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All hail the Cater-Piller

By johnboy - 25 May 2012 34


Territory and Municipal Services have announced the winners of their ACTION Buses drawing competition with Ayami Starke taking out top honours.:

“The judges felt that Ayami’s drawing best captured this year’s theme of Draw for the future – the ultimate environmentally-friendly bus. We are very excited to see Ayami’s concept of Canberra’s sustainable future on the back of one of our buses soon,” Mr Roncon said.

“This year’s entrants showed great creativity and some very imaginative concepts for environmentally-friendly bus options, including a bus powered by passenger pedal power and another fuelled by cooking oil.

Other winners were:

    • Andy Dunn, under 4 years of age
    • Tayla Abbott, between 5 and 6 years of age
    • Luke Palmer, between 7 and 8 years of age
    • Ivy Prosser, between 9 and 10 years of age
    • Aisha Bottrill, between 11 and 13 years of age
    • Ayami Starke, overall winner.

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All hail the Cater-Piller
Postalgeek 11:12 pm 27 May 12

dvaey said :

Jethro said :

I’ll tell you want. Go stand in an airtight room and pump it full of CO2. Then let me know how you feel about your statement.

Put a tree in there and see what it thinks. Just because its of no use to you, it doesnt mean its of no use. Also, you dont have to ‘pump it full of CO2’, the human body produces it naturally, so I guess in a way every breath we take is polluting the atmosphere.

Really? Stick a tree in a room full of CO2 and see what it thinks? I can tell you it won’t like it.

Anyone with an elementary understanding of botany will tell you almost all plants need oxygen in the atmosphere and around their roots for resperation like you or me. CO2 is used in photosynthesis to provide energy for the plant. They don’t ‘breathe’ it.

Sandman 10:46 pm 27 May 12

Wow, picking on an 11 year olds spelling and understanding of mechanics/thermodynamics. I’m starting to get a sense of why kids today have no respect for the know it all “grown ups”.

If no-one else wants to say it, Congratulations Ayami. Let’s hope you don’t cave in to the criticism and negativity and keep thinking outside the box.

Thumper 8:21 pm 27 May 12

HenryBG said :

Thumper said :

Mind sharing with us what your qualifications in chemistry and/or biology might be, and where we might find your funny ideas published so we can check that the ideas you are trying to spread here have some sort of firm base in fact?

Mind sharing any of your tertiary qualifications Henry?

Luckily, I’m not out on a limb contradicting the relevant subject-matter experts by trying to share kook opinions about that laws of physics, so my qualifications aren’t relevant.

It’s very simple: CO2 is more opaque to radiation in certain wavelengths.
Those wavelengths happen to match the wavelengths of solar radiation that is bouncing back off the earth and radiating back out towards space.
CO2 therefore captures heat that would otherwise leave our planet.
This is what we call a “greenhouse gas”.
More “greenhouse gas” means more heat.
More heat means changing climate, melting ice and elevated sea levels.

You don’t need a degree to understand that. I’m sure even high school drop-outs wouldn’t have too much trouble with it. Begs the question though, what’s wrong with Dvaey and Thumper, to name just two.

You can get onto the CSIRO and BoM websites and find all this stuff out for yourselves instead of believing the crap you read in the paper.

So I take it that your answer is, well, none?

HenryBG 6:38 pm 27 May 12

shauno said :

HenryBG said :

Lazy I said :

Looks like the relentless ‘green’ indoctrination in our school system is coming up with results!

Yeah, what’s not to love about pollution?

Yeah but CO2 is not pollution remember that or do you believe the spin.

I think this is Jim Jones’ cue for his line,

Let me get this straight – You don’t want to call CO2 “pollution”, therefore global warming isn’t happening?

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