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The Reality of Solar & Wind Renewables

Germany tried to step up as a leader on climate change, by phasing out fossil fuels and nuclear, and pioneered a system of subsidies for wind and solar that sparked a global boom in manufacturing those technologies.  Today, Germany is failing to meet its climate goals of reducing carbon-dioxide emissions even after spending over $580 billion by […]

Destroying Environment to Save It!

Science journalist, businessman and parliamentarian Matt Ridley says wind turbines need some 200 times more raw materials per megawatt of power than modern combined-cycle gas turbines. It’s probably much the same for solar panels. Add in the millions of wind turbines, billions of solar panels and billions of backup batteries that would be required under a […]

Bats, Viruses, & Humans

The intelligence of humans is often represented as the zenith of evolutionary achievement. With 20,000 genes look at what Homo sapiens have created. We landed on the moon, we fly through the air, our creativity and our proclivities are communicated almost instantly to others across the globe using a digital environment, and on and on.  […]

Bird Talk Radio

Tune in online, or at 710 AM KNUS this Saturday, March 21st at 12:00 Noon when REF Director of Special Projects Peter Reshetniak will be interviewed by “The Bird Guys”, David & Scott Menough of Wild Birds Unlimited. The “Avian Amigos” will have Peter as their special guest. You can listen to the podcast, or listen live here: https://710knus.com/radioshow/4555

It should be quite a “hoot”!

Warming By Recollection

“This nearly universally held belief that even the most skeptical of us tend to believe is “warming by recollection.” Virtually every person from snowy climes claims that winters today are nothing like they were when they were a child. This recollection reinforces the thought that we are experiencing global warming within our own lifetime. Never […]

A Sunburnt Country

I love a sunburnt country A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains.* Drought, then, is not exactly a new phenomenon in Australia. And with drought comes fire. Indeed, the aborigines or First Nations, or whatever the fashionable woke soubriquet is this week, used to conduct frequent controlled burnings […]

Just Facts: 30 Years Ago

  Thirty years ago and every year since, we have been bombarded by the scariest stories told to children to make them behave themselves or force them to go in a particular direction.  The stories, of course, in all cultures are just that…stories told to children.  The current story, however, has gripped the minds of […]

Living In Reality

The prospect of a 100% renewable energy future is 100% pure, unadulterated myth. Placard waving teens fretting about the weather in 30 years’ time might demand it, but logic, physics, meteorology and economics will forever conspire against an all wind and sun powered future. And the idea that a transition to wind and solar is […]