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originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
Too bad we don't get a choice.
You do understand that that cost is not per year? What does it mean long term do you think? Or, still not worth it - no matter what?
Solar is great if you happen to live where it is viable. Wind is great if you happen to be where the wind blows strongly most of the time. How do you store the energy and how much environmental damage is caused and energy used to produce the batteries needed.
Do you assume that industries needs just go away and without industry the world could be fed.
This is far more complex IMO than just waving a wand and saying goodbye to fossil fuels. It's decades, perhaps.
originally posted by: mc_squared
First you were complaining that the Vatican is not leading by example.
Then when it’s also pointed out those 836 people are spending over $600 million on renewable energy, you declare it a giant waste of money.
You understand that a 100MW power plant produces much more energy than is needed for 836 people right?
Just once I wish we could see a climate change thread here that isn’t immediately hijacked by some babbling denier talking in circles, contradicting themselves, and derailing an otherwise important topic with falsehoods and unapologetic ignorance.
That available energy itself is limited to about 1.5 kW per cubic meter, which is the maximum energy received from the sun.
Photovoltaics produce only low-voltage, medium current DC power. For transmission purposes, high voltage, low current AC power is required.
That is the current state of research. I see nothing in there that tells me that photovoltaics or even concentrated solar will achieve the predictions claimed.
originally posted by: NavyDoc
originally posted by: KawRider9
a reply to: 2012newstart
Practice what you preach, or, lead by example.
I'm soooooo sick of folks with authority telling us mere serfs to "do what's right", while they live lavish lifestyles.
How much electricity does the Vatican use? Where does their heat come from?
Burning wood has now been deemed bad, so where exactly do we get heat from? Cuddled masses?
As a believer in the flying spaghetti monster in the sky, I say cram your political thoughts up your popeness ass!
Preach religion not politics!
This. Also I doubt they teach engineering and physics in Pope school.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires. He was one of the children of an Italian railway worker. His father was called Mario Bergoglio and his mother was called Regina. He received a master's degree in philosophy and theology from the University of Buenos Aires
originally posted by: mc_squared
I really don't care how much you want to backpedal and spin your story now. Your posts are all there for anyone to read in their ignorant glory.
Climate deniers are defined by much more than just their opinions about which way the climate's going. Pretending that thing in your mouth is not your foot is plenty enough evidence to earn the label.
The sun is always shining somewhere, the wind is always blowing somewhere. Part of the solution lies in building a renewable infrastructure wide-reaching enough so this intermittency problem is largely smoothed out on its own.
torage technology solutions are also coming along:
originally posted by: Temudjin
For someone who thinks the Masonry of the US is anything of the ancient world.
You fill a purpose dont think otherwise. Puppeter