Wireupwall wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Denying climate changed based on the wrong doing of 1 educational facility is like 1 guy doing an electronics degree then trying to design a PLL circuit from scratch, it not working and then denouncing the historical theory and practice of PLL design.
That was just the first and most obviously egregious gross manipulation of data. Others in the US have also admitted "adjusting" figures at the behest of Al Gore...... There are also plenty of other examples throughout the "First World". It was a policy decision at Davos.
Burning fossil fuels has to stop - agreed. It puts all sorts of nasty crap into the air, and it's unpleasant to breathe that stuff. We also need to re-introduce fast breeder reactors - the closest thing to perpetual motion that we've developed. Don't believe the scare stories about nuclear power - Chernobyl was an aberration (as wonderfully depicted in the recent TV series).
We need to use all the falling and flowing water that we have available - hydroelectric power is remarkably consistent, reliable and completely clean. Also take a look at "pumped storage". I worked on a couple of these projects in Wales, and they're brilliant. They use the power (that can't be turned off) from the nearby nukes to pump water into an upper lagoon during periods of low demand, then release the water towards their lower lagoon - generating power - during peak demand. They were expensive to build, but they're completely clean, have little or no environmental impact and will last a very long time.
We need to do serious work on battery technology. The current "Lithium Ion" batteries are incredibly efficient, but burn fiercely when they go wrong, and use some nasty chemicals in them. There's lots of research going on at the moment to reduce the use of rare minerals in batteries - friends of mine are going the aluminium route since aluminium is the most plentiful metal in the Earth's crust! They're getting efficiencies around 55% of Lithium Ion, but expect to better that in the next year or two. Their aim is to develop a low weight, high power traction battery for electric vehicles......
Forget the warmist nonsense and get on with the useful