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Kawasaki Jimbo
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PostPosted: 18:31 - 14 Jan 2021    Post subject: 'Exceptionally hot' 2020 concludes warmest decade. Reply with quote

Posting mainly because this made me laugh.

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Another factor that helped drive up temperatures in 2020 was air pollution, or the lack of it.
Global lockdowns meant fewer cars on the roads and airplanes in the sky.
As the dirty air disappeared this allowed more sunlight to hit the Earth's surface, boosting temperatures.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55663544
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PostPosted: 19:38 - 14 Jan 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Human population of Earth ~1 billion in early 1800s

Human population of Earth >7 billion now

A promise of keeping global temperatures down (as per Paris Agreement) either implies culling the majority of the population or terraforming. Not that I want to be alarmist or nuffink.
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PostPosted: 19:43 - 14 Jan 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:
Human population of Earth ~1 billion in early 1800s

Human population of Earth >7 billion now

A promise of keeping global temperatures down (as per Paris Agreement) either implies culling the majority of the population or terraforming. Not that I want to be alarmist or nuffink.


I think WEF have a plan about this and it's going quite well. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 02:25 - 15 Jan 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you posted the link - I'm assuming climate change catastrophe is implied in the article - I've been thinking "Green Grifting."

At the moment I'm following Samcrac trying to fix a BMW i8 hybrid car with an overheating issue and at the other end of the spectrum The Skid Factory resurrecting an old Cummings diesel engine: 6 cylinder, 24 valve, mechanical fuel injection... something you'd imagine Noah using to power his boat! The complexity of the BMW vs the simplicity of the Cummings gave me pause to consider: what is the environmental impact of making a car versus driving a car?

Turns out unless you rinse it for 200,000 miles or more you're probably hurting the environment rather than helping:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/green-living-blog/2010/sep/23/carbon-footprint-new-car

Here's something I didn't know, what happens to cars that enter government sponsored scrappage schemes? Mostly crushed instead of stripped for parts:

https://www.hagerty.co.uk/articles/something-old-something-new-how-scrappage-harmed-the-classic-car-community/

What a waste! But of course it's all about the money, in this case propping up the automotive industry. Be responsible! Save the planet! Buy a new car! All the while helping to hasten the end and paying for the privilege Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: 10:07 - 15 Jan 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

cant say i found last year to be particularly hot.
some nice blue skies in the spring without all the usual aircraft pollution.
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PostPosted: 11:12 - 15 Jan 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

doggone wrote:
Easy-X wrote:
Human population of Earth ~1 billion in early 1800s

Human population of Earth >7 billion now

A promise of keeping global temperatures down (as per Paris Agreement) either implies culling the majority of the population or terraforming. Not that I want to be alarmist or nuffink.


I think WEF have a plan about this and it's going quite well. Thumbs Up


They can plan and conjecture all they want but 7 billion humans is way too much, especially as they all start to want smartphones and electricity.

The saying 'Breed like rabbits' is an insult to rabbits. It should be changed to breed like homo sapiens.
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PostPosted: 12:39 - 15 Jan 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:


Turns out unless you rinse it for 200,000 miles or more you're probably hurting the environment rather than helping


What is "hurting the environment"?
Are we supposed to sit in mud huts and never move?
Perspective required.
Let it go, I say. Polarbear is right, it's a simple question of unchecked population growth overwhelming resources. Sooner or later, this planet faces catastrophe. It is unavoidable, and humans will have little to do with it.
Meanwhile, we should accept wars, famines and everything else as part of the human condition. We ARE all going to die, which in my mind is every reason to LIVE first. There's only so much we can do to alleviate the suffering of others anyway. That's not to say we shouldn't do reasonable things to do so, but again, perspective required.

Anyway, Elon Musk's got this Laughing
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