Friday, November 20, 2009

No more windmills

Letter to the Editor #20 "The Guardian Messenger", Adelaide, 2 Dec 2009
(78 words), by Allan Taylor, Hove.

Heat waves and wind farms don't mix! Just when power demand surges to drive air-conditioners we get days of stagnant hot air and no wind generated electricity! Wind turbines are a serious fire hazard with their contained gallons of inflammable oil. Both wind and solar energy are the worst and most costly ways of generating electricity.

Premier Mike Rann, what we want in South Australia is a "weather-proof" , cheap and reliable supply of electricity! Stop your promotion of useless wind farms!
The uselessness of windpower is well documented here, on the website

Monday, November 16, 2009

Copenhagen blabfest is a scam

Letter to the Editor #19; "Gladstone Observer", ca 10 Nov 2009 (and others).
66 words, By Allan Taylor of Adelaide.

Coal is Great. The third world can modernize by burning coal to generate much needed cheap electricity. The CO2 sent into the atmosphere will fertilize our crops and forests, improve growth rates, and so greatly benefit mankind. We need more atmospheric CO2 not less.

The coming Copenhagen blabfest on climate change is a fraud and carbon trading a dangerous scam, both best avoided by Australian politicians.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Time to eat the dog to reduce carbon footprint

Letter to the Editor # 18; "Gladstone Observer" 26th October, 2009;
158 words; by Allan Taylor of Adelaide

On the Internet recently was posted a review of the book "Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living" by Robert and Brenda Vale, who are New Zealand based Green academics. They say that keeping a medium-sized dog has the same ecological impact as driving 10,000 kms a year in a 4.6 litre Land Cruiser.

They recommend down-sizing one’s pet in order to reduce one’s carbon footprint thus helping to lower greenhouse emissions and so save the world from disastrous global warming. Two goldfish are considered to be more environmentally friendly pets than dogs. The authors don’t actually say to eat your dog and no recipes are given.

An ongoing poll in Queensland of dogs and their loving owners, when presented with this valuable Government financed research information, indicates zero acceptance of the Green-inspired idea of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and 100% support for the dog-friendly National and Liberal National Parties who are against Labor’s ETS legislation.