As the Wizard of Oz has now found his Ruby slippers it would seem fetching to take a look at the World of Oz, slightly smelly or coming up roses?
Some of the following clips have been mentioned here via Generation Alpha & Beyond Green. Now, where else would a Planet Oz meeting some thermals end up .... Beyond the Straights, the Straights !! Straight jackets on ?
"The Australian government takes a delegation to the United Nations climate change talks in Morocco starting Monday – two weeks that are sure to be dominated by, well, who knows? Because, during the first week, the United States will go to the polls to pick a new president – an event that will act like a giant weapon of mass distraction in Marrakech. The Republican candidate, Donald Trump has pledged to pull the US out of the UN process on climate change and cancel the global deal agreed at the last talks in Paris. Like other high-profile Republicans, Trump is not even convinced that humans cause climate change in the first place. Let’s just say he’s wrong... " Interesting stuff.
I ne'er been to Marrakech, tho a two week invocation is out of the Q lets take a tippity leaf out of the Oz book & go all out virtual... and let off some steam.
'The Heat is On'? Get some 'Balneotherapy'.
"Since 2009 Arena has funded seven geothermal projects at a cost of more than $40m. Only one is still active.
In 2013 the agency established an international geothermal expert group to review Australia’s prospects for commercial geothermal energy generation. That group came to the conclusion that, despite more than $1bn worth of investment from the private sector and governments since the 1990s, the Australian geothermal energy sector faced significant technical hurdles, and the prospect of commercial viability before 2030 was slim...."
"Geothermal energy is harnessed in three main ways. The first is the simple hot spring beloved of tourists and health-seekers..."
"The second option is a geothermal heat pump, like the one used to control the temperature at the Geosciences Australia building in Canberra. This doesn’t so much use geothermal energy as take advantage of the Earth’s thermal mass to absorb heat during summer and release it during winter..
The third option – and the one causing headaches for Australia’s nascent geothermal energy industry – is geothermal electricity generation. The problem is not a lack of heat but rather how to economically tap into it..." Fascinating.
Nope, I still canna get me head around the Irony ....
I guess a smile can last ten thousand years.
Wot no Lizzards?
Meanwhile back at Camp Frexit : https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/04/oil-firms-announce-1...