Day: September 27, 2019

No rewards await clean green NZ at climate change talks for investing early in green technologies? @mfe_news @NZTreasury @MFATgovtNZ

from https://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/world/europe/17union.html

#OIA 2 @mfe_news @NZTreasury @MFATgovtNZ: information on if nations who invest early in clean technologies are expected to make the deeper emission cuts in climate treaties

From https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12101708

‘Green’ Energy’s Toxic Legacy: Millions of Wind Turbine Blades Destined for Landfills

STOP THESE THINGS

Environmentalists have tumbled to the fact that wind power is anything but the ‘clean, green’ energy source its proponents claim it to be.

While the wind industry works overtime to bury a range of inconvenient facts, it’s actually burying millions of tons of toxic waste, among a list of other environmental sins.

Wind turbines don’t run on wind, they run on subsidies: cut the subsidies and once these things inevitably grind to a halt, they’ll never be replaced.

With an economic lifespan of something like 10-12 years (rather than the overblown 25 put forward by turbine makers and wind power outfits), over the next decade countries like Germany will be left with hundreds of thousands of 2-300 tonne ‘problems’ littering the landscape. With hundreds of turbines already kaput, Germans have already been smacked with the harsh and toxic reality of their government’s so-called ‘green’ obsession.

And they aren’t alone.

Iowa’s…

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How do astronauts do hygiene?

Why Evolution Is True

This new video, narrated by former NASA astronaut (and Columbia professor) Mike Massimino, answers a lot of your pressing questions about how astronauts keep clean in space. His answers apply to the Space Shuttle and to the International Space Station, though procedures sometimes differ between them.  Here are some of the important issues addressed in the video.

How do you shower?
How do you pee and poo? And what happens to the feces and urine?
Can you shave in space?
How do you wash your hair or brush your teeth?
Can you wear contact lenses?
How can you do laundry?
What if you have to go to the bathroom during a space walk?
And does it get stinky up there? (Answer: yes indeed!)

In the end, Massimino speculates about future hygiene problems as we travel farther and longer from Earth.

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How Uber, Lyft and Others Could Be Upended By California’s New Law | @WSJ