Wood'nCoal wrote: That's it!!! I'm getting rid of that dirty coal burning monster in my cellar!!!
Pacowy wrote:My guess would be that, even if the picture is current, a lot of the "cloud" is water vapor. Powerplants face all types of requirements regarding their stack emissions, which are monitored closely. Powerplants already operate an assortment of baghouses, precipitators, scrubbers and other equipment and processes to control their output of particulates and gasses that contribute to acid rain, smog, etc. The idea that they are indiscriminately fouling the atmosphere has been obsolete for decades. If there is any credible science, rather than fearmongering, connecting current powerplant emissions to asthma I'd like to see it.
I know there are some philosophical overlaps between the Sierra Club and factions in the administration, and if the administration is endorsing any of this stuff without real science they should answer for it, but from that poster my primary beef would be with the Sierra Club (rather than the administration, as referenced in the original post).
Dann757 wrote:But everybody in the high class Short Hills Mall wants all the bright lights.
I'm On Fire wrote:There was a note about the EPA in the fine print on the bottom of the poster. Sierra Club wants people to contact the EPA. I do agree, its probably in the mall as a tool to scare the rich yuppie idiots that live in Short Hills. Which is why I found it so infuriating. Even the kid I work with didn't seem to understand why I started complaining about it.
Pacowy wrote:Dann757 wrote:But everybody in the high class Short Hills Mall wants all the bright lights.
I'm sure they'll understand if the power goes out when it's cloudy (or nighttime) and the wind isn't blowing very hard. They probably shouldn't plan to rely much on electricity anyways - electric bills will be so high that for most people its use would have to be considered carefully. The good news is they'd save on the thaw cycle on the microwave, because everything in the freezer would have spoiled, and it could be shut off, too. The bad news is that much of the industry we haven't already exported relies on cheap electricity, so a lot of people wouldn't have jobs to pay for the pricey electricity. But I guess that's supposed to be good, because it means we can get by with fewer wind turbines and PV arrays. So as long as we are prepared to get rid of lots of jobs, and the people who rely on electricity who aren't independently wealthy, we should be all set.
nortcan wrote:Not the solution but just an opinion:
And when peoples get sick from whatever you want, the medical systems will gives you some medicines,drugs...and about 90% of it will get out of your body (from urine...)and be send in the environment, rivers, lakes, sceptic systems... and back to your drinking water. It can be done fast or take years but don't worry, it will. Some North American Study detected: antibiotics, heart medications, prozac,epilepsy medications, birth control pills, antibacterial soaps,hormones,and a lot of other chemicals in drinking water. Some say it's only traces of them and others say: how much of that mixture is dagerous?
In one sample from Montréal's waste water, they found the equivalent of 61 millions of Advil pills. In Spain, in the water of a natural parck they found cocaine,ecstasy,codeine,morphine, cannabis...
Find a good lobby to promote your idea and you can do whatever you want. Forgot, a few $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
What we read on the pubs is what they want us to read....
Now have a good glass of water.