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The PRICE of burning Fossil Fuels ALWAYS has been too COSTLY for planet Earth's Life Forms.

I maintain that fossil fuels, although presenting the appearance of cheapness, were and are not cheap or cost effective. The pollution price was always too high, even though we were not aware of it.

What fossil fuels really concentrated was political power to the detriment of democratic processes and the acceleration of conscience free predatory practices. Nuclear power was even worse because it began as a giant government jobs program (the Manhattan project) that has never   paid back the public for the forced investment. IT was and is a boondoggle from the word go. It's EROI, if you figure it properly, has always been negative. Blatant proof of that is the fact that private enterprise has always refused to insure those power plants and the government has always done it. It was a bad deal from the start. And no, we did not need or even want those power plants to help us make bombs. I have written about that here:  http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/nuke-puke/no-we-never-needed-lwr-nuclear-power-plants-to-make-nuclear-weapons/

And the population increase was not due to fossil fuels but to advances in personal hygiene. You might allege that medical science obtained that information because of a fossil fuel funded increased living standard and leisure time but you would be wrong. The discovery of germs and the decrease in birth mortality from antiseptic procedures had nothing to do with industrialization.

I have written about that:

Hope for a Viable Biosphere of Renewables
Why They Work and Fossil & Nuclear Fuels Never Did

http://www.doomsteaddiner.net/blog/2012/07/17/hope-for-a-viable-biosphere-of-renewables/

The problem we have is really quite simple; a leadership that is math challenged. You simply cannot talk about infinite growth in a finite biosphere, period. Predatory Capitalism insists on doing that so it will have to go and humanity has to shed it's economical delusions of infinite growth or we will be the ones "going".

The resistance to change is not simply a matter of resource availability, but who controls those resources. Fossil fuels and nuclear power destroyed the democratized world system of energy availability and concentrated it in a few greedy hands. Renewable energy returns the democratic state of affairs to humanity. AND, as a consequence, the proper use and stewardship of the biosphere because you do not have a small group devastating the planet while they live in luxury and delusions of infinite growth even as they spread war and misery and death through the biosphere. THAT leadership doesn't want their current gravy train to be derailed.

The control of energy and resources in a small concentrated group of predatory humans is the problem that the industrial revolution brought us, not the happy myths of a tremendous increase in our standard of living or that "green" revolution the fossil fuelers, with there soil destroying chemical fertilizers, claimed we "owe" them for. Any analysis of current crop nutrition shows great  increases in size and yield and weight but less actual nutrition[/I] because of the missing minerals from several decades of forcing the soil with chemical fertilizers.

That's been documented by the United Nations even though most people still believe the "green revolution" baloney pushed by the fossil fuel industry.

We need fossil and nuclear fuels like a dog needs ticks with radioactive Lyme disease.

Of course there is going to be pain in the transition. and you know who is going to feel it the most? The people at the top because they are the delusional ones, not most of the everyday people that have seen the beauty of the earth degrade, the cancer epidemic affect every family and respiratory ailments galore while we have been told for well over 80 years that "times are getting better and better".  We have been ROBBED. And now the rich do not want to pay the piper. At present, the United Nations has documented that less than 20% of the human population is causing over 80% of the damage. I think the rich owe us 80% of the costs to transition to 100% renewable energy. I have written about that too.

Why the 1% is responsible for more than 80% of humanity's carbon footprint and why Homo sapiens is doomed unless the 1% lead the way in a sustainable life style.

http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/geopolitics/power-structures-in-human-society-pros-and-cons-part-1/

For the rich, the meteoric rise in standard of living has been a profit over planet rampage of over 150 years. It 's time to stop that and go to 100% renewable energy.

PETITION TO: Demand Liberty From Fossil Fuels Through 100% Renewable Energy WWII Style Effort

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/420/529/456/demand-liberty-from-fossil-fuels-through-100-renewable-energy-wwii-style-effort/

OVERVIEW:

This action is important because the health and very survival of future generations depends on it. We must strive tirelessly to provide a Viable Biosphere for our children. They deserve as beautiful a planet as the one we have lived in.

It's time to reverse all this environmental trashing and get real about the fact that sustainability is not optional for a caring, intelligent human population. We are the caretakers of the biosphere because we are self aware beings. It's high time we began living up to our responsibility to be good stewards of nature.

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children." Ancient American Indian Proverb

PETITION:

Federal agencies have a target of making their buildings carbon neutral by 2030. We can do better, much better than that. We need a WWII sized effort for the health of our country and that of future generations.

The Federal Reserve provides low interest loans for cars and houses. They can also, for the good of the economy and the future of our country, provide the same low interest loans for a nationwide massive effort to transition to 100% Renewable Energy. We did this before with the Liberty Ship building effort of WWII to help us win the war. We can win the Climate Victory with a "Liberty From Fossil Fuels Through Renewable Energy" massive manufacturing of Renewable energy machines. I have all the details and have prepared a poster campaign to get all Americans on board with the effort like we did during WWII.

Mr. President, as you know, during WWII and up to this day, a banner was (and is) flown by Blue Star Mothers (son in the service) signifying their sacrifice and patriotic commitment to the national effort in the war front and the home front. Posters were widely distributed that asked people to save fuel with a mature lady (with the Blue Star Banner in the background) asking, "Don't you want our boys to have a chance to come home?".

We can do the same thing now and get everyone on board to win the Climate Victory. The banner for all patriotic Americans to fly is the Green Leaf Star American in the Service of Future Generations" banner/flag.

My first poster in the series has a lady (with the Green Leaf Star Banner in the background) asking, "Won't you give our children a chance for a healthy future?".

The effort would provide an explosion of jobs and a real chance at an economy that bioremediates the environment, rather than trashing it. Everyone, rich and poor would benefit. It's a win, win, Mr. President, despite the fierce opposition you will encounter from the polluting nuclear and fossil fuels vested interests. We can no longer afford profit over planet business as usual.

We all need to work together in the Service of Future Generations to regain a viable biosphere. Ubi jus ibi remedium.

Let's get it done!

Respecfully,

A. G. Gelbert

Green Leaf Star American in the Service of Future Generations

Please sign the petition. The planet you save may be your own.

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Why Sterilizing the Poorest 50% of Homo Sap Won't Solve ANYTHING!

Brainwashed Propaganda Victims and Fossil Fuelers' REACTION to the ABOVE:


The "Human Population Must Be Reduced" Propaganda Myth. Why it is a divide and conquer tactic and why it has absolutely no basis in scientific fact.


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"The total biomass of all the ants on Earth is roughly equal to the total biomass of all the people on Earth.
How can this be?! Ants are so tiny, and we are so big! But scientists estimate there are at least 1.5 million ants on the planet for every human being. Over 12,000 species of ants are known to exist, on every continent except Antarctica. Most live in tropical regions. A single acre of Amazon rainforest may house 3.5 million ants."
http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/a/10-cool-facts-about-ants.htm

The Human biomass is tiny compared with thousands of species from insects to spiders to rodents, along with many marine creatures. 

See for yourself the Evidence:

I will provide for you a couple of links for you to research but let me give you a brief introduction to earth's biomass pyramid.

You have different trophic levels (life forms that eat other life forms to survive).

The lower you are on the pyramid, the more collective mass you have as a segment of the biosphere. What does that mean?

Here's a quote so you can see where I'm going with this:

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"An ecological pyramid is a graphical representation that shows, for a given ecosystem, the relationship between biomass or biological productivity and trophic levels.

A biomass pyramid shows the amount of biomass at each trophic level.

A productivity pyramid shows the production or turn-over in biomass at each trophic level.

An ecological pyramid provides a snapshot in time of an ecological community.

The bottom of the pyramid represents the primary producers (autotrophs). The primary producers take energy from the environment in the form of sunlight or inorganic chemicals and use it to create energy-rich molecules such as carbohydrates. This mechanism is called primary production. The pyramid then proceeds through the various trophic levels to the apex predators at the top.

When energy is transferred from one trophic level to the next, typically only ten percent is used to build new biomass. The remaining ninety percent goes to metabolic processes or is dissipated as heat. This energy loss means that productivity pyramids are never inverted, and generally limits food chains to about six levels. However, in oceans, biomass pyramids can be wholly or partially inverted, with more biomass at higher levels."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomass_(ecology)

Take insects as one example of the Laws of Thermodynamics as applied to life forms in the Biosphere trophic (food chain) pyramids.

In order for insects to BE food for spiders as well as many other creatures, the biomass of insects has to be much, much greater because of the heat energy losses in transferring energy from the insect to the spider (about 90% is lost in heat). The predators (that's what we are, by the way) are at the top of the pyramid and have the least total biomass of all the life forms.

Lions, tigers, sharks, whales, bears, wolves, etc. have a tiny planetary biosphere biomass in comparison with ants, earthworms, rodents, and krill (those tiny shrimp like creatures that whales eat). And the krill eat tiny nearly microscopic phytoplankton (that has more biomass than the ubiquitous krill).

Mollusks, as well as ants and several thousand other species have a larger biomass than humans. I bring up the mollusks because they have a HUGE biomass. I studied them in depth in college Zoology.

The phylum Mollusca:
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"The phylum Mollusca is the second most diverse phylum after Arthropoda with over 110,000 described species. Mollusks may be primitively segmented, but all but the monoplacophorans characteristically lack segmentation and have bodies that are to some degree spirally twisted (e.g. torsion).

The Phylum Mollusca consist of 8 classes:

1. the Monoplacophora discovered in 1977;
2. the worm-like Aplacophora or solenogasters of the deep sea;
3. the also worm-like Caudofoveata;
4. the Polyplacophora, or chitons;
5. the Pelecypoda or bivalves;
6. the Gastropoda or snails;
7. the Scaphopoda, or tusk shells; and
8. the Cephalopoda that include among others squid and the octopus."

Agelbert Note: The biomass pyramid in the oceans in regard to mollusks and fish is NOT inverted. The oceanic "confusion" is due to the fact that some mollusks are apex predators like giant squid and the smaller mollusk predators like Octopodes that eat fish. Most mollusks are small to very small and are food for fish. They are the ones (bivalves near Fukushima) that concentrate radionuclides in their tissues that then get in the fish that eat them.  :( :P

The smaller mollusks (most of them are less than a foot long) are FOOD for fish. That means there HAS TO BE much more of them than there are fish. And I'm sure you don't believe the human biomass is greater than that of all the fish species, right?  ;D
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Now for some biomass weights:
Human population = 335,000,000,000 kg.
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"Human population = 335,000,000,000 kg. This figure is based on an average human weight of more than 100lbs, though (50kg, to be exact).  I don't know how accurate this estimate is, especially considering that about 1/3 of us are children.  There are supposedly around 1.3 billion cattle in the world, and, put together, they may weigh almost twice as much as our species."

Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba =  379,000,000,000 kg.
There are more ants than krill. Also, metabolism plays a role along with biomass. A "million ruby-throated hummingbirds will consume much more food than one African Elephant, even though both have about the same biomass (3,000kg, or 3.3 US tons). 

Thus, ants, as a group, may actually consume more resources per year than antarctic krill, even though both may have roughly the same biomass, because ants tend to be smaller, and live in warmer environments. Although there may be about 10-15 times the biomass of termites than cows in the world, studies have suggested that termites might produce almost 30,000 times as much methane per year because of their faster metabolism."
http://www.antweb.org/antblog/2010/10/do-ants-really-have-the-largest-biomass-of-all-species-on-earth-laurie-usa.html

So how come nobody is hollering about reducing the termite population? 


As the article in the quotes above points out, humans are a huge problem, not because of our biomass, but because of our carbon footprint (I.E. the use of fossil fuels!). And guess what portion of our population does over 80% of the Fossil Fuel consumption? You guessed it! The upper 20%!


Who Done it? 



The Global Compact: 20% using 80% of the Resources


To ACTUALLY address, confront and STOP the biosphere damage that Homo Sap is doing, we must face the scientifically confirmed REALITY that  if you get rid of the bottom 50% of the human population (the most poor among us) you will, I'm sorry to say, not even dent the pollution and biosphere destruction.

AS pointed out in the biomass numbers, the amount of people eating and defecating is not the problem, CARBON FOOTPRINT is the threat to a viable biosphere. We must attack that problem by reducing the carbon footprint of the most powerful people on this planet.

NOTHING ELSE WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM. The solution, in addition to a 100% transition to Renewable energy, involves eliminating corporate energy welfare queen subsidies for both fossil fuels and nuclear poison.

Democracy and a viable biosphere requires it from all of us.

The "let's reduce the human population" baloney is a divide and conquer tactic to avoid billing the top human pigs   for the damage they do while attempting to give the rest of us  a totally unwarranted with ZERO empirical basis ( but VERY clever   ) guilt trip. It's a lie. Don't buy it.

What we need to do is transition to 100% renewable energy as soon as possible. That will give our future generations a chance to live in a viable biosphere.

If you agree please sign my petition and pass it on.  Here is the link to the Care2 petition to President  Obama:  http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ai3Tb

Also, feel free to visit my forum and post on any subject you wish. Thank you.
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Noble Energy Spills 7,500 Gallons of Crude Oil Into Colorado’s Poudre River

EcoWatch | June 21, 2014 2:34 pm | Comments


A storage tank attached to an oil well damaged by recent flooding spilled 7,500 gallons of crude oil into the Cache la Poudre River near Windsor in Northern Colorado, reported the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) late Friday afternoon. The oil well and tank are one of thousands that are placed too close to waterways in Colorado despite environmentalists’ attempts to fight the oil and gas industry and change state regulations to better protect Colorado’s lakes, rivers and streams.


All the contents of the storage tank, 178 barrels of oil, spilled into the Poudre River. Photo credit: 7News Denver

All the contents of the storage tank, 178 barrels of oil, spilled into the Poudre River. Photo credit: 7News Denver

The spill impacted vegetation a quarter-mile downstream, but it appears no drinking water has been affected by the spill, according to COGCC spokesman Todd Hartman.


“During the floods of 2013 this kind of damage occurred on a massive scale, but Governor Hickenlooper and the COGCC made no substantive changes in regulations to avoid this now or in the future,” said Gary Wockner who directs Poudre Waterkeeper, a local affiliate of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. “Until the people of Colorado wrestle power away from the oil and gas industry’s poisonous grip on our entire political system, this pollution of our waterways, homes and democracy will continue to occur.”

The spill was discovered by the tank’s operator Noble Energy and later reported to the COGCC. All the contents of the tank, 178 barrels of oil, spilled into the river. High river flows that undercut the bank where the storage tank was sitting way too close to the river, caused the tank to drop and breaking a valve.

Clean-up crews are trying to absorb the spilled oil and a vacuum truck removed oily water from a low-lying area near the tank, according to a local news report. This spill falls right in front of an election on Tuesday, June 24, for a local moratorium on fracking in the nearby city of Loveland, and at the outset of a statewide ballot initiative in the fall of 2014 to further limit fracking in Colorado. Radio, TV and newspaper airwaves are under a deluge of advertising by the oil and gas industry to try and stop the moratoriums and ballot initiatives.

“All you have to do is turn on the TV and watch the advertisements right now—millions of dollars are being spent by this industry poisoning our political system so that they can poison our waterways and homes to earn the greatest possible profit in the shortest possible time,” said Wockner. >:(


http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/21/noble-energy-oil-spill-poudre-river/
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Hi,

 Representative Fred Upton (R-Mi6) says he supports an "all of the above" energy policy. This includes legislative favors for dirty energy's big-money interests, as well as Upton's five-year battle on behalf of the Keystone XL pipeline—which he claims is part of his "vision" for the nation's "New Architecture of Abundance."

Upton’s constituents do not believe in his "vision." We see nothing new about continuing to spew fossil fuel exhaust. We see eternal abundance in wind and sunshine.

As Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Upton spins his committee's support for dirty energy as "protecting jobs" and "taking care of the economy." Meanwhile, bills that encourage commerce in clean energy die in Upton's committee.  >:(

Upton’s constituents understand that the nation’s interest would be best served if Upton’s committee would stop doing favors for dirty energy and, instead, would encourage the research, development, production, and delivery of clean energy—the kind of commerce that would clearly benefit the environment and the economy while creating true job growth.

Upton, now in his fourth year as chairman, could have taken a leading role in the nation’s—and thereby the planet’s—all-important transition from dirty energy to clean. Instead, he lets renewable-energy initiatives die in his committee. Upton has forsaken his leadership responsibility and has capitulated to the big-money corporate interests that are pushing us toward our own extinction.

 That's why I signed a petition to Rep. Fred Upton (MI-6), which says:

 "Please stop pushing outdated big-oil energy solutions. As Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, you should be one of the nation’s strongest advocates for the business of researching, developing, and producing green energy, not black. If you can't take on that role, please retire."

 Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:

 http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/representative-fred-upton?source=s.fwd&r_by=5769561

 Thanks!

Bruce Brown  (petitionshare@moveon.org)
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Quakers Divest From Fossil Fuels

Paula Kline, Fossil Free Friends  | July 7, 2014 12:09 pm 

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“We understand that addressing the climate crisis is a moral imperative,” said Bruce Harrison of Westtown Monthly Meeting. “The divestment movement draws attention to the seriousness of climate disruption and the need to combat the powerful coal, oil and gas companies, which persist in resisting efforts to curb polluting carbon and methane emissions.”


http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/07/quakers-divest-from-fossil-fuels/

You see folks, the Quakers live mostly in PENNSYLVANIA. For those who don't know what Fracking has done, thanks to the environmental cost math challenged MKing's of this world (the fossil fuel loving crazies), just Google Frackcidents.

Here's my search results for those, unlike MKing, who can add and subtract.  https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ADRA_enUS485US486&q=frackcidents

NOTE: fraccidents is a DIFFERENT search item. Do that one after the above one for more "externalized costs of fossil fuels" that WE-THE-PEOPLE get STUCK with.

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Along with everybody else out there that isn't bought and paid for or too propagandized by the fossil fueler planet rapists, The REAL Christians GET IT!   


I just read from a Seniors web site (of mostly Bible believing Christians) the truth that ACTUAL Christians NEVER were supposed to agree to trashing the environment. All that mind fork injected into the so-called Fundies has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity and EVERYTHING to do with a pro-war, pro fossil fuel oligarchic propaganda exercise lasting more than a century.

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What's With That Dirty House Roof?

We recently celebrated "Earth Day".. From my Christian perspective, I believe we have a deep responsibility to be good stewards of the planet that God has given for each of us to use for a few years. "This Is My Father's World" Have you sung that hymn at church? I have, since I was a wee boy, and that's a long time. So then, today might be a good time for each of us to ask if we have been responsible with "our Father's world". And, how can I be more responsible tomorrow?

From a more practical perspective, what good is having all of the money or gold in the world, if we have destroyed our air, water, and land? Have you noticed how filth from the sky has fouled your roof, or the one next door. We didn't see so much of this just a few years ago. If you have a new home with a clean roof, just drive around and look at some 10-year roofs. Crud from the air has been deposited on roofs, and streaked by the rain.

If it's on the roofs, it has also been sucked into our lungs. An awful thought. It's in our air, our water, our land. We have taken God's gift to us, and polluted it. So what can we do about it? You have the answers if you - - just stop for a moment to think about it. Now - - - ACT!
 

http://www.seniorark.com/

Now, consider the implications for the fossil fuelers all over the world WHEN, not IF, the Catholic Church DIVESTS of ALL of its billions and billions of dollars, rubles, yen, yuan, euros and whatever in fossil fuel corporations AND tells there followers over and over that NOT taking proper care (I.E. investing in or subsidizing DIRTY ENERGY) of the biosphere is a sin....
What are they gonna do? Call the Pope a Commie?    I don't think ANYBODY is gonna swallow THAT Propaganda TURD.    Yeah, they'll TRY; but it ain't gonna FLY!   



Pope Francis Calls Destruction of Nature a Modern Sin

EcoWatch | July 7, 2014 8:02 am

http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/07/pope-francis-destruction-nature-modern-sin/

Fossil fuelers here--->

  


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Barre Seid     has admitted to being the big money behind the climate-denying Heartland Institute.
 


Another one of those people the fossil fuelers admire for "DOING"  so much to "earn" their wealth and "honored" place among human apex predatory ****s.  >:(

Yeah, I know. Despite the fact that I am part Jewish, I am about to be called an "anti-Semite"! 



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/11/1313218/-Heartland-s-Anonymous-Donor-Revealed

The pollution and GW we being assaulted with are SYMPTOMS of the DISEASE killing our biosphere, not the disease itself.

If we don't seriously address this DISEASE of S**t Canned Ethics for Short Term Profits  of the fossil fuel FOOLS that are despoiling our biosphere and accelerating planetary pollution, the big die offs (including large segments of the human population) begin at 2030.

The DIRTY ENERGY SOURCES long history of profiting from our blood and treasure while they despoil the biosphere.

The following quote from a peer reviewed book is of extreme importance to all Americans:
Dilworth (2010-03-12). Too Smart for our Own Good (pp. 399-400). Cambridge University Press. Kindle Edition.

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"As suggested earlier, war, for example, which represents a cost for society, is a source of profit to capitalists. In this way we can partly understand e.g. the American military expenditures in the Persian Gulf area. Already before the first Gulf War, i.e. in 1985, the United States spent $47 billion projecting power into the region. If seen as being spent to obtain Gulf oil, It AMOUNTED TO $468 PER BARREL, or 18 TIMES the $27 or so that at that time was paid for the oil itself.

In fact, if Americans had spent as much to make buildings heat-tight as they spent in ONE YEAR at the end of the 1980s on the military forces meant to protect the Middle Eastern oil fields, THEY COULD HAVE ELIMINATED THE NEED TO IMPORT OIL from the Middle East.

So why have they not done so? Because, while the $468 per barrel may be seen as being a cost the American taxpayers had to bear, and a negative social effect those living in the Gulf area had to bear, it meant only profits for American capitalists. "
  >:(

Note: I added the bold caps emphasis on the barrel of oil price, money spent in one year and the need to import oil from the Middle East.

This totally unjustified profit, never mind the needless lose of lives, then increases the power of the fossil fuel corporations to perpetuate a biosphere harming dirty fuel status quo. How? By "funding" politicians with rather large "donations" to keep renewable energy from competing with dirty energy.
If all this was just about power politics, I might not be that concerned. Humans, particularly the overly ambitious and aggressive ones, have always fought and schemed to control and fleece the population at large.

But now we know the future of our biosphere is at stake. Now we know the entire edifice of dirty energy is a knife in the back of the biosphere that will destroy our species and many others.

The system, as defined by the fossil fuel fascist dystopia that currently runs most of the human affairs among the 1 billion population in the developed world that is saddling the other 6 billion, who are totally free of guilt for causing it, with this climate horror we are beginning to experience, IS quite stubborn and does not wish to change the status quo.

Mother nature will force it to do so.


Whether it is done within the next two decades or not (i.e. a switch to 100% PLUS bioremediation Renewable Energy steady state economy) will dictate the size of the consequent die off, not only of humans but thousands of other species as well.

We are now in a climate cake that has been baked for about 1,000 years according to atmospheric, objective, proven with experimental data, science.

If the crash program to switch to renewable energy is to begin soon, I expect the trigger for the crash program will be the first ice free arctic summer (according to my estimates) in 2017. But millions of people demanding a transition to 100% renewable Energy will give us a fighting chance to win the Climate Victory.

You can help us leave dirty energy sources that are killing us behind. I started a petition on Care2: Demand Liberty From Fossil Fuels Through 100% Renewable Energy WWII Style Effort. I'm hoping that if enough people sign my petition, we can make a difference. I have 271 signatures. Will you help me collect more by adding your name?

Posters to download and print to publicize the petition:
http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200614004325.png
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Here is the link to the petition:  http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ai3Tb   


For those who don't wish to bother signing or are concerned for your "privacy". Hello? Hello? This is the year 2014! By 2030  periods where the "Humid Heat Stroke Index" is so high that the human body can no longer maintain a normal core temperature will become common. Home Sap is on the short list for extinction!

That is sorta more important than hiding from the NSA or the CIA now ISN'T IT? And I DO NOT see ANY of the home addresses or e-mail addresses anyway, Care2 does! So, if you CARE about future generations,  you  have ZERO excuse, unless you are a bought and paid for climate denying, war profiteering LOW LIFE GREEDBALL, for NOT signing.

Sign this for the sake of common decency and future generations  (and pass this on to everyone you care about to sign too!) or resign yourself  to the fact that you are a NIHILSTIC DEATH CULT ACCESSORY to the HOMO SAP SUICIDE.

Petition link:  http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ai3Tb
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The video below is a simulation of tar oil dispersion pollution from a ruptured (proposed) pipeline due to the STRONG CURRENTS in this part of the Great Lakes. It is also a testament to the abysmal stupididy, greed and short sightedness of fossil fuelers and the government whores they buy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELlWwTF9PDs&feature=player_embedded

Placing several of THESE DOWN THERE, instead of a pipeline for fossil fuel climate poison, would avoid the environmental hazard and, with prudent maintenance, last several decades until more efficient turbines could replace them. and GENERATE MUCH MORE POWER than the crap in a pipeline. Another PLUS is that the MTBF of these turbines (made to withstand ocean salt water conditions) would be much greater in fresh water!
 




We used to do OBVIOUS in this country (Canada too!). What happened? How did the fossil fuelers get (and curse our country with) such a TERMINAL CASE OF THE GREEDY DUMBASS!!!?

Link to story with the video:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/11/pipeline-rupture-beneath-great-lakes-devastate-people-planet/ 

More background info the fossil fuelers DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCMfDDcyRb0&feature=player_embedded


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Steve from Virginia said,
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95% of petroleum consumption is non-remunerative waste; transport for pleasure/for the sake of it.

Exactly! And Chief Scientist of RMI has been saying just that (and MORE - 90% of NEEDED power generated for civilization is WASTE! ), AND SHOWING HOW TO ELIMINATE THAT WASTE SO WE CAN POWER THE PLANET WITH ONE TENTH THE ENERGY WE DO NOW WITH NO REDUCTION IN STANDARD OF LIVING, for DECADES!


Energy efficiency 1 Amory Lovins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5txQlEI7bc#

Energy efficiency 2 Amory Lovins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kUih_t9aCs#

Energy efficiency 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjcWx7U1sjQ#

Energy efficiency 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW6gWZD4394#

Energy efficiency 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-9jd2OMwJQ#

The next industrial revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zfO3HW6xCw#

Yesterday the MYTH that fossil fuel corporations don't transition to Renewable energy because fossil fuels are "cheaper" was once again trotted out. This was my answer:

"Exxon has $20 billion of cash on their balance sheet. If there were a way to make stupid money off "alternative energy", they'd be doing it. And profiting from it. At your expense."

You have that EXACTLY BACKWARDS.

The main reason that large dirty energy industries DO NOT want to transition to Renewable energy is because It has NEVER been about ENERGY beyond CONTROLLING the spigot to we-the-people.

That's why the fossil fuel industry simply didn't switch to the much more profitable and economical renewable energy technologies long ago (they certainly have the money to do so); they simply could not figure out a way to retain POWER and CONTROL with a distributed, rather than a centralized energy system.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr: In the next decade there will be an epic battle for survival for humanity against the forces of ignorance and greed. It’s going to be Armageddon, represented by the oil industry on one side, versus the renewable industry on the other. And people are going to have to choose sides – including politically. They will have to choose sides because oil and coal, they will not be able to survive – they are not going to be able to burn their proven reserves. If they do, then we are all dead. And they are quite willing to burn it. We’re all going to be part of that battle. We are going to watch governments being buffeted by the whims of money and greed on one side, and idealism and hope on the other. http://cleantechnica.com/2013/02/06/interview-with-robert-f-kennedy-jr-on-environmental-activism-democratization-of-energy-more/

THIS is the way it REALLY WORKS! It's as much about welfare queen oligarchic degrading of democracy as the degrading of the biosphere!

The DIRTY ENERGY SOURCES industries have long history of profiting from our blood and treasure while they despoil the biosphere.

The following quote from a peer reviewed book is of extreme importance to all Americans:

Dilworth (2010-03-12). Too Smart for our Own Good (pp. 399-400). Cambridge University Press. Kindle Edition.

"As suggested earlier, war, for example, which represents a cost for society, is a source of profit to capitalists. In this way we can partly understand e.g. the American military expenditures in the Persian Gulf area. Already before the first Gulf War, i.e. in 1985, the United States spent $47 billion projecting power into the region. If seen as being spent to obtain Gulf oil, It AMOUNTED TO $468 PER BARREL, or 18 TIMES the $27 or so that at that time was paid for the oil itself.

In fact, if Americans had spent as much to make buildings heat-tight as they spent in ONE YEAR at the end of the 1980s on the military forces meant to protect the Middle Eastern oil fields, THEY COULD HAVE ELIMINATED THE NEED TO IMPORT OIL from the Middle East.

So why have they not done so? Because, while the $468 per barrel may be seen as being a cost the American taxpayers had to bear, and a negative social effect those living in the Gulf area had to bear, it meant only profits for American capitalists. "

Note: I added the bold caps emphasis on the barrel of oil price, money spent in one year and the need to import oil from the Middle East.

This totally unjustified profit, never mind the needless lose of lives, then increases the power of the fossil fuel corporations to perpetuate a biosphere harming dirty fuel status quo. How? By "funding" politicians with rather large "donations" to keep renewable energy from competing with dirty energy.

If all this was just about power politics, I might not be that concerned. Humans, particularly the overly ambitious and aggressive ones, have always fought and schemed to control and fleece the population at large.

But now we know the future of our biosphere is at stake. Now we know the entire edifice of dirty energy is a knife in the back of the biosphere that will destroy our species and many others.

The system, as defined by the fossil fuel fascist dystopia that currently runs most of the human affairs among the 1 billion population in the developed world that is saddling the other 6 billion, who are totally free of guilt for causing it, with this climate horror we are beginning to experience, IS quite stubborn and does not wish to change the status quo.

Mother nature will force it to do so.

Whether it is done within the next two decades or not (i.e. a switch to 100% PLUS bioremediation Renewable Energy steady state economy) will dictate the size of the consequent die off, not only of humans but thousands of other species as well.

We are now in a climate cake that has been baked for about 1,000 years according to atmospheric, objective, proven with experimental data, science.

If the crash program to switch to renewable energy is to begin soon, I expect the trigger for the crash program will be the first ice free arctic summer (according to my estimates) in 2017. But millions of people demanding a transition to 100% renewable Energy will give us a fighting chance to win the Climate Victory.

Here is the link to the petition:  http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ai3Tb

For those who don't wish to bother signing or are concerned for your "privacy". Hello? Hello? This is the year 2014! By 2030  periods where the "Humid Heat Stroke Index" is so high that the human body can no longer maintain a normal core temperature will become common. Home Sap is on the short list for extinction!
That is sorta more important than hiding from the NSA or the CIA now ISN'T IT? And I DO NOT see ANY of the home addresses or e-mail addresses anyway, Care2 does! So, if you CARE about future generations,  you  have ZERO excuse, unless you are a bought and paid for climate denying, war profiteering LOW LIFE GREEDBALL, for NOT signing.

Sign this for the sake of common decency and future generations  (and pass this on to everyone you care about to sign too!) or resign yourself  to the fact that you are a NIHILSTIC DEATH CULT ACCESSORY to the HOMO SAP SUICIDE.

http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/Ai3Tb
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EPA: Duke Energy Finished Cleaning Coal Ash From Dan River

Brandon Baker | July 18, 2014 12:52 pm

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“This arrogant announcement from Duke Energy is the ultimate insult to the people North Carolina and Virginia whose river has been devastated by the company’s toxic ash spill,” Waterkeeper Alliance attorney Pete Harrison—who conducted testing on the Dan River after the announcement—said in a statement.

“Worse yet, Duke doesn’t even acknowledge the fact that there’s still a public health advisory declaring that the river is not safe to fish and swim in. Duke’s celebratory announcement that it ‘completed’ the clean-up threatens to mislead the public into think the danger has passed.”

Coal ash, which contains arsenic, mercury and more, made its way into the river after a pipe collapsed at a waste dump, turning the river gray for about 70 miles.

Full article detailing the latest profit-over-planet EXTERNALIZED COST to we-the-people in the S H I T CANNED ETHICS FOR SHORT TERM PROFITS modus operandi the fossil fuel industry has espoused for about 150 YEARS!

Don't believe me? See what refinery WASTE product Rockefeller was dumping in Pennsylvania rivers in the late nineteenth century until he hit the "jackpot" by finding a market for that WASTE. It's called GASOLINE! Wake up, people! These fossil fuel f u c ks are a scourge on humanity!

The so-called PROFITABLE fossil fuel industry is based on WE-THE-PEOPLE eating the pollution costs! The INSTANT they have to pay for pollution, they STOP being "profitable". For those that can add and subtract, that means they NEVER REALLY HAVE BEEN "PROFITABLE"!  >:(
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Fossil Fuel Government 2 minute Video Clip
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2014, 07:39:02 pm »
Fossil Fuel Government 2 minute Video Clip from "The Age of Stupid":   

http://viewrz.com/video/fossil-fuel-government

Please Pass it on. People NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH!
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