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Old 02-10-2019, 06:12 AM   #4930 (permalink)
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I cannot believe that this discussion is still dragging on.

You don't have to be a scientist to understand that:
- We do burn a lot of fossil fuel
- CO2 is building up in the atmosphere and seas
- CO2 in the upper atmosphere is reflecting heat, creating a blanket effect
- This causes global temperature rise
- This will melt the glaciers and ice caps, cause a sea level rise and massive loss of land and infrastructure.

So there is a problem. What to do about it?

There is no simple way to extract the carbon from the atmosphere at the rate it gets pumped in. So we need to somehow reduce the carbon input.
There are several ways to do that:
- by improving the economy of heating, transport and production processes
- by preventing spillage
- by generating power in different ways: nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, tidal, wave, etc.
- by optimizing power usage by smart storage systems and delaying or distributing non time essential usage (Like EV top level charging).

We can't pick a favorite there; we'll need all. And even then we can't banish fossil fuel completely, but hopefully we can reduce it enough to stabilize the carbon level.

There's no time to waste though.
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