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Old Feb 1st 2012, 6:36 am
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have you ever heard of anything more absurd:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today...00/9688666.stm
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More enviromental public relations shite.
He sees no problem in producing stadiums where carbon-neutral, solar-based systems will produce chilled air in which players and fans alike will be perfectly comfortable
Carbon neutral my arse...
The UAE has the highest carbon footprint per capita and I bet Qatar is pretty much the same.
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More enviromental public relations shite.


Carbon neutral my arse...
The UAE has the highest carbon footprint per capita and I bet Qatar is pretty much the same.
Actually Qatar is almost 50% higher than the UAE, which is almost 50% higher than the US, which is 50% higher than the EU.
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Actually Qatar is almost 50% higher than the UAE, which is almost 50% higher than the US, which is 50% higher than the EU.
But the US and UK actually make stuff .
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Old Feb 1st 2012, 9:27 am
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yeah...like our own non remote control based clouds
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Actually Qatar is almost 50% higher than the UAE, which is almost 50% higher than the US, which is 50% higher than the EU.
but per captia analysis is flawed.

Qatar's per captia emissions are so high mostly because of it's tiny population and massive hydrocarbon extraction/processing industry. Trinidad and Tobago are ranked number two globally which proves the point.

Lifestyles in Qatar & UAE are roughly the same (I assume, never been to Qatar) - i.e. 4x4s, air conditioning and desalination use - the massive increase in per capita CO2 must come from it having a much smaller population.

So, 4x4s and A/C aside, much of the CO2 emissions of the gulf are to support western economies.

It's a bit like saying China is a massive polluter when, in fact, most of pollution they make is to feed the west's consumption.

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It's a bit like saying China is a massive polluter when, in fact, most of pollution they make is to feed the west's consumption.
and the fact there's a billion chinese people...
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is this the Qatar that is so advanced that it can't build an airport
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is this the Qatar that is so advanced that it can't build an airport
Yes.
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What worries me is that the Qataris are working......

Well, come to think of it..it makes the whole thing moot, really ..see, all is good again!
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Originally Posted by gottheTshirt View Post
is this the Qatar that is so advanced that it can't build an airport
We're 3 years late and 2 billion dollars over budget but we're nearly there now !
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What worries me is that the Qataris are working......

Well, come to think of it..it makes the whole thing moot, really ..see, all is good again!
If work was in bed the Qatari's would be sleeping on the floor......
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Default Re: Qatari's working with scientists to build radio controlled rain clouds

Carbon neutral football stadiums costing $ billions with a useful working life of 30 hours, together with associated air conditioned training grounds accommodation, bars!!, and car parking for 50,000 4WD V8 land cruisers - I understand where the "environmental friendliness fits in this plan.

But what I am a bit concerned about is this date of 2022 - It appears that FIFA expect to play football here in Qatar on or somewhere near this date. Surely the 2022 date is the planned milestone date ?? I am confused.
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