America faces a dilemma. Will it focus on real environmental problems that do measurable harm to human and ecological wellbeing, or will it mandate policies to head off climate disasters that are based on warming predictions have been repeatedly proven wrong by real-world empirical observations? Will it recognize that harnessing intermittent, weather-dependent wind and solar energy requires enormous amounts of raw materials and mining, resulting in massive land-use impacts and human rights abuses, and is anything but clean, green, renewable, and sustainable? Or will it ignore all this?
Solar farms generate only 1.5 percent of the nation’s electricity and would be an inefficient way to generate the more than 8 billion megawatt-hours of power that fossil fuels and nuclear provide each year to meet industrial, commercial, residential, and automotive transportation needs and charge backup-power batteries.
Patricia MacCormack, a professor of continental philosophy at Anglia Ruskin University, has just released her new book The Ahuman Manifesto, which will officially be launched in Cambridge today (Wednesday, February 5). The book argues that due to the damage done to other living creatures on Earth, we should start gradually phasing out reproduction. But rather than offering a bleak look at the future of humanity, it has generated discussion due to its joyful and optimistic tone, as it sets out a positive view for the future of Earth – without mankind.
Companies are searching for ways to deal with the tens of thousands of blades that have reached the end of their lives...A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t just be hauled away. First, you need to saw through the lissome fiberglass using a diamond-encrusted industrial saw to create three pieces small enough to be strapped to a tractor-trailer.
The municipal landfill in Casper, Wyoming, is the final resting place of 870 blades whose days making renewable energy have come to end. The severed fragments look like bleached whale bones nestled against one another.
Tens of thousands of aging blades are coming down from steel towers around the world and most have nowhere to go but landfills. In the U.S. alone, about 8,000 will be removed in each of the next four years. Europe, which has been dealing with the problem longer, has about 3,800 coming down annually through at least 2022, according to BloombergNEF. It’s going to get worse: Most were built more than a decade ago, when installations were less than a fifth of what they are now.
In the interview, the sharp-witted teen explains how she began to have doubts about the movement when the question of a CO2 tax came up and her father had doubts about it. This made Sina think about the implications of shutting down the coal power plants and the financial implications.
“The demands were so dogmatic and radical” that “they they could not really be implemented,” she says in the interview. She then explains how she researched the subject and found out that the 97% claimed consensus was bogus. When her doubts and skepticism became known, she recounts how immediately she was accused of acting like a Nazi, and getting labelled a “climate denier” and “future destroyer”. At that point she had had enough and ditched the movement.
The IPCC says it is hard to say (‘low confidence’) whether global drought has become better or worse since 1950.
Figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) show no trend in the proportion of the globe in drought since 1950 (see Figure 1). Others have suggested a decline in drought levels in recent decades.
Former Harvard Univerity physicist Dr. Lubos Motl rips the "imbeciles who are employed as members of the European Parliament."
European Green Deal: "This list of outrageous green documents and organizations was probably included in order to terrify the citizens so that many won't have the courage to point out that this stuff is being produced by the same toxic scum among politicians...There is no "need" to tackle climate change and even if there were one, it would be in no way urgent and decades of waiting would make no detectable difference...
" what is amazing is how they mix these unscientific delusions about the climate change with tons of other topics that have nothing to do with it and with each other. Biodiversity may be threatened but if it is, it has nothing to do with the climate change. Also, the general childish dreams that the societies should be healthier and prosperous have nothing to do with climate change, with biodiversity, with the insane suicidal goal of net-zero emissions, or with anything else."...
"The laws of Nature imply that the climate is never stable and has never been stable...
Will the EU apparatchiks or Gretas sue volcanoes? Oceans? Jupiter and the Moon that contribute to the Milankovič cycles? The Milky Way? Nature as a whole? Or will they pick some witches who are responsible for the natural phenomena and who will be punished instead? What the hell is going on?
So we learn that the goal of this "Green Deal" is actually the standard Marxist garbage plan to "erase inequalities". The word "gender" appears 9 times in this document that pretends to be about the climate."