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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby Tanada » Mon 26 Jun 2017, 18:29:32

Ibon wrote:
Tanada wrote:Soon the Arctic Ocean will be ice free and all those expensive cargo ships traveling from the East Coast to China will have a much shorter route to travel.


That is not happy talk here in Panama, that is existentially worrying!


As long as Venezuela is shipping oil to China you will always have trade.
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 28 Jun 2017, 13:45:13

Six Million People in China Just Went 100% Renewable for a Week


...“Clean energy is the ultimate way,” Han Ti, general manager of the Qinghai grid company told local news outlet Xinhua. “We need to reduce reliance on fossil fuel, improve our energy structure, and reduce carbon emissions.”

The Qinghai province has 19.7 million kW of renewable energy installed, and makes up a little over 82 percent of all the energy production in the province. Qinghai is the fourth largest province in China, spanning the northeast part of the Tibetan plateau and has the headwaters of the two largest rivers in China, the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers. Most of the energy during the test week was produced by hydro-electric power, thanks to the major rivers. Because of its renewable energy output, and the fact that it is one of the most sparsely populated regions of China, it is the ideal place to test the using only green energy.


(Tho one should note that in this case it's mostly hydro, which has its...problems...)

https://www.inverse.com/article/33426-c ... seven-days
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby AdamB » Wed 28 Jun 2017, 20:56:58

US reducing its CO2 emissions more than any other nation in the world?

Yeah baby! Happy talk! Don't need no stinkin Paris accords when we showing off that exceptionalism thing some more!! Silly Europeans...tricks are for kids!

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. carbon dioxide emissions were 2.5 percent less in 2015 than in 2014. In fact, since 2007, when they peaked, carbon dioxide emissions in the United States have been reduced by 12.2 percent. According to the Washington Times, the United States has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions more than virtually any other nation in the world.[i] For comparison, the European Union, which has spent $1.2 trillion on support for wind, solar and bio-energy, increased its carbon dioxide emissions by 0.7 percent in 2015 over 2014 levels. The biggest increase was in Belgium, where carbon dioxide emissions increased by 4.7 percent.[ii]

http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/a ... eductions/

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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby baha » Thu 29 Jun 2017, 14:39:15

I installed my first EV charger today.

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It's really just a 50 amp, 240 volt RV plug. We've been doing all types of chargers for a while, this is just my first :)

The dude gets his new Tesla Model S tomorrow.
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby AdamB » Thu 29 Jun 2017, 17:49:40

baha wrote:The dude gets his new Tesla Model S tomorrow.


Now THERE is some happy talk for that dude!!
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby dohboi » Tue 04 Jul 2017, 18:06:20

Nurses threaten to leave DNC
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby Cog » Wed 05 Jul 2017, 08:10:44

dohboi wrote:Nurses threaten to leave DNC


What are they upset about?
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby AdamB » Wed 05 Jul 2017, 09:24:42

Cog wrote:
dohboi wrote:Nurses threaten to leave DNC


What are they upset about?


Being associated with sore losers?
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 05 Jul 2017, 12:52:14

Trump Just Got Lost Walking To His Limo -- Exiting Air Force One
http://washingtonjournal.com/2017/07/04 ... king-limo/

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 05 Jul 2017, 12:55:35

By 97% majority, United Church of Christ instructs members to oppose all new fossil fuel

infrastructure! http://www.macucc.org/earthislords

https://twitter.com/billmckibben/status ... 4591527936
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 05 Jul 2017, 13:21:14

India plants 66 million trees in 12 hours in record-breaking bid to meet Paris Agreement promise

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-05/i ... rs/8677302
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 06 Jul 2017, 13:58:47

France just announced an initiative to ban petrol and diesel cars completely:

France’s new environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, has announced a series of measures today aiming to make France a carbon neutral country by 2050.

The most radical one is a ban on petrol and diesel cars in 2040.

Several countries have suggested goals and have explored mandates to discourage the sales of gas-powered cars in the future, but France is aiming for an actual ban. It’s later than others’ goals, like Norway aiming for 2025, but again, those are just goals while France is talking about a government enforced ban.

Also, those goals generally refer to the end of new petrol car sales, but Hulot is actually talking about a phase-out period starting now. It is being reported as “all petrol and gas cars” and the minister actually said “the end of the sale of petrol or diesel vehicles between now and 2040.

https://electrek.co/2017/07/06/france-b ... -electric/
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Re: Happy Talk

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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby onlooker » Thu 06 Jul 2017, 17:44:47

http://grist.org/briefly/scientists-fig ... -seawater/
Scientists figured out how to make concrete that grows in seawater.
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby Newfie » Thu 06 Jul 2017, 18:41:43

Down by the pool this pm.
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby Cog » Sun 09 Jul 2017, 18:22:27

If you like memes and the latest CNN wrestling meme, this should fill the bill for some happy laughter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY9OxcRDohg
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 12 Jul 2017, 17:29:48

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... erdam.html

The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching.
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby Tanada » Thu 13 Jul 2017, 09:01:35

dohboi wrote:https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/15/world/europe/climate-change-rotterdam.html

The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas. The World Is Watching.


So does this mean the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans should be evacuated and converted into parkland that bears the brunt of any future flooding? That actually seems pretty reasonable to myself, but I live a very long was away from there and only visited once.
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 13 Jul 2017, 13:38:19

Good question. Some will heed the wisdom of this approach, others won't.

Of course, different locals will have different kinds of issues.
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Re: Happy Talk

Unread postby onlooker » Mon 17 Jul 2017, 03:37:04

“"If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money"”
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