Monday, June 04, 2012

USS "Inconvenient Truth" submarine

Here's the published submarine cartoon; see your daily newspaper (June 3rd or 4th, 2012)...


...and here's the background (with our hat tip to Contrary in Texas).

I still have the first solar cell, one of the first ever commercially available, purchased (in 1963) from an outfit advertising in Scientific American, which I had read monthly from age 9 through 9 years post my B.S. degree. The solar cell was probably exposed to the destructive energy of the sun less than half a dozen times, and so, it still produces the same, paltry 1.3 VDC at 6 inches from a 60W incandescent lamp (very inefficient).

Before Obama and his utopian tsars we actually believed (2007) Cheaper Solar Power is Finally Coming. Well, ignoring the costs of recycling the toxic storage batteries required and replacing sun/weather damaged solar panels, is solar a realistic solution to anyone's energy "problem"? A better question is why does anyone not relying on renewable energy even have an energy problem? Better still, which is a bigger problem, too much CO2 or too little H2O? Get it right Congress!

Submarines are always silent and strange.

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