As part of being responsible, caring human beings, we have to pressure our government to take major action to stop the degradation of the biosphere from climate change. This is causing death and disease to both domestic animals and wildlife, all of which have done nothing to deserve such a horrible fate at our hands. It's time to eliminate the excuse our fossil fuel loving oligarchy uses for "resources" wars for oil that bring nothing but misery to us and profits for them.
I started a petition on Care2: Demand Liberty From Fossil Fuels Through 100% Renewable Energy WWII Style Effort. I'm hoping that if enough people sign my petition, we can make a difference. I have 340 signatures. Will you help me collect more by adding your name?
Care2 Petition to Demand Liberty From Fossil Fuels Through 100% Renewable Energy WWII Style Effort to be delivered to the White House in September of 2015
Thank you and please pass it on. The biosphere you save may be your own.
The U.S. Army Put a Nuclear Reactor in Greenland
Allegedly banned in 1992 after forty years of ocean dumping, NOW they pump it out to sea through pipes and have the brass to claim it's "land based" so it's "okay"! WTF!? NOW it is NOT inside steel barrels, it just goes straight to the ocean (two areas, one in England and the other in France, are shown to produce cancer clusters).
Plutonium is in the fish. It's spreading along the northern coast of Europe. It doesn't "dilute" in the ocean as was hoped (and still WRONGLY and MENDACIOUSLY claimed by the nuke pukes).
Fukushima is just increasing the worldwide oceanic concentration of these radioactive poisons.
Observe the English Government officials willfully turn their backs on the English citizenry afflicted by cancer. All this is for the "glory" of nuclear power (i.e. a certain amount of "health" issues are "acceptable" for the conveniences that nuclear power brings to the citizens of England).
Insane, brazen, greedball bullshit is all it is.
While Abengoa's parabolic concentrating plant in Arizona is more than twice the size, Solana can only store energy for six hours. Chili's plant will be able to produce energy without sunshine for a very impressive 17.5 hours.
Isn't it incredible how solar went from a technology that could never generate an appreciable amount of power to a technology that is bad because it steals profits away from utilities and disrupts the standard revenue pattern?
AIPAC’s Fed Candidate Stanley Fischer, former Head of Israel's Central Bank, Thesis Mentor of Bernanke and Overseer of Yellen, on a Warpath Against Iran!
The Fossil Fuelers are going HATE this plan to make New York State 100% powered by renewable energy by 2030! That's even ahead of my 2035 (less than 100%) prediction! Excellent!
Examining the feasibility of converting New York State’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one using wind, water, and sunlight
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This study analyzes a plan to convert New York State’s (NYS’s) all-purpose (for electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, and industry) energy infrastructure to one derived entirely from wind,water, and sunlight (WWS) generating electricity and electrolytic hydrogen.
Under the plan, NYS’s 2030 all-purpose end-use power would be provided by
10% on shore wind (4020 5-MW turbines),
40% off shore wind (12,700 5-MW turbines),
10% concentrated solar (387 100-MW plants),
10% solar-PV plants (828 50-MW plants),
6% residential roof top PV (5 million 5-kW systems),
12% commercial/ government roof top PV (500,000 100-kW systems),
5% geothermal (36 100-MW plants),
0.5% wave (1910 0.75-MW devices),
1% tidal (2600 1-MW turbines), and
5.5% hydroelectric (6.6 1300-MW plants, of which 89% exist).
The conversion would reduce NYS’s end-use power demand 37% and stabilize energy prices since fuel costs would be zero.
It would create more jobs than lost because nearly all NYS energy would now be produced in-state.
NYS air pollution mortality and its costs would decline by 4000 (1200–7600) deaths/yr, and $33(10–76) billion/yr (3% of 2010 NYS GDP), respectively, alone repaying the 271 GW installed power needed within 17 years, before accounting for electricity sales.
NYS’s own emission decreases would reduce 2050 U.S. climate costs by $3.2 billion/yr.
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So is all of this just crazy and unrealistic? Consider some facts about the impressive growth of solar energy of late:
A solar energy system is now installed every four minutes in the U.S., according to GTM Research. By 2016, that’s projected to be down to 83 seconds.
According to the Solar Energy Industry Organization, the price of a solar panel has declined 60 percent just since 2011.
Walmart is now producing more solar power at its stores than 38 U.S. states.
The producers of this study have stated they will ALSO soon publish a 100% Renewable Energy Transition Study for EVERY OTHER STATE!
Shoot 'em, Shut up and Shovel 'em is the sick, twisted and cruel mantra of Government funded Predator "Control" that ends up killing countless domestic dogs and non-target raptors and even some livestock!
Poisons that have been illegal for decades are being used by the government!
Please spread this video of the secret government WAR on wildlife everywhere to stop this horror as soon as we can. Natural predators like mountain lions and coyotes aren't the problem, BIG AG is the problem!
Save money! If you or your dog need a calcium supplement, make it from eggshells!
High-quality eggshells contain 27 essential microelements but they’re mostly composed of calcium carbonate, a form and structure that’s very similar to our bones and teeth.
Thought Experiment: Sea Level When the Earth Stops Rotating
Advancing biological diversity was the path humans were on UNTIL the POWER STRUCTURES in society decided to reverse this trend into the unsustainable direction of REDUCED biological diversity in order to CONTROL humans and increase corporate profits. Greed is bad; greed is destroying the biosphere. VIDEO
Idaho, USA 1961
In 1961 we had a mini-Fukushima in the USA. It was COVERED UP. All the lessons learned were flipped on their heads and the way was paved for present disasters due to nuclear hubris! VIDEO
Atomic Sailors (No this is NOT about the Ronald Reagan; this is about the USS Calhoun radioactive ship.)
Please note that the "primitive" insect above called a dragonfly (found in fossils allegedly over 500 million years old with the exact same morphology as a "modern" dragonfly) is considered PRIMITIVE because it has FOUR WINGS.
However, science JUST LEARNED that it can outfly anything on the planet BECAUSE those four wings are independently articulated for in-phase or out-of-phase wing pattern flight (22% less power required!). This is a box canyon logical bag of worms conundrum for evolutionary true believers. Good!
NOTE: The ACTUAL descent in REAL wages is WORSE than Depicted because government COLA adjustments are SEVERELY understated (i.e. COLA adjustments have been nearly 10% LOWER than they should have been for over 20 YEARS!).
Alternate Inflation Charts
The American People Need a Raise!
"Grids are cheaper than storage facilities.” More grid connections allow surplus power to be shipped off rather than curtailed or stored.
Larger balancing areas reduce the variability of wind and solar across a wider geographic area.
Agora thinks storage will only be necessary when renewables constitute 70 percent of total supply.
Here's a nice video if you want a pleasant diversion. ONLY nature knows how to do creative destruction properly.
Multiple, cascading symbiotic relationships produce a complex web of vital and non-optional events that perpetuate multiple species totally unrelated genetically to each other.
Get some of the money the Koch Brothers have taken from us back in video enjoyment. A Koch put up big bucks for this (no doubt so they wouldn't bad mouth fossil fuels too much! LOL!
Will Allen is evidence to me that no matter how bad things are, we must always try to make a go of it, not as some quixotic, mindless gesture of futility, but as a function of our existence. We are here for a lot of reasons; one very important one is to make sure others of our species can be here too.
75 US NAVY SAILORS HAVE CANCER AFTER BRIEF VISIT TO FUKUSHIMA LEAKAGE SITE!
The following news is NOT a typo!
information theorist Hubert Yockey (UC Berkeley) realized this problem: "The origin of life by chance in a primeval soup is impossible in probability in the same way that a perpetual machine is in probability. The extremely small probabilities calculated in this chapter are not discouraging to true believers … (however) A practical person must conclude that life didn’t happen by chance."43
Electricity Storage Association has publicly praised recent report by the U.S. Department of energy: "noting that it affirms that wide-scale deployment of storage technologies in the U.S. and around the world is critical to maintaining a resilient, cost-effective electric grid"
OCEAN GOING OIL TANKERS
Find out why the Fossil Fuel Industry INSISTS Fossil Fuel Dirty Energy is CHEAP!
I know some countries think we are crazy, including the British. But now they are building new nuclear power plants with the French and the Chinese. The money they guarantee for every kilowatt hour is more than we pay for solar. Now, that is really crazy.
Why is Google Funding ALEC?
If any part of the monument was deliberately constructed or modified, that must have happened during the most recent ice age, when the sea level was much lower than it is today (e.g. 39 m (130 ft) lower around 10,000 years BCE).
Alstom Completes World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine
TidalStream Seeks Partner to Test Ocean Turbines in Deep Waters
How To Purify/ Disinfect Water Using Clorox
October 2013 Antarctic ice largest extent since records began in 1979! Does Agelbert have to eat a snowball with his crow?
**October was a RECORD HOT MONTH GLOBALLY! **
Averaging the globe as a whole, the temperature across land and ocean surfaces combined during October 2013 was 0.63°C (1.13°F) above the 1901–2000 average of 14.0°C (57.1°F)- the seventh warmest October since records began in 1880. It also marked the 37th consecutive October and 344th consecutive month (more than 28 years) with a global temperature above the 20th century average.
The last below-average October global temperature was October 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985. The warmest October on record occurred in 2003 when global land and ocean surface temperatures were 0.74°C (1.33°F) above the 20th century average, while the coldest October occurred in 1912 [-0.57°C (-1.03°F)].
Key Historical Events …THAT YOU MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF
Although this discussion of American History, complete with the machine gunning and burning of men, women and children by Rockefeller goons calling themselves the "Colorado Militia" (NOT!) at a miner's strike in Ludlow is given in 1978, you can see ALL the tentacles that were in place THEN proving we are NOT a Representative Republic or a Democracy but, IN REALITY, an Oil Oligarchy.
It's getting hotter every year. Don't let the Mendacious Snow Men for the Koch brothers tell you any different. Here are the FACTS.
It has begun.
Every population has sick animals, Gaydos said. … is it an early sign of a large epidemic that may come through and wipe out a lot of animals?
The insurance industry is not taking risks the Fossil Fuelers would have you believe do not exist.
They realize that human-caused climate change has led to increased frequency and severity of extreme and damaging weather. This has created new odds, and insurers are factoring them into their insurance premiums. To ignore what science has demonstrated would be folly in their business.
More Efficient, High wind Strength and Quiet Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) for Distributed Renewable Energy Home Use
South Africa Makes Big Renewable Energy Investment to Eliminate Coal Use
Fossil Fuel SATIRE
Profiles in Courage: Harry Schwarts, Anti-Apartheid Hero
Learn about his arch enemy, Charles Englelhard, the gold mining tycoon that was the actual person that the evil Goldfinger character was based on and a juicy student plus good faculty versus greedy racist faculty management battle at Harvard!
Key Historical Events …THAT YOU MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF
Making -lemonade' out of 600 Year Polluting 'lemons'
Stay Healthy in Seasonal Quick weather changes with this Powerful and Natural Immune System Friend
Olive Branch Leaves are Much More than Symbols of Peace
Don't get sucked in by the hyper consumerist, instant gratification crap pushed by the media as cultural icons (e.g. Beer and Pretzels, apple pie, donuts and coffee, etc.). They will destroy your health!
Are museums misleading the public?
Ashegoda Wind Farm — Largest Wind Farm In Africa — Now Online
How to Communicate the Urgency of Required Action to Mitigate Climate Change
Watch this video to learn how dangerously close we are to a PETM (Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum) climate catastrophe:
I bring the above to you now because the fossil fuelers are back to their old hysterical propaganda about a "new ice age".
Learn how Big Oil Propaganda always rotates around some fear that appears on the surface to have nothing to do with their dirty energy profits but AMAZINGLY, if we listen to their doubletalk, plays right in to them continuing to massively profit at the planet's expense. They DON'T want us pricing carbon, curtailing the burning of fossil fuels or addressing the health issues and planetary WARMING even though Global Warming and what causes it is no longer debated.
The debate has been over for DECADES but Big Oil is a one trick, double dealing con artist that just does not know when to call it a day BECAUSE they KNOW they do not have a viable or honest business and it can only be sustained by lies and corruption.
Copy and paste this article and use it to shut down the "global cooling" BS wherever it rears its mendacious head.
Added to the above, now that the 5th largest economic block in the world by GDP has decided to make polluters PAY the REAL price of carbon (see Pacific Northwest States Link with B.C. on Carbon Pricing Pact), ALL Renewable energy competitive financial power has been given ROCKET FUEL!
This is REALLY GREAT NEWS!
Why am I so happy about this news? Because carbon pricing provides a HUGE BOOST to Renewable Energy technology and civilizational transition AWAY from fossil fuels by revealing the TRUE PRICE of DIRTY ENERGY!
As I said in an article over a year ago, on a level cost benefit playing field, fossil and nuclear fuels have NEVER actually been "cheaper" than renewable energy. It's the massive subsidies (some obvious and several hidden) and tax breaks that has enabled dirty energy to dominate the world energy market.
Carbon pricing is the NEMESIS of fossil fuels! And the sooner the fossil fuel "industries" go bankrupt, THE BETTER!
The region covered by the Action Plan has a combined GDP of $2.8 trillion—effectively the world’s fifth largest economy.
“California isn't waiting for the rest of the world before it takes action on climate change,” said Governor Brown. “Today, California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are all joining together to reduce greenhouse gases,” Brown said.
Big News from Abengoa, at present the only truly global Ethanol producer.
Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, LLC
Among the world's largest makers of ethanol, Abengoa Bioenergy is the only truly global ethanol producer, with more than a dozen plants in the US, Europe, and South America. Its plants have a production capacity of 842 million gallons a year, (400 million gallons Europe, 370 million gallons in the US, and 62 million gallons in Brazil).
The allegedly "dismal" energy outlook without fossil fuels
Read about Duckweed, this exciting renewable energy solution for mankind.
The Lies of Big Oil
ENERGY TO POWER CIVILIZATION
What's it all about? What does it cost? To understand energy costs, you must become familiar with the term, "EROEI" (Energy Return On Energy Invested - sometimes second "E" is dropped - EROI - but it means the same thing).
And, OF COURSE, the fossil and nuclear fuel industries massage their EROEI figures to EXCLUDE "externalities" (which ARE ACTUALLY COSTS THAT WE_THE-PEOPLE PAY). But even so, RENEWABLE ENERGY is the EROEI WINNER EVERY TIME.
So why do we have "EROEI energy experts" like the originator of the term, "EROEI", Charles Hall, FALSELY claiming that fossil fuels have a higher EROEI than renewable energy technologies like wind, PV panels and biomass (ethanol and other plant based products replacing hydrocarbon based products)?
Because Professor Charles Hall FAILS, quite conveniently, to account for the MASSIVE subsidies for fossil and nuclear fuels in the form of direct and indirect subsidies, tax breaks, cheap, government backed insurance and WAR profiteering.
I question his application of thermodynamics when measuring energy output as well, but that is a side issue to the deliberately ignored massive external costs fossil fuelers and nuclear power plant operators MAKE we-the-people PAY (with the government's active cooperation and help).
Look at the chart below to see how obvious it is that we, not only can, but should switch to a 100% renewable energy civilization as soon as possible. Only the dirty polluting energy providers with a financial motive for such low down tactics as war profiteering and oil price shocks from manufactured scarcity are fighting tooth and nail with every propaganda lie and clever bit of duplicity available to them to convince YOU that this is not so and they are really out to do us all a big favor.
In the above EROI (energy return on investment) chart from 2005, wind was already head and shoulders above the massively subsidized and polluting fossil fuels and nuclear power.
In 2013, improvements in efficiency of PV, solar thermal (CSP), geothermal and undersea turbines have catapulted all these sources of renewable energy to EROI values that fossil and nuclear fuels cannot compete with.
It's over for the polluters. It will just take another ten or fifteen years to flush these poisonous technologies from our lives.
Cleaning up all the damage they wreaked in the last 70 years or so may take about half a century but we will do it or we will perish.
" The energy return on investment (EROI) can be a good measure for accurate cost analysis of different renewable energy resources. The EROI is calculated by comparing the electricity generated to the amount of primary energy required for manufacture, transport, construction, operation and decommissioning. Wind power offers the highest energy return on investment, as compared to other power generators."
**In regard to alleged overpopulation "problem" and the care of the elderly in world with less working age humans…
From the article titled: Crowded Planet
Published in the September/October 2013 issue of Orion magazine
Andrew: How will countries with declining populations care for all of their elderly?
Alan: It’s an oft-repeated fear that circulates in the business and economic world out there that an aging population is terrible for the world, because there’ll be all these unproductive people and there won’t be enough productive young people paying into the social welfare coffers to take care of them.
Yes, some countries have shrinking populations. But they’re not looking at a situation that goes on into perpetuity, in which they have far more older people than younger people. They’re looking at a generation or so of a bubble where they’re going to have more older people, and then, as that generation dies off, the number of older people and younger people are going to balance out again, and it’s not going to be a problem.
How do they economically get through those bubble years? As an American, I can think of an awful lot of things that my government is spending money on right now that, if it dedicated those monies to taking care of a generation of older people until our population evened out, we’d be a much better society.
I would add that the robot population explosion now taking place makes the lack of available labor by any segment of the population moot. As long as Homo SAP realizes that a decent and environmentally harmonious society must limit the excesses of the rich as well as provide a humane and decent standard of living for all humans, we just might make it.Rampant Greed that has fueled and continues to fuel inequality, war, misery, disdain for the biosphere, predatory capitalism and selfish, calloused condemnation of the poor is the main reason for our unsustainable trajectory.
It's not the caloric content. it's the culture of me, myself and I that will destroy us if we don't stop it.—>
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