The Guardian Finds That Civilisation Emits Carbon Dioxide

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone at all. But it does seem to take the Guardian and such fellow travellers by surprise, every time:

Taking a long-haul flight generates more carbon emissions than the average person in dozens of countries around the world produces in a whole year, a new Guardian analysis has found. The figures highlight the disproportionate carbon footprint of those who can afford to fly, with even a short-haul return flight from London to Edinburgh contributing more CO2 than the mean annual emissions of a person in Uganda or Somalia.

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Disaster, Catastrophe! Champions League Finals Will Cause 36 Minutes Of UK Carbon Emissions

There are indeed things we should worry about and then there are those things we shouldn’t. Things we shouldn’t worry about on philosophic grounds, like other peoples’ drug consumption. Their body, theirs to screw up, that’s that dealt with. But there are also things we shouldn’t worry about even when the underlying point is something we should. Yes, climate change is something worth worrying about. Even to read the research and conclude that it’s all colei* is to be taking the original worry seriously, to investigate it.…

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Oh Dear, Greta Thunberg Really Is A Nutter

We’ve mentioned before that Greta Thunberg is perhaps better thought of as Violet Elizabeth Bott.

I’ll thcream and thcream ’till I’m thick, or perhaps I’ll hold my breath until I turn blue.

…if you don’t change your CO2 spewing ways.

We’re also aware that the lass has a few unfortunate afflictions to ally with her entire and whole ignorance on the subject of climate change, what has been done about it and what needs to be.…

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CO2 To Coal, The Climate Change Cure – Yes, Yes, But How Much Does It Cost?

An interesting finding here but one that doesn’t in fact solve our problems. Not unless and until we know the answer to that question above.

It is indeed interesting to be able to take atmospheric CO2 and turn it back into coal. OK, carbon at least.

Researchers have used liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in a world-first breakthrough that could transform our approach to carbon capture and storage.

Great, so now we’ve solved climate change, right?…

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The Guardian’s Concrete Screed – Entirely Missing The Point About CO2

The Guardian is treating us to an entire week’s worth of stories about how evil concrete is. It paves over the land the bugs live on d’ye see? The bit about us being able to live efficiently on our concrete platforms, thereby leaving more land available for the bugs, rather passes them by.

However, there’s a rather larger lack in their analysis. They insist that concrete manufacture produces CO2 emissions. They’re right there, it does. It’s not entirely obvious that there’s a solution here for the manufacture of concrete is, at a certain level of understanding, the production of CO2 emissions.…

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Britain Must Frack For Gas Or Be The Country With No Beer

The link between the necessity for Britain to get on with fracking for natural gas underneath Liverpool and the risk of our becoming the country with no beer might indeed go through a few steps but it is still watertight and sound. For there really is a link between the two things. This having a greater importance than the risk of trashing Liverpool – no risk for who cares – or of running out of beer – a calamity that should not befall our fair land.…

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Don’t Set Carbon Targets, Nor Pick Technologies, You Idiots. Set A Price

The British government is trying to decide how to force us all into electric cars. That’s the wrong decision to be making anyway, we don’t want to pick a losing technology which means that we don’t want to pick a technology at all. But it’s also true that we don’t want to have a target which insists upon a technology either.

Assume that we do have a harm – car tailpipe emissions. Doesn’t matter whether this is about particularates, NOx or CO2.…

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CFC-11 Ozone-Eating Rise Shows Our Planning Problem With Climate Change 2

Someone, somewhere, is making more CFC-11 than they should be – this illustrates neatly one of our major problems with climate change. Yes, it’s OK, I’m aware that CFCs, including cholrofluoromethane the one under discussion here, aren’t directly to do with climate change but with the ozone layer. However, the two are indeed intimately linked as they illustrate methods of dealing with either or both problem. And the illustration goes right to the heart of the basic economics of both problems.…

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