Roger Ramjet wrote:
geordie wrote:i did not say i beleived entirely ??
How can you say such things? How can you burst the environmental bubble people live in? You'll flummox people here with all that slanderous talk. Next you'll be telling us acid rain won't damage tress and that trees actually stop flooding. I'm forgetting myself again, I'm in Thailand. Now here's a link that might cause the environmentalists to consider what they are actually saying and doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzLebC0mjCQ
The Pen and Teller program is appropriately named "BS" because it is a a bunch of BS, and what is worst is that they Pen and Teller are intelligent enough to know what they are saying is BS, so they are greedy hypocrites.
Their goal in producing this show is to provide entertainment and in the process make some money, and propagate their libertarian agenda.
They use a propaganda devise called the "Straw man" where you develop a week opponent, only to easily defeat him.
This is dangerous, because it provides cover, for those who for what ever reason refuse to recycle.
I watched this clip waiting to hear why Recycling was a bad idea, and aside from some weak comedic pranks, in the end their only argument was that,it requires more energy to recycle something than to produce it from scratch.
This argument might be correct if recycling was only done to conserve energy,but we all know that there are many reasons why we recycle.
Recycling conserves,raw material for future use
protects the environment from the damage it creates during the extraction of new raw material
prevents the pollution, and associated problems to many to mention,that discarding such material in the environment would create .
There is a lot more I could say about this subject, but this thread is about Solar energy, on this subject I will say that Thailand is not where it needs to be, to make , solar energy a cost effective, energy solution, for the individual user.
As energy costs increase,with the inevitability of "Peak oil",and the price of solar energy components, decreases with the economy of scale, and If and when, they create a system, here in Thailand, where the end user can feed power back in to the grid, eliminating the need for individual battery storage.Then solar energy will be an effective way to combat costs and protect the environment, untill then, as others have said, there are other, more effective ways to save money and protect the environment.