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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #300 on: 27 December, 2019, 11:48:23 AM »
Not just gold and diamonds, but the very materials we need to build EVs to replace fossil fuel burning vehicles.  Talk about a double-edged sword! 

Maybe we need to reconsider use of motor vehicles for anything other than transporting absolute essentials.

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #301 on: 27 December, 2019, 11:52:19 AM »
Not just gold and diamonds, but the very materials we need to build EVs to replace fossil fuel burning vehicles.

I know, I was just drawing parallels with previous episodes of catastrophic pillage.

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #302 on: 27 December, 2019, 12:03:42 PM »

Really interesting article, thanks.

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« Reply #303 on: 27 December, 2019, 02:46:50 PM »

Really interesting article, thanks.

Yes, have to agree, that was both chilling and rather grim in its predictions about asset stripping the seabed.
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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #304 on: 27 December, 2019, 05:40:53 PM »
Here’s some good news for a change.

Nuclear has sometimes been touted as a means to wean us off fossil fuels. However, it appears to have proven far more expensive and time consuming to build, and then run, a nuclear power plant compared to energy solutions provided by renewables.

Switzerland decided some time ago to start moving away from nuclear, particularly after Fukushima. Here’s their first giant leap in that direction.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-nuclearpower-idUKKBN1YO19J

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #305 on: 27 December, 2019, 10:59:46 PM »
I wish I hadn't started this thread. I am I glad I did. It's like the book The Road, only without the comfort of fiction.
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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #306 on: 28 December, 2019, 02:38:02 AM »
It's like the book The Road, only without the comfort of fiction.

It’s the prequel.

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #307 on: 29 December, 2019, 01:16:06 AM »
Some more good news. The fallacies thrown around by climate change denialism and sources of fake news is being turned into a fun mobile game called ‘Cranky Uncle’. It’s by John Cook, the scientist being the Denial 101 course I quoted several times in this thread. It’s still in development, and you can donate to crowd fund it (see link).

As a Xmas present to myself I’ve gone for the ‘cameo’ option, as an orangutan called Dave.  :D

https://advancement.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior-1col.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=4854

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #308 on: 29 December, 2019, 09:44:19 AM »
Some news from folk trying to make a difference in the UK.

Wildlife Rebellion is a new project from Chris Packham & Megan McCubbin. In the new year they’ll be sharing initiatives to conserve our wildlife, and do our bit to protect the biodiversity in our immediate vicinity.

More on it here:

https://m.facebook.com/WildlifeRebellion/

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #309 on: 30 December, 2019, 05:14:30 PM »


“Climate change on track to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn”

(Old article, but relevant)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/17/climate-change-on-track-to-cause-major-insect-wipeout-scientists-warn

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #310 on: 30 December, 2019, 08:47:38 PM »
Keep them coming by all means, Shaolin. 
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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #311 on: 30 December, 2019, 08:52:57 PM »
Seconded,!
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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #312 on: 31 December, 2019, 01:28:06 AM »
Another slightly older article, but quite a thorough discussion on our chances as a civilisation:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190218-are-we-on-the-road-to-civilisation-collapse?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

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« Reply #313 on: 31 December, 2019, 10:44:22 AM »
...and for those who complain that it's called 'climate change' instead of 'global warming' these days - things like this are the reason why the terminology has been udpated: record low temperatures in India

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #314 on: 31 December, 2019, 01:25:32 PM »
Meanwhile, Australians literally faced down Armageddon - fleeing to beaches under blood red skies, their towns burning up, ash falling everywhere, a choking smog...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-50952253