I thought the same thing...seriously. NASA usually delivers good bang for the buck, and this is the best way to fund efforts for the common good in our cyberpunk dystopia.
Rain cleans the panels. You can't be talking about snow because enough of that falls to bury any fixed structure.
Tilt them near-vertical for the winter, to the point that snow doesn't stay on them. Lost generation from the non-optimal angle should be less than that from snow buildup. Antarctic bases use solar extensively for PV and water heating so it's clearly usable in the winter.
There's a difference? I don't think a subset of Americans (as in "Estadounidense") is enough to offset the average, no matter how special they think they are.
"Got it right?" Both created some temporary, unsustainable benefit but left disastrous consequences that we're still experiencing today. They're the people who cooked the goose that laid the golden eggs, and you're saying "Mmm mmm that goose sure was tasty! Cooking it was the right thing to do!"
No, Thatcher and Reagan got it the most wrong of all. Not as wrong as Mao, but incredibly wrong by Western standards.
Put them on building rooves. If dirt builds up on the anti-stick coatings they all come with that work so well that they're practically maintenance-free, spray them with a garden hose a couple times a year. Snow naturally falls off of tilted surfaces once it builds up to a certain level. Bam, problems solved.
You understand that for a significant portion of the global population, coal == electricity, right?
No, I've researched this. Coal is used heavily in the US midwest and some areas in China. Everywhere else, it makes up a small to nonexistent fraction of the electrical supply. And outside of those very coal-heavy areas in the US and China, driving an electric car is far cleaner.
Riding a technologically backwards bicycle *and* not going anywhere? Oh that's even more ironic! They'll love it!
The kind of disaster that happens when you change the weather patterns over a highly populated planet with established, fixed human settlements that don't handle change well. Wars and unrest over land and resources.
If we were nomadic and there were far less of us you might have a point, but did you consider that there could be some other differences between a planet inhabited by dinosaurs that were mostly dumber than our housepets and never learned to use a single tool, and one inhabited by modern forest-clearing humans?
A lot of 1%ers have begun to notice this in the past few years - even Eric Schmidt now, although he still has his head far up his ass about any possible solutions.
Good answer. "Settled" isn't a good word because it implies the end of a process that results in the end of all motion or change. "Well-established" or "well-proven" are more accurate terms but sound like severe understatements in some cases...
It's nothing compared to the comic strip in TFA 8-(
Came here to post this (although I don't see anything wrong with a new game of the same style).
The visuals in this video remind me of the visualizations in the GiTS series.
Anyone who likes this might also like Retrovirus, a Descent-like game in a Tron-like world...it has LAN co-op and is sold DRM-free BTW.
Haha yeah right, this story brought them lots of page views and reminded people that Newsweek is still in business, she'll likely get a bonus! Journalism is a thing for the history books at this point. Capitalism killed it. It wasn't as profitable as running what used to be called a "gossip rag."