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by PhilRisk
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit
Replies: 31
Views: 4937

Re: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit

But still the effect on temperature in the high emission scenario is fairly low (roughly 0.2K at 2100) in case of giving up roughly 17% of cropland. To be effective it needs land-use change. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/2016GL068824 Fig. 1&2 are of special interest as the...
by PhilRisk
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit
Replies: 31
Views: 4937

Re: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit

This technology is way more effective than forestation, which does not have a substantial climate impact as it also changes the albedo, but this is a different story. I can provide further information if you are interested. More information would be good. Reforestation absorbs quite a bit of carbon...
by PhilRisk
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit
Replies: 31
Views: 4937

Re: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit

The trouble with carbon capture is it works best at the flue, so at best you're basically bringing fossil fuels down in emissions closer to nuclear. Is it more realistic to advance adding carbon capture to fossil fuels? Sure. And I think we should do that, along with promoting nuclear power and use...
by PhilRisk
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit
Replies: 31
Views: 4937

Re: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit

The hole debate about the Green New Deal is somewhat skewed here. The main impetus of it is to entangle social measures with climate action and big government investments. The economic mainstream alternative is basically something like a carbon tax. Which has been prominently demanded by economists:...
by PhilRisk
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit
Replies: 31
Views: 4937

Re: The 'Green New Deal' is Stupid, Grade-A Counterproductive Bullshit

To the one's concerned. It may be hard to identify the Green New Deal. Here is some information about the discussion within the Democratic party: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/11/18220163/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-green-new-deal-faq-tucker-carlson And the green new deal resolution wi...
by PhilRisk
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: "Unnatural" don't exist.
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: "Unnatural" don't exist.

But a human makes a poo in the woods... and that steamy morsel is 100% unnatural? I think the concept of "unnatural" is somewhat more subtle, than the definition by human origin. Poo is natural, because it is natural to poo (other animals do it as well), but a clock (as a prototypical example) is u...
by PhilRisk
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: My attempt at an ethical system and equation and how we can scientifically proo a "moral ought" - not epistemologically.
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: My attempt at an ethical system and equation and how we can scientifically proo a "moral ought" - not epistemologica

Now you have an equality sign, but I do not see, what the meaning of "UC" is. What does it apply to? Do you want to assign it to acts or to rules? Should this value be maximized or how is it applied? This is entangled with the last point about rule conseuquentialism. I did not wanted to say anything...
by PhilRisk
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: My attempt at an ethical system and equation and how we can scientifically proo a "moral ought" - not epistemologically.
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: My attempt at an ethical system and equation and how we can scientifically proo a "moral ought" - not epistemologica

I have some remarks, which might lead to a clarification of your view My equation (put simply) is this: x+(y•z) X= mental suffering (which partly might be based on intelligence and consciousness - whatever that is lol) and physical pain versus well-being and happiness. Y= killing/murder of living be...
by PhilRisk
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Is everything I know about obesity wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Is everything I know about obesity wrong?

I want to add something in support of the anti fat shaming movement. I think they are partially right, insofar as people should not be bullied for their overweight or obesity. And such bullying could consist out of inappropriately reminding the other person, that she should loose weight. I really do...
by PhilRisk
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Is everything I know about obesity wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Is everything I know about obesity wrong?

The 2016 study showed, that unhealthy skinny people were twice as likely to get diabetes as healthy fat people. In the study "health" is defined by measuring three metabolic indicators: blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood lipids. To interpret this as fitness and saying things about habits and d...