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Green doesn't work

Solar and wind power are not practical. The sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow. On a large scale that alone means there has to be at least as much generating capacity in standby as the sun and the wind provide. That means the "backup" has to be ready 24 7 to pick up if the solar or wind power dies down. The cost of the backup isn't included in the reported costs of solar and wind power.

In addition, solar and wind power can't be "ramped up" as demand increases. And if the peak demand times aren't when the sun is up (like in Las Vegas), solar doesn't work.

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NeoNotes - “Adding CO2 to the atmosphere is bad” - updated

Pardon, but we don't know that. What we do know is that I breath out CO2, the lizard hiding in my garden wall breaths out CO2, and so does the raven that I shared my breakfast blueberries with. We know that every animal on the planet puts out CO2 and has for billions of years. We know the World has systems that we don't begin to understand.

We know that atmospheric CO2 may influence weather (not climate) in combination with the amount of water in the atmosphere, the altitude of clouds, the amount of absorbent and reflective surfaces (and how much they reflect or absorb), the amount of particulates, and many other factors. All of which constantly change.

We know that most climate models use a "carbon cascade effect" that has never been measured or even observed. We know that the climate models are notoriously inaccurate. We know that in any other field of science and technology, models that can't predict means that the models get junked.



Pardon, but is anything I said about CO2 wrong?

Doesn't CO2's effect on atmospheric warming depend on the other variables I listed?

Do you really want me to list all the times this planet's climate has shifted before humanity could make any measurable impact on the planet? Climate shifts, that's what it does.

Do you really want me to point out the differences between ice at the polar interiors and ice at the edges? Do you really want me to point out that ice shreds all the time, that's why we have icebergs?

The model you cited can predict and explain, that's why it got tweaked. The climate models can't predict.



No, it's thinking before taking action.

Given that laws can have bad effects, last a while once passed, and can be very hard to get rid of, ask yourself if a law is the best way to get things done.

I'm not standing against change.

I'm standing against using to law to force change on everyone.



We live on a planet that has creatures that consume carbon dioxide by the metric ton. Yet no one talks about planting. Did you know that Arbor Day is coming up?

Do you remember reading about the Ice Ages? How sheets of ice moved over the continents? Do you remember how in the 1970s the environmental fear was global freezing?

I think I've taken this topic about as far as it's worth and probably a bit beyond. I started talking about how Earth Day was hijacked for a political agenda. No one here denied that, everyone just kept telling me how that was a Good Thing because you know, climate change. Which might or might not happen if the wrong butterfly flaps it's wings while I open my refrigerator door.

What everyone seems to forget is that Gaia is a living thing. She's been regulating herself for longer than there have been mammals on the planet. She'll be doing it long after we're dust.

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NeoNotes - Best intentions - updated

The problem is that the best intentions can lead to the worst results.

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All other things being equal, the side that can't stand dissent is wrong

Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming.
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Professor says studies don't use science

“Armstrong pointed to the wealth of incentives for publishing papers with politically convenient rather than scientific conclusions.”

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Still plenty of ice

“Scott and Shackleton logbooks prove Antarctic sea ice is not shrinking… ”

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NeoNotes - An obvious solution

Plant more trees.

That's my advice, and I'm a tree hugging pagan.

I'm also a libertarian who supports the free market and personal choice. And I support ecology over environmentalism. Ecology is about understanding the connections and the trade offs. Environmentalism is about politics and controlling the behavior of others.

Seriously, if one end of the carbon cycle is a problem, we should adapt.

Plant more trees.

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Maybe too windy

“Wind Farms Cause Sleep Loss, Stress and Anxiety, Government Review Finds”

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Utah tries grabbing tribal land and pilfering tribal funds

This is why the Republic dies

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Public blasphemy

Get that? The science is settled. Don't question the dogma. Thou shalt not dissent!

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Environmentalism vs. the Navajo

The Imperious Leader has is trying to phase out coal

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Environmentalism loses it's wind

The climate change movement is destroying the environmental movement

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NeoNotes - Earth Day

Originally published at Technopagan Yearnings

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NeoNotes - About the guilt

Not all feminists & not all lesbians

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NeoNotes - Not the pagan community

I'm not speaking for the pagan community. Much of the justification for "establishing" a Greater Pagan Community® is so that certain individuals can get the adoration and deference they believe they deserve.

I believe in ecology but I'm against environmentalism.

I believe individual freedom and personal responsibility works ever so much better than collectivism.

I think that what Christians call the Golden Rule is one of the most important roots of civilization. But I prefer another version, "Be excellent to each other. And party on, dudes!"

Now is that enough of a test, or do I have to give the Super Secret Handshake™ too?

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Prince Charles Wrong on Syria

I realize the man is trying desperately to make his mark.

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Moore stuff

The green movement and the climate change crowd can’t stand dissent

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Core detail

Then I can just say “№ 4391” and save myself a lot of typing.

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Global warming destroyed the environmental movement

And it was all based on a lie.

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Power

Thorium is much, much, much more abundant than uranium.

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Drought conditions does not mean climate change

There are deserts here that have been deserts for ten thousand years.

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We finally hear Moore

You should read it all, it’s very good.

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Dirty Water

Government at both ends squeezes you in the middle

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Don't trust public science - updated

Fudging the numbers again

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Reply to a Bookworm Rant

Bookworm is looking for scapegoats

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Greener than thou

Power to control

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Expanding civilizations, religions, and faith

It's not how it appears



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The future gets greener for Al Gore

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Celebrity Psudeoscience - Updated

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Common sense global warming FAQ

My long delayed but necessary explanation. As always, a work in progress. Comments and criticisms are welcome. Read More...
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Global Warming

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