Energy and Climate Myths Destroyed

     Despite record-breaking cold temperatures and snow, our media and politicians continue to enthusiastically preach global warming as the one true unquestionable gospel.  Climate change guru Al Gore claimed we would have hot weather all year round by now, and an end to snow, but Gore has always been wrong because he discarded the scientific method in favor of his intuitive faith.  Climate change hysteria is the result of human animals confusing our basic subconscious need for religion and something to believe in with provable scientific fact.  Science without the scientific method and a questioning mind is garbage science, not real science.  You cannot fight Al Gore’s religious fervor with provable facts because the whole point of all religion is to valiantly go beyond the realm of facts to achieve a higher spiritual goal.  Just remember the hymn, “Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war.”  How can you argue with that?

Carbon creatures fighting carbon is suicide, not science.

     Anyone can make a square peg fit into a round hole with a knife and basic whittling skills.  That is the way the government financed IPCC bureaucracy and the media, under the direction of politicians, managed to cast carbon dioxide, the gas that created and feeds all life on Earth, as a villain instead of a hero.  The intentional politicization of climate science will be viewed by future historians as a major fiasco and crime against humanity.  Climate hysteria has already caused millions of deaths worldwide and tremendous economic and environmental destruction, all in the name of being "green," the most misused cliché of the 21st century.

     On April 14th, 2018, environmentalist David Buckel committed suicide by setting himself on fire with gasoline to protest "global warming" after one of the coldest winters on record.  Sloppy and intentionally devious weather reporting also created a summer of weather exaggeration in 2018.  The United Kingdom’s national weather service had to retract a report that Glasgow, Scotland, had set a hottest-day record of 91.8F on June 28th, beating the previous 89.4F reading of August, 2003.  In reality, an ice cream truck had been parked with engine running next to the thermometer, thus heating it up.  That same week in Los Angeles, record high temperatures were recorded by thermometers located in microclimates surrounded by concrete and asphalt, and in some cases the waste heat from jet aircraft.  Have you ever walked barefoot on asphalt on a hot day? 

     Man made climate change due to land use change is 100% proven.  More people means more land use change.  The population of Los Angeles County was about 2.2 million in 1930.  By 2018, the population had grown to over 11 million people.  All those new homes, cars, roads, stores, and factories cause surface temperatures to rise.  This is called the Urban Heat Island effect, which has skewed temperature readings all over the world.  Our atmosphere is well within the historic definition of normalcy.  Land use change combined with natural climatic variability has made surface temperatures slightly warmer, not carbon dioxide.

     During the 1930s, the United States was about as warm as it is today if you compensate for land use change.  The Dust Bowl disaster ravaged the Southern Plains region with high velocity winds that swept dust from Texas all the way to Nebraska.  What caused the Dust Bowl when CO2 emissions were globally inconsequential?  Blaming fossil fuels for record-breaking summer heat spells in 2018 begs the question; did fossil fuels also cause the record-breaking cold spells America experienced during the winters of 2018 and 2019?  When you claim that global warming also causes global cooling, you have entered the supernatural world of a Stephen King novel and have abandoned any pretension of authentic science.

     Riding a wave of politician generated fear, Barack Obama turned climate change theology into a multi-billion dollar taxpayer financed business.  It is not illegal or even politically incorrect to kill millions of innocent people worldwide with bad agricultural and energy policy.  It is, however, morally reprehensible.  Here is the explanation of how it all happened, and it involves deep subconscious human emotions, not just politics, the bandwagon effect, and the profit motive gone awry.

     Government decided that we can alter Earth’s climate by mandating changes to energy and agricultural policy.  Some members of Congress and self-appointed Hollywood climate activists imagine America as a nation of strict vegans getting 100% of our energy from windmills and solar panels.  The problem is, we make food with energy, so foolish energy policy that needlessly raises the cost of energy also raises the cost of food worldwide.  The higher the cost of food, the more innocent people die of malnutrition and related illness.  Very few politicians understand or even care about this proven fact.  I keep telling them to remember this basic equation. 


The only worthwhile renewable energy schemes for large scale energy production are reliable and continuous hydroelectric and geothermal power.  Biofuels, solar, and wind power do far more harm than good, and even the United States Government’s own National Research Council found that wind and solar reduce CO2 emissions to such an inconsequential extent they are not worth subsidizing.  The NRC found that biofuel farming increases greenhouse gas emissions rather than decreasing them.  Biofuels, wind, and solar schemes all have very low energy density, which means they produce large ecological footprints.  Diffuse and weak energy sources require costly monster sized structures to collect that dispersed energy.  The bottom line is that biofuels, windmills, and solar panels cannot control the weather any more than rain dances, bowling balls, and statues of dead presidents.

     Global biofuel farming has raised the cost of fertilizer, farmland, and food all over the world.  Malnutrition is the world’s leading cause of avoidable premature death, and the primary cause of avoidable mental retardation in children.  Estimates of how many people die every year worldwide from malnutrition and related illness range from 8 million to 19 million people.  To be conservative, let’s say only 8 million die and their average height is 36 inches because so many are children.  That means that enough humans die of hunger and related illness every year to make an unbroken chain of corpses 4,545 miles long (7,313 kilometers).  Driving 500 miles per day, it would take you 9 days to get past all those dead bodies.  Who would not be traumatized by such a corpse laden journey?  Yet, when I confront environmentalists, politicians, and government salaried bureaucrats with these facts, they just don’t seem to care.  Biofuels kill through malnutrition and related illness, not through bullets and bombs.  Those deaths are not reported by our media because biofuels are a diffuse crime.  The bodies of the poor who died because of unnecessarily high food prices are scattered all over the Third World, and their families do not have lawyers.  

     America currently uses well over 40% of its corn crop to manufacture ethanol for fuel, but that ethanol satisfies just 5% of U.S. transportation energy.  Ethanol contains one third less energy per gallon than gasoline, so ethanol mandates lower our miles per gallon while increasing engine repair bills.  Biofuel production is eroding away the last remaining half of America’s prime Midwest topsoil at an alarming rate.  Globally, topsoil is being lost ten times faster than it is being replenished.  What will our grandchildren eat when all of our topsoil is gone?  Biofuel farming is also speeding the depletion of the world’s finite supplies of phosphates needed to make fertilizer.  Ask yourself, in this overpopulated world with limited agricultural resources, was it a good idea to make cars and trucks our competitors for food?  Why is it more "green" to drill the human food supply for energy than Alaska?  Biofuels increase water pollution, aggravate water shortages, accelerate deforestation, and are inherently energy inefficient because their manufacture requires large amounts of fossil fuels to produce.  The bottom line is that biofuel production is indefensible by any measure and amounts to a unnecessary war on the human food supply. 

     It has been conclusively proven that common neonicotinoid pesticides kill bees in mass numbers, and that bees are exposed to more pesticides than previously thought, for longer periods of time than previously thought, and at greater distances from sprayed cropland than previously thought.  The United States uses massive amounts of pesticides on all of its biofuel crops, from corn, to soybeans, to rapeseed, and so does Brazil and all of the other countries engaged in biofuel farming.  With over 50 million acres of land dedicated to biofuel production in the USA, and over 155 million acres of land used for biofuel farming worldwide, and all those acres acting as death traps for bees, the impact on the world bee population is obviously tremendous.  The equation is simple; more biofuel farming equals more pesticide use, which equals more dead bees.

     Global biofuel production was the main cause of the world food crisis that occurred during the Bush and Obama administrations, and biofuel farming continues to push food prices to unnecessarily high levels.  By any reasonable estimate, biofuels have killed far more people over the last 20 years than all wars and acts of terrorism combined during the same time period.  Many will die of starvation every year no matter what we do, but why make it even harder for desperately struggling human families to survive?  Why intentionally raise the cost of food and erode away our vanishing topsoil to produce an environmentally damaging fuel that is not even as "green" as gasoline?  Our government’s decision to make energy production compete with food production is heartless insanity.

The wind and solar hoax

     To satisfy 100% of New York City's electricity needs with wind power would require impossible around-the-clock winds within a limited speed range, and a wind farm the size of the entire state of Connecticut.  After billions of dollars wasted on solar subsidies, solar energy provides just a tiny insignificant fraction of United States electricity.  Solar photovoltaic cells and windmills suffer from the incurable problems of intermittent and unreliable operation and LOW ENERGY DENSITY.  Would you hire a drunken employee who only showed up for work part of the time, and on his own erratic schedule, not yours?  On top of that, the sloppy drunk demands a far higher salary than do reliable workers.  Wind and solar are fairy tale energy solutions for people who do not understand the real-world mathematics of energy production, and for those who wish to make money on a fad that should have died out years ago.

     The only authentic replacement for fossil fuels possible is some form of safe nuclear power, which has the highest energy density of all sources and is capable of operating reliably 24-7-365, not just when the wind blows and the sun shines.  The most promising types of safe nuclear energy include simplified hot fusion technology that does not use expensive lasers, as does the government funded International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, which has become a costly boondoggle.  A number of private companies, including aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, have compact fusion designs they think they can get to work at reasonable cost. 

     The second alternative is Low Energy Nuclear Reaction, a.k.a. cold fusion, which many laboratories around the world claim is real and can produce small amounts of energy.   Even if this is true, LENR is totally unproven as a reliable marketable device for large scale energy production.  Though energy from LENR is a long shot possibility, we should at least remain open minded to new ideas.  A successful miniature LENR reactor could theoretically be used to power automobiles and trucks directly, thus eliminating the need for liquid transportation fuels of any kind.  The third alternative is molten salt thorium reactor technology, which is an inherently much safer form of fission nuclear technology that does not produce large amounts of radioactive waste.

     Relatively small amounts of money should be spent on fusion power research instead of wasting untold billions on subsidies and mandates that only harm our economy, increase unemployment, and raise the cost of food and energy.  Efficient products never require subsidies and mandates.  You only have to force and bribe people to buy products that do not work in a cost effective way. 

     Are the Paris climate agreements worth the paper they are written on?  Television anchor Chris Wallace recently asked Al Gore: "You would agree that even if all 195 nations, now 194, met their targets, it still wouldn’t solve the problem."  Al Gore answered: "That is correct.  However, it sends a very powerful signal to business and industry and civil society, and countries around the world."  In other words, Albert Gore publicly admitted that the Paris Climate Agreement was just another costly but impotent act of government mandated symbolism.  Can empty symbolism drive you to work and feed, shelter, and clothe your family?   

     Mark Mills of the Manhattan Institute points out that in 2017 "The world’s nearly 8 billion people and $80 trillion economy depend on hydrocarbons to supply over 80% of global energy; oil fuels 98% of transportation."  Fossil fuels are keeping us all alive, and we should stop demonizing that gift of nature that is feeding us, clothing us, sheltering us, and allowing all of us, our children, and our beloved pets and farm animals to live another day.  Without fossil fuels we would not have even been born, and there would be no human civilization for radical environmentalists to complain about.  You cannot replace a three course meal (high energy density fossil fuels) with a single potato chip (low energy density wind, solar, and biofuels).  That is the basic mathematical truth our politicians are not telling us.

Climate change is a political religion, not real science.

     As a scientific theory, man made climate change due to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels has as many loopholes as a rodeo, and is about as accurate as astrology.  Global warming theology is an invigorating new age doomsday religion that puts Mother Nature on the Cross instead of Jesus.  Christian fundamentalists have End Times Theology.  Secular humanists have the Church of Climate Change.  Many fall in love with the art of climate change fear-mongering, which feeds an unhealthy psychological need.  Passionate Christians can see the face of Jesus in a random stain on a wall.  Passionate climate change enthusiasts see the unprecedented freezing of Niagara Falls two years in a row as a sign of global warming. 

     Can you imagine Albert Einstein throwing a tantrum and branding anyone who does not believe in his theories traitors, heretics, and deniers?  If we don’t do what the high priests of climate change say, we will all burn in the hell of global warming.  A hysterical witch hunt against carbon dioxide equals mass suicide through starvation because all life on Earth, our own bodies, and our food supply are all made of CO2. 

     If trees and our food crops could vote, they would vote for more CO2 in our atmosphere, not less, because plants eat CO2 to survive and grow larger.  Humans are plant eating carbon based animals with an 18.5% carbon content by weight; thus a 150 pound human being contains about 28 pounds of elemental carbon.  When you think CO2 is our enemy instead of our dinner, it is carbon based chemical reactions in your brain that produces the neural electricity that creates those thoughts.  Who can possibly win in a war of carbon creatures fighting carbon?

     Former Canadian president of Greenpeace, Dr. Patrick Moore, points out that there is far less carbon dioxide in our atmosphere today than for nearly the entire history of life on planet Earth.  He states that “During the past 150 million years CO2 had steadily declined to such a low level that plants were seriously threatened with starvation during the peak of the last few glacial cycles.”  Carbon dioxide is an odorless, colorless, nontoxic gas, and the molecular fuel that powers and constructs all life on Earth.  CO2 is not a pollutant any more than oxygen is a pollutant.  Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is like money in the bank; it feeds all plant and animal life on Earth.  The CO2 humans have added to our atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution has made our trees and crops grow faster, bigger, and more resistant to drought.  NASA satellite data confirms there has been an increase in leaf growth on plants and trees measured over a 35-year period that is equivalent to an area of vegetation two times greater than the entire continental United States.   

     There has been no global warming since 1998, but Barack Obama and other politicians put pressure on NOAA, NASA, and the IPCC to come up with fictional science in order to press forward with their own climate change agenda.  Climate data faking scandals have occurred all over the world, from Australia, to Europe, to the USA.  Absolutely absurd scientific papers are published blaming global warming for everything from low sperm counts to an increase in post-traumatic stress disorder caused by a rise in the number of weather related disasters, which in actual fact have not occurred.  There are no more storms, floods, and droughts worldwide than the historic average. 

     There is nothing unusual or wrong with Earth’s current average temperatures, which are constantly going up and down because our weather is constantly being affected by an almost infinite number of natural variables.  Natural drivers of Earth temperatures include solar output levels, total planetary atmospheric density and pressure, the orbit of the Earth around the Sun, cycles of deep ocean currents, and cycles of the Moon’s gravitational pull on ocean water.  The idea that CO2 controls Earth temperatures is not supported by the ancient ice core records or by measured temperatures recorded since the Industrial Revolution.

     Carbon dioxide is a trace gas that makes up .04% of our atmosphere.  The public has been misled to believe that government scientists have some proven formula that accurately tells us that when you add so much CO2 to the atmosphere the Earth heats up by so many degrees.  Nothing could be further from the truth, and our government’s wild speculations have been proven wrong by the passage of time and the measurable facts on the ground. 

     The multi-billion dollar climate fear industry continues today because it is such a big money maker for scientists, literally thousands of green scam businesses, professional environmentalists, the media, and even universities seeking government research grants.  Whipping up climate hysteria has been a powerful tool for politicians who want government committees to run the world, not free markets and authentic science.  Countless American politicians have had their picture taken in front of giant industrial windmills, which by their proven environmental and economic track record are monuments to the stupidity of man, not a solution to any human problem.

     The United States has experienced a subnormal amount of hurricanes for many years.  Now that the hurricane dry spell has been broken, politicians are blaming global warming.  One news anchor suggested that the Paris climate agreement would end all hurricanes forever.  Why are silly people shocked and alarmed when it gets hot in the summer, cold in the winter, that we have hurricanes during hurricane season and tornadoes during tornado season?  It’s called "weather," not "climate change."  When government fires scientists who state that dangerous man made climate change has not occurred while financially rewarding scientists who claim that the Earth is burning up, then real science has been replaced by partisan politics.

Jerry Brown’s forest fire hoax

     It took nature millions of years to evolve California’s giant sequoia trees and lodgepole pine.  Both those species require forest fires to reproduce.  What does that fact tell you?  On average, lighting sparked fires swept through California forests every 5 to 15 years before Europeans arrived.  Fire releases seeds and enriches the soil with nutrients that seedlings need to grow.  Climate change enthusiasts tell us that humans feeding plants the vital substance they need to survive, carbon dioxide, is the cause of deadly forest fires, not years of fire suppression and logging bans that produced an excess of forest fuel.  If you don’t allow free roaming forest fires, then you must carefully and wisely selectively cut the forests; it’s as simple as that.

Here are four quotes relevant to climate change enthusiasts.

1)  "The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is that it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all." --  "Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?" -- "Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —  Saikat Chakrabarti, chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)  

2)  "Because the idea of climate change is so plastic, it can be deployed across many of our human projects and can serve many of our psychological, ethical, and spiritual needs." — Famous English socialist climate change advocate, Mike Hulme

3)  "No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world." — Former Canadian Minister of the Environment, Christine Stewart

4)  "The challenge I think we have is for some reason climate change has become a religion -- a politically induced religion instead of science fact that now we have to embrace and move forward on." —  Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

     Real scientists do not trade emails sharing secrets on how to rig computer projections to fake conclusions, as the IPCC has done.  Real scientists do not gerrymander Earth weather station data to show abnormal warming which does not exist in fact, as NOAA has done.  Real scientists do not "fiddle" with temperature records, as NASA has done. Under pressure from Obama, NASA changed the way it calculates world temperatures to include ocean temperatures instead of just land mass temperatures.  The only reason to do this was to create an artificial spike in Earth temperatures on a graph that Obama could use to scare the public.  When science is for sale and under the command of politicians, it is no longer science.  Fewer than 50% of real climatologists believe that dangerous man made global warming due to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is proven.  The 97% consensus figure is, and always has been, pure fiction.  That is a proven fact, but facts bounce off zealots who have declared their theories as infallible and unquestionable as the word of God.

     Our main ecological problem is global human overpopulation, yet no well known politician has addressed this touchy issue publicly.  Our leaders are divorced from reality and living in ideological dream worlds.  They misdirect public unhappiness over numerous societal problems that they themselves have helped create in the name of political correctness toward the myth of man made climate change.  How is the United States of America ever going to protect its environment and survive as a nation with open border anarchy?  Climate change hysteria is a diversion from reality that is wasting time, money, and human lives.

     Localized surface level man made climate change due to land use change is real, not fiction.  Cities get hotter than forests because concrete absorbs and retains more heat than grass and trees.  Therefore, if you wish to control that proven form of global warming, the best defense is strict border security and an end to illegal invasion, which we dishonestly label "illegal immigration."  Immigrants ask permission, fill out forms, wait patently in line, and respect the laws of the country they wish to immigrate to.  Invaders just break in and take what they want.  The best way to protect our environment is to bury political correctness in our backyards and end open border anarchy.  National suicide is not good for our children or our environment, but the Democratic Party and many Republicans do not seem to understand that simple obvious fact.  Will they ever wake up from their ideological dream worlds?

BIG NEWS  Dr. Karl Zeller and Dr. Ned Nikolov have found they are able to determine the long term average surface temperature of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Pluto, Earth's moon, Europa, Callisto, Titan, and Triton, by knowing just two strategic facts: their distance from the Sun and their atmospheric pressure.

Please watch Video Tutorial Cures Climate Hysteria.

For information on data faking scandals and real climate science, see the Moderating Climate Change Hysteria web page.

For the big picture on energy production and better clean energy solutions, read The Renewable Energy Disaster website.

Here are six life-saving equations to remember.

1)  Food = energy & energy = food.
2)  High cost energy = high cost food = increased starvation rates worldwide.
3)  Bad energy policy = bad agricultural policy.
4)  A war and tax on carbon is inevitably a war and tax on food.
5)  Diffuse and intermittent energy sources = low efficiency, high cost, and a large destructive ecological footprint.
6)  Carbon creatures fighting carbon = suicide, not science.    

Christopher Calder   banbiofuels AT gmail DOT com

Christopher Calder is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocate for world food supply security with no financial interest in any energy related business.