How Guy McPherson gets it wrong

July 23, 2014

Fractal Planet

Recently, a few Ars Technica commenters have been posting references to the work of Guy McPherson on climate articles. McPherson is a retired professor of ecology at the University of Arizona, and he runs a blog called Nature Bats Last. In recent years, he has turned his energies to dire warnings of impending climate catastrophe. Those warnings go far beyond what you’ll find anywhere else: McPherson believes humans will go extinct in as little as two decades.

Now, lots of people run blogs that make wild claims, so why am I spending time on this one? McPherson claims to simply be passing along scientific data to the public— data that most scientists are unwilling to talk about and governments are trying to keep secret. As a result, his followers (I mean to use that term more in the Twitter sense than a religious one) seem confident that they have…

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A SURPRISING POTENTIAL TO ATTACK GLOBAL WARMING!

November 6, 2013

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We have a new alternative: “The thermal energy content of the atmosphere, ocean, and upper crust is estimated to be more than 10,000 times that of the world’s fossil fuel reserves, making it a potentially inexhaustible reservoir of green energy.” Daniel P. Sheehan University of San Diego

AESOP Institute is prototyping THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COOLS. This engine will run on the thermal energy content of the atmosphere, a form of solar energy.

See http://www.aesopinstitute.org to learn more about this hard to believe NO FUEL ENGINE.

It will exhaust cool air. Think of it as a refrigerator that generates electricity.

A 24/7 inexpensive power producing alternative to radioactive and fossil fuels.

Once validated by independent labs, it will provide an exciting way to slow, and perhaps open a path to reverse, Global Warming. 

A LITTLE ENGINE THAT COOLS needs no fuel generates power and exhausts cold air!

October 27, 2013

See http://www.aesopinstitute.org

AESOP Institute is developing an inexpensive prototype of a piston engine that substitutes atmospheric heat, a form of solar energy, for fuel. “The thermal energy content of the atmosphere, ocean, and upper crust is estimated to be more than 10,000 times that of the world’s fossil fuel reserves, making it a potentially inexhaustible reservoir of green energy.” Dan Sheehan, U of San Diego.

Skeptics might read CIRCUMVENTING SECOND LAW on the AESOP Institute website.

These engines will exhaust cold air. Imagine huge numbers of cost-competitive engines that generate power 24/7 and counteract Global Warming!

Once validated by an independent lab, small plastic desktop piston generators will run a tablet and recharge cell phones etc. Metal versions will provide electricity to homes. They will replace all sizes of diesel gen-sets – power emergency generators, and provide an on-board recharge for some electric cars. They could also supersede wind turbines. Potential markets total Billions of Dollars.

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COOLS will demonstrate, rather than argue, that neglected new science can open a practical path to rapid reduction in the need for fossil and radioactive fuels.

Why world can’t agree over climate change

October 27, 2013

A LITTLE ENGINE THAT COOLS needs no fuel generates power and exhausts cold air! See http://www.aesopinstitute.org

AESOP Institute is developing an inexpensive prototype of a piston engine that substitutes atmospheric heat, a form of solar energy, for fuel. “The thermal energy content of the atmosphere, ocean, and upper crust is estimated to be more than 10,000 times that of the world’s fossil fuel reserves, making it a potentially inexhaustible reservoir of green energy.” Dan Sheehan, U of San Diego.

Skeptics might read CIRCUMVENTING SECOND LAW on the AESOP Institute website.

These engines will exhaust cold air. Imagine huge numbers of cost-competitive engines that generate power 24/7 and counteract Global Warming!

Once validated by an independent lab, small plastic desktop piston generators will run a tablet and recharge cell phones etc. Metal versions will provide electricity to homes. They will replace all sizes of diesel gen-sets – power emergency generators, and provide an on-board recharge for some electric cars. They could also supersede wind turbines. Potential markets total Billions of Dollars.

THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COOLS will demonstrate, rather than argue, that neglected new science can open a practical path to rapid reduction in the need for fossil and radioactive fuels.

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By Global Public Squarestaff

China has brought us a new English word: “Airpocalypse.”

The northeastern city of Harbin was paralyzed last week by terrible smog and air pollution. Visibility was down to just a few meters. Highways and schools were closed, the airport was shut down. Pedestrians could barely get around.  The images are a vivid reminder of the impacts of industrial growth, especially when powered by dirty fuels like coal, which accelerates not only pollution but also climate change.

The latest report from the United Nation’s scientific panel says it is “extremely likely” – more than a 95 percent probability – that human activity was the dominant cause of the temperature increases of the last few decades. Another study, published in Nature, showed that we are on track to reach unprecedented highs of…

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Vehicle to Grid Electricity (V2G) – Will Cars Become 100 kW Power Plants?

March 25, 2009


Revolutionary breakthroughs will make possible the elimination of the need for batteries of every variety. Magnetic generators are expected to replace the need to plug-in a plug-in hybrid. Two kW is all the power that can be taken from a typical wall socket. A 2 kW generator is on the horizon. It will eventually demonstrate a compact, inexpensive, capability to end the need to plug-in.If the development of these generators is put on a 24/7 footing, it may be possible to provide 100 kW systems that will fit in the space of an engine and gas tank, on a prototype basis within two years. If that occurs, since no fuel or battery recharge is required, automobile manufacturers may conclude that engines are likely to become obsolete. Consumer purchasing patterns could begin to reflect a new reality, with the market deciding most future cars must be totally electric, since they will never need any variety of fuel.

The economics are likely to prove compelling. Until now, car ownership has been an expense. V2G has been explored in a modest way for hybrids. Plug-in hybrids, equipped with a two way plug, can feed power to the local utility while parked. This is 95% of the time for the average vehicle. Professor Willet Kempton, at the University of Delaware, has stated the car’s owner could earn up to $4,000 every year.

MagGen™ powered cars are expected to be capable of generating at least 75 kW and perhaps 100 kW in the volume of a typical fuel tank. In the case of luxury cars, trucks and buses, it seems 150 kW will prove practical. Technology already exists that can wirelessly couple up to 150 kW to the grid from parked vehicles. No plug connection will be required.

Today a large plug installed in a hybrid car can allow 240 volts to be accommodated. A 240 volt connection cord can probably provide a maximum of 19 kW to the utility. If that 19 kW can annually pay the vehicle owner $4,000, imagine what the income might be with a wirelessly coupled 75 kW or larger MagGen. If the price per kW is the same as that used in the University of Delaware analysis, we could be anticipating payments totaling $15,000, or more, per year.

When a substantial number of vehicles powered by magnetic generators fill a parking garage, it will have become a multi-megawatt power plant.

Doubtless, when millions of cars and trucks are selling power to the grid, the price per kilowatt paid will gradually decline. However, it still seems likely that the cost of many vehicles might be paid for by utilities, as they purchase power whenever needed. The parked cars, trucks and buses, each become decentralized power plants – a rapid, cost-effective alternative to the many tough and costly challenges of constructing new coal burning and nuclear power generation facilities.

Automotive manufacturers can be expected to have no trouble selling fuel free cars that need no batteries or recharge, and can pay for themselves over a reasonable period of time.

Imagine the impact on the world economy.

Utilities and vehicle manufacturers have a unique opportunity to lead the nation and the world.

Vehicle to Grid Electricity (V2G) – Will Cars Become Power Plants?

March 25, 2009

Revolutionary breakthroughs will make possible the elimination of the need for batteries of every variety. Fuel-Free Engines are expected to replace the need to plug-in a plug-in hybrid. Two kW is all the power that can be taken from a typical wall socket. A 2 kW generator is on the horizon. It will eventually demonstrate a compact, inexpensive, capability to end the need to plug-in.
If the development of these engine-generators is put on a 24/7 footing, it may be possible to provide 5 kW systems on a prototype basis within two years.  Consumer purchasing patterns could begin to reflect a new reality, with the market deciding most future cars must be totally electric, since they will never need any variety of fuel.
The economics are likely to prove compelling. Until now, car ownership has been an expense. V2G has been explored in a modest way for hybrids. Plug-in hybrids, equipped with a two way plug, can feed power to the local utility while parked. This is 95% of the time for the average vehicle. Professor Willet Kempton, at the University of Delaware, has stated the car’s owner could earn up to $4,000 every year. No plug connection will be required.

When a substantial number of vehicles powered by 24/7 Fuel-Free Engines fill a parking garage, it will have become a multi-megawatt power plant. Doubtless, when millions of cars and trucks are selling power to the grid, the price per kilowatt paid will gradually decline. However, it still seems likely that the cost of many vehicles might be paid for by utilities, as they purchase power whenever needed. The parked cars, trucks and buses, each become decentralized power plants – a rapid, cost-effective alternative to the many tough and costly challenges of constructing new coal burning and nuclear power generation facilities.
Automotive manufacturers can be expected to have no trouble selling fuel free cars that need no batteries or recharge, and can pay for themselves over a reasonable period of time.

Imagine the impact on the world economy. Utilities and vehicle manufacturers have a unique opportunity to lead the nation and the world.

A SHORT VIDEO:  A SOLAR POWERED SILVER BULLET TO REPLACE FOSSIL FUELS?  http://youtu.be/YgWzF8FG_AQ

See http://www.aesopinsttute.org to learn more…

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