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Huge rallies across the world yesterday from all through Europe, Australia, Hong Kong and Canada. ~500,000 showed her support as she spoke in Montreal yesterday. Science matters the most to her. A very inspiring young lady....who is making a difference.

What happened yesterday in the US ? .. Were there similar huge rallies and what were the US views on this day ?




 

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When it all comes down, it will be $ which cause the change, and it is already happening in some places.

Solar panels and batteries are becoming cheaper generators of power than fossil fuel based power plants in some countries.

We were recently exploring the purchase of a beachfront property in Australia and no insurer will any longer insure for rising tidal water damage.

There are banks and superannuation companies in Australia and New Zealand which will no longer invest in fossil fuel projects.

It will alway be the $ which drives the change.
 

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Well. Perhaps if she had sailed across the Atlantic using nothing but a recycled milk carton to float on and a couple of used grocery bags as sails...
 

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When it all comes down, it will be $ which cause the change, and it is already happening in some places.

Solar panels and batteries are becoming cheaper generators of power than fossil fuel based power plants in some countries.

We were recently exploring the purchase of a beachfront property in Australia and no insurer will any longer insure for rising tidal water damage.

There are banks and superannuation companies in Australia and New Zealand which will no longer invest in fossil fuel projects.

It will alway be the $ which drives the change.
Yep.

Just to trigger IWJ, I saw where Tesla had a battery chemistry capable of 1 million miles in their cars, and given that energy storage is a big hurdle for most of the green energy solutions, it is really just a matter of time. They’ll solve the cost issue eventually, just has to be some profit in it, and those that stand to make the profit should bear the costs.
 

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You guys still have plastic grocery bags? Neanderthals

Ironic part would have been "if she had sailed across the Atlantic using nothing but a recycled milk carton to float on and a couple of used grocery bags as sails" they would have called an environmentalist wacko, a mentally ill child.
 

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As opposed to flying, probably the most environmentally UN-friendly mode of travel there is.
 

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Yep.

Just to trigger IWJ, I saw where Tesla had a battery chemistry capable of 1 million miles in their cars, and given that energy storage is a big hurdle for most of the green energy solutions, it is really just a matter of time. They’ll solve the cost issue eventually, just has to be some profit in it, and those that stand to make the profit should bear the costs.
And how much does it cost?

MB could no doubt make a car engine that runs on Perrier and lasts ten gazillion miles, but could anyone afford the car they put it in?

And if MB suddenly started making cars that last "forever" they'd sooner or later run out of customers right?
 

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There is no one answer. We can only solve environmental problems by embracing multiple approaches to specific areas.

Firstly, we must invest in building more solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear power plants so that we can phase out fossil fuel plants as quickly as possible. Coal plants should be the first to go. Some environmentalists won't like it, but more nuclear power will be crucial to reducing our CO2 output.

Secondly, public attitude towards energy consumption needs to change. Americans in particular waste way too much energy for no reason. We should make a priority of building smaller, more efficient homes, driving smaller vehicles, and living more frugally in general.

Thirdly, we should phase out gasoline by subsidizing both renewable fuel and electric powered vehicles. Electric cars make sense in cities and there should be economic incentives to drive electric cars in dense urban areas. Alcohol really is a better choice for highway driving but the means of ethanol production must be greatly improved to ensure the energy produced is much greater than energy invested, and will also be carbon neutral.


I'm encouraged by seeing huge public rallies like this in support if the environment, as long as the message is about positive changes that will make a practical difference. In the past, too many rallies that were supposedly about the environment, were co-opted by anti-capitalists and other nitwits pushing an extreme leftist political agenda. That only serves to alienate ordinary citizens and creates greater public cynicism.
 

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Uncanny how a little girl triggers them....
Exactly and entirely predictable that an opinionated young girl like Greta will trigger troglodytes and bottom feeders, mainly older men sending them into a hate frenzy whilst they jack off over young girls on pron sites. How dare she not just sing and shimmy like a good little girl.
 

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I'm more than a little troubled that a moderator on this forum would stoop to the level of gratuitously accusing other users of being pedophiles for the purpose of scoring cheap political points.

Very not cool.
 
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