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The debate on Climate Change   General Confusion

Started 7/18/17 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 198815 views.

From: RRBud


Over my long, misspent career I have observed that an awful lot of "smart" people never think through what might happen if their pet idea of the moment were to be implemented.  Not just direct results, but also - and often far more important - the ripple effects.

"Every action has consequences.  Frequently they are not what was intended or expected."

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Bud, could you do me favour and transfer a huge apology to Dot?

A massive catastrophe has occurred and I need to create a brand new forum.  Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to do it, but I will be absent from Diverse City for a few days.

Dot gets upset if he feels I'm neglecting him.

And I WILL be for the next few days.

Watch out for ravenous bacteria hell-bent on devouring everything in sight!




From: RRBud


I'll certainly convey your message, Jen'.

Whatever the catastrophe was, I hope you and yours are doing well!  Sometime, at your convenience, maybe you'll be able to discuss it, but in the meantime I hope everything works out well for you.

Take care!

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


A massive games site is shutting down their forum, so I have a lot of displaced and distraught refugees to house.

I also have to teach them all how to create an account and use the forum.

Long days, but my forum may be a little neglected for a few days.

And right when the Comey and Hannity shit hit the fan!

In reply toRe: msg 187
Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Renewable energy capacity set to exceed target Government said was impossible


Australia's renewable energy capacity is set to exceed a target the Federal Government said was impossible to reach by 2020, according to new research from Green Energy Markets.

Key points:

  • Renewable energy capacity is set to exceed 41,000GWh by 2020, a level the coalition government deemed as impossible before it slashed the RET
  • Market already delivered the government's 2030 emission reduction target, rendering the NEG meaningless: Green Energy Markets
  • Business-as-usual under the NEG will lead to 118 million tonne shortfall in the government's CO2 reduction commitment

In its quarterly Renewable Energy Index, GEM said the amount of renewable energy generated in 2020 was set to exceed the original 41,000 Gigawatt hour (GWh) Renewable Energy Target (RET) that was in place before being scrapped in 2015 by the federal government led by then prime minister Tony Abbott.

The original RET was put in place to help Australia meet its 2030 climate change commitment to cut emissions by 26 to 28 per cent from 2005 levels.

It was replaced by a less ambitious target of 33,000 GWh after the Abbott government characterised the original RET as impossible to achieve, while arguing there was already too much generating capacity.

The GEM study — funded by activist group GetUp  found estimated eligible generation would hit 41,381 GWh by 2020, not only exceeding the current RET, but the original RET as well.

"The Coalition's argument that we can't go any further than the target they've proposed without imposing some kind of huge economic shock and threat to reliability is obviously not true because we're pretty much already there," Green Energy Markets director Tristan Edis said.

"[Energy and Environment minister] Josh Frydenberg himself is saying that all the extra renewable energy that is about to enter the system will substantially push down power prices."


From: RRBud


I'm not an on-line gamer, but I know that a lot of people are.  Sounds as if you'll have your hands full for a time!

Hang in there - - we should still be around when you can re-surface.


Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)



I thought BBC news was one of the best out there!

Please tell me you can at least explain Brexit!

The BBC is the most biased impartial organisation on this planet - make sense of that!

Like the majority of mainstream media they are coached and advised on what is news and what isn't.

Never believe all you hear on mainstream news!!

As for Brexit - I voted to remain in Europe.  We lost our friends when we needed them most - and the British voter voted for it.  Beggars belief.  BUT, that was the majority vote so we have to carry it out.  Think how messy divorce is then times that by a 1000.  It aint pretty.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Bloomburg Covering Trump's Debt

Billionaire former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will write a $US4.5 million ($5.9 million) cheque to cover the United States' financial commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement for this year.

President Donald Trump last year pulled the US out of the pact, making the country the only one opposed to it.

In a CBS interview, Mr Bloomberg said he hoped Mr Trump would have changed his mind by next year.

Mr Bloomberg would continue to provide money for the pact if the United States did not re-join the agreement, according to a news release from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charity he founded.

"The US pledged to work with the rest of the world to fight climate change under the Paris Agreement, and that includes providing our fair share of the funding to help countries reach their goals," said a statement from Mr Bloomberg, who is also the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Action.

"Our foundation will uphold our promise to cover any cuts to UN climate funding by the Federal Government — and the American people will uphold our end of the Paris Agreement, with or without Washington."

Mr Bloomberg's contribution provides the UN Climate Change Secretariat with 60 per cent of the anticipated US Government support this year.

Mr Trump staunchly opposes the agreement and his administration has rolled back a number of environmental regulations.

Although Mr Trump officially told the UN that the US intended to withdraw from the climate agreement last year, the earliest date the US can completely withdraw is November 2020, the time of the next US presidential election and four years after the agreement came into effect.