“The aerosols will be caught in water droplets as they always have. /If, the smog is from high sulfur coal, that will produce acid rain. That would be an unintended consequence, not an unforeseen one.”
Artemesian on Dec 5, 2013 at 18:30:07
“Yes, my point exactly. So the obvious and most effective thing to do is to stop the pollution at its source by not using coal and other pollutants. But nobody wants to do that, because it would mean too much sacrifice.”
“You certainly don't know the difference between weather and climate. There were 32 storms in the Pacific 5 of those are considered super typhoons. In addition, there were 52 tropical depressions. It sounds as if you must be living on a totally different planet.”
StephenBP on Dec 5, 2013 at 06:45:46
“Chipher believes that Economics and Political Science are the true "Hard" sciences. The squatting old man in his avatar is quite apt, as Chipher knows squat about science.”
“Yes, yes there is It's called "Mossberg Mayhem". It's a Youtube video. The Mossberg 590A1 SP scatters its own kind of photons. I hate the NRA but, I love the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2biO99g2qdk I don't think kittens, puppies, goat kids, people kids, frogs, tadpoles etc were harmed making this. It's best viewed wearing high quality headphones with the volume at max.”
“Wasn't there a Supreme Court US ruling made recently that makes corporations people? Yes, there was. I just made a contribution to Senator Al Franken. He's leading the charge to get that abomination overturned. You don't seem to be up on current events.”
“Absolutely! Yes! When all efforts are proven futile, the president is expected to change tactics. It helps to create a form of counter argument, with evidence in reserve. President Obama went too far in this regard, early in his first term.”
topperfalls on Nov 29, 2013 at 00:32:00
“no one can work with the tea party, unless you cower and agree with them 100 percent, otherwise you are burned down, unless you burn them down first ... nothing else is possible, and this has been made VERY clear -- Mitch McConnell can barely work with these people!”
“There is a soar technology that grows vegetation in the desert. Solar Convection Towers place a radius of land under a translucent sheet. Air under the sheet heats up and rises to the only escape, the tower. The first, experimental scale tower wans in a desert in Spain. In no time, the land under the plastic sheet was covered in vegetation.
By proxy, wind turbines and photo voltaic panels generate oxygen. If, they reduce the demand for mountain top mining of coal, they are producing oxygen. as well as electricity. "They would also be preserving habitat.
So, which fossil fuel/power utility do you work for? You could save yourself a lot of embarrassing questions by listing your fossil fuel/utility company in your micro-bio.”
Linus521 on Nov 23, 2013 at 14:16:40
“Humans can plant weeds and vegetation, but once an ecosystem is gone, he cannot restore it! Today, mankind doesn't comprehend what only Earth holds close to her heart. Most likely the vegetation that came back were weeds, and only wild, native species of plants and animals create the ecosystem.
California's desert tortoise [and they killed countless populations of them for a dead field of windmills] is falling extinct because when we disturb the soil, European weeds quickly take over. Because of human intrusion, more and more weeds are growing in these desert ecosystems, and they fail to supply the tortoise's proper nutrition so, they're languishing and starving. Only wild, native species of plant biological diversity are in the food chains with our animal biological diversity.
Why not incorporate all the alternatives on dead planet, like on roofs, parking lots, shopping malls where the energy is actually required, and it doesn't have to be piped in, destroying more ecosystems, the body, face, lungs and lifeblood of Mother Earth?
San Diego has a mayoral candidate that claims, San Diego can derive 100% of its energy from placing large solar panels in miles and miles of parking lots; this is very doable and works gorgeously. Why kill Earth and every reason we breathe when we have other options? We're not preserving mankind's habitat when we skin ecosystems to help the climate; we're destroying mankind's only habitat.
It's embarrassing to me, we don't know why we breathe!”
“When Rick Scott loses, he might want to take his money and himself offshore. Charlie Crist has a reputation of prosecuting criminals. Crist was state attorney general, got the doctor shopping law passed. The first conviction under the new law was Rush Limbaugh.”
“Wolf eats boy every time. Catastrophe is not a word you understand. It will be catastrophic if, the US Navy does not have ample warning of an approaching storm. You hate the US Navy. Are you in the fifth column?”
“Incorrect! Hybrids can be boon. South Florida had coconut plantations. A yellow leaf blight wiped them out. A blight resistant hybrid would be great. Everything you see is a hybrid. Don't confuse hybridization with genetically modified.”
Political Prisoner 2012 on Nov 15, 2013 at 18:49:40
“You missed the point. Totally, dude.”
Cuthbert on Nov 15, 2013 at 12:52:51
“I know the distinction, but how long after that will we see monsanto creating 50 lb coconuts from some dwarf variety that grow 12 times faster and feed on the elderly.”
“This has more potential than you are currently imagining. A automotive, gasoline engine loses 67 percent of the energy in gasoline in the form of wasted heat. Cars move through the coolant known as air. Think about commercial jet powered aircraft. Jet engines get really hot and they usually are moving through a very cold coolant. I hope this young woman has applied for patents if, they can be.”
Genders on Nov 11, 2013 at 14:25:47
“I do understand those applications, but other folks have been looking at using the same peitler devices for that ever since they were invented.
What she did that is unique and clever was making a flashlight that actually works with hand heat. If it's bright enough, it's practical.
If she puts a bridge rectifier on it, it will work with any change in temperature, hot to cold, cold to hot.
Thanks to the corporate congressional puppets, she has lost her right to patent it simply by showing it to us. ”
“Why? If, you have seen one religion,you've seen 'em all. Preachers, Imams, etc are just carny barkers. Keep walking. Your money will stay in your pockets. Don''t pay to see the fake fat bearded lady. It 's long past time for a civilisation and its species to grow up.”
LongPeriod on Nov 10, 2013 at 07:19:15
“Yes but that still doesn't fully answer my question.”