October 4, 2014 at 4:28 pm #48333
Senate report indicates over 1,000 international scientists dissent on the topic of man-made global warming:
DuaneOctober 7, 2014 at 11:40 pm #48457
CO2 is plant food !!!
The stupidest thing ever from the global warming crowd has to be ethenol in gasoline. Ethanol consumes more energy to produce than it yields.
That’s right it takes more energy in fossil fuel to make ethanol than you get back , a huge waste of time.
70 Percent More Energy Required to Make Ethanol than Actually is in Ethanol: Cornell
Among his findings:
* An acre of U.S. corn yields about 7,110 pounds of corn for processing into 328 gallons of ethanol. But planting, growing and harvesting that much corn requires about 140 gallons of fossil fuels and costs $347 per acre, according to Pimentel’s analysis. Thus, even before corn is converted to ethanol, the feedstock costs $1.05 per gallon of ethanol.
* The energy economics get worse at the processing plants, where the grain is crushed and fermented. As many as three distillation steps are needed to separate the 8 percent ethanol from the 92 percent water. Additional treatment and energy are required to produce the 99.8 percent pure ethanol for mixing with gasoline.
Read the whole thing here http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_17166.cfmOctober 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm #48460
A tiny sliver of transitional rain forest is surrounded by hectares of soybean fields in the Mato Grosso state, Brazil.
The Cost of the Biofuel Boom:
Destroying Indonesia’s Forests
A lone stump is all that remains of this area of rain forest in Sumatra that was cleared and planted for palm oil.
October 8, 2014 at 12:04 am #48461
Chopping down the rain forest to make motor fuel instead of using petroleum.October 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm #48569Frank BlankenshipParticipant
Wha-a-t? All I see is a lot of deforestation in the photos above, and a significant factor in climate change. Forests cool things down. Deserts, and pavements, tend to be hot, hot, hot. Forests are a few degrees cooler than open spaces in general.
Searching for cleaner fuels is always going to be something of a mixed bag. As far as automobiles go, electricity is a lot cleaner. This ethanol thing comes out of resource depletion and seeking independence from mid-east oil and gas reserves, too. People talk atomic, but then plutonium has a long half-life however hush hush you want to make that sound. Given gas emissions, well, you’re always going to have something of a problem. Bottom line, pollution is pollution. Pollution is fueling climate change. Ignore pollution at your own, and the earth’s, peril.October 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm #48572humanbeingParticipant
Posting this link again;
I really don’t get you all-have a porfolio in the coal/gas industry???
read it and weep-I know I see it happening all around me…October 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm #48573
Tropical deforestation accounts for about 10 percent of the world’s heat-trapping emissions — equivalent to the annual tailpipe emissions of 600 million average U.S. cars.
Deforestation contributes 6–17% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions to the atmosphere .
Deforestation all over Adds More Atmospheric CO2 than the Sum Total of Cars & Trucks on the World’s Roads.
Illegal land clearance to make way for soy production in Para, Brazil. Photo by Alberto César courtesy of Greenpeace
October 10, 2014 at 5:47 pm #48575
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In the next 24 hours, deforestation will release as much CO2 into the atmosphere as 8 million people flying from London to New York. Stopping the loggers is the fastest and cheapest solution to climate change. So why are global leaders turning a blind eye to this crisis?
The accelerating destruction of the rainforests that form a precious cooling band around the Earth’s equator, is now being recognised as one of the main causes of climate change. Carbon emissions from deforestation far outstrip damage caused by planes and automobiles and factories.October 13, 2014 at 1:34 pm #48655Frank BlankenshipParticipant
Okay, Copy_cat. I don’t get it. Are you conceding that ‘global warming’ IS occurring?
There are two primary, and man-made, causes for climate change…
How? Primarily by two actions: <b>Burning fossil fuels</b>, with a smaller contribution from <b>clear cutting forests</b>, known as deforestation.October 13, 2014 at 4:11 pm #48673uprisingParticipant
I was wondering that, too. I don’t see anyone arguing in favor of clear-cutting or ethanol.
Here’s the good news:
Climate News Network, 10 October 2014: “World of clean energy ‘feasible’ by mid-century”
http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2014/10/world-of-clean-energy-feasible-by-mid-century/January 18, 2015 at 11:52 am #52731
The far left needs “climate crisis” like psychiatry needs “schizophrenia.”
It has to be dangerous, in need of immediate action, drastic measures need to be taken, and freedom is secondary to control.
DuaneJanuary 18, 2015 at 12:06 pm #52733
Forget the real science. Go with sensationalism. Get the people to think like sheep. To act like sheep as they go to slaughtrer… Baaah, baaah. Destroy the economy while making people dependent on energy subsidies as rates to heat their homes double, triple. Tax energy companies for not offering more wind and solar power – systems that are not yet in place to adequately take care of the grid. Watch as elderly people, those who are on fixed incomes freeze on the winter. Transfer wealth – it’s worked so well in the past, especially under Stalin and Mao. Give China a pass, blame America, again. Follow the cap and trade model. It does nothing to improve air quality globally, but makes America haters feel good. A
Al Gore’s ideas are ingenious. He’s an intellectual giant, even if he is part of that nasty 1 percent. Baaah, baaah.
DuaneJanuary 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm #52734John HoggettParticipant
Climate change is indeed like psychiatyr, it is dangerous, in need of immediate action, drastic measures need to be taken, and freedom for corporations is secondary to the welfare of the majority.
I am happy to swap slogans for a while if you want DuaneJanuary 18, 2015 at 12:12 pm #52735
Glad you’re here. This is the place we can discuss these issues in depth, for anyone interested, while keeping the blogs on topic. At least that’s my opinion.
DuaneJanuary 18, 2015 at 12:17 pm #52736John HoggettParticipant
I think heating of houses for the poor is an interesting point. The Fuel Povery Network in the UK campaings for insulation on housing, and publically held energy generation companies at city or state level, producing energy from renewables. Energy Table Berlin has a similar plan. Energy Table Berlin is a coalition of left leaning groups and green groups. Energy generated at city and town level used to be common.
I think these inititives compare well with communinty lead mental health inititives using social model methods such as peer support, open dialogue and sancturies based on the Soteria House model along with community development so that the community has more input into services and how they are delivered. This contrasts with how things are at the moment where Big Pharma makes an unholy alliance with psyhciatry and basically bribes Thought Leaders (alias greedy Dr’s) in psyhiatry to promote the evil pills.
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