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    Re: U.N. Prepares to Debate Whether 'Mother Earth' Deserves Human Rights Status

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    It is called the albedo effect (incident radiation divided by reflected radiation). The urban heat island effect I mentioned earlier is caused by low albedo rates and installation of large swaths of solar panels in an otherwise grassy field or sandy desert would similarly reduce the albedo and give off more ambient heat than would otherwise be present (global climate forcing).

    Obviously we would need to study the effects of the tradeoff in how much Co2 would have been emitted if the same amount of energy had been produced by your local power plant but if your electricity comes from a local hydro power plant the numbers will be different than a local coal power plant or diesel power plant etc.

    I really don’t have time to do a study and write an essay on the subject because I have three term papers that will be due soon, but anyone with a basic understanding of physics who researches the reflective properties of different surface types can see that my point is valid.

    To reiterate my previous point, if people who claim to be worried about the environment spent less time telling us capitalism and evil fuel companies are destroying the planet and more time making suggestions like “how bout we change the color of roof shingles”, there might be a little more cooperation from people who can’t live without a car or electricity and have zero interest in the US adopting socialism or allowing other countries to tax us.

    Here is a link to a study a 13 year old boy did for his 8th grade science project. We need more kids like this.

    An Analysis of the Effect of Roofing Albedo on Ambient Temperature - 2007 Young Naturalist Awards
    Thanks. That's plenty of info for me to research this aspect and add it to my modeling.

    Also, I've got some great ideas on electric motorsports. Including a proof of concept electric bicycle I built that performs at the level of a 50cc scooter.

    And recent tech. advancements resulting from power delivery of lithium rechargeables make it possible to deliver tire burning power in a platform weighing well under 20 pounds, delivering 20 mph for 20 miles for less than 20 pounds with well under an hour charging.

    The whole idea being to encourage user experimentation/development at a level where battery cost is reasonable. Increasing battery demand and pushing prices down, making larger, more powerful vehicles accessible.

    Many of our favorite technologies had their birth in private experimentation, and I would love to see us get back to that.

    And high power electrics are FAST! And DANGEROUS! Testosterone friendly!

    As well as quiet, odorless, and "green". Making it much easier to have tracks, etc..

    Real men should like electric vehicles!
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    Re: U.N. Prepares to Debate Whether 'Mother Earth' Deserves Human Rights Status

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Thanks. That's plenty of info for me to research this aspect and add it to my modeling.

    Also, I've got some great ideas on electric motorsports. Including a proof of concept electric bicycle I built that performs at the level of a 50cc scooter.

    And recent tech. advancements resulting from power delivery of lithium rechargeables make it possible to deliver tire burning power in a platform weighing well under 20 pounds, delivering 20 mph for 20 miles for less than 20 pounds with well under an hour charging.

    The whole idea being to encourage user experimentation/development at a level where battery cost is reasonable. Increasing battery demand and pushing prices down, making larger, more powerful vehicles accessible.

    Many of our favorite technologies had their birth in private experimentation, and I would love to see us get back to that.

    And high power electrics are FAST! And DANGEROUS! Testosterone friendly!

    As well as quiet, odorless, and "green". Making it much easier to have tracks, etc..

    Real men should like electric vehicles!
    There are a lot of great ideas out there and I support you 100% in any efforts to find solutions that don’t involve crushing burdens on the US economy, revamping the US political system or an increase in the United Nations global power.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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