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Debated on a new thread for this but in not sure there's enough interest this far away from something. Not certain it's science enough either tho.

 

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Seeing more and more articles about pulling co2 from the atmosphere. Hoping they aren't just theoretical for much longer.


They aren’t theoretical now. CO2 organization is in practice in many different manners in other industries.

The problem is cost. That $100 per ton until is great until you talk about the need to reorganize 100’s of billions of tons.

Same with desalination plants and ocean hydro-plants. Except, in addition to cost, those would need to be put on beachfront property and they are big, ugly and loud.

That being said, when the climate crises reaches (reached?) a point when those fixes will be put into practice it will be too late I am afraid. Even if we all agreed to begin this today, you are looking at 10-20 years before facilities are built worldwide and it is up and running - in a best case scenario.
 

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I can't wait to see what this baby shows us. It's going to be stunning, I'm sure.

Two things…first, I hope they carried the 1 on this one and they don’t have to go refocus it. Second, if they now have a rocket to send it that far out, this means we have one to get back to the moon, finally.
 

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Two things…first, I hope they carried the 1 on this one and they don’t have to go refocus it. Second, if they now have a rocket to send it that far out, this means we have one to get back to the moon, finally.
The rocket will only take it into space for 30 minutes. It then ejects it and it will coast out to the final point in space. That will take 30 days.
 
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I can't wait to see what this baby shows us. It's going to be stunning, I'm sure.


I’ve got my fingers crossed. Webb is incredibly complex and it’s going to be parked out past the moon at L2. There is almost no way to fix it if something goes wrong. I remember there was consideration for a grappling port so an Orion capsule could attach to it and potentially conduct repairs but that went no where.
 
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I’ve got my fingers crossed. Webb is incredibly complex and it’s going to be parked out past the moon at L2. There is almost no way to fix it if something goes wrong. I remember there was consideration for a grappling port so an Orion capsule could attach to it and potentially conduct repairs but that went no where.
I would imagine it's not a matter of if, but when, something goes wrong. I'm assuming we aren't expecting this one to be as long-lived as Hubble?
 

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I would imagine it's not a matter of if, but when, something goes wrong. I'm assuming we aren't expecting this one to be as long-lived as Hubble?
No, they’re not. Which is insane when you consider how long and how expensive it was to develop. Honestly, the people that ran the Webb program should never be allowed to run future programs.
 

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This could have went in the TIL thread, but I love the science here. Have you ever wondered why planes don't
usually fly straight across the Pacific ocean?

 
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Did I miss the explanation here on what's happening? I know it said the cases were heat-related, but is it something to do with low water intake and overheating issues?
 
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Did I miss the explanation here on what's happening? I know it said the cases were heat-related, but is it something to do with low water intake and overheating issues?
It was not very forthcoming on the explanation. Here is The Lancet article.

My non-medical reading didn't find any smoking gun so to speak. They basically did a study of temperature vs groups of people and hospital admissions. I'm not sure how they can say that correlation is causation. I was trusting the study factored these things in appropriately.
 

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