Heh! Can you imagine what it costs to cover 4 sq km with grass seed, let
I have run the numbers. Allowing for conversion efficiency (70%), darkness
(12 hours), clouds (20%), and latitude (30°N), it would take a solar
collector the size of the Los Angeles basin (~1200 sq miles) to supply
electricity just for California (~50Gw). The only way to reduce the size of
the solar farm is to move the orbit of the earth closer to the sun.
Leaving aside the cost to construct, install, and maintain something
covering 3,000 sq km, the citizens in Los Angles would have to live in
Which, when one thinks on it ....
Now find a way to burn that 'new' batch of hydrocarbons cleanly.
This is not just about an infinite supply of oil, Bub, it's the mess
it makes as well.
Same for coal. If the stuff were to deliver itself at a power station
for free, it is still godawful dirty.
Just looking at the supply is looking at the problem with blinders on.
The biggest culprit, in terms of dirty power, are the base-load
generating stations. That's where nuclear shines. ( I know..even in
the dark, hahafrickin' ha)
Aluminum production is a VERY small percentage of the power used on a
daily basis. So that dog don't hunt.
The nice thing about aluminum smelters, is that they can run on off-
peak hours smoothing the load curve.
A lot of dirt from fossil fuel also comes from mobile power.
Electrification of mass transport (people and goods) is a huge step
towards reducing dirty fuel consumption. Outlaw all stinky-fuel
powered lawnmowers and weed-whackers and leaf blowers. Put your nation
to work with push mowers and burn off some that fat! Outlaw tractors
and combines, harvest by hand... burn off even more fat.
See, Bub? You don't have an exclusive on silly-talk. <G>
Now for some light entertainment: *tuning my gittar* *clearing throat*
When I was a child my family would travel
Down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born
And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered
So many times that my memories are worn.
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River
To the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill.
Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.
When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin'
Just five miles away from wherever I am.
Yes, it is sufficient to conclude there is no global warming danger if the
un-fudged numbers do not point in the same direction.
The universal presumption in almost all things is "that which was will
continue to be." In the absence of known forces to the contrary, it is
reasonable to assume there will be no change. One certainly does not
fabricate changes then claim a trace gas is the cause.
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