thomas pendrake

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About thomas pendrake

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  • Birthday 10/04/1946

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  • Website URL http://tomsbackporch.blogger.com/

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  • Gender Male
  • Location florida
  • Interests blog on alternative energy and science in general, and bluegrass
  1. Climate Change Dialogues: Denialists and the Disadvantaged

    I comment on a lot of forums, stuff on AOL, Google+, Opera, etc., and am shocked at the anger and ignorance that so many people on the denier side seem to display. I would expect the side that admits that anthropogenic global warming is real would be the angry ones. Not enough people seem to read my blog for me to get a lot of comments there (Pendrake's Passions)
  2. been away for awhile, willl try to spend more time on forum, have been having problems

    1. Simon Leufstedt

      Simon Leufstedt

      It's good to have you back Thomas! :)

  3. Do you use bicycle?

    I use my bike to go everywhere. Because my arches are pretty much shot, I don't walk long distances. The last time my car broke down I couldn't afford to replace it and I would have had to replace the crankshaft to repair it, so I now bike everywhere. I have a good quality bike.
  4. been sick

    1. Simon Leufstedt

      Simon Leufstedt

      I hope you are feeling much better now :)

  5. Power from Septic Tanks

    So far do-it-yourself is the primary option in the U.S. Most of the work being done is focused on industrial waste systems where there is a lot of profit $$$$. collecting the methane primarily requires having a good seal on the lid (assuming you have a concrete tank) and a vent leading to a bladder type tank (which you will probably have to make yourself). I hope to finish a detailed article for my blog shortly and will try to at least put together a list of references shortly. How you utilize the methane is another set of options. Even burning it is better than just releasing it into the atmosphere,
  6. Bike Lanes

    My city has some bicycle lanes and tries to market itself as bike friendly. We are on a major bicycle tourist route and the city and county have done a marvelous job of creating a bike route for these tourists in the hope of cashing in on the tourist traffic. I suspect that the construction was paid for out of Federal and State funds and probably some community groups. Much of the route is also part of a rails-to-rails trail.
  7. Power from Septic Tanks

    About one fourth of U.S. households use septic tanks for sewage disposal. When a septic tank is functioning properly it produces methane (actually, it produces gobar, a mixture of methane, carbon-dioxide, and water vapor). Methane is a far more significant greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, so using that methane as a power source helps reduce global warming. It takes very little to capture that methane. In some parts of the world this is done to provide power to remote areas. I am trying to encourage a movement in the U.S. to promote power from septic tanks. Can I get some discussion going on this subject?
  8. Howdy, y'all

    I am a physicist and Blogger from Florida. I write about alternative energy and other topics relating to the world. I might write about Bluegrass, the relation of science and religion, what's going on with hobbits ( homo floresiensis)
  9. Worse than we thought: Climate uncertainties turning into harsh facts

    The Biblical teaching is that Noah was ridiculed for building the ark. He warned of a great flood, but no one believed him. Modern science indicates that there was indeed a great flood, though not exactly as described in the Bible, but there is a evidence of a great deal of early civilization under water. One would think that the right wing would be familiar with the story.
  10. Hello thomas pendrake, welcome to Green Blog! :)