Re: Ah, capitalism at its best
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44 posts • joined 15 Jul 2011
Of course if you get a giant storm and the power lines go down, your nuclear plants will not be able to get the power to the homes. Just like what actually happened in South Australia.
Now if you had local generation you would not need to worry so much about blackouts. But I don't think anyone would want a coal or nuclear plant in their backyard. (Probably not wind either)
If you want to avoid what happened in South Australia your only real option is storage at the local level.
>The current known reserves of petroleum are sufficient for an estimated 50 years. The current reserves of coal are sufficient for an estimated 400 years, both at current usage rates.
>The current known reserves of Uranium are sufficient for an estimated 200 years. That is using existing technology. Using both plutonium, existing stocks of depleted Uranium, and thorium, Nuclear can be stretched out to 500 to 1000 years.
the key word their is current usage rates.
At just 1%/year increase
42 years of petroleum
163 years of coal
112 years of current Uranium
182-242 years with depleted Uranium, and thorium.
if you go up to 5%/year
27 years of petroleum
64 years of coal
50 years of current Uranium
68 - 82 years with depleted Uranium, and thorium.
If consumer electronics increase the value of music then the musicians should have to give a share of the revenue to the consumer electronics companies.
I mean how often would you listen to music if you had to be at home with heavy/fragile speakers/playback device compared with a lightweight portable device.
Is there some mechanism whereby the earth releases energy back into space?
Sun: very hot transmits heat to the earth that is hot (IR)
Earth: hot planet transmits heat to very cold space(IR)
Now the reason why temperatures do not rise a lot in day and cool a lot at night(>50) is that parts of the atmosphere reflects IR.
The 4 major gases are water vapor, carbon dioxide,methane and ozone. Clouds also reflect heat.
The basic argument about climate change
Sun cools by radiating heat to a colder body(Earth)
Earth cools by radiating heat to a colder body(Space)
Certain parts of the atmosphere slow down the cooling. (And stabilize the temperatures)
Humans have increased the ability to slow down the cooling(more CO2 in the air)
Therefore more energy is retained and temperatures go up.
>At that point, in sea level terms, things stop getting any worse.
(I think)Actually at that point the sea level stop getting any better.(ice is less dense so less ice = more dense water = lower sea levels). The problem is ice that is not floating in the sea but is on land. As the planet warms up more of that melts.
Warmer temperatures in the ocean leads to less CO2 being able to be held -> CO2 gets released.
CO2 then causes more warming and more CO2 is released.
(And if you say CO2->temperature can only be one way I will point you to Nitrogen dioxide. If you put some of NO2 into a container some will change into Dinitrogen tetroxide. And the reverse reaction also happens)
>10% of £100 is £10 'poor' worker pays £10 tax
>10% of £1000 is £100 'rich bastard' pays £100 tax
correct socialist answer:
Poor worker spends £80 on a basic lifestyle. (food,house,transport)
£20 for luxuries which £10 gets taken out as tax. poor worker gets 50% tax on luxury money.
'rich bastard' spends the same £80 on a basic lifestyle.
£920 left for luxuries of which £100 is tax. =10.87% tax on luxury money.
correct capitalist answer:
Why should the 'rich bastard' have to pay tax he is employing the £100 workers. He has to pay the £100 tax and the £100 salary. So out of his £1100 he is paying £200 out.
£10 of £100 is 10%
£200 of £1100 is 18.19%
Why should the rich have to pay more to other people then the poor person.
the no tax is 6k to 18k
The 16k you are referring to is due to the low income tax offset which has been reduced but still is there. which brings the actual tax-free to ~20k
and the 3% increase in some brackets is offset by a reduction in the rate the low income offset is reduced for those brackets.
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