Is climate change one of the biggest crises facing humanity?

Submitted by phaster on May 7, 2018 - 3:32pm
yes
47% (14 votes)
no
47% (14 votes)
WTF is "climate change?"
0% (0 votes)
this "poll" question is dumb!
7% (2 votes)
Total votes: 30
www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/images/climate_change_health_impacts600w.jpg
Submitted by phaster on August 17, 2019 - 9:19am.

Hobie wrote:
Light water reactors run at very high pressures. Thorium units are low pressure and 'fail safe'. Lots more details, but these are the biggest selling points.

FWIW DOE is starting to fund

https://whatisnuclear.com/thorium.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9HVIFt2GE

Submitted by FlyerInHi on August 23, 2019 - 9:50am.

The Amazon is burning. It is a real emergency or just a hoax?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/a...

Submitted by phaster on August 24, 2019 - 11:30am.

FlyerInHi wrote:

It is a real emergency or just a hoax?

hoax?!

the amazon burning is just another deleterious effect of bureaucratic/economic mismanagement and a feedback symptom associated w/ ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere

given “global dimming” (which was known 20 years ago and indicates mankind does indeed have the ability to directly influence the global climate), “decreasing pH levels in the oceans” (which is another clear signal that indicates mankind does indeed have the ability to directly influence the environment), the 2015 Berkeley lab paper on the observation of CO2 increasing greenhouse effect at the earth’s surface, the ever increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere (i.e. the keeling curve) and known physical properties of the CO2 molecule,… is just part of the overwhelming scientific evidence that basically tells mankind that we, “human beings are now carrying out a large scale geophysical experiment of a kind that could not have happened in the past nor be reproduced in the future” [AS ROGER REVELLE WROTE IN HIS 1957 PAPER]

FWIW there is a published paper (based on data gathered here in san diego) that indicates there essentially zero understanding of the mechanisms that cause climate change in the public at large,... so used some ideas I learned at various “startup week” workshops

www.SanDiegoStartUpWeek.com

to create a PDF “pitch” of basic science facts/mechanisms

www.TinyURL.com/HowBigIsTheEarth

that explains why climate change is not a hoax!!

Submitted by phaster on August 24, 2019 - 11:44am.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on August 28, 2019 - 3:15pm.

Wow, according to his article, US households use 2.5x the electricity of European households. I didn’t know that we were so wasteful. I’m sure I contribute to it with my love of AC, even in beautiful SD. Lots of opportunities for conservation.

I did notice that when Europeans stay at my Airbnbs they don’t use the AC, or very little. My smart thermostat tells me, haha.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2...