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Let’s stop scaring the children

Enviroment

How long will it be before someone writes a book about all the “C”s currently crowding our collective consciousnesses?

Cost of living; climate change; COP26; cryptocurrency and coercion towards control. Maybe even corruption or conspiracy theories? We mustn’t forget Covid!

The fear is once again palpable. But there’s nothing new here!

In 1982 in my third year at secondary school, peak oil had apparently been reached, and we were told: “The Oil Is Running Out! Demand is growing exponentially, and supply is falling…it’s a crisis, an oil crisis!”

It was terrifying for a 15-year-old boy who was suddenly told that the world’s oil was about to run out in the next few years, and that it was potentially the end of the world.

Combine that with the Falklands war and high inflation, and it doesn’t take a genius to draw significant parallels with the world today.

Move on 40+ years and the oil hasn’t run out. We are even arguing that much of what is left of it should be left in the ground – and it probably should.

We have an alternative path – a better path, a sustainable, cleaner, more scalable path.

And we should take it.

But this time, let’s not take it because we are being told we are in a crisis; instead let’s do it because it’s a better option and it makes sense.

Let’s put climate change to one side for a moment. Let’s remove the stick and consider the carrot.

How much power do we on the earth actually use? Google has many answers, but the range it suggests is currently around 20 terawatts (TW). That’s a lot of zeros (13 to be precise).

But how much sunlight reaches the earth from the sun? Well, that’s a lot too. It’s actually 10,000x what we actually currently use. This energy from the sun can be captured using solar panels. Efficiencies of 2% in the 1950s have risen to 20% and above in 2022, and panels currently in development are reaching 50% efficiency.

You do the maths.

The sun also drives the weather, and the wind can drive wind turbines. The bigger they are, the more efficient they are, and with 70% of the planet covered in ocean, we have the perfect locations to accommodate these enormous machines.

“But,” I hear you say, “That’s just electricity! That’s no use for aircraft, lorries, container ships etc.”

No, but with the surfeit of electricity that our planet would be capable of delivering we can produce green hydrogen, and from this we can make high energy density synthetic liquid fuels.

Call me an optimist; but I believe that this is the only healthy and objective approach.

Surely, we don’t have to scare the children every time we want something to change, do we?

Let’s instead focus on some positive “C”s that can actually make things better: our children.

Martin Worth is a director at PIM Ltd.

Energy Voice



37 Comments on "Let’s stop scaring the children"

  1. Duncan Idaho on Sat, 10th Sep 2022 10:50 am 

    Let’s put climate change to one side for a moment.

    lol!!!
    You better

  2. FamousDrScanlon on Sat, 10th Sep 2022 1:33 pm 

    A whole new level (low) of ‘do it for the children’.

    Fuck your carrot & stick the stick up your ass.

    Do you shield your fragile spawn from movies, TV & video games full of humans killing each other by every horrific means imaginable?

    No. Almost none of you sanctimonious douchbags do.

    Do you police their access to the internet – hardcore porn, cults executions, war footage, dangerously stupid people, etc?

    Think of the children — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_of_the_children

    Whomever you were listening to was ignorant because peakoil is not about

    ‘the world’s oil was about to run out in the next few years’.

    That’s not what peakoil is about & the energy crisis “OMG we’re running out of oil” was in 1973, not 1983.

    You need to work on your lies because there are still plenty of folks alive who remember ‘no gas’ at closed gas stations in 1973 & having long line ups & sometimes rationing at others in 1973.

    As for 1983, there were gas wars. Meaning lower and lower gas prices as they tried to out bid (lower) each other. The exact opposite of 1972.

    I think the reason why your lies are so amateurish & easily spotted is because you were not there.

  3. supertards is the primer field something promising on Sat, 10th Sep 2022 2:01 pm 

    I made an exception for this prost and i wont mention you know who. but i will keep this standard PSA

    suertards please change ur undies after 3 days

  4. Something to think about on Sat, 10th Sep 2022 2:44 pm 

    People living in my neighbourhood should be made aware that I am the one giving deadly bloody facial skin cancer to the royal family. Video of Charles III with a beginning of facial skin cancer are everywhere on YouTube.

    It will be wise to stay out of my way and not talk or interact with me if you live in my neighbourhood. I could get upset and torture your soul for ever. Something to think about.

  5. makati1 on Sat, 10th Sep 2022 5:05 pm 

    Something, my suggestion that you sleep with all of the “royal family” and share your wealth. They are a cancer on the world. Proof that only the good die young.

    BTW: a “sustainable” future is not possible as long as the “landfill society” is allowed to exist. It is not possible anyway, but if the “Reset” succeeds and kills off 80+% of the population, it maybe possible. Otherwise, it will not ever be possible until we regress to hunter/gatherers. A truly renewable world.

  6. supertards my initial of the primer field elite whitey supertard david lapoint is a machine but its not over unity it merely harvest the energy of the magnets on Sat, 10th Sep 2022 10:49 pm 

    the low energy case for best application of the device is a battery. realign the magnetic domains (charging) after the magnets are weakened (discharging)

    using polarity flipping to accelerate hydrogen proton against boron 11 is the higher energy clean fusion (low neutrons) … this is more promising and the magnets could be made dynamic using electricity.

    supertards please change ur undies after 3 days

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here.

  7. today 911 is supremacist muzzies day in the USA when elite whitey (((supertards))) false flagged supremacist muzzies and this began the long journey of roasting supremacist muzzies that continued today on Sun, 11th Sep 2022 1:02 am 

    supertards plese change ur undies after3 days

    please feel at ease among frineds we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here

  8. today 911 is supremacist muzzies day in the USA when elite whitey (((supertards))) false flagged supremacist muzzies and this began the long journey of roasting supremacist muzzies that continued today on Sun, 11th Sep 2022 10:26 am 

    ” ‘lo the lat day wont come until muzzies slay elite whitey (((supertards))) but they will hide behind the garda tree and they will be safe because it’s a tree of elite whitey (((supertards))) ”

    supertards please change ur undies after 3 days

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here.

  9. supertards i have come to accept that magnetic machines are a reality but energy is spent recharging the magnetic domain of a permanent magnet on Sun, 11th Sep 2022 10:29 am 

    so there is no infinite energy from magnets

    applicaiton of this would be a magnetic battery but it’s bulky and probably not as efficient as LiFe bateries.

    this is highly speculative but is it possible to harvest gravitational field this way too? but the cost would be decrease in gravitational field which would be detrimental to life on earth

    supertards please change ur undies after 3 days

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here

  10. today 911 is world supremacist muzzies day in America when elite whitey (((supertards))) false flagged supremacist muzzies and this began the long journey of roasting supremacist muzzies that continued til today on Sun, 11th Sep 2022 2:37 pm 

    in this “war on terror” (read supremacist muzzies) elite whitey supertards are janissaries for elite whitey (((supertards))). When the janissaries come home they work for the domestic security services.

    ” ‘lo the lat day wont come until muzzies slay elite whitey (((supertards))) but they

    will hide behind the garda tree and they will be safe because it’s a tree of elite whitey (((supertards))) ”

    supertards please change ur undies after 3 days

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here.

  11. today 911 is world supremacist muzzies day in America when elite whitey (((supertards))) false flagged supremacist muzzies and this began the long journey of roasting supremacist muzzies that continued til today on Sun, 11th Sep 2022 2:44 pm 

    failure to resolve 911 gave us the convid false flag

    in this “war on terror” (read supremacist muzzies) elite whitey supertards are janissaries for elite whitey (((supertards))). When the janissaries come home they work for the domestic security services.

    ” ‘lo the lat day wont come until muzzies slay elite whitey (((supertards))) but they

    will hide behind the garda tree and they will be safe because it’s a tree of elite whitey (((supertards))) ”

    supertards please change ur undies after 3 days

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here.

  12. Biden’s hairplug on Sun, 11th Sep 2022 4:31 pm 

    Today, it’s 21 years ago that Mossad-CIA telecrashed planes into 2 highrise buildings in order to create the pretext to capture 70% of the world’s energy resources in the ME and ensure a New American Century.

    In the end the project failed majestically.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/ex-italian-president-intel-agencies-know-9-11-an-inside-job/7550?pdf=7550

  13. FamousDrScanlon on Sun, 11th Sep 2022 9:08 pm 

    mak has never had a job. He is not in it for the money like rest of us.

    This year’s blistering summer in Europe was the hottest on record

    “Europe has been plagued for months by extreme heat, drought and wildfires, with many cities experiencing unprecedented temperatures and conditions. A new report from Copernicus, Europe’s climate observation service, found that this summer was the hottest ever recorded.”

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/europe-hottest-summer-on-record/

  14. FamousDrScanlon on Sun, 11th Sep 2022 9:16 pm 

    No September on record in the West has seen a heat wave like this

    In just the past week, nearly 1,000 heat records have been broken

    In just the past week, nearly 1,000 heat records have been broken, including more than 270 monthly records. Some places, like Salt Lake City, Sacramento and Reno, Nev., have broken their September records multiple times and by large margins.

    Sacramento and San Jose, where it reached 116 and 109 degrees on Tuesday, clinched all-time records — meaning their temperatures exceeded levels observed on any previous day or month.

    It’s the “greatest September heat wave ever west of the Rockies hands down,” tweeted weather historian Maximiliano Herrera on Wednesday.

    Driest, wettest, hottest: Sacramento’s troubling trifecta of extremes

    In addition to its magnitude and duration, the heat wave has also been exceptional for its scope. Record-shattering temperatures have stretched from Arizona to Washington state and as far east as North Dakota.

    At least two states have posted their highest temperatures ever observed during September:

    Utah: St. George, in the southwest corner of the state, hit 112 degrees Tuesday.

    Montana: Big Horn hit 108 Wednesday.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/09/08/western-heatwave-records-california-climate/

  15. yesterday was 911 is world supremacist muzzies day in America when elite whitey (((supertards))) false flagged supremacist muzzies and this began the long journey of roasting supremacist muzzies that continued til today on Mon, 12th Sep 2022 6:41 am 

    failure to resolve 911 gave us the convid false flag

    a recorded kill in 2007 by the excalibur precision GPS guided 155m round of a supremacist muzzie is Abu Jurah in Baghdad

    in this “war on terror” (read supremacist muzzies) elite whitey supertards are janissaries for elite whitey (((supertards))). When the janissaries come home they work for the domestic security services.

    ” ‘lo the last day wont come until muzzies slay elite whitey (((supertards))) but they
    will hide behind the garda tree and they will be safe because it’s a tree of elite whitey (((supertards))) ”

    supertards please change ur undies after 3 days

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here.

  16. makati1 on Mon, 12th Sep 2022 5:10 pm 

    Famous, but you want to believe it’s real and not All about money? Everything is about $$$. I worked for 50 years to provide for myself and my family. Can you say the same? Now I am retired and don’t need much money. And it is good! I can now live without FFs or electric, can you say the same?

    The climate is changing but puny man has zero to do with it. In a few years, it could swing the other direction and then what will the doomsayers say? Another ice age is approaching! Burn FFs, which we will provide for a price!

    It’s Always ALL about $$$$$.

  17. MadKat on Mon, 12th Sep 2022 8:24 pm 

    MadKat ur opinion is like ur a-hole – everyone got one.

    MadKat proposed to metamorphize into

    SUPREMACIST MUZZY SUPERTARD MAXIMUS

  18. FamousDrScanlon on Tue, 13th Sep 2022 12:14 am 

    mak you are a fucking idiot beyond belief. It must be all the P’s ladyboy cum you’ve gulped down since you moved to the P’s on your monthly US government welfare check.

    We’ve all read the articles & watched the documentaries exposing how thousands of white boomers like you retire to poor countries in Asia so they can fuck children and pay the rent with your monthly government welfare cheque & still have change.

    mak = pedophile by day, internet know-it-all by night.

    The white male gaze that drives child sex tourism

    https://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/the-white-male-gaze-that-drives-child-sex-tourism

    It’s good that they catch some of you, but it’s just a drop in the bucket.

    Alabama Man Sentenced to 160 Years of Imprisonment for Soliciting Videos and Webcam Shows of Filipina Children Being Sexually Abused

    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/alabama-man-sentenced-160-years-imprisonment-soliciting-videos-and-webcam-shows-filipina

    Under Philippine law, 12-year-olds can consent to sex. Activists are trying to change that

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/10/asia/philippines-age-of-consent-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

    Child fuckers love the P’s. It’s a sick dream come true, which is why kid fuckers & white perverts of all sorts visit and/or live in SE Asian countries.

  19. FamousDrScanlon on Tue, 13th Sep 2022 12:23 am 

    ‘World One’ May Be Right About End Of Civilisation Prediction

    https://www.contxmedia.com/world-one-scary-end-of-civilisation-prediction/

  20. ah yes elite whitey supetard kat is correct we are still in the grate cycle of the ice age and yes 20000 years ago of the Laurentide Ice Age 80 billion supremacist muzzies melted the ice so yes we had a big climate change for the warmer but on Tue, 13th Sep 2022 12:37 am 

    where is all the water from melting of ice that covered canada and northern USA

    this ice is very thick and it’s 2 mile thick

    so if supremacist muzzies can melted the ice, they can freeze the ice again. this is why u said dis and i quote

    “The climate is changing but puny man has zero to do with it. In a few years, it could swing the other direction and then what will the doomsayers say? Another ice age is approaching! Burn FFs, which we will provide for a price!

    It’s Always ALL about $$$$$.”

    brillant!

    supertards please chage ur undies after 3 weeks

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here

  21. Plato, Newton, The MadKat on Wed, 14th Sep 2022 6:09 am 

    “mak you are a fucking idiot beyond belief. ”

    Are you just figuring that out now, Dr. Scanlon? MadKat gets nuttier all the time.

  22. makati1 on Thu, 15th Sep 2022 4:05 pm 

    There are a few brainwashed, dumbeddown commenters on here that have nothing better to do with their sorry life than put others down for being more intelligent and educated. Get off the drugs and get a life. I’m far more knowledgeable of the real world than you are.

    I thought Davy was sick, but these druggies make him look educated. But then, he is gone. Maybe they will pass also?

  23. FamousDrScanlon on Thu, 22nd Sep 2022 3:39 pm 

    Keep scaring the adults because the kids already get it.

    Why Isn’t Everybody Panicking? Scientific Reticence and the Duty to Scare People

    ““Climate induced societal collapse is now inevitable in the near term” writes Professor of Sustainability Jem Bendell, “it may be too late to avert environmental catastrophe.” Part of the problem is that this does in fact sound like a crazy dystopian fiction.

    This failure of the imagination is related to the problem of scientific reticence, which some have recently argued is having an adverse effect on policy action, and is even a dereliction of an ethical duty to seriously entertain possible (if extreme) scenarios. Scientific reticence arises both methodologically and stylistically. It takes the form of a tendency to understate the risks of global warming.

    For instance, much of the scientific modelling, such as that used by the IPCC, has tended to largely underestimate the risks. IPCC climate modelling does not account for tipping points that result in non-linear, rapid, and irreversible chunks of damage, and trigger uncontrollable impacts. Melting sea ice and permafrost are some well-known tipping points. When sea ice melts, temperature rises are compounded by the reduction in reflective surfaces; and when permafrost thaws, large amounts of greenhouse gasses will be released and warming will leap.”

    https://www.prindleinstitute.org/2020/01/why-isnt-everybody-panicking-scientific-reticence-and-the-duty-to-scare-people/

  24. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 23rd Sep 2022 8:05 am 

    More knowledgeable Ha ha…I almost spit my drink out. Thanks for the laugh.

    I can tell you don’t read.

    What you do is parrot things you scrape off the bottom of the barrels.

  25. BRAKING elite whitey supertard viktor orban said no moar sanction de-escallation is the way to go elite whitey supertards should stopped after ww1 with trench warfare and full use of chemical weapons on Fri, 23rd Sep 2022 8:47 am 

    there was no need for ww2 if lesson of ww1 was learned

    if anyone ever does elite whitey supertard orban would be telling elite whitey supertard putin to punish muzzies in kosovo and ajerbaizan/armenia

    supertards plese change ur undies after3 days

    please feel at ease among frineds we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here

  26. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 23rd Sep 2022 1:42 pm 

    Memphis hits record 100 degrees 1 day before autumn

    https://wreg.com/weather/weather-weather/memphis-hits-record-100-degrees-1-day-before-autumn/

  27. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 23rd Sep 2022 1:46 pm 

    Sacramento And San Jose Break All-Time Heat Records: These Are The Key Record-Breaking Temperatures For Summer 2022

    “Summer 2022 continues to burn through the record books—with nearly 1,500 places breaking daily high temperatures in the past 30 days, and Sacramento and San Jose, California setting all-time heat records on Tuesday”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/darreonnadavis/2022/09/07/sacramento-and-san-jose-break-all-time-heat-records-these-are-the-key-record-breaking-temperatures-for-summer-2022/?sh=6a91a24149b8

    Stupid humans still making plans as if they have a future.

    When you watch your grandkids suffer the consequences, and y’all will, who will you blame?

  28. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 23rd Sep 2022 1:54 pm 

    Wildfires ‘no longer seasonal’: New federal task force meets in Utah, aims to combat changing fire risk

    The commission met for the first time in Salt Lake City last week and is due to deliver its first report to Congress in January.

    “Wildfire is an entity that is now no longer seasonal,” U.S. Fire Administrator Lori Moore-Merrell, who advises the new commission, said last week. “So we must have resources, we must do planning, to adapt to live with fire.”

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/09/21/wildfires-no-longer-seasonal-new/

    Congress…ba ha ha The same congress that has done sweet fuck all about climate change even after James Hansen went in front of congress in 1988 and told them we have the evidence. No doubt! it’s happening and it’s us.

    Perhaps Utah Mormons could protect themselves better than congress by wearing their magic underwear all the time. That shiny white fabric has great albedo effect on sunny days.

  29. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 23rd Sep 2022 2:38 pm 

    Soon a great many will all be in this boat.

    Fourteen Years Later, New Orleans is Still Trying to Recover from Hurricane Katrina

    https://www.eesi.org/articles/view/fourteen-years-later-new-orleans-is-still-trying-to-recover-from-hurricane-katrina

    This Newfoundland town is bracing for Fiona — and it still hasn’t recovered from its last storm

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/port-aux-basques-fiona-1.6592560

    Five years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s power crisis and a new storm revive grim memories
    After one of the worst hurricanes to hit the island, “we are still exposed to the same risk,” says an analyst about the “fragile” power grid amid the slow reconstruction.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-anniversary-power-grid-rcna47729

    Sandy victims, still displaced 10 years later, now could face foreclosure

    The superstorm hit nearly a decade ago and some of the victims who have still not been able to get back in their homes now face losing them altogether as a crucial deadline passed this week.

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/sandy-victims-still-displaced-10-years-later-now-could-face-foreclosure/1208770

    Remembering Hurricane Ida: Communities still working to recover one year after Category 4 storm

    https://www.fox29.com/news/remembering-hurricane-ida-communities-still-working-to-recover-one-year-after-category-4-storm

    and on and on

  30. how bazarre elite whitey supertard jordan b peterson msg to muzzies on Fri, 23rd Sep 2022 2:41 pm 

    severely uninformed of muzzism

    supertards please chage ur undies after 3 weeks

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here

  31. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 23rd Sep 2022 2:48 pm 

    Climate Change It’s fer da conomy

    $77M in federal funding to help Lytton, B.C., rebuild after wildfire

    https://bc.ctvnews.ca/77m-in-federal-funding-to-help-lytton-b-c-rebuild-after-wildfire-1.5946698

    The town only has 250 residents, but since they smashed the national temp record at 49.6C 121.2F and the next day the entire town was an ash heap it got world wide press so the spin doctors are using it to show how much the government cares about the people and climate change.

    As a BC and Canadian taxpayerI do not begrudge those guys their bailout, but if not for that radical high temperature record they would only have revived a fraction of the media coverage for burning to the ground in yet another AGW Jacked wildfire and a fraction of $77 million in bailout.

    Isn’t welfare wonderful?

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  33. muzzie suffers premature detonation on Sat, 24th Sep 2022 12:45 am 

    A group of ISIS militants in two vehicles rigged with suicide explosives attempted to attack the al-Hol camp in Syria which holds around 60,000 displaced persons, according to US Central Command.

    supertards please chage ur undies after 3 weeks

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here

  34. Russia Turns to Sharia Banking to Dodge Sanctions on Sat, 24th Sep 2022 12:51 am 

    supertards please change ur undies after 3 weeks

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here

  35. peaceful muzzies Surround Hindu Temple - in England elite whitey supertard trump banned bumpski on Sat, 24th Sep 2022 12:56 am 

    supertards please chage ur undies after 3 weeks

    please feel at ease among friends we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here

  36. FamousDrScanlon on Sat, 24th Sep 2022 3:44 pm 

    I never had heard of this female muzzi mass murderer until today. You go girl.

    The Vengeful Wife who Murdered 57… | The Kuwaiti Wedding Massacre

    “In August of 2009, Nasra’s wicked actions claimed the lives of fifty-seven innocent individuals… making it one of the most devastating crimes in Kuwaiti history… But what horrible crimes did Nasar Yussef al-Enezi commit? And what was her motive? ”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsaF04hc6LE

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