22nd August 2011
Link reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart with 31 notes
It’s “money where your mouth is” time for people who support climate science, want green job creation, and who don’t want to double-down on dirty energy when we could invest the same money in clean power sources for future generations.
” … full exploitation of Canada’s carbon-intensive tar sands could put up to 400 gigatons of new carbon pollution into the atmosphere. That’s enough to constitute “game over” status for efforts to prevent runaway climate change, according to America’s top climate scientist, James Hansen of NASA.”
Washing tar sands will do nothing to change the fact that there is hardly any crude oil left in the world. Washing sand has become one of the viable options in trying to keep this addiction going. The process itself is very wasteful, using thousands of gallons of fresh water, and a hell of a lot of fuel to run heavy machinery. We are spending energy to get much less energy. This can’t continue. Peak oil is past.
15th December 2010
Inspiration on the roadside. Stuart, IA puts name on a wind turbine instead of a water tower.