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Is Climate Change real ?

Fri 23 Jun 2017, 12:23 pm by papa_umau

I have been a supporter of the idea of Climate Change and Global warming for many years, even when the climatological scientists could not agree, but now that most of them no DO agree that it is upon us we really need to do something about it NOW.

Here is a quote from the Nasa Climate Change site:

Scientific Consensus

Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming …

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Electric car leases in California.

Tue 20 Jun 2017, 11:08 am by papa_umau

Electric-car leases in California: Leaf, Volt, Focus vs Clarity

The state of California is undeniably the United States' premier market for electric vehicles.

It's also a market where automakers actually need to sell certain volumes of zero-emission cars, which means some of the nation's best lease deals on electric cars can be found in the Golden State.

There are plenty of electrified …

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Was a "D" notice issued on news items connected with Grenfell ?

Mon 19 Jun 2017, 11:50 am by papa_umau

I know that the news organisations can have a government "D" notice placed on what they can report about national security connected news.

The fact that the newspapers are not even allowed to report that fact is all part and parcel of the restriction itself.

I think it is only fair that I should tell the ROBsters that a "D" notice HAS NOT been placed on certain bits of information that might be …

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Network Rail bosses prefer plane travel.

Sun 11 Jun 2017, 1:08 pm by papa_umau

Network Rail bosses spent more than £11,000 a week on flights

NETWORK Rail bosses spent more than £11,000 a week on flights last year as they let staff use planes instead of trains for thousands of journeys.

The firm, which is responsible for the upkeep of lines and stations, used planes more than 100 times every week for journeys within the UK.

In contrast, rail passengers had to endure …

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The world's biggest passenger jet could get bigger.

Tue 13 Jun 2017, 11:52 am by papa_umau

Airbus has announced its intentions to make the A380, the world’s largest passenger plane, even bigger.

The plane already measures 262 feet across, however, Airbus is considering expanding the plane’s wingspan even more.

In an attempt to cut drag and increase efficiency, Airbus could tack on 16-foot winglets on either side of the plane. The winglets would reduce fuel burn by 4 percent, …

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Sun 18 Jun 2017, 10:27 am by Gandhi

Astonishing on so many levels - loss of life, anger, politicisation....not a murmur from RoB (Shame on you paps - if it had happened in Scotland perhaps?)

What gets me is how everyone knows the answers even though they know nothing about building construction.

The recent refurbishment would have been signed off by the local council building control department. Find the signature and you have …

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Richard Hammond gets away with it again.

Mon 12 Jun 2017, 12:15 pm by papa_umau

Hammond injured in car crash while filming.

Richard Hammond has apologised to his wife after crashing an electric supercar while filming The Grand Tour in Switzerland.

The presenter injured his knee after the car veered off the road and down a grass verge while filming The Grand Tour in Switzerland. He managed to climb out of the car before it burst into flames.

Read the full report from …

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Qatar row: Saudi revokes Qatar Airways' licence.

Tue 06 Jun 2017, 11:45 am by papa_umau

Saudi Arabia's aviation authority has formally withdrawn Qatar's licence to land and fly in the country.

Saudi's General Authority of Civil Aviation also ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours.

In a statement, the authority also said licences granted to Qatar Airways' employees would be withdrawn.

Saudi Arabia and several other countries have cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of …

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The world's largest floating solar energy plant built by China.

Sun 04 Jun 2017, 12:15 pm by papa_umau

Here is the world's largest solar power array built by China.

The world's largest floating solar power plant is now online in China. Built by Sungrow, a supplier of PV inverter systems, the 40MW plant is now afloat in water 4 to 10 metres deep, and successfully linked to Huainan, China's grid.

The placement was …

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