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Tinkerisk
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  #2379683 21-Dec-2019 19:05
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Fun boy three - making their countries great again ... for a while, like a straw fire. I hope EU climate plans become successful - we (seriously) try at least.

 

Personally I will be involved in a realistic technology project from next year and will see what I can do with my experience.





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  #2380223 22-Dec-2019 19:58
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kingdragonfly: Australians will be literally dying this summer because of the heat, as Scott Morrison continue to choose coal over renewables.



Australia ranked worst of 57 countries on climate change policy

 

But... He believes they are already doing something about climate change.

 

"We must take action on climate change, we are taking action on climate change," he said Sunday.

 

Source: CNN


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  #2380232 22-Dec-2019 20:15
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As they say "talk is cheap." If Australia stopped fossil fuel subsidies, maybe I'd cut him some slack



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  #2380260 22-Dec-2019 22:26
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I’ll be planting trees next year

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  #2380693 24-Dec-2019 08:38
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Azzura:

 

France to Raise Pollution Tax on SUVs and Trucks to $22,240

 

 

Ouch

 

As long as every SUV that will be taxed, has an equivalent EV SUV available, that's fine. I assume this is for new SUV's? If so, and there is no EV equivalent, or its much more cost, then the SUV upgraders will hold onto them to avoid the tax and the EV premium, until the EV prices are better. End result is more emissions from the age of SUV's being older

 

The general principle I agree with. But EV's have to be available and at a fair price.


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  #2380743 24-Dec-2019 09:06
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Azzura:

France to Raise Pollution Tax on SUVs and Trucks to $22,240



I'm a little confused that they'd reduced subsidies to EV's at the same time. Combined it seems to indirectly benefit hybrids, which do produce CO2.



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  #2380749 24-Dec-2019 09:42
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kingdragonfly:
Azzura:

 

France to Raise Pollution Tax on SUVs and Trucks to $22,240

 



I'm a little confused that they'd reduced subsidies to EV's at the same time. Combined it seems to indirectly benefit hybrids, which do produce CO2.

 

Maybe its the overall costs of the subsidies? I believe still, that EV production isn't very high compared to ICE. If they sell all that are produced, why have subsidies? Once they can get big numbers off the assembly line and if they aren't selling as well, then add the incentive?

 

As for hybrids and low emission cars they are valuable for climate change also IMHO. If a buyer cannot stump the high cost of an EV, and they need to upgrade, better to be a hybrid than holding into the ICE


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  #2381088 24-Dec-2019 20:49
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If climate change does wipe out a good chunk of humanity, I heard a great quote that can be etched on a memorial.

It was an anonymous Australian rescued by helicopter.

"Once I saw the blaze I realized how serious it was."

It seemed approprié to humanity's attitude.

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  #2381195 25-Dec-2019 12:53
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The Science of Christmas: Is climate change killing Santa?

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Climate change is causing Arctic ice to melt and sea levels to rise. With the North Pole being home to Santa and his workshop. Where will Santa and his reindeers go? Will climate change ruin Christmas?


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  #2381197 25-Dec-2019 13:04
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Will “Climate Change” kill a fictional character?

 

There is more chance of climate change activists ruining Christmas than Climate Change itself.





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  #2381201 25-Dec-2019 13:17
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I don't know. Pretty hard to pretend Santa lives at the North Pole if it is all open water.

 

 





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  #2381203 25-Dec-2019 13:29
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Rikkitic:

 

I don't know. Pretty hard to pretend Santa lives at the North Pole if it is all open water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I guess Superman better look for new digs as well!





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  #2381520 26-Dec-2019 18:56
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Hellish is right. Sounds like Psalm 94:1-2: "The Lord is a God who avenges. O God who avenges, shine forth. Rise up, Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve."

On a positive note, 60% of Australians respondents want to see more climate change action, compared with 51% in March


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