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by pbelter
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
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Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Would you invest in a solar energy power plant? Solar panels are great for decentralized energy generation like homes or traffic signs but solar power plants are extremely risky investment. ... but, but.... there was a *lot* of investment in solar plants in the real world this year-- 9.5GW worth vs...
by pbelter
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
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Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

I don't think so, solar will still work because infrastructure in place is always cheaper than new structure. So anything installed will run its natural life cycle. Fusion reman will be profitable at first but eventually someone will need to clean up those ash ponds that were left over and that wil...
by pbelter
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 82213

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Don't mistake me for saying we should always do what's best for business, tho-- in this case it's just working out that way. Anyway, as far as whatever cost your are referring to, just think of it as an investment that will reduce the long term cost of energy for some up-front investment. Sound bus...
by pbelter
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 82213

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

i give up. you guys are beyond all hope. Economics will take over and accomplish nearly as much as the best policy changes we could have hoped for anyway. Let them believe whatever they want at this point. I could not agree more. Let people live their lives without being forced to pay for other peo...
by pbelter
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 82213

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

The whole thing reminds me of the Dilbert Cartoon where Dilbert tells the marketers his design will satisfy all their customers current and future needs. Hours later he's being told to put more bugs in it. Nothing would make the left lose it's collectivist $hit more than a safe low cost fusion reac...
by pbelter
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 82213

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

2016 was the year solar panels finally became cheaper than fossil fuels. As prices for solar and wind power continue their precipitous fall, two-thirds of all nations will reach the point known as “grid parity” within a few years, even without subsidies. In August, energy firm Solarpack contracted ...
by pbelter
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 82213

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Carbon climatists religious fanatics will be unable to process this, http://realclimatescience.com/2016/12/100-of-us-warming-is-due-to-noaa-data-tampering/ I'd like to paraphrase a famous quote from comrade Stalin, who said that for the final outcome "it does not matter how people vote, it matters ...
by pbelter
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
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Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

hanelyp wrote:Carbon climatists religious fanatics will be unable to process this, http://realclimatescience.com/2016/12/1 ... tampering/

Great find!
by pbelter
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
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Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

AGW theory can never be conclusively disproved because it does not make any hard predictions. Even when the new Maunder minimum comes around they will just say it is all within predictions and just in case they are trying to rebrand it from AGW to Climate Change. The problem is that the only thing t...
by pbelter
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
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Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

[quote="happyjack27"] Climate change denial myth debunker [quote]

The name calling sure indicates "Siege mentality"

If you must though, I suggest that the term more accurate than "denier" and "denial" would be "infidel" and "infidelity" :D
by pbelter
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
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Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

] 2) As with your scenario here the theory would require a black and white prediction while the data point must represent a black and white observation contrary to the theory's ultimate prediction. AGW is not at all a theory that produces a black or white prediction and is not at all a theory that ...
by pbelter
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
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Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

* two data points do not a trend make * and Mars' climate is primarily driven by dust and albedo, not solar variations. I haven't heard this particular research or this spin on the Mars warming. What I read was NASA explaining the warming away as Mars emerging form its own ice age due to its own ve...
by pbelter
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 82213

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

One data point is enough to refute the entire AGW This suffices to reveal your sense of proportion. "Global warming is a hoax. Because it's cold. Today. Where I live." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77GGn-E607E It is important what data point it is. Imagine a race of hydrophobic aliens evolving on...
by pbelter
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 82213

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

While the Mars data is interesting, and factors in to our understanding, how is Mars a good control? Or Venus? The conditions and weather variables on those planets are considerably different. For example, completely different atmospheric composition and pressure without the kind of water we have o...
by pbelter
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change
Replies: 445
Views: 82213

Re: Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

One data point is enough to refute the entire AGW This suffices to reveal your sense of proportion. "Global warming is a hoax. Because it's cold. Today. Where I live." This is what I am talking about when referring to the complete disregard for scientific method. When you do an experiment you alway...