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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.


2011 Articles

Green Bubblings
Canada Free Press (2011).
The green bubble is slowly deflating. Grand UN conferences and massive amounts of government subsidies to green enterprises notwithstanding, people around the world are rapidly becoming disenchanted with the green promises.

Santa is on the Run ...
Canada Free Press (2011).
... from climate change that is.

What is a Climate Threshold?
Canada Free Press (2011).
The science, we were told some years ago is settled. But now, it appears, we are not so sure anymore.

The New Illions
Ezine Articles (2011).
Times were when everyone counted the same way; one thousand, one million, one billion, and so on. But this is no longer the case. In fact, it has not been for quite some time, though few people noticed. Depending on where you are, a billion can be a billion, or one thousand times as much.

Fort Knox and Candies on Credit
Canada Free Press (2011).
Economists around the world are in a quandary; despite massive stimulation programs, the world economy is losing steam.

7 Quadrillion Barrels of Oil — Down the Drain
Canada Free Press (2011).
As recently as 10,000 years ago, much of the world's northern hemisphere was covered with a solid sheet of ice, anywhere from 2,000 to 4,000 m thick. Most of it has disappeared - melted away since. How much energy was required to melt that mega-ice cube?

Renewable Energy
Canada Free Press (2011).
A few days ago, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its updated report on renewable energy sources and the world's energy demand.

Suzuki, DEA, MEA and TEA
Canada Free Press (2011).
The David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) is mailing out requests for donations with statements like "We must stem the flow of toxic chemicals into our bodies" and ... Today's message is about the "EAs."

Suzuki and Cyclosiloxanes
Canada Free Press (2011) and
Pesticide Truths (2011).
The David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) is mailing out requests for donations with statements like "We must stem the flow of toxic chemicals into our bodies" and ... Today's message is about cyclosiloxanes.

Wind + Limestone = Gasoline
Ezine Articles (2011) and
Hess Gasoline (2012).
Car manufacturers and governments are trying to make you buy-in to the electric car hype. Personally, I don't think it is going to work, despite the subsidies (by governments from your tax dollars) and the heavy advertising by the manufacturers (paid for by you upon a new vehicle purchase). There is a simple alternative.

Suzuki and Coal Tar Dyes
Canada Free Press (2011).
David Suzuki, Canada's high priest of all things natural is at it again, raising money that is. The David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) is mailing out requests for donations with statements like "We must stem the flow of toxic chemicals into our bodies" and ...

The Phosphate Ban
Ezine Articles (2011).
As you may have noticed, dishes and glassware have recently gotten "dirty". You may think that your dishwasher is failing and needs to be replaced. - Wait, it's not your appliance, it's the detergent.

Dirty Coal
Canada Free Press (2011).
In recent years, many politicians encouraged and supported electricity generation from "alternative" or "renewable" energy sources, such as wind and solar, and from natural gas. At the same time, they invented a new term for the traditional energy source (coal), namely "dirty coal."

The "Green" Light Doctrine
Ezine Articles (2011).
Energy-saving lights, such as "compact fluorescent lights" (CFLs) are in. In fact, many jurisdictions have already banned the older style incandescent light bulbs (ILBs), and others will be following soon. Is this good or bad?

The Bisphenol A Controversy
Canada Free Press (2011).
Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, is in the news, again. BPA has been around for decades in a multitude of consumer products. Should it be of concern to you?

Sea-Ice in the Arctic
Canada Free Press (2011).
There are two major organizations measuring, via satellite reconnaissance, the extent of the sea-ice in the Arctic, namely the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the International Arctic Research Center (IARC). Their measurements differ routinely by nearly 1,000,000 km^2 (or about 10%). Why are they so different?

Rare Earths and You
Ezine Articles (2011).
As of late, Rare Earth Elements (REEs) have come into focus in the media. What are REEs all about and how do they affect you?

Eat your Veggies!
Canada Free Press (2011).
In the middle of winter, when snow is drifting across the frozen landscape, fresh herbs and vegetables are at a premium in the stores. To help you get fresh produce at that time, some companies are advertising counter-top gadgets, so-called "air gardens" to grow your own green sprouts, ready to harvest in the depth of winter.

The Not So Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism
Ezine Articles (2011).
One of the latest attempts by the global warming enthusiasts to pervert the facts is a pamphlet published by John Cook a few days ago, with the pretentious title The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism.

Ursus maritimus and NGOs
Canada Free Press (2011).
The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and its various sub-populations around the Arctic are claimed to be endangered because of human-induced climate change supposedly caused by carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. In 2008, the US Department of the Interior placed the polar bear on its list of "threatened species" under the Endangered Species Act.





 

 

 

 

 

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