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  1. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    Yes. I remember reading about a similar scheme in Australia using disused mine shafts and pulleys to lift weights from the bottom to the top and lower them to release the energy later. That was also in the prototype phase at the time. If someone cracks this problem they will make a fortune.
  2. Gbye grey sky

    despicable human being

    Which traffic accidents are these? I cannot comment if an incident you have heard about is different from this incident if I am unaware of the details.
  3. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    I tend to agree. Safety is not the biggest challenge facing nuclear. The costs of set up and making it safe and the huge upfront capital costs with many years if not decades to turn up a profit in a privatised energy market is perhaps the biggest obstacle. There is also waste management and ultimately the decommissioning costs. Nuclear is only ever going to produce baseload power too as it cannot be switched off or even ramped up and down. So if a nuclear power plant is producing more energy than needed then the excess is wasted. Perhaps widespread electric vehicle ownership (and even vehicle to grid) could help the case for nuclear if charging batteries could be largely undertaken off-peak. Every option that avoids fossil fuels comes back to energy storage. Solve that and this problem can be solved. I don’t believe that batteries are going to be the answer either.
  4. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    I agree that google is your friend. https://www.greenmatch.co.uk/blog/2017/10/the-opportunities-of-solar-panel-recycling The reality is that few solar panels have reached end of life and those that have were made decades ago. Clearly there are challenges but ones that the industry recognises - probably more than any other. If you are manufacturing solar panels or battery packs then you are going to be under greater scrutiny than any other sector on sustainability.....and probably rightly so. Nobody has ever said that “solar is the be all and end all”. You constantly use strawmen to manufacture a position that nobody holds and then pat yourself on the back for countering it.
  5. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    Actually that isn’t the case. There are challenges to recycling but these challenges are being faced and it is not anticipated that vehicle battery packs will wind up in landfill. Not should solar panels. Would you be so energised about old TVs, fridges, washing machines etc etc. potentially ending up in landfill?
  6. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    Well, access to birth control and education helps reduce abortions. Religions work hard to promote ignorance. Thinking is the enemy of religion. All evidence is that those who identify as holding a religion are more likely to have an abortion largely because they were ignorant about birth control options. Late term abortions are more common for serious birth abnormalities and health risks. I am aware that religious men would rather the mother die in agony (and go to heaven lol) than get a late term abortion (and be sent to hell) as they care about women sooo much. Other late term abortions happen because the girl didn’t know she was pregnant as had no knowledge on recognising the signs. What would be your proposal to slow population growth?
  7. Gbye grey sky

    despicable human being

    My own view on this is that fleeing the country to avoid legal consequences of a road ‘accident’ is little different from any other hit ‘n run. Possibly worse because fleeing the scene could sometimes be in panic, spur of the moment, whereas fleeing the country in this way is a far more calculated and selfish act.
  8. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    They don’t have much chance, sadly. One of the many reasons why I loathe religion, the men that run it for their own ends, and the harm it causes.
  9. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    Population control doesn’t need eugenics or single child policies. All it needs is emancipation of women. When women, rather than men, are in charge of their reproductive rights, birth rates drop.
  10. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    Hardly that insightful though. How would you propose going about it though? An end to religions like Islam and Catholicism which actively promote breeding like flies would be a start I suppose.
  11. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    If, as some of these do, they are vegans who don’t own a car, buy second hand clothes etc they are then accused of ‘virtue-signalling’. In essence they cannot win that one. They are right that real change must come from the top as individuals can only do so much.
  12. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    Actually most animals, insects, fish etc have adapted to suit a very specific environment. As that environment undergoes rapid change or is lost so are entire ecosystems built on that environment. This is precisely why we are on the verge of a mass extinction which will see thousands of species wiped out within a few decades. The wider impacts of a loss of entire ecosystems is very hard to quantify as are any wider impacts. Some of these lost species will have an impact on mankind both directly and indirectly.
  13. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    How do you galvanise a political movement where public opinion can force change though? The Green Party is a political movement for the environment but has just a single MP and so largely ignored. They may have dodgy tactics and making some wild claims but they are putting the issue on the agenda at least.....which, lets face it, wasn’t happening before. I cannot think what the best tactics are but I am sure they would value your input if you have ideas to raise the profile of the issue, get immediate action, and avoid any disruption whilst achieving this.
  14. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    You said I was never wrong though. Are you claiming the same?
  15. Gbye grey sky

    Australia and Climate Change

    I don’t concede that man will necessarily be wiped out by climate change. Our ingenuity will preserve the species I expect regardless of the challenges. But it is highly unlikely that our current way of life would prevail nor that it wouldn’t lead to substantial decline in numbers. As far as mass-extinction is concerned I was referring to the species we share this planet with, many of whom will be unable to adapt quickly enough to major changes. I am glad that I won’t be around to find out first-hand.
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