Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | 19
Seakiwi
144 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  #1840992 8-Aug-2017 11:41
Send private message

I intend to add a V12 car to my current 4 cylinder and suoercharged V8 selection. Luckily I also have two 200hp 6 cylinder diesel motors in my boat that I can run at will, even without bothering to leave the marina, such fun.

 

 

 

I am doing all I can to maximise my carbon footprint!

 

 

 

But the bloody planet keeps outproducing my output by 96.6%. Still, gotta try don't ya!


Seakiwi
144 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  #1840995 8-Aug-2017 11:45
Send private message

Now .... where's my popcorn?


 
 
 
 


floydbloke
2298 posts

Uber Geek


  #1840996 8-Aug-2017 11:45
Send private message

frednz:

 

floydbloke:

 

I've just invested some money in some more forestry (works out to owning about 3000 trees).  Does that count?

 

 

Yes, I would say that counts if it helps NZ to increase its number of trees. Can you give any more details about this investment?

 

...

 

 

We use Forest Enterprises  .  They do all the work, we just paid the money.  Initially in 1997 we invested in a forest from scratch, with an upfront payment and a yearly running cost, which is now $0, and just last week we invested in another already established one on the secondary market.  Both are due to harvest in 2024 and we'll be cashing up, it's a retirement investment for us (at current log prices looking to return about 8% p/a compounded after tax).  However, once felled and cleared the land will be replanted with the next iteration.

 

 

 

ETA: The yearly maintenance and admin costs are covered by the carbon credits that the forest earns, so our net annual payment is $0.





= > ÷

 

 


Lias
4257 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1841010 8-Aug-2017 12:18
Send private message

I regularly incinerate household rubbish in an open air oil drum, and I'm saving to buy a large diesel vehicle that can "Roll Coal" ;-P





jjnz1
1198 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1841016 8-Aug-2017 12:23
Send private message

I purchased a new Audi diesel because it has one of the best emission standards in the world!

 

 

 

Wish I could afford a Tesla S EV, would be even better for the environment.

 

 


frednz

1434 posts

Uber Geek


  #1841018 8-Aug-2017 12:24
Send private message

Wiggum:

 

Planting lots of trees.

 

We have a large section in Kapiti and are fortunate to have lots of space. A few years ago we started planting lots of trees and are trying to restore part of our section to natural forest. Its not doing anything to reduce gas emissions, but trees eat carbon dioxide so thats a good thing. 

 

 

Great, and seeing that you're familiar with Kapiti, what's your view on beach access along the Raumati Coast? A long time ago, friends used to own a property at South Raumati right on the beach and even at high tide, you could enjoy a walk along a sandy beach. Now at high tide (and an hour or two before that) the beach completely disappears and you have to walk along the top of a concrete wall. I think global warming may have had a part to play in this?


Batman
Mad Scientist
23077 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1841020 8-Aug-2017 12:28
Send private message

I drive my car as little as possible.

 

I don't use plastic cups/plates/forks/spoons as possible as possible.

 

I walk or cycle as much as possible.





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 


Batman
Mad Scientist
23077 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1841021 8-Aug-2017 12:28
Send private message

But I tells you, far more than individuals, industries are the one causing the most pollution.

 

Even seen an unboxing video of something on youtube? Every thing is wrapped in as much plastic as possible. If you have an office that has delivery of stuff, it will generate a mountain of waste. Hotels. Restaurants. Offices. Hospitals. Airlines. Tour groups. Bicycle races. Olympics. Universities. Etc etc etc





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


Batman
Mad Scientist
23077 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1841022 8-Aug-2017 12:30
Send private message

What you and I do ... a drop in the ocean compared to these corporate wastes.





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


Rikkitic
Awrrr
12960 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1841024 8-Aug-2017 12:34
Send private message

Geektastic: Nothing. I'm not concerned.

 

For the sake of the FUG, I will let others fill in what I think about people with your attitude.

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


Wiggum
1199 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1841025 8-Aug-2017 12:35
Send private message

frednz:

 

Wiggum:

 

Planting lots of trees.

 

We have a large section in Kapiti and are fortunate to have lots of space. A few years ago we started planting lots of trees and are trying to restore part of our section to natural forest. Its not doing anything to reduce gas emissions, but trees eat carbon dioxide so thats a good thing. 

 

 

Great, and seeing that you're familiar with Kapiti, what's your view on beach access along the Raumati Coast? A long time ago, friends used to own a property at South Raumati right on the beach and even at high tide, you could enjoy a walk along a sandy beach. Now at high tide (and an hour or two before that) the beach completely disappears and you have to walk along the top of a concrete wall. I think global warming may have had a part to play in this?

 

 

I think it has more to do with less sand on the beach.


kobiak
1452 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1841026 8-Aug-2017 12:35
Send private message

I do my best

 

 - Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning (I just don't have heaters/air cons)

 

 - cycle to work

 

 - does farting less counts too?





helping others at evgenyk.nz


Pumpedd
1759 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1841027 8-Aug-2017 12:36
Send private message

MikeB4:

 

As a nation we need to stop clear felling forests and carrying out selective logging. 

 

 

Forests are clear felled then replanted. Its how it works. The amount of plantation forestry is increasing in the country.

 

Selective logging of our natives is done under licence and can be beneficial for forests to regenerate themselves.


Seakiwi
144 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  #1841033 8-Aug-2017 12:42
Send private message

frednz:

 

Great, and seeing that you're familiar with Kapiti, what's your view on beach access along the Raumati Coast? A long time ago, friends used to own a property at South Raumati right on the beach and even at high tide, you could enjoy a walk along a sandy beach. Now at high tide (and an hour or two before that) the beach completely disappears and you have to walk along the top of a concrete wall. I think global warming may have had a part to play in this?

 

 

 

 

Heard of plate tectonics and erosion at all?

 

East coast going up and west coast going down with a little bit of south to north movement on the as well.

 

How much closer to the North Island is Cape Campbell now compared to last year? Was that climate change as well?

 

 

 

What was once seabed is now land and at some stage will be seabed again, while current seabed becomes land.


frednz

1434 posts

Uber Geek


  #1841034 8-Aug-2017 12:43
Send private message

kobiak:

 

I do my best

 

 - Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning (I just don't have heaters/air cons)

 

 - cycle to work

 

 - does farting less counts too?

 

 

Cycling to work is a good option and you can buy rechargeable electric cycles to help you get there faster.

 

I'm sure farting less counts if you're a cow, and we need to talk strongly to them about this.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | 19
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Vodafone enables 5G roaming - for when international travel comes
Posted 30-Oct-2020 15:03


Spark awards funding to Kiwi businesses in 5G funding initiative
Posted 30-Oct-2020 14:58


Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.