October Environment & Climate News: California Adopts 100 Percent Renewable Energy Mandate
The October issue of Environment & Climate News reports that California Gov. Jerry Berown signed a bill mandating the state’s utilities transition their electricity production completely to sources that emit zero carbon dioxide by 2045. “S.B. 100 will increase energy poverty, as you already have people spending, at least in the Central Valley, up to 15 percent of their monthly income on energy costs. So, it is unclear how people, many of whom are already struggling to pay their electricitiy bills, will be able to do so when you put S.B. 100 in place,” said California Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore).
Also in this issue:
- With funding from California billionaire Tom Steyer, anti-fossil-fuel activists placed an initiative on Arizona’s November ballot to require the state’s utilities to generate 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, by 2030.
- Prompted by environmentalists, state officials are using a provision of the 1972 Clean Water Act to block new natural gas pipelines and export terminals for liquefied natural gas and coal.
- A federal district court judge rejected the Trump administration’s two-year delay on enforcement of the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule. Now, 26 states not covered by existing court stays on the rule will have to comply with it.
Shock! Antarctica Still Doing Just Great
Antarctic melting faster than evah!
This has been the global warming scare story of the week, heavily promoted by the usual suspects, including Time, CBS, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the New York Times and, inevitably, the BBC.
Actually, no. Antarctica is doing fine. It's the false evidence that is creating the illusion that sea levels are rising:
Isaac Orr, Detroit News
In a recent article titled “The New Battle Plan for the Planet’s Climate Crisis,” Bill McKibben, a radical climate activist and founder of 350.org, argued Earth is rapidly warming and immediate action must be taken to reduce human-caused greenhouse-gas emissions. To do so, McKibben advocates a massive build-out of wind and solar power, but he never mentions one of the most obvious and efficient energy sources available: nuclear. The omission is no mistake; McKibben and his environmental pals reject nuclear energy, even though it’s the only way to immediately reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. READ MORE
Catherine J. Frompovich Yet another AMI Smart Meter fire occurred on a
Canadian house. The smart meter damage cost the homeowner $5,000!
Alternate Energy Sources
Municipal Waste combustion (later)
It's extremely cheap to build solar panels to supplement your
home heating. The most amazing part is, you can make one out of soda
cans, plexiglass and plywood.
The Real Purpose Behind Global Warming
The true environmental problem seems to be human breathing accounting for nearly half of the natural CO2 in the atmosphere exclusive of natural gas consumption and the automobile.
Atmospheric equilibrium is maintained and once more the law of Conservation of Mass is vindicated. The normal plant-animal cycle diagram (PDF) depicts the carbon flow between plants and animals. (You may open the diagram to read or download by clicking the down arrow in the menu. )
From Appendix C, we see that the Incident Air Volume over the U.S. at 1000 ft is 1.056 x 1015
ft3. But, lets examine the earth's atmospheric bottle at just 10 ft
above grade for our chart purposes. Since CO2 occurs naturally in the
atmosphere at approximately 0.04% by volume. CO2now. org indicates
the Nov 2015 atmospheric CO2 concentration at 400.16 parts per million,
normal variation within the 0.04% atmospheric concentration. So our
atmospheric concentration per the chart is calculated as:
3,787,425 miles2 x (5,280 ft)2 / 1 mile2 x 10 ft above grade x 0.04% CO2 / ft3 of air = 4.22 x 1013 ft3 of CO2 at a 10 ft elevation in our chosen atmospheric bottle.
Appendix D shows the most significant man made sources of greenhouse gases. Note that the single largest contributor to atmospheric greenhouse gas is the industrial use of natural gas followed closely by the automobile. The war on fossil fuel has accomplished nothing more than to increase natural gas consumption. Now you know the underlying motive behind the de-industrialization of America and shipping manufacturing jobs overseas.
Most importantly, note that if both natural gas consumption and the automobile were totally eliminated, human breathing would be the dominant source of greenhouse gas as shown in the above chart. This is the underlying impetus for globalists to force the world's population down to around 1 billion people by any and all means available. ISIS Created by US & NATO Training & Recruiting Jihadists is very likely one such means
Killing off vast numbers of the world's population is science Czar John Holdren's response to climate change in the 1977 book 'Ecoscience', co-authored by Holdren and colleagues Paul and Anne Ehrlich. Natural News has noted that ".. we've already seen shocking statements from many scientists about their desire to use genetically engineered viral strains to accomplish global depopulation goals." The 'final solution' is to kill vast numbers of the population to effect a three-fold reduction in carbon dioxide because fewer people use less gasoline and natural gas which translates to less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Alan Caruba, The Heartland Institute
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is vital to all life on Earth, but most particularly to every piece of vegetation that grows on it. Top climatologists tell me it plays a very small role, if any, in Earth’s climate or weather. Why would anyone expect a gas that represents 400 parts per million of all atmospheric gases, barely 0.04% of all atmospheric gases, to have the capacity to affect something as huge and dynamic as the weather or climate?...READ MORE
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