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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Oh there’s as bad or worse coming around the bend with tar sands, and when those nice byproducts of increased fracking are floating your boat.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    (and British poetry has gone downhill).


    I found all of this contribution amusing but I laughed when I read that line.

  3. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Finish figuring out thorium reactors like China and India are doing and coal goes away. Far safer and more efficient than uranium and no good for making bombs, the latter reason being why it was shelved during the Cold War.

  4. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 2 years ago

    http://www.catf.us/fossil/problems/power_plants/

    Only 7500 deaths directly attributable per year.

    America, but hey I live mostly near forest, but I’ve heard people enjoy the “improved air” taste of microscopic particles.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Before NIXON signed the “Clean Air Act”, we could look across the L.A. basin from our house, and spot every oil refinery out there by the orange plumes rising into a brown sky, and that was at 6 a.m. before the rush hour traffic started. People were dying, just like London, and no coal was being used in the region. Things cleaned up for a while, but removing regulations, or letting the industry write them, has reversed some of that progress.


    That’s what the new regs on coal are all about, and the coal industry will go bankrupt by them, just as all the oil companies did after the “Air Act” passed.

  6. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Technojunkie

    Yes, they are a potential technology for the future. But they won’t be built unless we can figure out how to set them up in Kentucky, West Virginia and Wyoming (the biggest coal-producing states).

  7. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    So, Harleyquinn (and I STILL think your icon is cute)j, you deny coal-burning power plants in the USA as significant sources of air pollution (but at least you acknowledge them as such in China), and therefore CO2 is not a problem. But global climate change is just that -GLOBAL- and denying the science of warming temperatures and rising sea levels won’t mean they won’t happen. Science is true whether you believe it or not (to quote Neil Degrasse Tyson). To reduce CO2 levels (or even just to slow down their increased concentration in the atmosphere and oceans) will require multiple technologies in nearly every country. America should lead in this effort — part of the burden of being the world’s most powerful nation.

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Guess what Lefties? Here’s a FACT………..
    People are living longer than in the entire history of the human race!

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    sneered: “Guess what Lefties? Here’s a FACT………..
    People are living longer than in the entire history of the human race!”


    I don’t understand your parochialism…
    Tell me, do you think that would be the case if polluting industries had been allowed to run unregulated and unchecked in your country?
    And despite these regulations to avoid extreme polluting/toxic levels, you still have many who fall ill. Thanks to medical advances, these victims can be treated, but at what personal cost in terms of quality of life, and at what national cost in terms of life-long medical treatment?


    Finally, what are the expected lifespans of people who live in countries who do not have their industries properly regulated?

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    omQ:
    I agree that regulations have helped the environment and thus people’s health. That’s why we ALREADY have them!

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    “First let us take solar and wind energy to the max.”
    .
    Amen.

  12. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, over 2 years ago

    Junk science.

  13. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 2 years ago

    Gas fired carbon death is so much nicer!

  14. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years ago

    People are living longer than ever.

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