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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:26 pm 
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Hey all!

I'm in a bit of an interesting situation, as I work in a cross section of "dirty" fields like welding, metal fabrication, forging, and blacksmithing. If you are not sure what I mean, I have written a number of articles on various tools in these industries.

The world needs metal, there is no way around it. But lately I have been more interested in how we in the manufacturing industries can do our part to keep the planet clean and healthy for many years to come. It's a really hard problem from my perspective, as even cleaner technologies like induction forges (as opposed to gas or coal) still require a tremendous amount of electricity...which is generated mostly by burning fossil fuels.

Anyways, you guys seem like a smart bunch, and I was wanting to pick your brains some. What role do you think manufacturers have in keeping the environment healthy? Short of closing up shop, what things can we do to minimize our environmental impact?

I would love to hear your thoughts!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:20 pm 
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Well trying for emissions free means using Gen 4 produced electricity for melting metals. It is too much of a load for solar, except concentrators. Windmills are huge eyesores. The biggest problem has been gross overpopulation that has led to either a man made Toba event to stop going into Arctic methane runaway or to an ELE. One is a 99% reduction in population by starvation, and the other is a 100% reduction in population by starvation, wet bulb events, massive fires, desperate people going insane and wild, and taking most other life with them.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:33 pm 
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Johhny Electriglide wrote:
<...snip...> The biggest problem has been gross overpopulation <...>

Virtually all of the environmental problems today can be attributed to this: Too many people having too many babies.

We are an algae bloom in slow motion.


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