September 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Wind Farms and Land Use

After driving by a new Indiana wind farm, Jeff Id wrote an article at his blog here where he takes a calculator and runs the numbers on how much land it would take to if we replaced our current generation capacity in the US with 100% wind.

Phase One of the Indiana wind farm he writes about consists of 121 turbines over 26,000 acres (about 215 acres per turbine).

A new windfarm in Michigan spreads 35 wind turbines out… Continue

Added by John Muir on September 24, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Climate Is Beyond Our Power To Control

Check out this climate essay in The American Scholar by Robert Laughlin, a Nobel laureate in physics.

Here's a sample:

"Climate change, by contrast, is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth

routinely does on its own without asking anyone’s permission or

explaining itself. The earth doesn’t include the potentially

catastrophic effects on civilization in its planning. Far from being

responsible for damaging the earth’s climate,… Continue

Added by John Muir on September 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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