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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

A good editorial Editorial about why climate risk isn't reflected in company reports of the fossil fuel businesses. Last week, Shell walked away from 170 million barrels of oil off the coast of Shetland, declaring the “economic case for investment” too weak. As might be expected with such a politica...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

You have been saying that also for quite some time and continue to engage with me and try and silence dissent. You are right on this point, I will leave you with your drool. If you want to believe in drool, that is up to you. The rest of the world will move away from its fossil fuel addiction, hope...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

Resilience in the grid is critical. Hacking the grid, sabotage, or system error along with brown outs and rolling blackouts will crush a modern economy. I would hope that "the smart grid" would be less vunerable but the more we electrify the more important resilience becomes. Resilience i...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM signs for up to 160 A320neos and eight A350 freighters
Replies: 372
Views: 79112

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

On a side note. If KLM gets the A321NEO's, then our King has a problem, he needs to transfer to Transavia :lol: Can't he retrain, like all the other KLM 737 pilots? Or do they all have to transfer to Transavia - and hope that Transavia stays with the 737! The Dutch government jet is a Boeing 737BBJ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM signs for up to 160 A320neos and eight A350 freighters
Replies: 372
Views: 79112

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

On a side note. If KLM gets the A321NEO's, then our King has a problem, he needs to transfer to Transavia :lol:

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

So you take everything at face value hey, just a continuation of being resistant of a thought process, but hey those same people within the community for which you speak are actually doing there own research and are calling the IPCC report out for its inaccuracies Yes, I take at face value what exp...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Election time: the Dutch version
Replies: 74
Views: 6085

Re: Election time: the Dutch version

The cabinet formation has now progressed far enough that the negotiators of VVD, D66, CDA and ChristenUnie dared to set a goal: a coalition agreement will be reached "before the start of the upcoming recess", which starts on December 17. Link in Dutch Good news! Looks like we might have a...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 157
Views: 6141

Re: MH17-trail, part 1

The Dutch prosecutors have an answer from the Kremlin The Russian Federation does not want to cooperate in hearing the commander of the 53rd Brigade in the MH17 trial. Russia says statements on military matters harm the country. Link in Dutch As expected, the Russian government doesn't want to help ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

Because this post is your opinion can we take it the entire post is worthless? Your endless word games. If you do not grasp what I am saying, then I cannot help you, sorry. If that is the case that means a majority of opinions are worthless yours, mine, and everyone that forms an opinion on the mat...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

True we can’t read minds, it’s not an emotional subject for me I’ve looked at both sides arguments over a long time and came to the conclusion that while yes man does emit additional gases, I do not believe it is in the extremes or the limits of the earths capacity to absorb it and we are in no dir...

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by Dutchy
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 31
Views: 4768

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

Does anyone know ... is the F-35 available to the UAE? I thought that it was as a result of diplomacy between the US and the UAE. The UAE has a standing agreement with the US to buy 50 F-35s (+drones). This Rafale deal appears to be in addition to that. The problem being that congress hasn't approv...

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by Dutchy
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

True we can’t read minds, it’s not an emotional subject for me I’ve looked at both sides arguments over a long time and came to the conclusion that while yes man does emit additional gases, I do not believe it is in the extremes or the limits of the earths capacity to absorb it and we are in no dir...

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by Dutchy
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

Another report, with the same message: A report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shows that in scenarios consistent with the 1.5-degree goal, Latin American oil production needs to fall to less than 4 million barrels per day by 2035--60% below pre-pandemic levels. This would mean that up...

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by Dutchy
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

Now is the best time to buy oil stocks. Just like Tobacco they will become uninvestable for pensions funds and endowments, keeping their stock prices relatively low. And while oil firms will be unwilling/unable to finance new exploration (due to public pressure) limiting oil supply, demand will be ...

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by Dutchy
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

But man, unless one is a climate scientist, one is not able to judge the scientific debate. So for all purposes, for laymen as I am - and I am quite sure you are - the human-induced climate change is here and given that we need to act. So that makes your statement useless. Would that not equally ap...

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

Here we go again. All word games, as I have said before, it is boring, so will not participate in your little games. Except for your following statement: As I said before scientists are not infallible and not all agree that we are in a climate emergency Now in itself, it is a truism, sure, find one ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

So you say your POV is distorted by your own belief there is no climate emergency. As mentioned earlier, you are entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts. How do you know that those facts are right? Not all scientists agree You obviously haven’t been reading what I posted a short while ago ...

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

[Good lord, I haven’t expanded anything you were trying to paint a picture between scientists and lobbyists on who you trust. False, I have never said anything about trusting lobbyist, so do not put words in my mouths. And of course, I don't trust lobbyists. Scientists on the other hand, yes, scien...

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

Don’t think I have said both sides equally bad, from my POV that there is no climate emergency Nope it’s all about money and funding and subsidies and blah blah blah So you say your POV is distorted by your own belief there is no climate emergency. As mentioned earlier, you are entitled to your own...

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

There are just as many green lobbyists out there as those of traditional energy. Could you please give us some reliable data, including their budgets and access, to substantiate this 'fact'. And indeed, the politicians should listen more to scientists, I full-heartedly agree. We would have had a mu...

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64735

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TUGMASTER wrote:
The VER fans are biting too hard.
Now, if you said to them, would you like to save 0.50 euro cents, or see VER as F1 champ, they’d all go for the money.
Has anybody got any tissues for them…?


Quite a bizarre statement, not sure what you want to say with this.

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64735

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

It is silly, that Verstappen got only a 10 sec penalty; this is the biggest joke et all. So you think it would be fair to punish him more, more than 3 times getting ordered to let your opponent fly by, getting 5 seconds penalty. And moreover, you think it is a worse offence than knocking your oppon...

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

I am really tired of this «both sides are equally bad» strategy. This isn’t a football match. These aren’t two equally weighted «opinions”. One side is solidly backed up by all known science and fact. The other side is backed up by the opinion of a bunch of selfish boomers and insane amounts of mon...

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

There are just as many green lobbyists out there as those of traditional energy. Could you please give us some reliable data, including their budgets and access, to substantiate this 'fact'. And indeed, the politicians should listen more to scientists, I full-heartedly agree. We would have had a mu...

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by Dutchy
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64735

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Congrats Hamilton. Nobody can deny that the FIA wants Hamilton and Mercedes to win. Come on: being told 3 times to let your opponent overtake you, given 5 seconds penalty in the race and now 10 seconds as well. For reference: 10 seconds penalty is the same Lewis Hamilton got in Silverstone for knock...

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by Dutchy
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64735

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

TUGMASTER wrote:
Max V needs to learn how to respect the race rules. His bully boy tactics will cost him dear.
And the FIA stewards are on to him now.,he needs to learn, and quick.


that's one-sided and not quite fair.

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by Dutchy
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64735

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

one thing we can all agree on, this is one hard-fought championship with many bizarre incidents.

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by Dutchy
Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64735

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

for sure.

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by Dutchy
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 64735

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

bizar race......

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by Dutchy
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 27
Views: 2130

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

I guess I misinterpreted his quote. I thought Clooney said he wants to be with family, and one day’s work for $35 million would simply be too much work for him, given his privileged and aloof lifestyle. But if he is guarding his reputation versus Qatar, good on him. I don’t know enough about Qatar ...

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by Dutchy
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Russia invades Ukraine what response can be made?
Replies: 105
Views: 7593

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

I guess, it all depends on the perceived popularity of the Putin regime. He needs to fabricate an external threat, in order to have some legitimacy with the Russian population. A much easier way to disguise Russian internal problems like that, than actually solve them. Russian population deserves mu...

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by Dutchy
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline
Replies: 27
Views: 2130

Re: Actor George Clooney rejected $35 Million to do ad for ME airline

Good for him. He understands that enough is enough. And that there are other considerations then just money.

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by Dutchy
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Harry met Santa
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: When Harry met Santa

brilliant

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by Dutchy
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 31
Views: 4768

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

Seems like a lot of jets. How many fighters does the UAE have now? How big have their previous military orders been? wikipedia 20x AT-802 59x Mirage 2000-9/EAD/RAD 78x F-16 E/F block 60 Fighting Falcon This order seems to be a natural Mirage 2000 replacement order. 80 is not that massive. A fighter...

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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 31
Views: 4768

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

Interesting order, UAE will have quite a sizeable size of their fighter fleet.

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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

Only what is easily possible. Not one thing is very difficult. Renewable energy is already cheaper than the alternatives. Some fossil fuels to cover shortages. EVs are about ready to predominate, battery shortages are the only real slow down. Modern public health care is surprisingly inexpensive. A...

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by Dutchy
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

No, I think your numbers are out of a couple of orders of magnitude. 125 Wh? That is the consumtion of a small kitchen tool for one hour, like a mixer or a coffe grinder. Not for moving around a one ton or more vehicle. A small Nissan Leaf has a WLTP consuption of about 20kWh, for 100 Km. If it doe...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

In the Civilian Aviation thread, there is a discussion on United Airlines flying the first passenger flight in the US with 100% sustainable aviation fuel. This same debate is taking place regarding whether of not SAF is carbon neutral. Important as it's what the entire airline industry is counting ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect
Replies: 129
Views: 5521

Re: Tucson Cop Fired for Killing Shoplifting Suspect

All this over a toolbox. The suspect lost his life for stealing one item, and the cop lost his job for excessive force. A shooting over just shoplifting will always be disproportional violence, no matter how you put it. The offence is in no way related to the level of violence here. Hopefully, this...

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by Dutchy
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

Or give your local university or one of the following a call, and have them explain things to yo Kuddos for trying to convince people on the extreme left of the bell curve. I think it is no use. Some people just don't want to be convinced by facts and sound science. Some have a belief system and al...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

You are simply not grasping the realities. This means you should listen to scientific consensus and trust your own opinion less. unfortunately, some in society don't take facts and scientists too seriously as we have seen on many occasions . The quasi-religious cult of global warming always shouts ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joséphine Baker inducted into the French Pantheon
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Joséphine Baker inducted into the French Pantheon

Quite the honor. Beautiful building, I've been there last summer.

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

People are endlessly trying to complicate the problem. What matters is: How much CO2 do we allow to be emitted How much CO2 is being sucked up by plants or man made devices (not enough?) That’s it. That’s the entire issue (substitute other greenhouse gases as needed). The details about mode choice ...

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by Dutchy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: Munich, Germany, 01-Dec-2021. Bomb explosion, likely WW2 dud.

First thoughts, why haven't they checked for explosives. Munich was a prime target during WWII, with lots of unexploded ammunition there. Another grim reminder that wars have long aftermath, not just in the minds, but also physical.

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17010

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

M564038 wrote:
You are simply not grasping the realities. This means you should listen to scientific consensus and trust your own opinion less.


unfortunately, some in society don't take facts and scientists too seriously as we have seen on many occasions .

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 2153

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

Someone that represents everyone regardless of political affiliation. Presidents are just politcians with everything that includes of bad things. Presidents are not cheaper. Point 1. sure, that doesn't need to be an official by birth. Point 2. and the good things. And a monarch can be quite the idi...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 2153

Re: The newest Republic: Barbados

I kinda like the idea of a head of state…a ceremonial leader who, while not ‘of the People’ nor representing the will of the People, represents the People. The head of government does the dirty work, the head of state sits above it all and does the hand-waving. Sure, that can be a president as demo...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The newest Republic: Barbados
Replies: 47
Views: 2153

The newest Republic: Barbados

Barbados has officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become the world's newest republic. In an overnight ceremony in the capital, Bridgetown, Dame Sandra Mason was sworn in as president. The Prince of Wales and Barbadian singer Rihanna attended the event, which coincided with...

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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: 67
Views: 8933

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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