By Bob Gorrell - July 19, 2011





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Even today, the demand on crude is getting higher and higher. IEA's statistics say, the daily consume of oil will increase 2012 worldwide to 1,5 million barrels. It doesn't sound as bad, but if we consider that this rate will get up to 100 million barrel per day in 2030, we can not say, this process would be good.

Even today, the demand on crude is getting higher and higher. IEA's statistics say, the daily consume of oil will increase 2012 worldwide to 1,5 million barrels. It doesn't sound as bad, but if we consider that this rate will get up to 100 million barrel per day in 2030, we can not say, this process would be good.

Topsy-Turvy, the Good Story about Climate Change 
 
Near the end of the nineteenth century, Jules Verne wrote a second sequel to his success story "From the Earth to the Moon." Here's the very short plot and summary of this man-made global climate change history.  

Worse Hurricanes, A Dying Barrier Reef, Really?

Question:Are cyclones and hurricanes getting worse? How about the dying Great Barrier Reef? Is this environmental alarm true at all?

Answer: Wrong. Ryan Maue of Florida State University recently measured the frequency, intensity and duration of all hurricanes and cyclones to compile an Accumulated Cyclone Energy Index. (Big Oil does not contribute to Dr. Ryan Maue's department at FSU)

His findings? The energy index is at its lowest level for more than 30 years.

Global Warming Alarmists State That Seas are Hotter and Rising, Ture or False?

Question: Because of the global warming effect, is it true that oceans are hotter than before and is the sea level rising?

Answer: Wrong. The seas are getting cooler. For more than five years, a network of 3175 automated bathythermographs has been deployed in the oceans by the Argo program, a collaboration between 50 agencies from 26 countries.

Melting Polar Ice Caps, True or False?

 

Question: Is it true that the polar ice caps are melting? 

Answer: Wrong. The British Antarctic Survey, working with NASA, last week confirmed ice around Antarctica has grown 100,000 sq km each decade for the past 30 years. There has been no polar ice-cap melting at all!

Is Our Planet Warming Because of Industrial CO2 Emissions?

Question:Is it true that our planet suffers a global spike in temperatures because of increasing industrial carbon dioxide emissions? Jackie T., OH

Answer: Wrong. It is true the world did warm slightly between about 1979 and 1999, but even Professor David Karoly, one of the world's leading Warmers, admitted that "temperatures have dropped" since 1999 - "both in surface temperatures and in atmospheric temperatures measured from satellites." In fact, the fall in temperatures from just 2002 has already wiped out half the warming our planet experienced last century, which was only a little over one degree. (So says the latest data from Britain's Hadley Center, NASA's Aqua satellite, and the US National Climatic Data Center.) (None of the above-mentioned outfits is sponsored by Big Oil!)

Question: Are the oil companies really gouging us? If not, why does the price of gas keep going up? Mandy K., NC
 
 
Answer: They are indeed gouging. The price of a barrel of oil is set by commodity traders six months out on delivery. The price you hear the media announce every couple of minutes is not the price oil companies are paying at that time. The oil they're selling you today actually cost them much less. They have no business raising their prices in accordance with the daily price fluctuations of the oil futures market. One of the worst incidences of gouging I've ever seen is directly after Hurricane Katrina, when gas stations around the nation immediately raised their prices. This was a shame and a deep disgrace—and the nation should have rebelled at companies gouging their fellow-citizens during and after catastrophes. But our people are fat—and our government is bought off. So we have to sit back and take the shaft. For when governments team with big business, citizens have no chance except to eat salt for dessert—if that is what the pair so desires.
A discussion about thorium-based nuclear reactors took place in the British House of Lords this Thursday. It was yet another occasion to point out the positive outcome of focusing the development of nuclear technology on thorium-fueled reactors instead of keeping the less secure uranium-based reactors. For sure, controversy abounds on this theme.   
 
But if Her Majesty's Lords and Government can be credited with assiduously reading on Wikipedia, shall we address the views of Bill Gates? He built a fortune on practical innovation and he backs up the nuclear solution as the most appropriate to counter the energy crisis for the foreseeable future. Bill Gates calls the endeavor into solar energy production as "cute" and a "hobby" nice to have for rich people who can afford anything. But on the wider economy scale, neither solar nor ethanol biofuel can make a difference other than "rounding errors." Here's what Bill Gates mentioned about biofuels: