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Old Mar 19th 2021, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
That is a good point. I wonder if anyone is taking samples from random wildlife and testing to see.
How do you get their permission?
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Old Mar 19th 2021, 8:39 pm
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How do you get their permission?

Don't think you can.


On that topic when I lived in Chilliwack such jobs did appear in job boards at dairy and horse farms. Pay sucked though.
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Old Mar 21st 2021, 9:45 pm
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Why is the British government making electric cars more expensive, and still subsidizing petrol cars?

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...box=1616074174
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Old Mar 21st 2021, 9:58 pm
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When did they start subsidising petrol cars, I certainly never got a subsidy.
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Old Mar 22nd 2021, 8:56 pm
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The 'support' for Internal Combustion Engined cars appears to be in the form of freezing fuel duties.

The obvious course for the UK to take is (and always has been) to squeeze ICE usage by gradually increasing fuel excise and using that to subsidise PEVs.

I don't really know why they don't do this.
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Old Mar 22nd 2021, 9:03 pm
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The 'support' for Internal Combustion Engined cars appears to be in the form of freezing fuel duties.

The obvious course for the UK to take is (and always has been) to squeeze ICE usage by gradually increasing fuel excise and using that to subsidise PEVs.

I don't really know why they don't do this.
Taxing the poor to subsidise the rich?
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Old Mar 22nd 2021, 10:55 pm
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Originally Posted by jimenato View Post
The 'support' for Internal Combustion Engined cars appears to be in the form of freezing fuel duties.

The obvious course for the UK to take is (and always has been) to squeeze ICE usage by gradually increasing fuel excise and using that to subsidise PEVs.

I don't really know why they don't do this.
Or charge a higher rate of VAT on new ICE cars than on new electric cars.

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Old Mar 23rd 2021, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Why is the British government making electric cars more expensive, and still subsidizing petrol cars?

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...box=1616074174
'UK slashes grants' - sounds a bit hyperbolic to suggest a drop from 3,000 GBP to 2,500 GBP is 'slashing', perhaps?

The article says "The government said it wanted to target help at people less able to afford electric cars, rather than wealthier buyers of premium vehicles. It also said cutting the grant would mean funding would last longer and be used by more people." So one question I would ask is - did the govt. allocate a set amount for the 'program'; if so, reducing the grant amount PER PERSON doesn't actually sound so bad. That is - let's say they allocated 100M GBP to the initiative (I'm just totally guessing at that). That same 100M GBP would subsidize 33,333 buyers at 3,000 GBP per buyer, or subsidize 40,000 buyers at 2,500 GBP per buyer. If the program itself is not limited, then this argument does not apply. Anyone know if there is a cap on the total amount of grant money available? I would expect most govt. programs would operate that way.

ETA - in a country (UK) where a large number of people don't have (or use) garages for vehicle storage - many people park on the street - how are EV's expected to be charged, in the future? Hybrids are not an issue, obviously, but pure EVs could be an issue unless charging devices are made available on streets? I can't see an easy way to address this (compared to US, were many people park in private garages).

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Taxing the poor to subsidise the rich?
Hmmm... The reduction in the price at which subsidies are available is a start. Perhaps reduce that further to force manufacturers to produce cheaper models?
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Watched this tonight, even if only some of the things brought up are true and factual, commercial fishing may be the biggest threat to the ocean and its life. Its worth a watch, and may change your outlook on "sustainable" commercial fishing and "dolphin" safe tuna.



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Old Apr 8th 2021, 2:46 am
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Highest ever carbon dioxide.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...box=1617814502

Are we going to tackle this before it's too late?
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On the BBC this morning they were discussing the growth of SUV's in London and that they represent 20% of new buys so I would say no.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Highest ever carbon dioxide.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...box=1617814502

Are we going to tackle this before it's too late?

May already be too late at this point.

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May already be too late at this point.
China is not panning to reduce until 2030, I seriously doubt any of these promises will come to fruition.
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Kind of related to climate change. Logging is a big thing here in BC, it can at times also be controversial.

Logs being used for wood pellets.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...lets-1.5979498

Old Growth forests being logged is another controversial subject here

https://www.cheknews.ca/b-c-governme...ogging-754547/

BC has about 50 million hectares of forest of which 13.7 million is considered old growth, much of that 13.7 million are bog or high alpine with small trees so not logged. The controversy is over the 108,000 hectares of old growth that is left with huge large old trees people tend to associate with old growth forests.

https://www.cheknews.ca/b-c-governme...ogging-754547/


The coastal forests of BC are temperate rain forests, filled with life, after the loggers come through they are ugly and devoid of life, even though they replant they tend to plant just species of value so we end up with 2nd growth forests that don't look natural, and of only species of economic value, and tees that look too perfectly spaced.

I find it at times interesting how people will in one breath say Brazil is bad for cutting down rainforest, or this country is bad for cutting rain forest for palm oil, all the while the same people look the other way when it comes to cutting down forests in their own backyard.

More photos at this link.
https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-old-growth-...sland-caycuse/








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