As Al Gore Always Says, Who Needs Trees and Spotted Owls?

A warmer planet is what we need most.  Then we won’t need heat in winter.

Al Gore didn’t say that?  Maybe it was somebody else.

I am not a fan of the Conservative Alternative (Al Gore’s own description of himself).  So far I have managed to avoid lynching by idolaters of a great movie maker but lousy scientist.  Just not taken with wingers but to each his own.

Trees

I THINK that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest

Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,        

And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear

A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;

Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only God can make a tree.

They still teach that squishy, sentimental stuff in schools these days?  

Today we are busy cutting down those dang trees.  Some think it’s a great way to save the planet from the Great Dying.  For sure it will allow more sunlight on a barren planet for all those solar panels that produce electricity at higher cost than most anything else.  All the power produced by solar cells today compared to that by fossil fuels and nukes is like comparing static cling to a lightning bolt.

Ever think of using trees?  No, dammit, don’t cut down the trees.  Use what the trees give you for free.

US wood pellet industry eyes exports to EU

A North American wood pellet race has begun, with its eyes on exports to Europe. There regulations designed to combat global climate change have created incentives for power companies to boost their use of biomass.

http://biopact.com/2007/04/us-…

We prefer to burn coal, of course, though somehow biomass produces more electricity than all the wind and solar energy put together even in this country.

All zeros appreciated.  At least I know you are reading.  Possibly even thinking unlike the Democrats running for president who seldom get beyond the catechism of wind and solar power.

Best,  Terry

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  1. Best,  Terry

    • pfiore8 on December 3, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    while i take it that you think eco-tricity is quaint and over rated, i’m not sure what it is you are advocating…

    a warmer planet? burning coal? or wood pellets? cutting down trees? gore as film maker (or propagandist maybe?), but let’s keep him out of science classrooms (that one i think is clear but i could be wrong)

    and even if this is what you think or believe, and i would disagree, i don’t see why i would give you zeros or even ones.

    i’m here for the debate. to get somewhere. to learn some things. and i can’t learn or grow without conflicts in ideas and opinions.

    so don’t tip  toe… tell me what you really think.

    best… pf8

  2. I notice you did not say metaphorical lynching or political lynching, or allegorical lynching…just lynching. Was that a joke? Maybe I am one of those humorless types but it  didn’t seem funny.

    A few thoughts…. I can’t give zeros and perhaps you are wounded by the experience?

    I am unclear as to what you are proposing in terms of energy use. Should we go nuclear? Use more wood pellets? If so can you tell me more about them because i don’t know much. We are lucky, this year my husband just cut up some already fallen trees on the property. We use a wood stove if it gets cool so we can turn the other heat down.

    I want solar panels but even thought they are actually made in Tennessee they are very hard to get, there is no tax incentive to put them up and the local power company WILL NOT buy back power. Tennessee is very behind the times int hat respect and in other environmental concerns.

    • Edger on December 4, 2007 at 5:13 pm

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