April 2010 Blog Posts (2)

"Power Hungry"-So you want to build a wind farm?

Review of the book "Power Hungry" by Robert Bryce at wsjonline. Interesting facts on Biomass and wind power:

"Power Hungry" unfolds as a brutal, brilliant exploration of this profoundly deluded quest, from fingers-in-the-ears "la-la-la-ing" at the mention of nuclear power to the illusion that we are rapidly running out of oil or that we can turn to biomass for salvation: Since it takes 10,000 tons of wood to produce one megawatt of electricity, for… Continue

Added by John Muir on April 29, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

Lindzen: "Earth is never in equilibrium"

This is an essay professor Richard Lindzen of MIT sent to the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va for their Opinion Page.

To a significant extent, the issue of climate change revolves around the elevation of the commonplace to the ancient level of ominous omen. In a world where climate change has always been the norm, climate change

is now taken as punishment for sinful levels of consumption. In a world

where we experience temperature changes of tens of…


Added by John Muir on April 11, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

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