Browsing All posts tagged under »environmentalism«

The problem with Nuclear Power

June 12, 2012

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Nuclear energy is something of a hot topic, both in general public media and in renewable energy circles. It’s become a bit of a messy debate, and has certainly made me think about it a lot. So I decided to share some of my thoughts. But before I get to the problem with nuclear energy, […]

The Danger of Ideologies

May 2, 2012

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I am against Ideologies. What ideologies, some might ask. All of them, I reply. But how could you be against ideologies while being an environmentalist? How does that work? Well, I’m glad you asked… I am opposed to “Ideologies with a capital I”. Communism, Capitalism, Zionism, Christianity… essentially all dogma. Let’s be clear: that doesn’t […]

An Environmentalist at a Car show

March 13, 2012

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So I was fortunate enough to visit the Geneva Auto Show. Now normally this isn’t really a prime destination for me. I am what you might call a car-skeptic. Ok maybe that’s too strong a term. I do drive if I must but I always feel that driving is something of a failing – either […]

A tricky problem

August 29, 2010

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Here's a puzzler: how do you convince someone who agrees with you? This is not as silly a question as it may seem. Read on! I am studying Energy Science. Essentially renewable energy in all its forms: technology, policy, economics. So of course all the people studying it are pretty much on the same page: […]

A source of energy more potent than bullshit

March 16, 2010

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An great idea occurred to me to still the renewable energy naysayers: Why not use Racial Hatred as a source of fuel? Its incendiary nature would give it an energy content of approximately 30 MJ/L, more than the energy content of unrefined bullshit. Furthermore, the already abundant reserves could easily be extended by producing a […]

The case for Biofuels

December 17, 2009

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Another one in the "I just learn't something important" line… So biofuels then. Widely vilified in th environmental community – sometimes I feel almost pathologically so. And i would say justly so: palm oil is probably a worse environmental disaster than crude, adding massive deforestation and increasing food prices to the problems of burning fuel. […]

Leaked emails “scandal” – where is the real conspiracy?

December 3, 2009

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http://www.lemonde.fr/opinions/article/2009/12/01/vrai-ou-faux-climategate-a-la-veille-de-copenhague-par-stephane-foucart_1274479_3232.html#xtor=RSS-3244 Recently the internets are alive with the so called "climate gate" scandal (so called because "nothing-gate" wouldn't really stick). In which climate scientists have been shown, against all expecation, to be normal human beings, and to employ jargon between themselves, and to in no way support the case of climate change deniers.But here's a […]