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  1. Nod2003

    can plants adapt?

    Winter is based off the earth’s axial tilt. The angular tilt shouldn’t be impacted by CO2 levels.
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    The ice would have to fall off solid ground to have any kind of global impact. Ice calving off a floating ice sheet only causes local effects as the mass of the ice is already accounted for by the ocean.
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    Earth's Greatest Environmental Issues

    Honestly, all of these problems are tiny considering the sun is going to become a red giant and cook everything anyway. So far, I know of no effort by humanity to address the issue.
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    Interplanetary/Interstellar Travel

    Thanks for the input QuantumT, but so far you really haven’t posted a single thing that relates to the actual question on the frequency of micrometeoroid impacts in interplanetary/interstellar space.
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    Interplanetary/Interstellar Travel

    Of course, though detecting and evading a grain of sand while traveling at 50km/sec seems a bit beyond our capabilities.
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    Interplanetary/Interstellar Travel

    I was thinking more along the lines of a Hyper-Velocity Whipple Shield than fighting Klingons.
  7. How significant are the effects of micrometeoroid impacts on interplanetary and interstellar travel? The ISS does have some issues with these, but would the space in between planets have them at the same rate? Additionally, would a generational ship traveling to a star say 50 ly from here with current propulsion technology actually be able to remain intact without some kind of ablative armor or shielding, or would micrometeoroids eventually erode the hull til it breeches?
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    The end of gasoline/diesel powered cars?

    Cadmium is rarer. I don’t know battery design, so I don’t know how much cadmium is in a Ni-Cad battery.
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    The end of gasoline/diesel powered cars?

    Hmmm, sounds like producers would need to use some lower tech Ni-cad batteries or similar to make up the difference, with resulting lower efficiency. Either that or there would have to be fewer cars.
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    The Border Wall or Fence

    I think presidential elections seem to cost around $0.5-1 billion per major party. This one will probably break records and be higher.
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    Media Bias

    The right, and especially Pres Trump, constantly are claiming media bias, supposedly supporting the left. Have there been any independent studies on whether that bias actually exists?
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    The Border Wall or Fence

    True, though still plenty of time for folks to declare candidacy. Election isn’t for another 20 months or so.
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    The Border Wall or Fence

    Out of curiosity, are any Democrats advocating removing those sections of wall which already exist?
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    The Border Wall or Fence

    So how is this wall/fence/barrier more or less immoral then any other wall/fence/barrier?
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    U.S. Democratic Primary

    Nah, best odds of leaving with my shirt are my dry cleaning tickets