Sure the Exon Valdez catastrophe was a terrible crime against Nature. There have been others.
Big Oil spends a LOT of money trying to avoid being seen as the ones causing The Climate Emergency. If an inventor announces a non fossil fuel propulsion system for automobiles, he is either PAID off or BUMPED off by Men In Black from Big Oil.
It was the 21st of March 1998, when American Inventor Stanley Meyers sat down to lunch at a Cracker Barrel diner in rural Ohio. He ordered cranberry juice and the soup of the day. Ten minutes later, he would be dead, his last words an accusation of murder.
This one was to be his crowning achievement: a vehicle fueled not by polluting hydrocarbons, but by good old H20 – the most plentiful substance on earth. It could cross the United States on just 75 litres of distilled water, emitting only oxygen as waste. It would revolutionise transport and transform industry. It would change the world, and create astronomical wealth. Meyers said he had a working prototype, a dune buggy painted in a spectacular shade of retina-damage orange; emblazoned with a gaudy American Flag and the words “Jesus Christ is Lord.”
According to witnesses, the meeting passed cordially and uneventfully. It concluded with a toast – the Belgians raising their champagne glasses, and Meyers his cranberry juice. He took a sip; convulsed, grasping at his neck; burst from his seat and ran from the restaurant into the carpark where he collapsed. As he lay on the tarmac, he gasped to the startled onlookers who surrounded him: “they poisoned me.” And then he died.
What do I think? I think Men In Black from Big Oil killed him so they could lock his invention away. The MIB didn’t want to save the planet, they wanted to save their evil profits.
Destruction Of The Ozone Layer
Destroying the Earth’s ozone layer letting in UV-A, UV-B and now UV-C. After UV-C comes X-Rays. When these start getting through, never mind getting skin cancer, you’ll be getting dead. Life on Earth will come to an end.
Offshore Oil Wells
Oil companies, who have spent millions sponsoring Climate Disaster Deniers have quietly been raising the height of their oil drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico in response to warnings about higher seas and stronger storms. So far, oil companies have secretly and quietly raised oil platforms from
They still got it wrong. Hurricane Harvey shut down all the Climate Disaster Oil Drilling Platforms in the Gulf.
In Texas, the connection could scarcely be more apparent [between the guilty oil companies and their crimes]. Hurricane Harvey ripped through the oil fields, forcing oil rigs and oil refineries to shut down, including those owned by the 25 oil companies that have produced more than half the greenhouse gas emissions humans have released since the start of the Industrial Revolution.
Hurricane Harvey has devastated the place where climate disaster was originated, and the place where the policies that prevent it from being admitted to and addressed have been formulated.
Oil spill disasters are almost too numerous to keep track of! Here are just a few of Big Oil’s Greatest Hits.
The Big Plastic Recycle Lie
Big Oil spent millions lying to Americans that plastic was ecological because it could be recycled. Read about this HUGE lie in this page.
Street Car / Light Rail Destruction
Many cities used to have light rail transportation. Los Angeles was one of them. Here is a map of the once-fabulous LA light rail system.
Big Oil bought up all the right-of-way (tracks) and the electric (totally non-polluting) rail cars, pulled up all the tracks and destroyed all the beautiful streetcars. Here is what Big Oil did to the LA streetcars just prior to setting them on fire.
The ride from downtown LA to the Santa Monica Pier cost $2. The charge for moving freight was $1 per ton. Streetcars didn’t use oil and gas like cars and smelly busses did. Streetcar passengers could read or work on paperwork as they rode along without worrying about driving.
What Big Oil wanted was cars and busses not beautiful, non-gas-guzzling, non-polluting streetcars. Once the streetcar systems were all destroyed, you could take a cab to Santa Monica for $75, ride in a smelly bus or drive your own car.
Car owners were forced to learn the pleasures of:
What a catastrophe Big Oil has caused! Here is an automatic slideshow from the years gone by. To pause, hover over any photo.
The rolling resistance of a hard, almost inflexible streetcar wheel, on a similarly inflexible track has a coefficient of rolling resistance of approximately 0.001, approximately ten times lower than a bus tire and as much as twenty times lower than a correctly inflated car tire on asphalt. Streetcars do not produce mountains of discarded tires which are a huge fire hazard. Each car or bus tire holds gallons of water after a rain and so are perfect breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitos.
A double decker bus traveling at 30mph along a smooth tarmac road needs 24,900 Watts of power to keep it moving. The same bus running on streetcar wheels on metal tracks would need only 3,500 Watts! That’s 7 times LESS power even before taking into account the inefficiency of gas and diesel fuel power!
An electric motor converts the electricity supplied to it into motion with around 90% efficiency.
A diesel combustion engine loses 60% of the energy from the fuel as heat before it is converted into motion. That means the bus above, needing 24,900 Watts of power to keep moving at 30mph, actually needs 62,200 Watts from its fuel.
62,200 Watts for a bus
3,500 Watts for a streetcar.
A streetcar needs 18 times less power than a bus to keep moving.
Not only do streetcars have only a fraction of the rolling resistance of “rubber” tires, they produce NO exhaust emissions and far less particulate pollution. The particulates that streetcars produce are particulates of Iron, known as FePM. One study on such releases from streetcars, show the majority are generated from braking in confined areas.
Particulate emissions from streetcars are only a fraction of the pollution caused by tire clad automobiles on tarmac.
What do I think?
Yep. That’s what I think.