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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: 365
Views: 17419

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: 5141

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: 193
Views: 46444

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: 19689

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: 5141

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: 5743

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: 5141

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: 365
Views: 17419

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: 365
Views: 17419

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: 365
Views: 17419

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: 5141

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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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

How is the situation in Gibraltar? Is that not in a similar situation as Northern Ireland? Not really, Gibraltar is in the Schengen zone. So, Gibraltar is not part of the UK any longer? Gibraltar's status hasn't changed, it is still a British Overseas Territory. But you have to show your passport i...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Dieuwer wrote:
How is the situation in Gibraltar? Is that not in a similar situation as Northern Ireland?


Not really, Gibraltar is in the Schengen zone.

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

I see 3 outcomes: 1. Great Britian will break up and will just be Wales and England. They will be full-hardened in their independence drive and remain outside of the EU and inevitably take the economic hits. But things will remain contained to that part of the English islands. 2. Great Britian will...

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by Dutchy
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

The question here seems to be, unlike UK joining EU which give bilateral open access to everything, UK's treaty with AU/NZ seems to be more limited, and open more of UK's markets to AU/NZ than AU/NZ opens up to UK. It is interesting that this youtube clip points towards UK official figures. It poin...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5743

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

What European non-sense. FZ and TK sell seats legally to passengers entitled to enter Belarus. What happens to them once in Belarus is hardly a problem for the airlines. It will be a problem for them if it gets them banned from the EU. TK knows full well that there is no legitimate demand for the a...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 5743

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

There are calls to sanction airlines bringing migrants to Belarus https://euobserver.com/world/153468 Without going to politics, what leverage does EU have to force Turkish Airlines to stop flying to Belarus. Outright ban from EU airspace would work but I think is highly unlikely at this point. Are...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Not what I meant, I mean the violence might trigger a referendum and a reunification. I didn't mean that the reunification will be done by violence itself. I should have been more clear about that. That's what I took it to mean though. No-one in their right mind would propose referendums on reunifi...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

The question here seems to be, unlike UK joining EU which give bilateral open access to everything, UK's treaty with AU/NZ seems to be more limited, and open more of UK's markets to AU/NZ than AU/NZ opens up to UK. It is interesting that this youtube clip points towards UK official figures. It poin...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Well yes, but violence within the Irish island will lead to reunification If Ireland was ever to be reunited (which, if it is ever to happen, will not be for a long, long time IMHO), it won't be by violence. Not what I meant, I mean the violence might trigger a referendum and a reunification. I did...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17419

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

A ton, is a metric ton, or 1.000kg CO2-eq. Not sure how to make the transition to gallons. The imperial system is not much in use for this kind of measurements. But I am sure you can figure this out by yourself if you really want to know. As for the 3.000USD, it is the high mark for the true pricing...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17419

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

the carbon tax is a very effective way to lower greenhouse gas emissions. One puts incentives where it should be, make your manufacturing process more efficient, right to the last step. Currently, the Europese Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is in place. It is a very effective tool, especially whe...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17419

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

I fail to see that, what is wrong with the thread? That's why this thread at a minimum is a load of nonsense and at worst flamebait. Phony clickbait titles to purposely stir the pot and hope for heated arguments? Yup. Nothing to see here... :roll: Time to lock this thread. :idea: :wave: Fine, write...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Mortyman wrote:
Not sure if Norway would like having Britain as part of the EEA ... Britain would be too dominating


They already said no to that.

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

From UK's perspective, it make sense to trigger article 16, as Republic of Ireland in a common custom alliance with rest of Europe and UK not being part of it have caused UK treating trade to/from NI specially, and such specially treatment is hard to sustain if they want to maintain NI as part of U...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

I see 3 outcomes: 1. Great Brittian will break up and will just be Wales and England. They will be full-hardened in their independence drive and remain outside of the EU and inevitably take the economic hits. But things will remain contained to that part of the English islands. 2. Great Brittian wil...

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by Dutchy
Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is in Britain's future?
Replies: 114
Views: 5141

Re: What is in Britain's future?

Since we can't mention Brexit, this thread is pointless.

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17419

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

If only the enviro's would have realized that half a loaf is better than none. Natural gas powered trucks, busses and locomotives is a cost effective way to dramatically reduce carbon. And so are natural gas powered electric generators replacing coal. With strict methane emissions controls during d...

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: 135 Years Since Dedication of the Statue of Liberty Last Week

Yes, it was a nice gift from the people of France. It was a nice touch that she looks in the direction of Paris.

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17419

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

Some general comments. Bloomberg was expecting petroleum to start experiencing demand problems sometime 2025-2027. I suspect demand will still remain strong for at least 10-15 years after that. The Saudis are still able to produce at pretty low costs, I suspect those low costs will ensure supply fo...

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by Dutchy
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17419

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

"Assets" here mean infrastructure and property operated based on and for fossil fuel, for example refineries, fuel stations, and such, according to my understanding. Yup and also the oil, gas, and coal reserves which are on the books, but will never be exploited because otherwise, we will...

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by Dutchy
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 365
Views: 17419

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

About half of the world’s fossil fuel assets will be worthless by 2036 under a net zero transition, according to research. Countries that are slow to decarbonise will suffer but early movers will profit; the study finds that renewables and freed-up investment will more than make up for the losses t...

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by Dutchy
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 157
Views: 6165

Re: MH17-trail, part 1

The trail has been delayed for several months because the court has granted a request of the defence for an ultimate request to the Russian authorities for assistence to get the commander of the 53e air defence brigade, Sergej Moetskajev. The BUK, which downed MH17, came from 53rd brigade according ...

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by Dutchy
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax
Replies: 147
Views: 8587

Re: Southwest pilot broadcasts political views to pax

Given that this topic has given fuel to a fierce debate, it could have spiked that among passengers. In that sense, the pilot took a risk with safety on board, that besides being very unprofessional of course.

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??
Replies: 31
Views: 2494

Re: Can somebody tell me why sewage is being dumped in UK rivers ??

Reinhardt wrote:
Humm not sure how we're going to have this conversation without mentioning Brexit tbh.


There is no way, and that's why we can't effectively discuss UK politics in any useful manner, while a lot has been going on. So I will sit this one out.

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by Dutchy
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

Welcome to Scotland, where public transport will be on strike :D Don't worry. Politicians and their billionaire puppet masters will travel in style by private plane. After all, climate rules are for the little people, not the "important people". https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/10/06/c...

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by Dutchy
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 1121
Views: 65536

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

indeed very good race all around. Looks like Max is going to head for the championship. Some very nice races ahead.

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

The US and EU combined produce less carbon emissions than China and their emissions are growing while ours has leveled off. The atmosphere doesn’t care about per capita numbers, it cares about total emissions. China is hardly leading the way in serious sustainable energy—coal is still the primary s...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

There where no words to twist, you can't seems to reconcile the fact that the world will still have to burn fossil fuels to continue the same current living conditions irrespective of tech leaps now and in the future, mining and burning fossil fuels is a fact of life in the industrial age, Either y...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

Ah yes, an event where World leaders and dignitaries fly in from all corners of the globe via private jets to sit around to tell us that we need to give our yearly holiday in the sun some second thought cuz flying is bad :rotfl: Oh wait, its OK, their flights are offset by purchasing "carbon c...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

it is a false dilemma, if you look at the per capita numbers, the vast majority of fossil fuels are burned by or for the people in the west, not for the new middle class. People raised out of poverty is a very good thing, I welcome it. And indeed they will use more energy, but the good thing, of co...

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 303
Views: 16969

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Sounds like a movie plot, but happened in real life. Bizar incident if it is an accident (and no reason to suspect otherwise) and very tragic for everyone involved.

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by Dutchy
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

I see you are not disputing the facts that mankind has to continue burning fossil fuel to continue its technological advancements and sustain its current living conditions Net zero goes against everything you are saying you still have to burn fossil fuel for mankind to exist Don't twist my words an...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

I’ll stipulate the facts of climate since 1972; forecasting is, however, very difficult especially about the future. The predictions can easily be changed by tiny changes in factors when applied over decades. Compounding is the issue. That said, there’s always trade-offs, holding all pollution at 1...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit

English red brick house aren't any better in terms of energy efficiency. Those houses are harder to insulate. And then there's the 70-90ies energy eater houses with brick walls and almost nothing as far as insulation goes. And there are a lot of those, with a big oil boiler. Customers will change t...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

The climate is ever-changing phenomena its something man cannot change its like trying to stop changing the tides of water bodies it cannot be done The first part of that sentence, sure, second part complete and utter bullocks. Or to say it more politely, there is no scientific basis for your state...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

Okay, 50 years on, what has happened? Population grew, energy consumption has grown massively and not just petroleum use, climate-related deaths are a tiny fraction of what they were in 1972, a huge middle-class has grown out of poverty (at least 1.5 billion people). So, are we worse off? Oh, we’ve...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

All in all, and even though I'm preaching against my own business, the main concern should be to insulate, insulate, insulate, and only then change the heat generator. When you don't use a lot of energy, you can choose wichever fits best. That is key, indeed. Without insulation, there is no use to ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-26

We’ll adapt and overcome. I’m optimistic on that one. Adaptation will be giving up large pieces of land. And of course, with all the dwellings which happen to be there. Or perhaps you are betting on technological advances or perhaps geo-engineering. Perhaps those techniques will be advanced enough ...

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by Dutchy
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COP-26 Glasgow climate summit
Replies: 80
Views: 3186

Re: COP-21

The need to combat climate change is beyond question. Say's who? Prince Charles and the royal family Alight, you are still in denial about climate change. You are only 50 years behind in scientific research, if you count the 1972 rapport of the Club of Rome: Limits to growth, as a starting point. S...

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