- BennyModerator@bennyJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 1,416
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Judith Curry :-
This lady is a climatologist who has some very pertinent views to share. I especially liked the part from about minute 26 where she mentions two useful alternatives to wind and solar. One interesting point she made was this – if fossil fuels have led to wilder weather events, WHY would anyone in their right mind move to an energy source that depends totally on weather (solar and wind)?
Further to that, she mentions both the hugely increased amount of mined materials that are needed to create (what is it in Australia today) 22,000 solar panels PER DAY for the next 7 years, plus the fact that these require vastly greater areas of land for both the placement and the subsequent transmission lines for these solar or wind farms.
All in all, it is the frantic rush with little cogent thought around the whole subject that is leading to doubtful decisions being made in the political arena on the subject of power.