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Several times a year, my mind turns back towards what it is Supposed to be doing. I'm in that mode now. Time to see about some new stories.
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If you disagree with something that I or anyone has said, please QUOTE THE EXACT WORDS YOU DISAGREE WITH. This avoids many misunderstandings.
If you cannot do that, then don't be surprised if I don't want to be bothered with you.
To all the rest, Come on in, Read and Learn! That is all I ask. I do not claim special knowledge; in fact, I freely admit that I have a long way to go.
But with a degree in geology and 30 years of following this, I think I have a pretty good idea of which way to go.
In the end, which way you choose to believe, is up to you. But you should base your decision upon the facts, not upon hype.
A Description of SomeIrritation lifts my browA Description of Some by Crazy-Eel
As I hear the same arguments
After having seen rebuttals
That while adequate fall on deaf ears
Allow me to sigh in frustration
For I am not a good speaker
But I wish I could could say something
To put some common sense in these people
Where did education go
That these people dare think
A few words was enough
To get the entire story?
Where is the intelligence
That these people claim to have
When they refuse to dive in
To look for the deeper meaning?
It was written perhaps with the thought
That we were intelligent creatures
Fearfully and wonderfully made
But where is that fear and wonder?
Lost in the clouds of pleasure
If it feels good it is good
Until a few years later
When our debt is due
Asshole AtheistsOOH, TIME TO ATTACK THIS DUMB BITCH SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE TITLE BEFORE WE EVEN READ THE RANT!Asshole Atheists by AVA-1966
Please don't, lol. Read it first. The opinions in this rant are my own and you don't have to agree. If you don't, that's fine. If you do, thank you! Remember: respect is key.
We hear all the time about how religious people, mainly Christians, can really go crazy when it comes to forcing their beliefs on people and being jerks to whoever doesn't believe in the same things they believe in. And I, as a Christian, agree with that 100%. I've met some of the most hateful Christians who honestly contradict everything they claim to stand for and make humongous hypocrites out of themselves. It's actually really hilarious. But what about the atheists who get so offended and angry when someone mentions the word "God" or says anything about their religion?
Why is it worthy of such hate? If I'm respectful to you and don't try to force my beliefs and opini
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
A research effort by Google corporation to make renewable energy viable has been a complete failure, according to the scientists who led the programme. After 4 years of effort, their conclusion is that renewable energy “simply won’t work”.
According to an interview with the engineers, published in IEEE;
“At the start of RE<C, we had shared the attitude of many stalwart environmentalists: We felt that with steady improvements to today’s renewable energy technologies, our society could stave off catastrophic climate change. We now know that to be a false hope …
Renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.”
There is simply no 'get out' clause for renewables supporters. The people who ran the study are very much committed to the belief that CO2 is dangerous – they are supporters of James Hansen. Their sincere goal was not to simply install a few solar cells, but to find a way to fundamentally transform the economics of energy production – to make renewable energy cheaper than coal. To this end, the study considered exotic innovations barely on the drawing board, such as self erecting wind turbines, using robotic technology to create new wind farms without human intervention. The result however was total failure – even these exotic possibilities couldn’t deliver the necessary economic model.
The key problem appears to be that the cost of manufacturing the components of the renewable power facilities is far too close to the total recoverable energy – the facilities never, or just barely, produce enough energy to balance the budget of what was consumed in their construction. This leads to a runaway cycle of constructing more and more renewable plants simply to produce the energy required to manufacture and maintain renewable energy plants – an obvious practical absurdity.
According to the IEEE article;
“Even if one were to electrify all of transport, industry, heating and so on, so much renewable generation and balancing/storage equipment would be needed to power it that astronomical new requirements for steel, concrete, copper, glass, carbon fibre, neodymium, shipping and haulage etc etc would appear. All these things are made using mammoth amounts of energy: far from achieving massive energy savings, which most plans for a renewables future rely on implicitly, we would wind up needing far more energy, which would mean even more vast renewables farms – and even more materials and energy to make and maintain them and so on. The scale of the building would be like nothing ever attempted by the human race.”
I must say I’m personally surprised at the conclusion of this study. I genuinely thought that we were maybe a few solar innovations and battery technology breakthroughs away from truly viable solar power. But if this study is to be believed, solar and other renewables will never in the foreseeable future deliver meaningful amounts of energy.
Please do read the article at Spectrum- it is chock full of gloom and doom over the state of the climate- despite the clear FACTS that the climate is doing anything BUT what 'man-made' global warming alarmists keep telling us it is doing. And, pay close attention to one thing they do NOT mention as a viable alternative: NUCLEAR.
I've been saying this for some time, with a great many factual articles to back it up: industrial-level renewables CANNOT EVER replace what we've got going right now. Can they help? Yes, to a small extent. Take note that Germany and the UK have installed enough wind and solar to generate upwards of 80% of their total needs- and all of that combined, rarely generates more than 15% of their needs, and then, very often NOT at peak usage times. And very often, these wind and solar facilities were built AT THE COST OF wildlife habitat, trees, and protected (national parks) status.
Do wind and solar have their place? YES! But it will be found more and more by those who wish it could be otherwise, to be viable pretty much on the per-household / farm basis, and of course, only where it is most suitable for usage. (Example: our own home is situated in such a way in the midst of farmlands, that we could achieve 11 hours of *full* solar output per day during the height of summer. However we have looked at it for several years and decided the cost is not for us).
Figure to see a new article each day, as Reality continues to pound the 'WE'RE SAVING THE WORLD! AT THE EXPENSE OF THE POOR, THE ELDERY AND ESPECIALLY THE MIDDLE CLASS!' crowd.
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