Ted Rall for August 12, 2022

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    Mr. Nailer Bondy  6 months ago

    So the message is : don’t watch nature programs.

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    Radish the old word monger Premium Member 6 months ago

    Is that Joe Manchin’s coal plant?

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    Concretionist  6 months ago

    Humans are a plague. There’s a difference between how many humans can THRIVE on Earth and how many can BE on Earth. But we do have some pretty strong drives toward a natural existence. Channels like what’s shown here cater to those. It’s not enough, but it’s at least something.

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    superposition  6 months ago

    We watch the diverse beauty of nature as our unabated malignant energy sources extinguish ever more of it.

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    Uncle Joe Premium Member 6 months ago

    I can tell when someone isn’t really serious about ending reliance on fossil fuels when they refuse to consider nuclear power as a fill in until we solve the problem of storing energy from renewable sources for when the supply doesn’t meet demand.

    Btw, nuclear plants only give off steam, Ted. I guess figuring out how to convey the problems with nuclear waste in a cartoon was too much work.

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    Denver Reader Premium Member 6 months ago

    Which is why moves to ban natural gas are currently stupid.

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    sykerocker  6 months ago

    Actually, he’s giving no credit to where they ARE hooked up to renewables. And that percentage isn’t exactly small.

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    descabro  6 months ago

    Irony is all around us, we don’t have to create it.

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    Convicted Pedant  6 months ago

    The cone shaped towers are water cooling towers, used mostly on nuclear plants-they don’t emit noxious fumes and smoke-that’s the coal-fired plants doing that.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 6 months ago

    We.. don’t want to know how a sausage is made.. we just want to enjoy the product.

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    Raging Moderate  6 months ago

    Current pet peeve. Car commercial with a guy driving a car up and down the beach towing a rake to scrape up the garbage. I don’t care how much you look like Jesus, you’re doing more harm than good. Just go for a walk with a bag and pick up the garbage.

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    mourdac Premium Member 6 months ago

    The transition to renewables will involve pitfalls. Rare metals still need to be mined and processed with all of the damage that entails. Electronic parts need responsible recycling. But if the U.S. (and the world) doesn’t press ahead on green energy, the repercussions will be severe. Plus it would be a great boost to the economy, many jobs would be created.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 6 months ago

    FYI The two towers (on the left) in p4 are cooling towers for a nuclear power plant. They are used to cool the water before it is returned to the water source such as a river. They emit steam not smoke. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooling_tower

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    wheaters  6 months ago

    Because a) renewables aren’t reliable, and b) cause enormous amounts of environmental damage in their construction, and can’t be recycled.

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    preacherman  6 months ago

    Fortunately, many power plants have switched over to natural gas as its cleaner burning and often what they market to consumers.

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    jader3rd  6 months ago

    Umm, nuclear cooling towers don’t spew pollution as depicted here, they spew clean steam.

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    ChristopherBurns  6 months ago

    I just want to point out that Sonoma, Ca power lines go to the worlds largest geothermal field. Mine goes to solar panels and a Tesla power wall. US power is increasingly going to alternate power sources. US power is 60% fossil fuel and 40% alternate power sources.

    You are a little more than half right.

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    Màiri  6 months ago

    Somehow, people still fall for the idea that we must constantly increase energy production rather than decrease energy demand.

    Why is that? Anyone?

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member 6 months ago

    What? Some forms of electricity are themselves pollutants? What a daring thought! How fresh! How bold!

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    Rich Douglas  6 months ago

    There are other ways to generate electricity. My city has a huge nuclear plant that feeds it.

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    skipugh Premium Member 6 months ago

    Ted, you do know, I hope, that the clouds above nuclear power planta are steam ( Chernobyl excluded)?

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    zerorest  6 months ago

    Or we could just stop trying.

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    rossevrymn Premium Member 6 months ago

    Now, what are the amoeba up to?:

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