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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 - 4:11pm

What he says{#Arrowd} 

islander wrote:



 


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Posted: Feb 9, 2018 - 11:05am

 black321 wrote:
Those crazy Californians...maybe a lawsuit will finally get the oil companies, and ultimately their consumers, to pay for the mess they create:

Two Bay Area counties and a Southern California city concerned about rising sea levels sued 37 of the world’s biggest oil and coal companies Monday, claiming the fossil fuel giants should pay for damages wrought by climate change — a first-of-its-kind challenge that some liken to the high-stakes litigation of the tobacco industry in the 1990s.

Marin County, San Mateo County and Imperial Beach (San Diego County) filed separate but nearly identical lawsuits in their respective Superior Court offices that seek to tie fossil fuel development to climate-related problems in coastal areas. Lawyers for the three communities worked together to document such effects as more frequent flooding and beach erosion as well as the possibility that water will eventually inundate roads, airports, sewage treatment plants and other real estate.

The lawyers contend that the oil companies knew about the damage their actions were causing, denied it and sought to discredit scientific findings that greenhouse gas emissions were heating the Earth’s atmosphere.

The suits are the latest in a small but growing effort to hold Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, Shell and other major energy companies accountable for the effects of global warming. Legal experts say the challenge is more comprehensive than previous endeavors, and is based on better climate science and more evidence to support a claim of conspiracy among oil company executives.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Marin-San-Mateo-County-sue-big-oil-over-climate-11294549.php#photo-12162698

 
That's gonna be difficult when our federal government denies science isn't it?
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Posted: Feb 9, 2018 - 10:49am

 cc_rider wrote:
You scouting vacation spots?
 
he's either

1) moving to canada

2) making the case for green energy

3) picking his next protest location



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Posted: Feb 9, 2018 - 10:39am

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You scouting vacation spots?
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Posted: Jul 19, 2017 - 7:36am

Those crazy Californians...maybe a lawsuit will finally get the oil companies, and ultimately their consumers, to pay for the mess they create:

Two Bay Area counties and a Southern California city concerned about rising sea levels sued 37 of the world’s biggest oil and coal companies Monday, claiming the fossil fuel giants should pay for damages wrought by climate change — a first-of-its-kind challenge that some liken to the high-stakes litigation of the tobacco industry in the 1990s.

Marin County, San Mateo County and Imperial Beach (San Diego County) filed separate but nearly identical lawsuits in their respective Superior Court offices that seek to tie fossil fuel development to climate-related problems in coastal areas. Lawyers for the three communities worked together to document such effects as more frequent flooding and beach erosion as well as the possibility that water will eventually inundate roads, airports, sewage treatment plants and other real estate.

The lawyers contend that the oil companies knew about the damage their actions were causing, denied it and sought to discredit scientific findings that greenhouse gas emissions were heating the Earth’s atmosphere.

The suits are the latest in a small but growing effort to hold Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, Shell and other major energy companies accountable for the effects of global warming. Legal experts say the challenge is more comprehensive than previous endeavors, and is based on better climate science and more evidence to support a claim of conspiracy among oil company executives.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Marin-San-Mateo-County-sue-big-oil-over-climate-11294549.php#photo-12162698
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Posted: Jul 12, 2017 - 8:20am

 islander wrote:

I don't recall if I was one of those poo pooing the impact, but I'd still be that this is pretty inconsequential  vs. the other pollutants we throw out. Sure it adds up over a billion or two people, but so does all the other plastic we toss away. That this is smaller pieces certainly would make it harder to clean up, but we aren't really cleaning up much of the big stuff yet. So: bad-yeah, as bad as everything else we do-maybe, but let's knock off a couple of the bigger hitters before spending a lot of resource on keeping our clothes dirty (good news, Hipsters are already refusing to wash their jeans). 

 
just one more thing to add to the laundry list.
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Posted: Jul 12, 2017 - 6:27am

 miamizsun wrote:

paul ehrlich is famous for doom porn

it's true pollution/population can be a problem

hans rosling has some pretty good info on population that we all should check out

peace


 
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Posted: Jul 12, 2017 - 6:25am

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
paul ehrlich is famous for doom porn

it's true pollution/population can be a problem

hans rosling has some pretty good info on population that we all should check out

peace



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Posted: Jul 12, 2017 - 6:19am

 islander wrote:




 

{#Lol}
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Posted: Jul 11, 2017 - 9:34pm

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{#Lol}I think you are ahead of the game.
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Posted: Jul 11, 2017 - 9:29pm

 Coaxial wrote:

Yeah...No. Per multiple news sources:
When the iceberg does break free and sail into the Southern Ocean, it should not contribute to sea level rise, since it's already on the water. But if the full Larsen C ice shelf collapses, the land-based glaciers that it is holding back could have a significant impact on sea level.

 

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Posted: Jul 11, 2017 - 7:08pm

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Largest Ice berg in modern times is about to break from Antarctica. This berg alone can raise the sea level 3.9 inches.

 
Yeah...No. Per multiple news sources:
When the iceberg does break free and sail into the Southern Ocean, it should not contribute to sea level rise, since it's already on the water. But if the full Larsen C ice shelf collapses, the land-based glaciers that it is holding back could have a significant impact on sea level.


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Posted: Jul 11, 2017 - 6:58pm

Largest Ice berg in modern times is about to break from Antarctica. This berg alone can raise the sea level 3.9 inches. More than all increases in the last twenty years. Current teenagers will see the results of the heavy warming trend. Cities under water. Mass extinction. The history books will list the current Republicans in congress as some of the greatest fools in history.

Have a nice day.
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Posted: Jul 11, 2017 - 12:35pm

 black321 wrote:
I know this was discussed in a thread a couple months back (dont recall which), and poo pooed by some, but here's another take...like the discussion on the alternatives.  But if industry isnt forced to absorb the cost of the pollution, what incentive do they have to convert to better alternatives?

Dirty laundry: Are your clothes polluting the ocean?

  • 6 July 2017

In an indoor "Manchester-drizzle-simulating" rain room at the University of Leeds, and in a laundry lab in Plymouth, research is revealing the unexpected environmental cost of the very clothes on our backs.

"Not many people know that lots of our clothes are made of plastic," says Imogen Napper, a PhD student at Plymouth University, "polyester, acrylic."

Ms Napper and Prof Richard Thompson study marine microplastics - fragments and fibres found in the ocean surface, the deep sea and the marine food chain.

And in a recent lab study, they found that polyester and acrylic clothing shed thousands of plastic fibres each time it was washed- sending another source of plastic pollution down the drain and, eventually, into the ocean.

"My friends always make fun of me because they think of marine biology as such a sexy science - it's all turtles, hot countries and bikinis," says Ms Napper.

"But I've been spending hours washing clothes and counting the fibres."

It might not be exotic, but this painstaking "laundry-science" has revealed that an average UK washing load - 6kg (13lb) of fabric - can release:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40498292



 
I don't recall if I was one of those poo pooing the impact, but I'd still be that this is pretty inconsequential  vs. the other pollutants we throw out. Sure it adds up over a billion or two people, but so does all the other plastic we toss away. That this is smaller pieces certainly would make it harder to clean up, but we aren't really cleaning up much of the big stuff yet. So: bad-yeah, as bad as everything else we do-maybe, but let's knock off a couple of the bigger hitters before spending a lot of resource on keeping our clothes dirty (good news, Hipsters are already refusing to wash their jeans). 
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Posted: Jul 11, 2017 - 10:38am

But it's CNN... must be fake news.
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Posted: Jul 7, 2017 - 10:17am

I know this was discussed in a thread a couple months back (dont recall which), and poo pooed by some, but here's another take...like the discussion on the alternatives.  But if industry isnt forced to absorb the cost of the pollution, what incentive do they have to convert to better alternatives?

Dirty laundry: Are your clothes polluting the ocean?

  • 6 July 2017

In an indoor "Manchester-drizzle-simulating" rain room at the University of Leeds, and in a laundry lab in Plymouth, research is revealing the unexpected environmental cost of the very clothes on our backs.

"Not many people know that lots of our clothes are made of plastic," says Imogen Napper, a PhD student at Plymouth University, "polyester, acrylic."

Ms Napper and Prof Richard Thompson study marine microplastics - fragments and fibres found in the ocean surface, the deep sea and the marine food chain.

And in a recent lab study, they found that polyester and acrylic clothing shed thousands of plastic fibres each time it was washed- sending another source of plastic pollution down the drain and, eventually, into the ocean.

"My friends always make fun of me because they think of marine biology as such a sexy science - it's all turtles, hot countries and bikinis," says Ms Napper.

"But I've been spending hours washing clothes and counting the fibres."

It might not be exotic, but this painstaking "laundry-science" has revealed that an average UK washing load - 6kg (13lb) of fabric - can release:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40498292


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Posted: Apr 20, 2017 - 8:16am

 miamizsun wrote:

{#Lol}

 
I like her. 

I've always said that Green energy is about greenbacks. When we installed a very large cooling system at our old building, I spent an extra $250,000 on super efficient chillers. We got a rebate from the energy company that covered about half of that, and I could show a savings of about $40K a year in energy costs right away and more as energy costs rise in the future. When I showed the project to the board of directors I didn't say anything about green tech, I said "4 year ROI on a  piece of equipment with a 20 year life, we'll make an extra million dollars by spending $125K now". There wasn't even a discussion about cheaper alternatives.
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