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The Widespread Social And Environmental Destruction Behind Electric Car Batteries And E-Mobility

The Widespread Social And Environmental Destruction Behind Electric Car Batteries And E-Mobility

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailGerman ZDF public television recently broadcast a report showing how electric cars are a far cry from being what they are all cracked up to be by green activists. Northern Chilean desert being ruined by widespread lithium mining. Image cropped from ZDF documentary: Die Schattenseiten der E-Mobilität The report titled: “Batteries in twilight – The dark side […]

A Dismaying New Study Finds Bat Habitat Loss Extends 'At Least 1000 Meters From A Wind Turbine'

A Dismaying New Study Finds Bat Habitat Loss Extends ‘At Least 1000 Meters From A Wind Turbine’

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailContending that “the current situation is particularly worrying”, authors of a troubling new paper assert that the bat habitat loss fomented by the presence of wind turbines is so pervasive that bat activity continues to decline precipitously from a range of  “at least 1000 meters from a wind turbine”.   Image Source: Millon et al., 2018 […]

Why Are We Doing This? A Trove Of New Research Documents The Folly Of Renewable Energy Promotion

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe advocacy for widespread growth in renewable energy (especially wind, solar, and biomass) usage has increasingly become the clarion call of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) movement.  And yet more and more published research documents the adverse effects of relying on renewables. Image: Wasili Karbe, cropped from video here. Over the course of the last […]

Latest Euro Delusion: EU Wants Us To Believe It Can Rescue Oceans By Removing Less Than 0.01% Of The Plastic!

Latest Euro Delusion: EU Wants Us To Believe It Can Rescue Oceans By Removing Less Than 0.01% Of The Plastic!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailSince environmental elitists have taken the helm in Europe, they like to fancy themselves and pose as rescuers of the planet. The climate rescue delusion One example is Europe’s claim to being the global leader in climate protection. Leaders like having everyone believe that Europe reducing CO2 emissions 80% by 2050 will to save […]

New Paper: CO2 Emissions From Biofuels Are Worse Than Coal, Yet EU Says Biofuels Are 'Carbon Neutral'

New Paper: CO2 Emissions From Biofuels Are Worse Than Coal, Yet EU Says Biofuels Are ‘Carbon Neutral’

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailGovernments promote biofuels as renewable, carbon-neutral resources that serve to reduce CO2 emissions.  Meanwhile, scientists have determined that biomass burning generates more CO2 emissions per kWh than burning coal does, and the projected rapid growth in biofuel use will only serve to ‘increase atmospheric CO2 for at least a century’.  Sterman et al., 2018 […]

New Papers: Intermittent Wind Power PRESERVES & INCREASES Need For Fossil Fuel Energy Generation

New Papers: Intermittent Wind Power PRESERVES & INCREASES Need For Fossil Fuel Energy Generation

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+email ⇑ Wind Power Installation Amplifies The Growth Of Fossil Fuel Energies  “[A]s RES [renewable energy sources] increases, the expected decreasing tendency in the installed capacity of electricity generation from fossil fuels has not been found.” – Marques et al., 2018 In late 2012, a prophetic article appeared in the Los Angeles Times that warned: “As […]

6 New Papers Unsheathe A Hushed-Up 'Green' Reality: Habitats Are Being Destroyed By Wind Turbines

6 New Papers Unsheathe A Hushed-Up ‘Green’ Reality: Habitats Are Being Destroyed By Wind Turbines

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailMore Wind Turbines, More Habitat Harm, Loss Scientists (Krekel and Zerrahn, 2017 ) report that the installation of wind turbines near human populations “exerts significant negative external effects on residential well-being” and a “significant negative and sizable effect on life satisfaction” due to “unpleasant noise emissions” and “negative impacts on landscape aesthetics”. “We show that […]

New Research Finds Polar Bear Numbers Up 42% Since 2004 - Survival Rates Unaffected By Sea Ice Availability

New Research Finds Polar Bear Numbers Up 42% Since 2004 – Survival Rates Unaffected By Sea Ice Availability

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+email  A remarkably unsophisticated paper was published a few months ago curiously entitled Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy.  Among the list of co-authors of Harvey et al. (2017) are two rather familiar names in climate science circles: Michael E. Mann and Stephan Lewandowsky. The 14 authors liberally utilize name-calling and […]

In A Rare Public Debate, Dr. Willie Soon Uses Real Science To Take On The Climate ‘Apocalypse’

In A Rare Public Debate, Dr. Willie Soon Uses Real Science To Take On The Climate ‘Apocalypse’

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+email Comedy clubs aren’t usually thought of as venues for serious debate about controversial topics like climate change. And yet in a rare debate opportunity, Harvard-Smithsonian Center astrophysicist Dr. Willie Soon took full advantage of the short time he had available to him.  He critiqued “consensus” science, the ocean acidification narrative, the poverty-inducing reliance on wind […]

New Study: German Agreed 2050 CO2 Reductions Could Cost Astronomical $2.8 TRILLION By 2050!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailIt has long been dawning on most people that the costs of Germany’s Energiewende (transition to green energies) have been spectacularly underestimated. As Germany rushes into its foray with renewable energies, principally wind and sun, we are finding out that many of the costs involved were never taken into account. According to Die Welt: In […]

Snowcover Increasing Since 1950s, But Newsweek's Reality Is That Christmas Snow May Soon Be History

Snowcover Increasing Since 1950s, But Newsweek’s Reality Is That Christmas Snow May Soon Be History

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+email Image Source: 22 December 2017 Newsweek Christmas Day has arrived. With the advent of this cheery holiday comes a somber warning from Newsweek, purveyor of climate doom. “[A]s global temperatures rise due to climate change, snow on Christmas Day could increasingly become a rarity—even a distant memory.” Contrary to Newsweek‘s claims, however, snow cover across the Northern […]

Driving Electric Vehicles In China Increases CO2 Emissions...Driving Gasoline Vehicles In China Reduces CO2 Emissions

Driving Electric Vehicles In China Increases CO2 Emissions…Driving Gasoline Vehicles In China Reduces CO2 Emissions

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailElectric Vehicle Emissions 27-50% Greater Than Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles Image: Qiao et al., 2017 Sales of electric vehicles (EV) in China have exploded in recent years. According to the New York Times (October, 2017), between 2014 and 2017, annual EV purchases by China’s citizens more than doubled, from 145,000 in 2014 to 295,000 (projected) […]

Energiewende “Fundamentally A Disaster” …Germany To Miss CO2 Reduction Targets By A Mile

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe latest forecast shows snow and cold moving across much Germany this weekend, again. Despite Germany ‘s ruddy CO2 emissions, winter keeps coming. German public broadcasting, here for example, reports today that despite all the green, climate-preaching, Germany will miss its 2020 CO2 reductions by a mile. More embarrassingly, the country has not reduced its CO2 […]

Storm, Price-Collapse “Expose Madness Of Energiewende” …Thousands Of Turbines To Be Dismantled As Subsidies Expire

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe online Die Welt here reports that storm “Herwart” which swept across Germany late last month – with wind gusts of up to 140 kilometers per hour  – led to a wholesale electricity “price collapse” and thus “exposed the madness of the Energiewende“. “Negative prices” As storm Herwart waged, wind parks across Germany over-flooded […]

Scientists: Expansion Of Wind Turbines 'Likely To Lead To Extinction' For Endangered Vulture Species

Scientists: Expansion Of Wind Turbines ‘Likely To Lead To Extinction’ For Endangered Vulture Species

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailWind Energy Expansion: Endangering Wildlife Photo from Ferrão da Costa et al., 2017 When pondering the future of wind power and its ecological impacts, it is well worth re-considering this seminal analysis from Dr. Matt Ridley. [W]orld energy demand has been growing at about 2 per cent a year for nearly 40 years. Between 2013 and […]

New Study: Electric Vehicle Use Does Not Reduce CO2 Emissions

New Study: Electric Vehicle Use Does Not Reduce CO2 Emissions

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailNegligible 4.9% Emissions Difference Between EVs And Petroleum Vehicles   According to a new paper published in the journal Issues in Science and Technology entitled “Electric Vehicles: Climate Saviors, Or Not?”, driving an electric vehicle (EV) rather than a conventional petroleum-powered vehicle effectively does nothing to reduce global-scale CO2 emissions. This is because charging EVs […]

“Unique” Green Home Went From “Sustainable” To Hazardous Waste Site In Just Months!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe German SAT.1 NRW site brings our attention to yet another glittering jewel of climate and environmental folly. This ranks close to the weed-covered solar park we reported on a few years back. SAT.1 reports how a revolutionary zero-carbon, “sustainable” green home went from being an example for the future of green home architecture, to a […]

Engineering PhD Calls Germany's Renewable Energy Drive "A Disaster" And "A Debacle"

Engineering PhD Calls Germany’s Renewable Energy Drive “A Disaster” And “A Debacle”

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailWild market prices Firstly, wind energy protest organization vernunftkraft.de posted a chart showing the sheer absurdity of relying on the haphazard electricity supply that wind and solar energies are. Last Sunday Germany saw windy and sunny conditions, meaning the country’s installed wind and solar systems were running at high capacity. This however led to […]

New Paper: 100% Renewable Energy Not Feasible, 'Unsupportable And Reckless' - Keeps Poor Impoverished

New Paper: 100% Renewable Energy Not Feasible, ‘Unsupportable And Reckless’ – Keeps Poor Impoverished

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailComprehensive Analysis Crushes 100% Renewable Energy Fantasy While fully accepting the perspective that fossil fuel energy production and consumption must be dramatically reduced to save the planet from dangerous CO2-induced global warming, four Australian researchers have compiled a comprehensive rebuke of the premise that renewable energies (wind, solar, biomass, etc.) can feasibly supplant fossil fuels […]

Germany’s Energy Crucifixion: E-Mobility To Lead To “Even Higher Electricity Prices”!

Share this…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailThe online Berliner Morgenpost here reports that electric cars in Germany are going to lead to even higher electricity prices for the country’s already massively burdened consumers. Hat-tip Gerti B. NAEB power price projections for 2020. Note that the horizontal scale changes at the year 2010 in order to condense the chart. The upper […]

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