A new cargo cult is wedded to the notion that sunshine and breezes is all we need for peace and prosperity. When reality rattles the cult (eg sunset and calm weather), it tells us that a little mythical technology (think giant lithium-ion batteries or ‘green’ hydrogen) is all that stands between us and a veritable Nirvana.
The cult is headed up by a few charismatic leaders, quick with a prophecy which rarely materializes (think Al Gore and Tim Flannery).
Throw in a millenarianist belief that, by sweeping away all that has worked for more than a century (eg coal-fired power), a thousand year Utopia is just over the horizon; which is where we get lots of loose talk about ‘inevitable transitions’ and ‘great societal resets’.
Viv Forbes drills down on the new cargo cult and its leaders.
The Plague of Green Elephants
The Richardson Post
31 August 2022
Today the deluded rulers of the Western world are gifting us and future generations with plagues of Green Elephants – useless, expensive, protected, green rubbish.
The biggest green elephants in Australia are the five desalination plants built hurriedly when climate catastrophist Tim Flannery forecast that burning hydrocarbons would create perpetual drought. He forgot La Nina with its cycles of rain and floods for Australia. Flannery’s complex expensive de-sal plants have largely sat idle.
The sun powers the greatest desalination plant on earth, all for free. If we had spent all that desalination money on dams we could have moderated La Nina flood damage, insulated against El Nino droughts and provided naturally desalinated water for many towns and industries.
Australia was also conned into a war on hydrocarbons by American climate catastrophist, Al Gore, and his animated cartoon. This generated another epidemic of Green Elephants – solar panels, wind turbines and spider-webs of power lines that squander capital, uglify our landscapes and destroy grasslands, forests and birdlife, as well as destroying our once-cheap and reliable electricity supply.
Future generations will be faced with removal and disposal of these Green Monuments to Stupidity.
Another Green Elephant is being suckled in the Snowy Mountains – Snowy 2 Pumped Hydro. Its plant and transmission lines will cost $10 billion for a facility that is a net consumer of electricity. More huge batteries are required to “solve” the chronic intermittency of wind/solar energy.
More Green Elephants are being planned by hydrogen speculators. These net consumers of energy will guzzle huge quantities of fresh water to produce a dangerous explosive gas that cannot be used by motorists or industry without much research and new infrastructure. Some even dream of exporting our precious fresh water via hydrogen (nine tonnes of water for every tonne of hydrogen).
Perhaps the world’s biggest Green Elephant is being bred in Australia’s Northern Territory. This green folly would connect the world’s biggest collection of solar “farms”, wind turbines and batteries to Singapore via the world’s longest under-sea extension cord across a deep submarine trench that is subject to many earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
These disastrous Green adventures are driven by the UN Billionaires’ club and promoted endlessly by government media and education bureaucracies, and vocal vested interests.
This plague of Green Elephants will destroy our industries, our farms and our access to cheap reliable fuels and electricity.
It is time for a Green Elephant Hunt.
Flannery Forecasts of Climate Doom:
Energy Panic Grips Europe:
Green Elephants threaten US Power Grid:
The Electric Car Green Elephants:
Snowy 2 cost blowout and 18 month delay. CEO quits:
2 thoughts on “New-Age Cargo Cult: Why Wind & Solar Push Continues to Deliver ‘Green’ Elephants”
Our politicians and world leaders are sheep.
They have dug a very deep hole and the only way to extracate themselves is to admit that they are wrong about renewables. There is sweet FA chance of that happening. So we will all suffer from the indulgence of these fools.
Here we are with the AU government committed to the insanity of RE. Not that they have much choice in being subjected to the IMF (UK, France, Germany) World Bank (USA) financial system dictatorships.
It is as ludicrous as saying ‘birthing parent’ rather than mother. Is the intention for most of the population to be androgynous like worker bees?
It appears different experiments are conducted in different countries. As STT pointed out Bisphenol A was banned in Europe & Canada but not AU. Even though BPA free food containers were advertised last year without saying what BPA is responsible for.
Protagoras & his followers of the present day care nought for morality; like making up the numbers of diversity, inclusiveness & equality (DIE) rather than promotion on merit; the same applies to RE.
There were some 4,000 COP26 official attendants in Scotland, plus admin staff, media, hangers on and celebrities (influencer’s without qualification) who jetted in from all over the globe. How many will the so-called United Nations (international democratisation of the world?) be attending COP27? Where’s Gretta the Fretta?
All bow, here comes Wingnut. Unless abdication to Willy IV.
Europe in energy turmoil but where is the leadership. I guess it takes time to issue a democratic decree.
Is it any wonder education has been dumbed down; a large educated population would not put up with the common two party political system or self-policing wage slavery.
Thank-you STT, The Richardson Post deserves further research.
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