23 August 2014

The only ‘green’ energy is less energy!

The could be the most important video you ever see. I do not say this lightly. I’ve notched 25 years in the environment movement and this presentation cuts through some vital issues like none I’ve seen before. It should be seen and debated by the leaders and members of every green group, green party, transition group, green tech club and beyond.

The presentation is half an hour, followed by a useful Q+A. Watch it, digest it, share it, act on it. Please comment below and help us get some vital discussion happening. Thankyou.

Ben Pennings

Founder and Publisher, Generation Alpha

Ben Pennings says:

Apologies folks. May be a little late but comments are working again.

W. R. Flynn says:

This crisp and hard-hitting 30-minute video should be mandatory viewing in secondary schools everywhere. It’s absolutely incredible how many people still believe the Big Green and corporate-sponsored myth that green, sustainable, eco-friendly and renewable energy (their terms, not mine) can exist independently from burning fossil fuels and can save Earth from the coming climate calamity.

Angela Ballard says:

Well, yes, correct. However…its about transition folks or should we all just give up and burn in hell on earth?

[…] The many reasons ‘Big Green’ groups stick to safe predictable tactics that pose no threat to this abusive system of living has to be left for another article. But what these groups and tactics definitely do is take energy, creativity and resources away from grassroots groups that actually wish to change our abusive system of living rather than power it in a slightly greener way. Groups that understand that we must consume less, populate less, live differently. That the only green energy is less energy. […]

John G Kaye says:

Thank you for posting that video. Very thought provoking. will have to read the book now!

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Robert Callaghan says:

Our “green” energy hi-tech future requires:
► conflict minerals,
► rare earth elements,
► heavy metals,
► nano metals and graphite.
Search for “rare earth mining in China” on YouTube and see what special hell your solar panels and wind turbines produce in Mongolia. China can do this because they have undercut all the world’s production of rare earth elements with low wages, low currency and no environmental enforcement. They can do this because they ignore the radioactive thorium that comes with mining high-value, heavy rare earth elements. Rare Earth elements are approaching the limit on their energy return on energy invested. Rare earth elements can’t profitably be mined outside of China without burning low radio-active thorium, the mining by-product commonly found in rocks everywhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLR39sT_bTs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkXF09yC3qM
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Graphite is used in all of our so-called “green” powered batteries and is mined in China emitting deadly fine air particles resulting in a lethal smog that washes down from the skies in an ash laden rain that covers crops and water. China recently shut down several graphite mines because of the pervasive smog. Graphene, a nano-material produced for batteries, is water soluble and can cut through human/animal cells. Both graphite dust and graphene are deadly to humans because of their small size. You don’t want to breathe this stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGLC59rCCDc
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Solar cell manufacturing produces 3 green house gases that are over 10,000 times worse than C02. They require all kinds of deadly liquid acids to manufacture. Solar panels lose efficiency at the rate of 1% per year lasting 20-25 years. The expensive inverters they require have to be replaced every 5 to 10 years up to 4 times or more over the life of the panel. The new thin cell panels use nano materials and are even more toxic with shorter lifespans. It doesn’t matter how “clean” the latest experimental solar panels are because existing manufacturing plants will stay open to recoup major investments. Manufacturing just five wind turbines produces 1 ton of radioactive residue and 75 tons of toxic, acidic water used to leach out the required neodymium. Wind turbines only work at 25% of their rated capacity 90% of the time. Over 2 million children died in the Congo for the conflict minerals green energy needs. Thousands of people die in Chinese mines every year for the minerals green energy needs. Prof. Jian Shuisheng of the Jiatong-University estimates the production of just 6 solar panels requires one ton of coal. Since green power is intermittent, it would take at least 10 times the rated amount of “green” energy to displace just one equivalent unit of 24/7 fossil energy because your so-called 100 Watt solar panel delivers zero Watts at night and batteries are heavy toxic $energy hogs. One company in the U.S. cut down 5 acres of trees to build a solar farm to power the production of plastic bags. Green power will not be enough. Part-time energy and batteries adds up to death to all life on earth just from destructive ecological inertia.
Ozzie Zehner explains about “green energy”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6uVnyjTb58
Tim Garrett explains why one dollar equals 10 milliwatts.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tim+garrett+is+it+possible+to+decouple+economic+wealth+from+carbon+dioxide+emission+rates%3F+part+i
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I will tell you the plain simple truth.
► 10,000 years ago humans and our livestock occupied just 0.01% of all the land-air vertebrate biomass on earth.
► Now humans and our livestock occupy 97% of all land-air vertebrate biomass.
► Humans and our livestock now consume over 40% of earth’s annual green land biomass production.
► 1 million people born every 4½ days. People live longer.
What does this mean?
► 50% of All Vertebrate Species will be gone by 2040.
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/7350/Call-of-Life–Facing-the-Mass-Extinctiony
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What have we done?
► 90% of Big Ocean Fish gone since 1950.
► 50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985.
► 50% of Fresh Water Fish gone since 1987.
► 30% of Marine Birds gone since 1995.
► 28% of Land Animals gone since 1970.
► 28% of All Marine Animals gone since 1970.
► 50% of Human Sperm Counts gone since 1950.
► 90% of Lions gone since 1993.
► 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone since 1995.
► 93 Elephants killed every single day.
► 2-3 Rhinos killed every single day.
► Bees die from malnutrition lacking bio-diverse pollen sources.
► Extinctions are 1000 times faster than normal.
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What’s going to happen to us?
► Ocean acidification doubles by 2050.
► Ocean acidification triples by 2100.
► We are on track in just 13 years to lock in a near term 6°C earth temp rise.
► Mass Extinction will become unstoppable and irreversible in 40 years.
► Permian mass extinction of 95% of life took 60,000 years 250 million years ago.
► Dinosaurs mass extinction took 33,000 years after asteroid impact.
► Anthropogenic mass extinction will take 300 years max.
► This mass extinction is 100x faster than anything before us.
► Antarctic meltdown now irreversible and unstoppable.
► Arctic methane burst is irreversible and unstoppable within current system.
► World Bank says we have 5-10 years before we all fight for food and water.
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What are we doing right now?
► It takes 10 times as much rated “green” energy to displace 1 unit of fossil energy.
► Efficiency and conservation only causes more growth within our current system.
► We combine bacteria DNA with plant DNA and eat it.
► We are eating stuff that never, ever existed on earth before.
► We put man-made, computer designed, synthetic DNA into our food.
► We put nano metals and nano particles into our food.
► We put poisonous pesticides and herbicides directly into our foods.
► There are thousands of different chemicals in our foods.
► We are turning into genetic mutants because of our food.
► We are wiping out all life on earth because of our food.
► After mass extinction, genetically modified trees may be all we leave behind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUd9rRSLY4A
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Did you know that the new $2 billion Ivanpah solar plant in the Mojave desert is a death ray that ignites birds in mid flight? When their bodies fall to the ground, they leave smoky trails in the sky called streamers. These birds are attracted to the bugs who are attracted to the shiny, pretty lights, just like us. It is estimated as many as 30,000 birds per year will die this way during huge migrations at just this one green power plant. Bigger solar plants of the same type are in the works including one near Joshua Tree, next to a wildlife sanctuary. During Ivanpah’s construction, up to 3,000 endangered desert tortoises suffered a temporary loss of legal protection and were allowed to be killed by heavy diesel equipment and materials. Thousands of slave workers die in China’s mines every single year to help produce the exotic minerals used in its construction. This is referred to as the “Green Economy”. If we changed the whole planet to green power, we would kill the earth we call home.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq0Z_LKXQQ4
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Civilization is slowly collapsing while the earth is quickly dying. My credentials? I cut grass in a trailer park in Canada. Just call me Dr. Rob.

Ben Pennings says:

Wow Robert. Thanks for all the links and putting this together in one place. Much appreciated.

Red Rogue says:

Thank you. Yes.
Why don’t more people see this and act?

Perhaps we were always meant to die out in this way?…

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Fred Gunter says:

Saw the video already on a link from Nature Bats Last.

Fred Gunter says:

Vermont is ruining the land with wind turbines. Hemp has been mentioned as a energy source but I cannot find much about it’s possible uses.

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