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by kenneal - lagger
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Two dead in attack on oil tanker"
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: "Two dead in attack on oil tanker"

If you had said to destroy the Iranian armed forces small craft which harass the shipping in the Gulf and from which this drone was probably controlled I might have agreed. While I am against mass migration to fuel economic growth the migrants themselves are not a problem for me: they are just peopl...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Two dead in attack on oil tanker"
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: "Two dead in attack on oil tanker"

I might have a bit more sympathy for Israel if they weren't acting so badly against the Palestinians. Frankly they deserve all they get but in the current circumstances where antagonists are lashing our whereever they can at Israeli assets in reprisal anyone could be in the firing line and in this c...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time article about the meteoric rise of /r/collapse
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Time article about the meteoric rise of /r/collapse

I've always thought one of the advantages of being 'collapse aware' for 20+ years is the mental side of things. As things go south a lot of folk simply aren't going to cope with their world view collapsing around them. Once you get over the shock of the realisation that the future won't be better t...
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Zealand's most fertile land dug up for housing
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: New Zealand's most fertile land dug up for housing

Another case of economics trumping the environment. I thought New Zealanders were a bit more enlightened than that though. Obviously not! One of these days economists and politicians will learn that we can't eat and breath money and that they should be putting eating and breathing over making money.
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: "Two dead in attack on oil tanker"
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: "Two dead in attack on oil tanker"

The BBC was reporting last night that it was a drone attack. That would point to a political motive rather than a monetary, piracy, one.
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time article about the meteoric rise of /r/collapse
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Time article about the meteoric rise of /r/collapse

adam2 wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:10 pm And only slightly O/T, but why is a spectacular rise in almost anything often called "meteoric" Meteorites fall from the sky, not rise.
Perhaps it's the speed of the rise and the meteorite rather than the direction?
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ex cop asked to spy on XR
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: Ex cop asked to spy on XR

Then there is increased erosion. Even a 100mm sea level rise is going to increase coastal erosion and with increased storm surges and wave power due to increased wind speeds due to global warming/heating that erosion will be significant.
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: flood watch
Replies: 489
Views: 97495

Re: flood watch

Belgium to consider manslaughter charges over flood deaths: https://www-politico-eu.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.politico.eu/article/belgium-starts-manslaughter-inquiry-over-flood-deaths-dam-eupen/amp/ Is resilience/adaptation planning set to become a new area of climate litigation ? Who do you charg...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time article about the meteoric rise of /r/collapse
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Time article about the meteoric rise of /r/collapse

About work/life balance in the near future, if you don't work you won't live. That was the case in the past even if working was hunter gathering. The concept of work/leisure, which is what I think you are talking about, will be very much curtailed.
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8646
Views: 270482

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

If a big company can persuade the government that they should be able to employ cheap foreign labour rather than pay a UK based person what is needed to attract the numbers that they require they will go for the cheap option.

The current publicity is probably part of that campaign.
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Wave & Tidal Power
Topic: New tidal turbine, Orkney
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: New tidal turbine, Orkney

There have been a couple of fixed working machines in the entrance to Strangford Loch in Northern Ireland for a few years now so the concept is hardly new although the floating bit might be. This would enable their deployment in deeper waters the same way as wind turbines are going.
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ex cop asked to spy on XR
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: Ex cop asked to spy on XR

All the IPCC reports have ended up as underestimates by the time the next one comes out, sometimes even as the report comes out, and all the recent reports on ice sheet collapse have been much more pessimistic so I would plan for Hanson's warning of 7 metres sea level rise and hope for the IPCC leve...
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8646
Views: 270482

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Most of the problem with lorry drivers is paying them a very low wage for a job which can entail unsociable hours and long periods away from home. If you want people to do that you will have to pay them well now that you can't get cheap labour from abroad.
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8646
Views: 270482

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Apparently there is a shortage of UK lorry drivers because the big companies paid drivers peanuts and relied on drivers from low cost economies in Europe to make up the numbers as UK drivers were priced out of a job. Now, because of covid mainly, the EU drivers have gone home and the big companies a...
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ex cop asked to spy on XR
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: Ex cop asked to spy on XR

................. But other temperate areas, UK, for example, will probably be OK, after the adaptation. ............. If you go http://flood.firetree.net/ and click on 60m sea level rise you will see that large areas of England including some of its most populated areas, will be under water and Sc...