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Old 06-07-2019, 03:20 PM   #5961 (permalink)
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I'm not going to link directly in order to protec Ecomodder, but it's important to look at what the young folk think.

If you can find a site called Bit*chute and find a poster named soph, her last post on 2019-06-02 takes Greta Thunberg to task. I found it very informative. And amusing.

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Old 06-07-2019, 05:20 PM   #5962 (permalink)
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Looks like it's most a climate crisis for people who live on a flood plain or at sea level.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:37 PM   #5963 (permalink)
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*If we freeze a snapshot of 2014 population and consumption,and consider our challenge regarding decarbonization,then we'd need only to consider building out 900-GW worth of capacity to handle the total power requirement for the nation.
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Now you are being just as intentionally over simplistic the other way. Electricity production and storage from rebuildable sources is not without losses. Round trip electrolytic Hydrogen production is 30% for example. And you are ignoring the fact that the recent examples I gave have already stated total energy requirements that were cut to 1/2 of the current levels. Which is what the studies have shown would be real world feasible with a complete and ideal electrification of everything.
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And you are repeating the same mistake that the media has taught you by saying that "we need only 900-GW worth of CAPACITY for our requirements".
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When in fact the capacity factor for the best solar farm in the USA is 31%. And onshore wind in ideal locations will be similar. Solar farms in my area average 13.7% capacity factor. Onshore wind barely more.
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So we would need 3-TW CAPACITY of rebuildable energy capacity using your number. 5-TW using mine. Plus storage. We are not that far apart. Either one is immense in real world scale as I have shown repeatedly.
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:59 AM   #5964 (permalink)
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There's only two ways? What about the consumption side of the equation. That's where the low-hanging fruit is.
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We must accept that there will be climate refugees and migration. The world is too small. Imperialistic national borders will cease to function. People will not stay where there is no water, food, or shelter from heat and cold. They will start walking. We must learn to help each other the world over. Those that have had the good fortune to do very well for themselves in the current (previous) system must learn to chip in more.
India has actually made good strides with national programs in the more developed areas in promoting their "Two is enough" planned parenthood education where an army of female councilors goes out door to door to distribute information and contraceptives.
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There's only two ways? What about the consumption side of the equation. That's where the low-hanging fruit is.
This is what I have been saying here for the last 2 years but get shot down every time because people find it too painful to hear. Things will (must) be much smaller and simpler (for those of us in the OECD) in the future.
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The house, the car and (not pictured) the bathroom are the key components.

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What about nationalistic national borders?
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There has to be borders because there has to be defined spaces. The same reason you have a door on your house and restrict who comes in is the same reason we draw boundaries around a country and restrict who can come in. Zero difference.

That said, I agree that we need to care for those with needs, most crucially as moral individuals.
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Doors on a house is a bit different from walls around an arbitrary country. But it is much better to help people where they are than to let them uproot. The reality is that many places where people have traditionally lived are becoming uninhabitable.
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It is a slight random miracle that we are headed for a solar super grand minimum for the next 20 years which will help buy us some time to figure it out before we really start seeing days of wet bulb temps of 95F/ 35C which is lethal if you don't have some way to cool off.

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