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Posted: Oct 17, 2019 - 10:15am

Are Conservatives Embracing a Carbon Tax?

By KAYLA BARTSCH
August 1, 2019 6:30 AM  National Review



With greenhouse-gas emissions on the rise and pressure mounting for a Green New Deal, several conservative leaders have pointed to a carbon tax as a market-friendly way to minimize emissions.


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Posted: Oct 11, 2019 - 12:11pm

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I've seen some of google's data center performance numbers, and I understand how they munge (and blatantly hide) numbers to show magical efficiency performance. They do some cool stuff, but they are not a carbon neutral company.
 

i'm carbon neural
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Posted: Oct 11, 2019 - 10:57am



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Don't be evil...
Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers
Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis.

Among hundreds of groups the company has listed on its website as beneficiaries of its political giving are more than a dozen organisations that have campaigned against climate legislation, questioned the need for action, or actively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections.

The list includes the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a conservative policy group that was instrumental in convincing the Trump administration to abandon the Paris agreement and has criticised the White House for not dismantling more environmental rules.

 
I've seen some of google's data center performance numbers, and I understand how they munge (and blatantly hide) numbers to show magical efficiency performance. They do some cool stuff, but they are not a carbon neutral company.

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Posted: Oct 11, 2019 - 10:26am

Don't be evil...
Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers
Google has made “substantial” contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the climate crisis.

Among hundreds of groups the company has listed on its website as beneficiaries of its political giving are more than a dozen organisations that have campaigned against climate legislation, questioned the need for action, or actively sought to roll back Obama-era environmental protections.

The list includes the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a conservative policy group that was instrumental in convincing the Trump administration to abandon the Paris agreement and has criticised the White House for not dismantling more environmental rules.

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Posted: Oct 9, 2019 - 11:35am

Half a century of dither and denial – a climate crisis timeline
Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer
Almost 400 all-time high temperatures were set in the northern hemisphere over the summer, according to an analysis of temperature records.

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Posted: Oct 7, 2019 - 5:51am


Intl. Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power

look to the right and click on meeting or not
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Posted: Oct 4, 2019 - 7:31am

An October Heat Wave Bakes the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Is This Our Future?
Earth just experienced its hottest September, as 2019 heads for the record books
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Posted: Oct 1, 2019 - 9:57am

How climate change is melting, drying and flooding Earth — in pictures
Nature’s pick of the best science images is this month dedicated to climate change — and the researchers who study it.
Misogyny, male rage and the words men use to describe Greta Thunberg
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 11:54am

Global shipping companies have spent billions rigging vessels with “cheat devices” that circumvent new environmental legislation by dumping pollution into the sea instead of the air....




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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 11:52am

A decommissioned coal burning plant.  Yup, learn something every day. -hehe-
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 11:38am



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 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Do coal plants have those cooling towers? It's a STEAG plant in Oberhausen but I can't figure out what it's burning.
 
They do
. (Or at least some do.)
 
Hmm, interesting, learn something new every day -  steam and exhaust in that photo.

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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 11:27am

hang on, that doesn't look right. Might be this old coal-fired plant that has been put out of service: Voerde  — about 20 km from Oberhausen
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 11:16am

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 R_P wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:
That's a good article but one of the pictures they used in it was a little puzzling.  This was the copy under the photo: 'Carbon emissions are currently at the highest levels ever recorded. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)'.  The image appears to be of a nuclear power plant; I'm not sure, but isn't that 'carbon-free' steam emanating from it?
 
It's probably a coal power plant.
 

Do coal plants have those cooling towers? It's a STEAG plant in Oberhausen but I can't figure out what it's burning.
 
natural gas and bio-gas
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 11:12am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Do coal plants have those cooling towers? It's a STEAG plant in Oberhausen but I can't figure out what it's burning.
 
They do
. (Or at least some do.)
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 11:06am



 R_P wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:
That's a good article but one of the pictures they used in it was a little puzzling.  This was the copy under the photo: 'Carbon emissions are currently at the highest levels ever recorded. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)'.  The image appears to be of a nuclear power plant; I'm not sure, but isn't that 'carbon-free' steam emanating from it?

 
It's probably a coal power plant.
 

Do coal plants have those cooling towers? It's a STEAG plant in Oberhausen but I can't figure out what it's burning.
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 10:37am

 Proclivities wrote:
That's a good article but one of the pictures they used in it was a little puzzling.  This was the copy under the photo: 'Carbon emissions are currently at the highest levels ever recorded. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)'.  The image appears to be of a nuclear power plant; I'm not sure, but isn't that 'carbon-free' steam emanating from it?

 
It's probably a coal power plant.
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 9:25am



 Proclivities wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 
That's a good article but one of the pictures they used in it was a little puzzling.  This was the copy under the photo: 'Carbon emissions are currently at the highest levels ever recorded. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)'.  The image appears to be of a nuclear power plant; I'm not sure, but isn't that 'carbon-free' steam emanating from it?
...........
 
EDIT:  WRONG.  It was a coal burnin power plant.  

At first I thought it was a coal burning thermo-electric plant and was going to say something about deadly, small particulate matter and carbon emissions being highly correlated.

Then I recognized it was indeed a nuclear power plant.  Which seems to be part of the answer to reducing carbon emissions and directly improving health outcomes.

I would love the media to be more careful but when most media businesses are racing to pump out new material on a daily basis, I'll save my prayers for unicorns and cute puppy dogs.  Even famous peer-reviewed academic articles get it wrong.  

This capacity for even the smartest among us to 'get it wrong' should inform our view of risk management but apparently it does not.



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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 8:04am

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yes it looks like that is the case
i've casually pointed this out before too
however in their defense the media uses props all the time
see the recent amazon fires meme
most co2 is after all colorless and odorless
but it helps if you have a strong visual to sell the narrative
the irony of course is that nuclear done properly will all but snuff energy produced co2
 
I think a lot of the time when people are given the task of finding an image to accompany an article they may think more about a visual impression than the actual content of the image.  Sometimes it seems more like an attempt a deception but in that case it seems more like someone was being careless and/or just thought it was a good photo.  Still, given the point of the article there's a little bit of irony in using that photo with the accompanying explanation.
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Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 7:52am

 Proclivities wrote:

That's a good article but one of the pictures they used in it was a little puzzling.  This was the copy under the photo: 'Carbon emissions are currently at the highest levels ever recorded. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)'.  The image appears to be of a nuclear power plant; I'm not sure, but isn't that 'carbon-free' steam emanating from it?
 

yes it looks like that is the case

i've casually pointed this out before too

however in their defense the media uses props all the time

see the recent amazon fires meme

most co2 is after all colorless and odorless

but it helps if you have a strong visual to sell the narrative

the irony of course is that nuclear done properly will all but snuff energy produced co2
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