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Old Mar 25th 2011, 08:04 PM
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Widely used in wind turbines, electric cars, etc.. China currently controls 97% of production and they have plans to use most of it themselves. Where does that leave the rest of us?

Although expensive and non-applicable in some parts of the world, geo-thermal looks very promising.

There is also company working on wind turbines far off-shore of Maine converting sea water to ammonia. Ammonia makes a dandy fuel.

How about thorium for reactors instead of uranium?
India's got loads of thorium, that's about all I know about the difference between using the two
But this blog has got a decent comparison.
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That will likely continue to be the case. In a world of demand exceeding supply government controlled rationing is applied meaning the military gets it first. After that, electrical generation, transportation until there's nothing left for those of us at the bottom.
Only idealists disbelieve that they've always been at the bottom of the food chain for any resource or consideration. They create a little commotion, the hammer drops and they seem shocked. Cries of unfair, against the law, inhumane and why does it fall on our backs are ignored as everything does have a market value.
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Only idealists disbelieve that they've always been at the bottom of the food chain for any resource or consideration. They create a little commotion, the hammer drops and they seem shocked. Cries of unfair, against the law, inhumane and why does it fall on our backs are ignored as everything does have a market value.
What is the market value of someone who controls the market?
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What is the market value of someone who controls the market?
That's a question that answers itself.
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What is the market value of someone who controls the market?
Priceless.
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Lightbulb Eco-Radio

One of the biggest assets in eco-politics thanks to modern media networking is general access to dialogue.

When people from around the world talk on the Internet about ecological issues, the buzz created is sufficient to catalyze society gossip.

This autumn, American audiences will tune into the Batman (DC Comics) street justice fantasy comic book adapted television series "Gotham" (Fox TV) which will feature among its gallery of rogues a diabolical eco-terrorist named Poison Ivy.

"Gotham" (Fox TV), which features its own special website, should enhance social dialogue surrounding 'environment bravado.'







http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkey_Wrench_Gang


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Lightbulb The Geyser File

There's a good reason to think more actively about the dynamics of Earth and its ecological scenarios.

Imagine a geyser.

A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by a vapor phase (steam). The formation of geysers is due to particular hydrogeological conditions, which exist in only a few places on Earth, so they are a fairly rare phenomenon (source of information: Wikipedia).

When you look at a geyser, say at an American national park, you might think to yourself, "Wow! There's active steam rising out of a small hill-hole in Earth. This is not devastating like a volcano erupting with fiery-hot magma; no, this is the wondrous simplicity of hot steam rising to the sky."


A geyser makes you think about the everyday magic of Earth. You might want to take a photo of a geyser with your mobile phone camera.


The great nature photographer Ansel Adams drew inspiration from such Earth objects, and the legacy of his work catalyzes a greater appreciation of naturalism marketing.

So think about the geyser as you contemplate how to recycle your plastic water bottles.









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Old Oct 27th 2014, 03:22 PM
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Lightbulb Carrying Capacity

There needs to be more invested talk about Earth's carrying capacity.

Overpopulation in the East (India, China, etc.) is a problem, and it is certainly related to real estate development and economic policy. This problem creates many kinds of man-made waste which can exceed environmental carrying capacities.

You really can't just ignore this issue.

There is handsome real estate and business development in the Bay Area (San Francisco, California, USA) which lies along the earthquake-prone San Andreas Fault. Failing to account for the interaction between human traffic and land resiliency can lead to serious cataclysm-related insurance problems.

I'm thinking of the popular ecosystem-consciousness American comic book avatar Storm (Marvel Comics), a 'super-woman' who has the uncanny ability to control Earth's weather systems. How does Storm reveal a human prioritization of ecosystem paranoia?







Storm: Populism


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