August 24, 2014 by JImbo
Oops! Guess it’s not as cost effective as we thought. On the order of 8-9 times costlier than it needs to be to be competitive. After what… 30 years of technology development?
And then there’s the birds bursting into flame flying over it. I admit, I’m a bad person. I laughed out loud at the thought.
The understated way it was brought up just made me think of Monty Python. It’s just so ludicrous it strikes me as hilarious.
Anyway… back to the solar plant in Arizona. Imagine if we had a “fossil fuel” power plant adding another 95,000 tons of “evil” CO2 and incinerating birds in flight. Would the environmentalists not be in the streets with signs and protests?
There is an obvious bias there that goes against common sense and facts quite often. In fact, many diseases in third world countries are provably WORSE because of rampant environmentalism. Take the “evil” DDT for example.
There is little to no evidence of it ACTUALLY being bad. Subsequent studies in the last few decades can’t find the “evidence” that they used to get it banned. However, there is plenty of evidence that without DDT mosquito populations have soared and that has KILLED MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. (Maybe up to 20 million people)
If you read that whole article, you can see that just MAYBE it wasn’t a coincidence that millions of Third World people died through lack of DDT/pest control. Many environmentalists were big into “population control” by any means necessary.
Now think about who is against cheap energy. Are those same people against industry and modern production? Are they the same people who are against economic prosperity in the Western World? Think it’s a coincidence that their solution is ALWAYS banning cheap energy and taxing “rich” countries to GIVE the money with no strings to “poor” countries?
They’ve been wanting to massively redistribute money that way for years and years. They’ve only been able to slip so many billions through as “economic support” or “economic stimulus” via the State Dept and United Nations. That would be PEANUTS compared to the TRILLIONS they could steal from the “rich” and give to the “poor” using “Global Warming” as an excuse and the “Carbon Credit Exchange” scheme as a tool.
I’m all for Conservationism. Hunters and those who love the Outdoors naturally are. If you love being outdoors, what is your motive to pollute and trash it with litter?
That’s NOT the same as “Environmentalism” however.
“Conservatism” is about preserving nature as a resource for mankind to use and enjoy. People enjoy it. As such, it has value. So, it will be kept and improved as a type of real estate.
“Environmentalism” rejects the mankind first focus and puts NATURE itself as the most important thing on the planet. It assumes that mankind must be subservient to nature. They are simply one of the animals and must go back to their “proper role.”
Where do YOU lie? Are you a Conservationist who believes we must save nature for man to enjoy?
Or are you an Environmentalist who puts nature above man on the “food chain” so to speak? That we are intruders on nature’s domain and inherently do evil by our mere presence?