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Jan 28, 20, 8:08 am
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Posted By dickerso

I would encourage you to do it if you can for a...

I would encourage you to do it if you can for a moderate price. This is about 5.5 tons. For context, a one way LHR-DXB in business might be 1.5 tons. Guess it depends on how much you fly, but it's...
Jan 11, 20, 4:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By dickerso

I thought with CORSIA they only had to offset...

I thought with CORSIA they only had to offset what they contributed above a baseline, no? Think BA is going to offset everything?
Jan 11, 20, 3:24 pm
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Views: 1,139
Posted By dickerso

I agree, especially given BA's predominately...

I agree, especially given BA's predominately long-distance international network.
Jan 11, 20, 10:32 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Here I am in a full-blown debate about the...

Here I am in a full-blown debate about the reality of global warming, something I swore I wouldn't do. I regret getting dragged into this like potato salad that's been sitting outside at a picnic for...
Jan 8, 20, 12:41 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Lolz. This statement is totally wrong in all...

Lolz.

This statement is totally wrong in all respects.
...
Jan 6, 20, 6:44 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By dickerso

Really excellent news, not just the offsetting...

Really excellent news, not just the offsetting but the long-term strategy to:
-buy efficient jets in the short and medium term
-invest in SAFs medium term
-push for investments in transformative...
Jan 5, 20, 12:00 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Sorry, but you're wrong: fires are getting worse...

Sorry, but you're wrong: fires are getting worse and climate change is the primary driving factor.

https://www.carbonbrief.org/factcheck-how-global-warming-has-increased-us-wildfires

We haven't...
Jan 5, 20, 9:57 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Actually, yes. No Nobel Prize worthy...

Actually, yes. No Nobel Prize worthy breakthroughs required, 1.5 to 2C is achievable through rapid adoption of existing renewable technologies. It will require both some political effort (ending...
Dec 28, 19, 3:55 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Why not? I never said pick the...

Why not?



I never said pick the shortest possible route with first class. DFW-SYD on an A380, 5.8 tons direct emissions, 17.3 tons with contrails and ozone. I'll concede that the later...
Dec 27, 19, 10:49 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Forgot to respond to this part. Here's...

Forgot to respond to this part.

Here's probably an area where we have some substantial agreement. I don't think that most of these taxes are currently imposed in a very sensible matter: instead,...
Dec 27, 19, 10:28 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

If you philosophically accept individual moral...

If you philosophically accept individual moral culpability for large scale problems, then creating 15 tons of carbon emissions for a roundtrip flight in first class that you could have potentially...
Dec 25, 19, 11:00 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By dickerso

That's true. I suspect a lot of potential...

That's true.

I suspect a lot of potential seaplane operations are constrained by local environmental concerns over noise and kerosene fumes. Perhaps something like this could open up some...
Dec 25, 19, 10:56 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

It's an interesting argument, but I feel that our...

It's an interesting argument, but I feel that our overall material resource extraction on earth is mediated through commodity markets that reach an equilibrium between supply and demand. If oil goes...
Dec 25, 19, 10:44 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Hah, fair, if we can agree that it's a week every...

Hah, fair, if we can agree that it's a week every year (1/52).
Dec 24, 19, 1:26 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By dickerso

Harbour Air's successful test-flight of a battery-electric seaplane near Vancouver

If you aren't familiar, Harbour Air is an airline based near Vancouver, Canada that mainly operates De Havilland Beavers, Otters, and Twin Otters. They have an overall strategy of converting almost...
Dec 23, 19, 11:17 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Not at all. I would never tell a young person...

Not at all. I would never tell a young person that hasn't had an opportunity to visit another country to continent not to do it. This message is towards frequent travellers (myself included) to see...
Dec 23, 19, 10:53 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Absolutely untrue. ...

Absolutely untrue.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/2000x885/figure2_2_1200_2x_5b159cc3f01e53790f4b7f6065a3fe18d23e28dd.png

Every individual change takes us further from...
Dec 22, 19, 1:58 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Not trying to mini-mod here, I just think your...

Not trying to mini-mod here, I just think your contributions have been rather unhelpful.

If you wish to make the philosophical argument that people bear no moral culpability for their own actions...
Dec 21, 19, 11:41 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Cool story. It's as if you've shown up to...

Cool story.

It's as if you've shown up to the local gardening club's seminar on growing orchids and you won't stop shouting, "hey man, because of the exponential growth of computing power, it's...
Dec 19, 19, 4:26 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Then I would personally stop kicking puppies. ...

Then I would personally stop kicking puppies.



Given that you psyche is not unduly taxed by the labors of trying to reduce your own environmental impact, would you care to share some of the...
Dec 18, 19, 5:47 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

The natural conclusion of your argument: systemic...

The natural conclusion of your argument: systemic change is needed. Therefore, we should all individually endeavor to damage the environment as much as possible so that others develop the political...
Dec 18, 19, 1:24 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

A logical corollary of your argument: "I'm going...

A logical corollary of your argument: "I'm going to go home and kick some puppies. Some people find this morally objectionable, but I don't worry about my own personal puppy-kicking because there's...
Dec 17, 19, 10:48 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

Funny story: I took your advice. Even though I'm...

Funny story: I took your advice. Even though I'm far more interested in aviation than cement, I headed over to ConcreteTalk.com and signed up for their forums so as to implement your thoughtful...
Dec 16, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 6,882
Posted By dickerso

The logical extension of this claim is that it's...

The logical extension of this claim is that it's impossible to decouple wealth and GDP from a linear increase emissions. This is quite obviously fallacious.

I'll head home to a condo heated/warmed...
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