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st2lemans 10.05.2019 19:15

Re: Climate change - what do you do to save the world?
 
Swiss to the rescue:

"The Zurich-based company Climeworks has developed giant sensors to filter ambient air and capture carbon dioxide, which is then injected underground. Since the start-up was founded in 2017, its technology has made its mark in several different sectors. Climeworks aims to eliminate 1% of global emissions by 2025."

https://houseofswitzerland.org/swiss...emwUAf73AWiRQw

Tom

omtatsat 10.05.2019 20:23

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3067426)
Swiss to the rescue:

"The Zurich-based company Climeworks has developed giant sensors to filter ambient air and capture carbon dioxide, which is then injected underground. Since the start-up was founded in 2017, its technology has made its mark in several different sectors. Climeworks aims to eliminate 1% of global emissions by 2025."

https://houseofswitzerland.org/swiss...emwUAf73AWiRQw

Tom

They made Hinwil the test case. Explains why these people look so spaced out. Just pure O2. Hope they dont get "the bends" when they surface!

BasP72 10.05.2019 21:28

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Wasnt there a misterious mass death on an exotic island somewhere when a large Co2 bubble was released ?

Found it ! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Nyos_disaster

st2lemans 10.05.2019 21:37

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Anal sex is the answer, low risk of pregnancy, and it blocks the release of methane! :eek:

Win-win! :p

Tom

Blueangel 11.05.2019 00:05

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I watched an episode of 'Amazing Hotels' last night about The Brando, a resort that fits the brief of this thread perfectly. I was particularly innterested in their use of cold deep sea water as air conditioning.

https://thebrando.com/stewardship/

pilatus1 11.05.2019 01:36

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Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3067462)
I watched an episode of 'Amazing Hotels' last night about The Brando, a resort that fits the brief of this thread perfectly. I was particularly innterested in their use of cold deep sea water as air conditioning.

https://thebrando.com/stewardship/

Yes, it fits this thread perfectly. Thorough greenwashing.

There is no possible way that converting pristine atolls into luxury resorts for the mega rich is going to 'save the world', no matter how many photos are posted on social media showing them riding their bikes while on eco-holiday on the other side of the planet.

It's even less eco than a brand new Tesla ;)

Blueangel 11.05.2019 08:54

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Originally Posted by pilatus1 (Post 3067466)
Yes, it fits this thread perfectly. Thorough greenwashing.

Nonsense. Please try to see beyond the end of your nose, or better still find out about the place. It was one man's dream and I couldn't give a fig about the people who stay there. What matters is that they have the time, energy and money from these rich guests to find solutions to questions that affect many coastal areas Worldwide actually in situ and through the resident research centre. There is a luxury to having a place without energy and water supplies, and being able to address each issue from scratch using the very latest technology.

pilatus1 11.05.2019 09:24

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Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3067484)
Nonsense. Please try to see beyond the end of your nose, or better still find out about the place. It was one man's dream and I couldn't give a fig about the people who stay there. What matters is that they have the time, energy and money from these rich guests to find solutions to questions that affect many coastal areas Worldwide actually in situ and through the resident research centre. There is a luxury to having a place without energy and water supplies, and being able to address each issue from scratch using the very latest technology.

I did find out about the place. It's a luxury resort only accessible by private plane for the super wealthy. What solutions are you talking about? A/C? The Polynesians solved that problem millennia ago with hammocks and fans and evaporative cooling. No need to pump in seawater with infrastructure built and powered by fossil fuels. They caught fish to eat instead of having luxury items flown in. They didn't build private chlorinated swimming pools for each house, while living a stone's throw from the ocean. Etc,etc.

https://tahiti-ses-iles-et-autres-bo...ction.html?m=1

Mark75 11.05.2019 09:47

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Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3067462)
I watched an episode of 'Amazing Hotels' last night

I read "amazing holes" at first! :D

Tom, that's your fault! Your post above spoiled my pure mind!

robBob 11.05.2019 09:57

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Have stopped taking showers and deo and no longer change my clothes and hope that due to my new aroma the company will soon allow me to work remotely from home. :D

omtatsat 11.05.2019 15:28

Re: Climate change - what do you do to save the world?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3067462)
I watched an episode of 'Amazing Hotels' last night about The Brando, a resort that fits the brief of this thread perfectly. I was particularly innterested in their use of cold deep sea water as air conditioning.

https://thebrando.com/stewardship/

Who watches such rubbish!

Caleb 11.05.2019 16:45

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For: I stopped eating meat completely some 2.5 years ago, and eat quite little dairy. I installed photovoltaic panels and I'm installing a Wärmepumpe at home. We avoid buying anything wrapped in plastic, recycle everything, buy lots of stuff used, never buy disposable bottles/bags, buy only regional produce (I never buy stuff that comes from overseas) and whenever I can, I buy bulk, from the local farmers.

Against: I fly overseas once a year (to visit family in America).

omtatsat 12.05.2019 15:54

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Originally Posted by villiger (Post 3067411)
I am a scientist/academic

That's what worries me!

AbFab 12.05.2019 17:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3067462)
I watched an episode of 'Amazing Hotels' last night about The Brando, a resort that fits the brief of this thread perfectly. I was particularly innterested in their use of cold deep sea water as air conditioning.

https://thebrando.com/stewardship/

Some of the large insurance buildings along the Lake of Zurich use its water from down deep to air condition their buildings. It‘s not new, the Swiss Life building was completed in 1940...

Guest 12.05.2019 18:25

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Forgive me, Padre, for I have sinned! How many Fiji water bottles must I recycle to absolve myself?

I can't be bothered with pissing in the wind to make myself feel better, but I do like to save money so I seem to do a fair amount of stuff that makes green puritans happy for all the wrong reasons: I don't drive, never have; I drink tap water out of a glass bottle and carry my own bamboo coffee beaker with me; I avoid travelling for pleasure, mainly because I really hate it, so only fly occasionally to visit family; we heat our house with locally grown wood in a very efficient kachelofen; blah blah blah.

It all counts for naught, but if it helps to shut up the finger waggers, then it serves some useful purpose, I suppose.

Tom1234 12.05.2019 18:39

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Forgive me, Padre, for I have sinned! How many Fiji water bottles must I recycle to absolve myself?

I can't be bothered with pissing in the wind to make myself feel better, but I do like to save money so I seem to do a fair amount of stuff that makes green puritans happy for all the wrong reasons: I don't drive, never have; I drink tap water out of a glass bottle and carry my own bamboo coffee beaker with me; I avoid travelling for pleasure, mainly because I really hate it, so only fly occasionally to visit family; we heat our house with locally grown wood in a very efficient kachelofen; blah blah blah.

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Some Swiss valleys have extremely bad air pollution because of wood burning stoves and fires.

Guest 12.05.2019 18:43

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3067788)
Some Swiss valleys have extremely bad air pollution because of wood burning stoves and fires.

Like I say: it all counts for naught.

There is no absolution in this religion.

Blueangel 12.05.2019 19:10

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It all counts for naught, but if it helps to shut up the finger waggers, then it serves some useful purpose, I suppose.
The same finger waggers who probably never lined their school exercise books with left over wallpaper, and never made a plant pot from a melted down 7" single. I blame Blue Peter, Vision On and Magpie. :D

BasP72 12.05.2019 19:26

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Originally Posted by villiger (Post 3067411)
I am a scientist/academic - my career is based on tackling climate change.

So you have a stake in promoting climate anxiety ?

I am also a scientist/academic, my wellbeing is based on yall buying new phones every year :) i think ill be fine :p

chrissie7 12.05.2019 20:26

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Originally Posted by Blueangel (Post 3067484)
Nonsense. Please try to see beyond the end of your nose, or better still find out about the place. It was one man's dream and I couldn't give a fig about the people who stay there. What matters is that they have the time, energy and money from these rich guests to find solutions to questions that affect many coastal areas Worldwide actually in situ and through the resident research centre. There is a luxury to having a place without energy and water supplies, and being able to address each issue from scratch using the very latest technology.

But these are not problems that affect coastal areas, they're problems caused by the resort's existence. If it had never been built, there would be no need to find a solution to the air-conditioning or heating for the swimming pools. Plenty of solutions already exist for those places that need water or energy that don't involve building yet another luxury resort.


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