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Renewables and fossil fuel

Date: 2018-11-07 11:45 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nojay
I have to smile at the reporting about renewable energy sometimes... the reason no-one is building a lot of new gas-turbine generating capacity at the moment is because we have over 35GW of working on-demand gas-turbine installations already in place and they're not wearing out since they don't run 100% of the time. The market is saturated, basically and gas can meet demand with the existing fleet of generators never mind what the sun and the wind do.

Date: 2018-11-07 01:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
The second one asks all the same questions I've been asking for a very long time and I wish I could provide any answers.

The worst media culprits after the Daily Malice and the Express are the so called 'liberal' press- the Guardian and the Independent!

UK TERFdom getting into bed with the US hard right, transphobic and everything else phobic and -ist Christianist movement might provide some answers.

Are we seeing a bunch of ageing radicals screaming blue murder because they have lost this particular argument? Fwiw, I notice Julie Bindel on the box yesterday lunchtime while I was getting my hair done wading into vegans. Add them to men, trans folks and street workers on her hate list...........

Date: 2018-11-07 06:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ninetydegrees
"Children's screen time has little effect on sleep"

As for everything, it depends on the person. Some people will be extremely susceptible to light variation and cold light/warm light ones just like some people will feel the effect of caffeine for hours, or have trouble getting over jet lag while others won't. It also depends on what you watch.

"Focusing on bedtime routines and regular patterns of sleep, such as consistent wake-up times, are much more effective strategies for helping young people sleep"

Very true. But again some people can have flexible bed times and wake up times and not have any issue. For others the slightest variation (hello DST) will mess them up and it can take days or weeks to get over it.

However, the study doesn't mention the most important question when it comes to sleep. Or it wasn't mentioned in the report. Any sleep specialist will tell you that the amount of time you sleep is not what is fundamental. Some people need to sleep for a long time, some don't and that's true for children. You have to figure out which one you are of course but that's pretty easy to do. What matters is the quality of your sleep, whether you feel rested when you wake up and whether you feel you've had enough energy during your day and these are the key questions in any sleep evaluation worth its salt. Did you have trouble falling asleep? Why? Did you wake up during the night? Why? Was it easy to fall back asleep? Did you wake up before your alarm clock? Why? Did you feel like you had slept at all? Do you take naps? For how long? Do you have nightmares?

The number of students I have who are extremely tired in the morning/in the afternoon and those who tell me they have trouble sleeping is concerning. This kind of study doesn't really help focusing on the important issues or give correct information to parents of children who might have sleeping issues.
Edited Date: 2018-11-07 06:27 pm (UTC)

Date: 2018-11-08 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] luzclarita
The screentime article is shocking to me. The teens I work with are all horribly sleep deprived and I really had assumed it had to do with video games and texting. I wonder if the research is missing something or if there's some other reason they aren't sleeping more than 6 hours a night.

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