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14 minutes ago, CallMeCurious said:

Would it though? Often to refurbish to current standards you need to put in a lot of steel to hold up the old masonary, not to mention underpinning the foundations with lots of concrete and ending up with a building that will be less efficient in terms of utiltisation of sapce and energy consumption.

There is a reaason why modern buildings look different to old buildings, it's called progress.    

I agree. And more. Refurbing old buildings can often be more expensive than knocking down and starting fresh

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27 minutes ago, quilp said:

And that's just China, not the US, Mexico, India, and others poisoning the planet. It's not just CO2 they need to crow about. 

Had to copy and paste from the Times today due to paywall,

Schools in Delhi have been shut until further notice and children advised to stay at home to protect their lungs from the toxic smog that has engulfed the Indian capital.

Coal-fired power stations near the city have also been closed down, most construction work halted and lorries banned from the roads unless they are delivering essential goods.

Officials have deployed water sprinklers to dampen down dusty roads and pavements in an effort to reduce airborne particulates. Half the government has been told to work from home.

Lorries have been banned from the roads unless they are delivering essential goods The drastic measures come in response to the Supreme Court demanding action by national and local government to protect the health of the city’s 20 million residents in the face of high concentrations of PM2.5 — the smallest particles that cause serious heart and respiratory diseases such as lung cancer. The pollution has been so bad for the past ten days, oscillating between “severe” and “hazardous” on official scales, that breathing the air is said to have the equivalent health effects of smoking a packet of cigarettes a day. The safe limit for PM2.5 according to the World Health Organisation is 60 micrograms per cubic metre. Several parts of the city recorded figures close to or higher than 400 micrograms per cubic metre on Tuesday, which is categorised as “severe”. The Delhi authorities are considering imposing a short lockdown in a bid to tackle the smog engulfing the city HARISH TYAGI/EPA Some schools had already shut last week because of pollution, only a few weeks since they reopened after the pandemic and the Delhi government said it was considering further lockdown measures, as the forecast suggested that the pollution could continue. Delhi has long been ranked the world’s most polluted capital, with the risks increasing in winter months. As well as notorious traffic and fumes from coal-burning power stations, and industry, farmers burning crop stubble and the smoke from explosive fire crackers let off for the Diwali festival, have also been blamed for worsening air quality. This year’s health emergency has exposed the city’s two new “smog towers” — giant air purifiers — as white elephants. Installed in August at great expense, and against the advice of experts, their huge fans are doing little to alleviate the problem.

 

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24 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

This year’s health emergency has exposed the city’s two new “smog towers” — giant air purifiers — as white elephants. Installed in August at great expense, and against the advice of experts, their huge fans are doing little to alleviate the problem.

Has the Indian government hired some of our DoI crayonistas?

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2 hours ago, CallMeCurious said:

While they wail and ring thier hands over preserving buildings of dubious heritage value vs saving the planet from the ravages of CO2 for new build (embedded carbon and all that), the Chinese are burning 4,319,921,826 tons of coal every year (circa 2016). 

All 85,000 people on the island could each burn 9 tons of coal a year (365 x 25kg bag) making a total consumption of 765,000 tons and not even reach 18/1,000th of 1% of what China does. 

Put another way, to offset Chinas carbon footprint of 13.8 Gt CO2 per year would take 6 trees absorb a ton of CO2 requiring some 83 billion trees to be planted every year.  Or 2,600 trees every second until you run out of land.

So we tie ourselves in knots, waste stupid amounts of money* on 'reducng our carbon footprint' while people go hungry and homeless, our health service spirals into collapse and our infrastructure falls apart.

*And the ultimate irony is most of that green money ends up in China because thats where most of the raw materials and manufacturing takes place.

Why aren't Extinction Rebellion protesting outside the Chinese Embassy? Boycotting Chinese products? Or insisting our government raise trade tarifs on Chinese goods?

 

   

So?

You could use that argument for any small group of people.

 

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Related.  Hopefully they get clearance to use the otherwise unused and derelict building and the Heritage Nimby's don't get involved. 

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=64516&headline=Popular cafe reveals plans to expand&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2021

Although someone really needs to get the old other derelict cafe sorted at the end of the prom. 

 

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1 hour ago, The Phantom said:

Related.  Hopefully they get clearance to use the otherwise unused and derelict building and the Heritage Nimby's don't get involved. 

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=64516&headline=Popular cafe reveals plans to expand&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2021

Although someone really needs to get the old other derelict cafe sorted at the end of the prom. 

 

Theirs is an excellent business and they would be making good use of a derelict building and tidying it up at no cost to the Laxey ratepayers. I hope the Laxey mafia don’t stop this from going ahead. When the beach huts were in use you couldn’t get a sniff at using them if you weren’t blessed with the correct surname. 

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2 hours ago, Itsmeee said:

Theirs is an excellent business and they would be making good use of a derelict building and tidying it up at no cost to the Laxey ratepayers. I hope the Laxey mafia don’t stop this from going ahead. When the beach huts were in use you couldn’t get a sniff at using them if you weren’t blessed with the correct surname. 

It is an excellent business. It always seems absolutely PACKED outside too.

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Chai lattes! Is there any other type of Chai? Chai tea is spiced tea with hot milk or evap. Black Chai, that Chai! does that exist? Perhaps you like milk with your Earl Gray or ask for an Exxxpresso?

What right do we have to piss around with someone elses tradition?

Hygge? That Danish thing?

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