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by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1348
Views: 97224

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

At this time of year we get the release of climate data for the preceding year. People who have been following the science won't get many surprises this time because there have been several previews of the data, but here are the final figures. The 5 hottest years on Earth have all occurred since 201...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 339
Views: 33847

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Along with prominent climate scientists and a majority of US scientists I do understand the wisdom of not betting the future on a single technology. --------------------------------------------- A related thought. Many of nuclear power’s risks can and should be substantially reduced ... ... limitin...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 339
Views: 33847

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Speaking of blinkered vision ... this chart is from the same Lazard report.

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Would you care to apply your microscope to the purple line, Leeuw, especially the bit towards the right of the chart?

:popcorn:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: Loneliness

Much the same here in Australia. The number of single-person households is a giveaway: It seems that more people are choosing to live alone. I don't see a direct correlation between living alone and loneliness. Not everyone who lives alone does so by choice. Not everyone who lives alone will be lon...
by Kim OHara
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: Loneliness

Much the same here in Australia. The number of single-person households is a giveaway: The Census aims to count every dwelling in the country. A dwelling is ‘any structure which is intended to have people in it, and is habitable on Census night’. For 2016, we counted almost 10 million dwellings. Whi...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 339
Views: 33847

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

... Admit it Chucky, you are comparing apples and oranges. ... When you resort to disparaging me by nick-naming me, it looks like you're getting desperate. :toilet: But really, a few shotgun blasts of one-sided and barely-relevant comments aren't worth arguing about so I will just go ahead and comp...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 117
Views: 3686

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Mostly for fun - Extreme Winter Weather: Climate Quiz Take our quiz to test your knowledge about extreme winter weather and climate change. Extreme weather hit cities and towns along the eastern and southern US this January, with snow and ice in places not accustomed to dealing with it, frigid tempe...
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 339
Views: 33847

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

The environmental costs of fracking have just been shown to be higher than thought - viewtopic.php?f=54&t=18897&p=453536#p453536

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1348
Views: 97224

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Back to detail stuff. :tongue: Over the past few years, natural gas has become the primary fuel that America uses to generate electricity, displacing the long-time king of fossil fuels, coal. In 2019, more than a third of America's electrical supply will come from natural gas, with coal falling to a...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 82
Views: 3576

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?
Replies: 28
Views: 301

Re: Which is the most important precept to get right for the Noble Path?

Greetings, I selected lying, because Dhamma is the truth, and lying and falsehood is the polar opposite of the truth. Yes, all the others are bad, and are manifestations of ignorance, greed, and aversion... but since lying takes you in the polar opposite direction to the Dhamma, lying and a lack of...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1348
Views: 97224

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

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Credit where it's due: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelLeunig ... ationPage/
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 149
Views: 1994

Re: Diversity among mods

:thanks:
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 149
Views: 1994

Re: Diversity among mods

The more honest and open we can be about ourselves, the more DW will feel - and act - like a real community, and I think that's good. Real names can be problematic for some of us, though, perhaps for work-related reasons. What I would encourage is for everyone show their location - at least to state...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 339
Views: 33847

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Thanks, Leeuwenhoek2 - an impressive array of research! If we can look out for :strawman: we can learn quite a bit from it. :strawman: 1: That I, or someone else here, or some reputable people in the real world of energy policy want to shut down all nuclear power generation right now. I'm not sure i...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Invasive animal species and the first precept
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Invasive animal species and the first precept

Then there's the perspective that the Precept is just a training rule and not a law, and for laypeople at least, one designed to help us remain compassionate and respectful of all living creatures, and to detach from the anger, carelessness and lack of compassion that motivate harm against living c...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Invasive animal species and the first precept
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Invasive animal species and the first precept

DNS wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:34 am
Perhaps not considered an invasive species, ...
Absolutely an invasive species!
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro ... ry/5802204
http://www.australianwildlife.org/field ... earch.aspx

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 339
Views: 33847

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Problem: Refugee camp. Lots of people, all arrived recently and most arrived destitute, no infrastructure. What to do for electricity? Solution: cheap, quick, and can largely be build by unskilled labour. https://www.facebook.com/climatecouncil/videos/10157283632713438/ :twothumbsup: Kim Is there a...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Invasive animal species and the first precept
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Invasive animal species and the first precept

The smaller and more numerous the target species, the less cost-effective the technique becomes. :namaste: Kim A while ago, I read something about using a synthesised sex hormone to disrupt the breeding cycle of an insect pest. No need to chase and vasectomise every critter if we can get them to hu...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1348
Views: 97224

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s Protests The impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic. ... Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad understood that climate change and water mismana...