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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 40 minutes ago

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

I disagree. If the US (the biggest importer of Chinese goods) imposes carbon restrictions that include carbon footprint of imported goods, then demand for Chinese products will drop off a cliff and will force China to clean up.

Let me [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2 hours ago

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

The problem Albaby, is that your stance leaves NOTHING to negotiate with.

Every time we get to this point you then say you don't expect them to go first, but you DO expect that we should do nothing at all.


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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:20 PM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

Our actions have to show that we are taking OUR share of the responsibility. They don't because we aren't.

I think that's where we fundamentally disagree. They're not refusing to reduce emissions because we aren't. They're [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:13 PM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

I see. There are no actual consequences in your vision, just the different "growth" rates of the different countries. There is no action by China to deal with the problem even though it is quite clear to China that it IS a problem. The [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 10:50 AM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

So, to answer your question - the reason why Chinese leaders are willing to risk catastrophic consequences in regard to climate doesn't have to make any sense at all. It may be that they believe in these consequences but decide to do it anyway for [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:58 AM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

I tend to neglect capital costs in any calculation, because loans are just so cheap in Europe and in particular in Germany.
By the way, for cost of capital, you should use the inflation adjusted rate, right?


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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:35 AM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

You dodge the question.

BTW, bjchip - since I answered your question squarely, perhaps you could answer the one I've posed to you several times.

If climate change is so obviously catastrophic within a few generations, and [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:32 AM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

You dodge the question. If your kids learn of your astonishing reluctance to take any action without China, will they respect you for it?

Oh, absolutely.

My kids (and their generation) will never know a world in which [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:55 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Apparently, Danielle Watts and her boyfriend have now been charged with one count of lewd conduct:

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:18 PM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

I might add that I know of course that my calculation doesn't include a cost of capital. I saw an IEA study a while ago which saw the cost of a kWh TRIPLE at a capital cost of 10%. Not entirely sure how that calculation works, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:09 PM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

Why the f*** they should do any more than we do is not relevant to you, all you want is for them to go first.

It doesn't matter what I want. It doesn't matter what you think is fair. China's the elephant in the room, the bull in the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:12 PM

Re: The never ending list of scandals

Actually on further thought... Albaby can give a more authoritative answer... the fact that it seems to have been a civil suit for damages, not a criminal investigation would tend to indicate that the DOJ was not involved.

No, it [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:17 PM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

You seem to have missed the part where they are actually doing MORE than the USA ALREADY!

No, they're not. Did you not look at the chart in the following link?

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:06 PM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

They are there and WE are HERE. We control what WE do. If I voted in India I would have a say there. If I were a party member in China, I would have a say there. I am neither and nowhere near either. Neither are you. Focus on YOUR responsibilities [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 1:00 PM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

I'd argue that they're doing it because they have such a large population. You should really be looking on a per capita basis otherwise Liechtenstein should be allowed to emit as much carbon as any other country.

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I'd agree
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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 12:13 PM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

What could we achieve if we put 500 billion USD into promoting battery technology over the next decade? Perhaps by subsidizing battery storage at the utility level? We can look at the trends in battery costs and the trends in solar power costs and [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 10:16 AM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

There is one caveat to this statement - the development of cheap clean energy technology in other countries would affect China's carbon emissions. For example, if prices for solar panels fall by another 80% and li-ion batteries which last 5000 [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 10:09 AM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

I'm not a fan of your logic. My moral responsibilities are NOT dictated by what other people do or fail to do. They may limit what I CAN do, but that is not the case here.

You completely misunderstand my argument. I am not addressing [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 9:43 AM

Re: Natural Gas isn't helping

So I think China's energy needs will begin to decline in the 2020s and continue for the foreseeable future. Since that is about the time a lot of their new nuclear plants will come on line, I doubt China will be the major carbon problem in 20 [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 6:06 PM

Re: when good appliances go bad...

tip-over kills about as many Americans per year as terrorism does, and injures many more. In theory, then, you should be just as freaked out by tip-over as you are by terrorism. Based on the fatality rate, you should be much more freaked out about [more]

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