Archive for the 'Bubbles' Category

26
Sep
17

On the News

Today we were told the news
As it happened
And when more happened
They told us the news again

At the current rate of news
the energy runs out quite soon
A quick flash in the Pan of concern
replaced by a few murders

Car accidents consumed the next day
And traffic troubles when
Quite a few hours afterwards
A child was run over

Consumption was rife
And so was extinction
Their quid pro quo relationship
left out of the news

Facts aside
sacrificed to entertainment
The truth
starts making the news

26
Sep
17

Democracy

At least 10 percent of Germans
Have. O sense of history

And the 50 odd percent
Who voted an idiot
To be their most prescient

Should be suspended next time
From making the effort,
to take the trouble
To cast an uninformed vote

24
Aug
17

Climate change

We have consumed half of the resources of the world
Or slightly more
To build something that must re-capitalise
half of the resources again
Exponentially

In order to maintain this human half life
We compete to consume our finite sphere
Accelerating entropy
Without even the most basic understanding
Of science

15
Aug
17

Replacement

By 2030 the EU aims to generate 27% of its energy from renewable sources. However, the renewable-energy sector in Europe is heavily reliant on hydrocarbons for the supply of raw materials critical for the development of technology such as solar cells and wind turbines.

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/chinese_supply_critical_raw_materials_pose_long_term_risks_european_wind_solar_industries_494na1_en.pdf

26
Jul
17

Myth 1

Renewables are renewable using renewable energy

Only by doing several (presumably fatal) experiments is it possible to know what will break the back of a camel.

Is it doubtful, based on the laws of physics, whether a battery or any other renewable source can be made without a surplus supply of energy.

Economics tells us we can increase our GDP simply by increasing our material wealth utilising such methods as increasing the debt coefficient inherent in the cost of housing, by increasing the velocity of money or by using concentrated solar energy to capture diffuse energy by the means of other physical infrastructure such as ‘renewables’.

This growth in GDP does not mean the GDP fueled economy is energetically sustainable and in fact, logically, it points in the other direction. From a purely economic view, things tend to get more expensive as scarcity increases.

From an energetic viewpoint, using the stored solar energy of a few hundred million years, to create a storage system, with hugely negative environmental side effects, that lasts for 15-20 years is the height of folly.

A focus on maintenance rather than growth would quickly disabuse the market of the ‘renewable based on an Infiniti supply’ myth.

The myth of the energetically sustaible economy is popular and strong because it tells us everything will remain the same, only better.

Which is of course what we want to hear, imagine someone telling you that half of the worlds stored energy had been used to create an infrastructure, with a 50-70 year lifespan totally dependent on being recreated by the half we have already used.

Next time you ride under that freeway, wonder how it will be recreated in 30 years or so, from a a solar panel that wore out 10 years ago

12
May
17

Ammonia

Sure, there are serous doubts about whether you can make enough electricity from capturing diffuse natural energy to power the economy since the ability to capture diffuse natural energy comes from a hydrocarbon source.

Hydrocarbons are in fact one of the most efficient natural batteries available and yet we burn them to make batteries that last 20 years, are less efficient by many orders of magnitude, are mostly toxic, and ultimately non recyclable without an external power source.

You cannot make batteries from batteries. Elon musk and his crew are using the last of the natural energy surplus to create even more toxic waste, at a large personal profit.

And we keep on using our energetic surplus on constructing hydrocarbon dependent infrastructure as if we had an infinite supply of a fuel which we already know is finite and will run out!

Ask the NRMA how much liquid fuel Australia really has in surplus:

https://www.mynrma.com.au/images/About-PDF/Fuel-Security-Report-Pt2.pdf<

 known science since 1910 but maybe not such a good idea. https://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/86/8633cover3box2.html



And Yehuda, he’s your Okeechobee¬†
https://www.theguardian.com/vital-signs/2015/jun/10/tesla-batteries-environment-lithium-elon-musk-powerwall

09
May
17

To the corporate mind

Saudi Arabia is virtuous

those with all the money

tell the others what to do

 

buy bombs and guns from

the military industrial complex

to keep the status quo

 

With enough surplus

in bombs and guns

to create another war or two

 

To the corporate mind

profit

Justifies war