Life is an energy return on chemical energy invested, based on mineral throughputs that defies entropy, which is just energy dissipation. Some say chaos theory explains it, which like string theory, and is bollocks. If you can’t explain your theory to a layman, then it ain’t a good theory ain’t it. But then again, I refuse to believe in life after death until I die.
Gail Tverberg and the usual peak-oil gang are feeling a little better these days, as peak oil makes the rounds again with updated warnings. She’s one of the few writers who stayed out of the renewable energy trap, and I respect her for it because it’s not easy to do.
What bothers me about climate scientists dispelling doom is that they’re naive test tube babies who can’t see for looking. They talk in blinkered terms excluding all kinds of realities from their predictions. You can’t say renewables are possible when 80% of every private US tax dollar goes to the Pentagon, who loves to starve people and run woman and kids. That money goes for oil. It’s absurd. We aren’t going to have free health care and army bases all over the world. We aren’t going to have robot sex in self-driving cars while playing video games and drinking, unless you work for the Pentagon…
80% of private citizen tax dollars go to the Pentagon
Why Afghanistan? Minerals. I laughed, I cried. This video is cathartic.