Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hydrogen, The Almost-Perfect Fuel

Did you know that there is more hydrogen in a gallon of gasoline than there is in a gallon of pure liquid hydrogen? It's true! It's because the density of hydrogen is so low. Hydrogen's low density is just one of the reasons that the hydrogen powered car will never be a viable option, yet billions of tax dollars are spent every year on "research" into hydrogen fuel cells!

Hydrogen-pushers tell us all kinds of exaggerations and lies to keep the cash flowing; they say that hydrogen fuel cells would reduce emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, but they are wrong! The biggest problem with the whole idea is that essentially all the hydrogen on Earth is tied up in water or hydrocarbons, and it takes more energy to extract the hydrogen than you get from using the hydrogen!

This is a simple rule of thermodynamics that is taught in high school science class. As a result, hydrocarbon usage actually increases, and therefore emissions must increase as well. Don’t be duped any longer, fight back against the false environmentalists that are forcing governments to fund their whacky schemes with your tax dollars. Find out more about hydrogen, and how to get your tax dollars back, read Kids Before Trees. Download your copy at  and check back here for frequent updates.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Looming Recession

Look out, here we go again! The stock market is crashing, the world’s economy is reeling under a debt crisis and a global recession is threatening to undo the meager recovery we’ve made in the last few years. Thousands of families have lost their homes, their jobs and their savings, and now they’ll have to make do with even less. They are the real victims of global warming.

How can they be victims of global warming, you ask! The answer is simple: we’ve spent so much time and money battling the imaginary foe known as global warming that we’ve lost track of what really matters. The planet is not warming; in fact it’s cooling. There is no legitimate scientific data to indicate a direct relationship between CO2 and global temperatures. The infamous and thoroughly debunked “hockey stick”, the graph that was supposed to show temperatures rising in step with CO2 levels, was fabricated by unscrupulous scientists. They selected and used only the temperature data that showed the results they wanted. Read more at:

People and legitimate environmental issues suffer because cash strapped governments have nothing left to offer them. Every dollar that’s spent fighting global warming is a dollar that’s taken from you, through higher taxes and higher prices.

The destitute, the sick and the poor are the real losers in the stampede of false science and sensationalist headlines. Children are being tossed into the streets as underfunded schools close. Fanatical environmentalists force governments to spend your tax dollars on windmills when jobs are what we need. It's time to fight back!

If you want to know more, read Kids Before Trees  and check back here for frequent updates.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Higher Electricity Bills

We talked about higher gas prices, now let's look at the cost of electricity. Your power bill is about to go up. Why? Because we are building windmills to generate electricity, and they cost hundreds of millions of dollars. But isn’t it worth it, you say, to help reduce so-called greenhouse gas emissions? Well, let’s take a look and see if they do.
Generating electricity with wind is supposed to reduce emissions by allowing coal fired power plants to be shut down. The idea is to replace electricity generated in coal plants with electricity generated by windmills. The problem is, we can’t shut down our coal plants, so the theory doesn’t work.
We can’t shut down our coal-fired power plants because we still need electricity when the wind isn’t blowing hard enough to turn the windmills. Can you imagine your power going off every time the wind slows down!?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Why Does Gasoline Cost So Much

We're all affected by gas prices: sometimes it seems like the oil companies are just gouging us. The truth is very different. Refiners have to buy the crude oil that is the feedstock for gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other products. One of the main reasons the price of oil is high is that OPEC restricts the amount they produce. Oil is traded freely in every major market in the world, and the price is determined by simple supply and demand. OPEC limits the supply of oil to keep the price high: they sell fewer barrels but earn more money per barrel.

OPEC had the world over a barrel when they first formed their coalition, but as the price of oil rose, entrepreneurs in the West developed methods of finding and producing new and difficult reservoirs. The 2 trillion barrels of bitumen in Alberta as well as other vast reservoirs are economical to produce at today's prices, so OPEC can't effectively drive the price any higher. They can still affect the price of oil, but they aren't the only supplier any longer. Still, oil is the feedstock of gasoline and so gas prices will continue to rise and fall as oil prices do. Oil producers are in fierce competition with each other, in a continual effort to drive down their operating costs. As long as their entrepreneurial spirit is allowed to thrive in a free market, they will continue to improve efficiencies and find new ways to produce oil at lower costs-which of course will translate into greater supply and lower prices.

Another major factor in the price of gasoline is taxes: federal, state and provincial taxes make up a significant portion of the price you pay at the pumps. There's not much you and I can do about OPEC, but there IS something we can do about taxes. Let your politician know that you want lower gas taxes! But you have to be willing to give something up, and one thing we can give up is ethanol. Ethanol, contrary to its supporters claims, increases CO2 emissions and oil consumption, and we're being forced to pay for it! If you want to know more, read Kids Before Trees   and check back here for frequent updates.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Did you know that bio-fuels, like ethanol, actually increase CO2 emissions? Did you know that in Canada we are forced by gov't regulations to use ethanol blended fuel, & that our gas prices & taxes are higher because of it? As a result, we're paying more and we're increasing CO2 emissions! Read Kids Before Trees to find out more, and to see what you can do about it. You can download Kids Before Trees at