Energy and Climate Myths Destroyed
Energy and Climate Myths Destroyed
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, FOOD = ENERGY & ENERGY = FOOD.
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 a
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.
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. Biofuel production has killed far more
people worldwide over the last 20 years than all wars and acts of
terrorism combined. 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 from high food prices are scatted all
over the Third World, and their families do not have lawyers.
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
for energy than Alaska?
Biofuels increase water pollution, accelerate deforestation, aggravate
water shortages, and are inherently energy inefficient because their
manufacture requires large amounts of fossil fuels to produce.
Ethanol contains one third less energy per gallon than gasoline, so
ethanol mandates lower our miles per gallon while increasing engine
repair bills. The bottom line is that biofuel production is
indefensible by any measure, and amounts to a unnecessary war on the
human food supply.
Biofuel farming is helping mankind kill off the bees.
Two studies, "Country-specific effects of neonicotinoid
pesticides on honey bees and wild bees" (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1393), and “Chronic exposure to neonicotinoids reduces honey bee health near corn crops”
(http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1395), were published in the journal Science.
The dual studies addressed the alarming worldwide death of bees and
found that 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.
politicians do not want to admit to their mass slaughter of bees
because they want to continue government forced biofuel mandates in
order to win the farm belt vote. With so many guilty people
responsible for the global biofuel disaster, from politicians and
environmentalists, to farmers and distillers, to news organizations who
actively campaigned for biofuels, there are few people interested in
exposing the ugly truth. The way to get rid of the biofuel scam
and live politically is through a one-time-only payoff to
farmers. It's all about money, so pay farmers (not distillers) to
accept a ban on all biofuels made from food or "crop waste," and all
biofuels grown on farmland or that in any way competes with food
production. To market any biofuel it must pass a complete test
and determination that it will not cause a biological infection of our
biosphere, as genetically engineered algae and bacteria certainly
will. Biofuels are a dead-end technology that must be allowed to
Please watch The Global
Biofuel Disaster on YouTube at
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.
Please watch Windmills Kill Birds on YouTube at
decades of hype and billions of dollars wasted, solar energy
provides just a tiny insignificant fraction of United States electricity. Solar
cells and windmills suffer from the incurable problems of intermittent
and unreliable operation. 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 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 a inherently much safer form of fission technology
from the 1970s that does not produce large amounts of radioactive
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 don’t 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.
For exacting scientific details, please read The Renewable Energy Disaster at
PART II - Climate change is a political religion and a psychosomatic mental illness.
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. It has succeeded in the marketplace of
ideas only because it makes such a compelling story, a new age doomsday
religion that puts Mother Nature on the Cross
instead of Jesus. Passionate Christians can see the face of
Jesus in a random stain on a wall. Passionate climate change
enthusiasts see Niagara Falls freezing under record low temperatures as
sign of global warming. All religion is irrational by nature, and
not based in provable fact.
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. Human beings
are approximately 18.5% carbon by weight, so a 150 pound human is
constructed with about 28 pounds of elemental carbon.
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
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, the
orbit of the Earth around the Sun, cycles of deep ocean currents, and
cycles of the Moon’s gravitational pull on ocean water. Carbon
dioxide is an extremely weak greenhouse agent which represents less
than .04% of our atmosphere. 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.
The United States has experienced a subnormal amount of hurricanes for
many years. Now that the hurricane dry spell has been broken,
politicians are absurdly 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 junk
science, politics, and hysteria.
Here are four quotes relevant to climate change enthusiasts.
"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
"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
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
4) "If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes accepted as truth." — Joseph Goebbels
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 man
made global warming due to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is
proven. The 97% consensus figure is, and always has been, pure
main ecological problem is global human overpopulation, yet no well
known Democratic or Republican politician has addressed this touchy
issue publicly. Instead, 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 U.S. 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 100% proven. 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 incorrectly and very 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?
Please watch Climate Hysteria on YouTube at
Also please watch Nobel laureate Ivar Giaever's speech
that destroys the myths of climate change in such a sweet and logical way that it touches your heart.
For scientific details and links to resources, please read Moderating Climate Change Hysteria at
Christopher Calder is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocate for world
security with no financial interest in any energy related business.