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Message 2102576 - Posted: 5 Jul 2022, 9:51:37 UTC

Remember your days as a child with a bucket & spade on the beach?
That's a big bucket
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Message 2102579 - Posted: 5 Jul 2022, 11:49:09 UTC - in response to Message 2102576.  

That looks like a giant sized storage heater.
Not a bad idea, but what's its efficiency?
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Message 2102580 - Posted: 5 Jul 2022, 12:50:24 UTC - in response to Message 2102579.  
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For its intended purpose for heating, that will give near 100%.

For generating electricity, very poor.

... But, that is very useful for utilizing excess/cheap electricity to avoid burning fuel for heating.


That is a very practical and useful part of the mix needed to go cleaner and greener.

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Message 2102581 - Posted: 5 Jul 2022, 12:55:33 UTC - in response to Message 2102580.  

There is also this scheme in Berlin:


Berlin preps 'huge thermos' to help heat homes this winter
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... With a height of 45 meters (almost 150 feet) and holding up to 56 million liters (14.8 million gallons) of hot water, utility company Vattenfall says the tower will help heat Berlin homes this winter even if Russian gas supplies dry up.

"It's a huge thermos that helps us to store the heat when we don't need it," said Tanja Wielgoss, who heads the Sweden-based company's heat unit in Germany. "And then we can release it when we need to use it."...




There are many ways when there is the will...

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Message 2102659 - Posted: 6 Jul 2022, 9:12:23 UTC

This one is a tough call - here or the "denial" thread.
Energy bills still rising
I don't think the average worker will be worrying about climate change for some time to come.
However maybe this will force those in authority/companies to focus their minds on renewable energy faster than currently seen.
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Message 2102674 - Posted: 6 Jul 2022, 19:20:10 UTC

Almost Every COAL Power Plant and NUKE Power Plant I Worked In 35+ Years Ago was Located

in A Forest, Next to a Lake or River.

Air/Water was Sweet. Birds; Insects; Fish; All LIFE were Singing. Trees; Bushes; Grasses were SUPER GREEN and HEALTHY.

dA GREEN ALTERNATIVE Already Existed and PUMPED ELECTRICITY Out to Users 24/7/365. aka COAL

Wind and Solar Eat Up ENORMOUS AMOUNTs of Land. COAL Plant is has Small Footprint and Much Land is Preserved.

Go Wind and Solar and GO DARK.

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Message 2103033 - Posted: 12 Jul 2022, 16:17:59 UTC

Here's a continuing trend that may yet save our planet from ourselves:


World Population Day: India will overtake China in 2023...
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... population growth is not as rapid as it used to be. It is now at its slowest rate since 1950...

... More than half the growth we will see in the next 30 years will happen in just eight countries - the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.

At the same time, some of the world's most developed economies are already seeing population decline ... by at least 1% by 2050...

... Fertility rates are falling globally - even in many of the countries where the population is expanding...

... But this pattern means that the share of the global population aged 65 years or above is projected to rise from 10% this year to 16% in 2050...



Is that a 'conscious' societal thing?

Or are we noticeably polluting ourselves to death already?


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Message 2103192 - Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 23:43:13 UTC

Another small step being made just down the hill from here on waste plastic by an Aussie woman.

Louise Hardman's Shruder invention recycles plastic cleaned from ocean.

Not only does it produce a reusable product, but is also helps regional and remote communities in Australia and the Pacific Islands with business opportunities.[/quote]
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Message 2103509 - Posted: 20 Jul 2022, 21:03:55 UTC

House I Live In was COMPLETELY in SUN when I Moved In.

Now,27 Years Later - Because I LET TREES GROW; BUSHES GROW; and Broad Leaf Ground Cover Grow -
House and Land is Almost Completely in SHADE.

HOTTER than HECK Outside and Rest of Week Predicted.

AC NOT Turned On and Will NOT be Turned On. Not Once, 'cept to check If it Works.

SHADE BABY!!!!!

Leaves? Worms LOVE 'em and ALL FALLEN Leaves are GONE Every Year 'cause of Their MUNCHING

And a TON of LEAVES FALL. GONE. ATE. I Suppose Other 'Life' Munch on Leaves . TASTY Baby!!!!!!

Lots of People HATE LEAVES. And Cut Down Trees and Don't Grow them. SAD.

Area Around House is FULL of Life.

NATURAL Shade. Wats Not to Love?

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Message 2103510 - Posted: 20 Jul 2022, 23:23:04 UTC - in response to Message 2103509.  

Nice work... and very true. Trees are definitely the best way to keep your house cool, as long as you can keep their roots out of your drains and lop off the dead branches before they fall on the roof.
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Message 2103564 - Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 20:30:47 UTC

Had a Nice DOWNPOUR little While Ago.

Felt GOoD to Feel 78 again.

When I Listen to Weather Channel, They Mention Many Places Seeing or Going to See, 100 Degrees for FIRST TIME IN A DECADE.

Same for Here. Might have been More than a Decade Ago. I Believe 2010 had some 100 Temps. Maybe 2013 saw 100.

So, I'm One NOT SWEATING GOREbal Warming. 'cept for this year - Been a Lot of Recent Years where Temps Did NOT
get into the 90s.

I'm Outside a Lot and SWEAT Like a mO FO - Thank GOoDness - For when a Breeze Hits my Sweaty Body and Wet Shirt -
It Is FREE AC BABY!!!!! Feels GOoD. Real GOoD. 'specially in Highly Shaded Yard.

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Message 2103570 - Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 21:36:34 UTC

A good idea, but those southern deniers will likely object just because it is a good idea.

Wind farms could join oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Biden administration is eyeing chunks of the Gulf of Mexico as new areas to expand its growing offshore wind ambitions. Today, President Joe Biden proposed opening up 700,000 acres off the coasts of Galveston, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana to future wind development. The administration is now looking for public input on developing those locations, after its proposal today to make them official “wind energy areas” where lease sales could be held in the future....

...Wind turbines in the Gulf of Mexico could generate up to 508 gigawatts of electricity, according to a 2020 study by the National Renewable Energy Lab, twice as much energy as Gulf states cumulatively consume. The 700,000-acre area the Biden administration now wants to open up for wind farm development could eventually supply enough electricity for over three million homes, according to a White House fact sheet....
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Message 2103745 - Posted: 24 Jul 2022, 16:20:16 UTC
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This is where our own children put the 'adults' to shame:


First bill written by children on climate education


However...

Do our children really need the 'old fossils' to 'die off' the way of the dinosaurs before our industrial mess gets cleaned up to make this planet better and less polluted?


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Message 2103756 - Posted: 24 Jul 2022, 17:42:59 UTC
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Solar tower produces jet fuel from CO2, water and sunlight

Taking carbon dioxide, water and sunlight as its only inputs, this solar thermal tower in Spain produces carbon-neutral, sustainable versions of diesel and jet fuel.
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Fossil fuels can be replaced with batteries or hydrogen in cars and trucks – but aircraft are trickier. With more than 25,000 commercial airliners in service today, and service lifetimes around 25 years, airlines are looking to carbon-neutral fuels to bring down their emissions.


Someone should point this out to our local zero-talent celebroty who thinks he needs an entire full-sized passenger jet all to himself to go to the next town.
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Message 2103969 - Posted: 28 Jul 2022, 2:27:30 UTC
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Really?

Will this work as a solution?...


Are Ad Agencies, PR Firms and Lobbyists Destroying the Climate?


Really?

Can the "X" industry pull all the other industries clean without a wash?


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Message 2104004 - Posted: 28 Jul 2022, 13:07:45 UTC - in response to Message 2103969.  

And, surprisingly, that talk has hit the mainstream news:


The public relations and ad firms refusing fossil fuel clients
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... The study went on to ask whether tighter advertising regulation was required.

Duncan Meisel, director at US-based Clean Creatives, says he sees a shift happening. "We know there's agencies not taking the pledge who have told us privately that they are no longer pitching to fossil fuel clients. It's a step forward."

He adds: "The fossil fuel industry uses advertising agencies and PR agencies to make it harder for governments to hold them accountable. And ads are misleading and make companies seem more committed to climate action than they really are."

Some advertising firms are, however, continuing with fossil fuel clients, such as the UK's WPP, whose subsidiaries have worked with the likes of BP, Shell and Exxon Mobile. "Our clients have an important role to play..."



At least some "Creative" people are now showing their positive morals.

Is this the start of a positive tsunami?


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Message 2104006 - Posted: 28 Jul 2022, 13:25:19 UTC

Sadly, a pioneer who uncovered a large part of how our planet works is himself being recycled:


James Lovelock: Influential green thinker dies aged 103
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British scientist James Lovelock, who devoted his life to the global green movement, has died on his 103rd birthday, his family has said.

His 1960s Gaia theory found that Earth, from rocks to air, was one huge interconnected and self-regulating system.

His work formed the basis of much of climate science.

And he had warned climate change could be a [deadly destructive] tipping point for the planet...

.. Working for Nasa in the 1960s, Lovelock had what he called a Eureka moment when he realised living things had a profound impact on the environment around them. This led to the radical idea everything on Earth, from oceans to every living organism, was a living, connected system...

... Lovelock, who lived in Dorset, also revealed chemicals were destroying the ozone layer...

... Lovelock's dedication to warning the world about climate change meant he carried on working past retirement age. "My main reason for not relaxing into contented retirement is that, like most of you, I am deeply concerned about the probability of massively harmful climate change and the need to do something about it now," he said in 2011...



And indeed, we have come to discover that there is a myriad series of natural living and physical feedback mechanisms that regulate our living breathing world.

Shame to poison all that with our industrial pollution...


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Message 2104012 - Posted: 28 Jul 2022, 15:02:47 UTC
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Amazing what can be done when away from coercive agribusiness...

See what can be done even with very modest tech:


Could greenhouse farming be the answer for Africa's food security?

Smart agriculture in Cameron to combat food supply issues


We can go green without squandering precious water or burning the planet.


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Message 2104169 - Posted: 30 Jul 2022, 22:58:40 UTC

The sun may not always shine and the wind may not always blow, but waves can are always be around.

The wave power generator experts say 'proves ocean energy can work' is already powering Australian homes.

For the first time in Australia's history, a wave energy converter trial has successfully generated energy from the chaotic and wild ocean waves to power homes.

For years, companies around the world have tried to harness the power of the ocean, with varying degrees of success.

"This is really the first project that has successfully generated electricity for a customer, and that goes to prove that ocean energy can work," Stephanie Thornton from Australian Ocean Energy Group said.

Sitting off the King Island coast in Bass Strait, the unit — made by Melbourne company Wave Swell Energy — has been generating power for the island's local energy grid for the past year....

...The company said the UniWave200 had made enough energy for 200 homes.

"The conversion rates that we've been able to achieve in terms of the amount of electricity we are able to extract from the wave energy that comes into the unit is very high," Mr Geason said.

"On average, we've been able to achieve conversion rates of 48 per cent, so 48 per cent of the energy that comes in, in the wave, is then exported onto the grid on King Island.

"That rate is very encouraging and in fact is higher than other renewable energy technologies."....

...The 200-kilowatt wave energy converter has no moving parts in the water and uses an oscillating water column design, which essentially mimics a natural blow hole.

Waves go in, rise and fall, and move air up into the turbine, which then converts into power.

It sits on the seabed and has an opening on one side to allow the movement of the waves in and out of the chamber....

...The unit can be made five times larger than the pilot converter and placed off any coastline anywhere in the world.

Wave Swell said it was open to working with interested companies who would provide the funding and resources to build future units.

"In terms of the commercial scale-up … it will most likely be a bigger unit, and also have a bigger engine, so at least five times bigger," Mr Geason said.

"So for us, it means finding those parties and we will work with them, bringing our knowledge and know-how to help them."

The units can also be integrated into being part of a breakwater or sea wall in the ocean — off Pacific Island Nations, for example — to help combat rising sea levels and coastal erosion....
I can see how the conversion rate could be made higher, but I can also see why they didn't go for it.

Cheers.
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Message 2104184 - Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 5:38:13 UTC - in response to Message 2104169.  

The sun may not always shine and the wind may not always blow, but waves can are always be around.

Waves are the result of wind over water.
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