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Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 00:31:33 2009

So this is the same Al Gore who knows as much about GeoThermal Energy as he knows about global warming.



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AL Gore Invented The Gaia Hat

Posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 01:00:41 2009, in response to Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 00:31:33 2009.

Forget the internet. Al Gore invented The GAIA Hat...



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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by WillD on Sat Nov 21 01:39:42 2009, in response to Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 00:31:33 2009.

So you're opposed to domestic forms of energy such as geothermal energy?

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Orange Blossom Special on Sat Nov 21 11:26:05 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by WillD on Sat Nov 21 01:39:42 2009.

No, I don't see him being in agreement with Obama on being against domestic energy.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Nov 21 12:54:23 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by WillD on Sat Nov 21 01:39:42 2009.


It can be used where it's economically feasible, like Iceland. Like wind and water, it alone is not capable of providing a constant supply of electricity.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Nov 21 13:14:01 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Nov 21 12:54:23 2009.

That doesn't mean it shouldn't provide for the energy it can provide. It, wind, hydro, solar and tidal should be used to provide power to the extent that they can and everything else should be provide by the one power source that's not based on energy derived from another body in this solar system (hint: there's a power plant of this type in Springfield).

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Nov 21 14:02:13 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Nov 21 13:14:01 2009.

I agree that these sources should be exploited to supplement traditional power sources, like coal and nuclear, wherever it's economically advantageous. I don't support them replacing the traditional sources.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Nov 21 14:10:04 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Nov 21 14:02:13 2009.

No one in their right mind can support them replacing traditional sources without some major investment in new technology first (and some new stuff being invented) or a huge cutback in our quality of life, and in some cases, the population that can even be supported. One thing that anti-industrial nutballs don't realize is that if you reversed the industrial revolution, BILLIONS of people would die. The world is only as populous as it is because modern technology supports it.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Orange Blossom Special on Sat Nov 21 15:51:45 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Nov 21 14:10:04 2009.

whatta post a day or two after the UN said condoms should be used to prevent global warming.



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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Nov 21 16:05:45 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Orange Blossom Special on Sat Nov 21 15:51:45 2009.

Latex production requires electricity.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Olog-hai on Sat Nov 21 16:14:18 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sat Nov 21 16:05:45 2009.

Latex processing, that is. Production consists of tapping the sap of the rubber tree. (And those plants need to breathe in CO2 in order to make rubber.)

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Sat Nov 21 16:44:29 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Nov 21 16:14:18 2009.

NEVER interrupt a zealot while they're foaming ... it ... ummm ... err ... nevermind. :)

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Olog-hai on Sat Nov 21 16:47:33 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by SelkirkTMO on Sat Nov 21 16:44:29 2009.

OK, I won't interrupt you for the rest of today. (Which will be about seven hours from now . . .)

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Re: AL Gore Invented The Gaia Hat

Posted by Newkirk Images on Sat Nov 21 17:46:22 2009, in response to AL Gore Invented The Gaia Hat, posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 01:00:41 2009.

Al's getting ready for the next meteor shower.

Bill Newkirk

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 20:55:16 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by WillD on Sat Nov 21 01:39:42 2009.

Errrr, Will, I don't want to call your education into question but did you happen to hear Al Gore say that the center of the earth is several million degrees??? How can you trust a man's judgement about anything when he speaks with such mis-informed statements. There is nothing wrong with Geothermal!!! I just don't want to hear about it from Bozo, Clarabel or any other clown including Al Gore.

By the way, best scientific guess is that the earth's core is 7,000 degrees C.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by cortelyounext on Sat Nov 21 20:56:03 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 20:55:16 2009.

Glacial.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by LuchAAA on Sat Nov 21 20:59:14 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by cortelyounext on Sat Nov 21 20:56:03 2009.

yes. two shootings in brentwood in two days is glacial. B7 SWA.

I'm surprised you fly. Don't you feel guilty about all the pollution you cause?

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 21:03:32 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by cortelyounext on Sat Nov 21 20:56:03 2009.

Not exactly sure what point you are trying to make?

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by cortelyounext on Sat Nov 21 21:08:41 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 21:03:32 2009.

7 large is "Glacial" compared to several million. It also was a play off my other "Glacial" post just prior to that in response to SMAZ's "Progress" post re. Health Care Bill.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by cortelyounext on Sat Nov 21 21:10:27 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by LuchAAA on Sat Nov 21 20:59:14 2009.

I'm no longer on LOL so the pollution does not bother me in the least but thanks for asking.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by WillD on Sat Nov 21 22:35:47 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 20:55:16 2009.

He's always had problems with hyperbole, nothing new there. If that's the only issue you can find with his discussion then I'd say he was soundly successful. Fine he was hazy on the detail, but do you find any fault with his advocacy of geothermal power?

It sure as hell beats US Senators trying to claim the Earth is just 6000 years old.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 22:51:39 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by WillD on Sat Nov 21 22:35:47 2009.

I have no problem with his advocacy of geothermal energy - unless you worry about the issues raised in the film, "Crack In The World". My problem is this moron advocating and people believing his global wasming "Sky is Falling" rhetoric. The video-clip just shows how shakey his science is.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by WillD on Sat Nov 21 23:50:06 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 22:51:39 2009.

My problem is this moron advocating and people believing his global wasming "Sky is Falling" rhetoric.

How is that any different from the people who advocate their belief that Islam is going to take over the world? Global Warming beliefs are centered on drawing conclusions based on correlations between physical data sets. We have measurements of carbon dioxide, sea level, temperature, and so on and thus can forecast off into the future. A different conclusion can of course be reached, but it will be reached through a varying interpretation of scientifically sound data. OTOH the theories centered on Islamofacism are based entirely on subjective anectodal evidence of some percieved slight to their host culture. At least the real hardcore AGW fanatics have some scientific backing for their paranoia, it beats the hell out of the paranoia and xenophobia exhibited by those who espouse fears of Islamofascism.

The video-clip just shows how shakey his science is.

The video clip only shows that he is prone to use hyperbole in his interview. This is something we knew in the 1990s and which SNL used to great comic effect in the 2000 campaign. Anyone who has watched anything he's put out without a critical eye toward his tendency to overstate matters is doing themselves a disservice. If it happens that they were not aware of his tendency toward hyperbole then I hardly see how that's Al Gore's fault. Besides, hyperbole seems to have been a theme of the 2000 election. How many tons of WMDs and manufacturing facilities was Iraq supposed to have had again? A few thousand?

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Orange Blossom Special on Sun Nov 22 08:34:27 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by SelkirkTMO on Sat Nov 21 16:44:29 2009.

tap that sap

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Orange Blossom Special on Sun Nov 22 08:38:18 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by WillD on Sat Nov 21 23:50:06 2009.

Islam seems to control a lot more countries than it did 10 years ago. But we don't care about people after they've been ethnically cleansed, I forgot.
It's going to be great when they finish soon. Won't have to hear the christians whining anymore. right?

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Olog-hai on Sun Nov 22 09:17:56 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by Train Dude on Sat Nov 21 20:55:16 2009.

Just for comparison's sake, the best estimate for the temperature at the sun's surface is about 9,800F and 27,000,000F at the sun's core.

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Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy

Posted by Train Dude on Sun Nov 22 20:14:54 2009, in response to Re: Al Gore on Geothermal Energy, posted by WillD on Sat Nov 21 23:50:06 2009.

Again with the 2 wrongs make a right rhetoric. Do you think that you can stick to this issue?


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