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by kenneal - lagger
Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7915
Views: 247940

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

............................. It was signed by thirty thousand scientists from around the world. Are you sure? The was another similar Declaration on climate change which when examined was found to have all sort of weird names on it and virtually none of the signatories had any standing in the fiel...
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7915
Views: 247940

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

I wonder if we would have enough work for a dedicated Civil Defence organisation to do. With global warming increasing we might well have in the future but for the last twenty years? Even fire brigade numbers have been run down as they don't have so much work to do now. It makes sense to possibly be...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Hydrocarbons
Topic: Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 9741

Re: Coal

Perhaps we should be looking for another chemical reaction to remove the oxygen from the iron or perhaps an electrical way of doing it. I have seen that there are a lot of companies who are electrically heating furnaces now and if that part of the smelting process can be taken away from coke that at...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7915
Views: 247940

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The reduction is hospital beds has been driven by improvements in treatments which mean that people spend less time in treatment and therefore go home earlier resulting in far fewer beds being required. The same has been true of covid patients: as the pandemic has dragged on new and better treatment...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Hydrocarbons
Topic: Coal
Replies: 15
Views: 9741

Re: Coal

If the same amount of coal is produced there is no difference to global warming, or perhaps only a very small one if there is more energy used in the production of the same amount of coal but from two different locations. What we, as a country, should be doing is investing in new methods of steel pr...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?
Replies: 461
Views: 78850

Re: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?

Problems such as this mean that everyone having an e-car that they can use just like an ICE car, instant refuelling, is not going to happen. We need to change our thinking on the way that we live life and get used to a life with less than we had before and forget the "everything will be bigger ...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7915
Views: 247940

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

This article is from a scientist who studies marine mammals and says that as we don't have the evolved ability to resist hypoxia that marine mammal do we should avoid covid. I'll take her advice and lockdown.
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Britain's supposed "shift to the right" - Guardian
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Britain's supposed "shift to the right" - Guardian

This Guardian article about Britain's shift to the right and how we are following America leaves out the fact that perhaps the US has followed us recently with calls in the US from a minority to "Stop the Steal" over a group trying to flip the result of an election. We have had a group in...
by kenneal - lagger
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Have we reached peak CO2 emissions yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Have we reached peak CO2 emissions yet?

Looks like atmospheric methane is on the way up same as CO2. Link And the Militant or Ethical Vegan movement are going to blame that on cattle and ask for the human killing of animals to stop. Meanwhile deer and possibly bison now will replace the cattle and their methan as rewilding takes over muc...
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Housing Quality Mark - HQM- The new Code for Sustainable Homes?
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Housing Quality Mark - HQM- The new Code for Sustainable Homes?

I'm just trying to plough through the new cash cow for the Building Research Establishment, the founder of the now defunct Code for Sustainable Homes, the Housing Quality Mark, HQM and it's so complicated that it making me want to die!! It is, as the name suggests, a way of rating new build houses w...
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FT: Bank of England "does not understand its own QE programme".
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: FT: Bank of England "does not understand its own QE programme".

The more opaque a system is the more chances there are for people to fiddle it and if the people running the system don't know how it works you can bet your bottom dollar that there are a lot of people fiddling it and making a fortune for doing nothing. Just one more reason why the not fit for purpo...
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: US watch
Replies: 178
Views: 5568

Re: US watch

Here's a rather damning view of life in the USA at the moment from Boaz Shoshan, editor of Capital and Conflict. 13 rounds in the magazine, plus one in the chamber. You could fire this thing 14 times without needing to reload. Only problem is, there’s a shortage of bullets due to a sudden surge in d...
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Have we reached peak CO2 emissions yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Have we reached peak CO2 emissions yet?

..................... But, failing someone letting off a load of fireworks off all at once, we are possibly 50 years away from that tipping point yet. I would like to see some data or information to back up that statement as I think it is just wishful thinking. We are already seeing massive methane...
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Saudi Arabia to build 150km linear city
Replies: 10
Views: 142

Re: Saudi Arabia to build 150km linear city

The best way to run the trams would be from each train stop in each direction to about half way to the next stop and back, maybe even all the way to the next stop and back. That way you do not run the risk of delay compounding along a long route so it's easier to keep to the timetable. Also, not so ...
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 7915
Views: 247940

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

When considering the high UK death rate in comparison to the rest of the world you should also consider the very high obesity rate of the UK which, when the other health problems of obesity are added on, probably have added to the mortality rate. The US is probably in a similar position. If we get a...