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    Iím not a massive fan of labour, and donít agree with nationalising the industries - but I very much like the idea of putting solar panels on council housing, and indeed, any government owned buildings - seems a really sensible thing to do to me.

    Cheaper heating for low wage individuals, more renewable energy, and the subsidies go back into the government - nothing there to dislike.

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    Climate change protesters planning to shut Heathrow for ten days with drones. Morons.
    Over the next three travel updates, up to the end of February, WHO continued to advise against travel restrictions, even as evidence mounted over the potential worldwide catastrophe that may result from the coronavirus.
    And that remains the position today. As the infections increased, deaths mounted, WHOís travel advice remained essentially unmoved..

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    Can they do it next Sunday? Could do with missing my flight if possible.
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    Can understand why they want to do it,but if you disrupt the holiday people have saved all year for they're more likely to be pissed off with the protesters than on their side
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    There's a cheery last sentence for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Premier Quality View Post
    I’m not a massive fan of labour, and don’t agree with nationalising the industries - but I very much like the idea of putting solar panels on council housing, and indeed, any government owned buildings - seems a really sensible thing to do to me.

    Cheaper heating for low wage individuals, more renewable energy, and the subsidies go back into the government - nothing there to dislike.

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    The issue is that we have been sayingh it for a decade with little forward movement.
    Carole Baskin is to blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    There's a cheery last sentence for you.
    They're right, Americans don't. Everyone else does though.

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    Thousands of people walking through Brum city centre earlier for the protest - it was quite a sight. Didn't expect to see so many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langers View Post
    Thousands of people walking through Brum city centre earlier for the protest - it was quite a sight. Didn't expect to see so many.
    Yeah, I saw that too.

    I found it encouraging and hopefully the start of public will supporting the changes we need to make

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    I was perusing the apple app store for climate change related apps and one of the highest rated is called "inconvenient facts", which looks to be filled with a bunch of anti-science conservative talking points. seems a bit odd that people would learn random factoids through apps, but whatever floats your boat.

    not sure what this says about the situation at large, but there doesn't appear to be a comparable app for climate-science awareness. wonder if there was one, if it would even have an impact. maybe it could be searchable by topic, give high level easy to understand overviews, then break down into subsections adding more technical detail, refuting common incorrect talking points, and listing ways to affect change.

    I'm currently coming up with a topic for my senior capstone, maybe I'll make an app called Convenient Truths which debunks every talking point in their shitty app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t3ch View Post
    I was perusing the apple app store for climate change related apps and one of the highest rated is called "inconvenient facts", which looks to be filled with a bunch of anti-science conservative talking points. seems a bit odd that people would learn random factoids through apps, but whatever floats your boat.

    not sure what this says about the situation at large, but there doesn't appear to be a comparable app for climate-science awareness. wonder if there was one, if it would even have an impact. maybe it could be searchable by topic, give high level easy to understand overviews, then break down into subsections adding more technical detail, refuting common incorrect talking points, and listing ways to affect change.

    I'm currently coming up with a topic for my senior capstone, maybe I'll make an app called Convenient Truths which debunks every talking point in their shitty app.
    I'm currently at a very large water conference in Chicago, I've been very impressed with the openess and plans to tackle the consequences of climate change in the US.
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    well chicago would certainly know about plenty of different water problems between the lakes and river. and the invasive fish within them!

    man there are so many problems everywhere, it's hard to think/know about too many at once. makes me physically anxious.
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    Tbf I'd be more worried about the shit load of untreated sewage flowing into the lakes first.
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    wow. good strike prices on these, virtually subsidy free (2012 prices). just a shame it will never scale

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    So if wind power can be generated at £39.65 per MWh, why did we guarantee a strike price of £92.50 per MWh for Hinkley Point C ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visage View Post
    So if wind power can be generated at £39.65 per MWh, why did we guarantee a strike price of £92.50 per MWh for Hinkley Point C ?
    desperation I think vis. of course, wind wasn't delivering this sort of price at the time and, as we know from cyber, there's no such thing as foresight in politics
    don't forget the project also gets treasury support under the UK guarantee scheme too and liability in respect of projected clean up will inevitably be capped potentially exposing UK taxpayers further.
    anyway, someone on the forum claimed that these 'vanity projects' would be stopped after Brexit
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    Superb article from Matt Hill at Bloomberg on the impact of climate change, in particular the impact on those least able to deal with the consequences.


    https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2...limate-crisis/

    Also nice to see so many familiar places - the Zambezi source is very close to where I used to live.
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    Fracking banned in the UK (temporarily) until it is proved to be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer Grouse View Post
    Fracking banned in the UK..
    And it has been looked at, found harmful and banned. That's the right way to do things.

    Big kick in the goolies for Corbyn as it was in his election pledge iirc? How to steal thunder 101. Labour haven't got off the ground yet in this election campaign
    Carole Baskin is to blame.

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    That's good news

    Anything that stops more burning of fossil fuels is a good thing

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    If the Tories win the election,fracking will be back therell be a newer survey saying it's brilliant,cynic in me thinks it's just to wrongfoot labour
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    Anyone else had an invitation to apply for the Citizen's Assembly On Climate Change. 30,000 households randomly selected to apply, apparently.

    £600 and free accommodation for taking part, which is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablowolf View Post
    Anyone else had an invitation to apply for the Citizen's Assembly On Climate Change. 30,000 households randomly selected to apply, apparently.

    £600 and free accommodation for taking part, which is nice.
    I haven't - then again don't thing I am on any official list as despite nearly out of time age wise have still never done jury service
    This year we will mainly be conquering Europe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parkins left foot View Post
    I haven't - then again don't thing I am on any official list as despite nearly out of time age wise have still never done jury service
    you should be thankful
    it is not that I have no past. rather, it continually fragments on the terrible and vivid ephemera of now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer Grouse View Post
    Fracking banned in the UK (temporarily) until it is proved to be safe.
    https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/bo...lection-921414

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    Australia is proper fucked at the moment.

    At least 41.9C nearly everywhere on Wednesday. That record could go as well this week.



    Fires raging all over the place, winds set to spread it even further.

    Probably just one of those things though. Their gammony PM who doesn't believe in climate change fucked off on holiday to Hawaii while all this has been going on.
    The rain falls hard on a humdrum town.

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