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by Wusti
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:21 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Yes, it is. What you said, by contrast, is not Haha OK so 20% is light? Gee https://ourworldindata.org/co2-emissions-from-transport Australian figures are 18.9% and falling against both per capita and per GDP$ https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-02/nggi-quarterly-update-sep-2019-fi...
by Wusti
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:43 pm
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Octavious wrote:
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:17 am
Shipping is remarkably light in terms of carbon emissions...
That's really not true is it? Liar, liar pants on fire.
by Wusti
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:50 pm
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Lying is a strong word Octavious, and even I haven't used it in reference to anyone else, and I'd ask you not do the same to me. I have a good faith belief in everything I've said. Stating that I might be wrong would be an opinion of yours, but asserting that I knowingly publicise falsehood is somet...
by Wusti
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:13 pm
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Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
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Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

The Hundred? Also Test Cricket is still the highest form of the game. I can't watch 20/20 at all - drives me insane - 50/50 is OK.

What has happened to English cricket though - just one of those re-building phases or something more serious?
by Wusti
Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:09 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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I read a lot of dumb stuff and false propaganda from the climate change deniers, but clearly the proponents of alternative energy, renewable energy are not immune from similar behaviours Yet it's odd isn't it? Some people cite no sources at all, ramble endlessly, and moralise - then throw stones. F...
by Wusti
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:55 pm
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Also just for you MM and Kestas - the Australian Governments own projections of changes to our energy mix out to 2030 with 69% provided by renewables.

https://reneweconomy.com.au/renewables- ... ions-show/

Yeah that shit won't work...
by Wusti
Sun Dec 26, 2021 2:34 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Using nuclear power in Australia is pure fantasy. Australians are some of the worst NIMBYs on the planet. No-one will want this near them AT ALL. Just look at the fight that went on with Sydney airport. It took almost 50 years to break ground on it (it was originally proposed in 1973). I remember t...
by Wusti
Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:26 pm
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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MM, the point I have been trying to make is that there is inherent bias in any benchmark you try to use. Per capita is no more valid than absolute measures - is is actually just a lever to use for political purposes. I'm actually fine with that, until people demand the use of Nuclear fission to subs...
by Wusti
Fri Dec 24, 2021 1:39 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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OK Octavious, whatever. No one else has provided evidence for any of their claims, but whatever I provide will be hatcheted. I'm not diving down this rabbit hole. When you provide me evidence that I am wrong I will respond. Otherwise you're still just another groupthink opinion.
by Wusti
Thu Dec 23, 2021 12:16 pm
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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No one talked about emissions from shipping being negligible, so let's not feed that particular straw man. What I asked is if you can show me some figures demonstrating the impact of shipping on the per capita emissions of an Australian and how it is significantly worse than that for Americans and ...
by Wusti
Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:35 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Hang on, its easy to fact check my assertion that transport and shipping is not negligible, and cited it as the third largest contributor to Australian emissions. Are you saying unless I provide a link to substantiate that, you consider it invalid? If you go further to state that I am running agains...
by Wusti
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:27 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Sorry, Wusti, I find your arguments utterly ludicrous. But thank you, you have helped form what had been a mere assumption that Australia can be usefully measured by the same per capita standards as everyone else into a firm and fully informed opinion. It has been a productive discussion. Right bac...
by Wusti
Thu Dec 23, 2021 1:25 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Some pretty spurious and, dare I say glib, pronouncements there Octavious. Likening intra-country travel to international travel to make a point sounds good, but is logically flawed. If your assertion were correct (regarding equivalence of Welsh to European travel to Sydney Melbourne traffic), then ...
by Wusti
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:57 pm
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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"There's no particular reason for Australians to travel any more for day to day purposes than a Yank or a Welshman." I'm sorry Octavious, but that's pretty ignorant. Just moving between capitals requires jet travel - Sydney to Melbourne is the third busiest air route in the world - its that or an 8 ...
by Wusti
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:24 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Lies, damn lies, and statistics. So rather than contradicting you, I'll pose you a question which will explain my lack of confidence in per capita emissions as the de facto standard of measurement. The USA is only 1.3x larger in area than Australia, but has 300M+ more people. Australia is more than ...
by Wusti
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:31 pm
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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MM please explain why, in a small population country, per capita emission is the only reasonable measure. My guess is that you will be unable to on any scientific or logical basis, but will instead moralise at me. But I am willing to hear the argument. Second I have never ever said that Nuclear has ...
by Wusti
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:10 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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Is it comforting to let go of your share of responsibility for climate change because your per capita output is small compared to the output of another country? If so good for you, but don't pretend you want to move away from fossil fuels and you're just itching to use Twiggy's ammonia or these oth...
by Wusti
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:42 am
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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LNP voter spotted.
by Wusti
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:06 pm
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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"But we don't have a choice between a perfect power source and nuclear; we have a choice between coal/gas and nuclear. " I re-read it and saw this.

This is the crux of your logical failure, you see it as a choice between Fossil and fissile fuel, and I don't.
by Wusti
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:01 pm
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Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
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OK - I'm running out of puff on this one, but I'll hang onto the in principle agreement as common ground. I disagree vehemently with "It absolutely does stand up: If there is no viable low-carbon alternative that can provide the base load electricity we need, and we agree that we need to move to low...