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Fossil Fuels

NUCLEAR POWER BECKONS AS EMISSIONS CLIMB

ADOPT CO2 FREE NUCLEAR ENERGY OR REDUCE POPULATION Our quality of life and our population growth could not have been achieved without Fossil Fuels but scientists now say we must find an alternative power source because increasing carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of coal and natural gas is causing dangerous global warming. In the […]

WIND TURBINES USE ELECTRICITY FROM THE GRID

ELECTRICITY FROM THE GRID IS NOT ACCOUNTED FOR IN THEIR OUTPUT FIGURES Coal, gas, thermal, hydro and nuclear power stations have a life span of 45+ years that can be easily extended if maintained properly. Solar and wind turbines have a life span of 10 to 20 years. Any cost analysis would quickly determine that […]

RECORD CO2 LEVEL DESPITE WORLD IN LOCKDOWN

CARBON DIOXIDE CONCENTRATIONS HAVE INCREASED DESPITE A PREDICTED FALL It is early days, but their is no indication that the current lock down of the world’s economies have resulted in a reduction of global carbon dioxide concentrations, in fact, after only eleven days into May (at 417.16 ppm) they have increased by one part per […]

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK EVER CLOSER TO MIDNIGHT

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK IS WITHIN ONE HUNDRED SECONDS OF MIDNIGHT According to the United Nations the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947 is the threat posed by climate change and the growing nuclear threat. On climate, two major UN summits fell dismally short of the action required to limit the […]

POPULATION GROWTH BEGAN WITH FOSSIL FUELS

AS GOES FOSSIL FUELS AS GOES HUMANITY To a first approximation, everything we’ve done since 1900, including agriculture, has been the result of our use of fossil fuels. The biophysical driver of fossil fuel energy transcends all political boundaries and philosophies. Fossil fuels have supplied 89% of the total primary energy used throughout the world […]

AGREEMENT ON PRE-INDUSTRIAL TEMPERATURES?

“ANTHROPOGENIC WARMING NOW ABOUT ONE DEGREE ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS” But what if global temperatures exceed the tipping point for one or two years and then drop away like they have in the past, just as they had during the thirty nine year cooling period that took place between 194o-1979, despite a rapid increase in GHG […]

WIND FARMS NEED MASSIVE SUBSIDIES TO SURVIVE

NEED FOSSIL FUELS FOR MANUFACTURE-TRANSPORT-INSTALLATION-MAINTENANCE The fact that oil is a “finite” material is not a problem. Every material is finite. Life is all about taking the theoretically finite but practically limitless materials in nature and creatively turning them into useful resources. The fossil fuel industry does it, renewable actually, the unreliable energy industry doesn’t.   […]

MAURICE STRONG INVENTOR OF GLOBAL WARMING

“A SOCIALIST IN IDEOLOGY A CAPITALIST IN METHODOLOGY” Five years ago, Quadrant Online published this profile of Maurice Strong, the man who, more than any other, redefined a trace gas as the meal ticket for tens of thousands of climate functionaries — the same people whose light-fingered heirs are today gathered in Paris. To mark […]

A THIRD OF HOUSEHOLDS TO OWN ELECTRIC CARS?

NOISE REDUCTION AND IMPROVED AIR QUALITY IN OUR CITY Manningham Council had planned to develop and implement a green electric car program on Doncaster Hill to achieve 15% adoption of green electric vehicles – with the aim to have 1 in 3 households owning an electric car by 2025. It will be our most  efficient […]

HERD MENTALITY, MOB MENTALITY & GROUPTHINK

 THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DRIVE FOR CONSENSUS AT ANY COST “It is the mode of thinking that happens when the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides a realistic appraisal of alternatives. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative ideas or viewpoints”. Paul MacCrae. The overwhelming need for […]