Fatal Misconception the Struggle to control world populationFatal Misconception the Struggle to control world population
By Mathew James Connelly
A quote from the economist article
The population controllers are often arrogant. In 1927 a Rockefeller-funded study of contraception sought “some simple measure which will be available for the wife of the slum-dweller, the peasant, or the coolie, though dull of mind.” In 1935 one representative told India’s Council of State that population control was a necessity for the masses, adding that “it is not what they want, but what is good for them.” The problem with the natives was that “they are born too much and they don’t die enough,” a public-health official in French Indochina stated in 1936.
Once at a rally in LA I asked the guy who wrote Who Killed The Electric Car? who killed the hydraulic car? He didnt want to talk about it.
Throwback Thursday Lightning History Article By Bonnie Trowbridge
Over the last two months, we’ve shared with you some images taken during the evolution of our LH4 hydraulic hybrid sports car. Today’s Throwback Thursday represents the penultimate chapter in the LH4 efforts—the car’s unveiling at the 2006 Denver Auto Show.
As the foundation of our technology and company, the LH4 demonstrated the viability of our hydraulic drive system and invigorated interest in the technology for larger vehicles. Below is a photo from the Lightning Hybrids 2006 Denver Auto Show booth as several attendees admire the LH4’s seductive curves and learn about our parallel hydraulic system.
While designing a production-ready consumer automobile proved too big of a financial risk (Tesla spent over $2 BILLION to release a production model!), the LH4’s innovative hydraulic drivetrain caught the eye of fleet managers interested in implementing retrofit hybrid solutions for delivery trucks and buses. The LH4 also demonstrated that, for heavy start-stop drive cycles, our system could provide fuel savings of up to 40% and significant reductions in vehicle brake wear and harmful emissions!
The LH4 never saw production and now resides under a thick cover in our production facility. But the key values the LH4 project inspired—devotion to reliability, responsive design, and elegant engineering—live on at Lightning Hybrids. We design and produce solutions and systems in the spirit of innovation first ignited by the conception of the LH4.
The article said,
Swiss physicist Jean-Pierre Wolf is working on yet another impressive addition to that list: using focused laser beams to affect the weather.
Then it said,
Through lasers, those effects could be smoothed to have less rain in flooding-prone areas and more rain in drought-prone areas: “You can transport the water to a different location,” Wolf said.
“We also showed that it’s possible to trigger lightning in clouds, within clouds, but not to the ground, yet.”
Writing in 1949, Sauvy described potential overpopulation as a ‘false problem’ and argued against attempts at global population control. He suggested examining countries on a case-by-case basis to see whether they lack the raw materials and natural resources that can support a larger population. Otherwise, he thought that we run the risk of underpopulating a country that could support a much larger population.
- “…because at the end this ignored, exploited, scorned Third World like the Third Estate, wants to become something too”
- Alfred Sauvy (31 October 1898 – 30 October 1990) was a demographer, anthropologist and historian of the French economy. Sauvy coined the term Third World (“Tiers Monde”) in reference to countries that were unaligned with either the Communist Soviet bloc or the Capitalist NATO bloc during the Cold War.
 Ferruccio Ferroni and Robert J. Hopkirk 2016: Energy Return on Energy Invested (ERoEI) for photovoltaic solar systems in regions of moderate insolation: Energy Policy 94 (2016) 336–344
The above paper was reviewed below.
A new study by Ferroni and Hopkirk  estimates the ERoEI of temperate latitude solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to be 0.83. If correct, that means more energy is used to make the PV panels than will ever be recovered from them during their 25 year lifetime. A PV panel will produce more CO2 than if coal were simply used directly to make electricity. Worse than that, all the CO2 from PV production is in the atmosphere today, while burning coal to make electricity, the emissions would be spread over the 25 year period. The image shows the true green credentials of solar PV where industrial wastelands have been created in China so that Europeans can make believe they are reducing CO2 emissions (image credit Business Insider).
The abstract of the paper says.
Many people believe renewable energy sources to be capable of substituting fossil or nuclear energy. However there exist very few scientifically sound studies, which apply due diligence to substantiating this impression. In the present paper, the case of photovoltaic power sources in regions of moderate insolation is analysed critically by using the concept of Energy Return on Energy Invested (ERoEI, also called EROI). But the methodology for calculating the ERoEI differs greatly from author-to-author. The main differences between solar PV Systems are between the current ERoEI and what is called the extended ERoEI (ERoEI EXT). The current methodology recommended by the International Energy Agency is not strictly applicable for comparing photovoltaic (PV) power generation with other systems. The main reasons are due to the fact that on one hand, solar electricity is very material-intensive, labour-intensive and capital-intensive and on the other hand the solar radiation exhibits a rather low power density