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Apocalypse CO2 II by ChrisK-photo Apocalypse CO2 II by ChrisK-photo
Great sunset over the powerplant of Frimmersdorf.

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EDIT:
Okay... Now where to begin?
First of all it is really awesome that this one has become a daily deviation!!! Thank you very much for that!

Thanks for all those FAVs!!!
I'm sorry I can't thank each and every one of you. Over 700 favs in 24h are a bit too much for that.
But I appreaciate every single one!!! Keep it up!

I read all your comments careful and with great interest!
I am really surprised how controversial this subject is discussed here. And how you all state your different opinions!
But please! Keep in mind that you are JUST commenting on a photograph not a political statement! ;)

And please respect each other!!!

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Given 2011-06-27
Suggester says; The artist chose an appropriate title for this piece - the smoke columns rising against the dramatic sunset backdrop creates a desolate, apocalyptic atmosphere.
Apocalypse CO2 II by ~ChrisK-photo ( Suggested by GraphiteColours and Featured by kinipelahh )
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christophf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
strom in jeder SteckDose
gruss aus Oberschlesien
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:iconchrisk-photo:
ChrisK-photo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
Gruß zurück ausm Kohlewesten!
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christophf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
;-)
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AlejandroCastillo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
Stunning capture =)
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:iconmaarew:
maarew Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Great shot :-)
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ChrisK-photo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks alot!
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:icontsahel:
tsahel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing ! I love the sky behind.
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christophf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
photo - excellent! dramatisch und guuuut!

aber aus den Kuehltuermen (das sind die kleineren "Schornsteine") kommt nur lediglich technisch bedingt wasserdampf, ohne welche zusatzstoffe,

aber ganz ruhig, man braucht ab und zu einen ehem. Ingenieur oder Techniker fragen
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T1sup Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
On the right, be reassured : it is only water vapour...
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OliviaMichalski Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!
You have been featured in my Best of May -feature!
Please check it out and give it a favourite if you enjoyed it. :heart:
Have a nice day!
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very dramatic work
excellent shot
congrats for DD
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ChrisK-photo Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks alot! :)
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo ;)
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:iconilionej:
Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Dieses Photo hat es in den Feature "Side"bar meines Journals geschafft.
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ChrisK-photo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank!
Hast du vielleicht einen Link zu deinem Feature?
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:iconilionej:
Ilionej Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] Der "Side"bar ist immer ganz unten.(kleines ironisches Wortspiel. ^^;)
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GREENoneVsSSonic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
правые широкие трубы, это всего лишь градирни, и из них идет просто пар
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InsomniAssassin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
You have a gifted eye. love this shot!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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screwdriver001 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
it's h2o :P
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DarkRavage Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
APOCALYPSE...... SOMETIME LATER. BUT NOT NOW.
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Dr-Fernman Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ಠ‿ಠ
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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Nullcast Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Why is it Apocolypse CO2 if there appears to be nothing coming out of the parts of the plant that emit CO2? Those big weird shaped cylinders are cooling towers, they put out steam only, nothing burned.
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EzekielAngelic Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
And co2 is Carbin + 2 Oxygen right? one carbon atom and two oxygen
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EzekielAngelic Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Maybe to add emotion to the photo. Lots of things in photography aren't what they seem. Most of the beauty comes from something only the photographer can see... lol, maybe
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SketchTM Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I think it's perfect already. :)
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Nullcast Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
If you make something of a political statement you don't get to choose to be inaccurate just for pathos. Yes it's done all the time (mostly by politicians) that doesn't make it any less of a deliberate lie. Now I've looked through more of the comments and learned this is a coal fired plat which means it's output is pretty appalling to generate enough waste heat to need more cooling than many decent sized nuclear plants. However, the picture shows steam coming from the cooling towers and no smoke coming from the smokestacks. As most people don't know the difference between the two the title is still misleading. The thing that gets my gall is it promotes further ignorance that is used to fight nuclear power efforts, which (even with renewable energy sources) we are probably going to need to fill the peak and overnight power demands if we don't want to use fossil fuels.

That said the author's already given the response on other comments and this is the limit of my bile.
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
For accuracy purposes, I sure hope you aren't saying nuclear energy is clean =S
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:iconnullcast:
Nullcast Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Actually? Yes, very. Nuclear energy is so clean that in the absence of a place to put nuclear waste they've been successfully storing it onsite at reactors for years. Solar is cleaner, so is wind (sure bird-strikes happen to wind turbines but bird-strikes happen to lots of things), hydroelectric probably counts too, though it turns out the ecological impact of damming rivers may be higher than we thought. Still, nuclear energy is cleaner than coal, cleaner than gas, it might be cleaner than natural gas (I don't have the info but every other fossil fuel has pollutants that get pumped into the atmosphere beyond the reactions products like CO2 of course so it wouldn't surprise me). And it doesn't produce CO2. The big thing is that nuclear gives massive amounts of energy, the kind we're going to need if we're going to come up with the technologies to separate ourselves from the ecosystem so we can survive without mass murdering back down to an ecologically sustainable population level.

The problem of course is that operating reactors are running decades beyond their designed lifetimes and many should probably be decommissioned and replaced with newer and safer options. Recent events in Japan should have shown us that active safety systems don't work unless all the backup systems to run them are functioning. Newer, passively safe systems, that have been designed but not built for political reasons, would prevent further 3-mile-island style scenarios like this. Also, there are many ultimately much cleaner reactor designs that never get beyond the research reactor phases because they're either politically suicidal to build, or we're afraid they could be used to help breed weapons-grade material. As it is it's not like it's prevented people like Iran from building a nuclear program so the anti-proliferation arguments may be a moot point (which I'll admit is plenty frightening).

That leaves the rampant public anti-nuclear sentiment which is one of my political goals to attack.
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I didn't ask how clean it was relative to other energy sources. I inquired into the accuracy of the statement that it is clean or safe.

Aside from the utter insanity of declaring we should "separate ourselves from the ecosystem," which I'll get back to in a moment, to honestly believe the amount of radioactive waste and spent parts the 441 worldwide plants produce a year is of no harm and that the attempts to store it on site are successful is laughable. In the States alone the amount of waste is increasing rapidly beyond capacity with no real permanent storage available, as you pointed out. No matter what we do, it's not really goin anywhere...It will very likely outlast our species. It will remain mortally hot and destructive to all organisms but a few bacteria for thousands of years.

Co2 is nothing compared to the toxins, especially the dioxins, that we release with normal energy development and use. I don't even need to get into radiation poisoning. In the Earths history, volcano eruptions (Yellowstone anyone?) each produced vast amounts of co2 into the atmosphere, more than we have in our little 200 years. Co2 is the least of our worries...It is just one small factor among hundreds that will inevitably lead to a cascade.

I think it's silly to believe we can be separated from an ecosystem that originates us, nourishes us, prepares the environment for us in all ways and one that we understand little to nothing about. In the time it will take for us to understand that system, let alone figure out how we could conceivably survive without it, the waste of our foolishness will just pile up around us and likely bring about the mass death you think is avoidable anyway. Pick up an average handful of soil and you will have in your hand thousands of species of organisms that haven't even been discovered yet. They live inside you, pervade you, keep you clean and healthy...they prevent the dead skin flakes your body is constantly shedding from piling up around you and your home. They make up the larger part of your body...So there's no separation to be had my friend. All life is related, and connected. There is no way to separate from it and to believe otherwise is a great example of the hubris of our species.

You clearly think humans are above all other organic life...but the truth is we depend on that, and without it we wouldn't be here in the first place. We are far too immature to manage our technology well enough to depend on it.
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Americarules1776 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Student General Artist
You do know we could recycle the nuclear waste right that was one of the reactor designs that got cancelled thanks to the Government not wanting to fund it but it works General Atomics built a few of them also look up Thorium reactors. Plus coal plants produce a crap ton more radiation than any nuclear power plant.
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EzekielAngelic Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Dude, WHHHAAAAAAT!? - If you make something of a political statement you don't get to choose to be inaccurate just for pathos. - Who made that rule? Or is it just something thats happens so much it's considered 'right'. I have no idea about anything political. I thought I made it clear that when I look at the name, and this, it doesn't change or effect my views on anything. Until we know the EXACT reason he took this photo and gave it that name I think you should save the political stuff for later >_> It's a beautiful photo, which gives me the impression that just because something is harmful, doesn't mean it has to appear so. Thats all. After reading your opinion it made me think ... 'Wow, what is he talking about'? smh... I'm obviously not old enough to grasp the meaning.
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Iz0x0Iz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Awesome colors and use of space. I have some similar photos that I haven't uploaded yet
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snowfox41011 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
uggh i hate humasn and their wast beutiful pic though!
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SAVALISTE Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011   Photographer
man I get these kinds of shots all the time :D but the plants in my area don't have those large stacks
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cheesyGFX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Beauty in chaos.:heart:
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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love for you to join my group #DA-Art-Gallery This is just perfect.
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tinayan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
wow.
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Kinotsune Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
mmm das schaut aus, wie unser Atomkraftwerk in Lingen.
oder ist das 'normales' Industriegelände?
so schauts aus, als könnte man es einfach platt treten... das wäre bei einem Kraftwerk natürlich noch etwas unheimlicher... nein, warte das ist leider realitätsnah. ;d
aber zurück zum Thema: hätte ja nie gedacht dass so ein Industrieblock mal so harmonisch aussehen könnte. Schön gesehen! x)
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hijodio Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
so sad sad asd as dasd sads sad!
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fongkaiko Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
very nice!! very nice colors!
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Antandr Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Photographer
I'm pretty sure that's just steam :P
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kitsuK8 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
If it is a nuclear power plant, than it is just steam. Beautiful photo, but no relation to the title (CO2 emissions).
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Antandr Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Photographer
True :nod:
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Kodiackk8 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
yeah, it looks like a nuclear plant to me, so im sure its just steam. but whatever, it makes a good picture ^^
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Antandr Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Photographer
Yup, still great pic
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Ilionej Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Wie schön die Natur doch ist. Und der Mensch pflastert sie mit Betonkklötzen voll, mit denen er ihre Resourcen ausbeutet.

Fantastische Aufnahme. Wie der Himmel das Kraftwerk leuchten lässt, täuscht über die Absicht dahinter hinweg. Eine schlummernde Bestie. Doch auch sie wird einmal verfallen, zur Natur zurückgehen, wenn die Kohle aufgebraucht ist. Aber andererseits noch immer besser, als ein Atomkraftwerk, das ganze Landstreifen auf Millionen Jahre verseuchen kann.
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Theaitetos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Hier werden keine Ressourcen "ausgebeutet". Wie du vielleicht weisst, besitzt die Erde genuegend Schwerkraft um die eigene Atmosphaere zu halten, was bedeutet, dass auch die hier aus der verfeuerten Kohle entstehenden Gase die Erde nicht verlassen, sondern der Natur wieder zur freien Verfuegung stehen.

Kohle (hier: Braunkohle) selbst stellt den wahren Raubbau an der Natur dar, denn sie erfuellt keinen Zweck auf Erden, wird fuer keine biologischen Prozesse benoetigt und liegt einfach nur nutzlos herum. Die Kohle entstand durch Pflanzenablagerungen, und diese Pflanzen bildeten sich aus Wasser und CO2 (siehe Photosynthese). Kohle stellt also nichts anderes dar, als eine Ansammlung des aus der Atmosphaere geraubten CO2. Sie zu verfeuern stellt das geraubte CO2 der Biosphaere wieder zur Verfuegung, so dass weitere Pflanzen wachsen koennen.

Und nein, Kohlekraftwerke sind gar nicht besser als anderes. Allein in Deutschland sterben jedes Jahr 5.000 Menschen im Zusammenhang mit der Stromerzeugung durch Braunkohle (Braunkohle macht 23,7% der Stromerzeugung aus); Steinkohle (18,7%) fordert nocheinmal 3.000 Tote pro Jahr in Deutschland. Durch Kernkraft (22,6%) sterben jaehrlich etwa 10 Menschen; durch Biomasse (4,6%) bereits 100 Menschen pro Jahr. Die Anzahl schwerer Erkrankungen in der BRD pro Jahr belaufen sich auf etwa: 45.000 durch Braunkohle, 26.000 durch Steinkohle, 1.200 durch Biomasse und 30 durch Kernkraft.
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L5R1S8 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I already noticed other people saying it, but what the fuck. The substance visible on the photo is steam, the toxic gases (CO2,SO2...) are actually invisible. Great photo, nevertheless.
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