap , dangerous , poluted and the only reason for their existance is to make atomic bombs ...... but ....... as we've already talked about ...... not all nuclear power stations make ( so much ? ) crap for bombs .......... some of them actualy use and reduce stockpiles of dangerous nuclear waste .......... wich we have to do and have no other way of doing .
     
  12. gorski

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    Have you slept your beauty sleep over Chernobyl and all that?

    I repeat, this is

    1) dangerous, everywhere, regardless of the country,

    2) the most expensive energy we have, especially when storing the spent fuel is considered (all those are in dire state, as far as we can tell) and

    3) it's militarily used in a sociopathic manner.

    But don't let that stop you in your black-white dogma and careful thinking.... :rolleyes:
     
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  13. gorski

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    Maybe "safer" (than the previous, current ones), which tells you that the previous ones were not "safe" as they claimed to be back then, just as they are doing the same BS story all over again right now...

    Which tells you yet another story - that of our arrogance...

    It will be our downfall!!!
     
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  14. R29k

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    "They are not after me" - so no space for such a charge - but they are arrogant inasmuch as they claim they have it all under control, they know it all... And yet, we know they do NOT!!!
     
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    Phys.org: Study suggests great earthquakes cause of Arctic warming.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-12-great-earthquakes-arctic.html

    "There is a clear correlation between the great earthquakes in the Aleutian Arc and the phases of climate warming. A mechanism exists for physically transmitting the stresses in the lithosphere at the appropriate velocities. And these added stresses are capable of destroying metastable gas hydrates and permafrost, releasing methane. Each of the three components in this scheme is logical and lends itself to mathematical and physical explanation. Importantly, it explains a known fact—the abrupt rise in temperature anomalies in the Arctic—which remained unaccounted for by the previous models," Lobkovsky commented.