If getting 5% of your energy from 51 million acres is good, surely using another 270 million acres to get the rest is even better!
Is it possible to have some hyperlinks inserted into this piece please, to help with research?thanks.
All green environmental energy and economics plans will be successful but only once ~7.5 billion humans are removed.
That is the goal, they have always talked openly of it, that is why they oppose nuclear.
“In fact, giving society cheap, abundant energy at this point would be the moral equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” – Paul Ehrlich
He was back on TV last January still spouting the same crap.
I say we eliminate them first.
Or start planning for Climate Change POLICY Crimes Against Humanity trials, to be held in the poorest African nation with all the guilty sentenced to subsistence farming.
I want to see Trudeau, Kerry, Biden, finish their lives pulling a plow.
Once fusion power becomes a reality and fixes all this, I know we can count on the environmentalists to oppose it. It’s not actually about saving the environment. It’s about power.
Since Earth entered the Quaternary Age (circa 2.5 million years ago), its climate was in quasi eternal _Ice Ages_ (the last one lasted 100,000 years!), with some 10,000-ish years balmy climates in between.
If the current "hot" climate can break this cycle and keep it for a 20,000 or more years, we may start to call it for a proper "Antropocene Epoch".
Eco-alarmists that ignore such facts and keep preaching for Climate Doom need to have a more hands-on approach to be more helpful. Be it working with Missionaries in Africa or planting more trees, instead of disrupting sports events and blocking transit just to "feel good" for themselves.
Quite honestly, the whale s and birds are breaking my heart! And the greenies don't seem to care at all!!!
Well done, environMENTAL.
The A-holes forcing these asinine policies know exactly what they are doing. They are communists, on the mission of totally overthrowing the current society. They believe that if they can destroy the present system, serfs will come begging them to make things better, and give them unlimited power they crave. We are on a slippery slope with 535 elected "representatives" writing laws that give career bureaucrats the power to destroy everything and everyone that does work.
I appreciate your message. I’d like to clarify a very common misconception where some renewable source is compared with a 24/7 firm source. For example, you quote Bloomberg--
A conventional 1-gigawatt nuclear reactor operating on 1,000 acres produces the same amount of energy as a wind farm spanning 100,000 acres.
This Is is not a helpful comparison--the wind energy is variable and may be absent for a few days. The nuclear energy is firm and will be present 24/7 when needed. Renewable sources cannot actually meet the demands of homes and businesses without some dispatchable 24/7 source that can fill in the gaps between actual demand and the variable sources. In most cases today, this gap-filling is done with natural gas. Variable and firm energy are not equivalent.
The reality that 100% renewables does not mean 100% Clean Firm Carbon Free Energy (CFE) is well explained by the 24-7 Carbon Free Energy Compact. See
I’ll be glad to continue this discussion.
Wonderful article. Just wish you guys would publish more frequently. All your stuff is amazing.
Keep slurping that hydrocarbon corpse juice, my brethren.
The Green Energy people are aware that Americans have not bought into the Green Energy scam so now they have proposed blocking some of the suns heat from reaching the earth. I think they are truly demented. I think there is a place for them,, but the only thing we can do is ignore them and hope they will go away.
The Greenies are out in droves now hyping a Zaporizhzhia NPP explosion in Ukraine. They are just rubbing their hands together in glee, hoping & praying, that there will be six Chernobyl's, one right after the other, and all of Europe will succumb to a giant radioactive cloud.
Lot's of theories about False Flag Events being planned, even claims Ukraine has planted explosives on the reactor containment domes. The only way you would make those reactors release significant radiation to the environment is by dropping a radiological bomb on top of them. Shelling would do a lot of expensive damage but radiation leakage would be nil to small & localized. There is an IAEA team there which presumably is set up to maintain water cooling flow to the pressure vessels and spent fuel ponds. It's not rocket science.
But the False Flag that is most likely is one perpetrated by Malthusian Bankster creeps who are pushing this Worldwide gargantuan Wind/Solar/Hydrogen/Batteries energy poverty plan. And whom despise Nuclear power. They already did that with the TMI meltdown:
Was TMI a movie script? Galen Winsor:
"Galen Winsor makes a startling statement; he claims that the Three Mile Island event was no accident. He states that the GE three of Gregory C. Minor, Richard B. Hubbard, and Dale G. Bridenbaugh wrote the script. This would sound incredibly far fetched without the almost impossibly coincidental timing of "The China Syndrome" still playing in movie theaters at the time of the accident, the unbelievable coincidence of a line in the movie about contaminating an area the size of Pennsylvania (the same state where TMI is located), and the still troubling unknown regarding how the feed pump isolation valves on the back-up feed water pump just happened to be shut (supposedly due to a "maintenance error") when the primary pump tripped off line."
some very interesting discussion in the comments. i.e.:
"Rich Lentz says: August 1, 2013 at 12:07 PM Other coincidences:
Date/Time of initial criticality of TMI-II – March 28, 1978 @ 04:00:00
Date/time of accident (on plant computer) March 28, 1979 @ 04:00:00.037 (Note: the plant computer has a 3 millisecond cycle time to scan all points)
The main story in the Paxton Herald paper (A free paper that was mostly adds and a classified listing that you picked up to find/sell stuff but VERY anti-nuclear) that week and released before the accident, was about the major accident that was going to happen at TMI in the very near future..."
And for the Fukushima meltdowns, the MSM was all 24/7 covering the disastrous Tsunami & Earthquake which killed 20k people, and made 320k homeless, but once the Fukushima problem began they were all over the Nuclear incident like flies on shit, completely ignoring the much larger Tsunami disaster. I like how MSM outlets still like to imply that the 20k deaths were caused by the nuclear meltdowns. i.e. "The Fukushima disaster in Japan, with 3 nuclear meltdowns and 20,000 people died".
Many people are disconnected from the natural world and the outdoors and live in high density areas.
They are fed the pablum of the press, the internet, and social media, so they don't know differently - many want to stay numb and follow the leader; or are just happy to survive, paycheck to paycheck, or Biden check to Biden check.
Graphic on page 18 says it all.
And for anyone who is unaware of the fact, BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of investment management, so as far from a "climate change denier" organisation as it is possible to get.
We keep being lectured on the foolishness of relying on oil and gas as finite resources, how finite are copper, nickel, neodymium and lithium?
“recovering environmentalist heretic Bjorn Lomborg...”
That made my actually LOL. well done and great article.
Nicely done, thank you. A small comment: Van Zalk's land use for hydro is somewhat misleading. He calculated his results using such reservoirs as Lake Mead, Lake Powell, Bonneville and the Columbia Dams, and I don't dispute his data. But, hydro power today is can also be developed without taking any additional land. We added 24 megawatts in Colorado by modifying existing drop structures in irrigation systems to accommodate hydro. No, 24 MW isn't much in the grand scheme of things, but those same 24 MW for a wind farm would require about 24 square kilometers!
Yet another example of environmental forgetfulness is the steel needed to build a wind tower or solar farm. 3x and 10x steel is needed for wind and solar versus nuclear. For natural gas, those numbers are 6x and 20x. Getting to "net-zero" using wind or solar would require unprecedented expansion of the steel industry and, along with it, a lot more coal mined and burned.
If the first presidential primary wasn’t in Iowa the methanol from corn madness would have died under its own weight years ago.