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by clv101
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8645
Views: 270291

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The talk about 21st June is weird, the situation we're is now is not *lockdown*, restrictions are minimal and virus spread is exponential.
by clv101
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8645
Views: 270291

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Not all hospitalisations are the same, unless already very ill the under 40s basically don't turn up in ITU. Just O2 and steroids are sufficient in the vast majority of young hospitalisations.
by clv101
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8645
Views: 270291

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

It's a interesting situation to model, the race between vaccine and virus spread, and the age sensitivity of the illness. I have a hard time believing we're going to be seeing 10s thousands of under 40s in hospital.
by clv101
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Rolls Royce plans 16 mini-nuclear plants for UK
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

Re: Rolls Royce plans 16 mini-nuclear plants for UK

Just to cover all the based, China has approved construction of a small modular reactor. The construction of a demonstration ACP100 small modular reactor (SMR) at Changjiang in Hainan province has been approved by China's National Development and Reform Commission. The multi-purpose 125 MWe pressuri...
by clv101
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Rolls Royce plans 16 mini-nuclear plants for UK
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

Re: Rolls Royce plans 16 mini-nuclear plants for UK

Another thought on Chinese nuclear competency. Firstly, the EPR reactors which a western academic described as 'unconstrutable', is both massively over budget and time in Flamanville (2007-) and Olkiluoto (2005-). However, the Chinese also built one, considerably faster and cheaper 2009-2018 for rea...
by clv101
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8645
Views: 270291

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Nice idea but EVERY decision maker still be fully briefed on the geography irrespective of its common name. It won't have any impact on policy but it might discourage casual racism.
by clv101
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8645
Views: 270291

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Numbers are too low to know the impact on the fully vaccinated, or on death rates, but if it wasn't for the vaccines we would be heading into full lockdown and NHS meltdown right about now. It's vital we minimises export of this variant to countries less vaccinated than UK... while maximising the e...
by clv101
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Biofuels & Biomass
Topic: CCS for waste wood gasification plant
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

Re: CCS for waste wood gasification plant

It's already unavailable as CO2, burying the CO2 would increase the atmospheric O2 partial pressure.
by clv101
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Biofuels & Biomass
Topic: CCS for waste wood gasification plant
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

Re: CCS for waste wood gasification plant

Thanks to all the extra oxygen atoms, it doesn't fit. There is significantly more mass. It's far beyond simple compression.
by clv101
Mon May 31, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Post Growth - Life After Capitalism, Tim Jackson
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Post Growth - Life After Capitalism, Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson is speaking at Hay this week, free to view live and within 24hrs.
by clv101
Sun May 30, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Government plan "national flagship"
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Government plan "national flagship"

Seems rather pointless. Who is it going to impress? Ships are SLOW, what can it do that our embassies can't?

It's not that much money though, it's just another Royal Navy ship, a comfortable one. Compare £200m for a ship that'll last decades with £37bn for the useless track and trace programme.
by clv101
Fri May 28, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Biofuels & Biomass
Topic: CCS for waste wood gasification plant
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

Re: CCS for waste wood gasification plant

A few points on CCS: The CO2 from burning fossil fuel is approximately 3.7 larger in mass thanks to all the extra oxygen atoms. At standard temperature and pressure, it is approximately 1000 x more voluminous as it's a gas (rather than a solid/liquid... natural gas complicates the figure a bit but y...
by clv101
Thu May 27, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8645
Views: 270291

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The Australian state of Victoria enters a 7-day lockdown today in race to control a fast-growing Covid-19 cluster. Victoria recorded 12 new Covid-19 cases. The UK recorded 3180 new cases yesterday and our dysfunctional government relaxes restrictions. We are still not learning our lessons. Acting h...
by clv101
Wed May 26, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8645
Views: 270291

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

No one ever suggested we have a monopoly on incompetence!

Our role is to hold our government to account, not others. It is legitimate to measure our government's incompetence, not against some impossible gold standard, but examples of success from other countries.