Spreading Climate-Religion Wackiness… Now “Mobile Phones Are Climate-Killers”…”13 Megatonnes Of CO2”!

Just a couple of anecdotes today to illustrate how wacky the climate-change religion is getting.

First is a short blurb appearing at the online Linux Magazine bearing the title: “Mobile phones are climate killers“. This is for real.

Using your mobile phone and sending text messages apparently is contributing to bad weather and the death of the climate. Linux magazine writes:

The greenhouse gases coming from the recharging of mobile phone and tablets – this year already will be 6.4 megatonnes, about half of what is projected for 2019, – is equivalent to the emissions of about 1.1 million cars.”

Linux Magazine cites a study conducted by Juniper Research.

The other sign showing the climate trend is getting increasingly kooky that caught my eye today is a photo posted by Rudolf Kipp at Facebook.

Kipp wine

Photo: Rudolf Kipp

Would you like your wine dry, sweet…or green?

I’m sure glad I drink Scotch instead. And when it comes to wine, I never liked Dornfelder anyhow.

And seeing how masses of people are stupid and gullible enough to accept all the nonsense hook, line and sinker, a little Scotch now and then certainly helps.

And a final word to all the distillers of Scotch out there. I warn you: If I hear or see any of this bio/sustainable madness with regards to the production of your products, then I’ll never buy another bottle from you again. I hope especially you Islay distillers take note.

 

19 responses to “Spreading Climate-Religion Wackiness… Now “Mobile Phones Are Climate-Killers”…”13 Megatonnes Of CO2”!”

  1. DirkH

    Talked to a Green German engineer today. I mentioned how every 2 years a light water reactor gets switched off and undergoes the revision and refueling.
    Surprised he said “But you can’t switch off a nuclear reactor!”
    Well I went on to try to explain concepts to him of which he didn’t know the slightest thing; I’m always trying to be helpful.

    If you read in the news that Germany suddenly fell back into the stone age, don’t be too surprised.

  2. edmh

    just been to the famous marks and spencer store. they are announcing all over the store that they are working at becoming carbon neutral by 2020. that is going to make a huge difference to the 1.5% uk contribution to CO2 emissions worldwide. if they can’t see how stupid this is no wonder that they are losing business.

    Green PR is just crazy !!

  3. Ric Werme

    “But you can’t switch off a nuclear reactor!”

    Save us….

  4. Anon

    “just been to the famous marks and spencer store. they are announcing all over the store that they are working at becoming carbon neutral by 2020. ”

    Probably they’ll make a few token changes and then buy carbon offsets for their remaining emissions. If you look here

    http://corporate.marksandspencer.com/plan-a/about-plan-a/carbon-neutral

    They’re offsetting their carbon by buying efficient stoves for people in Bangladesh for example. So it’s not like they’re just paying 30 Euro a tonne or whatever to some dodgy Al Gore venture.

    So even if the carbon emission is pointless a load of people in Bangladesh got a stove that was safer than the one they were using. As they explain here

    http://corporate.marksandspencer.com/plan-a/about-plan-a/carbon-neutral/unicef-cookstove-project

    So it’s not too bad.

  5. Ed Caryl

    In order to de-industrialize, the Greens must convince everyone to abandon their toys. Good luck with that!

    1. DirkH

      I could make the argument that my smartphone easily saves much more energy than it consumes; as it allows me to find optimal routes while driving.

      Furthermore the politically correct idiots from Linux magazine have DIRECTLY under their idiotic article
      “Marktforscher: Windows-Markt wird 2013 schrumpfen
      Einer Studie des Marktforschers Canalys zufolge wird sich im Verlauf des Jahres 2013 der Anteil von Wintel-PCs (Windows auf Intel) von 72 Prozent 2012 auf 65 Prozent verringern.”
      which links to
      http://www.linux-magazin.de/NEWS/Marktforscher-Windows-Markt-wird-2013-schrumpfen
      where they explain that as SMARTPHONES and tablets start to replace Windows PCs for internet surfing, the sales of Desktop PCs and Notebooks running Windows will shrink in 2013.

      In. Their. Own. Idiot. Magazine.

      1. DirkH

        …in other words, energy hungry PC’s get replaced by energy thrifty smartphones and tablets.

  6. BobW in NC

    What gets me is…”The greenhouse gases coming from the recharging of mobile phone and tablets – this year already will be 6.4 megatonnes, about half of what is projected for 2019, – is equivalent to the emissions of about 1.1 million cars,” to which my response is—so what?

    Really. So what? How does that figure compare with the total CO2 emissions from human activity, percentage-wise? And then, to take it one step further, how does it compare—percentage-wise—with CO2 emissions from all sources?

    My speculation…it’s tiny, even insignificant. Such statements really don’t tell you anything substantive; they are only designed to make you want to go, “Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa…”

  7. John

    And they want us to use electric cars? That charging has to really pollute.

  8. oeman50

    They have no idea. The power consumption of the data centers used to service those cell phones by far dwarfs the recharging requirements of the milliamp-hr batteries on phones.

    And I am sorry to tell you, Pierre, back in my previous life handling renewables, I saw an article on a small Scottish distillery that had gone 100% green, via wind and solar, even the energy required for distilling. I proposed a field trip to examine the facility, but it was rejected, much to my regret.

  9. John F. Hultquist

    See here:
    http://crackweasel.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/smoke_signals_.png?w=630

    No recharging with electricity required. Only requires a slight amount of time collecting dried animal droppings. That exercise is good for you.

    The plain old telephone system (POTS) ought to be investigated by the Linux Magazine folks. As I recall (actually we still use POTS) there is a need for copper wire that requires mining ore that requires big machines and lots of carbon-based fuel and big trucks to haul the wire around and install it on poles, and on and on.

    Don’t these folks have anything useful to do?

    1. DirkH

      The weird thing about German nerds is that they’re all against the NSA etc but when it comes to politics, economics and Global Warming they’re all 150% conformists (and leftists). They all speak English yet they invariably get their non-computer news from Der Spiegel in German – which is 99% propaganda, and 1% Bojanovski.

  10. Walter H. Schneider

    Quoted from “Umweltvernichter: Kaffee und Tee kommen immer öfter aus der Kapsel” Netzfrauen, July 24, 2014 :

    >>>Das Problem der Aluminium-Kapseln

    Dass es für die Natur von Nachteil ist, wenn für jede Tasse Kaffee eine Aluminiumkapsel in die Tonne wandert, wird von vielen Verbrauchern außer Acht gelassen. Denn die Herstellung von Aluminium ist alles andere als umweltfreundlich, sie verlangt nicht nur ein enormes Maß an Energie, sondern zerstört in hohem Maße die Umwelt.<<<

    The concern about aluminum consumption for coffee capsules put into world-wide perspective:

    a.) Total primary production of aluminum in 2013: 50,602,000 metric tonnes (*)

    b.) Total consumption of aluminum for coffee capsules in 2013: 10,000 metric tonnes (**)

    c.) a – b = 50,592,000 or, if aluminum consumption for coffee capsules ceases, a reduction of 0.02 percent in world-wide aluminum consumption — a figure that is insignificant within the far greater margin of the customary measurement error of +/- 5 percent (***)
    _____________
    * http://www.world-aluminium.org/statistics/
    ** http://netzfrauen.com/NF/2014/07/24/umweltvernichter-kaffee-und-tee-kommen-immer-oefter-aus-der-kapsel/#more-16256
    *** Consider that alone the estimated primary aluminum production that went unreported in 2013 was approximately 100 times the amount of aluminum consumed for coffee capsules.

    1. DirkH

      But it’s fun to troll the Green engineers about it, because they all use them to get their Latte-whatever; and as they’re incapable of making any calculation in their head, they invariably take it serious when I lambast them about their capsule coffee.

  11. Bob in Castlemaine

    If I hear or see any of this bio/sustainable madness with regards to the production of your products, then I’ll never buy another bottle from you again. I hope especially you Islay distillers take note.

    Careful Pierre, that sounds a rash promise to make, one you might live to regret. But I guess you could always try your hand at a bit of d.i.y. distilling?

  12. Moose

    And if that’s not enough: now they are trying to enforces taxes on every foreigner driving on the autobahn so they can get to live the green pipe dream while the rest of the world pays for it..
    Lunatics…

    1. DirkH

      Actually the fee will be paid by everyone; but the government promises to reduce the annual tax you pay on your car to compensate the Germans.

      So one could argue that this is a way to pay for the roads. I consider this a justifiable measure, nothing to do with Green ideology – the first ones who introduced this scheme were the Swiss in the 1980ies; a time and place that was much less socialist and green than the Swiss today or , cough, Germany at any time in the last 160 years.