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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

polar red Re:The U.N. Finds... (261 comments)

bullshit. big money / big corp is, but in the US's case, that's the same. And they're infecting the EU and its members as well now.

about two weeks ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

polar red Re:More Like Subsidized (533 comments)

what about the subsidy for oil ? $$$trillions on foreign oil wars mean a lot of subisdies.

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

polar red Re:Wind? Solar? (710 comments)

make that : subsidies for solar power are abolished in some countries already. I wonder when subsidies for coal, oil,gas and nuclear will be abolished in those countries.

about two weeks ago
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Radar Changing the Face of Cycling

polar red Re:Useless (235 comments)

I just had an accident as a biker. I was hit from behind in my own lane. maybe that flashing light would have made the driver of the car more aware of me

about a month ago
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Radar Changing the Face of Cycling

polar red Re:Haha (235 comments)

bullshit. I just was in an accident as a cyclist earlier this year, not wearing any protection. none would have protected me, I broke my wrist and i have a serious shoulder injury.

about a month ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

polar red Re:$3.9 billion is chicken feed (225 comments)

>"French" bank BNP Paribas
I wonder what the actual nationalities of the owners of such big companies are ...

about a month ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

polar red Re:Show me the money! (441 comments)

yeah, and a coal plant goes never offline unexpectedly.

about a month ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

polar red Re: Haters gonna hate. (441 comments)

or geographic distribution

about a month ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

polar red Re:Coal has downtime as well (441 comments)

Only if you build all of them on the same place. Go check a wind map.

about a month ago
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Geothermal Heat Contributing To West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting

polar red Re:profitable (387 comments)

newsflash : 1/all other forms of energy are also subsidized. 2/renewables are the only forms of energy that are becoming cheaper. 3/in my country, subsidies have been nearly completely removed, but renewables are still growing.

about a month and a half ago
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Geothermal Heat Contributing To West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting

polar red Re:Let me get this straight (387 comments)

AGW has a straightforward reasoning behind it : 1/ the greenhouse effect of CO2, which you can test for yourself: see youtube. if you have other results, warn the nobel price committee. 2/amount of CO2 released can be estimated as well, by calculating how much oil, coal has been burned the last centuries. this amount is far larger than any removal of forest cutting has been responsible for, and far greater than volcanoes.

about a month and a half ago
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Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights

polar red Re:Negative accidents (490 comments)

weird things with hearses ?

about 3 months ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

polar red Re:re; You Should? (600 comments)

>what if universe is really 13.7 or 13.9 billion years old?
I would then either be -100mio or +100mio years old ?

about 3 months ago
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Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

polar red Re:False dilemma (504 comments)

In fact it has to grow faster than the rate of inflation or I will be losing money.

BS. the normal, supposed way of gaining money is the dividident, which is being paid to shareholders as a yearly return on their invested money. But currently, people want more and more and more money from their investment, and a way to do that is artificially boosting the price of a share, by hollowing out a company.

about 3 months ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

polar red Re:Buy a Prius as your next car... (869 comments)

i think we would have to build a whole lot more turbines to compensate for the drag of the trees we have cut down the last century across the globe.
BTW, if there would be nothing slowing down the wind/jet stream, it would be speeding up all the time, approaching light speed eventually.

about 4 months ago
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European Court of Justice Strikes Down Data Retention Law

polar red Re:Almost makes me want to live there (77 comments)

the council has its power reduced and it's power partially handed over the european parliament (= what I consider th e most democratically elected body on earth).
purpose of the EU ? PEACE nothing else - and its doing a fine job. (check history ... western europe was basically waist-deep in blood up from before the dark ages until 1945)

about 4 months ago

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new study from the UK met office about global warm

polar red polar red writes  |  more than 4 years ago

polar red writes "A new study has a startling conclusion : the earth is warming faster than many believed, and the core of the problem are feedback loops, contributing to a 4 degrees celcius rise by 2055. We only have to cut emissions by 3% yearly to stay within a safe 2 degree rise."
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global warming independent of solar activity

polar red polar red writes  |  about 7 years ago

polar red writes "Many people hold off the idea that humanity could be responsible for global warming. A common scapegoat is the story about rising solar activity. This study shows that the sun is not responsible for the warming in the last decades."
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