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And what happens (sadly) when you leave these decisions is that powerful industrial lobbies lean on communities to relax standards and play one community off against another to try to drive standards down to their financial advantage.

There is no real alternative to having strong minimum national / transnational / preferably global standards.

What makes you think that Corporations are not behind climate policy? I mean they are the only ones with enough power and resources to endure the storm, meanwhile the small companies and bussinesses wither away daily.
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Old 29.03.2017, 17:29
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And what happens (sadly) when you leave these decisions is that powerful industrial lobbies lean on communities to relax standards and play one community off against another to try to drive standards down to their financial advantage.
The evidence would suggest otherwise.

China is one of the most centralized countries on the planet. It also has some of the lowest enforced environmental standards.
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The evidence would suggest otherwise.

China is one of the most centralized countries on the planet. It also has some of the lowest enforced environmental standards.
That's because China has never been preoccupied by environmental standards.
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Clean Air=Vegan Air
No Electricity=Going dirty and smelly to work, risking Food poisoning from Food going bad, broken toes from kicking sharp edges in the darkness.

Sorry, give me the trash air and 4 hours a day of electricity any day of the week, specially in the weekends because i am guaranteed to be home during those 4 hours.
There is no greater thing than having electricity and water available, you have no idea pal.


@Pilatus1: We Need coal down there! Only World superpowers can afford to install those inefficient, polluting, and resource draining windmills.
If you want to know about renewable energy take a look at the "Stirling Generator". We should invest in the Stirling Generator because it does have real potentional, and is complicated enough to be able to make adjustments and adapt it to different scenarios.
"you have no idea pal." Posting opinions not facts again!
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"you have no idea pal." Posting opinions not facts again!

Care to expand? Or is my Reply too pathetic for you to take it seriously?
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Old 29.03.2017, 17:56
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The evidence would suggest otherwise.

China is one of the most centralized countries on the planet. It also has some of the lowest enforced environmental standards.
Most of Africa is worse when you look at standards and enforcement for precisely the reasons I gave. Only the significantly lower population density and much lower wealth prevents Africa from being even worse in total then China - certain cities are already there. It is very well established that heavily polluting industries head to countries with the lowest standards.

OTOH the EU has forced the UK, kicking and screaming, to adopt and (occasionally) comply with some reasonable minimum standards.
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@Pilatus1: We Need coal down there! Only World superpowers can afford to install those inefficient, polluting, and resource draining windmills.
You mean, superpowers like Nicaragua?:

'Because of recent technological advances in turbine design for both on- and offshore windmills, wind remains the overall cheapest power-generating option, fossil fuel-based or otherwise. As a result of these falling costs, several formerly energy-impoverished countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have been able to transform into regional powerhouses. Nicaragua, for example, now sources 20 percent of its energy needs reliably from wind power alone.'

https://cleantechnica.com/2015/11/14...public-part-2/
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

In addition to March Madness (U.S. college basketball, for those who don't know), a bit of extra fun with Trump Madness!

Trump Madness, Final Four: What is the quintessential quote of the Trump administration?

My March Madness brackets suck because of the various upsets of the season (Gonzaga...really???) so I am hoping to have better luck with Trump Madness.

Next round begins March 30, so tune in on the Post at that time. There are some true gems to be picked, such as:

"Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated"

Last edited by BokerTov; 29.03.2017 at 18:21. Reason: Basketball!!! Of course - thanks edot!
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In addition to March Madness (U.S. college basketball, for those who don't know), a bit of extra fun with Trump Madness!

Trump Madness, Final Four: What is the quintessential quote of the Trump administration?

My March Madness brackets suck because of the various upsets of the season (Gonzaga...really???) so I am hoping to have better luck with Trump Madness.

Next round begins March 30, so tune in on the Post at that time. There are some true gems to be picked, such as:

"Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated"
Slight, but important alteration. See bolded text.

And if they can't understand it, guess they'll just cut it. Like this:

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/28/budget-nih-cuts/
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Slight, but important alteration. See bolded text.

And if they can't understand it, guess they'll just cut it. Like this:

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/28/budget-nih-cuts/
OMG thanks, of course, basketball!!! Brain is acting funny this week.

Re. article - who needs science anyway? Science is for wussies. We have coal and walls and are smarter than all!
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Old 29.03.2017, 18:32
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Slight, but important alteration. See bolded text.

And if they can't understand it, guess they'll just cut it. Like this:

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/28/budget-nih-cuts/
That's certainly the impression I get with this budget. Fortunately (?) the folks in Congress still have to answer to constituents back home, so not all of these cuts will go through. But some surely will.
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In addition to March Madness (U.S. college basketball, for those who don't know), a bit of extra fun with Trump Madness!

Trump Madness, Final Four: What is the quintessential quote of the Trump administration?

My March Madness brackets suck because of the various upsets of the season (Gonzaga...really???) so I am hoping to have better luck with Trump Madness.

Next round begins March 30, so tune in on the Post at that time. There are some true gems to be picked, such as:

"Nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated"
The one I liked

Trump;
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"We just can't make mistakes, right? So we don't make mistakes. Go ahead, Ken..."

"I'm Chuck..."
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That doesn't even need a scientist to make a case. He just needs to spend a near a coal burning power station and look at the black stuff he blows out of his nose into a handkerchief.
Spent my first 3 weeks in Switzerland coughing up black gunk. Our last UK home was in the middle of farmland, literally surrounded by fields, but it was also directly under the departures fight path of Heathrow and only 3.5 miles from the airport. It took moving here for me to see the volumes of crap I'd been breathing in.

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How would you define clean air? Safe to breath? Nice to smell?
Safe to breathe air that doesn't directly contribute to 40,000 deaths per year like it does in the UK http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/02Februa...ys-report.aspx

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It certainly contributes to a better Quality of life... but you know what is even better than posh air? Going from 3 hours of electricity a day to 4 hours of electricity a day, i mean that DOES make a huge difference.... imagine the difference for the public Hospitals or even in the industry!
Ever heard of Eskom? My partner's South African. He can tell you all about Eskom.

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I am sorry, but somethings have priority over other. I lived for over 20 years with "dirty air" and i am telling you right now that 3 hours of electricity a day is total bullsht! Or having public transportation fees going up everyday because people buy tons of diesel for their Generators... is also bullsht.
When the first World is looking into ways to go off grid, you want to go on grid. It's overrated. There are better ways and cleaner ways to live, and carbon neutral energy supplies.
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Spent my first 3 weeks in Switzerland coughing up black gunk. Our last UK home was in the middle of farmland, literally surrounded by fields, but it was also directly under the departures fight path of Heathrow and only 3.5 miles from the airport. It took moving here for me to see the volumes of crap I'd been breathing in.

Safe to breathe air that doesn't directly contribute to 40,000 deaths per year like it does in the UK http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/02Februa...ys-report.aspx

Ever heard of Eskom? My partner's South African. He can tell you all about Eskom.

When the first World is looking into ways to go off grid, you want to go on grid. It's overrated. There are better ways and cleaner ways to live, and carbon neutral energy supplies.
Yeah but no one is interested in them, they are only interested in windmills and screwing the competition right in the coalmine.
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Let's not forget that the climate change panic directly led to filthier air as a result of the switch from petrol to diesel.

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Unlike most new presidents, Trump never saw the period of high approval ratings that typically follows inaugurations. His approval rating peaked at 46 percent just after he was sworn in.

President Trump's job approval rating hit a new low of 35 percent on Wednesday, according to Gallup's daily tracking poll.

His approval rating dropped by 1 point since Tuesday, continuing a downward trend since taking office.

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Of course there is a school of thought that these pollsters fail to reach uneducated white men living in trailers in rural areas with little cell phone coverage so underestimate
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Back on topic, on one hand, we have an absolute doos in the WH who believes global warming is a hoax, couldn't give a flying eff about the environment, and has just rolled back Obama's climate policy.

On the other hand we have Professor Stephen Hawking who believes global warming is the biggest threat to our species.

My money's on Hawking every day of the week.
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... He is doing a fantastic job by actually trying to do the Things he promised, he just Needs to get a couple of good trade deals to solidify the support he gets from his main fanbase.


There is not much he can do about people who continue to consume MSM, so he has to ignore them for now. ...
Seems Spicer agrees with me:

In any case, if the reporters question was coming from a true place of honesty it would go more along the lines of: "What do you think about the image we are trying to give about Trump?"
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Russian fingers everywhere?
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A U.S. State Department employee is expected to appear in federal court in Washington on Wednesday to face charges in a FBI counterintelligence investigation, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

The employee, Candace Claiborne, works in the State Department office that handles Caucasus Affairs, government records showed.

One official said the charges are expected to include lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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I think the reasons people are "beginning to see through" because they are motivated by yet another group of thugs who are losing their reserved slice of pie they were already working on for a while. The level of post-effect frantic activity, the environment of combat and violence proves it. The ensnaring rhetorics is the same. Anyone with a bit of a dialectic vision is pushed out of sight.

It is unfortunate. I also think that obstructionism won't last so long and will slowly make voters realize that where it originated from. It is discrediting.
"I also think that obstructionism won't last so long" Well if Trump keeps tweeting that the last President and the Democratic nominee committed criminal acts then they won't all live happily together ever after will they?
It is a step wider than the usual inter party squabbles!
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