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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Army of out of Control John Henry's
We are at a transition point where fossil fuel energy has to
give way to green forms of energy such as solar, wind and hydrogen. If mankind
were smart and not greedy, this could be a significant period of conservation
and energy planning for the future. We need to squeeze the efficiency levels of
hybrid, electrical and internal combustion to the maximum as a bridge to the
future technologies. However this is not
happening and does not appear to be on any near future agendas. Rather than face the reality of a finite
resource life, energy companies are hell bent on using them up as if they will
be perpetually replenished. They are in denial of an end game for fossil fuels
and they are supported by the politicians they buy off. They are an army of out
of control John Henrys hammering this planet to destruction.
Having worked in the engineering field it is clear to me
that given enough money and resources just about anything can be conceived and
constructed.Yes, we can drill miles
under our oceans but should we? We can
push high pressure fluids deep into the ground over vast regions; are we that
What’s up with blowing the tops off of mountains, are we
insane? There is no respect for the environment, the animal and plant life that
occupy it, the people who live here now or the future generations. Is it just greed or some form of personality
disorder or religious indoctrination?
I noticed both side of the Climate Change debate try to spin
scientific data in such a way as to favor their point. Liars always figure,
figures never lie best seem to sum up this tactic. My point is the scientific
data does not even need to be examined. The planetary destruction that is
unfolding before our very eyes is graphic evidence that we are f***ing up this
planet big time. There are 5 garbage
pits or ocean gyres the size of states choking our oceans. Mountain Top Removal Mining has destroyed 500
Appalachian Mountains, decimated 1 million acres of forest and has buried 2000
miles of streams. You don’t need scientific data, just look! The list goes on.
I would like to point out 1 mathematical phenomenon that
seems to be over looked or ignored in the Climate Change debate. I’m talking
about exponential equations that describe what happens to a physical system
once it goes non-linear. I hear the
temperature of the earth has risen 0.8 degrees Celsius over a period of time
and that if it increases at the same rate it will be 2.0 degrees Celsius higher
in a certain future year. This is a linear projection but not necessarily a
good model for such a complex chemical and thermal system as the atmosphere. Examples of
exponential growth are found in nuclear chain reactions and bacterial growth. I
don’t believe if we continue to damage the planet as we are doing today that
temperature will stay linear or atmospheric chemistry will stay linear. We will
reach a tipping point and be hurled towards infinity and out of existence.
So here we are in front row seats watching an army of out of
control John Henry’s sledge our children’s future into oblivion.
John Henry's captain said to him: "I believe these mountains are caving in. John Henry
said to his captain: "Oh, Lord!" "That's just my hammer sucking wind."