Today: 22.Oct.2017
John Shanahan

John Shanahan

James Lovelock, PhD in Medicine, Chemist, Independent Scientist, Environmentalist. Bruno Comby, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - International in France describes the discovery of very tiny amounts of neonicotinoids in honey. This was made possible by the 1958 invention of the electron capture detector by Professor James Lovelock in the UK. Dr. Lovelock has been a leading figure in the environmental movement along with Stewart Brand and many others. Tiny amounts of all elements may be found throughout the universe. Tiny amounts of man-made chemicals may be found in most places on Earth. At what point does a tiny amount of something become pollution or toxic? Paracelsus, the Father of Toxicology answered that question in the 1500s, "All things are poison and nothing is without poison; only the dose makes a thing not a poison."

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Paul Driessen, senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org): It seems nearly everyone wants to advance sustainability principles. The problem is, no one really knows what they are. Real sustainability means responsible conservation and stewardship of natural resources. The public relations variety is mostly image-enhancing fluff. The problem with this infinitely malleable definition is that it requires us to predict both unpredictable future technologies and their raw material demands. That’s why this irrational, unworkable, environmentally destructive idea deserves to land in history’s trash bin.

Howard Cork Hayden, Emeritus Professor of Physics, author of The Energy Advocate: Most Americans, 80%, live in urban areas. Most urban areas are not windy. Only Chicago has the name, windy city. Most windy areas are far from cities along wilderness ridge lines, barren plains, out in the ocean. Most of the best wind sites have extreme weather that can regularly damage wind farms. The power from a wind turbine is highly non-linear with wind speed. Wind direction varies. A wind rose graph shows the variability of direction and speed. Compared to fossil fuels and nuclear power, wind energy is not at all practical.

H. Luedecke, University of Applied Sciences, Saarbruecken, Germany and Carol-Otto Weiss, PTB Braunschweig, Mexico, Germany: The Sun as climate driver is repeatedly discussed in the literature but proofs are often weak. In order to elucidate the solar influence, we have used a large number of temperature proxies worldwide to construct a global temperature mean G7 over the last 2000 years. The conclusions for the future suggest warming and cooling as been experienced in the past, not runaway global warming, climate change or climate disruption.