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Old Nov 30, 2015, 6:31pm   #1
 
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Glad to see the world's top politicians are meeting in Paris to try and stop global warming before it spirals out of control.

China is the worst polluter. Their President has understood the problem but warned that it will get worse. Well that's great. Perhaps they should consider hydro electric power from all those wet mountains ?

Apparently a barrage across the Severn estuary would power up 1/3 0f this country for ever. Not hard to work out what 3 barrages would accomplish then.
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Old Nov 30, 2015, 6:42pm   #2
 
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Pat494 started this thread They could be interested in pollution too while they are about it.
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Old Nov 30, 2015, 8:39pm   #3
 
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Pat494 started this thread I saw a programme on the telly once about how they lit the shop by people walking about on a special surface inside the shop. I was wondering how much power they could generate by having these devices embedded into the M25 ring road ?
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 1:30pm   #4
 
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Glad to see the world's top politicians are meeting in Paris to try and stop global warming before it spirals out of control.

China is the worst polluter. Their President has understood the problem but warned that it will get worse. Well that's great. Perhaps they should consider hydro electric power from all those wet mountains ?

Apparently a barrage across the Severn estuary would power up 1/3 0f this country for ever. Not hard to work out what 3 barrages would accomplish then.
How much of the Chinese pollution is actually made in order to manufacture consumer products for the western markets?
(the west off-loading its needs to poor-paying developing countries, and off-shoring the pollution to other places)
And how much just to improve standards for the Chinese themselves?

Anyway, we cant have fridges, flat-TVs and 2 cars each, and then pull the ladder up behind us and say to everyone else they cant have their share.
Or, can we?

I am investing in AirWick candles.
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How much of the Chinese pollution is actually made in order to manufacture consumer products for the western markets?
(the west off-loading its needs to poor-paying developing countries, and off-shoring the pollution to other places)
And how much just to improve standards for the Chinese themselves?

Anyway, we cant have fridges, flat-TVs and 2 cars each, and then pull the ladder up behind us and say to everyone else they cant have their share.
Or, can we?

I am investing in AirWick candles.
Electric or hydrogen vehicles only in the big Chinese cities would clear the smog in days. There is always bicycles while changing.
Building loads more coal power stations doesn't sound like a good idea.
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Old Dec 1, 2015, 1:47pm   #6
 
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Electric or hydrogen vehicles only in the big Chinese cities would clear the smog in days. There is always bicycles while changing.
Building loads more coal power stations doesn't sound like a good idea.
True enough.

How easy is it offer these solutions to peoples/societies over the horizon?

The same could be said of the UK, re: bicycles, and electric vehicles.
We cant even persuade our own citizens to do these things, without offering massive incentives.
We need to lead by example.
Pity some major wave-power developers aren't getting the seed investment to take to full-scale manufacture here in the UK.
There are some innovative designs gathering dust for lack of investment.
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Electric or hydrogen vehicles only in the big Chinese cities would clear the smog in days. There is always bicycles while changing.
Building loads more coal power stations doesn't sound like a good idea.
It is interesting that you mention hydrogen power. Orange County has a few hydrogen filling stations. We also have the BMW hydrogen Hydrogen 7, Honda FCX Clarity, Mercedes B Class F Cell...

The UK just got there first H2 filling station. Talk about behind the curve.
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Macedonia storm: At least 15 die overnight in freak deluge

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The Mayor of Skopje, Kove Trajanovski, said: "This is a disaster. We have never experienced such a thing."



Heat wave engulfs most part of China
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