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Climate Concerns

The "CLIMATE CONCERNS" group is dedicated to discussion regarding the topic of the ever present and serious issue of changes to our climate due to the introduction into the atmosphere of human induced effects which prove harmful to the environment and which eventually may prove destructive to our planet. 

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Purile and Nasty, "Rollin' Coal"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo 18 hours ago. 5 Replies

“Rollin’ Coal” Is Pollution Porn for Dudes With Pickup TrucksDiesel drivers in rural America…Continue

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Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Monday. 30 Replies

Take an amusing quiz to learn about unexpected effects of Climate Change. After each multiple choice question, you see if you were right (and the right answer if you weren't).…Continue

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Sustainable Rural Housing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 13. 1 Reply

Textile House is remarkable. They don't mention cost, however.I was especially impressed by the emphasis on passive energy conservation first.Continue

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Comment by Grinning Cat on November 5, 2012 at 11:08am

Thanks for that concise diagram, Ruth!

There's so much entanglement in politics here... I'll quote from Naomi Segal's "Naomi's Picks" with advice for U.S. voters tomorrow:

It's not just the President! ...
Unless the Democratic candidate for any race in your area, local, state-wide or national, is a complete nut-case/wacko/dangerous person, pull the Democratic lever and vote straight Democrat.
... Increasingly ... the Democratic Party has become the “big tent” party, while the Republicans have chosen to represent the narrow very conservative right wing.

(who are promoting short-term profit$ over our survival on this planet!)

...even the most moderate Republican still is part of the total number which determines who controls legislation ... For the sake of anyone who isn’t part of the 1%, no really for the sake of all of us, Democrats have to ... hopefully take both the House and the Senate in Washington.

 

[donkey from Pam's Clipart; weevil from Bay of Fundie]

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on November 1, 2012 at 6:49pm

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2012 at 10:44am

Hey Ruth! Davey Lee (the one who created this group) unfortunately left the site - is there a way you can take over the administration/moderating of this group? I know it's an important topic for you.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 25, 2012 at 11:23pm

instead of 'climate.. concerns.. yes it's a concern when the climate changes on you and messes up yer day but..
more-so along the lines of wtf nasty ass air I can't breath stuff...
big petrol blah.. pollution concerns more like...
such fuddy duddies and their bs i tell u

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 24, 2012 at 7:04pm

Meet Romney's Dirty Dozen, his 12 most anti-environment major supporters.

Mitt Romney's Dirty Dozen

Mitt Romney (right) stands with coal lobbyist Jim Talent, one of his senior advisers, during the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at a luncheon in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 24, 2012 at 6:27pm

Video showing people whose land became worthless because of nearby fracking.

Comment by booklover on October 24, 2012 at 2:01pm

But humans have sped up 'climate change'.  Sure it changes naturally, but that doesn't mean humans haven't interfered.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 23, 2012 at 11:42pm

and the Lotus TriFuel is interesting imho

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 23, 2012 at 11:42pm
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 16, 2012 at 11:30pm

Nitrogen cars? Apparently compressed nitrogen might be more practical than hydrogen to transfer energy into our cars, and it refuels the car much faster than electric.

Difference Engine: End of the electric car?

Liquid nitrogen ... can store more energy per unit volume, allowing cars to travel further on a tankful of the stuff. Weight for weight, liquid nitrogen packs much the same energy as the lithium-ion batteries used in laptops, mobile phones and electric cars. In terms of performance and range, then, a nitrogen vehicle is similar to an electric vehicle rather than a conventional one.

 

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