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Re: The New Nature
« Reply #90 on: October 02, 2014, 04:21:30 AM »
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Re: The New Nature
« Reply #91 on: December 03, 2014, 10:46:05 AM »
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Re: The New Nature - Sibearians dying in 48 hrs of mental fatigue from the cold
« Reply #92 on: December 04, 2014, 05:22:31 PM »
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why youíre here. Youíre here because you know something. What you know you canít explain, but you feel it. Youíve felt it your entire life, that thereís something wrong with the world.
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Re: The New Nature - Sao Paulo has 2 months of water
« Reply #93 on: December 04, 2014, 05:24:11 PM »
http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2014/12/sao-paulo-taps-emergency-water-reserves.html
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Re: The New Nature - Sao Paulo has 2 months of water
« Reply #94 on: December 04, 2014, 08:37:13 PM »
http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2014/12/sao-paulo-taps-emergency-water-reserves.html

We should start a Betting Pool on which will be the first major Big Shity to have to be Abandoned due to drought. Vegas? Phoenix? Austin? Sao Paolo?

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Re: The New Nature - Sao Paulo has 2 months of water
« Reply #95 on: December 04, 2014, 08:53:09 PM »
http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2014/12/sao-paulo-taps-emergency-water-reserves.html
We should start a Betting Pool on which will be the first major Big Shity to have to be Abandoned due to drought. Vegas? Phoenix? Austin? Sao Paolo?
I think we need to define terms... if by "Abandoned" you mean "population 0", I don't think any will be in my lifetime.  If you put a threshold of say 90% reduction from peak population, I'd say it'll happen in the next 15 years.  And my guess is it won't be someplace we think of as a "desert" city like Vegas or Pheonix.
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Re: The New Nature - Sao Paulo has 2 months of water
« Reply #96 on: December 05, 2014, 01:40:48 AM »
http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2014/12/sao-paulo-taps-emergency-water-reserves.html
We should start a Betting Pool on which will be the first major Big Shity to have to be Abandoned due to drought. Vegas? Phoenix? Austin? Sao Paolo?
I think we need to define terms... if by "Abandoned" you mean "population 0", I don't think any will be in my lifetime.  If you put a threshold of say 90% reduction from peak population, I'd say it'll happen in the next 15 years.  And my guess is it won't be someplace we think of as a "desert" city like Vegas or Pheonix.

Who would your candidates be?
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Re: The New Nature
« Reply #97 on: December 05, 2014, 02:24:58 AM »
We need to do 2 categories.....
International & domestic.
My vote is for Sao Paulo for Int'l & sin city for domestic.
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Graph of the Day: Number of natural disasters, 1900-2012
« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2014, 06:19:15 AM »

Graph of the Day: Number of natural disasters, 1900-2012
 


(UNDP) Ė More frequent and intense environmental disasters are destroying lives, livelihoods, physical infrastructure and fragile ecosystems. They can impair human capabilities and threaten human development in all countriesó especially in the poorest and most vulnerable. Higher income and socioeconomic status are associated with greater ability to absorb losses and higher resilience. Women, people with disabilities and racial and ethnic minorities may face greater barriers to recovering from disasters, partly because they have fewer personal assets and unequal access to support. Children, women and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

Natural disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity. Between 1901 and 1910 there were 82 recorded disasters, but between 2003 and 2012 there were more than 4,000. Even allowing for better recording, the increase is substantial. Particularly worrying is the much greater incidence of hydrological and meteorological disasters (figure 2.11). Although fatalities from natural disasters appear to be declining, the number of people affected is increasing.

The frequency and severity of heat waves, floods, droughts and heavy precipitation have been linked to climate change. These extremes inflict exceptionally high economic and social costs. Moreover, there is growing scientific evidence that human action is responsible for warming the atmosphere and oceans, rising sea levels and some climate extremes. Global warming increases the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts. So, some of these weather extremes could be potentially prevented, or at least lessened. Climate change and environmental degradation are major threats to human development. Action to reduce these vulnerabilities, including a global agreement on climate change negotiations, will be fundamental to securing and sustaining human development.
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Re: The New Nature
« Reply #99 on: December 09, 2014, 02:49:01 PM »
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Re: The New Nature
« Reply #100 on: December 09, 2014, 07:17:46 PM »
Children, women and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

Why? Are men pushing and shoving to the front of the line for food aid then punching their parents wife and kids if they try and have some? When floodwaters rise are the men simply using their extra height to keep their nose above water instead of holding their children higher? I know the role of provider is an opressive patriarchal concept redundant within a nanny state, but its a little resistant to primitive urges of mate guarding and ensuring spreading genes. Who knew 'women and children first' for liferafts and parachutes, or parachuted food drops would not be followed.

Welfare departments do have to place homeless women and children in hotels or refuges while single men are just given a list of phone numbers for shelters, and if they dont make it in the only other option is prison.
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Re: The New Nature
« Reply #101 on: December 09, 2014, 07:29:24 PM »
Children, women and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

Why? Are men pushing and shoving to the front of the line for food aid then punching their parents wife and kids if they try and have some? When floodwaters rise are the men simply using their extra height to keep their nose above water instead of holding their children higher? I know the role of provider is an opressive patriarchal concept redundant within a nanny state, but its a little resistant to primitive urges of mate guarding and ensuring spreading genes. Who knew 'women and children first' for liferafts and parachutes, or parachuted food drops would not be followed.

Welfare departments do have to place homeless women and children in hotels or refuges while single men are just given a list of phone numbers for shelters, and if they dont make it in the only other option is prison.

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« Reply #102 on: February 07, 2015, 07:53:28 PM »
We are into Day 3 of constant High Winds, steady 40 MPH with gusts to 70 and temps in the teens.  It is freaking nasty out there, just getting in and out of the car is tough!

This is the longest high winds stretch in quite a few years, and normally the gales come in October-November, not in February.

I wanna do some BBQing 2morrow, but unless the wind dies down it's out of the question, my BBQ would blow away in the wind.

Fortunately, I am stocked up here on beer, so I don't have to leave the digs until Monday work.  :icon_sunny:

I'd be interested to see how much juice a small wind turbine couldd produce with these wind speeds.  You would only need a very small fan blade to turn the alternator, and you could probably use a really heavy duty truck alternator for this...

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ONE of these would provide me enough juice to run ALL my electric stuff, including the fridge on windy days!  With 4 of them, I could even do cooking and run a small electric heater!  :icon_sunny:

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Re: Wicked Winds
« Reply #103 on: February 08, 2015, 08:56:23 AM »
I have one just like it in the garage. Mounting one is the hardest part. Where you are a 20 ft pipe would be adequate.

 But in that kind of wind you have to worry about it being blown apart. My friend Mike in AZ has simple tech to deal with high wind. He only uses aluminum blades, which are easy and cheap to replace, and he's rigged these tilt-up mounts that allow the unit to rotate 90 degrees when the gusts hit, depowering them. It works well up to 55 mph. Then you need to be able to get it down and out of the wind.

http://www.mikeswindmillshop.com/product/sp-73-80-high-wind-tilt

If you buy one, I recommend Mike. He builds them by hand, himself, and he's been doing it for a long time. He will provide good support.

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Re: Wicked Winds
« Reply #104 on: February 08, 2015, 10:17:13 AM »
But in that kind of wind you have to worry about it being blown apart. My friend Mike in AZ has simple tech to deal with high wind. He only uses aluminum blades, which are easy and cheap to replace, and he's rigged these tilt-up mounts that allow the unit to rotate 90 degrees when the gusts hit, depowering them. It works well up to 55 mph. Then you need to be able to get it down and out of the wind.
The other answer is to deploy a vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT).  They are independent of wind direction (horizontally) and since they work on a pressure differential based on the shape facing the wind versus the shape facing away, as the wind increases the speed on one side, it decreases it on the other, so they are self-braking.

Of course, the trade-off is that they are not as efficient in slow, steady winds as horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWT).  So, which is optimal depends a lot on your wind profile.  However, if you have multiple HAWTs, they create turbulence which interfere with each other, so you can pack an array of VAWTs closer than HAWTs, getting higher energy outputs per acre, albeit at potentially higher capital costs.
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