Energy and Climate Myths Destroyed
Energy and Climate Myths Destroyed
April 14th, 2018, environmentalist David Buckel committed suicide by
setting himself on fire to protest "global warming" after one of the
coldest winters on record. None of Al Gore’s climate doomsday
predictions have come true, and they never will because Gore’s
fundamental ideas are wrong. Politicians and the media are
responsible for climate hysteria, which President Barack Obama turned
into a multi-billion dollar taxpayer financed business.
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.
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 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.
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 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 nuclear technology that does not produce large amounts of
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 and a psychosomatic mental illness, 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/climate change theology has
succeeded in captivating so many people because it is a dramatic and
exhilarating new age doomsday religion that puts Mother Nature on the
Cross instead of Jesus. Many actually fall in love with the art
of climate change fear mongering, which feeds an unhealthy
psychological need within them. 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 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.
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
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, 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 relatively weak and ineffectual greenhouse gas
because it only absorbs solar light in a very narrow frequency range
that is already being absorbed to a significant degree by atmospheric
water vapor. Humidity is the superhero greenhouse agent that
keeps us all from freezing to death, not CO2, which is a trace gas that
makes up .04% of our atmosphere. Earth has suffered
severe ice ages when atmospheric CO2 levels were between 3 and 10 times
higher than they are today. That would be impossible if Al Gore’s
theories were even remotely true.
The public has been mislead 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 own government’s wild
speculations have already been disproven 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. How many politicians have
had their picture taken smiling 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 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
A 2017 peer reviewed study found that dramatic global warming claims
are based on manipulating temperature numbers. See “On the
Validity of NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU Global Average Surface
Temperature Data & The Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment
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.
Our main ecological problem is global human overpopulation, yet no well
known Democratic or Republican 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 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.
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 https://youtu.be/2jBUVce05X4
Please read The Renewable Energy Disaster website for exacting scientific details, links to resources, and better clean energy solutions.
Christopher Calder is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocate for world
security with no financial interest in any energy related business.