Green Energy Unicorns


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Everywhere it has been tried, green energy is costly, unreliable & financially unsustainable over the long term. Here’s a reading list for those still in doubt.

I’ve recently been writing about the fossil fuel divestment movement which, according to someaccounts, is “sweeping” US college campuses. In the opinion of the idealistic young activists involved in this movement, fossil fuels are passé.

“It’s time for a new age of renewables” they declare. College endowment funds should invest in “renewable energies” instead.

Why do we hold on so firmly to green fantasies? Why won’t we admit that currently available renewable energy sources don’t measure up?

This past March, the chief investment officer for California’s state pension plan called investments in clean technology “a noble way to lose money.” It’s possible, he acknowledged, that some of these investments might turn out to be profitable on a timescale of…

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The Royal Society Gets Radical


Maria van der hoeven is a roman-catholic dutch ex-mp who made a mess of things and was almost ousted. Luckily for the Netherlands she left politics in 2010 but not after introducing the concept of ‘green electricity’ which caused electricity prices to triple. She promotes ‘intelligent design’ as a valid theory thereby proving that in her case intelligence is somewhat lacking. This is also indicated by her lack of any serious education. As an example for feminism she only serves to prove male chauvinists right.

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When the word “radical” is used four times in two sentences, something is amiss.

The Royal Society was founded back in the 1660s and serves as the “national Academy of science in the UK.” Last year, Andrew Montford wrote a sobering report about its recent capture by environmental activists (see my post here).

Since then, cooler heads have not prevailed. In December, the Royal Society will host a conference organized by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research called The Radical Emission Reduction Conference. The conference webpage declares:

Today, in 2013, we face an unavoidably radical future. We either continue with rising emissions and reap the radical repercussions of severe climate change, or we acknowledge that we have a choice and pursue radical emission reductions: No longer is there a non-radical option. [bold added]

Golly, that must be some kind of record – four uses of the…

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Don’t Call It Autism


Exactly my thoughts. The reason why autism diagnosis rises is because it’s ill defined, the definition describes autistic symptoms not autism. Evidently the profession is rather confused as to what autism actually is. This pollutes the patient base, which in turn makes all research invalid since it’s unknown if participants in studies has autism or only autistic symptoms. This circular logic is the source of present day lack of common cause findings. The common cause is simple, altered white matter in the fetus leads to specific altered neural pathways resulting in a different structure of grey matter due to the neural feedback being directed differently. Which in turn reinforces white matter structures. After birth the job gets finished via environmental input.

The origin of this is imho evolutionary try-outs of getting rid of the hindrance of limbic system supremacy in societal living.

Where a million years ago the limbic system was perfectly capable to handle all events, nowadays it’s completely outclassed and outdated resulting in negative survival indices. Emotional/limbic reactions are a serious threat to human existence.

JunkScience.com

Confusion surrounding the term “autism” is surely nothing new. The word was first used in 1911 by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who presumably invoked the Greek autos, meaning “self.”

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Researchers Explain How Schizophrenia Drug Fights Drug-Resistant Bacteria


Makes one wonder what that stuff does to a brain and if it’s not better to opt for a therapy that gets you to learn to live with your hallucinations and weird thoughts. Personally i am not affected, but if i would be i guess i would give this a miss. Actually best give conventional DSM psychiatry a miss all together since it is merely a labeling system for health insurance rather than a valid treatment solution.

news@JAMA

An antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia apparently paves the way for developing antibiotics to kill drug-resistant bacteria by knocking out a piece of the bug’s cell wall, researchers in Denmark reported today. The finding could help launch new ways to treat the global health threat of bacteria that have outwitted many, or in some cases all, existing antibiotics.

In the study, which appears today in the journal PLoS ONE, investigators at the University of Southern Denmark examined how thioridazine acted on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus grown in culture. “When we treat the bacteria with antibiotics alone, nothing happens,” study author Janne Kudsk Klitgaard, PhD, said in a statement. “But when we add thioridazine, something happens. Thioridazine weakens the bacterial cell wall by removing glycine from the cell wall.”

In Staphylococcus bacteria, the amino acid glycine helps form the scaffold of the cell wall. Removing it weakens that scaffold and…

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The Male-Dominated Green Landscape


Going by the EU commisioner Connie Hedegaards record being female adds nothing better to the ‘green ‘ landscape. In fact it’s even worse. Not content on quadrupling energy prices in Denmark Mz Hedegaard now is hellbent on destroying the European economy with inane, compulsive forcing down the throat of the by everyone else abandoned Kyoto protocol. Worse still, she is completely at ease to implement anything from the IPCC AR5 as if written on stone tablets next to a burning bush.
What the world needs is not more ‘green’ females but less econuts altogether.

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Why are female leaders rarer than rubies in green organizations?

Magda Stoczkiewicz, director of the European chapter
of Friends of the Earth

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Feminine Mystique – the book credited with igniting the second wave of American feminism (the first wave involved the struggle for the vote).

Which means it’s an excellent time to raise an important question: Why are so few green groups led by women?

Environmentalists are prone to sanctimony. They claim to be building a more just and equitable world – a world superior to that old, hierarchical one.

Except that, if you examine green groups, you find pretty much the same old hierarchical structures – and the same shortcomings.

It’s men who are in charge of green organizations, while the word “assistant” still seems more likely to appear in a woman’s title.

Who’s the executive director…

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