Keeping the planet healthy is a whole lot harder than most imagine. We’ve been told to recycle, to shy away from plastic bags, go green and use cotton bags, drive electric vehicles, etc. Yet as you see, it all “sounds good in theory” but comes up short in reality.
Over the course of the past two weeks, the news hasn’t been kind to the tree huggers. Now, before anyone goes off on me about being an environmental Nazi, please. Use your head. Few people talk as much as I do about God’s magnificent earth, and the sights and creatures on it.
The wife and I enjoy long hikes through the parks and bike rides to the beach. We love nature. Our yard is a bird feeding haven. Just last week we marveled at the sight of some 30+ deer emerging from the treeline to enjoy an evening much on the acres of grass at the park.
But just because we love clean air and water, and nature in all its splendor, that doesn’t mean every good intention ends up being a real solution to a problem. For instance, just this week we got the following headline out of the Brussels Times:
Electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel ones, German study shows
When CO2 emissions linked to the production of batteries and the German energy mix - in which coal still plays an important role - are taken into consideration, electric vehicles emit 11% to 28% more than their diesel counterparts, according to the study, presented on Wednesday at the Ifo Institute in Munich.
Mining and processing the lithium, cobalt and manganese used for batteries consume a great deal of energy. A Tesla Model 3 battery, for example, represents between 11 and 15 tonnes of CO2. Given a lifetime of 10 years and an annual travel distance of 15,000 kilometres, this translates into 73 to 98 grams of CO2 per kilometre, scientists Christoph Buchal, Hans-Dieter Karl and Hans-Werner Sinn noted in their study.
The CO2 given off to produce the electricity that powers such vehicles also needs to be factored in, they say.
When all these factors are considered, each Tesla emits 156 to 180 grams of CO2 per kilometre, which is more than a comparable diesel vehicle produced by the German company Mercedes, for example.
OOPS. The intention is certainly well placed, as it would seem that a vehicle that emits NOTHING out the tailpipe would be considerably healthier than a stinky old diesel engine. But the truth of the matter is that to “get” that electric vehicle, you have to emit tons of carbon.
Now let me be clear. I don’t for a second believe that CO2 in the atmosphere is a problem. There’s been periods in our history when CO2 was considerably higher, and yet temps were considerably lower. I know that you can line up thousands of so called scientists that say I’m fulla crap and it is definitely CO2 that’s warming the planet. I know th...
So, does all of this piss you off? You know, all of this drivel being peddled by "conspiracy researchers" in the name of "spreading the truth"? Does it make you angry?
So here's the real question: If the dollar is going to go down, what will replace it?
Just about everything you see any more is nothing but lies. I’ve been exposing them for 25 years. I’m tired of them. You should be too.
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We are being shaped, our experiences directed, our choices made for us each and every day.
...it looks like we here in Japan are once again getting a sneak preview of the challenges that are going to be facing the rest of the developed world very soon.
The bottom line is that like Obama, it’s rarely the person that climbs to the top. It’s the “man behind the curtain” that pulls the levers and pushes the buttons, that gets that person to the top.
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Victor's justice never went away. It just moved to The Hague and set up court.
... even if people just did the basics that can get them through a month or two of a really bad time, it would be a blessing.
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This isn't an aberration. This is what government is. It is its nature. There is no political process that makes it better. You cannot vote yourself to freedom any more than slaves could vote their way off the plantation.