Michael Shellenberger is aTime Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and global warming believer, who says that wind and solar renewable energy is unreliable because the sun shines and wind blows for only 10% to 40% of the year. Renewable energy is expensive, wind and solar farms require huge amounts of land, and there is no efficient way to store huge amounts of energy in batteries.
Shellenberger makes the case for nuclear energy and its decreased impact on the environment as there is no air pollution from smoke because they produce energy without fire and have lower carbon emissions. He wrote that nuclear energy is unpopular because it has been the target of a smear campaign although fewer than 200 people died from the radiation from the worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl, and zero will die from radiation that escaped from Fukushima. He says that the fossil fuel industry funnels millions int the promotion of wind and solar renewables because they understand that unreliable solar and wind will need to be supplemented by another source of energy such as natural gas.
When I was a boy, my parents would sometimes take my sister and me camping in the desert. A lot of people think deserts are empty, but my parents taught us to see the wildlife all around us, including hawks, eagles, and tortoises.
After college, I moved to California to
work on environmental campaigns. I helped save the state’s last ancient
redwood forest and blocked a proposed radioactive waste repository set
for the desert.
In 2002, shortly after I turned 30, I
decided I wanted to dedicate myself to addressing climate change. I was
worried that global warming would end up destroying many of the natural
environments that people had worked so hard to protect.
I thought the solutions were pretty
straightforward: solar panels on every roof, electric cars in every
driveway, etc. The main obstacles, I believed, were political. And so I helped organize a coalition of America’s largest labor unions and
environmental groups. Our proposal was for a $300 billion dollar
investment in renewables. We would not only prevent climate change but
also create millions of new jobs in a fast-growing high-tech sector.
Our efforts paid off in 2007 when
then-presidential candidate Barack Obama embraced our vision. Between
2009–15, the U.S. invested $150 billion dollars in renewables and other
forms of clean tech. But right away we ran into trouble.
The first was around land use.
Electricity from solar roofs costs about twice as much as electricity
from solar farms, but solar and wind farms require huge amounts of land.
That, along with the fact that solar and wind farms require long new
transmissions lines, and are opposed by local communities and
conservationists trying to preserve wildlife, particularly birds.
Another challenge was the intermittent
nature of solar and wind energies. When the sun stops shining and the
wind stops blowing, you have to quickly be able to ramp up another
source of energy.
Heather MacDonald, author of ‘The Diversity Delusion,’ set the record straight about the hysteria over “white supremacy” in America that she says is a fabrication by leftists and is disproven by the statistics. She says there are the same number of reported “hate” crimes today as there were 10 years ago when there were 25 million fewer people in the US.
It is unclear how the new grant restrictions will be enforced, prompting concern from critics that research grants could be stripped from schools that oppose the views and goals of the federal government and the grant-giving agencies, and that research will be micromanaged.
Democrat Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who lost the governor’s race by less than half a percentage point, seeks to turn Florida blue by registering new voters, and is targeting 1.4 million former felons in line to have their voting rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year.
Milan, Italy: A bus filled with 51 children from a middle school was set on fire by its driver, Ousseynou Sy, a man originally from Senegal but with Italian citizenship. This was done to seek revenge for the migrants who have drowned due to Italy’s blocking migrant boats.
The mass murder of Christians is being censored by Western media, because those who control mainstream media consider Christians to be an obstacle to “progress”. As a result, most Americans do not know that 4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons last year.
Nashville teachers report chaos and violence is overtaking their classrooms after following policies by the Obama administration to reduce the disproportionate number of suspensions for minority students, mostly by keeping kids in school who don’t deserve to be there.
New Zealand and Australia are using the shooting as a pretext to block access to 4Chan, 8Chan, LiveLeak, Voat, BitChute, Zero Hedge, Dissenter and a number of other sites. A 44-year old man has been arrested and is facing 28 years in prison for sharing the video.
Democrats are proposing to eliminate the electoral college, pack the Supreme Court with additional (Democrat) judges, allowing illegal aliens, violent felons and 16-year olds to vote. Nancy Pelosi wants to “capture” kids in high school.
The goal of the lawsuit is to shut down gun manufacturers by making them liable for individuals’ actions. While the plaintiffs will have extreme difficultly in proving their case, pre-trial discovery that will include Bushmaster’s internal communications could be harmful to the company.
In the last five years, a culture shift began with legislature decriminalizing felonies and dumping convicts onto the streets. Shoplifting is rarely prosecuted and crime has exploded, the city is overrun with rats, garbage, human feces and needles.
After representatives of the Yellow Vest movement accused the French government of failing to stop black bloc anarchists from crashing and marring their protests this weekend, the French government is using the violence by the black bloc as an excuse to ban rallies in wealthy areas and to give riot police more power.
A driver, Mark Alan Dickerson, was trying to pass through the line of protesters as they beat on his truck, and one of them leaned back into his slow-moving car and was struck by the vehicle.
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Ten Days at Jekyll Island, a novel by Patrea Patrick, tells the true story of a secret meeting held in November of 1910 on a privately owned resort island, the outcome of which drastically changed the world. It was at this meeting that a banking cartel was forged; a cartel that, three years later, would be issued a government charter to do business as The United States Federal Reserve System. You will discover why secrecy was essential. Based on historical documentation from The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. (More)
Offline is a documentary on the inevitability of the Earth being slammed by a mega solar flare – not the common type that interrupts communications and creates a light show in the Northern skies – but the big brothers thousands of times more powerful. These monsters deliver enough energy to blow apart the master transformers that supply the planet’s energy grids. When that happens, the lights go out for longer than anyone wants to think about. These X-Class solar storms hit the Earth every 150 years, on average. The last one arrived 156 years ago. We are overdue (More)
The Bay Delta Plan that would require the rivers in the San Joaquin watershed to maintain 40% of unimpeded flow into the ocean, more than twice the current amount of water, which would decrease the amount of water to farmers.
The California legislature is considering passing a law that would punish waiters (or their employers) with a $1,000 fine and up to a six-month prison sentence if they give a customer a plastic straw without a request for one. [These collectivists have got to be removed from office before they imprison everybody. Come to think of it, that’s really what they want, isn’t it.]