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Posted: Jan 18, 2024 - 12:45pm

Discourses of climate delay

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024 - 10:47am

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Oh, I forgot about advocating for Thorium reactors that miami has been doing the same here for years. He is the one who brought this to my attention.  There are other mini reactors that use other elements for fuel.  And how about superconductors to improve transmission and efficiency.

Nuclear reactors are not allowed to be discussed. No one wants to look at anything other than solar and wind for alternatives as has been widely demonstrated here and elsewhere. These two solutions only benefit the CCP and make us even more dependent on them, which is the biggest problem of all of this.  That is what makes this whole debate just virtue signaling and nothing more.  And those who point this out are always called, wait for it ... deniers.

Bullshit.

Edit:  I'll take this even further.  The push for EV's makes us totally dependent on the CCP for the rare earths needed to make batteries.  And once again any effort to explore and develop rare earth mining here in the US is quashed by the democrats and their lunatic fringe environmental progressives.  The same ones getting in the way of rebuilding our power grid for the same reasons.


Jesus, you are tiresome. This is why I don't like you.

here's 12 seconds of googlework that I did for you: 
https://www.gov.ca.gov/2023/03...


And I'm well on record here saying the green power that will save us is the kind that glows green. Here's a post from 14 years ago with that sentiment: https://radioparadise.com/comm...
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Posted: Jan 18, 2024 - 8:03am

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 kurtster wrote:

Not true.  I have been arguing for rebuilding and especially hardening the grid to survive an EMP and Coronal Mass Ejections such as the Carrington Event for years.

You realize that this is not the same as advocating for supporting alt energy sources?
 
Oh, I forgot about advocating for Thorium reactors that miami has been doing the same here for years. He is the one who brought this to my attention.  There are other mini reactors that use other elements for fuel.  And how about superconductors to improve transmission and efficiency.

Nuclear reactors are not allowed to be discussed. No one wants to look at anything other than solar and wind for alternatives as has been widely demonstrated here and elsewhere. These two solutions only benefit the CCP and make us even more dependent on them, which is the biggest problem of all of this.  That is what makes this whole debate just virtue signaling and nothing more.  And those who point this out are always called, wait for it ... deniers.

Bullshit.

Edit:  I'll take this even further.  The push for EV's makes us totally dependent on the CCP for the rare earths needed to make batteries.  And once again any effort to explore and develop rare earth mining here in the US is quashed by the democrats and their lunatic fringe environmental progressives.  The same ones getting in the way of rebuilding our power grid for the same reasons.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2024 - 7:41am

 kurtster wrote:

Not true.  I have been arguing for rebuilding and especially hardening the grid to survive an EMP and Coronal Mass Ejections such as the Carrington Event for years.



You realize that this is not the same as advocating for supporting alt energy sources?

 kurtster wrote:
For that I have been called a lunatic and a conspiracy theorist.  You are one of those who have mocked me on these concerns.


This wasn't the only reason.

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Your short and convenient memory.

pot/kettle. I might be wrong, but I don't recall you supporting any alternatives, and frequently arguing for the status quo mostly as a 'just because'. And yes, you have many crazy conspiracy theories. Some of them may align slightly with real world events - that doesn't make them correct, or you especially insightful.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2024 - 7:35am

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But have you ever advocated for subsidies to bring on more alt capacity? No, you argued that if it needed subsidies it wasn't viable, all while ignoring the constant and ongoing support of fossil fuels.  This is proof to me that your are disingenuous in your argument and simply pick the point that supports what you want today.  You like the status quo because it works well enough for you and keeps others down. You fear the change because it might mean someone else gets to use an advantage that you've held exclusively. 
 
Not true.  I have been arguing for rebuilding and especially hardening the grid to survive an EMP and Coronal Mass Ejections such as the Carrington Event for years.  Well before Musk and Tesla even got onto the drawing board.

For that I have been called a lunatic and a conspiracy theorist.  You are one of those who have mocked me on these concerns.

The cost for this when I first started mentioning this was only $2 billion dollars.  A rounding error in any government program.  The cost now is an estimated $15 to $20 billion.  Guess who we have to get the transformers and capacitors from ?  China and it takes about a year from order to delivery.  That has probably gotten longer, too.

Your short and convenient memory.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2024 - 7:25am

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Then by your own definition, it was not a good idea to shut down thermo-electric coal plants after all.

Once again, the cart was put in front of the horse.

History has shown us that this never works.

Those who do not learn from history ...

What is that pesky definition of insanity ?

This is proof (to me) that the insane are in charge.


But have you ever advocated for subsidies to bring on more alt capacity? No, you argued that if it needed subsidies it wasn't viable, all while ignoring the constant and ongoing support of fossil fuels.  This is proof to me that your are disingenuous in your argument and simply pick the point that supports what you want today.  You like the status quo because it works well enough for you and keeps others down. You fear the change because it might mean someone else gets to use an advantage that you've held exclusively. 

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Posted: Jan 16, 2024 - 10:57pm

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It was a good idea to shut down thermo-electric coal plants but insufficient capacity replaced it.  
 
Then by your own definition, it was not a good idea to shut down thermo-electric coal plants after all.

Once again, the cart was put in front of the horse.

History has shown us that this never works.

Those who do not learn from history ...

What is that pesky definition of insanity ?

This is proof (to me) that the insane are in charge.
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Posted: Jan 16, 2024 - 10:36pm

2023 in climate change

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Posted: Jan 14, 2024 - 11:55am

The high risk of rolling blackouts in the energy-rich province of Alberta has subsided.   Poor planning.  

It was a good idea to shut down thermo-electric coal plants but insufficient capacity replaced it.  
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Posted: Jan 11, 2024 - 3:32am

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Posted: Jan 10, 2024 - 2:06pm

2023 smashes record for world’s hottest year by huge margin
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Posted: Dec 27, 2023 - 6:55pm

How Electric-Vehicle Demand Is Losing Steam in the U.S., in Charts - WSJ (ungated version)


The headline is misleading IMO. Content is otherwise interesting, in particular the last chart.

Market penetration growth rates strike me as impressive. The fact that China is well ahead of peer economies strikes me as very positive for the future growth of the global EV market. Perhaps it is time that the US federal excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel were increased.

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Posted: Dec 15, 2023 - 1:50pm

Direct air capture: An expensive, dangerous distraction from real climate solutions

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Posted: Nov 22, 2023 - 1:53pm

Oxfam: Richest 1% emit as much planet-heating pollution as two-thirds of humanity
  • The richest 1 percent (77 million people) were responsible for 16 percent of global consumption emissions in 2019 —more than all car and road transport emissions. The richest 10 percent accounted for half (50 percent) of emissions.
  • It would take about 1,500 years for someone in the bottom 99 percent to produce as much carbon as the richest billionaires do in a year.
  • Every year, the emissions of the richest 1 percent cancel out the carbon savings coming from nearly one million wind turbines.
  • Since the 1990s, the richest 1 percent have used up twice as much of the carbon we have left to burn without increasing global temperatures above the safe limit of 1.5°C than the poorest half of humanity.
  • The carbon emissions of richest 1 percent are set to be 22 times greater than the level compatible with the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement in 2030.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2023 - 12:33am



Remember when chatting about the weather wasn’t sinister and weird?




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Posted: Sep 18, 2023 - 8:46am

 R_P wrote:

It was nicer than usual in Denver, so that must mean this chart is wrong. 
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Posted: Sep 18, 2023 - 7:58am

 R_P wrote:
Oh Yeah! Wait till next year! 

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