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Life-cycle greenhouse-gas emissions of energy sources[edit]

As I noticed you on the talk page, please check this out and let me know what you think.

2012 Yale University systematic review and Harmonization

A Yale University review published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology analyzing CO2 life cycle assessment emissions from nuclear power determined that.[1]

"The collective LCA literature indicates that life cycle GHG emissions from nuclear power are only a fraction of traditional fossil sources and comparable to renewable technologies."

It went on to note that for the most common category of reactors, the Light water reactor:

"Harmonization decreased the median estimate for all LWR technology categories so that the medians of BWRs, PWRs, and all LWRs are similar, at approximately 12 g CO2-eq/kWh"

The study noted that differences between emissions scenarios were:

"The electric system was dominated by nuclear (or renewables) and a system dominated by coal can result in a fairly large ranging (from 4 to 22 g CO2-eq/kWh) compared to (30 to 110 g CO2-eq/kWh), respectively."

The study predicted that depending on a number of variables, including how carbon intensive the electricity supply was in the future, and the quality of Uranium ore:

"median life cycle GHG emissions could be 9 to 110 g CO2-eq/kWh by 2050."

  1. ^ Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Nuclear Electricity Generation

Merger Proposal[edit]

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Road Case/Flight case merge[edit]

Agreed. I think that someone looking for encyclopaedic information on this topic would not differentiate between a flight or road case and would want all the information available in one article. Indeed, it would make Wikipedia more concise to merge. A visitor may not know there's any difference anyway, and not look for the other article at all.

What is the procedure for getting a merge to happen once it's been flagged on a talk page?Black Stripe (talk) 14 July 2013.

Cuban missile crisis or Cuban Missile Crisis[edit]

There is currently another vote taking place on the talk page of Cuban missile crisis whether to recapitalize the name or keep it in lowercase. You participated in the 2012 vote, and may want to voice an opinion or comment on this one. I'm writing this to the voters from 2012 who may not know about this vote. Randy Kryn 19:04 13 January, 2015 (UTC)

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After premature archiving, the user prematurely moved the article to "light-independent reactions". I don't think I can handle the user alone. What to do about the premature retitling? --George Ho (talk) 21:47, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I've moved it back, and left a disruption warning on EditSafe's user talk page. I may also raise it at ANI, and will try to sort out the other out-of-process edits. Andrewa (talk) 23:02, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a million times for resolving the premature move. Well, I guess I must rely on better resources, eh? :) --George Ho (talk) 23:10, 27 March 2017 (UTC)
With the recent spate of admin-bashing, encouraged by the newish policy that admins are more accountable than other users for ALL activities whether acting in an admin capacity or not (and there are many situations where we are PROHIBITED from acting in an admin capacity) I've seriously considered resigning from the adminship. But we're seriously short of admins, and "the mop" is very useful on occasions.
Thanks for the encouragement. Appreciated. Andrewa (talk) 07:23, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
I think the process at least is under control now, I called in the bot expert, see User talk:wbm1058#Help needed with a messy move. But in that we now have another admin involved I think ANI is unnecessary for the moment. Andrewa (talk) 18:17, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks again. Also, can the poorly worded RFC be handled by rephrasing or something: Talk:American Pekin#RfC Previous and Current Revisions? George Ho (talk) 19:26, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I think we'll just delete it from the page, in due course. Meantime don't feed the trolls. Andrewa (talk) 21:49, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
May I ping EdJohnston? George Ho (talk) 19:27, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Nothing stopping you but I don't see the point. I'm guessing it's just a matter of time before either he or I block EditSafe for 24 hours, see User talk:EditSafe#Please take care. It would be good to thank him for this edit (the summary says it all). And that makes three admins now on the job and in general agreement, so I think you can relax.
But by all means keep me posted here. I have a lot going on at the moment, so heads-ups never hurt. Andrewa (talk) 21:55, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

The article was moved without discussion. I was moving it back unbtil the discussion that was opened after the move is resolved. EditSafe (talk) 03:30, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes, EditSafe, and you should not have done that. Once a move discussion is opened, the affected pages should not be moved until the discussion is closed. By all means state in the RM that it is reversing a disputed and undiscussed move, that's an important part of the rationale for moving it back. Or, revert the move and then open a formal RM for the undiscussed move but oppose it, you can do this with a requested move (unlike with a deletion proposal) and I can help if it seems a bit strange. But do not preempt the RM decision as you did on that occasion.
If you think this is unreasonable, I suggest you raise it at WT:RM. I predict you won't get a lot of support, but feel free. Andrewa (talk) 06:58, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

What to do about this edit? Also, the guy assumed that I had the OWN-ish behavior, so I struck out the comment. --George Ho (talk) 03:23, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

...Maybe I should assume good faith for now. What to do with the source citing the info? George Ho (talk) 03:36, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Never mind; someone else reverted the edit. George Ho (talk) 07:58, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

George Ho Interesting... it certainly bears watching. Andrewa (talk) 10:29, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Similar edit is reverted again. George Ho (talk) 00:08, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
And again. George Ho (talk) 23:46, 18 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi. This article is being attacked by a vandal that is not a Wikipedia member. I want the article to be protected. Thanks. - Ullierlich (talk) 07:07, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Agree that their edits are problematic. But my initial impression is that some of your edits such as this one are no less POV than the ones you've been reverting. I have removed some of the worst text. Let us discuss on that article's talk page, see Talk:Kadir Mısıroğlu#Removed text.
But if this IP continues to insert POV material semi-protection is certainly a possibility, or a block on the address, and I am quite willing to do either.
Feel free to keep me posted here. And in case you're worried about a boomerang, I very rarely block anyone, it's a near-to-last resort. We're certainly not to that stage with you. But we are with the IP. Andrewa (talk) 21:59, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Attempted edits on David Lee (screenwriter)[edit]

I checked the Geolocation and found that IPs come from Palm Springs, California. Seems that the apparently same person was trying to say that the subject's relationship ended. However, no sources currently verify that the relationship ended. I'm unsure whether the edits were good faith or just unverifiable gossip. Thoughts? --George Ho (talk) 16:38, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Interesting. The first step in resolving any content question is to discuss it on the article talk page, so start a new section at Talk:David Lee (screenwriter) is my suggestion. For the moment we assume good faith and that means hoping that if we clearly and politely explain Wikipedia's methods etc to the contributor, they'll respect them. Andrewa (talk) 20:36, 30 March 2017 (UTC)
Done so. --George Ho (talk) 03:04, 31 March 2017 (UTC)


I don't know what to do with this user who persists on making changes on rules to mention Taiwan and/or RoC. Well, I did advise the user to go to some other venues where he could ask for clarity. This user seems very enthusiastic on Taiwan a lot. The user created User:Szqecs/China and Taiwan: main articles, User:Szqecs/Naming conventions (China and Taiwan), and even User:George Ho/Naming conventions (China) (to undo my edits and then paste them there). I want to mention ACDS, but I don't know what to say to the user. --George Ho (talk) 06:46, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

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