One Finite Planet

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Environment: Journey to grok One Finite Planet.

Environment: Journey to grok One Finite Planet.

While throughout history there have been people who realised the Earth was finite, too few have stopped to fully contemplate grok the concept. Grok that the area of the Earth is finite, that the resources of the Earth are finite, and the time the Earth will exist is finite.

It was not until the 1700s that a significant number of people in different countries could even accurately picture the planet entire planet and appreciate the surface was finite, and not until the 1900s that the term 'sustainability' attracted significant attention, and people started to appreciate how resources are finite.

This missing piece in this picture is still time, with most people still having a time horizon that allows time for our planet can be considered infinite, even though finite, and there is less than 2% of time remaining for life on Earth.

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Did Al Gore nail it: Is climate change merely inconvenient, or is it an existential threat?

Did Al Gore nail it: Is climate change merely inconvenient, or is it an existential threat?

The Power struggle in Australia.

The Power struggle in Australia.

Natural Climate Change: Surprises From Nature!

Natural Climate Change: Surprises From Nature!

Environmental impact of the transition to EVs.

Environmental impact of the transition to EVs.

Why Hydrogen Cars are not the future, and EVs are here to stay.

Why Hydrogen Cars are not the future, and EVs are here to stay.

Solar and Wind: Renewables alone not a substitute for fossil fuels.

Solar and Wind: Renewables alone not a substitute for fossil fuels.

Hydrogen Future: Often Scams, Even If Not Intended, So Always Ask “Where does the hydrogen come from?”

Hydrogen Future: Often Scams, Even If Not Intended, So Always Ask “Where does the hydrogen come from?”

Big Oil, AKA Big Fossil: How real, and what about ‘big climate’?

Big Oil, AKA Big Fossil: How real, and what about ‘big climate’?

Covid-19 Immunity: Layers, immunity from vaccination vs infection, and the good news.

Covid-19 Immunity: Layers, immunity from vaccination vs infection, and the good news.

EV Home Charging and V2G: Missing an opportunity for the planet.

EV Home Charging and V2G: Missing an opportunity for the planet.

Vaccines are an Experiment: With People As Guinea Pigs?

The Housing Price Trap: A global bubble?

My Body My Choice: Polarization and Outrage, But Who Is Pulling The Strings?

Omicron Variant: For Better or For Worse?

Overpopulation solutions? See it as a ratio, not a number.

Overpopulation solutions? See it as a ratio, not a number.

Environmental Damage: The Overpopulation Indicator

Environmental Damage: The Overpopulation Indicator

Covid-19 & Vaccination Deaths: Statistically, Coincidences will distort reported deaths.

Covid-19 & Vaccination Deaths: Statistically, Coincidences will distort reported deaths.

Vaccine Safety & Efficacy: As claimed?

Vaccine Safety & Efficacy: As claimed?

Covid-19 Aug 2021: Almost over, or still a serious threat?

Coronavirus: Facts, Myths and Surprises (March 20th 2020)

Covid-19 Cases Numbers: Not what we are told

Ignore Covid-19 Fake News: Conscience Is The Main Reason To Avoid Infection.

Ignore Covid-19 Fake News: Conscience Is The Main Reason To Avoid Infection.

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Covid-19 is NOT ‘binary’: Severity is as Variable as with a Car Crash.

Covid-19 is NOT ‘binary’: Severity is as Variable as with a Car Crash.

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Australia in the Pandemic: Eye of the storm?

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Vaccines: yes, some stories are too good to be true.

Mid 2021: Eliminate it? Or ‘Live With’ Covid-19 and what follows?

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The Curve: The basics of a Pandemic

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Coffee: How many cups a day is ok, or even beneficial?

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If the earth is overpopulated, so what?

July 2021: Vaccines or Not, Its Not Over Yet.

Covid-19 Endgames & Exiting Lockdowns

China Virus, or USA Virus?

China Virus, or USA Virus?

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‘Sustainable energy’: what is it? What are the actual sources of energy?

We can’t run out of fossil fuels.

We can’t run out of fossil fuels.

Our Sun: Big, White and a Yellow Dwarf?

Our Sun: Big, White and a Yellow Dwarf?

Covid-19 in 2021: Threat of Dangerous Assumptions.

Covid-19 in 2021: Threat of Dangerous Assumptions.

Covid-19 Vaccine Myths

Monopolies: A global trend?

Vaccines: Another Covid-19 Mistake, plus > 5,000 deaths

Photons: What is electromagnetic radiation?

Do we NEED another Meteor?

Sport and the Precarious Australian Open

Sport and the Precarious Australian Open

‘99 Percent’ of Virus Cases Are ‘Totally Harmless’?

‘99 Percent’ of Virus Cases Are ‘Totally Harmless’?

Covid-19 has a unique ability to bypass Vaccines?

Coivd-19 Lessons from New Zealand

From Masks, Parties and Isolation to Vaccines: Compliance, Coercion, Enforcement, Screw Ups + Sabotage

Vaccines, Reality, and Russia

Covid-19 Complacency: Why?

Covid-19 Complacency: Why?

Track & Trace App: Government Folly?

Herd Immunity vs Eradication Vs Containment Vs Suppression

Herd Immunity vs Eradication Vs Containment Vs Suppression

Covid-19 & Australia: Lucky Country?

Covid-19 & Australia: Lucky Country?

Covid Australia II: Luck Running out ?

Covid Australia II: Luck Running out ?

Covid-19 Goals: What level of Containment?

Curve Confusion: 1918 ‘flu’ to cause deaths in 2020?

Earth, The Sun and CO2: What really determines our climate?

Earth, The Sun and CO2: What really determines our climate?

Remdesivir: how does it change things?

What is the real cost/risk generated by ‘Climate Catastrophe’?

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Climate change: Perspective of a sceptic.

Climate change: Perspective of a sceptic.

Planets, Aliens and Fermi Paradox: Climate or Photons?

Planets, Aliens and Fermi Paradox: Climate or Photons?

Timeline
1.5°C by 2026? Already +1.25°C  in 2021: What You Are Not Being Told Other Than By Greta Thunberg et al., And Why Not.

1.5°C by 2026? Already +1.25°C in 2021: What You Are Not Being Told Other Than By Greta Thunberg et al., And Why Not.

New York, Sweden and the case for herd immunity.

New York, Sweden and the case for herd immunity.

Electric Cars: 2021, It Just Doesn’t add up (yet).

COP26: Were The Deck Chairs Sufficiently Shuffled?

COP26: Were The Deck Chairs Sufficiently Shuffled?

Obama and Xi Jinping announcement: a huge step for climate action? Or a backward step?

The G20 outcome, a plan to make the earth a worse place?

Omicron Alert, Or Already Time For Alarm?

Omicron Alert, Or Already Time For Alarm?

Omicron Doom, But Australia Parties & Experiments: December 2021 snapshot.

Omicron Doom, But Australia Parties & Experiments: December 2021 snapshot.

From Covid-Zero to Worlds Worst Outbreak? Tracking Omicron, and The Australian ‘Pandemic-Over’  Experiment.

From Covid-Zero to Worlds Worst Outbreak? Tracking Omicron, and The Australian ‘Pandemic-Over’ Experiment.

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

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All: Environment

COP27: Climate change action sabotage?

Reports from COP27 seems indicate the key initiative this year to make wealthy nations cover the cost of the damages poor nations will incur as a result of emissions that have main originated from those wealthy nations.

The proposal as it stands has a missing an essential piece, and trying to cover for that essential piece, appears most to likely to increase emissions, and move COP away from a focus on solving the climate crisis and instead toward just fighting over the cost.

This is a troubled look at the key flaw in what has been put forward and the real solution that should be in place.

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Did Al Gore nail it: Is climate change merely inconvenient, or is it an existential threat?

Claims that +1.5oC warming would be ‘catastrophic’, and that climate change represents an ‘existential threat’ can be quite vague as just what is ‘catastrophic’ or an ‘existential threat’?

This webpaper, seeks to translate ‘catastrophic’ outcomes and ‘existential threats’ into more concrete outcomes.

“We recognise climate change is a serious problem and are committed to net zero by 2050 in order to prevent the disastrous consequences anticipated to occur by around 2026”

Typical government position: Is it ok?

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The Power struggle in Australia.

From “the biggest corruption scandal ever” in Brazil, problems in Venezuela, human rights in Saudi Arabia and Iran, to the problems caused by lobbyists against action on climate change, an abundance of fossil fuels is a source of political power, yet rarely force for good, and Australia, with a wealth of coal and gas, is not spared.

The current crisis in Ukraine not only drives up energy prices globally, but it also creates a dilemma for gas producing nations.

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Environmental impact of the transition to EVs.

Its 2022, and only 1 in 8 new car purchases globally is an EV, and as only 1 in 4 car purchases is a new car, only 1 in 32, or around 3% of all car purchases, are an EV purchase. While the EV percentage is rising, there will be gas/petrol/diesel cars until at least 2045, and little reduction in emissions from the EV transition alone.

As demand for EVs will continue to outstrip supply, no one will need to choose an EV to save the planet, or run out of other choices any time soon. Bans are to pressure manufacturers to move from protecting their existing assets and produce enough EVs to meet demand, rather than force consumers into ICEVs.

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Big Oil, AKA Big Fossil: How real, and what about ‘big climate’?

Yes, big oil clearly has a vested interest in arguing against climate change and downplaying risks, but on the other hand, aren’t there also vested interests exaggerating and overstating the risks of climate change? Effectively ‘big renewables’, ‘big science’ or ‘big climate’?

This is a look at the financial might on each side of the argument, and the respective motives for each side to overstate their case.

Is this really a balanced fight, or is it more like the might of ‘big tobacco’ vs ‘whistle blower medical research’ all over again?

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EV Home Charging and V2G: Missing an opportunity for the planet.

Move to renewables for energy, and electricity for transport, and we solve the climate problem.

But renewables require storage, and uptake of EVs requires home charging, and there is a cost to both.

But what if electric vehicles could solve the “green power grid” problem, provide energy security, and avert a threat of increasing inequality, and reduce costs? It turns out this dream scenario is definitely possible but can be fully realised only if the home charging problem is solved.

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Covid-19 & Vaccination Deaths: Statistically, Coincidences will distort reported deaths.

I read recently about reasonable people protesting over post vaccination deaths in South Korea, echoing stories from around the globe about the underreporting of deaths following vaccination.

Can most of these deaths be just coincidences? This question has me seeking the real story on what is happening, not just with deaths following vaccination, but also with deaths from the virus. Almost one year after my initial exploration of vaccine efficacy and safety, now there is data, not just projections, so it is time for a review, and this question needs answering for any such a review.

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