@brightneedle @solarpunkgnome

yeah, the uranium extraction is one area I never looked at. I admit to having an overly simplified view of it. I guess I have to do more research if I really want to vouch for it

I just realized Sel doesn't show up on my local timeline?

Question for Seattle/Portland area Folks (cw: alcohol) (plz boost!) 

Hey frens!

Do you know of any local breweries that are union shops?

I keep running into examples of Breweries that treat their employees like shit because they can get away with it. Here's a job posting from Rogue as an example.
i.imgur.com/cfGFm5j.png

I want to find union brewers 'cause union brewed beer tastes like solidarity, and solidarity is easily one of the world's finest flavors. :blobyum:

@Augur

See that's where I'm at. Dude has some other good points though. it's interesting

@Wewereseeds

I don't really know how much meaning is in the existing color combos you're using, but green with purple seems like a good combination for solar/lunar punk. I'm really into soft purples right now :_earth: :_moonfog:

@rumblestiltskin

yeah, that's true. That is definitely a reason to transition away from it, but I think that the storage techniques we use are safe enough to worry about transitioning away once we have the climate thing figured out. That's a much more existential threat, and nuclear is such an abundant source which will not pollute the air

@joachim

Right, that's fair enough for most people, but this guy interviewed 700 experts on energy production and the climate. I feel like he should have a bit more of a nuanced opinion of nuclear than comes across in his writing.

But I haven't interviewed 700 people about it, so maybe I'm the one with the bad opinion. I am definitely affected by the fact that I went into my engineering career because, at 17, I wanted to help the climate by getting into nuclear energy production one day

Geoengineering 

@solarpunkgnome

oh my gosh, I think this is an interesting idea! I wonder what effect it would have on like food production and such. Like, the temperature would go down at a controlled rate, but we'd have less energy making it to plants, and even earth bound solar panels

I'm reading a book about renewable energy, and the author really hates uranium nuclear energy. He puts it right next to coal as an "expensive, dangerous and dirty" process.

I know it's not actually renewable, but does anyone have an insight as to why someone would have such fangs for it? It's definitely not expensive; france has almost no cost for energy because they use more nuclear than anyone.

He even admits a few times in the book that there are some things we need to live with as a transition to long term sustainable stuff, but wants to abolish nuclear asap.

@actionweek it is salvaged, but the contents we're not toxic ;) thanks for the advice. We're going to have fun with this

Hi I'm Brandon, aka Comrade Squidward on other instances. I wanted to show off the tiny first step we're making to being sustainable.

We took the down spout chain from our shed and directed it into a 55 gallon drum. We have more plumbing plans in store for this, plus a second barrel for the main house downspout. We're going to use it to water an herb garden we're planting soon :)

@actionweek

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