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Fri Sep 29, 2017, 06:58 PM

5. Here, too, is another picture from Nature, of the realities of the wind industry.

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lanthanide processing facility in China. From Lim, Nature 520, 426427 (23 April 2015)[1]

XiaoZhi Lim, Nature Vol. 520 Issue 7548 (2015) pp. 426-427

...So although Beijing said that it was just trying to clean up a particularly dirty sector of its mining industry, the cutback sent rare-earth prices soaring and raised the spectre of major economic disruptions...


Even the Chinese find the lanthanide industry "particularly dirty." And let's be clear, without lanthanides, the wind industry would even be more useless than it already is, and it is useless. Climate change is getting worse, not better, since people began squandering resources on this trash.

Our bourgeois types who are so in love with this awful industry, the wind industry - to the point that no amount of information can actually make them question themselves - of course, couldn't care about the conditions under which Chinese mine, refine and isolate the lanthanides for their useless and trivial "green" scam.

The absurd thing is that the capacity utilization of the wind industry is garbage, which means that these materials are being used inefficiently. There is a difference between a generator with neodymium ferrite boron magnets connected to a turbine that runs at maximal capacity and one which runs maybe 30% of the time, requiring yet another redundant generator from a gas plant to be there when the wind isn't blowing, a generator which will also require even more neodymium (or dysprosium) to be mined.

The justifications for this horrible investment in waste, the consequences of which are, as usual, dumped on the poorest of the poor, fully delineates the ethical universe in which these people live.

What is worse than what they are doing to our contemporaries in China however, is what they are doing to all future generations with their fantasy.

The wind industry is not progress. It's a useless scam which after 50 years of cheering, can't even match for all the average continuous power it has assembled since the 1970's, the yearly increase in the use of natural gas.

It didn't work; it isn't working; and it won't work. It's trash.






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