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by Mark R
4 Jul 2020, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 55
Views: 952

Re: E-scooters

Driving licence - a requirement at the moment while these trials happen as the are still classed as powered vehicles (which may change after the trial - they may become classed like e-bikes) although the law has been tweaked to allow them to use cycle lanes & tracks and also to remove mandatory...
by Mark R
1 Jul 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 598
Views: 74603

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

So did anyone listen to the podcast? https://fullycharged.show/podcasts/podcast-67/ One interesting topic was why, during the lockdown, PM pollution (which is currently the most toxic of the major air pollutants) did not fall as expected; in fact it spiked to dangerous levels. https://airqualitynews...
by Mark R
30 Jun 2020, 7:27am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 598
Views: 74603

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

Graham The vegitation could rotted down but it would need carting of to a safe place which could be a less environmentally friendly process. What will you use to heat your home if you stop using the wood burner? "A safe place"? Vegetation can be just left to decompose at the side of where...
by Mark R
28 Jun 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 598
Views: 74603

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

Another interesting interview from another of the leading researchers: Most people probably don't realise that domestic wood burning is now the biggest single source of pm2.5 pollution in the UK....an activity only carried out by a small percentage of residents....environmental justice anyone? http...
by Mark R
28 Jun 2020, 10:44am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution
Replies: 598
Views: 74603

Re: Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

Another interesting interview from another of the leading researchers: Most people probably don't realise that domestic wood burning is now the biggest single source of pm2.5 pollution in the UK....an activity only carried out by a small percentage of residents....environmental justice anyone? https...
by Mark R
7 May 2020, 7:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 11921

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

Fine. I would support that. I support reaaonable measures. I don't support a blanket lockdown which makes me a criminal if I engage in a zero risk activity like driving a short distance and hillwalking alon e. Or exercising alone more than once a day. Etc, etc. Why do you have to go hillwalking? Th...
by Mark R
20 Apr 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 11921

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

one that has changed our society forever and not in a good way, Are you sure about that? By my estimation our greenhouse gas reduction goals suddenly look quite achievable...and what about the 40,000 odd premature deaths caused by air pollution (Is air pollution potentially a much bigger killer tha...
by Mark R
18 Apr 2020, 1:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 11921

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

@The Utilty Cyclist So what do you think the government's motive is? After all, they have historically refused to deal with public health and/or environmental problems if it meant any harm whatsoever to 'the economy'. Now they have wilfully caused the biggest economic depression since the 1930's! Su...
by Mark R
31 Mar 2020, 11:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33394

Re: Cops supposedly getting "their knuckles rapped"

So air pollution is estimated to cause 40,000 premature deaths annually in the UK. Anecdotally, high levels of air pollution seem to cause worse outcomes for Covid-19 patients. The way the police have interpreted the social distancing edicts has got rid of most of the stinking traffic pollution in n...
by Mark R
27 Mar 2020, 10:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52791

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Needing to fill up with fuel is improbable?

A quick stop off en route to a national park to buy a bottle of water of a snack. Improbable? Really???

Anyway, a major decrease in traffic is a good thing right??? The air has never smelt so sweet in the last 20 years!
by Mark R
27 Mar 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52791

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

There is no restriction on driving to exercise. That has been stated by no less a person than the NPCC’s lead for out of court disposals, Deputy Chief Constable Sara Glen, said it was not illegal to drive somewhere for a walk or exercise outside more than once a day. Then I hope they make an amendm...
by Mark R
27 Mar 2020, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52791

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Toxic air pollution reportedly down 70%!

Good on the police for taking the line they are.

There is no way the air would be this clean if people were allowed to jump in their polluters and drive to beauty spots for dog walking etc.
by Mark R
13 Feb 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flying.. why? why not?
Replies: 57
Views: 1843

Re: Flying.. why? why not?

Sorry, the thread seemed to have turned into the diesel apprieciation society, after all that has happened.....admiration for VAG group diseasels :roll:
by Mark R
13 Feb 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flying.. why? why not?
Replies: 57
Views: 1843

Re: Flying.. why? why not?

If the NOx could be (properly) sorted then use of "dirty diesels" should, all other things being equal, help cut down greenhouse gasses. Along perhaps with the banning of the sale of bigger fuel-guzzlers before the sharp cutoff in 2032. (I read a report somewhere recently that since diese...
by Mark R
13 Jan 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 445
Views: 10498

Re: The next Labour Leader

Not so sure the circulation is the main thing. Every single time anyone buys something in a shop over the past four years they would have to walk past a stand of newspapers dripping hate for Corbyn. Drip drip drip every day over a period of years it certainly had an effect. Unfortunately the papers ...