İ just finished a post on the energy collective where the author had made a major decision - not to refer to global warming or even climate change but to call it 'climate disruption'.
Don't know if they will just delete my comments but they were not all that complimentary.
Another article was about nuclear power - in the comments people were whinging about the cost 1) construction cost and 2) cost per kWh. After all the posts on the net by people with an agenda of trying to stop nuclear there is a fantastic amount of disinformation out there. There should be no problem executing the construction of a nuclear plant in 5 years. Bigger projects are completed every year on shorter schedules. İ have worked on such projects in management - İ am positive. The biggest problem are the lawsuits that opponents use to drag things out while telling themselves how wonderful they are.
Today İ read a post by Richard Brubaker about the greening of China - İ had previously read a post of his about China written by a guest describing a visit to an organic farm in China. Her post told about the farms with a broad brush description (she said she knew nothing about farms or organic farms) so she just wrote down what they told her. According to the farm manager they are doing wonderful. Of course - ask an organic farm manager in the US and he would tell you the same thing. Ask any standard farm manager and he will tell you how wonderful he is doing as well!
Todays post about the greening reported second hand information about what some parties are doing - an example - 'Fujian Golden Vision LCD Science & Technology Co. Ltd has designated one of its engineers to be responsible specifically for developing ways to reduce power, water and raw material consumption during production.'
İmpressive? Hardly, the company İ worked for in İndia had many people working on the same task although with the bottom line in mind only.
İndia has some very strict environmental laws - many patterned after the US. Only problem is that most of the time the inspector is for sale. A couple of dollars equivalent in his pocket and you passed with flying colors. The higher the level of the government man the more he cost naturally.
İ have never been to China let alone worked there but in Asia, a lie is only important if you get caught and can't think of a way to get out of it.