Tag Archive | fairy tales

The Church of the Windy Spires

The Church of the Windy Spires In 1973, OPEC instituted an oil embargo. Denmark used oil for much of its electrical generation and was very hard hit. The government sprung into action, deciding that a century old technology with a fresh coat of paint could be the messiah they needed to save their country. Wind […]

Odds and Ends

In honor of all the true believers out there:   The new way to save CO2 emissions: Gravity—it’s everywhere and it’s FREE!  Instead of using gas to drive cars downhill, the car will automatically shut off when a sensor indicates a sufficient slope for gravity to work.  Cars will be retrofitted to compensate for power […]

Wind Myths

This is a letter I sent to my local paper. Wind myths   “We should use all forms of energy.” Burning buffalo chips is a form of energy—a renewable one at that. Can we look forward to a new line of buffalo chip stoves? Wyoming is claimed to not like regulations, but this is blatantly […]

(from Climate4kids.blogspot.com)

Promised Land, part deux

Just saw a trailer for the Matt Damon movie “Promised Land”. Perhaps we should look beyond this to “Promised Land, part deux”. Having driven off the evil gas drillers and celebrated heartily, the farmers return to their farms and crops. An early hail storm destroys most of the crop, so replanting is necessary. Deeply in […]

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Wandering Words

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. - J Robert Oppenheimer.