FT: “The US is to make billions of dollars in cheap loans available to Ford, Nissan and Tesla, the California electric carmaker, so they can re-equip their plants to build a new generation of electric and other fuel-efficient vehicles. Ford will receive $5.9bn, Japan’s Nissan $1.6bn and Tesla $465m from $25bn of government money that was set aside in 2007 for a scheme known as the advanced technology vehicles manufacturing incentive programme."
Sighhhhh ... governments and corporations are repeating the foolish errors of the 1970s as they throw billions seeking a Holy Grail of "Green" or "Clean" energy. The laws of physics don't matter. By these I means the law of conservation of energy and the laws of thermodynamics. Proven technologies are ignored [read: nuclear]. Man is blamed for all problems and all changes on the Earth. That such beliefs are demonstrably wrong is ignored. The Green Gods must be worshipped and appeased with sacrifices. Such thumping tosh !
Here is a FACT: The temperature of the Earth has varied greatly for millions of years, on timescales of years, hundreds of years, thousands of years and millions of year. The past 70 years has seen very large changes - long BEFORE any affects of carbon dioxide from man's use of fossil fuels became sufficient to affect global temperature EVEN IF one believes the money grubbing claims of the green "scientists".
Anyone looking at the historical record can see numerous episodes when the Earth was as warm as it is now. Obvious examples are the period around 1100 C. E. and around 5,000 years ago. Man did not cause that change. Something else did. So WHY OH WHY does Man get blamed for the current minor warming even thought the "scientists" cannot explain the PAST?
I apologize for the "screaming" but the simplest standards of proof are being tossed aside to appease the Green Gods. These people are NOT well-meaning. They want to control every aspect of life. The "scientists" pushing this tosh want money from grants and tenured slots.
Word of the Day
"Evince" - verb, transitive [$10] a redux word
Evince means 1., indicate, to make evident; 2. show that one has (a quality).
Sentence: The historical climate record of the Earth evinces causes of temperature changes other than man.
La Palabra de la Semana
"Beber" - verb, regular -er conjugation
Beber means to drink. I am re-doing this exercise as I completely screwed up that last attempt.
La Frase: Ayer bebí dos cervezas. Yesterday I drank two beers. Ahora estoy bebiendo un café americano. Now I am drinking a large black coffee [aka American style coffee]. Beberé dos cervezas esta noche. I will drink two beers tonight.