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2021-05-18 Hydrogen Replacing Methane Pros, Cons

This Youtube video Engineering With Rosie interviews a chemical engineer who talks about the problems of replacing some or all of the natural gas with hydrogen. Hydrogen has higher energy per unit weight, but it is much less dense than methane so it has much less energy per unit volume. The natural gas system has

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2021-05-08 Climate Change And The Future

From FB replies Darryl Howard Said, “…time will tell. I doubt anything happens here in the next 100 years…” I saw that in Canada, in a national park, the pine trees are dying. The bark beetles burrow in and eat the living tissues. Normally in the past it got down to minus 40 degrees for

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2021-05-06 Carbon Capture And Storage Is Important

This article is from 2016 but it talks about Carbon Capture And Storage in Iceland where it is turned into stone in basalt rock deep underground. Towards the end it talks about CCS in general. It’s very important because if the CO2 is not captured, the costs of adapting to greater climate change will greatly

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2021-05-06 Thwaites ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Melting Faster

The article calls it the canary in the coalmine. But this Thwaites is bigger than the UK and the size of Florida. If it breaks off and melts it could raise sea levels by 65 cm or 25 inches. With other melting ice such as Greenland, the sea level could rise by as much as

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2021-05-01 IPBES – Key Points, Climate Action Tracker

I got these links from this JHAT video. https://youtu.be/LhuuVIj9FoU << Marine and terrestrial ecosystems are the sole sinks for anthropogenic carbon emissions, with a gross sequestration of 5.6 gigatons of carbon per year (the equivalent of some 60 per cent of global anthropogenic emissions). >> This is also from JHAT https://climateactiontracker.org/publications/paris-agreement-benchmarks/ Quote from https://climateactiontracker.org/publications/1o5C-consistent-benchmarks-for-us-2030-climate-target/ <<

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2021-04-08 California Is The Best – Better Than Texas

From FB comment What part of Texas? It’s huge! The eastern part is like Louisiana: hot and humid. But western Texas is like the plain states and Oklahoma: windy and drier, with weather extremes like tornadoes. And the coast gets hurricanes. Right now Tesla is building the new Gigafactory near Austin and is hiring for

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2021-03-20 Energy Harvest Website

Reply on FB group climate change Den Wilmeth Much of what this website says is valid, but no further information is given, such as references or where to buy the thing. For instance, you can already buy a solar roof with the shingles, not panels, from Tesla Energy. There is a renewables revolution happening, and

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2021-03-12 EV or Gas – What Pollutes More?

Which pollutes more? This video shows how much the oil and gasoline industry pollutes. https://youtu.be/1oVrIHcdxjA

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2021-03-11 Today Is The 10th Anniversary Of The Japan Earthquake And Fukushima Disaster

Ten years ago today, the major earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, causing a tsunami that devastated Japan and caused the meltdown of three of the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant’s reactors.

2021-03-08 Plastic Waste Into Bricks – Nzambi Matee

This lady is turning plastic waste into paving bricks and later into building bricks. And they’re strong! The only thing I would be concerned about is if they are fireproof. But the paving blocks are used where fire is not a big problem. And it puts a growing environmental problem to good use, solving two

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