The Really Super Ultra Maxi Mega Big Green Energy Picture

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If you are busy, and who’s knot?, you probably believe what you are told about a 100% renewable energy future. (See green lines on chart here) I am not telling you how smart I am. I’m telling you the truth.

To get a really big picture about our green energy prospects, you should get to know 4-5 very influential energy scientists, who have spent their wholes lives thinking about this. I only recently retired so I can think about this. But, here’s what I know.

William Rees, the carbon footprint guy. Cities vacuum 200 times their size in water, trees and land, and use 500 times their size in waste disposal. As ecologies collapse, people race to the cities while 75% of the infrastructure we need does not exist. The fastest growing mega cities are in the most danger.

Peter McKay, the energy footprint guy. He’s the guy who said things like, Korea doesn’t have enough land for 100% renewable energy. Peter explains how much corn and soy field you see on the side of the road you need to burn vegetable oil in your car.

Vaclav Smil, the energy transition guy. He says we’re still burning wood like we always have, but now we’re clear cutting trees, shipping them to Europe, burning them for electricity, while paying ourselves tax bucks to do it by calling it green energy. When I say ourselves, I don’t mean you and me. Smil says energy transitions take several decades, and just a few.

Kevin Anderson, the carbon energy guy. Kevin says people who make $100,000 per year have to reduce their energy use 10% per year for 50 years. Kevin says we need new arable land the size of India to pull enough carbon from the air to make any difference. If we got 30% of our energy from algae, we would need enough land the size of Argentina.

George Monbiot, the soil loss guy. George says we need to produce new soil at twice the rate we are losing it for 30 years to survive, and we are sucking groundwater several times faster than replacing it under that same earth. Our food crops are so poisonous, they’re killing birds, bees and rivers.

Ozzie Zehner, the Green Illusions guy. Ozzy explains how a plastic bag company cut down 5 acres of trees to build solar panels for tax breaks on making plastic bags. He opened my eyes to wind, solar, EV and energy storage issues. No vertical garden paradise with lithium self-flying cars.

Ugo Bardi, the mineral peak guy. Ugo explains why there’s no good substitute for copper, and the diminishing returns for energy recycling and extractive ore grade mining. He predicts dates when critical ores are below break even points. I suspect the mineral waste we ship to China and Africa is exactly what we need to save earth.

Lester Brown, the World On The Edge guy. I think he said the 3 signs of collapse are 1) food prices 2) censorship 3) failed states. But, I know we’re here now.

And me, the… I always like to smoke a joint and combine our energy dilemma with our ecological cascading collapse… guy. You are considered too stupid to know this by the liberal fake media who fiercely censors any discussion of it, which is the 2nd of 3 signs of collapse. Did you know Kamala Harris refused early prison release efforts because a declining prison labor pool is bad for profits?

We are going to run out of human agriculture, water and sperm in 50 years. In 25 years vertebrate and insect extinctions will exceed their break even limits and enter into an irreversible, unstoppable, cascading, runaway mass extinction event that will be 100 times faster than the dinosaur event, which took 13,000 years.

Over the next 30 years we are going to build ginormous mega cities. Cities suck in resources and spit out poison. They won’t have enough food and water, but they’ll have plenty of giant floods and storms. Our food looks big and health, but it’s poisonous and minerally depleted.

Our plan is to build millions of self-driving cars, 5G IOT AI ROBOTS and lithium everything, including flying cars. This will require shit tons of new minerals. We are also gonna kill every Arab in the world for the black oil we pretend we aren’t using, while literally fighting Nazis. It’s too ridiculous to be credulous.

Don’t forget to see my last post as I go off my rocker more than once a day.

Note: Today’s collapse daily links disappeared off word press again, 3rd time, including drafts. Maybe I don’t understand how WordPress works? Perhaps this was the link that triggered another deletion by them.

The Ol’ Grey War Whore And The Prince Of Peace

Here is the video that TRIGGERED me in all this at 5:50. I might watch the rest later.

 

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Collapse Daily Links 2017-8-30

The Climate Central website is a climate pimping website that kisses corporate ass for $$. Go to their site and take a look at today’s headlines. Here is an article from their site about Afghanistan that says global warming should be taken as seriously as fighting insurgents. Are you fucking kidding me!? There’s another article that says, a growing number of initiatives are giving corporations the resources to help achieve global climate goals. Climate Central seem to be clueless about what this looks like. I would leave a comment there, but they never allow me to for some reason. I may be rude, but they are truly disgusting. http://www.climatecentral.org/

How Exxon Used the New York Times to Make You Question Climate Science (desmogblog.com)

Medical Journals Have a Fake News Problem (Bloomberg)

Peter Thiel funds “unethical” herpes vaccine trial (ars technica)

Every problem in the US economy is because companies have too much power, new research argues (qz.com)

Houston mom with wet, cold kids rips into CNN reporter for putting mic in her face (Inquisitr)

China Becomes World’s Third-Largest Shale Gas Producer

How Hurricanes are Changing: Prof Kerry Emanuel (April 2017) (youtube.com)

How climate change could turn US real estate prices upside down (Guardian)

Hurricane Harvey Shows What Climate Disruption-Amplified Flooding Can Do (Dahr Jamail)

Harvey makes 3rd landfall, strikes Louisiana coast for 1st time (RT)

As Harvey devastates Texas, catastrophic floods unfold in South Asia (Grist)

The Outsized Role of Soil Microbes On Carbon Storage – (Science Daily) 

Mumbai, city of 18 million, ‘brought to its knees’ today by epic flooding–10x usual monsoon rain (news18.com)

Forest-Killing Beetles Are Swarming North Because of Climate Change (motherboard.vice.com)

East Coast May Face Fuel Shortages After Storm Disrupts Major Pipeline (wsj.com)

The U.S. Might Not Have Enough Construction Workers to Rebuild Houston After Harvey (slate.com)

This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them. (washingtonpost.com)

Video – Giant craters in Canada’s melting permafrost  (cbc.ca)

The US Cities with the Biggest Housing Bubbles (WS)

We Need To Nationalise Google, Facebook and Amazon (G.)

Comcast builds out ‘smart home’ strategy as cable shrinks (Reuters) – Because someone wants to stick a microphone up your ass.

Facebook now blocks ads from pages that spread fake news (The Verge)

Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will (Motherboard)

Publishers Are Making More Video—Whether You Want It or Not (Bloomberg) = Those fucking annoying videos that start when you scroll down or mouse over.

WAKEUP!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Why You Can’t See Collapse

Average Home Prices

Asian Real Estate Prices

You can’t see collapse because it’s happening in Asia. Just picture India or the Philippines. Forget about North America, it’s stagnating. China’s silicon valley is in Shenzhen, which grew from 1 million to 18 million people in just 30 years, it grew faster than any city in human history. This rural to urban movement is also the largest migration of any type of mammal ever. Each year, during the Chinese New Year, the largest annual mammal migration on earth occurs when people try to visit their families in rural communities.

In the first 10 years of this century, the US sent 60 factories to China. Premium manufacturing wages have since gone up in China to $3/hr, which is considered too high, so China is shipping their manufacturing jobs to India and south east Asia, while they shift to robot manufacturing.

If you watched any of the William Rees videos I posted here, you will understand that cities are parasitic and unsustainable, but they are especially so in south China because they lie right in the danger zones of earthquakes, tidal waves and superstorms.

Just remember, 75% of the infrastructure megacities need by 2050 does not even exist yet. When I was 1 year old, Shenzhen had a population of 30,000 people. By 2050, there will likely be at least 2 cities with 100 million people. Research suggests that the bigger the city, the more unequal life is there.

According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of “Escape from New York” and “Robocop” — with dashes of the “Warriors” and “Divergent” thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers.

Face the future if you can! By 2050, minorities will make up 50% of the US, and 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. While this next video claims that by 2050, renewable energy will provide up to 80% of US electricity, I do not believe it because 2050 is only like 30 years away. This video also claims cancer will be beaten by then, which is nonsense.

Did you know that Bangkok (14 millions people will sink under the oceans in 15 years? Many of the projections are exagerated bullshit, whether positve or negative, you be the judge.

 

 

 

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I’m Regressive Progressive…

My wife is progressive regressive.

I am a 60 year old Swedish, Irish and Indian. My grandfather was a Swedish rancher in western Canada. When he turned 40 years old, he went to the Indian reserve with a case of wine and bought a bride who was 13 years old. That was like normal in those days. They died within a year of each other. I never knew them because my mother died in a car accident when I was 4 years old and my dad kept their existence a secret.

When I was 1 years old, I severely burned both my hands on an oven door left open by my mother, so I used to cry a lot. My dad would water down whiskey and put it my baby bottle to shut me up for a while.

When I turned 5, my dad married again. We moved up north, where all my step-uncles took turns raping me until I turned 12. I never told anyone about it out of fear of loss. I was taught to hate gays and non-whites growing up.

It was at this time I became a peace-loving hippy in the early 70s in Nova Scotia. I left the farm and moved to Toronto and quickly became homeless. This was were I learned about the social industrial complex. I witnessed more abuse from do gooders than I have time to explain. I called them poverty pimps. I spent the next 20 years publishing a newspaper sold by the homeless in Toronto, where again I saw how corrupt the seedy underbelly of social activism was.

The only good thing that ever happened to me was when I met my wife, who was a street nurse. She taught me to not hate gays and non-whites. We’ve been together for more than 20 years now. When we met, she was a blond haired, blue eyed feminist activist. I was a no good bum. I thought I understood her, until recently.

Since the Big Clit lost the election last year, the fake liberals have been funding antifa violence, while the right spew their usual pro-violent venom. I am extremely anti-violent, so I was shocked to find out that my wife supports the violence of Antifa, and believes it the way forward for Black Lives Matter. I can’t fucking believe it! Having grown up with violence, I’ll have nothing to do with it. Yet she, having grown up with white privilege, quietly endorses it.

To me, this whole Nazis vs. Antifa thing is bullshit designed to distract us from the foreign wars both Clitty and Trumpy support. This sex/race baiting bullshit also distracts us from class and climate remediation and mitigation.

People often ask me what are the signs of imminent collapse. I tell them 1) food prices 2) loss of freedom of speech and 3) the number of failed states. But, I now believe this descent into violence is the final straw.  Don’t forget to read my previous post I wrote up today, it’s too important to miss.

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William Rees – Collapse Super Hero

You hear a lot about how cities are taking the lead on climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cities are the number one cause of collapse. Many youth think because they live in a small house, take transit and don’t fly, that they are effectively fighting ecological collapse. Every step you take in a city is on concrete. Every wall is made of steel, concrete or glass. Cities are heat engines.

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We forget that cities are complex biophysical systems subject to natural law (e.g. – entropy and mass balance). This means cities use vast amounts of energy to suck resources up and spit waste products out. They use energy to create order (negentropy) at the increasing expense of rural disorder (entropy). Since most kids only see nature on a computer screen, they have no idea how badly they are ruining ecosystems and societies worldwide, even without war. There are no exceptions.

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It is for this reason that I always say we can’t deploy a self-driving electric car network based on a massive and threatening 5G network build out. By 2020 our gasoline cars will be causing 2.4 Terra bytes of wireless data. The massive increased demand for rare earth and minerals will put us over the edge when combined with solar and wind power.

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How many young people who think they are green have Xboxes, tablets, laptops, modems, wireless routers and smartphones. The reason young people don’t drive is mostly because they can’t afford to.

Each square kilometer of urban land requires 200 square kilometers of trees, farms and oceans to function properly. Each square kilometer of urban land requires 500 square kilometers of rural land and water to assimilate its waste. This doesn’t even include our #1 energy waste product, which is the carbon we spew into the air.

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In order to understand collapse, you need to listen to William Rees and Vaclav Smil to understand that energy transitions are unsustainable without massive energy demand destruction. Massive energy demand destruction is anathema to our urban heat engine resource extraction economy. The financial crash of 2008 only caused a very slight dip in our energy demand, yet Kevin Anderson says developed nations have to reduce energy 10% per year for 50 years for us to have a 50% chance of remaining below 2 degrees C.

Energy demand is projected to increase 50% by 2050, and so must food production, yet we are losing and degrading 12 million acres of soil per year, and to feed everyone, we have to increase soil use 24 million acres per year for 30 years.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/25/treating-soil-like-dirt-fatal-mistake-human-life

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/12/four-billion-people-face-severe-water-scarcity-new-research-finds

As regular readers know, I’m not a fucking genius, but you don’t have to be to see we are going to crash. When I made my first post here, many people accused me of being smart, when all I did was to quote William Rees, Vaclav Smil, Peter McKay and Kevin Anderson. See videos below.

https://citizenactionmonitor.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/renewable-energy-hope-or-hype/

https://lokisrevengeblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/no-soil-water-before-100-renwable-energy/

Collapse Daily Links

Harvey dumped 15 trillion gallons of water on Texas, more to come (hosted.ap.org)

The Climate Crisis as Seen by the Economics Mainstream (resilience.org)

Climate may quickly drive forest-eating beetles north, says study (phys.org)

5 Ways Humanity Made Hurricane Harvey Much More Devastating (alternet.org)

Coal to stay at 75% of power generation in India for decades  (climatechangenews.com)

Sea Shepherd to abandon pursuit of Japanese whalers due to ‘hostile governments in the US, Australia and New Zealand and Tokyo (theguardian.com)

Grizzly bears eating berries over salmon (telegraph.co.uk)

Intact forests crucial to Amazon ecosystem resilience, stable climate (MongaBay)

Electricity demand soars in southern Europe with air conditioners (theguardian.com)

Indigenous farmers fight eucalyptus damage to water source in Ecuador  (MongaBay)

Nanoparticles Pollution Rises 30 Percent When Flex-Fuel Cars Switch from Bio to Fossil (Climate News) – Biofuels are bullshit. Ten years ago we were told they were good, now northern Europe gets 60% of its “renewable electricity” burning trees.

Pundits And Politicians Are Tacitly Admitting They Lied About Russia (M.)

France, Germany, Italy, Spain Agree on Plan to Stem Migration Flows (BBG)

Hedge funds see a gold rush in data mining (FT)

The age of AI surveillance is here (Quartz)

Boffins bust AI with corrupted training data (The Register) Garbage In = Garbage Out

Facebook Figured Out My Family Secrets, And It Won’t Tell Me How (Gizmodo)

Facebook’s Fight Against Fake News Hits Pages and Business Listings (Fortune)

‘Economic censorship’: YouTube bans advertisers from Ron Paul videos (RT)

The great digital media culling of 2017 (The Week)

Soul Snatchers: How the NYPD’s 42nd Precinct, the Bronx DA’s Office, and the City of New York Conspired to Destroy Black and Brown Lives (Part 1) (Medium)

She eats out of dumpsters so she can afford long-term care for her husband (Miami Herald)

St. Louis’ minimum wage is dropping today (MarketPlace)

The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millennial (Ribbon Farm)

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Collapse Daily Harvey Links

Walking into the bar, Harvey said to the bartender, “Pour me a stiff one, Eddie. I just had another fight with the little woman”.
“Oh yeah”, said Eddie. “And how did this one end”?
“When it was over”, Harvey replied. “She came crawling to me on her hands and knees”.
“Really? Now that’s a switch! What did she say”?
“She said, ‘Come out from under that bed, you gutless weasel!'”


Towards a rain-dominated Arctic (nature.com)

Climate change may mean stronger storms: Expert (straitstimes.com)

Michael Mann: Here’s How Climate Change Worsened the Impact of Hurricane Harvey. (facebook.com)

The flooding in Houston is absolutely devastating (motherjones.com)

Houston: The “Surreal” Before And After Photo (ZH)

Mammoth Flood Disaster in Houston: More Rain Yet to Come (WU)

Harvey’s Cost Reaches Catastrophe: Only 15% Of Homes Have Flood Insurance (BBG)

Insurance companies are failing to tell people how to avoid flood risks (Climate News)

Texas flood damage costs from Harvey may match Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (mother-earth.net)

Tropical Storm Harvey unleashes historic flooding in Houston area (Houston Chronicle)

Why America Still Hasn’t Learned the Lessons of Katrina (Politico)

Flood Calamity Continues In Houston and Beyond; Harvey Edges Toward Coast  (Wunderground)

Flood insurance splits GOP, spurs bipartisan dealmaking as deadline looms  (Politico)

 

Harvey throws a wrench into U.S. energy engine  (Reuters)

A Makeshift Navy Struggles to Respond to Hurricane Harvey  (New Yorker)

Pakhar lands a second punch on battered Hong Kong, Macau with flight chaos, accidents and business closures  (SCMP)

Update: Tropical low headed toward the Carolinas on Monday likely to become tropical storm  (Charlotte News & Observer)

The collision of surging glaciers and rivers in Pakistan’s Karakoram mountains is causing floods  (Scroll.in)

Uber and Lyft’s Effort to Disrupt Public Transportation Will Hurt the Environment & Screw the Poor – Transit-dependent poor communities will be the hardest hit. (alternet.org)

British police issue warning after chemical ‘haze’ on Sussex coast (reuters.com)

Stanford Scientists: Switch to Renewables Would Save 7 Million Lives Per Year, Create 24 Million Jobs(ecowatch.com) – More of the same bullshit these Stanford guys put out.

European climate protesters take on German coal (dw.com)

You Can’t Erase Urban Homeless By Making Them “Illegal” (American Conservative)

Big Tech can no longer be allowed to police itself  (FT)

Widespread loneliness is killing people and we need to start taking this seriously (sciencealert.com)

 

 

 

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