“Windfall” documentary suggests wind energy isn’t all that’s promised

There’s a tough line to be toed with this subject but it’s handled quite succinctly by a woman who lives under a collection of wind turbines in upstate New York. “We’re not against alternate forms of energy, we’re against these monstrosities.”

“Windfall” is about the dark side of green energy told from the perspective of a small town in New York, only a couple of hours from where I lived until I was 22. I have close friends who live just out of reach from the shadows of the whirling giants central to this tale of environmental controversy.

This is not a story that hasn’t been told before. The drawbacks to wind energy are much talked about and the debate usually apexes at the uneasiness caused by giant, omnipresent spinning machines. This doc suggests that the detrimental byproducts of wind energy are more than spoiled skylines.

Movies like this are important. We need to know as much as we can about every source of energy we seek to adopt or else run the massive risk of once again putting all the eggs of our future environmental preservation strategies into one large, toxic basket.

NASA study (sigh) gets global warming debate hot again.

Melting sea ice

Follow the money

“NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.”

At least they’re admitting it’s happening. I guess that’s a start, considering from where this research emanated.

Explore the Yellowstone River with the Fishman

Mike Kasic explores the Yellowstone River

This is what the true west is all about: unbridled passion for what lies in the unknown. Lewis and Clark had it. John Wesley Powell had it. And this guy, Mike “The Fishman” Kasic has it. Even in this video’s lighter moments, of which there are plenty, he’s darkly serious about the state of the Yellowstone ecosystem. Wild and brash, but acutely sensitive. This is worth the full ten minutes. I found this on The Snaz. A site you should frequent.