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Old 02.05.2021, 08:53
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Re: After the Pandemic comes Climate Change armageddon says Attenborough

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Nuclear waste has very small volumes/quantities because nuclear fuel has the highest power density (by several order of magnitude) of any other fuel. The nuclear waste of all German nuclear power plants combined operated in the last 30 years could all go in a little corner of one of the several (I believe 6) underground storages currently used in Germany for highly toxic chemical waste...e.
The Germans have an unhealthy and one sided anti nuclear fixation . If they really cared a out carbon emissions they would have ramped up nuclear or at least have kept the existing plants running and phased out carbon instead .

It is odd that the same people who a few years ago were protesting against nuclear while advocating things like clean coal have now turned on what they were advocating , possibly without even seeing what an about turn they made .

Even Greta once admitted that nuclear was actually good for the climate when going off script in an interview before her handlers made her take that back .
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Old 02.05.2021, 09:19
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I always considered that real cooking is making something good and imaginative out of what you have (preferably grown in your own garden) rather than hunting down elusive and pricey ingredients .

So the more boring the stuff that is available , the more you can differentiate the good cooks .
Of course. I don't really care, whatever ingredients there are, I'll make something out of it. The perk of growing up pretty poor and turning vegan early. My only priority (and a pet peeve) is to not get any food wasted, it is completely avoidable. I think food waste is linked to comfort people got used to, pampering/entitlement culture and having everything anyone possibly wants or feels like having served, always available. It is not just food but other stuff people think they need. Food and consumption plays a big role in eco living. It is not the most obvious granola souls that live the most green often, either. And I would not look for them amongst the most vocal German anti-nuclear activists....nor bunny huggers.

I sense that there is starting to be a big gap between those who manifest, signal and call for attention to certain issues, and those who actually make sure that something gets done about them because they know how to. I lived in Germany and compared to here - I feel like long term eco sustainability is less political here (parties often share ecogoals) more reasonable and more researched. Gradual, so everyone eventually gets on board. Forget it in the UK or the US where I've lived too. But I may, of course, see it differently than people who come from these places.
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The Germans have an unhealthy and one sided anti nuclear fixation . If they really cared a out carbon emissions they would have ramped up nuclear or at least have kept the existing plants running and phased out carbon instead .

It is odd that the same people who a few years ago were protesting against nuclear while advocating things like clean coal have now turned on what they were advocating , possibly without even seeing what an about turn they made .

Even Greta once admitted that nuclear was actually good for the climate when going off script in an interview before her handlers made her take that back .
„Clean coal“ in Germany? Are you kidding? It was a thing in China once, yup, but it‘s an oxymoron anyway.

After Fukushima, public opinion‘s top priority was avoiding further nuclear incidents. From the POV of climate change, of course, the priorities are different, bu how seriously does public opinion take climate change? Be that as it may: I don‘t agree at all about that German fixation. Yes, they reduced nuclear. But they also reduced coal, and they’ve actually been doing quite well at that, as you can see at a glance here: https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stromkennzeichnung There was an outcry in the early 2010s when coal gained a few percentage points. But in the meantime, it is down to less than a third. Which is pretty impressive given a baseline of 50% and more well into this millennium.

Why do you believe Greta has „handlers“, and a „script“? She is her own person, and she seems to understand these issues better than most adults.
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But seriously, what is it with all these middle-aged males (and females) being obsessed with teen environment activist Greta Thunberg? What are all these cheap remarks and stings supposed to mean? Are they constructive, in any way, shape and form? I would say it's a good sign that the new generation is more preoccupied with the environment than they were/are. After all the future belongs to them.
I wonder about that too and the best I can come up with is Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach‘s saying: Eine kluge Frau hat Millionen geborener Feinde - alle dummen Männer.
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Of course. I don't really care, whatever ingredients there are, I'll make something out of it. The perk of growing up pretty poor and turning vegan early. My only priority (and a pet peeve) is to not get any food wasted, it is completely avoidable. I think food waste is linked to comfort people got used to, pampering/entitlement culture and having everything anyone possibly wants or feels like having served, always available. It is not just food but other stuff people think they need. Food and consumption plays a big role in eco living. It is not the most obvious granola souls that live the most green often, either. And I would not look for them amongst the most vocal German anti-nuclear activists....nor bunny huggers.

I sense that there is starting to be a big gap between those who manifest, signal and call for attention to certain issues, and those who actually make sure that something gets done about them because they know how to. I lived in Germany and compared to here - I feel like long term eco sustainability is less political here (parties often share ecogoals) more reasonable and more researched. Gradual, so everyone eventually gets on board. Forget it in the UK or the US where I've lived too. But I may, of course, see it differently than people who come from these places.
Sorry, don‘t see it on your profile - where do you „come from“?
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Re: After the Pandemic comes Climate Change armageddon says Attenborough

The upcoming cop26 in Glasgow and the Greek/Turkish forest fires have rekindled the climate emergency discussion.
Without China and India onboard, and a global resolution to reduce the population (by curtailing the high birth rates in many countries), it’s just paying lip service to the issue.
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The upcoming cop26 in Glasgow and the Greek/Turkish forest fires have rekindled the climate emergency discussion.
I think forest fires expose how unpredictable it is to use forests as carbon sinks.
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Re: After the Pandemic comes Climate Change armageddon says Attenborough

For anyone that has been following the news cycle these past 24 hours

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Re: After the Pandemic comes Climate Change armageddon says Attenborough

Heard some muppets on the uk radio yesterday saying the only way to save the planet was go carbon neutral within 10 years.
We are now at DEFCON 5
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Re: After the Pandemic comes Climate Change armageddon says Attenborough

The cows will be eating seaweed before you know it so panic over.
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