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Is This The End of the Internal Combustion Engine?

Environmentalists are killing the planet, destroying the economy, and stealing your children’s future.

A bunch of rabid environmentalists have forced the British Government to announce that all petrol and diesel cars will be banned from the year 2040.  Nobody ever accused rabid environmentalists of being intelligent, or having any common sense.  Banning diesel and petrol cars, (or will it be all cars that have exhaust emissions?), has staggering implications that the officials, politicians, and environmentalists haven’t properly thought through.

In Sweden, Volvo has announced that from 2019 all of its new models will be either completely battery powered or hybrid vehicles.  There’s a couple of interesting points here.  Firstly this move will put a whopping premium on the price of all new Volvo’s.  And secondly, hybrid cars still have to have a petrol or diesel engine that will produce nasty polluting exhaust fumes.

Diesel exhausts are killing us all, allegedly.

Across Europe several major cities, (Paris, Madrid, Athens), say that diesel cars will be banned from entering their environs from 2025.  The Hell-Hole that is Mexico City has followed suit ~ ha!  The mayor of London, Mad Sadiq Khan, wants to ban Petrol and Diesel cars from London by 2050.

These headline grabbing moves will achieve absolutely nothing except to cost consumers and taxpayers trillions of Pounds / Euros / Dollars.  Banning diesel and petrol cars in the UK will impose vast costs on drivers for little environmental benefit.

There is no conceivable way that the British electricity generating and distribution systems will ever be able to provide enough power for all those battery powered cars, (and vans and busses, and trucks?).  Just where will all the extra power come from?  The back of an envelope estimate is that all these electric vehicles will add an extra 30 gigawatts to UK peak demand, and that means we would need 50% more generating capacity.  That’s equivalent to another half-dozen huge nuclear power plants like Hinkley Point, or another 20,000 wind turbines, (which only work some of the time).  I have no idea how many acres of solar collectors it would take to generate that amount of power, but they don’t work at night, which is when most people will be charging their electric vehicles.

The British Government says it will install a fast charging point every 20 miles on major roads ~ imagine how many holes in the road and road works delays that will mean.

The British Government are also considering slashing the maximum speed on our motorways to 60 mph, and what is that supposed to achieve except more fines from speeding tickets?

This all seems a bit rich considering that the whole man-made global warming agenda has been exposed as nothing more than a massive fraud.  The best estimate is that if all the trillions of dollars Obama proposed to spend on his Clean Power Plan to tackle non-existent man-made global warming was actually spent, then global temperatures would perhaps be reduced by 0.057 degrees Fahrenheit ~ one five-hundredth of a degree.

Climate change is a normal, natural, and perpetual process which occurs, and has always occurred, with sublime indifference to man’s puny input.  ~  James Delingpole.

There are a few inconvenient truths that politicians and environmentalists would rather the public didn’t wake up to;

  • Man-made global warming / catastrophic anthropogenic climate change doesn’t actually exist in any meaningful form ~it’s nothing but a fraud, a massive scam designed to give politicians back control over an increasingly independent populace.
  • There is no such thing as completely clean power.  Green Energy produces nastier and longer term environmental pollution than does burning fossil fuels.  Nuclear Energy is a case in point, look at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.  Wind turbines have a massively negative impact on the environment, are bad for wildlife, and a blot on the landscape.  All batteries are inherently polluting, expensive, and dangerous.
  • Switching to electric-powered private transport will require at least a 50% increase in electricity generating capacity in any country that tries it.
  • A vast investment in an infrastructure of new charging points to support all these new electric vehicles will be needed.
  • Electric vehicles cost a hell of a lot more than an exactly equivalent bike / car / van / truck / bus powered by an internal combustion engine.
  • Electric vehicles are less capable, and have a shorter life-span, (about 5 years), before major maintenance is required, (new batteries), than do ‘conventional’ cars, trucks, and busses.
  • There aren’t enough qualified mechanics to maintain the huge increase in the number of electric vehicles the politicians propose.
  • Disposing of all of the ‘dead’ batteries will require a huge investment in a recycling technology that, as yet, doesn’t actually exist.
  • The value of used vehicles powered by petrol and diesel engines will plummet, destroying the economies of the developed world.  There is a vast investment in lending to finance vehicle purchases.
  • Internal combustion engines don’t have to run on either petrol or diesel fuel.  Is a ban on ethanol / methanol / vegetable oil / propane / butane fuelled vehicles also proposed?
  • Are politicians also proposing to ban aircraft / railway engines / ships / electricity generators powered by fossil fuels ~ otherwise what’s the point?
  • If Politicians think the backlash against Hillary Clinton was an isolated aberration, they’ve got a big surprise in store after all this banning cars crap.

In my life I’ve seen some insane ideas put forward by politicians at the behest of special interest groups, but a total ban on the internal combustion engine running on fossil fuels has got to be maddest thing I’ve ever heard.  But then, politicians, special interest groups, and bureaucrats have never been known for putting much thought into anything.

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.  ~  Henry Ford

At least I have the personal benefit of being able to totally and completely ignore all this banning petrol and diesel fuelled cars crap.  Not only that, because I live in a democracy I can cast my vote in ways designed to discomfort the current crop of lightweight, insane, political pygmies.  (And that’s an insult to pygmies and the mentally ill.)

Meanwhile, the Lotus 7 is 60 years old this year.  Now that’s a great car.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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Jack Says Yes

Saying; ‘Yes’ often leads to interesting opportunities.

The answer ‘Yes’ isn’t always what you want to hear.  Sometimes ‘Yes’ is bad news.

Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment…  Surrender to what is.  Say ‘yes’ to life ~ and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.  ~  Eckhart Tolle.

Air Travel, is it Bad For Your Health?  ~  Yes.  Air travel is a slog, you get stressed, you get tired, you get dehydrated, you catch every germ on the aircraft, you can get deep-vein thrombosis, and you’re exposed to invisible cosmic rays.

Bread, is it Bad For You?  ~  Yes.  Wheat, especially modern American wheat is nothing more or less than a poison. It’s loaded with gluten, spikes your blood sugar, is full of something nasty called phytic acid, causes brain diseases, and wheat is addictive.  In addition, modern American wheat is always drenched with Roundup, and that weedkiller really is a poison.

Chocolate, is it Good For You?  ~  Yes, providing it’s rich dark chocolate.  Cocoa has many powerful health benefits, so you need to eat a good quality chocolate loaded with cocoa.  Not only that, dark chocolate tastes great, and eating it cures a broken heart.

Man-made global warming, is it a load of bullshit?  ~  Yes.  The whole man-made global warming agenda has been exposed as nothing more than a massive fraud.  Not only that, all the trillions of dollars Obama wanted to spend to combat global warming could only have ever lowered the Earth’s temperature by 0.057  degrees Fahrenheit, (one five-hundredth of a degree).

Money, does it Make You Happy?  ~ Yes, and No.  Money might not make you happy, but it’s far better being rich and miserable than being a miserable street bum ~ (trust me, I’ve tried both).  Having a wadge of spending money also gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.  For example, in a week or so I’m flying to the USA to witness a total eclipse of the sun, I couldn’t do that if I was broke.

Nuclear Power, is it Dangerous?  ~  Yes ~ Very, Very Dangerous.  Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima.  Numerous incidents at Windscale, including a hushed up fire in 1957.  Add to that nuclear generated electricity is bloody expensive, the guaranteed price for electricity from Hinkley Point is 3 times the price of coal-fired electricity generation.  (The UK Government doesn’t want people to know that.)

Politicians, are they all Backstabbing Bastards?  ~  Yes.  All politicians are also lying, philandering bastards.  I hate politicians.  But then I also hate contractors, cyclists, and top bankers.

Red Wine, is it Good For You?  ~  Yes.  There is solid scientific proof that one or two glasses of the falling-down-water, three or four times a week, is beneficial, especially in warding off the worst effects of type 2 diabetes.  However, a good robust red wine is much better for you that a cheap white wine, and even that is far better for you than a couple of shots of tequila.  Getting buzzed every night of the week means you’re an alcoholic.

Sex, is hot, energetic sex good for you?  ~  Yes.  Good Sex is fun, makes you feel better, cements relationships, and regular good sex improves your physical, mental, and spiritual health.  Casual sex is bad, dangerous, and doesn’t make you Marilyn Monroe, it just proves that you’re easy.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

why not have red wine delivered?

Thought Police

Big Brother is watching You.

Sometimes it’s called Political Correctness, and sometimes Equality and Diversity, and sometimes Inclusively, but by whatever name it’s a sickness taking over our society in the name of Human Rights.  If you say the wrong thing, if your opinions don’t fit in, if anyone thinks you show disrespect towards minorities, you too could be prosecuted for a hate crime.

There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment.  ~  George Orwell, from 1984.

Along with many, many other UK Institutions All Souls College, Oxford, now has a diversity officer, whose job it is to warn or discipline colleagues who stereotype, show disrespect towards minorities, or create a climate in which an individual might feel their dignity infringed.  That sounds a lot like thought police to me.

Campuses that were once havens of free speech are now patrolled and regulated by thought police.  Intellectual dishonesty has become a job requirement for University Administrators.  ~  Michael Barone.

A woman, 26, appeared in court accused of raping a man, twice.  How the hell does that work?  How can a woman rape a man?  Turns out that the rapist, Katie Brennan, was born a man, but we weren’t initially allowed to know that because of the political correctness surrounding misgendering.  To qualify as rape I assume that Katie Brennan still had male genitals at the time of the assault, but we aren’t allowed to know that either.  I do know that, for a woman, the transgender Katie Brennan looks like a bloke.

The militant transgender lobby are powerful, and have found natural allies within the left-leaning liberal BBC, (British Broadcasting Corporation).  Anyone who questions the self-proclaimed ‘rights’ of transgender people will be silenced.

Axe, machete, knife, truck, and bomb attacks all across Europe are responded to by anti-terror squads, even though nobody in the media ever calls these incidents terrorism, and certainly never Islamic religious terrorism.  In order to fit in with multiculturalism we are usually told that the attacker comes from somewhere that isn’t on President Trump’s list of banned countries, (until the real story comes out).  Even the British Government are keen to push this non-Islamic terrorism line by saying that one in three terror suspects arrested in Britain last year was white.  Which means that two-thirds of those arrested in the UK on suspicion of being a terrorist was non-white.  Only 10% of the censored UK population is non-white ~ so 10% of our population commit 66% of terrorist attacks.  Yet, nobody is ever allowed to say that Islamic extremism is a problem in Great Britain ~ because of Political Correctness.

The term ‘Political Correctness’ has always appalled me, reminding me of Orwell’s ‘Thought Police’ and fascist regimes.  ~  Helmut Newton

The thought police are powerful enough to stifle scientific debate, change world politics, and even dictate the car you drive to work.  Anyone who dares to challenge the politically correct view that man-made carbon dioxide is causing catastrophic anthropogenic climate change will be labeled a ‘denier’.  This is the language of religious intolerance and has nothing to do with science.  You know what?  The whole man-made global warming industry is a scam, and pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes will have the proponents of global warming going into fits of apoplexy.  But respectable scientists never question the man-made global warming mantra because to do so would mean that they never again get published, never get another grant, see their tenure cut off…  Question anthropogenic climate change and your career as a scientist is over.

Women can say anything they want to men, or blacks to whites, with impunity.  But strong words in the other direction can bring down the wrath of the thought police, as well as punishments… ~  Thomas Sowell

I am English, and I like to think I’m a Gentleman, so there are some things I would never say in public, and there are some opinions which are an anathema to me.  However, there are some things I’d like to say, and some thoughts I’d like to think, that I’m not allowed to for fear of running up against the Politically Correct, Diversity Inclusive, Thought Police.  I thought we’d spent the last few hundred years working and fighting for freedom of thought and expression.

Maybe not.  Maybe I am a prisoner in my own land.

Remember, Big Brother is watching You.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

 

poor little snowflake

every snowflake is the last of the great individualists

snowflake_shapes_and_science_0In English, there’s often a new meaning for an old word, it happens every day.  Yet, never in my long and interesting life have I seen such a meteoric rise of an all-purpose insult created out of a familiar word, in the way that Snowflake has instantly appeared everywhere.  I like snowflakes, real snowflakes that is.

To be clear, a snowflake usually refers to; often a younger person, prone to taking offence, emotionally vulnerable, unable to cope with views that challenge their own, easily distressed when met with rejection, incapable of seeing an opposing point of view, unable to hold a cogent argument, and liable to pointlessly futile demonstrations of anger.  In my time I’ve met a hell of a lot of people like that.

Back in the day we had a few other words for those of the snowflake ilk; wazzockprat, jessie, dil, and many more that are considered extremely politically incorrect today.  All in all I quite like snowflake.  There, there, don’t cry.

Older snowflakes do exist; for example our own Archbishop of Canterbury, who used a major speech to call President Trump, (and almost everyone else), a Fascist.  Oh! Do get a grip Welby.  Then there’s loathsome Ken Loach, who used the BAFTA awards ceremony to say the that current UK Government is callous, brutal, and disgraceful.  Champagne Socialist is a good insult to Loach the Roach. BUFF And, my award for Old Snowflake of the Year goes to that limousine liberal ~ Meryl Streep.  In a speech at a New York Galamad Meryl seemed to equate President Trump with Hitler, and intimated that Mr. Trump was likely to start a nuclear war.  No dear, that was your beloved JFK in 1962.  It’s always nice to see the old Buffs again.

When they are not using awards ceremonies to give us unopposed foul-mouthed tirades, or shouting down opponents, or holding pointless marches, snowflakes have their own interesting range of insults.  My own political views could easily get me labeled as an old-fashioned, misogynist, racist, war-mongering, climate change denier, and supporter of populist politics.  I’ll admit to a couple of those.

My views are mine, and mine alone.  Other than I will not usually break the law, I will not be told what to do, and I will not be told what to think.  My views are based on things like a lifetime’s study of; hard science, engineering, geography, geology, history, finance, literature, current affairs…  My views do not come pre-packaged from the pages of the Huffington Post, the Guardian, the New Statesman, or even the BBC.

moonProviding that you are polite, I will take care to hear your opinions, and the opinions of anyone else for that matter ~ your opinions tell me many things about you, and that’s interesting.  But that’s about as far as it goes.  If you think the Earth is flat, the Moon is made of green cheese, and that man-made carbon dioxide is destroying the planet, then that’s interesting too.  Those views will tell me that your opinions are mostly misguided, that you don’t know much hard science, and that you need to widen your circle of friends.  Have a nice day.

If you regularly use social media like twitter and Facebook, then that tells me a lot about you too.  It tells me that your brain is slowly turning to mouldy oatmeal, that you have a lot of ‘friends’ you’ve never actually met, and that you really don’t know anything that’s worth listening to.  (Or, maybe you still do, but soon you won’t.)  By demographic definition, all regular users of twitter and Facebook are soft snowflakes.

Generally, I find a lot of sound sense in most blogs I read.  It takes time and effort to write a decent blog post.  It takes a lot of time, effort, and a little money, to maintain a regular, high-quality blog.  Any wazzock can write 140 badly worded characters and stick it on twitter.  Maybe President Trump is a snowflake too?  Anyhow, where I come from trump is just another word for fart.

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PrisonerSeventhese views are mine and mine alone

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Clinton on Coal

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Burning coal is the most efficient and cost-effective way to produce large amounts of electricity.  Unless you happen to live in an underpopulated country that is also blessed with many large lakes, mountains, and rivers, or Iceland.

However, apart from in the industrial powerhouse countries like China, Germany, and India, the idea of burning coal is an anathema to politicians, left-leaning media, and the metropolitan elite.  They all believe profess to believe that burning coal causes global warming, and unless every country in the world stops burning coal we are all going to die / drown / choke / starve.

We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.  ~  Hillary Clinton

In that one sentence Hillary Clinton conclusively demonstrated that she is unfit to hold the office of President of the United States.  Either she in scientifically uneducated, or a liar, or both.  She shows that she cares far more for the few fashionable metropolitan elite than for the vast majority of real Americans.  She demonstrates that she has no grasp of day-to-day economics, hard science, or industrial strategy.

Hillary Clinton doesn’t like coal or coal miners.  Next to coal, the most cost effective way for Britain and America to generate large amounts of electricity is to burn natural gas obtained by fracking.

By the time we get through all of my conditions I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place.  ~  Hillary Clinton

The really sad thing is that the other candidate for president is probably even worse than the harsh voiced harridan, albeit in different ways.

photosynthesis processWhere do the proponents of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change think the carbon in that coal came from in the first place?  Outer space?  (Well actually, it did, but that’s another matter.)  It came from the carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere.  Plants turn carbon dioxide into more plants, then over millennia that turns into coal.

It’s an inconvenient truth that predictions of doom by the man-made global warming alarmists, like Hillary Clinton, just have not come true.

If anyone bothered to learn some real hard science they would know that the only way mankind can possibly change the Earth’s climate is through all-out and total nuclear war.  There is no empirical or hard scientific evidence that burning coal, oil, or gas can ever change the Earth’s climate.  There is plenty of empirical and hard scientific evidence that burning fossil fuels in cities causes stinking smog ~ just look at London before the Clean Air Act, and Los Angeles, and any number of cities in China today.

Climate change is a normal, natural, and perpetual process which occurs, and has always occured, with sublime indifference to man’s puny input.  ~  James Delingpole

Smog is not climate change.  And, the ultimate cause of smog today is cars, buses and trucks.  If some of the bone-idle, lazy, and indolent people would get out of their cars once in a while and actually walk places for a change, then there wouldn’t be anything like as much smog either.

Do yourself a favour and stop looking stupid by banging on about non-existent anthropogenic climate change.  Learn some hard science, or just take a walk instead.

(By the way, the stuff coming from those ‘chimneys’ in the pictures is steam, not smoke.)

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draxthese opinions are mine and mine alone

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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Global Warming, don’t worry about it.

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Amidst the latest brouhaha and persecution of ‘climate change deniers’ there’s one good reason I can’t get at all excited about catastrophic anthropogenic climate change, (man-made global warming), and ‘green energy’.  The fact is that the Northern Hemisphere is still in the last hurrah of the last ice age.

Some 10,500 years ago, (the blink of an eye in cosmic and geological time), most of the people on Earth lived in Africa because everywhere else was too damn cold.  In fact, the last ice age hasn’t yet really ended, so any time in the next few hundred or few thousand years Europe, North America, and Northern Asia could be again covered by sheets of ice miles thick.

Much of the geology of these continents was structured by ice ~the Great Lakes in North America were formed 20,000 years ago as a result of the last period of glaciation.  Where I live now was covered by a sheet of ice three miles thick only 10,000 years ago ~ and the ice reached as far south in England as where London is now.  As I said 10,000 years is but the blink of an eye in terms of geology and the life-cycle of our sun and the planets.

Agriculture has only existed in England for 6,000 years, because before that it was too cold, so Mesolithic Man lived by hunting.  Up until 6,200 years ago, so much of the seas’ waters were locked up in ice on the land that you could walk from what is now Germany to England, without getting your feet wet ~ over a stretch of dry land called Doggerland.  Where the English Channel is now used to be part of what is now called the River Rhine.

Ice Ages have come and gone over the last 2.4 billion years, starting with Snowball Earth and the Lower Huronian Ice Age.  It is thought that Ice Ages are caused by changes in the Earth’s orbit and the amount by which our planet tilts.  Typically, a period of extreme glaciation could happen about every 100,000 years or so, (but can last for up to 200 or 300 million years.)  The last one has only being running, (on and off), for around 100 million years.  The Earth is now in an interglacial period, so we have a lot more worries over freezing to death than we have over global warming.

May I suggest that you don’t worry too much about global warming, but make certain you know how to cope with a hell of a lot of snow and ice.

Moon_Nightjackcollier7@talktalk.net

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The Interconnectedness Of All Things

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Linearity

 Mensurability, Modularity, Monstrosity, Monotony

Nudity, Overfamiliarity, Perversity, Quasiperiodicity

Reciprocity, Reproducibility, Rationality, Reality

Sexuality, Simultaneity, Synchronicity, Serendipity

Totality

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words and pictures by jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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Exhibitionism’s Casual Indecency

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freshly fallen tears are not grey

and I have to care

you threw your honour away

morality gone astray

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words and pictures by jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

 

California Drought Scam

I am an expert on rain.  I live in England, where it rains a lot, and I have studied climatology, (together with a range of other specialities related to geography).

California is not suffering from a natural drought.  There has not been a period of abnormally low rainfall.  You still get rain clouds over the Yucca Valley.  As a whole, over the long-term, California gets an average 20 inches of rain per year.  Over the past 3 years an average of 13 inches of rain fell on California each year.  That isn’t a drought, it’s a little less rain than the average.

P1020119Clouds Over the Yucca Valley

Laguna Beach in Orange County, Southern California, to pick a town at random, has received an average of 12.73 inches of rain a year since 1928.  Taken over the last 30 years rainfall at Laguna Beach has averaged 14.38 inches.  On average, more rain is falling on California in recent years, not less.

Governor Jerry Brown is oblivious to what is going on outside his window, issuing increasingly draconian executive orders on urban water reduction.  He has called for fines of $500 a day for people watering their lawns and taking long showers.  As we say in England, ‘what a plonker‘.

The idea of your nice little green grass getting lots of water every day, that’s just going to be a thing of the past. ~ Governor Jerry Brown

Personally, I think grass is a waste of space in the average garden, (yard).  There are far better plants for ground cover and landscaping.  Many easily available plants are native to California and drought tolerant.

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California Poppies and Lupine.

The California climate has always included extended dry periods, therefore California’s water system is specifically designed to withstand a seven-year drought.  In 1862 – 1863 less than 4 inches of rain fell, and in 1863 – 1864 less rain than that fell.  The California cattle industry was wiped out.  But on the whole California survived, thrived, prospered.

The problem in California is not the climate or the weather.  The whole crisis has been manufactured by liberal environmentalists.  For example, the ‘Green Lobby’ has prevented the building of a single new reservoir or pipeline over decades, during which the population of California has doubled.  Anyone with an ounce of sense knows that doesn’t work.

The Green Extremists, the Sierra Club and the National Resources Defense Council, (NRDC), have lobbied so effectively that hundreds of billions of gallons of water a year are siphoned off for wildlife refuges and environmental causes.  Trillions of gallons of water are just dumped into estuaries and deltas to create the brackish water needed by a 3 inch fish called the delta smeltA recent survey of the Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta found just 8 of these fish.  1.4 trillion gallons of water between 8 fish works out at a hell of a lot of toilet flushes per minnow.

ALMOND-TREEMother nature is just a scapegoat, not the culprit of California’s water shortage.  Environmentalists have carefully orchestrated this crisis.  Their goal is to remove 1.3 million acres of California farmland from production.  Most farming needs water, although one can farm on dryland if one grows suitable crops.  In fact there is a range of drought tolerant fruiting trees, and almonds use 25% less water than other fruiting trees.  Or, for another high value crop, lavender is very drought tolerant and California already has a perfume industry.

Even worse.  Instead of doing something practical, such as building a reservoir, California politicians are mesmerised by computerisation and advanced technologies such as behavioral sciences monitored using cloud computing.  That’s not really as effective as actually extracting and storing more actual water.

High profile environmentalists are dangerous, disingenuous hypocrites ~ flying thousands of miles a year in their executive jets to attend pointless conferences on global carbon reduction, where they stay in upscale hotels with their retinue of press and political retainers.  These environmentalists are either fools, poltroons, or cynical liars.

Environmental maniacs supported by State and Federal Government are the cause of the water shortage Black_beachin California.  The weather is not to blame.  If you really want to find someone to blame, then blame Al Gore, ably aided and abetted by President Obama and Governor Brown.

Anyhow, if the global warming maniacs were to have been believed, California would have been uninhabitable by now.

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Green Energy Kills The Elderly

As an Arctic blast sweeps across Britain, Age UK have warned that almost a million elderly people are at risk from the bitter cold as they cannot afford to heat their homes.  Older people need longer to warm up.  Their blood thickens and that increases blood pressure.  Breathing cold air can increase the risk of chest infections.  Cold can kill the elderly in a myriad of ways.old personMedical advice says that the ideal temperature is 64F (18C) in the bedroom, and 70F (21C) in the living room.  Not everyone can afford to keep their thermostat that high.  In an average winter, one old person dies every 7 minutes in Britain from the cold.  That is 24,000 elderly people dying from cold every winter.  This scandal is the direct result of the ‘political elite’s’ obsession with carbon reduction / renewable energy.

The most cost effective way to provide electricity to British homes and industries is to burn coal in large power stations, such as Drax.  The math is complicated and subject to manipulation by statisticians, but any calculation you want to make into the comparative cost of electricity shows that coal-fired power stations are the least expensive way to make electrical power.  Every other method of electricity generation costs at least twice as much as burning coal.

This island is almost made of coal and surrounded by fish.  Only an organising genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time. ~ Aneurin Bevan

Our supine politicians, in thrall to the Green Lobby and the European Union, have squandered Great Britain’s natural advantages in these key resources.  As it goes, Great Britain’s offshore resources are not limited to fish.  Offshore coal reserves are estimated to be some 23 trillion tonnes.  Given that the UK currently burns about 65 million tonnes of coal a year, (world coal statistics), we have 3,500 years worth of coal reserves at the current rate of consumption.

Wind_turbinesHowever, instead of exploiting these vast on-shore and off-shore coal reserves, our halfwit officialdom insists on installing useless, expensive, on-shore and off-shore wind farms.  This method of power generation is only possible / profitable in Great Britain because of compulsion and bribery, (subsidies).

British electricity suppliers are required by law to provide a proportion of their sales from renewable resources such as wind power.  Subsidies paid to wind-farm developers currently run at some £1.2 billion a year in the UK.  This is in addition to the grants paid to the manufacturers and developers of wind-powered electricity generation systems.  All of these grants and subsidies come from the pockets of hard-pressed taxpayers and consumers.

HuhneElectricity supplied to Great Britain’s elderly costs more than double what it should, as a direct result of meddling by successive Energy Ministers, (Principal Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change).  The current incumbent is the hapless Ed Davey, who replaced the criminal, lying, adulterer Chris Huhne.

Despite everything that global warming alarmists say to the contrary, there is no evidence that the Earth is warming up.  There is also no hard evidence to support the existence of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change.

It seems that the elderly can be damned to die from the cold, as long as successive useless politicians and their vampiric staff can continue to travel to the world’s beautiful places to attend United Nations conferences on climate change.  Residents of the USA shouldn’t think themselves lucky.  Your president is at least as loopy about climate change as is our very own Ed Miliband.

Not all politicians are lying, adulterous criminals.

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