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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Thread Manager, May 28, 2014.
"Disastrous": Locals speak out against putting mining wastewater in well
Conservatives Have a New Bogeyman: Critical Energy Theory
Panel: Consider tinkering with oceans to suck up more carbon
Interesting little tidbit about certain seaweeds; they can grow up to 2 feet per day. They also found plants that aren't so photo sensitive and can actually grow at night.
WTF? Anything with the words "critical" and "theory" seems to trigger them.
You can’t criticize America! We’re the city on the hill! You’ll ruin our economy! Ruin someone else’s!
FLATPÅCKED FÖRESTS (earthsight.org.uk)
It's okay he and the other wealthy people will live on their space colonies while we die on our dying planet.
Twitter dude is misrepresenting (or misunderstanding) his own source. The fine-print text says that about a billion low-polluting individuals produce less carbon waste per person over a lifetime than a single passenger on a single space flight. Granted, that’s a sobering comparison. But his “headline” suggests that a billion people in total produce less carbon waste than one astronaut. And that’s way wrong. Indeed, dude is exaggerating (if I have my math terms correct) by nine orders of magnitude. Also: Elon Musk might have been a better choice for billionaire villain. His Falcon rockets use relatively dirty kerosene-based fuel. Whereas, Bezos’s (sub-orbital) Blue Origins rockets use relatively clean hydrogen/methane-based fuel.
To be sure, space missions — generally and on a per flight basis — create more pollution than commercial airliners. But there are vastly more airline flights than space flights. One estimate says that all rocket launches in one year account for about 0.0000059% of all CO2 emissions. For airliners, it’s about 2.4%. And combined cars, trucks, etc. are even worse offenders. So if you’re prioritizing pollution targets, banning (say) two-stroke lawnmowers would have a greater impact than banning space travel.
Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' could meet its doom within 3 years | Live Science
Brazil wildfires killed an estimated 17 million animals - BBC News
**** Joe Manchin.