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Elise asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 1 month ago

Why don't we use solar power instead of oil to stop global warming?

I live way up by the Canadian border and we get tons of sun. We can have this everywhere

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  • 1 month ago
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    Every green plant use solar power if we cultivate more plants and use the products they produce we can harness solar power. Solar power also fuels the movement of air and water around the planet. If we use this to and stop using what was previously stored as coal oil and gas. We can get out of this mess.

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  • 1 month ago

    Tons of sun in the daytime in summer and megatons of snow in cloudy, overcast absolutely FREEZING winter. Luckily for Trudeau despisers  ,Canada isn't everywhere.

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  • 1 month ago

    Because solar is made up rare earth minerals which we have to find and mine with fossil fuel machines which pollute alot.

    Solar panels can also not be recycled they are just put in landfills after their lifespan.

    Also solar does not store energy so your laptop would not be receiving any power at night.

    The only true renewable form of energy is Nuclear Fusion followed closer by clean nuclear thorium reactors.

    Solar will never power the entire world unless the technology is made 100 times more powerful which at this point is unlikely.

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  • 1 month ago

    Using solar power will not stop global warming. We did not cause it, we cannot stop it. You are being lied to

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The sun does some outstanding things

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    • mike m
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      1 month agoReport

      Yessirree, just got me a "solar powered stiffy".

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    there is no money in solar. sunshine is free. using solar would decimate the world economy based on oil. billions would starve and die of disease and poverty.  

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  • JimZ
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    1 month ago

    Solar cannot reduce the number of fossil fuel power plants because those plants are needed to provide power when the sun isn't shining.  If you live way up by the Canadian border, you get very little sun in the winter.  Try getting a tan in the winter.  If you live up there, you know you can't even if you could stand the cold.  

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    • Daro
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      1 month agoReport

      Even in sunny California the people who decide to "go green" with solar also have to build houses with extreme efficiency (very low power use). Thats why Gores mansions suck down more coal generated power than a small city.

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  • 1 month ago

    Someday maybe. We definitely are not there yet, technology-wise.

    Not only that, what are we going to lubricate our machinery with? Do you want us to go back to killing whales for lubrication?

    Try flying with solar. Oh, they have done it. But in a practical sense. One with a reasonable payload. 

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    • F
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      1 month agoReport

      Like the comment re whales. Petroleum saved the whale. It was the main source of industrial oil before Petroleum oil. Similarly, coal saved the trees. The industrial revolution was dependant on coal but if there had been no coal, far more trees would have been burnt.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Go for it, I already have solar panels here in Australia.

    Not quite so useful in the Scottish islands though.

    • Daro
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      1 month agoReport

      Thats the point. Libs whine about forcing everyone else to get solar. All they have to do is go out an buy all the panels they want right now.....at retail price of course. Their too stupid to figure out why we cant possibly run the electrical grid off solar panels tho.

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  • 1 month ago

    Cost for one..  Solar panels are expensive...  And do also require maintenence/replacement.

    Not all areas get enough sun.

    They also are not that efficient.   They can REDUCE the amount of fuel-based power..  But not replace it completely

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    • Daro
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      1 month agoReport

      Thats what libs need drummed into their heads. When Gore yammers about "zero carbon shoes" for everyone, he is usually doing so from his private fossil sucking jet or one of his mansions.

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