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India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on Oct. 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world’s most polluted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is leading efforts to scrap such plastics by 2022, is set to launch the campaign with a ban on as many as six items on Oct. 2, the birth anniversary of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, two officials said. These include plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws and certain types of sachets, said the officials, who asked not to be identified, in line with government policy. “The ban will be comprehensive and will cover manufacturing, usage and import of such items,” one official said. India’s environment and housing ministries, the two main ministries leading the drive, did not respond to emails from Reuters to seek comment.
 

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Well done is better than well said...So, we will see.

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A good example for others ...

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This is a small step ... The environment is important, but China and India are the largest polluters on earth.

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The majority of the world's pollution comes out of China, India, and big parts of Africa.
 

 

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1 minute ago, damirUSBiH said:

The majority of the world's pollution comes out of China, India, and big parts of Africa.
 

 

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If China, the U.S., and India committed to zero carbon emissions, the world's carbon pollution amount would be reduced by fifty percent.

 

World's largest CO₂ emitters

1. China: 29% of global emissions
2. USA: 14%
3. India:  7%

4. Russia
5. Japan
6. Germany

7. international shipping
8. S Korea
9. Iran

10. Saudi
11. Canada
12. international aviation

13. Indonesia
14. Mexico
15. Brazil

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4 minutes ago, damirUSBiH said:

 

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Horrible. It's not easy to breathe there ... Why don't the government ban diesel engines from small cars? At least some (serious) measures can be taken.

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According to this picture, it's really hard to find healthy pink lungs there... Delhi - Beijing, Beijing - Delhi, two way street

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This cartoon is actually about California, but seems applicable here:

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Plastic pollution, air pollution, and global warming are different things.

You can deny climate change but you can't deny that there is smog and plastic litter everywhere.

Defeatist attitudes, "If we can't fix everything, and we didn't make All the mess, let's not bother trying to fix anything."

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On 8/29/2019 at 6:43 AM, 50 shades of black said:

If China, the U.S., and India committed to zero carbon emissions, the world's carbon pollution amount would be reduced by fifty percent.

 

World's largest CO₂ emitters

1. China: 29% of global emissions
2. USA: 14%
3. India:  7%

4. Russia
5. Japan
6. Germany

7. international shipping
8. S Korea
9. Iran

10. Saudi
11. Canada
12. international aviation

13. Indonesia
14. Mexico
15. Brazil

Okay, which nation has done the most in the last 10 years to reduce carbon emissions?

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On 8/29/2019 at 11:34 PM, Douglas Buckland said:

Okay, which nation has done the most in the last 10 years to reduce carbon emissions?

USA.  

However, I would argue that the effort is misplaced, as it assumes that CO2 levels correlate to a destructive climate ensuite.  I find that implausible.  The more likely vector would be methane levels. 

There is an interesting theory that methane bubbles escaping from vents in the ocean floor are responsible for the disappearing ships in the Bermuda Triangle  (and other ships that simply disappear without a trace).  The concept is that a gigantic methane bubble comes up to the surface, enveloping the ship's hull, and the combination of bubbles in that water makes for a very light fluid, unable to support the ship's hull, as that hull now is displacing a less dense material.  The ship's hull sinks down into the bubble, and water cascades in over the upper deck.  As the gas dissipates, the now-flooded and heavy hull cannot achieve positive buoyancy, and the ship sinks away.  In theory, could happen in seconds.  Aargh. 

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On 8/28/2019 at 8:19 PM, Tom Kirkman said:

This cartoon is actually about California, but seems applicable here:

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I recall reading somewhere that California now has something like 35% of the nation's homeless, people and families literally living in tents on the street.  The other place you see this is in certain sectors of Paris, the homeless being migrants. 

The inability of these governments to integrate and assimilate these peoples into the population, and in the USA case to prevent families from ending up homeless in the first place, which would be accomplished by stopping the theft of houses by Wall Streeters, speaks to the impotence and incompetence of leftist thought and policies.  It is hard to imagine much that would be more dramatic.  OK, perhaps the collapse of the food distribution system.  Don't be surprised when that surfaces next. 

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2 minutes ago, Jan van Eck said:

I recall reading somewhere that California now has something like 35% of the nation's homeless, people and families literally living in tents on the street.

Yep, that's about right.

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And California is trying to blame its homeless problem on Texas.  But facts have proven that to be incorrect.  California's policies are the problem, and not Texas policies.

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3 hours ago, Jan van Eck said:

USA.  

However, I would argue that the effort is misplaced, as it assumes that CO2 levels correlate to a destructive climate ensuite.  I find that implausible.  The more likely vector would be methane levels. 

There is an interesting theory that methane bubbles escaping from vents in the ocean floor are responsible for the disappearing ships in the Bermuda Triangle  (and other ships that simply disappear without a trace).  The concept is that a gigantic methane bubble comes up to the surface, enveloping the ship's hull, and the combination of bubbles in that water makes for a very light fluid, unable to support the ship's hull, as that hull now is displacing a less dense material.  The ship's hull sinks down into the bubble, and water cascades in over the upper deck.  As the gas dissipates, the now-flooded and heavy hull cannot achieve positive buoyancy, and the ship sinks away.  In theory, could happen in seconds.  Aargh. 

Jan,

Just as an aside. Years ago there was a study conducted concerning the possible effects of an ‘around the shoe’ blowout under a drill ship or semisubmersible. This is where the influx breaks down the shoe and comes to the seabed OUTSIDE of the wellhead/BOP.

Without getting too technical, what you have is an inverted cone of gas entrained water under the rig. If memory serves me, it was determined that this plume resulted in a 16% loss of buoyancy which the rig should be able to survive.

What they did discover was that moored drillships or semis were at much greater risk than dynamically positioned vessels.

As the gas plume broached it created a elevated section or ‘hill’ on the surface of the sea. These rigs are anchored by an 8 point mooring system, so they tend to slide ‘downhill’ until the anchor chains on the opposite side pulled tight. At this point the rig would ‘lean’ into the slope and if severe enough the decks would become awash and would downflood and sink.

I do not have a link to the study but I believe it was made by SEDCO (South East Drilling Company).

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