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Unraveling the Myth that “Green” is “Clean”

This has been on my mind for some time now. I do believe that toxicity is a big part of what is making Americans, and indeed people worldwide sick. For now, let’s talk about how the environmental movement is quickly turning into the largest polluter, and indeed, the most irresponsible industry in America. Not only is Green Energy unsustainable (it cannot make a profit without being propped up with “billons” of tax dollars) but it relies on horribly toxic heavy metals.

Mercury “dust” filled Light Bulbs

Consider for instance these new Mercury light bulbs. What are people doing with them when they burn out? Before I answer that question let me just say that I can speak from experience here. These new bulbs don’t last longer, but shorter than incandescent bulbs, at least that has been my experience. I hate them. I have to replace them quite often so I asked my wife to call the county’s recycling center as they have a place where you can return them. But the guy on the phone told my wife, just throw them in the trash, they have so little mercury in them it won’t matter. Now, let’s consider that course of action. The garbage truck comes, picks up our trash, smashes the 2 or 3 light bulbs from our garbage and the mercury dust is set free to float in the air. Of course, there’s no telling how many other people threw out there bulbs, then consider this being done nationwide every single day. This mercury is a fine powder, and this is its most dangerous form. No doubt our streets will end up with mercury dust all over them on trash day, and it’s only going to get far worse, my guess is they already are covered in the “dust”.

Next the wind comes and blows this dust into air to be inhaled by our children and by us as well. When it rains it gets washed into the streams and continues to poison the entire ecosystem. All of this in the name of environmentalism. We are staring down the barrel of a massive unleashing of mercury dust across America. You don’t even want to read the instructions for what to do if you break one of these mercury bulbs in your home. Are you prepared to have your carpeting removed? Well, you just might need to.

Why would environmentalist insist on putting Mercury “dust” inside a very thin glass bulb and then forcing Americans to have 20 or 30 of these in each home? Let’s assume that every home in America has 2 or 3 burning out each year. There are 125+ million homes in America, so let’s multiply that by three. We will be throwing out 375,000,0000 (375 million) light bulbs containing mercury dust. Most of these will be crushed when your garbage truck goes through its compaction process (in your neighborhood) to make room for more garbage. America will soon be breathing this mercury dust non stop, if we aren’t already.

These kinds of environmentalists and their initiatives I can live without.

Solyndra Not Dealing With Toxic Waste At Milpitas Facility – Solar Power

Remember the massive swindling of cash that went on at Solyndra? What were they making again? Oh yes, that’s right, Solar Panels. Now the bankrupt solar firm, once touted as a symbol of green technology, may be trying to abandon toxic waste. The next phase of the company’s liquidation is under way. It involves getting rid of all the heavy metals left inside the building that were used to make the panels. Wait, did I hear that right, Solar Panels are manufactured using heavy metals? Most of them very toxic such as cadmium? Isn’t that what environmentalists claim is wrong with other forms of energy?

These heavy metals don’t degrade at all, so we want to make sure we don’t allow these materials to get into the environment,” he said.

It’s not just the leftover hazardous materials, but also the machinery used to apply them to the glass tubes. “Certainly those tools will need to be decontaminated, cleaned up, handled correctly as they are taken apart,” he said.

CBS 5 found the building locked up, with no one around. At the back, a hazardous storage area was found. There were discarded buckets half filled with liquids and barrels labeled “hazardous waste.”

The building’s owner, a company called iStar, claimed in court documents, “there may be serious environmental, health and safety issues” at the premises. According to the documents, they include, “numerous containers of solvents and chemicals…and processing equipment contaminated with lead.”

Well, I’ll be. Solyndra, the great mother Gaia savior has left a toxic mess behind. Imagine that, environmentalists doing the very same thing they accuse everyone else of doing. And lead? You mean lead, cadmium, and other very toxic heavy metals go into making solar panels?

Finally, what then was to be done with spent and broken solar panels? Have they been disposed of properly at toxic recycling places? You can bet that answer is “No” nor is there a plan handle them.

Giant Wind Farms

Surely harnessing the wind is harmless right? Well, it turns out that it is not, it’s coming with a high price. There is much debate on how many bats and birds windmills are killing but there is no doubt that they are killing them. In fact, they kill bats without even making contact with them. In my state, the wind mills will probably end up being responsible for the extinction of three species on the endangered list. If you want to know more on this subject just Google it. The environmentalists have many “debunking sites” trying to say that wind mills don’t kill them, but the facts say otherwise.

However, let’s look at the latest news.

Wind Mills are causing the earth to warm, and this is proven via satellite studies.

This is a lovely story from the UK press today based on a paper that has just appeared in Nature. Wind farms cause global warming! And yes, it really is true, this is not some joke nor strange denialist “science”.

Wind farms can cause climate change, according to new research, that shows for the first time the new technology is already pushing up temperatures.

So says the Telegraph. The Guardian gives us:

Large wind farms can increase local night time temperatures by fanning warmer air onto the ground, new research has revealed. The study used satellite data to show that the building of huge wind farms in west Texas over the last decade has warmed the nights by up to 0.72C.

The basic effect is that given that the ground at night is generally cooler than the atmosphere, thus the air near the ground is cooler than the air higher up. Turning blades of the turbines mix up this air, cool with warmer, and thus lower the temperature of the higher up air.

The effect is quite large too, that 0.72 of a degree is not far off the 0.8 of a degree which is said to be the total amount of anthropogenic global warming so far!!

Summary

Beware the “Green” dream. It is laden with flawed science and based on flawed conclusions. It’s propped up with billions of tax dollars which could be far better used. And the “Green” industry is built on toxic heavy metals just like, if not more than, other non-green industries. Don’t even get me started on battery power, you can’t imagine the toxicity of the batteries they are trying to power cars with.

For me, I’ll take oil and coal any day. Oil is natural substance and there is more seepage into the ocean naturally every year than the BP oil spill contributed, in fact, you cannot even compare the spill versus natural seepage of oil into the ocean. Accidents happen, they will always happen. Our mistake was trying to clean it up with Corexit. I watched an interesting story on John Stossel showing that they had a contest and a company was able to cleanup oil 20 times more effective than the EPA, but the EPA didn’t do a thing to help but use Corexit.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/04/30/wind-farms-cause-global-warming/

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/01/19/bankrupt-solyndra-caught-destroying-brand-new-parts/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/04/30/wind-farms-cause-global-warming/

Oil Spill Pictures Taken Yesterday (June 14th)

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Needless to say this is a major disaster. I won’t be eating Sea Food for a long, long time. There is no doubt going to be toxic rain from this. I think it is already happing in fact.

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