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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 27
Views: 2281

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

Zero. The flight still operates with or without them. For one passenger, non-rev or not, that is true of course, but all the travelers together do make the flight worthwhile. To give the non-rev passenger no part in the pollution doesn't feel morally right. So I would say, total pollution divided b...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 27
Views: 2281

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

Zero. The flight still operates with or without them. For one passenger, non-rev or not, that is true of course, but all the travelers together do make the flight worthwhile. To give the non-rev passenger no part in the pollution doesn't feel morally right. So I would say, total pollution divided b...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The problem here is everything has there pro and cons Correct, and to give a balanced view and get the right mix of sustainable energy, you need to be an expert in that field. I am pretty sure no one is on this site an expert, so why promote a single technology? That's why the only logical conclusi...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

M564038 wrote:
It does make sense, as you are not adding carbon to the cycle from outside sources, net carbon being no more and no less, whereas using coal is adding carbon from the outside.


correct, the long carbon cycle versus the short carbon cycle.

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed

Polot wrote:
Sounds like an aerodynamic nightmare.


this and weight disadvantage. The design is much havier than a tube design.

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

I'm fine with experts figuring this stuff out, the problem is the politicians and interest groups are the ones responsible for solving our problems, or at least for deciding how they should be solved. Most politicians couldn't solve their way out of a basic math equation, let alone a climate crisis...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

We've solved the green energy problem, many-a-decade ago. With 'new' and clean nuclear energy (thorium molten salt reactors) there is very little waste, and that waste has a multi-decade long half life (not multi-millennium like current reactors) It's cheap, green and offers infinite energy that ca...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

How is burning biomass wood pellets any different to coal when it comes to CCS, when the article mentions that Draxis putting out over 13 million tonnes of C02 and using around 7 million tonnes of wood pellets, the equivalent of about 25 million trees, plus we haven’t talked about transport either ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

We've solved the green energy problem, many-a-decade ago. With 'new' and clean nuclear energy (thorium molten salt reactors) there is very little waste, and that waste has a multi-decade long half life (not multi-millennium like current reactors) It's cheap, green and offers infinite energy that ca...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Yes when considering the availability of coal in the UK and majority of the fuel is sourced from overseas And how are you going to burn coal, sustainable? Given CCS isn't a proven technique. How is burning biomass wood pellets any different to coal when it comes to CCS, when the article mentions th...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Spending a billion in incentives to import anything is idiotic. If you need to import, then don't incentivitize it, give the money to a local alternative instead, so they can compete. There are all kinds of biomass, wood is only one of them. And burning wood only makes sense if you produce the wood...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Well, looks like Germany made a move and suspended the approval of Nord Steam 2. A German regulator on Tuesday suspended its certification of Nord Stream 2, an undersea pipeline intended to transport natural gas directly to Germany from Russia that has been the source of a long-running dispute betw...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of Having a Tunnel Constructed Under Atigun Pass in Alaska
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Feasibility of Having a Tunnel Constructed Under Atigun Pass in Alaska

Would it be feasible to have a tunnel built under Atigun Pass to make travel on the Dalton Highway there safer as the highway is a key supply route for the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay? Tunnels like this have been built under Loveland Pass in Colorado with the Eisenhower Tunnelbin 1973, Rohtang Pass w...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 27
Views: 1450

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

singingamy wrote:
Please don't throw stone in me but I honestly found this year Champions League kinda boring. The only two teams I really enjoyed watching where Italy and Belgium.


Champions League? Nation League you mean? And then I full-heartedly agree.

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving Dinner
Replies: 29
Views: 1237

Re: Thanksgiving Dinner

ACDC8 wrote:
Nothing.

Thanksgiving was 6 weeks ago.

:mrgreen:


Nothing? Not going to eat at all? :shock: :lol:

Not American, so no thanksgiving, so nothing special. ;)

Anyhow, happy thanksgiving to anyone who wants to celebrate it.

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3239

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

If we assume Ukrainians (not talking about an attack on a NATO country here as that would be WW3 in my opinion) would fight on the ground, couldn't NATO concentrate on an air war ? By that I mean shoot down anything over/close to Ukraine, and bomb tanks and artillery pieces on the ground ? Or does ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50420

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

It's clearly a balance between performance and reliability. With so few races left, having taken a new engine for Hamilton in Brazil, they've obviously worked out they can now "turn it up to 11". Clearly, although I was quite - pleasantly - surprised that Max Verstappen did the fasted lap...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50420

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

scbriml wrote:
Seems the FIA didn't like that too much.


Nope, the FIA doesn't like it when they are put into a bad light. :roll:

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 101
Views: 25727

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Surinam Airways chooses to replace their B777, with a more sensible A330. It will be an ex-Virgin Australia example, A330-200. Would be nice to see them fly with their own metal on the Amsterdam route.
Good luck to them.

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 101
Views: 25727

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Replies: 27
Views: 1450

Re: 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification

In addition, the Netherlands has no business qualifying given the last two matches 8-)

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

She is deranged. Entitled to your opinion, but not your own facts. There is nothing in the DSM that would concur with that determination about her. Geez I might be just about to show my age here but what are you referring by DSM? Not your age, just the limitation of your knowledge: DSM = Diagnostic...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia just shot down their own satellite!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1670

Re: Russia just shot down their own satellite!!!

two wrongs, don't make it right.

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Edited to add: The conversation in here, either rightly or wrongly has gotten a little confrontational. I am not trying to insult you or your intelligence, I’m just trying to understand why you have reached the conclusions you have, as I know your not alone in your views. And if the world is going ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Just that not everyone agrees with the data presented as facts as you put it You are correct on that one, you don't agree, so not everyone agrees. Everyone that matters in this debate does agree. As pointed out, people who actually do the research agree, I believe them, rather than some random peop...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Do I think we produce pollution yes I do, do I think it’s as dire a problem or climate emergency no I don’t. The thing is they have convinced me that it’s not a big as problem as being made out, it’s up to others to convince me otherwise. Do you know the thing is, data doesn't care about your opini...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

By gosh so now can I not only form my own opinion from people that do have expertise in their field but the only way to have a debate with you is to go to university and get masters degree and write a paper that is peer reviewed. Have you done any of those things you ask of me or have you read up a...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50420

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The plot thickens... So if Max did release the steering lock and intentionally ran Lewis wide what do we think should happen? Personally, I'm against any type of post race time penalty or even a grid penalty for the next race as it distracts from what is turning out to be a fantastic season of raci...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

By gosh so now can I not only form my own opinion from people that do have expertise in their field but the only way to have a debate with you is to go to university and get masters degree and write a paper that is peer reviewed. Have you done any of those things you ask of me or have you read up a...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Everything thing is up for debate, just because we do not agree does not rule it out Facts aren't up for debate, they are facts. And man-made climate change is such a fact. If you want to deny facts, fine, but than there is nothing to talk about anymore. The fact is not every scientist agrees with ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

You have got everything you are saying just a little bit wrong. Sorry. First of all. That there are man made climate change, and the consequences og such is not up for debate. Denying it at this point is something that should be diagnosed, not listened to. Everything thing is up for debate, just be...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 197
Views: 18277

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Looking from an American point of view, it would be most logical, especially to help Boeing out in their time of need. Especially taken into account that this would be a political decision and the A330, uhhh LMXT, is viewed as a foreign product. I see a 10% chance of winning for Airbus, uuuhhh Lock...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5315

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

None of the people in your examples used tourist visas and airplanes, via third countries, to take refuge, did they ? Did Turkey have a generous social safety net back then ? Turkey sent ships for these people to travel. When they arrived in Turkey, they were given citizenship, free land, social-ec...

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by Dutchy
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3239

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Kiwirob wrote:
Who in there right mind would want to go to war over Ukraine? My oldest son is near conscription age, I wouldn’t want to see him die for Ukraine.


Apparently the Russian leadership, Crimea is annexed and it is known that a lot of Russian conscripts died in Eastern Ukraine.

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5315

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

Dieuwer wrote:
It's called PDS ("Putin Derangement Syndrom"). People who suffer from this peddle endless conspiracy theories and blame all and everything on Putin.


No, it's geopolitics. Lukashenko has a great dependency on the Russian leadership. Belarus is just a pon in the game.

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5315

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

Gravitas: Will 2,000 migrants trigger a war in Europe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NhC0WkNEfU The European Union says it is being destabilized. The bloc claims Russia & Belarus have weaponized 2,000 migrants. Poland has stationed 15,000 troops to protect its borders. Will 2,000 migrants fl...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 52
Views: 3239

Re: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?

Russia already invaded Ukraine. The truth probably is that the response will be minimal. The EU / America / NATO doesn't want a war over Ukraine. If the Russian aggression would go into a NATO / EU country, that would be a different matter, but the Putin regime will not do that. Georgia, Ukraine, Mo...

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by Dutchy
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Don't deflect. Cancel the gast contract now, unless Europe wants to be labeled as "hypocrites". The Climate Change activist, Greta Thunberg demands it: https://twitter.com/gretathunberg/status/1356669038664032257 https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/biden-must-freeze-putins-...

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The Green Deal ("Green Fantasy" would be a better choice of words) of Europe will simply mean: 1) Increased dependency on the goodwill of Putin, 2) Losing key industries to global locations with a better and more reliable power infrastructure, and 3) Impoverishment of large swaths of the ...

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4822

Re: What is in Britain's future?

The only thing worse than having big money in your country, is not having big money in your country. Nothing wrong with big money in a regulated capitalist way. What's wrong is when that impacts law making because they have influence when they should not, or when those in power have no appreciation...

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2021 deliveries
Replies: 143
Views: 35968

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2021 deliveries

Someone83 wrote:
A321: 2


Who is still getting new A321CEO delivered?

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 197
Views: 18277

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

Looking from an American point of view, it would be most logical, especially to help Boeing out in their time of need. Especially taken into account that this would be a political decision and the A330, uhhh LMXT, is viewed as a foreign product. I see a 10% chance of winning for Airbus, uuuhhh Lockh...

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4822

Re: What is in Britain's future?

I think Boris did it for his ego, like most things he does. I don't see any sign he remotely enjoys any of it and certainly what's been happening the last year and half stinks of someone we all knew was completely out of his depth. I have no clue who the Tory's would put up to replace him. There ar...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5315

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

I have read most of the arguments here on the responsibilities of Turkey and Belarus in this problem, and I have to say that I agree with them, but can I use the same arguments against France who allow this year alone 22000 people to cross the English channel to illegally enter the UK . Apparently ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4822

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Ireland should go into Schengen as well, IMO. Most Irish would probably not agree. It would break the Good Friday Agreement and Common Travel Zone with its biggest trade partner by far, and the current system gives it more control over its border and immigration. The UK and Ireland share immigratio...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

The Green Deal ("Green Fantasy" would be a better choice of words) of Europe will simply mean: 1) Increased dependency on the goodwill of Putin, 2) Losing key industries to global locations with a better and more reliable power infrastructure, and 3) Impoverishment of large swaths of the ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Political realities imply that all of this is simply not going to happen. Sure, Democrats can ram through any green bill, which will then be annulled when the Republicans take over. I can imagine that, if one side or the other pushes even more extremist ideas, the US and even Europe may violently b...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 151
Views: 5811

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

For $3000 per ton, that is taxing gasoline at $25.50 per gallon. Ummm... that has huge social consequences that cannot be ignored. Lightsaber, those costs are there and are being paid, just not by the person who uses it. Those costs are being paid by society at large in the form of climate adaptati...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 4822

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Maybe Northern Ireland can have the same deal as Gibraltar. Ireland isn't in Schengen because of the UK and the open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. So no use to get Northern Ireland into Schengen and given all the circumstances surrounding Northern Ireland, I do not feel that this wou...

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