Saturday 20th of April 2024

global warming confusions.....

ONE COULD BE CONFUSED BY THE CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISTS' VIEWS. ON ONE HAND, SOME DENIALIST CONSERVATIVES CLAIM THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS A PLOT NECESSARILY DESIGNED TO KEEP POPULATIONS UNDER CONTROL, AND ON THE OTHER HAND THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A FALLACY THAT SHOULD BE IGNORED. 

THIS IS A PLOT TO CONFUSE THE ISSUES WHICH IS IRRELEVANT IN REGARD TO THE PROCESS.

THIS DELIBERATE CONFUSION IS CREATED TO SOW DOUBT AND LET THE FOSSIL FUEL LOBBIES CARRY ON “AS USUAL” OR GIVE LIP SERVICE TO “GREEN” SOLUTIONS WHILE PUMPING OIL, GAS AND DIGGING COAL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THE AIM OF THE GAME IS TO CONTROL “THE MARKET”. SO WE TURN TO RETIRED ACCOUNTANT, BRANKO SMOTHESKI, (HE NEVER PRACTICED AFTER HIS ECONOMIC DEGREE WHEN COMMUNISM WAS ANNOYINGLY CORRUPTIBLE [UNLIKE THE WESTERN ACCOUNTING] AND HE BECAME A HIPPY IN THE WEST, AS EVERYTHING WAS FREE, INCLUDING SEX) FOR SOME ADVICE ON SELF-SUFFICIENCY.

Hi there, I am Branko. Self-sufficiency is for dreamers and hippies. I am an expert. I have lived off grid for years and can provide you with some facts and figures, far less elastic than a Petroleum company’s annual report and more boring than bean-counting, if such a thing exists.

First we need to acknowledge that this is a complex matter, a bit like a cyclotron with many parts and a bit more knowledge every time it's turned on.

The basic tenet of economy is beyond survival — where people steal from each other to survive. It is called in the industry the FAIR VALUE. Fair value is the estimated price at which an asset is bought or sold when both the buyer and seller freely agree on a price, usually calculated or established on equivalent market price. 

In communism, FAIR VALUE is dependent on equality of employment versus production. Laziness tends to enter the equation soon enough as incentive to produce more is limited to a government decree about sharing. 

In capitalism, FAIR VALUE is dependent on the number of suckers you can entice to buy your stuff. The more people want to get what you sell, the more greedy you can become and be top billionaire cheese.

Say I have made something that nobody wants. Fair value is ZERO. Say my name is Van Gogh and I die. FAIR VALUE is $350 million for a small crummy painting of sunflowers. 

There are of course many factors than influence FAIR VALUE. Dependency versus independence; control of the population’s desires; manipulation of these desires through propaganda and advertising; product scale of manufacture; retail outlets and subcontractors; credit facility; insurance of transactions; technological changes; needs and wants; choices… the list is long and we will investigate some of these in the concept of going OFF-GRID.

For reasons that are obvious, governments and big oil/energy companies do not want you to go OFF-GRID. They don’t like you becoming your own sucker. Look, they say, all you have to do is pay this amount (on credit, PayPal, Bitcoins, AfterPay) and you can plug-in, fill your car with petrol, gas or electricity and you don’t have any worries, despite the small variation in pricing due to the supply (bloody Russians) or demand that is going through the roof…

So what is the purpose of all this? Live. For many people life a miserable affair that is only viable because we believe in a better life somewhere called paradise where oil, gas and coal are free and do not cause any global warming. For others, paradise is a pest because one cannot be richer than the other. These people don’t believe in god that much. The game of life is to make as much cash as possible, while having fun. You cannot make cash if people are OFF-GRID, independent and are free thinkers.

What they don’t tell you is that behind the simplicity of filling up at the gas station is that there is a MASSIVE technological structure which “they” have to protect “at any cost”. Before being a gallon of petrol/gas, the liquid has gone through many processes, including economic devices to make it CHEAP enough for you to buy. Imagine, after a few hundred million years that modified the bones of microscopic sea creatures into petroleum, one has to build enormous structures that can bring it to the surface, then transport it in oil tankers to SPECIALISED refineries that will convert the oil into various products through complex extraction processes, then recombined via chemical reactions to make CHEAP plastics. I say “specialised” because depending on the origin of the original “black oil” crude, the processes are tailored for its characteristics. Changing supplies means changing the PROCESSES and this can be VERY expensive and time consuming. This is why on the market, there are various pricing for “light crude” and “heavy oil” which has a lot more tar.

Same with coal. Huge draglines, MASSIVE trucks and conveyor belts are needed for exploiting a coal seam (long dead buried old forests). The younger coal seams are often the dirties (brown coal). The more expensive coal while be the purest carbon and will be used in foundries.

 

 

more to come

 

 Image at top from TotalEnergy annual report....

 

 

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the future is not so bright.....

 

TotalEnergies has known that its activities have been harmful to the climate since 1971. However, the oil giant continues to emit as many greenhouse gases as all French people. And in the midst of the energy crisis, TotalEnergies recently announced a record profit of 14 billion euros.

Mediapart, an independent and participative digital news newspaper, is organizing a special TotalEnergies day on January 28, at the Cité Fertile in Pantin.

The event will be structured around several round tables, screenings of a documentary, artistic installations and moments of exchange with the public to talk about the environmental, social and financial crimes of the multinational.

Come meet and debate with the journalists who are investigating the oil tanker, the researchers, activists and TotalEnergies workers invited for this unprecedented day which will end with a great final debate: "How to put TotalEnergies out of harm's way?" ".

 

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https://evenements.mediapart.fr/journee-total-energies

 

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06 Oct 2021 | 14:20 UTC

Global energy demand to grow 47% by 2050, with oil still top source: US EIA

Renewables to make up 27% of 2050 global energy mix

Global ICE vehicle fleet to peak in 2038 with rise of EVs

Oil, gas output to grow through 2050 on Asian demand

 

Global energy demand and energy-related carbon emissions will continue to rise through 2050, with oil remaining the largest energy source just ahead of surging renewables, the US Energy Information Administration said Oct. 6 in its latest International Energy Outlook.

The 2050 projection underscores the stark challenges ahead for transitioning away from fossil fuels and curbing global warming emissions.

EIA expects global energy demand to increase 47% in the next 30 years, driven by population and economic growth, particularly in developing Asian countries. This will require increased oil and natural gas production, absent technological breakthroughs or significant policy changes.

Liquid fuel will make up 28% of global energy demand by 2050, compared with renewables at 27%. This assumes a 36% increase in liquid fuel demand and a 165% increase by renewables from 2020 levels.

EIA sees energy-related carbon dioxide emissions continuing to rise through 2050, even as carbon intensity and energy intensity fall in both developed and developing countries.

"We do see a lot of impact from the growth in renewables and such in reducing carbon intensity, Chris Namovicz, EIA's electricity, coal and renewables modeling team lead, said during a presentation on the outlook. "That being said, demand is still growing and there are still portions of demand that are most economically satisfied through burning of fossil fuels.”

 

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https://www.spglobal.com/commodityinsights/en/market-insights/latest-news/oil/100621-global-energy-demand-to-grow-47-by-2050-with-oil-still-top-source-us-eia

 

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