Thursday, May 26, 2011

And whale meat is a renewable resource, too

Matt Ridley asks - how renewable is renewable?

Contrast that with blue whales, cod and passenger pigeons, all of which plainly renew themselves by breeding. But exploiting them caused their populations to collapse or disappear in just a few short decades. It’s a startling fact that such “renewable” resources keep running short, while no non-renewable resource has yet run out: not oil, gold, uranium or phosphate.

Why does Climate Commissioner Flannery refuse to discuss my idea of using whale meat for baseload power?


1 comment:

  1. Pigeons definitely can be hooked into the electricity grid - I'm not so sure about burning whale meat. I mean obviously the idea has merit, but is it more renewable than , say, solar?

    Intuitively, I'm at a loss. I'd love to see Terry McCrann crunch the numbers.