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View Poll Results: What role do humans play in contributing to climate change?
Humans are the primary contributor to climate change 396 62.86%
Humans contribute to climate change, but not the main cause 165 26.19%
Not sure 37 5.87%
Climate change is a hoax 32 5.08%
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Old 10-29-2022, 11:59 AM   #2921
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Poland just announced a $40B deal with Westinghouse to build 2 new nuclear plants. If there's no delays (which hasn't been accomplished in quite some time), they will start producing electricity in.....

11 years

I'm all for nuclear, but the Russian gas problem will look quite different in 10 years
Sure, but if they don't start now, 10 years from now if they don't, we would all be saying "why didn't they start sooner?" No matter what the Russian situation looks like, it's always a good time to be independent.

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Old 10-29-2022, 01:52 PM   #2922
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They are saying 11 years, but what will it actually be in reality?

That being said, should have started 11 years ago, but the next best time is today.
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They are saying 11 years, but what will it actually be in reality?

That being said, should have started 11 years ago, but the next best time is today.
The energy will be sorely needed, but the political framing that this is a step to get off reliance on Russian gas doesn't stand up
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The Russian situation is an excuse that will play well to the public whether it is germane to the end result or not. Go nuclear and go now!
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Old 10-30-2022, 05:06 PM   #2925
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Good news for the planet. Great news for the Amazon.
Worrying that he polled so high.
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Lula wins Brazil's presidential elections
Brazil's Former President Luiz Inácio 'Lula' da Silva has won the run-off of the presidential election and incumbent far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has failed to win a second term in power.

Lula won 50.83% of all valid votes, whilst 49.17% of votes went to Bolsonaro, with just under 99% of the votes counted at 22:59 GMT.

The new president will be sworn in on 1 January 2023.
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Good news for the planet. Great news for the Amazon.

Worrying that he polled so high.

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There have been reports of police doing voter suppression in the states where Lula was expected to get more votes. Real scary stuff from dictator Bolsonaro.
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Old 10-30-2022, 07:41 PM   #2927
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Good news for the planet. Great news for the Amazon.
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I will be surprised if Bolsonaro goes away quietly though.
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Old 10-30-2022, 08:17 PM   #2928
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I'm not sure what is says about me that I spent like 5 seconds wondering why a Brazilian election would matter significantly to Jeff Bezos' company
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I'm not sure what is says about me that I spent like 5 seconds wondering why a Brazilian election would matter significantly to Jeff Bezos' company
My kid actually asked me before if she can go to the Amazon Rain Forest one day. I said sure, and asked why. She started to go on about toys that you can only get on Amazon.
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Old 10-30-2022, 09:43 PM   #2930
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I hope that's a bad joke attempt.
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Good news for the planet. Great news for the Amazon.
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Bolsonaro? He had enough votes last time to win and Lulu is a flawed candidate. While his convictions were thrown out based on bias from the judge, he was never exonerated. Plus, his policies do conflict with many Brazilians who worry about recession.

It's not that surprising to me that many chose Bolsonaro again, even though he's a Brazilian Trump wannabe.
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Talk about winning in a big way. This is significant not only because mass timber is basically a massive carbon trap, but also because BC is building out a massive ecosystem to support this industry.

Also, good ol' USA. What a disaster.

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More mass-timber wooden buildings have been built in B.C. than in almost the entire United States. A total of 307 of the environmentally friendly, laminated wooden buildings have been constructed in B.C., compared to 356 in all of the U.S.

And, according to the Vancouver Sun, many more mass-timber structures, some of them high-rises, are on the way for this province from its large forest industry, in part because of a three-year-old B.C. government initiative.

“For us in the government, it’s a triple-word score,” joked Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation.

The government’s 2019 mass-timber action plan, he said, “supports B.C. jobs. But it also supports B.C. innovation. And it supports a more sustainable, clean environment.”

Wooden structures made of cross-laminated timber — which produce less carbon emissions than conventional concrete-and-steel buildings — are increasingly cited by politicians and environmentalists as a key to combatting climate change.
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https://climatetrace.org/map

Pretty cool emissions map.
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Interesting climate change article from a trusted news source.

https://twitter.com/user/status/1596228897796132864
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Since opening in 1970 this most likely will be the first year that Ottawa's Rideau Canal skateway will not be able to open because of no ice, City remains hopeful but this is the time of year it usually starts to melt.
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That's all well and good, but remember this is Alberta so the only real response to climate change is "BUT WHAT ABOUT CHINA!?!?!"
Yup!

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Old 02-12-2023, 07:53 AM   #2937
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I recently read “The ends of the world “ by Peter Bannen. The world may well survive but we as a species deserve decimation.
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Since opening in 1970 this most likely will be the first year that Ottawa's Rideau Canal skateway will not be able to open because of no ice, City remains hopeful but this is the time of year it usually starts to melt.
Is there no ice, or just not thick enough to be safe?
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Is there no ice, or just not thick enough to be safe?
There almost enough ice but they want 30 cm before allowing skating.
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This is more weather than climate - but here in London we are forecast to hit 14 degrees Wednesday. Old record temp was 9.4 degrees in 1949 and average high temp is 0 degrees. Basically at 7-14 degrees until Friday.
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