Monterey Pop, Wellington wind, “L’insurrection qui vient”
sea level heat sensitive mugs
lensing 1 galaxy, 4 images...
12,000 Kenyan roses resulted in 13,200 pounds of CO 2 ; the equivalent number grown in a Dutch hothouse accounted for 77,160 pounds. (Both examples included energy used in production and delivery to European airports by airplane or truck.) Roses from the Netherlands required artificial light, heat and cooling over the eight- to 12-week growing cycle, whereas Africa’s strong sun provided much of what was needed.
Wellington is the windiest main centre in New Zealand with a mean annual wind speed of 22 km/h.
• Wellington also has an average of 22 days per year with mean wind speeds over 63 km/h (40 knots).
• Wellington averages 173 days a year with wind gusts greater than about 60 km/h or 32 knots.
• October is generally the windiest month of the year with a mean of 27 days with wind speeds over 15 knots, 19 of those days are over 20 knots.
• North is by far the most common wind direction, blowing from this direction (0 degrees) a massive 37.6% of the time.
• Wellington is one of the windiest cities in the world (possibly the windiest) and is windier than other southern windy cities including Cape Town, Perth, and Geraldton.
Small wind turbines harmfull?
let’s assume a price of 0.20 euro, the relatively high average electricity price in the Netherlands (that’s 0.29 dollar – three times the price of electricity in the US). If you also assume Home Energy’s optimistic average wind speed of 7 metres per second (which corresponds to an output of 500 kilowatt-hours) then the payback time is 50 years.
The latest cost estimate for a 1,600 gWatt nuclear plant is up to $8 billion ($5/Watt)
France has not completed a new reactor since 1999.
Nuclear energy will at some point have a carbon footprint equal to straight natural gas so its losing its one clean claim very quickly.
(article based on info from International Energy Agency)
(IEA) a doubling of the price of raw uranium leads to a rise of 6% in the cost price of nuclear electricity (The OECD talks of 10%). In the case of a coal plant, a doubling of the fuel price leads to a rise in the cost price of 40%, for a gas plant it becomes 75%.
billmon is back
“L’insurrection qui vient” .. authored by the mysterious “Invisible Committee,” .. “block everything” ..
This “imaginary collective” considers that a specter haunts the French Republic: that of the November 2005 riots..
The novelty, the authors assert, consists in the total absence of message, leader or demand on the part of the insurgents. Thus have the suburban rioters, according to the authors, set the tone for any new guerilla action. Since “the present has no exit,” it’s useless to seek empty social compromises. Since the catastrophe “has already taken place,” it’s impossible to further an ecumenical ecology that supplies capitalism with its most perfect ideological legitimization. Since everything must be made spectacle, traceable, legible, one might as well become “invisible.”
Inside Nature's Giants (Mon, 9pm, C4) ???? not seen...
apparently they dissect a whale and an elephant...
Why the fuck are the PRNs (professional rednecks) now against 'chemicals' such as folate in bread?
Folate is a cell extract as organic as vegimite. How wearing is it to have a decent chemical/biochemical education. I dont mind the proleteriat ignorance, fat fools sucking on chili dogs.
I do mind the PRNs, johhny come lately to the labeling schema, half educated sterile idiots sucking on petri-dish embryos to perk up their sterile lives. Newsflash... nature made you infertile for a reason.