Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The Value of Sustainability to the Military: “Preventing Wars is as Important as Winning Them, and Far Less Costly” | ThinkProgress
Towering wind turbines and sprawling solar arrays will make it easy for the enemy to detect U.S. positions, James argues, and the military’s bio-fuel goals will require massive amounts of land.
First, in the great scheme of things, fossil energy is the real fad. It has been a 200-year diversion from solar, wind, hydro- and bio-power, beneficial in its time, but now a dead-end addiction. The fossil fad has become too dangerous and too expensive not only for the armed forces, but for the nation. The fossil energy fad is destined to end, either rationally and deliberately, or by dangerous and disruptive default.
Heated debate: public opinion on climate and weather | Grist
a large and growing body of scientific evidence tells us that human-made climate change makes for a hotter, wetter atmosphere where droughts, floods, and heat waves are going to be more frequent and more intense.

The climate science on that score is clear.
The New Nostradamus of the North: Australian writer: Lack of leadership on climate change one reason for UK riots
It was bound to happen. Sooner or later somebody would blame the riots in London and elsewhere in the UK on climate change or lack of action against it. Gavin Heaton, "a valued contributor to (Australian) Business 2 Community" thinks that the rioting is a result of lack of leadership "on big, moral and social issues such as racism, asylum seekers, access to opportunity and education, and yes, even climate change":
Blowing money in the wind | Columnists | Opinion | Toronto Sun
Wind power is green, right?

It helps keep the air clean, doesn’t it?

Not according to the people suing the state of Colorado over wind power. The American Tradition Institute’s (ATI) Environmental Law Center sued the State of Colorado in federal court last week.

1 comment:

Gavin Heaton said...

I love being called an "ecofundamentalist". That's a new one for me.

Shame Nostradamus of the North only wanted to focus on one small element rather than grappling with the real challenges presented by the UK riots.