Gog exists, climate chaos, ethanol musings
George Monbiot September 21, 2006 guardian
..Friends of the Earth, in conjunction with a consortium of NGOs and with increasing cross-party support from MPs, have been lobbying hard for the introduction of a 'climate change bill' ... [The bill] is founded essentially on a correlation of 2C with 450 parts per million of CO2."
In other words, Friends of the Earth had already set the target before it asked its researchers to find out what the target should be. I suspect that it chose the wrong number because it believed a 90% cut by 2030 would not be politically acceptable.
I think it is absurd to take a bunch of natural gas, turn it into ammonia and then nitrate, add a bunch of petroleum as diesel fuel and chemicals, use it all to grow maize, ferment and then add more natural gas (or coal) to yield perhaps 30% more as ethanol.
15 September (IRIN) - Soldiers are being deployed to seize Zimbabwe's grain harvest from farmers, in what appears to be a tacit acknowledgement that the government's projected 1.8 million tonne crop will not be met.
[the story is: Zimbabwe-crash is not entirely caused by PeakOil, but provides one picture of life after PO
- Cuba provides another picture?]
last month the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) predicted that world wheat could decline by as much a 10m tonnes throughout the year.
In addition, the US Department of Agriculture cut its global wheat forecast to around 116m tonnes last week - its lowest level in 24 years.
IGC wheat output predictions lowered from 596m tonnes to 593m tonnes and overall grain production was cut from 1577m tonnes to 1575m tonnes.. a total fall of 51m tonnes from the previous year.
..poor harvests, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, where adverse weather conditions throughout both the summer and winter ..such as the recent summer heatwave.
dont neglect joebageant joebageant
AW, SHUT THE FUCK UP BAGEANT! NO MORAL ISSUE EVER GOT "EXPLORED" IN THIS COUNTRY. NEVER! THEY JUST GET EXPRESSED IN LOATHESOME SHORTHAND AT DISGUSTING LENGTH BETWEEN G.O.P. CRETINS WHO, IN THEIR HALF-WITTED SELF-DELUSIONS BELIEVE THAT RONALD REAGAN SHOOK HIS FIST AT THE BERLIN WALL AND ENDED THE COLD WAR . . . AND FAGGOT DEMOCRATS, A MISERABLE LOT NOW FORCED TO PRETEND THEIR VOTES WILL EVER BE COUNTED AGAIN!
bbc "deforestation diesel",
* The grain required to fill the petrol tank of a Range Rover with ethanol is sufficient to feed one person per year. Assuming the petrol tank is refilled every two weeks, the amount of grain required would feed a hungry African village for a year
* Much of the fuel that Europeans use will be imported from Brazil, where the Amazon is being burned to plant more sugar and soybeans, and Southeast Asia, where oil palm plantations are destroying the rainforest habitat of orangutans and many other species. Species are dying for our driving
early September a consortium of Chevron , Devon, Statoil announced it had struck oil at the Jack No. 2 well, some 170 miles southwest of New Orleans and 29,000 feet down through water and earth. ..anywhere from three billion to 15 billion barrels.
..at the upper end of that range ..the largest U.S. oilfield. (Alaska's Prudhoe Bay..12 billion barrels produced.)..increase U.S. reserves, now at about 29 billion barrels, by 50%
.. More than five miles below the surface of the gulf, the wells will be the deepest on earth. Less than a decade ago this oil would have been considered untouchable.
so its the end of very cheap oil, not the end of cheap oil? meanwhile Mexico is over the oilshed?
Proof that Gog exists.
This structure couldnt possibly have evolved, because it is all needed, so Gog, or Magog, must have miraculously poked his|her transcendent finger into the spirochete genome, and instantaneously inserted the requisite DNA
..using electron cryotomography of whole cells, the in situ structure of the complete flagellar motor from the spirochaete Treponema primitia at 7 nm resolution. Twenty individual motor particles were computationally extracted from the reconstructions, aligned and then averaged. The stator assembly, revealed for the first time, possessed 16-fold symmetry and was connected directly to the rotor, C ring and a novel P-ring-like structure.
..it uses an electrochemical ion gradient to drive rotation at speeds of up to 300 Hz [humming can cure syphilis?]
Gog exists climate chaos ethanol musings