Rambler, the people in charge don't give a fuck about the environment, or you and I. Democrats and Republicans. It is all about money, power, and greed.
Matt: Wow - and here I thought I was a cynic.FishinMatt said:Rambler, the people in charge don't give a fuck about the environment, or you and I. Democrats and Republicans. It is all about money, power, and greed.
You don't even need fusion all that much - a bit more efficiency from solar would do it.Rambler said:If / when they crack the fusion nut it will be a game changer. Read somewhere an inch of water off San Francisco Bay would power the US for 50 years.
My mother went full send on the solar. Stuff is all over her roof. I just wonder how do you replace the shingles now? :shock:Rambler said:Yep. In fact, I'm getting a quote on Tuesday for solar on my house (or garage). The house is in a perfect location - south-facing roofs get sun almost all day. I figure if it's even close to the same I'm paying ComEd (amortized) I'm doing it. I get 28% of the cost off my next income tax bill - that ain't chump change.Aux Pleins said:Which brings me back to my point, I wouldn't get an electric car to save the environment. I would get it to stop burning money.
If everyone who can would go solar it would help a lot and to your point, save them a shit-load of money.
Salt - ITER may be our salvation. And for climate change doubters and "follow the money" there's got to be a reason why so much of it is being poured into fusion research. The people in charge of our planet know that if things don't change the jig is up.
American roofs is one thing I haven't quite figured out yet. Where I come from roofs on single houses are done from either metal, or ceramic tiles of some sort. They all last decades. My grandfather's summer house was done with fiber/cement sheets some 50 years ago, his next door neighbor who built at the same time has painted galvanized steel - that needs to be repainted occasionally, but it's still the original roof. So, a new roof every 25 years sounds like a scam to me.Rambler said:I'm concerned about shingles too.
In the meanwhile the Chinese are polluting like there's no tomorrow, and every populated place in Africa looks like a garbage dump.Rambler said:More concerned about the world we're leaving to our granddaughters. If everyone went solar we'd cut pollution a shit load (that's a tech term).