These points, sometimes described as points of no displacement, are referred to as nodes. The fight for Freedom could get worse: Trump offers some remarkably overheated rhetoric: "There is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance … this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American revolution" pic.twitter.com/pZC66T6Mzq. I am not an anti-nuclear dogmatist, and have always thought that in UK nuclear has a role around its current 20% fo quite a while yet. This implied a cost of about £18bn for the Suffolk plant, called Sizewell C, after EDF last year said the price tag for Hinkley Point had risen to as much as £22.5bn. Instead, he seemed to ignore them completely, so when the English version was published in 2001 the transition from the Danish version to the English was virtually identical. Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the top Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered If there is no gravity then why space curved around the Earth? ( Log Out / Light and the Discrete Photon Particle. Moreover, extinction is not only based on species loss but on the loss of genetic variation within populations. But the end is not due to these except as the matter, nor will it come to exist because of them. A number of studies have shown that genetic diversity of species in well-studied taxa has decreased by 60% or more since 1970. Aircraft have a 23x speed advantage…, Also the shortest flight time I can find from Columbo to London is 13hr 40min. What goes on in a person’s brain to make a claim like that? Digital conferences – how might they work? I think that there are certain ideologues who use each of those approaches, but I don’t think they are mutually exclusive categories. The kitchen's a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. "Why are the people who are the most alarmist about climate change opposed to nuclear energy? Perhaps my impression of Breakthrough is unduly tainted by Shellenberger’s rhetoric? @-Joshua Indeed. He’s the world’s leading proponent of nuclear energy. And where does the standard economics of ‘economics of scale’ go with smaller reactors. Something about burning down the Amazon for soy maybe not being all that great? He has no manifest interest in dialog. Even their chosen techno-fix of nuclear might be seen as an opportunity to indulge in hippy-bashing rather than a serious suggestion given its lamentable history. Perhaps a slightly unfair paraphrase, but not very unfair from memory. However, those who buy his book probably just want to reinforce their pre-determined views, just as they did with books by Gregg Easterbrook, Lomborg and other supposedly ‘reformed’ environmentalists. 52 votes, 12 comments. Digital conferences – how might they work? Ah, listen for the comment at the end . 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The worst is to come. ;o). Try again later. Nevertheless, I salute our ancient lemur overlords! Others, including the United States, are at risk of losing control or, in much of Africa, in the early phase of their epidemic. Turns out to be quite a convoluted issue. There’s another wind farm in the distance about two-and-a-half minutes in. Even though they’re left wing fascists he still feels compassion for them, suffering as they do from their apocalyptic religion. He expanded his topic, but the lack of integrity was already there. I think the responses are still useful. — Tree Squirrel (@realtreesquirel) July 4, 2020. He was manufactured. If the talking points supporting your position are dead wrong what are the odds that your path forward is headed in the right direction. This is a problem because what makes things dangerous can also give them their power to save lives. Like with cars, you can improve things a bit with better fuel and better emissions control systems, but this doesn’t always work well and is tricky to police in international waters. West continues to rape the rest of the world: News at 11:00. Certainly agricultural intensification is important, as well as ongoing habitat loss and invasive species, but climate change and especially an increase in the frequency, duration and intensity of climate extremes (heat waves, droughts) are likely to play a role in many regions. Thanks for the reading, it’s certainly piqued my interest even further. But he doesn’t account for the fact that mainstream environmental groups have been exploring deals like this for years with little to show for it. But then once you reach the locally maximum entropy you can get to, there's no more arrow of time. This paragraph is the most ridiculous strawman I’ve ever seen: Ecomodernism postulates movement of population to large cities, industrialization of agriculture and the isolation of areas for nature. TE, Just because it is POSSIBLE to get from Columbo to London in 8 hours does not mean it is a necessity as 3 months of grounded flights would seem to indicate. If someone associated with a conference suggests that my work (if I had time for that sort of thing anymore) would be a great fit for the conference, that wouldn’t make it an invited paper. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_reactors#Bangladesh What am I missing? AP Physics 1. The Government may lose a vote on Huawei despite an 80 seat majority. The problem with scoffing at ideas like that, is that somewhere they are already in development. There is no evidence that climate change is a human extinction event. Sure, use nuclear to fill the gaps, but it’s not clear that it has to be the dominant source. There's physics and then there's cat physics. That’s good enough for me as far as climate activist credentials go! Light is empirically consistent with the idea of light as photon particles with discrete energy (the photoelectric effect). After the huge drought of 2011 Texas created a new water conservation plan funded by billions of tax dollars. This looked solely at Booker’s article. If Michael Shellenberger was ever what would be regarded as a climate activist and ever an environmentalist, as is commonly understood, it doesn’t seem like it was recently. I remember looking through the section and seeing that it was full of pedantic alterations that in no way changed the conclusions. It’s a rhetorical ploy to enable some world class hippie-punching. Zeke, Funny, animated GIFs: Your favorite computer file type! I guess the current entertainment in the climate world relates to Michael Shellenberger’s new book, Apocolypse Never, which is due to come out next month and is already doing well on Amazon. Let A be the set of students in chemistry class and B be the set of students in physics class. Some places will need them, but it’s too risky, too expensive, too slow to go bullish on nukes. To everyone, that is, except the astronomers, astrophysicists, and cosmologists, who can take the distinctions very seriously. See, you don’t have to put them in the middle of nowhere. The group is led by Artemis Technologies which began as a spin-off from an America’s Cup sailing team. Will someone remind Clive that the Suez Canal reopened some fair amount of time ago. The damage will be done and Shellenberger can then spend the rest of his career writing op-eds for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, The Australian, etc. Still, Lomborg and Shellenberger know that their credibility is largely dependent on their claims of being reformed progressives. “I think that there are certain ideologues who use each of those approaches, but I don’t think they are mutually exclusive categories.”, I agree. Mike, I've been dealing with a rambunctious post-childcare toddler all evening. Explicitly to people who think climate change is a "hoax". “… the Ecomodernist Manifesto, which Eli dissects quite nicely here, …”? Specifically, the bet is Between 2021 and the end of 2030, annual fossil fuel emissions (excluding carbonation) … Continue reading →. 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