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  • G David Bock
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    climate and weather are not the same thing
    Yet the weather ~ hurricane ~ is the result of climate, or more correctly a component of.

    Sort of like the individual cells are part of the whole body that is you.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
    I noticed a couple of members earlier today were suggesting we should dump our nuclear waste into the sun... perhaps it's time to get into the details in how difficult that idea really is.
    In the link you can either watch the video or read the transcript.
    https://www.universetoday.com/133317...-into-the-sun/
    On first glance, it appears to be the perfect solution, but a little practical thought reveals how dangerous such a thing could be to us if, for example, a launch failed or crashed. And that would be merely the tip of the iceberg.

    We currently lack the level of technology needed to guarantee a flawless launch every single time, or to provide an absolute fail-safe.

    And as massive as the Sun is, I wonder what effect a constant stream of nuclear waste might have on its surface activities, which have such a tremendous effect on our atmosphere and communications.

    One of the most interesting and frustrating things about we humans is our constant development of new technology without the concurrent development of ways to handle the results, or the deleterious consequences. We've had nuclear power for quite a while, now, and we still haven't solved the most basic problems surrounding it...but Boy Howdy can we blow up!

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  • MarkV
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    climate and weather are not the same thing

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  • G David Bock
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    Doesn't really matter - hurricane approaches Florida, President orders nuke dropped in it - goodbye Florida ( and passably Louisiana and parts of Texas.

    Like shooting a wart off your toe

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  • marktwain
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    Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
    I noticed a couple of members earlier today were suggesting we should dump our nuclear waste into the sun... perhaps it's time to get into the details in how difficult that idea really is.
    In the link you can either watch the video or read the transcript.
    https://www.universetoday.com/133317...-into-the-sun/
    I thought they all meant "the Calgary Sun..."

    https://calgarysun.com/category/news
    Last edited by marktwain; 27 Aug 19, 11:02.

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  • MarkV
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    Doesn't really matter - hurricane approaches Florida, President orders nuke dropped in it - goodbye Florida ( and passably Louisiana and parts of Texas.

    Like shooting a wart off your toe

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Tuebor View Post

    Nah, they'd just mutate is all, and given it is Florida how would we know the difference?
    Especially if we sent them all to California!

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  • Tuebor
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    Originally posted by Herman Hum View Post
    And just one Challenger-level accident and you can kiss human habitation of Florida good-bye.
    Nah, they'd just mutate is all, and given it is Florida how would we know the difference?

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  • Herman Hum
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    And just one Challenger-level accident and you can kiss human habitation of Florida good-bye.

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  • Achtung Baby
    started a topic Dumping nuclear waste into the sun.

    Dumping nuclear waste into the sun.

    I noticed a couple of members earlier today were suggesting we should dump our nuclear waste into the sun... perhaps it's time to get into the details in how difficult that idea really is.
    In the link you can either watch the video or read the transcript.
    https://www.universetoday.com/133317...-into-the-sun/

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