Sunday, April 08, 2007


One of my favorite blogbuddies, Chaotic Fred (aka Mandelbrot's Chaos) has a new blog I am excited about, because I know he tends to pretty-thoroughly research what he writes, and it may provide a good place where we can go to read about, as he puts it, "all of my thoughts on environmental topics, including but not limited to alternative fuels and thoughts on organic farming". The name of the blog is "TechnoAgrarian Musings" and I have added it to my links. Go check it out! There are already some interesting things there.

Of course M.C. might not agree with a lot of us leftoids on the topic of global warming, but I will agree to disagree with him on that, and focus my attention when I go to his new blog on learning more about alternative fuel sources. While he may disagree with the Al Gore stance on climate change, Fred is nonetheless fascinated by information technology and scientific developments. I am not a very scientific-minded person, like he tends to be, so I believe he is providing us with a resource as well as a service, and a place where such matters can be discussed thoughtfully in a mostly apolitical manner.

Good job there Fred, and keep farting fire!

I posted the picture of the wind farm mainly because I am very interested in wind power. In the future I will post some pictures of some of the wind farms in NE Oregon and SE Washington. There is one in SE Washington between Walla Walla and the Columbia River that is absolutely VAST. To me it is inspiring and amazing to see all those generators moving!! There is a wind farm being developed about 20 miles from where I live, and I know I will be frequently visiting the site and learning more about how it works! Cheers!


Blogger The Correct View said...

thanks for stopping by!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Thanks for the shout-out. I'll try to do something up on my site about wind power some time this week. In the meantime, I've just written something about energy efficiency, which is at least as important as finding alternative fuels. I've been thinking a lot about those who came before, and those who will inherit the earth after us, and I've been wondering if we've been doing right by them. To my everlasting shame, it took me only a few seconds to figure that one out.

When I was younger, I thought about joining the Sierra Club or some other environmentalist organization, but I wanted to do so for the wrong reasons. Specifically, I just wanted a fight, and that seemed like the best avenue. Now, I find myself disgusted with most of those organizations, and I just want to help make things a bit better, without rancor, but rather, through gentle encouragement. I still have my fire, but I'm coming to the point where I see it as a way to produce light and warmth instead of burning those my fire touches.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Cool comment, MC. I know what you mean about the reasons for joining such groups. I have some respect for the Nature Conservancy, and I think if I could ever win a lotto prize I would buy up a lot of undeveloped land or ranches no longer in use, and donate them. I tend to see that some of the people who run groups like the Sierra Club tend to be hypocrites re. their lifestyles as opposed to what they are preaching.

The local wind project has a new office, about three blocks from where I live! That's one of the advantage of living in a smallish town like this one. When I am out for one of my exercise walks before I go back to work (probably April 30, I plan to go in and talk to the people there, learn about how wind power really works, get some info on the local project, and then post about it.

1:59 PM  

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