originally posted by: crazyewok
So what do you suggest we just burn more fossil fuels?
Obviously fossil fuels also have a lot of problems, and so does nuclear energy. Many times before I have stated the need for research on how to
harvest the energy that the Earth itself generates as it moves within the solar system.
One way to harness this energy that is produced by the interaction of Earth's magnetic field and outer space, and the interaction of Earth's
atmosphere with our oceans is by taping the energy produced by thunder storms.
In a single day there are about 4-5 million lightning strikes producing over 100 billion watts. One lightning bolt alone can produce 5 billion
joules. Of course, there are many inherent problems in how to harvest this energy. But this source of energy should be researched.
Another way to harness energy could be found by, for example, taping into Earth's surface telluric currents. Yes, the telluric currents natural to the
Earth's layers are low in current, but if harnessed in series by mean of Earth batteries they could prove very useful.
In fact back in the mid 1800s Earth batteries were used to power telegraph systems in the U.S.
Of course those two examples could be used in the future, since as far as I know there hasn't been any substantial research by governments or any
Even if it is energy with very low current levels they could still be used together with other sources of energy/power.
A more feasible approach which perhaps could be used in about 10-20 years would be using water from our oceans as energy. This approach would use the
NRL's gas-to-liquid technology at least until a more viable source is found.
Anyways, I don't want to derail my own thread. The purpose of this thread is to show the fact that wind power is not a feasible solution. Solar
power is "very expensive". I know some people will try to claim the contrary and they would say solar power could be harnessed cheaply. This is
simply not true. A median sized family of 4 buying solar panel systems would have to spend around $20,000+ more or less. Most people do not have the
money to produce $20,000 U.S.D.
But again, I don't want to derail the thread, as I know jrod and some others will try to continue doing.
Wind farms do cause more harm than good. Our cities are saturated on rf emissions which cause problems for migrating animals, and now we have been
installing massive wind farms on rural areas saturating even more the Earth with low frequency sound/noise and infrasound, which cause disruptions on
the navigational ability of migrating animals and insects that use electroreception and magnetoreception such as honey bees.
What other areas do these migrating animals have to use to be able to migrate north, or to their respective feeding or breeding areas when all urban
and rural areas are being saturated with rf and acoustic pollution?... And again, that's not mentioning the other health problems caused by wind
turbines and wind farms not only on animals, but on humans as well.
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