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by Jamie in Chile
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Showering
Replies: 20
Views: 7380

Re: Showering

We have a lawn and there is no way I am going to let the grass die because neither wife nor landlord would agree to it. There is a sprinkler system and the grass is something like 1000-2000 sq metres and uses up more than the whole household use probably to water it. There is some lake some miles fr...
by Jamie in Chile
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Investing your money with the best possible moral outcome
Replies: 16
Views: 5921

Re: Investing your money with the best possible moral outcome

I found a couple of environmental funds (WHEB and Impax Environmental Markets) and invested in those. They are focused on sustainability in general, but seem to stick to big companies meaning there is a limit to how ethical they can really be, however at least it's a fairly stable fund. The Best of ...
by Jamie in Chile
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Beyond Burger Vs. Impossible Burger
Replies: 4
Views: 2314

Re: Beyond Burger Vs. Impossible Burger

I've had both. I preferred Beyond Burger.
by Jamie in Chile
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuclear Energy in 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 16335

Re: Nuclear Energy in 2019

Well, the uranium used in Nuclear Energy is low-enriched, while the uranium in nuclear weapons is highly enriched. Such a rogue nation can not make nuclear weapons with such uranium. AFAIK you can increase uranium's enrichness, but I doubt rogue countries would have the money or scientists and engi...
by Jamie in Chile
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuclear Energy in 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 16335

Re: Nuclear Energy in 2019

Actually, I thought she was a bit harsh on solar. "Most solar technology just isn't viable at a large scale" wasn't a fair statement in my view. The things I learned from the video were that in theory you could just tip all the nuclear waste in the ocean and according to her it would be OK (ish). An...
by Jamie in Chile
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuclear Energy in 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 16335

Re: Nuclear Energy in 2019

Unnatural Vegan recently uploaded a great video on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8_u5TqnznA I like that she addressed the confusion on relative vs. absolute risk A great video thanks, and I will check out more of her stuff since I'd never heard of her. Must take a huge amount of hours of w...
by Jamie in Chile
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuclear Energy in 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 16335

Re: Nuclear Energy in 2019

Here's the problem in a nutshell: "How many people has Chernobyl killed so far? We’ll probably never know. That’s partly because even 40,000 cancer deaths are less than 1 percent of the cancer mortality expected in the affected population. Statistically, the deaths are undetectable. Even if they wer...
by Jamie in Chile
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuclear Energy in 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 16335

Re: Nuclear Energy in 2019

It sounds like you know more about it than me. My view is that Chernobyl killed hundreds or thousands so perhaps it was 100 or perhaps it was 3000 and it can't be known for sure because we know x people died from cancer but we don't know what portion would have died from cancer anyway because of the...
by Jamie in Chile
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you ever feel that doing good is a waste of time?
Replies: 2
Views: 1989

Re: Do you ever feel that doing good is a waste of time?

I do sometimes feel this way, but I try to think it's better to have a limited effect than none at all.
by Jamie in Chile
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuclear Energy in 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 16335

Re: Nuclear Energy in 2019

BTW I saw the Vlogbrothers made a video about Chernobyl, but I didn't see it yet. How many deaths were from Chernobyl? I heard some estimate it at 50. The number of people killed by Chernobyl is in the hundreds or thousands. It's difficult to get an exact number because it's difficult to know of th...