A study that was put out just the other day mentions that there are 702 million hectares of land available for growing bio-fuels on the earth. In a completely different study it was found that plowing fields for producing crops would emit enormous levels of soil carbons. The primary soil carbon released is called nitrous oxide which is a greenhouse gas about 300 times more powerful as the dreaded CO2.
My question is simply; with all the scare about climate change and CO2 emissions shouldn’t plowing fields be scarier now that we have this new information? I never thought people would be scared of farmers plowing their fields to grow vegetables and cow farts but this seems to be where we are headed. If Nitrous oxide is 30 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2 are we going to hear about this bio-fuels hazard in the news? I have not heard too much about it but I am not convinced and if anything in the news has convinced me of something it is that nuclear pollution is a real and present danger.
If you get the real strong believers in climate change to get down to their core belief it is simply this, we need to reduce the earth’s population. I would assume a good popular apocalyptic number like say 144,000 people would be a number many climate scientists would be happy with. The problem I see is that when climate scientists make weird predictions like this the media picks up on it and immediately gives it their stamp of approval. When similar predictions are made by religious fanatics the media shows them for the wackoâ€™s that they often times are.
The absolutely bizarre alarmist predictions that keep coming from the global warming scientists are not questioned enough. When I hear that the glaciers will melt in 2 years and then find that there has been no change I begin to question. When I hear that global warming scientists in charge of the warming data did not delete their data emails and then hear 2 years later that one admits they did delete emails I question? When arctic sea ice is supposed to all melt away and polar bears are to become extinct only to hear that sea ice is back and polar bears are reaching all time high numbers I question?
We now have a bit of a problem as bio-energy, which is one of the answers to clean energy, conflicts with global warming science. What at first seems like clean energy is said to produce insane levels of greenhouse gases and is extremely land intensive. In my state of Texas there are 3 bio-mass power plants being built around my area of East Texas and this is considered green energy. Many people on the liberal side of politics see green energy and climate change science as being on the same side. Politicians on the liberal side of the aisle also portray green energy and climate science as being healthy for the environment. The issue is that bio-mass and bio-energy created electricity power is just as bad if not worse than other forms of electric power such as natural gas and coal power according to recent studies.
My conclusions is that plowing fields for creating power using bio-energy plants such as corn ethanol is where green energy science lunacy has taken us. We productively use and eat corn as a society to fuel ourselves when at the dinner table. Bio-energy may one day have a purpose but it is obvious that a coal mine and natural gas pit only serves one purpose and is dead land unless utilized for its intended purpose of creating clean cheap electricity power. When looking at the big picture natural gas and coal created power is clean compared to recent reports about bio-energy green house emissions and the nuclear radiation leaks we are seeing in the Pacific Ocean from the Japan reactor.
Donny Eisenbach writes about electricity comparison, climate change, and renewable energy. Donny lives in Texas and is active in the most popular deregulated electric market in the US which is also Texas. When Mr. Eisenbach is not working on commercial energy related consulting deals he is spending time with his two sons and lovely wife. To read more electricity, energy, and other related articles by Donny please visit his electricityblog.