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Old 07-16-2018, 12:27 PM   #2241 (permalink)
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Like I said, we’re going to talk about absurd temperatures in almost all of the northern hemisphere. This past week there have been records set across the globe. 108 degrees in Armenia. An all-time record 127 degrees in a town in Iran. Canada, which never sees hot temperatures, is seeing a heat wave that’s caused dozens of deaths. Denver – 104 degrees, that’s unheard of. LA, 111 degrees. And the one that really knocked me off my chair: Scotland, where it’s never hot, was 92 degrees this past week.

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Old 07-16-2018, 03:44 PM   #2242 (permalink)
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It rained today over here. It wasn't much, but it was wet and it came falling down.

We had one or two of those 'wet for a couple of minutes' mini showers in the last two months here. Hence, a record rain deficit. Grass is yellow, has been so for a month. Plants that don't get regular sprays of water or don't have deep roots die. Air humidity % is in the desert region. Funnily enough it ain't that warm, just dry, dry, dry.

We were already in the top 5 of droughts over here for some time. I haven't checked lately, but surely we're breaking all records now.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:22 PM   #2243 (permalink)
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Good explanation of cosmic rays.

https://youtu.be/BH-T2rtxdUg
In the Dallas/Ft Worth area,Sundays @ 6:00 PM,Fox Network has been broadcasting a National Geographic program entitled,'One Strange Rock,' hosted by Will Smith.
A number of American astronauts,who spent time on the International Space Station and Space Shuttle are featured regularly in the program.
They've mentioned that since the solar wind travels slower than light,when NASA observes solar/cosmic ray activity,they can warn the space station crew to move to locations within the station,which will afford the most protection from incoming cosmic radiation.
They didn't speak to intersteller cosmic radiation per se.
They also implied that humans are an evolutionary consequence of genetic mutations caused by cosmic rays,and that future astronauts traveling to the Moon colonies and Martian colonies,will structurally,no longer be Earthlings,after prolonged exposure to cosmic radiation,since spaceships,Moon, and Mars do not provide a magnetospheric shield to the high-energy particles.
During sleep,cosmic rays striking an astronaut's optic nerve create a perceived flash,akin to a lightning strike,reminding them that they're being bombarded,and at a greater risk of cancer.
Earth is supposed to be heading towards another magnetic pole,polarity reversal,and during the reversal,there will be a time when Earth will essentially have no magnetosphere to deflect cosmic radiation.
Earth's paleomagnetic history records past reversals which were accompanied by climate events and faunal extinctions.
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The only practical way to make a permanent settlement on Mars or the Moon is by going under the surface. Only a deep tunnel provides adequate protection against solar and cosmic rays when there is no atmosphere and no magnetosphere.

We migrate from our planet to become cavemen again.
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Green Peace claims that streaming videos is bad for the environment.

They only give an A-rating to YouTube, and as low as an E to different services--based on how clean their power source is.

This means that Green Peace also claims that drinking water is bad for the environment if the water company uses dirty power.
 
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They only give an A-rating to YouTube, and as low as an E to different services--based on how clean their power source is.

This means that Green Peace also claims that drinking water is bad for the environment if the water company uses dirty power.
Green War believes humans are a plague, and any human activity a blight on the good earth. If they want to save the world, they should just VHEMT. Since I'm human, I see the world as pointless without other humans.

...and if I'm not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of tasty meat?
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The only practical way to make a permanent settlement on Mars or the Moon is by going under the surface.
We no longer have the societal surplus to waste on pursuing off world colonies. All of these efforts would be much better spent on the complete transformation of energy and infrustructure that is needed in order to face the declining ER/EI of oil in the next 30 years. We will additionally need social change. The diminishing societal surplus will very soon no longer support a situation where 1% of the population can run off with 80% of the wealth every year. Rebuildables cannot replace even the necessary 1/3 after full electrificatin of the 400TWh per day we are blowing through every day. There will be a Great Simplification. And those Billions of people that already do not have enough cannot afford to get even less. Maybe 30 years left. Maybe 10.
 
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Else, alternatively, we could denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, Iran and eventually the USofA and Russia. Use the resources to start mining asteroids and see the return go positive in a decade or so.

There are two type of inhabitable bodies in the Solar System, the one you live on the outside of and the ones where you live on the inside.
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The energy requirements for asteroid mining, though.

Be nice if you could kick start an industrial eco-system up there. Metallic Asteroid Mines and Volatile Asteroid Extraction Plants exchanging packets of goods with each other. Building up stockpiles to reach other asteroids.

I'm not quite sure if Von Neumann machines are feasible yet... but it's a lovely daydream.

 
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