Live Earth: an Untrue Inconvenience.

Sure, today the Live Earth media hype is rolling over the planet. By now, we should all believe that the CO2 problem is indeed the biggest problem of them all. Really?Live Earth Alert Logo

The real problem is hidden

I had always thought that the biggest problem is the upcoming energy crisis. We are at the peak of wordlwide oil production. Or, we have already passed it. Royal Dutch Shell, our biggest oil producer, has decreased oil production with 10% in 2006. In 2005, it had also decreased. In the US, oil production has decreased since the mid-70ies. So, our oil production is decreasing. We are getting short at oil, you may think. Do we?

No. To make up for the loss, we are adding bio-fuels. Bio-ethanol. Bio-diesel. Whatever products made of sunflowers or turnips. In the US, in 2007, 4% bio-fuel is added the common car fuel. No problem yet, but by now,vegetable oil prices are running out of control, which has already caused troubles in Mexico and the US. The poor just can’t afford the food any more.

So instead of tellingus to use less energy and really raise the price, we are told a moral story. Of these

Why don’t they just tell you? Who would listen!

I believe the leader-politics way of ruling the planet is way outdated. It was okay when there were a handful of Gods on the planet. By now, we must take our own responsibility. This implies: not go anyware to tell anyone what to do, but do the real thing ourselves!

The growing group of non-believers (60% of the population who don’t like politics and/or really want it changed) are going loose. Who is to control them? Fear is the only way to keep them in control. Keep them dependent on money, products and political powers. In what way do Al Gore’s Pledges support this way of thinking.

Al Gore’s Pledge (see here)
The Hidden Message
1. To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth; 1. Go to your leader and keep your trust in those who have disqualified for ruling us already
2. To take personal action to help solve the climate crises by reducing my own C02 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become “carbon neutral”; 2. CO2 equals energy. So this means: use less energy.
3. To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the C02; 3. NUON, the (second?) largest Dutch electricity producer and Live Earth Alert sponsor, has just announced to build another coal power plant. Greenpeace has a campain going.
4. To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation; Good point. The rest is bullocks.
5. To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal; See 1.
6. To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and, Good point. By the way, do you own any land or so to plant trees? The land has been sold, sorry!
7. To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crises and building a sustainable, just and prosperous world for the 21st century. Keep on buying and keep on believing in “leaders”.

So my point is, that instead of turning away from our leaders and find our own way to solve our energy problem, we are told to go to leaders and factories to buy more efficient products and politics talks in the future.

Instead, an advice to produce your own energy and your own food would solve te energy crisis but it would not keep us dependent on factories and politics.

How come the climate is changing?

Of course the climate is changing. I’m not challenging that. The climate on Mars is also changing. Mars is also losing ice-caps o the poles. It is caused by the sun: it’s getting over-active. This activity is, according to NASA, expected to increase until at least 2011. They can forecast solar-activity a few years ahead based on current measurements of solar activity.

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