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Comment: Re: noooo (Score 1, Interesting) 560

by Maritz (#48718099) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

A skeptic will look at a variety of sources and will concentrate on those that challenge his already-held views. You aren't doing that in this case. You quickly found something that espouses one view, and then you stopped.

This contradicts your article.

For what it's worth, I like many would greatly prefer if AGW was bollocks, but it's quite fucking obvious that it isn't. Nuclear energy is definitely the best way to go, and people who accept AGW but oppose that are people who I suspect are more influenced by ideology than by facts.

Comment: Re:And who will watch it? (Score 1) 146

"activists" tend to care more about publicity then the "cause".

Given a choice of simply leaving North Korea alone (small isolated country and all) or provoke them by doing this and possibly hurting its citizens in return for nothing of real value... .what does an "activist" do?

Maybe he doesn't share your opinion that it's nothing of real value.

Comment: Re:Doesn't matter (Score 1) 341

by Maritz (#48715647) Attached to: Pope Francis To Issue Encyclical On Global Warming

You do realise that coking coal is used in smelters to make all the steel to build these worthless contraptions? And the cement foundations for the wind turbines; cement is made from heating limestone & shale, releasing vast amounts CO2. You then have all the steel needed to prop up the solar panels, also made by burning coal. It all adds up, you know.

Oh no. How often do they have to make each windmill?

Comment: Re:RAH had this in the 50's (Score 1) 235

by Maritz (#48715529) Attached to: The Billionaires' Space Club

Space exploration and colonization are hopeless fantasies. Nobody in their right mind is going to spend insane fortunes to explore and colonize the most inhospitable places there are, for no apparent benefit.

There never being any benefit, and you being unable to foresee any benefit, are not the same thing. Hard as that might be for you to believe.

Exceptions prove the rule, and wreck the budget. -- Miller