LAGOS: the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
who have sabotaged oil facilities and kidnapped workers in the southern Niger Delta threatened yesterday to stage more attacks..
..Shell evacuated about 330 workers ..
Two attacks Wednesday cut 226,000 barrel
s a day, 10% ,..still shut almost a week later.
ExxonMobil denied a report..it had suspended tanker loadings at two terminals that together export 550,000 barrels per day, 23 per cent of Nigerian oil.
..London futures up $US1.82 to $US65.00
The Unfeeling president
E.L. Doctorow Sep2004 easthamptonstar
The greatest democratic republic in history was turning its back on the future, using its extraordinary power and standing (sic)
not to advance the ideal of a concordance of civilizations but to endorse the kind of tribal combat that originated with the Neanderthals, a people, now extinct, who could imagine ensuring their survival by no other means than pre-emptive war.ELD joins the ranks of the disillusioned, literally.. he had the illusion that USA "advanced the ideal" of some good sort, and with W's war this has changed. Dont know why ELD uses that old canard of Neands as vivious .. we dont know, and Homo Sap is the more likely villain In reality USA has always sponsored mass murder, under W it has simply become blatant. An idiotic president, either feigned or truly stupid, and a blatant aggressive war, the combination is eye-opening, albeit scary.Previous presidents spoke with some grammar and gravitas. Wars were justified under pretexts, however flimsy.Domestic USA 'rights' were honoured in theory at least.In Australia, the PrimeMinister, J Howard, is acting with a similar Monarch- Autocratic style, Passing regressive laws with no discussion, since he has both houses. JH doesnt speak like a buffoon, he speaks like a mean minded suburban lawyer. He pronounces the pronoun "a" rhyming with "hay" rather than with "up". a particularly pedantic half-assed intellectual crap lawyer speak. A scolding demeanor, with a perpetual frown, somehow he has captured half of the registered voters. Mean-mindedness has conquered USA and Australia, some sort of vanguard of blinkered selfish stupidity as we march lock-step towards a desert world.
Lovelock "Gaia.. the worst will happenindependent
Gaia has made me a planetary physician and I .. have to bring bad news.
..you and especially civilisation are in grave danger.
We have given Gaia a fever and soon her condition will worsen to a state like a coma. She has been there before and recovered, but it took more than 100,000 years. ..as the century progresses, the temperature will rise 8 degrees centigrade in temperate regions and 5 degrees in the tropics.
Much of the tropical land mass will become scrub and desert, and will no longer serve for regulation; this adds to the 40 per cent of the Earth's surface we have depleted to feed ourselves.
Curiously, aerosol pollution of the northern hemisphere reduces global warming by reflecting sunlight back to space. This "global dimming" is transient and could disappear in a few days like the smoke that it is, leaving us fully exposed to the heat of the global greenhouse. We are in a fool's climate, accidentally kept cool by smoke, and before this century is over billions of us will die
and the few breeding pairs of people that survive
will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.
..The Revenge of Gaia ..the notion that there is land to spare to grow biofuels, or be the site of wind farms
, is ludicrous. We will do our best to survive, but sadly I cannot see the United States or the emerging economies of China and India cutting back in time, and they are the main source of emissions. The worst will happen and survivors will have to adapt to a hell of a climate.scotsmansome replies to Lovelock Scotsman login: (from bugmenot.com) firstname.lastname@example.org Password yesyesyallJL amongst the old-style windmill haters? But you can have windmills on cropland..
what puzzles me is: Warmer earth has meant more rainfall, less dust.Why are we now being warned of the Amazon forest drying up? Why are Sumatran jungles burning? Is it merely because men light deliberate fires? One aspect of "Google Earth" that impressed me is how small the Sumatran forest is, and how big the Sahara desert is (try 'flying' Google Earth across the Sahara at 4000 feet - it goes on for a long way!
"Algae" eat CO2digg csmonitordigg blocks 'bugmenot' and their rego human detector fails, so dont bother trying to comment
17/1/06 ..Dr. Berzin, a rocket scientist at MIT..
..the right strain of algae (sic), ..he could turn .. power plants into clean-green generators with an attached algae farm next door.
..Bolted onto the exhaust stacks of a .. 20-megawatt power plant behind MIT's campus are rows of fat, clear tubes, each with green algae soup simmering inside.
..The cleansed exhaust.. with 40% less CO2, 86% less nitrous oxide.
..a combustible vegetable oil is squeezed out.. dried remnant can be further reprocessed to create ethanol..
..field trial at a 1,000 megawatt power plant
..algae with a high oil density - about 50% weight...15,000 gallons of biodiesel/acre Just 60 gallons are produced from soybeans
.. one 1,000 mW power plant.. could produce ..40 million gallons of biodiesel and 50 million gallons of ethanol a year. That would require a 2,000-acre "farm" of algae-filled tubes near the power plant. ..[ I bet its actually cyanobacteria, not algae; see Bayless belowironic that humans may save themselves using 2 billion year old primitive slime ]
titan movie 263MByte!!!
this is NOT the movie
- where is the movie of the Huygens descent
? The stills dont convey the same sense of 'coastline' - I saw the stills combined into a movie once, but NASA doesnt have it
R-1 Portable 24-Bit WAVE Recorder Ebay$376
AEQ DR100 $619.00
8 gallons of cooking oil in your PCsourceforge
Space sim Emancipation of the Niger Lovelock mass deaths Doctorow demeanor of W Algae eat CO2 actually cyanobacteria?