environmental hypocrisy uncovered … fossil fools

Fossil fuel’s are less damaging to the environment than renewables. What the Green movement doesn’t tell us, is where their electricity and batteries originate. It doesn’t fit the pocket-lining agenda.

Batteries use Lithium, lead, zinc and other materials. Here is a lithium mine, not unlike an open cut coal mine:

Lead and zinc mines are hazardous, as these minerals are a health hazard. Zinc is the 4th most used metal. Here is an Australian example:

Australia’s largest zinc mine west of Cairns starts closing down …

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The pit at Century Mine is nearing the end of its life. It produces zinc, lead and silver. The mine is owned and operated by MMG.

Then we have the rare earth metals required in turbine manufacture, which is disastrous to the environment:

Wind turbine’s disastrous environmental costs.

This is a calamity:

Wind’s ecological trail of destruction extends back to China, which supplies most of the rare earths required in the construction of wind turbines. When we in the West erect a wind turbine, reported an investigative article in the UK’s Daily Mail, we help create “a vast man-made lake of poison in northern China” that, according to locals, withers their crops and kills their animals. […]

So Greenies, what are you really worried about, this?:

Fracking in WA for gas

Fracking in WA for gas

What’s more, you can not make steel without coal. Or make aluminium with renewables except hydro power. You can not make plastics without fossil fuels. Green anti-frakkers are no more than fossil-fools.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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14 Responses to environmental hypocrisy uncovered … fossil fools

  1. john namnik says:

    Greenies of influence are well aware that without mining the only consumables must be made from wool/cotton/wood/plants etc., so their agenda is to use/abuse sustainability & climate change for their socialist revolution. Pity about the masses of Greenie sheeple who can’t see past the false mantra of ‘save the earth.”

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  3. Mike Kruper says:

    you cannot drive a red neck 5 ton jacked up 10 cyl 4 door 7.2L diesel detuned smudge pot to the tim hortons…..and wait in line choking everybody around you, without fossil fuels, kill evil TESLA! Give us Diesel powered cell phones. its the safe and smart way to live!!!

  4. Mike Kruper says:

    where is my frackin post. this is a scam folks!

    • Tom Harley says:

      No scam, just spam. New comments will hit the spam pages first, and with so many each day (174 today)
      , often don’t get seen.

      • Mike Kruper says:

        sorry tom, my bad, i am confused china has banned coal! they’re coal contains uranium. when this coal is burned. it spreads uranium poison everywhere killing millions each year. you page reports that metals mined for production of powerful hi tech electric car batteries. cell phone batteries. are a worse source of pollution. in fact unlike coal in china it is not incinerated. it is separated from the soil, and used for car batteries of all sorts, which also in fact, are all recycled endlessly and are poised to end fossil fuel pollution from the automobile. i have heard this ridiculous argument before that batteries are the cause of pollution. nothing could be further from the truth. a used tesla battery scrap value is likely a 1000+. dollars …..would you throw that away? also USA has just outlawed any use of private land for mining coal. the drying up of the black canyon hydro electric dam is the most important wake up call north america is gonna get. keep up the bad behaviour, and humans are done!
        https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fecowatch.com%2F2016%2F01%2F02%2Fchina-clamps-down-on-coal%2F&h=wAQHwsbod

  5. Reblogged this on windfarmaction and commented:
    Another truism

  6. john namnik says:

    Tom, you may find this of interest:
    https://michaelroberts4004.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/why-i-am-no-longer-a-green/

    I would enjoin the previous comments by Mike Kruper if not for a total disregard of syntax, grammar and inflection which, for me, disqualifies any serious consideration of what he appears to be saying.

  7. john namnik says:

    Finally someone does actual costings on Tesla batteries and takes the pie out of the sky. [Amazingly this was published in New Matilda – which is as leftist-green-alarmist as they come].

    https://newmatilda.com/2015/12/17/batteries-and-bulldust-why-living-off-the-grid-is-not-as-green-as-you-think/

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