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Old 20 June 2007, 07:42   #1
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Global warming

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/6769743.stm

China is now building 2 massive new coal fired power stations per WEEK!!! A really scary prospect. Each one puts out as much CO2 as 2 million cars. That's an extra 4 million cars on the road each week or 208 million per year. If Britain banned all cars overnight it wouldn't make much difference would it?

That is why my blood boils when the bloody greens in this country FORCE us to cut back on everything and push up the prices of our own power. If it made a difference to the planet we live on fair enough - but it doesn't. It is peeing in the wind - literally.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/6767529.stm

And then I read this - one of the last great wilderness areas in Southern Britain - unchanged since the Ice Age - and they are going to cover it in these monsters - as a token gesture!!! It is an area I know and love well. It really does upset me greatly.

The Greens say we must lead by example - that's like the CND lot who think that if we give up Nukes countries like China and Korea will - no chance. China is NOT going to give up on building power stations - and there is no way they will start using windmills!!!
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There's so much money to be made from persuading Joe Public that we are facing global catastrophe, that almost all common sense has flown out the window.
There's sod all that the UK can do to affect global warming.

depressing but true
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I don't have a problem with doing my bit, especially if it saves me money. Stuff like driving a fuel efficient car in a fuel efficient manner and turning off appliances - its all easy and it doesn't affect my life. We even recycle.

BUT I will NOT be made to feel guilty for my lifestyle choices or what I choose to drive / ride / sail whatever. This constant guilt trip takes the p*ss.
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Old 20 June 2007, 12:20   #4
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There's so much money to be made from persuading Joe Public that we are facing global catastrophe, that almost all common sense has flown out the window.
There's sod all that the UK can do to affect global warming.

depressing but true
There's sod all we can do about global warming full stop. Out of all the potential warming factors, carbon dioxide has probably the smallest effect (certainly smaller than solar strength - sun spots- and water vapour in the atmosphere). So we're pissing in the wind by tring to reduce it.

The earth's climate has been in constant flux since the day it was formed and this will always be the case. If it's going to get hotter it's going to get hotter. End of story.
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There's sod all we can do about global warming full stop. Out of all the potential warming factors, carbon dioxide has probably the smallest effect (certainly smaller than solar strength - sun spots- and water vapour in the atmosphere). So we're pissing in the wind by tring to reduce it.

The earth's climate has been in constant flux since the day it was formed and this will always be the case. If it's going to get hotter it's going to get hotter. End of story.
Totally agree - once upon a time the Bristol Channel was home to loads of exotic aninmals such as rhino and gazelle - obviously a lot warmer than now. Also the sea levels were about 300' higher at some times in the past than they are now - a bit worse than what they are predicting now!!!
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And that wonderful monument of liberal moonbatism, the Kyoto Accord, will only encourage the Chinese commies to do whatever they please, while wiping out western economies.

As far as I am concerned, Al Gore & David Suzuki can KMA.


This Dilbert comic sums up the mentality of these 2 supreme hypocrites very well;


http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilber...-20070620.html
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There's sod all we can do about global warming full stop. Out of all the potential warming factors, carbon dioxide has probably the smallest effect (certainly smaller than solar strength - sun spots- and water vapour in the atmosphere). So we're pissing in the wind by tring to reduce it.

The earth's climate has been in constant flux since the day it was formed and this will always be the case. If it's going to get hotter it's going to get hotter. End of story.
Phew! so glad to see someone with the correct information!

i'm sick of hearing about Co2 and how it's buggering up our planet. The 'industry' of misinformation must be worth a trillion globally by now.
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The trouble is, people like Gordon Brown have twigged that the "environment" is the next great Excuse to Tax and so will love it...

The Great Green Con is so loved by politicians of all sides simply becuase it gives them more reason to :

Tax - saying it helps the environment, who could possible be against that...
Do less - less rubbish collections, etc
Control more - vehicle charging will also have the added benefit of being able to tell anyone where every car is in the UK at any time - think of the benefits of self-invoicing speeding fines, etc
Talk more - more excuses to fly around the world to "summits" whilst doing bugger all

If they were serious, there are a few simple things that could be done overnight and without cost to the taxpayer -

All new houses to have solar panels, rainwater recycling, and natural wool insulation (plus the benefit of restoring sheep farmers to decent income levels)

Double the tax on fuel companies' profits made from selling petrol / diesel (but not allow them to pass this to the consumer) but half company tax on sales of biofuels, and no tax at all on new oil-less engine fuels

Generate fuel from waste incineration

But of course, this is sensible and would work, so it won't happen

And Codders - know this place well, it's a lunatic idea - wind farms only ever really work at sea or on flat land, ask the Dutch (wind in mountains is too variable in strength and direction).
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When you say solar panels I hope you don't mean photovoltaic? They don't even cover their costs during their lifetime. Water heating solar panels are fairly cheap though and do make a difference although in the UK you only get lashings of hot water in the middle of summer!!!

As to profits from fuel companies totally disagree there - they make nowhere near as much as the government from petrol - remember without any taxes petrol is about 32p per litre - I could live with that!!!

As to waste incineration I would much rather they buried the stuff underground - since an incinerator opened near us I have had a sore throat and bad eyes - for the last 2 years!!! Can't be good for people putting all that crap into the air we breathe!!!
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As to profits from fuel companies totally disagree there - they make nowhere near as much as the government from petrol - remember without any taxes petrol is about 32p per litre - I could live with that!!!
For most of the last decade we had the cheapest pre-tax petrol prices in the western world.
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