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  •  "Nnadir is a mildly amusing cranky guy" (0+ / 0-)

    I'm afraid you've progressed well beyond cranky.

    Aside from the vile and invective nature of your posts, your thought process is flawed. On the day a solar panel is created the energy balance is entirely negative. Over the projected life of that panel it gets better. Over the projected life of the manufacturing facility the energy investment in the plant also gets better. The overwhelming majority of the installed solar base is of recent manufacture due to the early development stage and recent growth of the industry. Using your line of reasoning, no investment should ever be made unless there's an instant payback.

    You, and the authors you quote, have attached significance to the insignificant.

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:30:34 AM PDT

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    •  Why don't you submit a refutation to... (0+ / 0-)

      Environmental Science and Technology telling them that the authors of the paper are "full of shit."

      for your affiliation, you can put, "University of Wishful Thinking Dumb Guys."

      It won't make a shred of difference, by the way, the paper will not be published, because, um, generally Environmental Science and Technology is a scientific journal, not a dumb guy soapbox.

      The fucking useless solar industry is fucking 60 years old, and all it has done is to give wishful thinking dumb guys a chance to burn gas, oil and coal to make insipid comments about what is and what is not significant.

      The solar industry, which has sucked 100's of billions of dollars, euros, yen and yuan out of the world economy - where billions live in dire poverty - has never, not once, produced half an exajoule of energy in a year on a planet where humanity consumes 520 exajoules.

      The Earth's atmosphere, meanwhile, is degrading at the highest rate ever.

      Don''t try to pretend that you have ever had a useful thought in your life.   You haven't.

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