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I think the reasons for building this pc just further push the political propaganda.

Understanding "climate change" the only thing we can understand is that it ALWAYS is changing, regardless of what humans do.

Also, investigating better batteries for electric cars? Electric cars will be much much more expensive then any fossil fuel car, because electricity is already more expensive, not only that but our electric grids can barely handle the load now, let alone if everyone was charging there cars.
Not that I want to spark a debate on here..... But there is plenty we are learning about climate change. Climate models may not be perfect, but it's better if we're prepared for SOMETHING than nothing.

Electric cars are not the end-all solution. But putting them in the mainstream market will help other companies realize that this can be a viable market. This will create an incentive to fix the electric grid problem. And a rise in the demand for electricity will decrease the price.
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Not that I want to spark a debate on here..... But there is plenty we are learning about climate change. Climate models may not be perfect, but it's better if we're prepared for SOMETHING than nothing.

Electric cars are not the end-all solution. But putting them in the mainstream market will help other companies realize that this can be a viable market. This will create an incentive to fix the electric grid problem. And a rise in the demand for electricity will decrease the price.
We already have a fix, nuclear. If only people would stop trying to block the one power source that could actually conceivably replace coal/oil and be far more efficient and better for the environment to boot.(Aside from the large initial cost of building the plant.)
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We already have a fix, nuclear. If only people would stop trying to block the one power source that could actually conceivably replace coal/oil and be far more efficient and better for the environment to boot.(Aside from the large initial cost of building the plant.)
I agree. So then we have nuclear power. Why not have electronic vehicles to boot? That would also greatly reduce the Middle East's chokehold on us.
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Not that I want to spark a debate on here..... But there is plenty we are learning about climate change. Climate models may not be perfect, but it's better if we're prepared for SOMETHING than nothing.

Electric cars are not the end-all solution. But putting them in the mainstream market will help other companies realize that this can be a viable market. This will create an incentive to fix the electric grid problem. And a rise in the demand for electricity will decrease the price.
There is only one problem with what you're saying, and that is the Globalists will not allow these sorts of things to happen it is completely against what they are trying to accomplish. Also, the power grid WILL NOT be fixed any time in the near future as they are trying to shut down power plants ATM, which will cause even MORE power issues, and also hurt the economy more because we will have to get our power from Mexico. GE has already made a few plants along the boarder of Texas for this very reason.

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We already have a fix, nuclear. If only people would stop trying to block the one power source that could actually conceivably replace coal/oil and be far more efficient and better for the environment to boot.(Aside from the large initial cost of building the plant.)
Again it's against those in power's interests.

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I agree. So then we have nuclear power. Why not have electronic vehicles to boot? That would also greatly reduce the Middle East's chokehold on us.
This is a complete fallacy. They do not have a choke hold on us, we just have people in power that there interests are in warmongering, and stifling the American economy.

We have plenty of oil in the U.S, there are just regulations in place that will not allow those places to be drilled at, yet other countries have no such regulations/tariffs therefore making the competition unfair.

For example, Alaska has one of the worlds largest reserves, along with the Gulf of Mexico. Since the whole shenanigans with the BP spill they've regulated it more in the U.S but other countries such as China and Mexico can still freely drill all over the place in international waters.

These are NOT coincidences and there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes that stink of corruption and back door dealings.
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We already have a fix, nuclear. If only people would stop trying to block the one power source that could actually conceivably replace coal/oil and be far more efficient and better for the environment to boot.(Aside from the large initial cost of building the plant.)
You might want to bring that by a professional.
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Funny thing, Alot of the populace thinks that electric cars are like the holy grail of Green Technology, but they don't think to ask where the electricity comes from. Less than 10% of todays electricity is created from ways other than fossil fuels. So technically all you are doing is moving the emissions from the car to the plant, Both ways it still ends up in the atmosphere. Nuclear Fusion is what I would call a holy grail of Green Technology, and to think we are only a few years from achieving a successful positive output from a fusion reactor, it amazes me
    
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Funny thing, Alot of the populace thinks that electric cars are like the holy grail of Green Technology, but they don't think to ask where the electricity comes from. Less than 10% of todays electricity is created from ways other than fossil fuels. So technically all you are doing is moving the emissions from the car to the plant, Both ways it still ends up in the atmosphere. Nuclear Fusion is what I would call a holy grail of Green Technology, and to think we are only a few years from achieving a successful positive output from a fusion reactor, it amazes me
Thank you, at least some one gets it.
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Right so on topic, what kind of impact will this have on future "PC" hardware development?
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Nuclear...
As in Dirty Bomb material? What a great idea[SarkMark]
Lets make WMD's that much easier to make.

Back on topic...
This is cool to hear that the US is starting to get back in to so much Science. The economy slowed us down for a little bit.

Its the "evolution of our universe" part that makes me get all tingly in side.

Woot, maybe it will suport String Theory!!!
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Nuclear...
As in Dirty Bomb material? What a great idea[SarkMark]
Lets make WMD's that much easier to make.

Back on topic...
This is cool to hear that the US is starting to get back in to so much Science. The economy slowed us down for a little bit.

Its the "evolution of our universe" part that makes me get all tingly in side.

Woot, maybe it will suport String Theory!!!
Thus begins the evolution debate..

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