Search found 464 matches

by Maui
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 2313

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Not sure that analogy works, but I get your drift. Still, Trump certainly has stated he is anti-regulation, but blue-collar jobs and, really, coal jobs in particular are something Trump has spent a lot of energy on. If there's one thing I give Trump credit for, its trying to follow thru on campaign ...
by Maui
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fission news(I know blasphemy )
Replies: 49
Views: 2313

Re: Fission news(I know blasphemy )

Maybe, but Trump seems hell bent on saving the coal industry. Not that I think he could do it, but that probably won't stop him from trying. A nuclear revival would only help bury coal... would he want that? I'd sure like to have an unbiased answer as to whether nuclear (any fission tech) makes sens...
by Maui
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Check this out: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/01/14/noaa-jumps-the-shark-in-tampa-bay/ Willis seems diligent and level-headed, not prone to wilder flights of skepticism. Here we have a government science body causing real economic damage by predicting the utterly implausible, on the basis of pre...
by Maui
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Thanks for clarifying pbelter... I didn't confuse the two of you; it's just that you jumped to his defense with the strawman thing. Choff built that scarecrow all by himself. About oil companies, let's be clear-- they are not denying it, calling it a hoax or calling it a fallacy. In fact, they have ...
by Maui
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

AGW was not "invented for the purpose of installing dictatorships in North America". This is a classic strawman. If the Cultural Marxists succeed in making N.America and Europe into dictatorships they'll turn off the anti warming crusade like a light switch, won't need it anymore. Arg! So...
by Maui
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Strawman is a way to discredit someone by pretending they hold positions which they do not. Like saying that people who believe AGW is fallacy are conspiracy theory nuts. Sounds familiar? Umm: I have no difficulty believing in massive global conspiracies Besides, what else do you call the idea that...
by Maui
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

If the Cultural Marxists succeed in making N.America and Europe into dictatorships they'll turn off the anti warming crusade like a light switch, won't need it anymore. That was the plan! Brilliant, wasn't it? A livable minimum wage would have been impossible to push through Congress, so, lucky for...
by Maui
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Why is a worldwide conspiracy of a huge number of scientist so easy to believe, but it is so hard to believe the concentrated wealth of a small number of oil companies can be used to generate propaganda from a relatively small number of "experts".

As with all things, follow the money.
by Maui
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Choff, then it sounds like I'm even more in-line with Gates' concerns... as I said at the top of this thread, I think human overpopulation is a bigger problem than AGW. If AGW is an "inconvenient truth", overpopulation is even more so. But Gates and UN are intentionally lacing vaccines wit...
by Maui
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Regarding gates' causes, yes, I find it upsetting that people of the mindset of choff and pbelter take offense to him spending his own money to address problems he is worried about. Maybe you don't believe in AGW. Maybe you don't believe those at risk of disease should concern us (at least compared ...
by Maui
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Do you believe commercial fusion is possible within the next 10 years? I hope so. But even the groups out there with the most optimistic goals are in the ballpark 10 years for commercial power. Not too likely in 10 years is my guess. I wonder how it would look like without the government subsidies ...
by Maui
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Would you invest in a solar energy power plant? Solar panels are great for decentralized energy generation like homes or traffic signs but solar power plants are extremely risky investment. ... but, but.... there was a *lot* of investment in solar plants in the real world this year-- 9.5GW worth vs...
by Maui
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Props to charliem; truer words have never been spoken.
by Maui
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 9568

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Scott Adam's blog today: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/155073242136/the-climate-science-challenge excerpt: This question is a subset of the more interesting question of how non-scientists can judge the credibility of scientists or their critics. My best guess is that professional scientists will say...

Go to advanced search