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Comment: not sure that we want it controlled (Score 1) 119

by WindBourne (#47900877) Attached to: US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola
The truth is, that whenever the world has mass die offs due to nature, we do not get wars.
Right now, we have massive numbers of small wars popping up. This has gotten old. In addition, it could lead to a real war with nukes.

But, if the world takes a massive loss of life due to say Ebola going airborne, it would lower the likelihood of a nuke war.

Comment: Re: Talking Point (Score 1) 427

by WindBourne (#47895451) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

The one who is lying is you.

Germany roughly 7tons per capita, USA roughly 18tons, that is close to a factor of 3, not 2.

Per the European Edgar DB, Figure 2.4, American per capita in 2012, was 16.4. In Germany, it was just under 10. That is a factor of 1.5, and no where NEAR 3x.

Chinas rate is still on the lower edge of European countries like Denmark or Germany.

in 2012, China's per capita was at ~7.2, while Europe's was at ~7.3. That was two years ago.
Since that time, Chinas CO2 emissions have risen more than 20%. China now accounts for more than 1/3 of the global emissions, with less than 1/6 of the world population.
And all of that is based on numbers that Chinese gov. has given up. OCO2 is about to shock the world and liars like yourself.

Secondly, over the last 20 years, Europe's rate has not changed much That is complete nonsense. Europes footprint dropped by 30%.

In POF, america is the only major nation to have made major cuts That is nonsense, too. Since 1997 you dropped perhaps in 5% ... if at all.

And while China continues to grow their emissions by 3-5% a year, and Europe is actually growing as well, only Americas continues to fall. wow three lies in one sentence, you are good at that.

Per edgar, EU27 was at 4.12 in 1992. In 2012, you were at 3.74. That is a 10% drop.
Now, in the same time span, we increased heavily due to W (from 5->5.91), and then due to our cheap nat gas, we dropped BELOW 5, though, edgar shows America at 5.19 in 2012. However, other groups show that 2013 was a major drop for America, pretty much a fixed level for Europe (esp. due to Germany's killing of their nukes and their massive build-out of coal plants), and a REAL MASSIVE increase for China's emissions.

Comment: Re: Been there, done that. (Score 1) 100

by WindBourne (#47895335) Attached to: China Targets 2022 For Space Station Completion
Several things wrong with that BS.
1) China has NEVER been transparent with their budget.
2) much of what is considered military in America and the west, goes under civilian budget, but military control, in china.
3) China is not a TRUE capitalism. As such, all those that work on the military side, are paid a fraction of what they are paid elsewhere. As such, building an AK-47 in China is a REAL fraction of what it would costs to build in America.

Far more important, is the speed with which China is growing their military, combined with the large number of military secrets that China has stolen from the west (esp. America).

Comment: Re: Been there, done that. (Score 0, Troll) 100

by WindBourne (#47879975) Attached to: China Targets 2022 For Space Station Completion
Zero chance. America helped China before and what was found is that solutions were put into military before civilians. Basically, China values military use over civilian use of space.

where life us going to get interesting is when american private space lands on the moon in 2020-2022 and starts a base.

Comment: Wrong focus (Score 1) 485

by WindBourne (#47868031) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars
Busses are too few and at this time, generally do not lend themselves well to pure electric approaches.
Far more important are the large number of Commercial vehicles, esp. Semis.
About 3 years, O and the Dems tried to push a tax break that would enable us to move new commercial vehicles off diesel and over the nat gas. Sadly, the neo-cons/tea* fought that because the large oil companies do not want to see the price of oil plummet.
What is really needed is to drop the massive subsidies that we have on oil/nat gas/coal, and the moderate subsidies on hybrids and electric vehicles.
Instead, we should have a set of LIMITED TIME subsidy that solves a few of these issues:
1) for any pure electric car with a range of 100-149 MPC (via epa rating), they get 7.5K. For any pure electric with a range above 150 MPC, give them $15K.
This should drop by $1.5K each year. 2) a subsidy for any commercial vehicle using [LC] Nat Gas. In addition, if this is for a serial hybrid, the subsidy should start at the same amount (i.e. a serial hybrid using Nat Gas will have double subsidy what a simple nat gas truck would have. In addition, the large the vehicle, the more subsidy for it. Finally, the nat gas subsidy should drop by 20%, and the serial hybrid should start dropping after that. So, that means that the nat gas subsidy is gone after 5 years, and the hybrid portion will be a steady rate for the first 5 years, but then drop 20% for the next 5 years, meaning that it will last 10 years.

Commercial vehicles makers are ready to do nat gas. It will be expensive at first, but will drop rather quickly. It is the hybrid portion that is of interest since it allows a company to focus on creating pure electric vehicles down the road.

Comment: Re: Talking Point (Score 1) 427

by WindBourne (#47865749) Attached to: UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013
Sadly, idiots like you do not look at facts and need to put somebody else down all the time, typically with lies.
First, america or capita is about 2x both Europe's AND China. China's per capita has risen fast to be about Europe's rate.
Secondly, over the last 20 years, Europe's rate has not changed much. In POF, america is the only major nation to have made major cuts.
Thirld, Co2 is tied to manufacturing, not ppl. Those who choose per capita are kidding themselves. As such, Europe is in the lead on that, but america is in the middle of the European pack. But China is in the bottom 5 in terms of co2 per $ real GDP.

And while China continues to grow their emissions by 3-5% a year, and Europe is actually growing as well, only Americas continues to fall.

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