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CONVENIENT MYTHS
the green revolution —
perceptions, politics, and facts

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by Klaus L.E. Kaiser, is the first clearly written, comprehensive book looking at the green desires and expectations and juxtaposing these with the physical and chemical facts and realities.

CONVENIENT MYTHS explains in common terms why many of these green ideas will remain myths and dreams. The laws of nature cannot be broken. No matter how much we may desire the opposite.

Keywords / Chapters:


Climate change, global warming, IPCC, government, media, propaganda, deficit, inflation, earthquakes, volcanos, pollution, ice ages, greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, methane, water vapor, sea ice, Arctic, polar bears, seals, whales, energy, temperature, cod, salmon, El Nino, hurricanes, typhoons, earth, freshwater, deforestation, physics, chemistry, biology, freshwater, aquifers, desalination, disinfection, fluoridation, air, ozone, smog, acid rain, crude oil, coal, natural gas, electric power, electric cars, fossil fuels, natural gas, nuclear, geothermal, heat pump, wave power, osmosis, wind, solar energy, biofuels, ethanol, engine, hybrid, hydrogen, light, food, organic, genetically modified, fish, contaminants, sun, radiation, light, X-rays, weather, droughts, floods, diseases, longevity, cancer, Alzheimer's, malaria, progress


Popular Press Articles

2016 Articles

It's Easy to Become a "Scientist" — there's an App for that!
Principia Scientific Intl. (2016), and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016), and
Canada Free Press (2016), and
Ice Age Now (2016).

It appears that one of the easiest ways to become a "scientist" is to join the Union of Concerned Scientists ...

The Spark Plug Jungle — (on the lighter side)
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific Intl. (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016).

Just hope you don't need to replace the spark plugs of any internal combustion engine-driven implement (like lawn mowers, weed cutters, or chain saws) that may be a few years old. You could be in for a rude surprise.

Who's in Charge?
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific Intl. (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016).

... a fatal incident, that's said to have been caused by the failure of an autonomously steered vehicle to recognize a light-colored tractor unit against a bright background

Meet Lyuba
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016).
Also translated into Italian by Mauri Sesler for Attività Solare, Attività Solare (2016).
Wikipedia image.
Lyuba, of course, is the name bestowed upon the baby mammoth that was found a few years ago in the western Siberian tundra.

The European Union Cookie Monster — Out to Get You!
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Canada Free Press (2016).
Wikipedia image.
I was a bit perplexed to find my book website recently getting (on one day) two dozen-plus visits by the European Union (EU) Cookie Police, i.e., the European Commission's "cookie law enforcement unit."

Hype the Loop
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and other companies intend to revolutionize high speed continental travel...

Autonomously Gloogled
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016).

Modern technology is so wonderful. Among the latest inventions patented is a way to get glued to a car's hood ...

Comfi Chariots
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016).

Ben Hur "a la moderne." That's what the new technology of "autonomous cars" is promising. How long until "Hollywood" is providing an updated version of the epic movie? Movie star Charles Heston (RIP) would probably have to take "driving lessons" on autonomous chariots for that too; the unplanned non-autonomous kind of chariot experience was scary enough.

Untold Riches — Way Above
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).
Also translated into Italian by Mauri Sesler for Attività Solare, Attività Solare (2016).

Ever dreamt of hiking over the landscape and finding a mineral vein rich with ores, perhaps even silver or gold glittering in the sunshine...

Now I Understand...
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

What's so enticing about the (just-around-the-corner) self-driving cars?

Steak — "au Contraire"
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016).
Also translated into Italian by Mauri Sesler for Attività Solare, Attività Solare (2016).

"The Danish Council of Ethics wants its Government to do a Robin Hood — but instead of robbing the rich, it would be red meat, while wind turbines take the place of the poor."

Zeppelin-Super-Drones
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

Need a 50-ton tank delivered in the middle of the tundra? No problem. Or need a few containers of Christmas ribbons at the North Pole for Santa and his Elves? No problem either.

Think before you LEAP
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016).

The LEAP Manifesto recently published by left-wing associates of the NDP party in Canada...

Right and Wrong Business Models
[Semi-satirical]

Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016).
Also translated into German by Chris Frey for the Europ. Inst. f. Climate and Energy, EIKE (2016).

The authorities are ever so concerned about the well-being of our own and future generations. From local, to national governments ...

About the Laundromat Index
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

Needless to say, the textilian Laundromat Index on the stock exchange is already in freefall...

Times are Changing — or Not
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

Just when you have adjusted your daily rhythm to the Daylight Savings Time ...

Is there a Liar's Press?
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016).
Also translated into German by Chris Frey for the Europ. Inst. f. Climate and Energy, EIKE (2016).

"This photo shows quite clearly how dirty lignite [coal] power plants are — and the electric energy produced there!!!" —— YEAH, REALLY?

"Carbon Pollution" Claptrap
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016).
Also translated into Italian by Mauri Sesler for Attività Solare, Attività Solare (2016).
Also translated into German by Chris Frey for the Europ. Inst. f. Climate and Energy, EIKE (2016).

Carbon (like in wood, coal, oil, natural gas) is an energy source — not a "pollutant"

How to "Unboil" the Eggs
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

There is a novel device to come to your kitchen counter: the "Unboil-the-Egg" machine...

2016 — Year of the Pulses
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

No need to check your pulse, it's about pulses...

Robots and Intelligence
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

Are Robots are Coming of Age?

So Long, Farewell — Adieu!
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).
Also translated into Italian by Mauri Sesler for Attività Solare, Attività Solare (2016).
Also translated into German by Chris Frey for the Europ. Inst. f. Climate and Energy, EIKE (2016).

...the anti-carbon crowd that is recommending "decarbonisation" with battle cries like "Leave it in the Ground"...

The Sorcerer's Apprentices
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016).
Also translated into Italian by Mauri Sesler for Attività Solare, Attività Solare (2016).
Also translated into German by Chris Frey for the Europ. Inst. f. Climate and Energy, EIKE (2016).

... today's apprentices of the climate doom "religion" are screaming hell and murder.

Meschugge: Outlandish New Claims about the Half-Life of CO2
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

Nature cannot differentiate between natural and "anthropogenic" carbon dioxide. They are identical...

The Innovation Race
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

Outreach is one of the "in"-terms these days. So are globalisation, internet service and its instantaneous communication facilities.

On the Lam?
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

Just in case you feel a need for being on the lam, nature has a tip for you!

The Spark of Life
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016).
Also translated into German by Chris Frey for the Europ. Inst. f. Climate and Energy, EIKE (2016).

The Spark of Life, depicted by the Italian master Michelangelo (1475-1564) in his famous fresco of God giving life to Adam in the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican, is a gift from God.

Going Green and Frankenfood
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016) and
Freedom or Anarchy (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016).

The world is going green — literally, in all kinds of places that were desert-like before...

Moving to a Village on the Moon?
Canada Free Press (2016) and
Ice Age Now (2016) and
Fairfax Free Citizen (2016) and
Principia Scientific International (2016) and
Global Free Press (2016).

The European Space Organisation envisages a grand project: a village on the Moon, by 2030....

Other Books by the Author

Ecotoxicity of chemicals to Photobacterium phosphoreum.
Kaiser KLE, Devillers J. Gordon and Breach Science Publ., ISBN: 2-88124-974-4, (1994).

QSAR in Environmental Toxicology - II.
Kaiser KLE (ed.). D. Reidel Publ. Co., ISBN: 90-277-2555-1, (1987).

QSAR in Environmental Toxicology.
Kaiser KLE (ed.). D. Reidel Publ. Co., ISBN: 90-277-1776-1, (1984).


Some other publications by the author

Evolution of the International Workshops on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSARs) in Environmental Toxicology.
SAR & QSAR Env. Res., 18: 3-20 (2007).

Toxicity Data Sources.
Chapter 2 in Predicting Chemical Toxicity and Fate. Cronin MTD, Livingstone DJ
(eds.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, (2004).

Catalysis — where we should apply it now!
Can. Chemical News, ACCN, 50(7/8): 27 (1999).

Hydrogen, fuel of the future?
Can. Chemical News, ACCN, 50(5): 29 (1999).

Erroneous Data: Avenues for Detection and Prevention.
Quintessence, 1(4): 13-16 (1995). [Contact author for reprint].




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