Recent content by ken_vandeburgt

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    Tsunami warning signs?

    I wouldn't be concerned unless you have figured out how to predict earthquakes and resulting tsunamis ... so far no one has. Events like the one you are describing are happening all the time.
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    Kayakers protest as Arctic drill rig moors off Seattle

    Electricity is not a fuel source. You still have to generate the electricity to make the car run. How do you feel about run-of-river, site C dam, wind farms? If we all drive electric cars we're going to have to increase generation of electricity. This article suggests a 29% increase in...
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    Well oil be dammed

    I like the US oil pollution act 1990. http://www.epw.senate.gov/opa90.pdf For instance, oil tankers that have a history of spilling oil are forbidden to load cargo in US Ports such as Valdez Alaska. Perhaps we need similar legislation in Canada. If the Captain is found to be lying then perhaps...
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    Well oil be dammed

    As near as I can gather from the news ... the response was as fast and as competent as might be expected. Yet there is a lot of discussion that the response was not fast enough ... however there also is not much discussion on how the response might have been better. One thing is clear: if this...
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    Seymour Narrows Tidal Power Installation

    1. In terms of solar energy, in space its raining soup and we don't even have a bowl. 2. Science texts from early 1960's were discussing solar power. It was all smoke and mirrors ... literally. It was all pop bottle lenses and arced mirrors focusing on boiling water. Photo voltaics didn't...
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    Seymour Narrows Tidal Power Installation

    I do not support renewable energy projects such as Canoe Pass. Why? You still need the coal fired plant idling in the event the wind sun and tides are not favorable. And this is ugly: Windfarm at Mojave California I would support research into space based solar and wireless transmission...
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    Seymour Narrows Tidal Power Installation

    There needs to be a better understanding how an economy works. If you artificially interfere with the price of one commodity then you drive the cost of everything else up until there is equilibrium. A gallon of milk costs a dollar here and a pound there. Wages more or less reflect that cost so...
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    Seymour Narrows Tidal Power Installation

    No one has the numbers. The people with the money to install low power projects are in the lead to dismiss potential environmental impacts as 'minimal'. Lots of evidence though. Kinda Sorta like the mine in Strathcona Park. Lots of 'minimal impact' projects and eventually you turn the Park...
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    Proposed Park Act changes are contrary to public trust

    West Coast Environmental Law - Andrew Gage clears things up a bit. http://wcel.org/resources/environmental ... -park-laws
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    Bill C4, Lets make our voices heard!!

    A petition is being circulated with the aim of revoking Bill 4 http://action.sumofus.org/a/bc-parks-op ... ub=fwd&t=1 Please Sign the Petition.
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    Ruminating over Rum (the Island)

    Please accept my sincere apologies.
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    Ruminating over Rum (the Island)

    There is a difference between the hiking crowd and the kayak crowd. The sense you get from hikers when the campsite is crowded is if you need to share the site to the point where we all sleep on our sides and roll at the same time then thats what happens. In my experience the kayak crowd is...
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    Ruminating over Rum (the Island)

    The booking system has worked on the West Coast Trail to limit the numbers. I went a couple years ago and didn't encounter the huge tent cities that once was the norm. Frontenac Park (near Kingston) has a booking system for its extensive canoe network. Disadvantage is there is no flexibility...
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    Ruminating over Rum (the Island)

    Perhaps Parks Canada should be approached with the idea of a Public Park Advisory Committee. That is a committee where members of the public with an interest in the park would meet with Park Officials to discuss issues that affect the Park (not just kayaking) and ways ahead on those issues...
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