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January 23, 2007
Found: Sincere Global Warming Alarmist
James Lovelock differs from most global warming fanatics in that he actually believes in it. You can tell, because he advocates heavy reliance on nuclear energy. As Lorrie Goldstein observes:
[A]ny politician who says he or she is concerned about global warming, who is not advocating for nuclear power, does not really believe our world faces an imminent threat, no matter what they say publicly.
The reason is that if burning fossil fuels really has "brought us to the brink of cataclysmic climate change that threatens humanity," nuclear power is "the only energy source that can stave off disaster without plunging us into a new Dark Age."
Yet you don't hear much about nuclear power from Al Gore et al., because the envirokooks who set the agenda don't approve of it. It's not that they're against human activity that causes global warming. They're against human activity, so they pretend it causes global warming. Plunging us into a new Dark Age is very much a part of the agenda, for those who aren't ambitious enough to want to wipe out the human race altogether.
By the time this antihuman ideology filters down to the average citizen, it takes the form of puttering around in a Prius to save polar bears from falling through the ice, as if anyone intelligent enough to operate a motor vehicle could genuinely believe driving hybrids will affect global temperatures.
Lovelock doesn't. As a co-creator of the "Gaia theory" — which views Earth as a single living organism — his moonbat credentials would seem to be impeccable. The problem is that he isn't using global warming as an excuse to raise taxes, hustle a research grant, or advance some other agenda. He truly believes, so he found the only feasible solution. It's been right under our noses for decades: nukes.
But for some reason no one seems to want to hear about it.
On a tip from Bergbikr.
Posted by Van Helsing at January 23, 2007 6:11 PM
The MOON! It will solve all our energy problems. Send all MOONBATS to the Moon to mine Helium 3 and ship it back to Earth. Al Gore can be President of the M-O-O-N, that spells MOON! Im sure Big Al can get the cash together to make this a reality by selling his Occidental Petroleum stock.
Posted by: General Jack D. Ripper at January 23, 2007 7:16 PM
For the years I lived in Germany, a nuclear plant was not more than 30km down the road. It was only readily apparent on cold days. Unfortunately, the Germans are hell-bent on erecting forests of wind turbines on every available hillside and hilltop. For Americans unfamiliar with wind turbines, they are enormously sized and visible for tens of miles. At night the hills pulse with the red beacons on hundreds of turbine tops.
Posted by: allen at January 23, 2007 7:30 PM
When I served on F E Warren AirForce base in the late Seventies, they were testing a medium-sized (15-20 foot prop) electric windmill. Windmills have their place in energy production, but it would take a DOZEN of the size I saw to produce as much electricity as the engines of an old desil-powered submarine.
Instead of one "magic" solution, why can't we use SEVERAL technologies? Wait a minute; wind mills, hydro-electric, solar, nuclear... we ARE useing some pretty clean ways to produce power!
Posted by: KHarn at January 23, 2007 8:25 PM
Those in Germany are at least 10 times the size you site!
Posted by: allen at January 23, 2007 8:27 PM
No solution is necessary because there is no global warming. I keep saying it, but no one listens or reads the great info I post. There is NO evidence the earth is warming and NO such thing as "the greenhouse effect." Here again is a great website with lots of info: http://www.junkscience.com/Greenhouse
Posted by: Chris at January 24, 2007 12:42 AM
Chris, I beg to differ. Even the junkscience guy will tell you that the earth goes through natural warming and cooling phases; it's in a warming phase at the moment as we come out of the little ice-age, and it's now widely predicted that we'll enter another cooling phase in the next 20 or 30 years. The dispute is about the mechanism for that warming; the moonbats have a great deal of faith in the ability of CO2 to dramatically alter the weather while completely ignoring any mechanisms that involve the sun.
We are warming. It shouldn't be disputed. How much we're warming (a bit) and whether it will carry on (very unlikely) are interesting scientific avenues but they shouldn't be used as a means to political ends.
Posted by: Archonix at January 24, 2007 5:48 AM
Sincere about global warming? As I've said before - if Al Gore REALLY believes his own spew, why isn't he (or anybody else) advocating immediate relocation of low-lying coastal population centers out of the potential flood zones, hmm?
Posted by: jimbo at January 24, 2007 7:39 AM
FYI: Another noted environmentalist who has called for a second look at nuclear power is Stewart Brand, founder of "The Whole Earth Catalog". Mr. Brand has also been kind enough to endorse my insider novel of nuclear power as a way to get some entertaining background on the subject. "Rad Decision" is available free online at RadDecision.blogspot.com (readers seem to like it, judging by their homepage comments) and its now also in paperback.
An article on the nuclear topic by Mr. Brand is at http://www.technologyreview.com/article/16398/
Posted by: James Aach at January 24, 2007 11:46 AM
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Posted by: allen at January 24, 2007 12:10 PM
The reason we don’t have nuclear power, probably the most efficient source of power. Is because moonbats butchered are attempt to use it.
Posted by: Eric at January 24, 2007 2:15 PM
The environment has a history of cyclical climate changes. Earth has had, what, 9 ice ages or so. The number only made possible by global warming. Last being the Medieval Warming period where the vikings took advantage of the ice free seas to pillage iceland (or greenland, I forget). This was followed by the Little Ice Age.
Besides that, I've read that mars has a global warming problem also, but then again the land rover is there stil. Could be some truth to the moonbats beliefs.
Posted by: bored at January 24, 2007 6:08 PM
Allen, you're right, I've seen pictures of those things, they are MONSTERS! The one the air force had was just an experimental design under going wind tests.
Posted by: KHarn at January 24, 2007 6:31 PM
Lovelock is right. we are done for. read my blog and concur or disagree.
Posted by: danny bee at January 29, 2007 12:37 AM
Lovelock has done a great interview with Firstscience.tv, in which he talks about pragmatic solutions to avoiding the worst, including nuclear and mirrors in space.
There's a preview here:
and you can download from here:
Posted by: Zazou at February 2, 2007 5:53 AM