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  • L'Etranger
    Veteran Moorcockista
    • Dec 2003
    • 4772

    Weather in your area, Mike?

    Storm warnings for Lost Pines in effect, I read.
    Snow is expected tonight!

    "...Lows in the mid 20s. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s...." That translates to around 0° Celsius! I mean, we are talking about Texas, Land of the Apaches and Comanche, Good Grief!
    Please keep us informed how you're faring, Mike. And good Luck!
    Google ergo sum

  • Reinart der Fuchs
    Mr. The Fox
    • May 2006
    • 4710

    #2
    Professor Pop expressed concerns about the ice siezing them and the MLK activities in the area have been cancelled. He's even battened down the cats!
    Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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    • L'Etranger
      Veteran Moorcockista
      • Dec 2003
      • 4772

      #3
      From when is your last despatch? He was worried about the trees.
      Google ergo sum

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      • Reinart der Fuchs
        Mr. The Fox
        • May 2006
        • 4710

        #4
        Within one hour.
        Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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        • L'Etranger
          Veteran Moorcockista
          • Dec 2003
          • 4772

          #5
          We'll keep fingers crossed.
          Southern Sweden was hit pretty nasty. Relatives of mine there.
          Can we send the bill to those Kyoto-rejectors in DC?
          Google ergo sum

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          • Reinart der Fuchs
            Mr. The Fox
            • May 2006
            • 4710

            #6
            Originally posted by L'Etranger
            Can we send the bill to those Kyoto-rejectors in DC?
            Of course! Just try to collect.
            Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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            • Tales from Tanelorn
              Eternal Champion
              • Dec 2003
              • 2110

              #8
              Anyone interested in the monetary cost of the war in Iraq can see it increasing right before their eyes here:

              http://nationalpriorities.org/index....per&Itemid=182


              As for the cost of Global warming some have estimated it to eventally come to about one third of the ENTIRE planet's gross domestic product.

              You would think the neo cons would hold these costs closer to their hearts?
              Although until they see their own personal total net worth being affected they likely wont do much, not even for their own grandchildren.
              Last edited by Tales from Tanelorn; 01-16-2007, 01:23 PM.

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              • Tales from Tanelorn
                Eternal Champion
                • Dec 2003
                • 2110

                #10
                Steven Hawking warns about climate change...

                Doomsday clock now gauges climate change

                http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070117/ap_on_sc/hawking


                White House denies climate change U-turn

                http://www.ft.com/cms/s/e43fe006-a58...0779e2340.html


                I read somewhere that if they cover the ice cap with reflective foil they can save the glaciers and ice from melting.

                Also they need to figure out natural ways of recovering CO2 from the atmosphere. Planting trees would help,
                as would forcing back the ever creeping forward deserts.
                Last edited by Tales from Tanelorn; 01-17-2007, 12:47 PM.

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                • Hawksun
                  Denizen of Moo Uria
                  • Apr 2005
                  • 176

                  #11
                  Originally posted by Tales from Tanelorn

                  I read somewhere that if they cover the ice cap with reflective foil they can save the glaciers and ice from melting.

                  Also they need to figure out natural ways of recovering CO2 from the atmosphere. Planting trees would help,
                  as would forcing back the ever creeping forward deserts.
                  I'm skeptical about these sorts of measures. Planting trees only "captures" CO2 for the lifetime of the tree. Once the tree dies, that CO2 is released back into the atmosphere, where it contributes to climate change. I think the only real solution is reducing the amount of greenhouse gases that we release.

                  I recently heard about Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants in the Netherlands and Scandanavia, where instead of one big power plant supplying a wide area, there are several little plants that also use the heat that is normally wasted in conventional electricity generation to heat the surrounding buildings. Also because they have a smaller area to cover, there is less electricity lost through resistance in the grid. In some of the areas I've heard about, 95% of the available energy was actually used, which compares embarassingly favourably to the 33% efficiency of the UK network.

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                  • Kipper
                    Lost Boy
                    • Nov 2006
                    • 611

                    #12
                    Originally posted by Tales from Tanelorn
                    I read somewhere that if they cover the ice cap with reflective foil they can save the glaciers and ice from melting.
                    Ah yes, but think of the pollution created by making enough tinfoil to cover 200,000+ sq miles!
                    He's well smoked

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                    • Governor of Rowe Island
                      Orgone Accumulator
                      • Aug 2004
                      • 5266

                      #13
                      Originally posted by Tales from Tanelorn
                      I read somewhere that if they cover the ice cap with reflective foil they can save the glaciers and ice from melting.
                      It'd look a little like this from space. >

                      You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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                      Image Hive :-: Wikiverse :-: Media Hive

                      :-: Onsite Offerings :-:


                      "I am an observer of life, a non-participant who takes no sides. I am in the regimented society, but not of it." Moondog, 1964

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                      • voilodian ghagnasdiak
                        Warrior On The Edge
                        • Jun 2006
                        • 2591

                        #14
                        Tales From Tanelorn Posted:
                        Planting trees would help,
                        as would forcing back the ever creeping forward deserts.
                        Christ...your talking about planting seedlings while millions of hectares of mature forests are being clearcut into ratshit. I find that state of mind to be along the same lines as a person asking if it's all right to rape your daughter since they will pay for the abortion. Why even consider replacing vegetation that is still intact? Lets not turn our greenspace into an anomaly that will be recycled by corporations for billions of dollars in profit and replaced by tiny saplings that won't survive the topsoil erosion created by clearcutting.

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                        • Tales from Tanelorn
                          Eternal Champion
                          • Dec 2003
                          • 2110

                          #15
                          Probably best to direct that towards them that are clear cutting! Also not sure that anecdote helped much!
                          Last edited by Tales from Tanelorn; 01-18-2007, 05:01 PM.

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