Indeed, over the years, I’ve talked about global warming theory and how many researchers who obtain a good chunk of change from the flow of money for Global Warming study who secretly tell me, they don’t buy it, but it pays the bills. They reason that also if it isn’t actually factual (the theory that is) it really makes no difference because it will get manufactures, transportation, the nonrenewable energy sector to stop polluting, maybe reduced fewer trees, so in the end the white lie has nothing but positive benefits. Still, I believe that living a lie is silly, and if we are truly worried about pollution, let’s decrease it, not pretend and let’s take care what we call pollution also. CO2 is a trace gas in the world and only 3% actually comes from human emissions.
One thinker put it by doing this to me; “If we really want to stop pollution and if we really care about more efficiency and if we do it for the right reasons, we don’t need a Global Warming Scare to get there. For instance, we have misaligned equipment everywhere. Alignment reduces friction, heat, wear and tear which = more power. So many little things people can do, akin to putting proper inflation in tires, albeit a little more technical.”
Point well taken, and indeed, I have been impressed with the infrared devices which show misalignment of shafts, wheels, generators by seeing the heat and friction, everything from Wind Turbines to Hydro-generators to tractor alternators to small pumps on pressure washers. That one fix would save huge volumes of energy – with exponential and even logarithmic component.
If find it weird when someone with a 1970 Volvo Wagon with a Sierra Club sticker on the back says to me how to live my life and lower my carbon footprint, when their rings misbehave and the back is all oily and greasy. What hypocrisy, maybe all the Alarmists might consider their own lives, and live the talk, not propose inefficient systems without ROI, and afterwards call that a solution even when it isn’t even carbon neutral.
For instance, the steel towers for wind turbines often take 15-years to carbon offset, due to the coking coal burned (much sootier) to make the steel, plus the transmissions of the ship, train, truck and crane to deliver and install. In 15 years the motors will be shot and ready to replace, plus the energy costs more, and we have to build power cable to acquire to the wind fields. I am just tired concerning this whole charade. We should do what promote the right reasons – that is if we truly want to clean the air.