Lets all be mindful of what we say because you are being watched
You are the brainiac so here is a job for you !
Figure the total energy needed to build and maintain a wind turbine , call that input
Now figure the total Kw's that turbine will produce over its lifetime .. [thru-put]
ARE YOU STILL GOING TO TELL ME THAT WIND POWER IS VIABLE ?
The same issue applies to all energy sources
IF it requires a barrel of oil to extract a barrel of oil's energy equivalent in any form it is a looser as far as energy thru-put.
When you compare all types of energy The comparison should be in those terms
Shallow Light sweet oil is close to the best for thru-put as far as fossil fuels, but hydroelectric power is actually #1
Wind and most solar does not even break even when life expectancy is figured.
The fact is "IF" PEAK OIL" is a fact we are screwed because nothing compares with the energy density of light sweet oil, as far as portable energy with a high energy coefficient.
The only good choice is to build a bunch of thorium nuclear reactors as a bridge until we can figure out how to get better numbers from wind,solar,tidal,geo-thermal ET-AL..
Albert Hess said:
A good 10% of the economy in the Northeast is Green. Should we tear down the wind turbines, junks any cars that get over 15 miles to the gallon and rip out the new insulation in our houses?.
F.... U... too. Seems like that could possibly be disagreeable language. Could that possibly be the Politically Correct form of Fuck You that middle school kids are always texting?
James C. Watson DC said:
You all miss the reason behind all this !
This is your GREEN AGENDA at work
your opinion does not matter
They believe that they are working to save the planet and you are in the way so F.... U... too.
They would prefer that you go die and quickly unless you are 3rd world.
You write as if this is a bad thing?
Midevil warming period created the biggest boom in European populations because of food production, they were farming in Greenland , so it was warmer than it is today by several degrees. It was a time of plenty Vs famine.
During the Roman empire there is evidence of the same kind of climate issues helped Rome but the climate changed!
Another group to look at the " Anasazi, " flourished, but when we went into a colder period of CLIMATE CHANGE they all dies off.
So why do we all Cry WOLF and say climate change [Warming is so bad]
Steven H Ahle said:
There is global warming. And it's happening right now. In fact, tomorrow it will be warmer than today. And it's bound to get worse as we go through the galactic phrase "summer".