By Michael T. Klare
None of us can predict the future, but when it comes to a mass rebellion against the perpetrators of global destruction, we can see a glimmer of the coming upheaval in events of the present moment. Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support. ...it is possible to imagine such a green energy revolution erupting in one part of the world and spreading like wildfire to others. A wave of serial eruptions of this sort would not be without precedent.
I have not accepted the UN premise ( the IPCC is a UN bureaucracy ) that the sky is warming and we all must fry. ( Not that warming and increased CO2 is associated with other than prolific plant growth ).
The big problem with coal is actually the atmospheric scrubbers whose product has deposited radioactive toxic residue by waterways. I suggest the SourceWatch posts on Coal Ash; which is 'contained' ineffectively. Plus relaxed mining constraints protecting from the folly of strip mining add to water pollution.
The idea that CO2 will cause climate change was a premise of the formation of the IPCC and its models : which is dedicated to producing scientism bolstering alarm. Modeling is not data. Nor is peer review of proponents an acceptable substitute for scientific method.
Any alleged consensus ( peer review ) falls on the hard reality of stiff dissent from the proposition that we control climate and predict the future ( scientific method in operation ) . Too much simplification has occurred for modeling to be remotely feasible : short timelines, sparse data, unknown processes, chaotic conditions, uncalculable reactions and the reality that a water covered surface* (repetition omitted) heated from below by nuclear reactions ( with attendant CO2 release ) are not reassuring of the accuracy of projections : especially with methane release from the sea bottom and Arctic tundra plus CO2 coming out of solution in seawater all making a complete and utter hash of any potential for analysis. Not that such could be validated regardless.
Wind power doesn't work. Catastrophic gearbox failure is not fixable. Electric cars are hobbled by Chevron's patent lock up on NiMh automotive batteries. See Who Killed the Electric Car? ( EV-1 ) and the history of Toyota's electric RAV4 hybrid.
( I have been interested in the Fundy Power Project in the Minas Basin.)
There are really scary stories about Fukushima. Background analysis would suggest that it was part of systematic kludge dogging the nuclear generation industry. The NPT TRAP is only part of the story. GE engineers and building contractors alike resigned over their concerns about putting reactors with used fuel containers requiring constant cooling in an earthquake/tsunami zone.
But the green revolution didn't work for Germany nor Spain ( which went solar ).
Food for thought. http://www.iop.org/news/13/may/page_60200.html
less than half of the general public think scientists agree that humans are causing global warming.( some of us think that meteorologists' scorn is richly deserved )
RSS feeds promoting anything from antipathy to outright condemnation of 'warmism' alarm.
The source of 'consensus' http://www.webcitation.org/5nCXFD6mY
The emails http://michaelkelly.artofeurope.com/cru.htm
Delingpole journalizing http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100234054/if-you-still-believe-in-climate-change-read-this/
You must have faith ! ( but not in God ) http://www.interfaithpowerandlight.org/about/
My posts ( see Archives ) at my.opera.com/oldephartte/blog will be history Mar 1. Dec 1 and 4 2009 were my first notes on the climate contention,
Much more in sidebar notes and in the pages
Apologies for repetition in those 2 pages. Nor have many of the notes at Livejournal of various sidebar lists on Blogger made it to the summaries.