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  • #180737

    frenk
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    See the morning dancer, crossing the sky,
    Turning gold to amber travelling by
    He must know the answer
    He must know why
    Looking for an answer, look to the sky

    Hi there chaps

    Climate change is reality, energy crisis is at our door step. Unless you hold shares for lithium, battery driven cars do not contribute to a sustainable future no matter how euphemistic our greenwashed politicians talk. So we need to open our minds and look for all possible alternatives.

    Synthetic fuels have been around for a while, albeit with an extra electrical step of electrolysis of water to gain hydrogen. This process requires huge amounts of electrical power and is quite expensive. Some young engineers from the ETH had the idea to reverse combustion and to omit the electrical step altogether. They want to synthesise hydrocarbons from water and CO2 with direct solar energy so that we can use our same engines and petrol stations in the near future.

    https://synhelion.com/



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    #180738

    frenk
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    I personally like this idea very much indeed. There is some hope to be able to drive our beloved cars a bit longer. I grew up during the oil crisis in 1973 and I have rather good memories of this era:

     

    Cheers, have a nice day 😎



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    #180740

    bobcat
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    @Frenk, a very interesting subject, I think all motor manufacturers engineers are working on synthetic/hydrogen fuel engines. I do think that will be the future with electric vehicles alongside 👍



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    #180741

    frenk
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    @bobcat: At our age we can lean back and avoid the rat race. We can reduce the pace with mindfulness. At most, we could easily organise a picnic on the motorway 😉



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    #180742

    bobcat
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    @Frenk, absolutely 👍 Although we have idiots in the U.K. who think they can do it when there’s traffic



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    #180743

    bobcat
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    The British public are not very amused



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    #180746

    DaveRS3
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    Climate change is only a reality because the Sun’s intensity changes over time as well as other meteorological reasons. Man made climate change is bullshit and well over abused. Don’t fall for it, its just another method of making the elites and China richer with their renewable energy projects financed by the tax payer.

    The idea that we (Europeans) need to change our way of life due to climate change is laughable. The UK makes less than 1% (continually decreasing) of the worlds C02 so whatever we do, it will make fuck all difference.

    The future for energy is Nuclear. Its very clean and relatively safe. Until they are built we should fuck off all talk of getting rid of fossil fuels but we should use them. Yes, re-open the pitts for now (China are going to open 34 new coal mines before the end of next year) and get drilling for shale gas and more north sea oil. Fuck Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain – run the smelly cnuts over!.

    #180747

    v8marshal
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    What @DaveRS says 👍

    #180748

    bobcat
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    Ditto above 👍

    Off subject…. the volcano that is erupting on the Island of La Palma spews out more harmful emissions in One day than the U.K. emits in 10 years. I wish I could find that scientists report 🤨



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    #180750

    gary1234
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    bobcat

    so true  the reports are never to hand when you need them

     

    #180751

    Tall Paul
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    Throughout earths history climate change varies between hot and cold and always has, we may have made it happen a bit sooner since the industrial revolution but it would have happened anyway due to the distance of the earth and it’s variable tilt to the sun on its orbital path, solar activity, volcanoes, wild fires etc. Even without these inputs climate change is cyclical and will happen regardless of our actions, since the last ice ace ended about 10k years ago the planet has been warming up and that’s just the way it is

    my son is a geologist and a physics teacher and I have over a thousand fossils and I’ve studied enough to know claims are real but it’s natural and over emphasised

    details of earths varying climate through history is easy to find and it goes up and down in regular cycles

    #180752

    Tall Paul
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    #180753

    Tall Paul
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    100k year cycles of increased CO2 and temperatures, ice cores and sediments don’t lie but politicians do, sit in the middle of the road as much as you like it will make f**k all difference

    #180755

    DaveRS3
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    Yep, that’s bang on Paul. I’ve seen those graphs myself as I follow Tony Heller.

    The bottom of your graphs also shown below implies that we are well overdue the next ice age as climate has been relatively stable for the last 10000 years. The ability for mankind to increase temperatures would be a fine thing.

    More C02 I say, its great for the plants (our food).

    #180756

    DaveRS3
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