Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by cider_and_toast, Sep 25, 2009.
I might buy an electric car.
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My main block is price. Them cars is well pricey. I assume the prices will be high for a while so that the manufacturers’ investments in fossil fuel-burning ICEs doesn’t disappear overnight. Hope they come down sooner than later. And if you’re gonna go electric go electric. Not one of these hybrids or one with a small secondary petrol engine for emergencies, full electric. I think.
vintly second hand Renault Zoe's start at around 7k.
Greenlantern101 that looks a sensible deal, but I need something bigger. Are you thinking Zoe?
Zoe looks good though. Going to arrange a test drive.
If any of you would like to see what is emitted where you can have a look through here - NAEI, UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory - NAEI, UK
I'm off to plant some trees.
Australian government backs coal in defiance of IPCC climate warning
Australia has zero excuses. A massive inland desert suitable for massive solar farms, and surrounded by ocean for tidal and wind farms. Get a grip mate.
Terrifying moment waves destroy building in seconds
Too much vested interest I suppose. Witness the "earthquakes" in Lancashire due to fracking when there is still tonnes and tonnes of coal on this island which could be used as a feedstock for the chemical industry just as easily.
World population - Wikipedia :
"A July 2017 study published in Environmental Research Letters argued that the most significant way individuals could mitigate their own carbon footprint is to have fewer children, followed by living without a vehicle, forgoing air travel and adopting a plant-based diet."
"By 2050 population growth, along with profligate consumption, could result in oceans containing more plastic than fish by weight."
Now we are told that we are close to the point where the greenhouses gases in the atmosphere are close to the point where the temperature rise starts to spiral out of control.
The future looks bleak unless either the scientists are wrong or the world population collapses.
Personally I think that the ideal would be to lower the population to half what it currently is, this would remove the pressure on mass migration leading to a more relaxed attitude and allow us to get to grips with issues like plastic oceans.
I always was a pessimist, please tell me that I am wrong.
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