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The Carbon Capture Con

By Viv Forbes -- May 17, 2024

“Pumping gases underground is only sensible if it brings real benefits such as using waste gases to increase oil recovery from declining oil fields – frack the strata, pump in CO2, and force out oil/gas.”

Carbon-capture-and-underground-storage “(CCUS)” tops the list of silly schemes “to reduce man-made global warming.” The idea is to capture exhaust gases from power stations or cement plants, separate the CO2 from the other gases, compress it, pump it to the chosen burial site and force it underground into permeable rock formations. Then hope it never escapes.

An Australian mining company who should know better is hoping to appease green critics by proposing to bury the gas of life, CO2, deep in the sedimentary rocks of Australia’s Great Artesian Basin.

They have chosen the Precipice Sandstone for their carbon cemetery.…

A Diesel in the Shed

By Viv Forbes -- April 24, 2017

You can have your solar panels … and your turbines on the hills;

You can use the warmth of sunshine … to reduce your heating bills.

You can dream you’re self-sufficient … as you weed your vegie bed;

As long as you make sure to keep …  a diesel in the shed.

When I was a kid on a dairy farm in Queensland, Australia, we relied on green energy: horses and human muscles for motive power; fire-wood and beeswax candles for heat and light; windmills to pump water; and the sun to grow crops, vegetables, and pastures.

The only “non-green” energy used was a bit of kerosene for the kitchen lamp, and petrol for a small Ford utility.

Our life changed dramatically when we put a diesel in the dairy shed.…

No Quarter for Green Globalists

By Viv Forbes -- January 24, 2017

“Starved of public funding and propaganda, and with constant fire at their flanks with bullets of truth, the ‘invincible’ green army will soon falter and run. Give them no rest until their infamous Grab for Global Power called the Paris Climate Treaty is rejected, never to rise again.”

The Opportunity before us is to disarm and defund the Green Globalists now. The US can lead and thus encourage other nations to follow. Under no circumstances should the enemy be allowed to go into hiding or rest.

Remember Napoleon

Napoleon’s Grand Army was defeated in the Battle of the Nations in 1813. The Emperor abdicated and was banished to Elba. But his army was not disarmed and destroyed by the victors – they rested.

Just 2 years later, Napoleon escaped and quickly re-mobilised his army.…

Time to Trump the Climate Hysteria (Clexit movement growing)

By Viv Forbes -- November 21, 2016

Call for Clexit (as in EU CLimate Exit)

By Viv Forbes -- August 4, 2016

Dense Energy: True Green (time to get realistic)

By Viv Forbes -- April 22, 2016

Green Energy Plunders the Biosphere

By Viv Forbes -- July 20, 2015

Climate Alarmists Turn Back the Clock

By Viv Forbes -- January 19, 2015

Wake Up Australia! Green De-industrialization Threat Remains

By Viv Forbes -- December 17, 2014

The Positive Social Benefits of Carbon Dioxide

By Viv Forbes -- October 24, 2013