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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:51 pm 
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Hello all,
First time poster here. The controversy about whether natural gas is a viable and greener energy source than our current means of generating electricity is a hotly debated topic. I made a video that I think is very relevant to this topic as well as our energy future, and I encourage you to check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjThhAUi ... e=youtu.be


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:21 am 
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Gen IV nuclear, well developed by 1994, is the answer, NOT CO2 producing natural gas. If humans do not reduce emissions 90% or more in a decade or less, that same methane with be self releasing in the arctic, then oceans. This will result in AETM (much worse than PETM, and 10 to 40 times faster), and an 87% ELE completion(worse than K-T which was 75%)----Ecocide.

"Greener" and "Green Enough" are not the same, and remember the time limit. Plus all the horror stories of eco-ruin in my state from all the ugly fracking wells, many on people's home property. Turning everything to NG would only buy 5 more years if done instantly, when the effort should be for totally emissions free power, sailing ships, and the end of the jet and diesel age (except for a very small amount of bio-diesel). Some NG will have to be used for home heat, and there's the 10% emissions already.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:54 am 
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dslot12 wrote:
Hello all,
First time poster here. The controversy about whether natural gas is a viable and greener energy source than our current means of generating electricity is a hotly debated topic. I made a video that I think is very relevant to this topic as well as our energy future, and I encourage you to check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjThhAUi ... e=youtu.be


From the material I've read I don't believe much in the natural gas bridge fuel solution. Even if it operated optimally according to your figures it would be driving us off the cliff at 50 mph rather than 100 mph. Some solution! And of course it doesn't operate optimally. There are studies to show that with the methane leakage, it contributes as much to global warming per BTU as oil and coal.

Of course there is no solution that doesn't include population limits. But for some reason all the technical smart guys just don't want to deal with that or imagine growth will just peter out in 2050 or 2100 or whatever. Like we've got all the time in the world while we are presently eating up 1 1/2 earths and adding 200,000 new folks to the planet each day(That's births minus deaths) and are on target to run out of our carbon budget before 2030.


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