Thursday, December 28, 2017

Heat vs emissions

Below 2C: "China is planning to produce 7 million electric vehicles per year by 2025. "

Here is the problem. Human activity, building, maintaining, moving... generates heat. If we stop economic growth we will still be generating the same amount of heat, no matter what fuel is used.

And if we grow the economy, which actually is the plan, we will increase the amount of heat generated, regardless of what fuel is used.

The idea of renewables is that we will reduce carbon in the atmosphere. But China's plan is to get to zero emissions in 2030. That means they will continue to ADD carbon until that time.

Only if the economy shrinks can heat and emissions both be reduced.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Taipei children to receive 50% discount on MRT fares

Taiwan News: "Children between 6 and 12 who reside in New Taipei City will be eligible for 50% discounts on the MRT and buses starting early in 2018"

Monday, December 18, 2017

Thought police and oil in China's Xinjiang

Thought police, surveillance, and indoctrination in China's Xinjiang | Taiwan News: "KORLA, China (AP) — Nobody knows what happened to the Uighur student after he returned to China from Egypt and was taken away by police. Not his neighbors, not his classmates, not his mother."

URUMQI -- An oil company announced Thursday that it had found a conglomerate oil field with an estimated one-billion-tonne reserve in the Junggar Basin in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.