Tumblrerism Anything and Everything. . Tues'. tullio Iag '. now bare with me but...the sun IS finite which makes this...sort of correct? it just happens to be that the sun's finite energy will last billions of years.
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User avatar #5 - dabronydude (08/30/2014) [-]
now bare with me but...the sun IS finite which makes this...sort of correct?
it just happens to be that the sun's finite energy will last billions of years.
#167 to #5 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
Though the exact same energy is going to be absorbed somewhere else or released into empty space, where it effectively becomes useless.
User avatar #196 to #187 - dabronydude (08/31/2014) [-]
oh.
i though bear with me meant have a bear with me...
User avatar #197 to #196 - asongulol (08/31/2014) [-]
I won't mind getting naked with you though. If you like.
#190 to #187 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled user furiousmarshmellow ** took you to bareback mountain
User avatar #6 to #5 - ganjalf ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
We still have 4 billions years of solar nuclear reaction to use. Human race will be extinct way before that deadline. And if by chance we survive till then and we haven't found another source of energy (other than a new planet) then we deserve to die
User avatar #7 to #6 - dabronydude (08/30/2014) [-]
i know, that is why said it will last billions of years.
User avatar #8 to #7 - ganjalf ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
I know you did, I just confirmed what you said, plus I gave my personal opinion on the matter.
#9 to #8 - zzzzzzzzzz (08/30/2014) [-]
The image just suggests that "we", as humans, with our technology "drain" our sun.

While in reality a sun's nuclear reactions slowly deplete its reserve of fuel. It's impossible to drain the sun.

Except if you are a bad guy in Dr. Who series. Then the sun will posses you and will scorch your soul.
#36 to #5 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
except:

First solar panels do not accelerate the suns aging, so have absolutely no effect on its life span, and second, the energy is just converted and not lost seeing as how energy cannot be destroyed, just changed.
User avatar #16 to #5 - sciencexplain (08/30/2014) [-]
The sun is a non-renewable energy source, but what is better: Letting the radiation be in the atmosphere for a while where it has no use but overheating the atmosphere or harnessing it for energy to use as we need?
#26 to #5 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
The sun is finite, but it gets used up at exactly the same rate regardless of whether we harness the light or not. The energy output of the sun is currently mostly wasted, using solar panels does not increase the rate at which the sun burns fuel
#17 - tomahawkkit (08/30/2014) [-]
ITT: people not understanding how you can be conservative but also want renewable energy
#154 to #17 - shadowgandalf (08/31/2014) [-]
Sub-ITT
Americans not understanding, that no people on this earth adhere to only one political ideologi.

All the political ideologies(conservatism, pragmatisim, traditional and so on) makes up the human mind.
#1 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
Wait wait wait....the sun is a finite resource...we shouldnt be tapping it....if we use it up it will get dark and cold hurr durr
Im a republican. ..white jesus rode dinosaurs to work hurr durr durr
User avatar #13 to #1 - willindor (08/30/2014) [-]
Bloke looks like he's high as **** .
User avatar #23 to #1 - priestoftheoldones ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
Wind is a finite resource, when the sun dies, wind will go with it.
#43 to #1 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
Repucblicans are OK with tapping into finite resources so I don't really think this statement is accurate. Coming from a primarily republican family I've come to know there is a a really negative media spin; the Democratic party like to take example from a couple of wonky republicans and spin it to the republic that it represents all of us. The primary difference is a heavy belief in Capitalism and a "laizes faire" (Means HANDS OFF, but i might have spelled it wrong). Many republicans believe in gay marriage and consider themselves pro choice.
#45 to #43 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
puclic*
#46 to #45 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
PUBLIC
#69 to #43 - bosman (08/30/2014) [-]
I don't think the media really needs to spin it all that much. This is not because all republicans, or even very likely a majority of them, are those of the stereotypical idea we have of them. It is simply because the radical elements of any part of the political spectrum will be the ones to make their voices heard because they are very usually more active is civil affairs. So the media presents the footage they have of those who speak to them, meaning the radical elements. The same thing gets done to the Democrats and Libertarians - and of course other parties across the world in various countries. Not a uniquely American phenomenon.
#148 to #69 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
Stop trying to mitigate you ******* asswipe...

Everytime a republican gets busted for being a Closet fag or being corrupt They say BOTH SIDES need to move on, both sides need to look forward

Both sides??? Bitch they just busted one side...dont lump in the other side cause youre taking a hit
#158 to #148 - bosman (08/31/2014) [-]
What the hell man, that was abrupt - and rather uncalled for. I was just providing my take on things, and half of what you are talking about doesn't really relate to what I am saying. Also I have no idea how I am taking a hit... you don't know my political orientation at all so how can you say that "my side" took a hit.

Well there I go, spending time responding to an Anon who will never see this...
#188 to #158 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
I saw it... but stop trying to mitigate...

Hes retarded and many butthurt reichwingers. Come on here and present ******** theoretical arguments in desperate efforts to save that idiot texans face.
#94 to #1 - splitalterego (08/31/2014) [-]
"Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is. Wouldn’t it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to wind energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I’m not saying that’s going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can’t transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It’s just something to think about."
That is the quote that I got from wikipedia.
#104 to #1 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled image** I’m Carl Sagan. Just how old is our planet. Scientists believe its four b hundreds and hundreds of years old. Scientists have determined that the universe was created by a Goooooooood Big Bang. If you look at the bones of a Jesusasaurus rex, it is clear by the use of carbon dating that Mountain Dew is the best soda ever made.
#184 to #1 - mca (08/31/2014) [-]
He's wrong, but he's coming from a topic that's correct

www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/tx-wind-farm.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9234715/Wind-farms-can-cause-climate-change-finds-new-study.html

but then www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=30829.0

Harassing wind energy can possibly affect the immediate local environment by raising the temperature per decade by up to 1 degree celsius for big baddy bastard farms. Will that affect anything in the macroscopic sense? Nah not really. This guy had the chance to do a almost smart, but nah this ***** full of dumbs.
#129 to #1 - furiousmarshmellow (08/31/2014) [-]
The Texas Representative, everybody.
The Texas Representative, everybody.
User avatar #61 to #1 - enemyoftrn (08/30/2014) [-]
Is this an actual quote from your ******* senator? Holy ******* kangaroo. That is messed up.
#195 to #61 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
Yes...theres a certain type of stupid 'murica produces and worse than that the texan brand of stupid... on a level all its own...white jesus riding a dinosaur stupid.


our republican party is a gang of corrupt bible thumping heehaws who succeed only by seeking out the lowest common denominator
#65 to #61 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
Yes it is true...

User avatar #156 to #1 - Fgner (08/31/2014) [-]
> Implying every member of a group is exactly the same as their dumbest members.
> Implying the democrats don't have the same kind of people on their side.
> Implying politians in general aren't retards. After all, they went to school for politics, their college degree is basically how to ******** - they barely have more than a high school education on the "real knowledge" front.
> Implying this wasn't taken completely out of contex, and isn't actually a quote but a paraphrasing. His original statement was "Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it's hotter to areas where it's cooler. That's what wind is. Wouldn't it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I'm not saying that's going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can't transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It's just something to think about."
> Implying he isn't right. Because he technically is. It's just it would require a lot more than a few turbines to do it. And we already know wind turbines are some of the worst ways to generate power and don't even work in a lot of places.
#14 to #1 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
I feel like there is a story behind this, and he was trying to explain a concept that is true, but did so very badly. Don't know though.
User avatar #84 to #14 - greyhoundfd (08/30/2014) [-]
There is. When wind encounters a source and diverges around it, it loses energy, so the wind in areas with lots of wind turbines loses kinetic energy. It doesn't mean that the earth will heat up, but it will affect the transfer of energy between regions.
#2 to #1 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
Hurr durr durrr republicans are so smahrt...faux nooz teells me so... durr durr god told bush to invade iraq ! a durrrrrr durrr welcome us a liberators durr durr i got legs now
#38 to #10 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
Yeah, they make it less windy in the surrounding area, they don't remove wind from a global wind pool. It's sort of like how when you're in an area, the number of recently sucked cocks increases dramatically, but the number of cocks around the globe doesn't permanently increase.
#185 to #38 - gitanisme ONLINE (08/31/2014) [-]
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#12 to #10 - glitchduck (08/30/2014) [-]
no way if anything wind is getting stronger
no way if anything wind is getting stronger
#30 to #12 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
nice source fag ******
User avatar #73 to #10 - jukuku (08/30/2014) [-]
Also, the added heat energy due to global warming is actually causing wind speeds to be more extreme, so again, stop.
User avatar #72 to #10 - jukuku (08/30/2014) [-]
No he is not you ******* retard.

Slowing the wind an extremely minute amount will not cause significant warming, more importantly CONVECTION IS A PASSIVELY OCCURRING CAUSE OF WIND, YOU DON'T HAVE FINITE WIND.
#67 to #1 - bosman (08/30/2014) [-]
What do you mean dinosaurs?
#18 to #1 - twilightdusk (08/30/2014) [-]
But wait, then if we drain both the sun and the wind, then the earth will stay the same temperature!
User avatar #71 to #18 - baaltomekk (08/30/2014) [-]
Ah come on, we got heaters and ACs, we have nothing to fear either way.
User avatar #70 to #18 - jacobclabough (08/30/2014) [-]
without the sun it would be cold as ****
User avatar #81 to #70 - lordmoldywart (08/30/2014) [-]
And without winds the Earth will warm up, thus balancing it out!
User avatar #139 - genralkruchefryed (08/31/2014) [-]
there is no other choice,we must destroy the sun. it is the right thing to do
User avatar #143 to #139 - thesunpraiser (08/31/2014) [-]
Nooo!!
#22 - nimithecat (08/30/2014) [-]
#Weed can replace oil and solar power!
#Weed cures cancer!
#Weed helps fight AIDS!
#Weed being legalized reduces crime(duh, can't get busted for smoking something legal)
#Weed is mentioned in the bible!
#Weed is better medicine than vaccines!

I **** you not, I'm seeing people post this on facebook.
I'm pretty much unfriending people by the hundreds at this point.
Don't wanna sound like an elitist, but seeing people actually believing this stuff, (you know, as in.. NOT JOKING) makes me just wanna go on a "Sparta-Kick" spree with hundreds of people falling down hundred-foot ******** holes in slow motion.
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#49 to #41 - indalx (08/30/2014) [-]
Its like talking to a wall with some of you.Doing a joint or two once in a while to relax does not make you a stoner,just like one drink once in a while does not make you an alcoholic.Have fun eating those aspirins for your headacke mate.
#58 to #49 - nimithecat (08/30/2014) [-]
I'm sorry, but there are better ways to manage stress and headaches than becoming dependent on herbs- which are nonetheless a user-equivalent of aspirin, but with different side effects.
The usage of any chemical or external influence on the body to cope with stress can have long-term mental complications in regards to how your mind adapts and recognizes stressors.

Sometimes it is necessary to simply lie down, and allow your system to sort out what is causing the problem. Of course this does not apply to those with chronic pain, a situation which the body cannot resolve or tune out the stressor.

As a result of sedating yourself to relax, you are preventing yourself from adapting, which causes you to have lower tolerances to stress and therefore could have aggressive episodes in the moment where your dependent herbs are unavailable for consumption(hotel, condo, public places).

I rather stay neutral grounded on situations like these, but I have a serious conflict with misinformation that can result in serious consequences for society.
User avatar #42 to #41 - nimithecat (08/30/2014) [-]
What? I don't smoke weed, dude. I'm pointing out that the majority are as full of **** as neckbeards with fedoras.
#55 to #42 - indalx (08/30/2014) [-]
And you shouldnt smoke weed at all if you have that negative belief about it then,because it will affect you negatively.



Those people you talk about are just idiots that think that smoking weed is cool.Its not about being cool or not,its about what you like or not.
#62 to #55 - nimithecat (08/30/2014) [-]
You claim that I am a hypocrite, yet I am not performing the act that I'm conflicting with.   
I have these negative beliefs thanks to my first hand experience of watching my boss's life fall apart as soon as he became dependent on it for his life's solutions.   
   
He miseducated himself by reciting all the wrong facts, ended up getting divorced, the company he ran crumbled beneath my feet. Then he tried to cure his cancer with more weed, until eventually his brother forced him to undergo chemo.   
   
He is doing well now, however only thanks to intervention. I understand that weed should be treated responsibly like alcohol, but I realize now that making more drugs available to the public is not a solution, but an excuse.   
   
People should learn to be more open minded about stress relief exercises and options that are legal and have no carbon monoxide emissions that would otherwise double the carbon monoxide emissions near people with asthma and sinus problems.   
Dealing with tobacco smokers has been difficult enough as it is.   
   
I think marijuana is okay to have in very small portions as a last resort, but it is by no means a silver bullet in day-to-day life. Therefore, i disagree with your point,   
and I also disagree with your misaccusation of me being a "hypocrite".   
   
Thank you for reading, and have a nice day.
You claim that I am a hypocrite, yet I am not performing the act that I'm conflicting with.
I have these negative beliefs thanks to my first hand experience of watching my boss's life fall apart as soon as he became dependent on it for his life's solutions.

He miseducated himself by reciting all the wrong facts, ended up getting divorced, the company he ran crumbled beneath my feet. Then he tried to cure his cancer with more weed, until eventually his brother forced him to undergo chemo.

He is doing well now, however only thanks to intervention. I understand that weed should be treated responsibly like alcohol, but I realize now that making more drugs available to the public is not a solution, but an excuse.

People should learn to be more open minded about stress relief exercises and options that are legal and have no carbon monoxide emissions that would otherwise double the carbon monoxide emissions near people with asthma and sinus problems.
Dealing with tobacco smokers has been difficult enough as it is.

I think marijuana is okay to have in very small portions as a last resort, but it is by no means a silver bullet in day-to-day life. Therefore, i disagree with your point,
and I also disagree with your misaccusation of me being a "hypocrite".

Thank you for reading, and have a nice day.
#64 to #62 - indalx (08/30/2014) [-]
No,i said the people you talk about that smokes weed are hypocrites.

There are responsible and irresponsible weed and Tobacco smokers,as there are responsible and irresponsible people.



Have a nice day too.
User avatar #66 to #64 - nimithecat (08/30/2014) [-]
Thank you for clarifying.
#95 to #66 - youxbarstard (08/31/2014) [-]
Reading this nice debate/discussion was kinda soothing.
Reading this nice debate/discussion was kinda soothing.
#75 to #22 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
Why You Should Care About Legalizing Marijuana Even If You Don't Smoke Pot
User avatar #126 to #22 - isolovegames (08/31/2014) [-]
I believe cannabis can help a few things, but not like some people say "cure cancer and give you wings That's redbull's department " I know for a fact it can help people suffering seizures, help anorexic people (Due to the oil in cannabis giving your brain hunger signals) and just an over all be used for a weak pain relevant, other than that it doesn't really do THAT much else in the case of ingesting it in some way. Should cannabis be a legitimate source of pain relief? - Truthloader
User avatar #194 to #22 - gorilladinn (08/31/2014) [-]
First and last are true tho, to an extent.
User avatar #136 to #22 - elcreepo (08/31/2014) [-]
Why does nobody tell them that weed is not a miracle drug

And how is it that people seem to believe that (and i've seen it on FJ by our many potheads) breathing in its smoke is healthy because it doesn't contain contaminants like cigarettes or house fires

While true, the thing is, fire creates a chemical reaction which releases dioxin as a byproduct regardless of the source, burning ANY matter into carbon creates dioxin

Dioxin is a known carcinogen, an unavoidable one, one most people don't get exposed too often to

But regular weed usage=you're going to get cancer and nasty lungs. Yet whenever I mention this people go ******* about how it's not true and weed is far better than cigarettes (not true you're still inhaling soot and ash, yeah no tar but carcinogens and ash will cause lung problems) and weed cures cancer so how can it be the cause
User avatar #146 to #136 - elyiia (08/31/2014) [-]
They do tell them, at least at first, but there's no point in arguing with an idiot. They just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
#33 to #22 - indalx (08/30/2014) [-]
Those people are idiots.I too smoke weed but i dont say that,that can solve every single problem.Its just that weed can work as material to make clothes that can actually last many years,it can work as a stress relief,and it can give a boost to the economy if it was legal.Just that.People with no brains will still abuse it if legal,just like they do with alcohol and every other stupid substance,but smart people wont.
User avatar #39 to #33 - mondominiman ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
It's legal in my state washington . I've heard that more people are actually going back to small time dealers since it's cheaper. It has brought in some money though and if you get caught driving high you can get charged with a DUI still.
#76 to #22 - pebar ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
User avatar #111 to #22 - zaggystirdust (08/31/2014) [-]
What I hate about weed hysteria is that everyone's either "weed kills brain cells and blackens your lungs while your skin turns to sandpaper!" or "weed cures cancer, helps the blind, and gives you the ability to fly!"

I just wan't it to be legal so we can sort out all this ******** and get actual facts without any extreme propaganda
User avatar #48 to #22 - atrocitustheking (08/30/2014) [-]
Clearly you need to be more selective about selection of Facebook friends in the future.
#51 to #48 - nimithecat (08/30/2014) [-]
Well hey, if people friend me, I've gotta at least give'em a chance before chewing them out.   
Browsing the Wired is fun and it helps people connect.   
   
Sometimes the issue is not the connection or the hardware, but the software.
Well hey, if people friend me, I've gotta at least give'em a chance before chewing them out.
Browsing the Wired is fun and it helps people connect.

Sometimes the issue is not the connection or the hardware, but the software.
User avatar #60 to #51 - atrocitustheking (08/30/2014) [-]
Fair enough.
User avatar #25 to #22 - economicfreedom (08/30/2014) [-]
You Won't Believe Why These 3 People Were Sentenced to Life | Learn Liberty
Milton Friedman - Why Drugs Should Be Legalized From a legal standpoint, the vast majority of people in prison are non violent drug offenders who never hurt anybody.
From an economic standpoint, black market sellers cause seeking to gain monopoly power commit a very sizable chunk of the US's murders.
From a political standpoint, the war on drugs has turn the US into more of a police state than surveillance ever could.

Sure the benefits of weed are over hyped. But the destruction caused by it being illegal is very real.
#24 to #22 - priestoftheoldones ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
I think weed should be legal, and it's perfect if you want to relax, takes stress away. But good god these people are 			*******		 retarded.
I think weed should be legal, and it's perfect if you want to relax, takes stress away. But good god these people are ******* retarded.
#52 - uncanny (08/30/2014) [-]
How do some people function.
How do some people function.
#124 to #52 - isolovegames (08/31/2014) [-]
All people function, it's just that some people's brains have no function, or their brains are just absent...  COUGH COUGH TUMBLR COUGH HOLY 			****		 IM HAVING A COUGHING FIT COUGH
All people function, it's just that some people's brains have no function, or their brains are just absent... COUGH COUGH TUMBLR COUGH HOLY **** IM HAVING A COUGHING FIT COUGH
#166 - plutarkus (08/31/2014) [-]
prublem fix
#130 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
2 random facts:

1: solar panels don't drain the sun, Super Man does.

2: guns don't hurt people, bullets do.
#175 to #130 - BloodyTurds (08/31/2014) [-]
>says the man who hasn't been pistol whipped
#105 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled image** I’m Carl Sagan. Just how old is our planet. Scientists believe its four b hundreds and hundreds of years old. Scientists have determined that the universe was created by a Goooooooood Big Bang. If you look at the bones of a Jesusasaurus rex, it is clear by the use of carbon dating that Mountain Dew is the best soda ever made.
#123 to #105 - isolovegames (08/31/2014) [-]
I laughed way harder than I should have.
#32 - bakkenbears (08/30/2014) [-]
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#4 - levvy (08/30/2014) [-]
This is like something a Conservative would say.
User avatar #107 to #4 - skittlesinexcess (08/31/2014) [-]
Did you hope to get down thumbs for this? You're just a tad to high minded for Funnyjunk.
#141 to #4 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
Watching MSNBC much?
User avatar #142 to #4 - undeadwill (08/31/2014) [-]
Well she wasn't wrong in what she originally said.

If you work hard and focus on work you will become rich.
#164 to #4 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
To be fair...

In good economic times or bad, the typical poor family with children is supported by only 800 hours of work during a year: That amounts to 16 hours of work per week. If work in each family were raised to 2,000 hours per year-the equivalent of one adult working 40 hours per week throughout the year- nearly 75 percent of poor children would be lifted out of official poverty.

Woman in the picture is likely a bitch, who knows none of this. However, ya know, facts are facts.
User avatar #165 to #164 - levvy (08/31/2014) [-]
"Facts"
#192 to #165 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled image** your new wife
**anonymous rolled image** your new wife
#191 to #165 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
**anonymous rolled image** meet your new wife
#169 to #4 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
2edgy4me
the money is all hers and its only fair cause her family worked hard to earn it and they deserve it. in america everybody has the same chances and everybody can become a billionaire if they just want it and work hard. commie hater. learn the rules.
murica. dur dur hur.
#34 to #4 - stepsword (08/30/2014) [-]
it's because their goal is to_ conserve_ energy
#35 to #34 - stepsword (08/30/2014) [-]
I tried
#125 - maximtiger (08/31/2014) [-]
tumblrs fw
tumblrs fw
User avatar #19 - tealcanaan ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
LOL
>Solar Energy
>Viable for any large population

It's like you people care more about CO2 than the noxious pollution that comes from the production from these things. I'll just continue being nuclear master race, and praying for that the Navy or France makes the final leap to viable fusion power.
User avatar #59 to #56 - tealcanaan ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
>17%

I also heard y'all got rid of/ plan to get rid of your nuclear power in a reactionary fashion after fukishima... Have fun being dependent on Russia for oil!
User avatar #57 to #56 - tealcanaan ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
...and it only cost a million Chinese farmers their health and livelihoods.
#151 to #57 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
This just in....NOBODY CARES
#152 to #151 - tealcanaan ONLINE (08/31/2014) [-]
Edgy... I like it!   
   
Do you have a rainbow dash fedora? That's my favorite!
Edgy... I like it!

Do you have a rainbow dash fedora? That's my favorite!
#189 to #152 - anon (08/31/2014) [-]
I heard you busted your ass working here making money on the side
#54 to #19 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
Plus it cost more energy to build and maintain solar panels than they produce, same with wind turbines...but nobody WANTS to hear that...
#96 to #54 - youxbarstard (08/31/2014) [-]
People prefer reassurance over research because it's so much more simple to the vast majority of people out there.
#63 to #19 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
User avatar #88 - mcrut (08/30/2014) [-]
The sun is actually a finite source....in a matter of billions of years
User avatar #29 - commontroll (08/30/2014) [-]
The sun may keep on burning, but those solar panel fields fry any birds that fly over them, and create a giant area that doesn't see the sun. Harms the environment more than nuclear steam energy.
#82 to #29 - anon (08/30/2014) [-]
Wind turbines kill more birds though.
Like giant fly swatters.. but with birds.
User avatar #83 to #82 - commontroll (08/30/2014) [-]
I'm just saying. People propose turning vast swaths of the deserts into solar panel fields, but that's massively effecting the actual ecosystem. That's not just killing birds, it's literally changing the environment for millions of square miles.
User avatar #28 - Anonomousthirteen (08/30/2014) [-]
Well, Solar energy is an excellent concept, but most photo-voltaic panels will only collect a fraction of the energy required to create them in their effective lifespan.
User avatar #103 to #28 - thewaronbeingcool (08/31/2014) [-]
Doesn't the same apply to wind turbines as well?
User avatar #128 to #103 - Anonomousthirteen (08/31/2014) [-]
Nope. Wind turbines can, and usually do, produce more energy than it takes to create them.
User avatar #137 to #128 - pokemonstheshiz ONLINE (08/31/2014) [-]
the biggest problem with wind turbines is that they themselves are made using non-renewable resources, rare earth materials. Which are almost exclusively controlled by China. If the demand starts to raise rapidly, so will the price, making them pretty costly.
#20 - hashtagopinion (08/30/2014) [-]
#SolarPanelsAreMyTrigger
#YoureSolarRapingMe
User avatar #176 - chrisel (08/31/2014) [-]
According to the law of conservation of energy, the light doesn't get lost but is transferred into warmth then electricity and can then be transferred back to light.
#170 - theonethatknew (08/31/2014) [-]
I get that solar power isn't really viable right now, but that'll probably change in a few years. There was a new substance invented, made from carbon nanotubes, that had an approximate 98% rate of light absorption. It's so black that it can be seen clearly against a black surface, and you can't discern its shape at a glance. I think it was called UltraBlack or something. Odds are, that'll be the next big step in solar power.
#173 to #170 - evictedone (08/31/2014) [-]
UltraBlack
#90 - splitalterego (08/31/2014) [-]
Here is the quote I got from wikipedia.
, "Wind is God’s way of balancing heat. Wind is the way you shift heat from areas where it’s hotter to areas where it’s cooler. That’s what wind is. Wouldn’t it be ironic if in the interest of global warming we mandated massive switches to wind energy, which is a finite resource, which slows the winds down, which causes the temperature to go up? Now, I’m not saying that’s going to happen, Mr. Chairman, but that is definitely something on the massive scale. I mean, it does make some sense. You stop something, you can’t transfer that heat, and the heat goes up. It’s just something to think about."
#91 to #90 - wraithguard (08/31/2014) [-]
source or your full of ****
#92 to #91 - splitalterego (08/31/2014) [-]
Stone, Daniel (2010-06-17). "Who Is Joe Barton?". Newsweek.com. Archived from the original on 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
Number 44 on the wikipedia page I didn't check any further than that.
User avatar #109 to #92 - ryderjbudde (08/31/2014) [-]
A link would do lol
#113 to #109 - splitalterego (08/31/2014) [-]
Well I said it was from wikipedia but he was asking for more so I copied and pasted the source they used.
User avatar #115 to #113 - ryderjbudde (08/31/2014) [-]
Or you could have just copied and pasted the link so we could click on it and read the article.
#121 to #115 - splitalterego (08/31/2014) [-]
Oh. I guess I made the assumption that people would know that it came from the wiki page of the guy who made the quote.
#93 to #92 - wraithguard (08/31/2014) [-]
okay
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