Robert – there are times to be serious and times to have a laugh – I try and mix them.
Malcolm Kirk also commented
- I leave our loyal followers to extract anything worthwhile from all the above. I’m off to watch England beat Sweden.
PS – what we really need is someone to start a new topic – what about school meals
- Robert you’re indeed the ultimate ‘luminary’. There was a programme on telly just last week featuring Thames Barges – the programme makers got stuck for several days with ‘nay wind’. The camera boat was OK it was diesel powered.
Incidentally somewhere above you claimed that we would not go into a situation to ‘help others’. You posted that on the day the remembrance service from the Falkland Islands was filling our television screens – explain!
The Doc’s ‘holier than thou’ sermons are so boring and long winded, but I think he is in the renewables industry, so he is only defending his corner.
Thought for the day – a neighbours house had solar panels installed last week – perfectly legal, etc. A baby born last week will go through all the stages of growing up, with all that entails. Certainly for most of us the late teens and through the twenties were the most difficult when it came to earning enough and paying all the bills. The baby born last week, going into its 25th year on this planet, will still be paying as part of his/her utilities bill for the subsidy allocated to my neighbour’s solar panels last week. As I understand it at the moment the factory gate price for one KWh of electricity as supplied from normal Power Stations is about 2.5p. The price of one KWh from solar panels is 43p – index linked – and guaranteed for those 25 years.
- A slightly modified version of the animated graph video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSqD7EFv0I0
- I hate to say this – but where is the proof that ‘ we must reduce our thirst for energy’. In my lifetime, since the 50s the atmosphere has never been cleaner. We used to have smokestacks belching out all sorts of nasties into the air we breathed – there are illustrations from centuries back showing chimney upon chimney polluting our streets, never mind whole cities.It may be that we can clean the air we breathe even further and I’m all for that, but why the doomsday scenario – its not fact. The atmosphere has warmed about 0.7 of one degree over the last several decades – this has happened before and in a few thousand years will probably happen again. OK – an atoll 1 metre above present sea level may disappear but eventually that atoll may very well reappear 2 metres above sea level. We can’t control these things – well actually we can. A thousand years ago a threatened island would have died along with its population – nowadays we would go in there with millions of pounds (actually probably US dollars)worth of equipment and ‘rescue’ them and give them a lovely home somewhere else – sorted !
OOpps almost forgot – the new video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX_3Hvkbw-0
- Glasgow ? Glasgow ? There’s nothing in the video of Glasgow – There’s the Scott Monument in Edinburgh, the Kessock Bridge at Inverness ,oh, do you think Trafalgar Square is in Glasgow ? You also avoided the serious mind bending noise problem evident in the vid. Those wonderful feats of engineering you mention have one thing in common – they are all there for our use 24 hours a day and therefore justify their cost – electricity from wind farms is inefficient,unreliable,intermittent and hugely expensive for consumers, whilst giving huge profits to the few. And not one Power Station can be, or ever will be, closed down because of them.
Recent comments by Malcolm Kirk
- Gigha community ownership on brink of failure
A major aside Robert but this also proves that the the massive subsidies paid for renewables, as in Gigha’s wind turbines, do not solve all problems.
- Gigha community ownership on brink of failure
Anyone got a – probably much maligned – multi millionaire on tap ? Yet again!
- SAMS launches Laurence Mee Centre for Society and the Sea
As things have gone bit quiet elsewhere – could anyone explain what the following means in plain english ” understanding the human dimensions of the sea and the interactions between social and economic issues and the natural environment”
- Open minded new Transport Minister offers hope to Coastguard SOS campaign
Can anyone offer an occasion when shipping has been failed by the Coastguard service in the last year or two
- Possible game changer: Prestwick Trumped for Turnberry – and more?
Yes – my son has played there and says is pretty darned good. Got a hole in one at his local last week ! ! However – hate to bring actual experience yet again to the hypotheticals on FA, but as a seaside resident of East Lothian for many decades I can assure Lowry and others that there are no bits of land on the Earth that get moved about more that coastal sand dunes, and yet they always survive. Bye the bye – it was the local authority employees who were so hard on the householders who didn’t want to move – not the Trump organisation.
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