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#981 Nparker

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Posted 02 December 2023 - 07:30 AM

My first childhood home had that nasty broken glass stucco. Even then I thought it was both ugly and dangerous.

#982 JimV

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Posted 02 December 2023 - 01:59 PM

Pretty amusing to see the COP28 declaration promising to triple nuclear power generation by 2050.  The giant brains have apparently just realized that nuclear is the only reasonably clean way to produce adequate power. The Germans will have to wear their dunce caps and stand in the corner.



#983 lanforod

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Posted 02 December 2023 - 06:32 PM

Very few stucco men left these days and even less who still know how to do that old style stuff.

#984 max.bravo

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Posted 02 December 2023 - 07:00 PM

Stucco also never looks good over time (where we live). It lets in water, cracks, and tends to show that gross moldy slime that lets everyone know you need to power wash. It just looks bad.
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#985 Mike K.

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Posted 02 December 2023 - 07:02 PM

Pretty amusing to see the COP28 declaration promising to triple nuclear power generation by 2050. The giant brains have apparently just realized that nuclear is the only reasonably clean way to produce adequate power. The Germans will have to wear their dunce caps and stand in the corner.


Too funny, and awkward for all the nuclear free zones that have been created over the last 20 years.

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#986 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 05:00 AM

Victoria was heading toward its driest calendar year on record, but recent rains mean the city likely won’t set that mark — though it will be close.

Steven Murray, a weather analyst who keeps records from the federal Gonzales Observatory weather station, said the driest year on record was 1978 at 383.3 mm. As of early Monday, the station was at 360 mm. “So with the rain that is forecast, plus we still have more than three weeks in December, it seems likely that we won’t be the driest year on record,” he said.

https://www.timescol...-region-7924097

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#987 Mike K.

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 06:50 AM

How can we be headed for the driest year on record, with a full month of wet weather to go that will more than overcome the driest year?

Seems like someone wanted a story.
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#988 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 06:51 AM

The best part is the driest year was 45 years ago.  At 383 mm.

 

In 1967 Ucluelet got 489 mm - in one day.

 

https://en.wikipedia...remes_in_Canada


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#989 Mike K.

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Posted 05 December 2023 - 06:53 AM

And we only started collecting data 45 years before that.

Also, we calculate the rain year at the watersheds not by the calendar year, but Sept 1 to Aug 31.

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#990 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 December 2023 - 11:15 PM

New cow burp credit trading program:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News release
 

December 10, 2023 – Gatineau, Quebec

 

Against the backdrop of Food and Agriculture Day at COP28, the global community is witnessing a pivotal moment in the collective effort to address environmental challenges within the agricultural sector. As world leaders convene to deliberate on sustainable solutions, there is a growing consensus on the critical role agriculture plays in reducing emissions and fostering a more sustainable planet.

 

Today, Environment and Climate Change Canada published a draft fourth protocol under Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System. This new draft protocol, Reducing Enteric Methane Emissions from Beef Cattle (REME protocol), will incentivize farmers to implement changes that would reduce enteric methane emissions from their beef cattle operations with an opportunity to generate offset credits that they can sell.

 

Methane is generated during the natural digestive process of cows and is released into the air when cows burp. This is known as an enteric methane emission. The REME protocol will encourage beef cattle farms to reduce enteric methane emissions by improving animal diets, management, and other strategies that support more efficient animal growth. Each credit represents one tonne of emission reductions. Credits can be sold to facilities that will use them to meet emissions reduction obligations, or to other businesses to meet their low-carbon economy commitments. This means fewer methane emissions, and more financial opportunities for Canadian farmers.

 

To ensure the offset protocol will be a practical solution for farmers to earn revenue for emissions reductions, the Government of Canada developed the REME protocol with input from technical experts in the agricultural sector. Additionally, the Government is working closely with provinces and territories that have shown leadership in agricultural environmental action to incorporate best practices and build on their experience. For example, the draft REME protocol was informed by Alberta’s offset protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fed cattle.

 

 

 

https://www.canada.c...eef-cattle.html


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#991 Nparker

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Posted 11 December 2023 - 11:27 PM

These so-called world leaders appear to be suffering from mad cow disease. 


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#992 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 December 2023 - 05:30 AM

An updated proposal published by the UAE earlier Wednesday, which was agreed on after all-night discussions, called for a "transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems, in a just, orderly and equitable manner, accelerating action in this critical decade, so as to achieve net zero by 2050 in keeping with the science."

The draft deal text also urged for "accelerating efforts towards the phase-down of unabated coal power" and for "tripling renewable energy capacity globally and doubling the global average annual rate of energy efficiency improvements by 2030."

Critically, the proposal did not mandate an absolute phase-out of hydrocarbons.


https://www.cnbc.com...ate-summit.html

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 December 2023 - 05:31 AM.


#993 JimV

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Posted 13 December 2023 - 03:43 PM

They forgot to add that the transition should also be inclusive, sustainable and gender neutral.


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#994 LJ

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Posted 13 December 2023 - 07:15 PM

An updated proposal published by the UAE earlier Wednesday, which was agreed on after all-night discussions, called for a "transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems, in a just, orderly and equitable manner, accelerating action in this critical decade, so as to achieve net zero by 2050 in keeping with the science."

The draft deal text also urged for "accelerating efforts towards the phase-down of unabated coal power" and for "tripling renewable energy capacity globally and doubling the global average annual rate of energy efficiency improvements by 2030."

Critically, the proposal did not mandate an absolute phase-out of hydrocarbons.


https://www.cnbc.com...ate-summit.html

Nor is there any sanctions or punishment if you don't transition.


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#995 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 January 2024 - 08:40 AM

How ultra-rich celebs like Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift are driving climate change

A new Oxfam study says the richest 1 per cent produced more carbon emissions than the poorest two-thirds of the world.

https://www.cbc.ca/p...y/2296472643508


I wonder what the CBC footprint is. And their 7,500 employees.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 January 2024 - 08:41 AM.

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#996 dasmo

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Posted 03 January 2024 - 09:15 AM

The entire Davos class they mean.... The very ones crafting this narrative.... 


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#997 Nparker

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Posted 03 January 2024 - 10:16 AM

The entire Davos class they mean.... The very ones crafting this narrative.... 

For example, all 70000 attendees who jetted off to the COP 28 climate conference.



#998 Ismo07

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Posted 03 January 2024 - 10:53 AM

For example, all 70000 attendees who jetted off to the COP 28 climate conference.

 

70,000??  Wow and not one parking person?


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#999 Matt R.

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Posted 03 January 2024 - 10:56 AM

Private jet parking is usually included in the price.
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#1000 Ismo07

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Posted 03 January 2024 - 11:01 AM

Private jet parking is usually included in the price.

 

Increasing price of parking, or limited the stay may reduce private jets, or even make some consider to jet pool...


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