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by Kim OHara
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97807

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Good. Then it seems that storage need not be considered to be a game stopper in the transition to 100% renewable, carbon neutral power. Agreed. There are lots of options for storage and none of them will be implemented until the time comes when they are needed.....when they are needed they will be ...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97807

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Pumped Hydro Energy Storage better than Batteries. Pumped hydro is most the cost effective solution for large scale electricity storage ... Here are some bullet points from a recent report by an Energy task force commissioned by the New South Wales government. Everything here has been out in the pu...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 132
Views: 3858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

chownah wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:30 am
Pseudobabble wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:58 am
Sam Vara wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:46 am
Its marketing strategy is segmentation
Interestingly, that is the marketing strategy of the left as a whole.
Interestingly, that is the marketing strategy of all politicians as a whole.
chownah
And retailers as a whole.

:namaste:
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 132
Views: 3858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Bringing this discussion about newspapers back to climate change. here is an article from 2016 in the Guardian, which predicts that there will be no more arctic ice in summers by january2017 or 2018 ( except in nooks and cranies) Sloppy thinking somewhere there - January is arctic winter . Does any...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 132
Views: 3858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/au is the best of the "newspapers" IMO. the Guardian is a leftist British newspaper, not an Auss one? It has, I believe, Australian and US versions as well as UK. I didn't know about the US one but yes, ours is not the UK edition. Its marketing strategy is s...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 132
Views: 3858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Robert, Is that slab of text all one quote, from the linked article? The link is paywalled, so I can't check. I can't even see who the author is ... which might explain much. :thanks: Kim it is by Maurice Newman. And of course it is all from.the same article. :thanks: That's this Maurice Newman - h...
by Kim OHara
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 132
Views: 3858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Just for "fun" ... Climate change: how hot will it get in my lifetime? - interactive The UN is to publish the most exhaustive examination of climate change science to date, predicting dangerous temperature rises. How hot will it get in your lifetime? Find out with our interactive guide, which shows ...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 132
Views: 3858

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Robert,
Is that slab of text all one quote, from the linked article?
The link is paywalled, so I can't check. I can't even see who the author is ... which might explain much.

:thanks:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Autistic Buddha
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: The Autistic Buddha

"The Autistic Buddha", as a title for your thread, made me wonder. The Buddha's phenomenal teaching skills just do not make "autistic" a credible adjective.
Now that I know it was never meant to refer to Gotama, that's okay. The book looks positive and may help some people.

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nine Lives by William Dalrymple
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Nine Lives by William Dalrymple

robertk wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:30 am
I prefer his City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi .
Been reading him since he first burst on the historical writing scene over twenty years ago.
I will look out for it, then.

:reading:
Kim
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97807

Re: Daily Power Use in Australia

Australia has been facing electrical power shortages for the second summer in a row. Summertime 24 hour Electrical Usage curve for Australia Summertime 24 hour Electrical Demand curve In technical jargon this is known as a load curve. These summertime load curves are similar in nature for towns, fo...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Nine Lives by William Dalrymple
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Nine Lives by William Dalrymple

Nine Lives by William Dalrymple (2009) is labelled a 'travel book' by retailers but that is misleading. It really belongs more on the 'religion' shelf, alongside other books about Asian religions. The author has lived in India for thirty years and Indian reviewers have praised his insight into thei...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97807

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

why is China still planning to build over a hundred new coal stations. Wouldn't they want to minimize costs and go for solar or wind that the article you cited suggests are more economical. Or is that due to subversion of politicians in China by the coal industry? I was in New zealand last winter f...
by Kim OHara
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1367
Views: 97807

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

. Sure if natural gas turbines are a better way then use them in place of coal. It really does seem that nat gas turbines are better than coal in every respect; cost, air quality, carbon polution, etc.and about the only ones who think otherwise are the big money people who are heavily invested in c...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 28
Views: 359

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

Generally, when you become a Buddhist monk you completely disconnect from your ancestors. I know this is not applicable to lay people. But we can learn something from that. Hi, Sarath, If you mean that we should go some way to copying what monks are required to do, I think your logic is faulty. The...
by Kim OHara
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 344
Views: 34112

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

As for Chernobyl ... For decades, the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has remained abandoned. Now, Solar Chernobyl is building a massive solar farm on the land to provide renewable energy for those living nearby. ... According to some estimates, the nuclear fallout from the Chernobyl disaster...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 131

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

Greetings Kim, That seems to be a radical re-interpretation of Wilde Not really. He managed to work back up the chain of dependent origination as far as... "Dependent upon bhava, jati comes to be." Good for him. It sounds as if it was liberating for him, as far as it went of course. Nice work fop. ...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 131

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

Fry raises an interesting and somewhat topical idea, but fails to see the contradiction in what he has said. He is not a "thing" (as instantiated by the things which are actors or writers) but goes on to say that he is a person (which is every bit as much of a thing as an actor or a writer is). Thi...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: What is my ancestry? who cares.
Replies: 28
Views: 359

Re: What is my ancestry? who cares.

If you are thinking about taking one of these DNA tests, here's a word of warning - Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives The family history website Ancestry.com is selling a new DNA testing service called AncestryDNA. But the DNA and genetic data that Ancestry.c...
by Kim OHara
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Are we nouns or verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 131

Re: Are we nouns or verbs?

Greetings Kim, He is talking about becoming (bhava). (Verb) This is a requisite for birth (jati). (Noun) "And what is birth? Whatever birth, taking birth, descent, coming-to-be, coming-forth, appearance of aggregates, & acquisition of [sense] media of the various beings in this or that group of bei...