Thursday, August 25, 2005

Saint Jerome, keeping it real.

I saw a reference to oil expert Craig Smith in Richard Daughty's latest article, in regards to rising oil prices. I took a look at the abstract for his upcoming book, Black Gold Stranglehold.

In Black Gold Stranglehold, Jerome Corsi and Craig Smith expose the fraudulent science that has made America so vulnerable: the belief that oil is a fossil fuel and that it is a finite resource. This book reveals the conclusions reached by Dr. Thomas Gold, a professor at Cornell University, in his seminal book The Deep Hot Biosphere: The Myth of Fossil Fuels (Copernicus Books, 1998) and accepted by many in the scientific community that oil is not a product of fossils and prehistoric forests but rather the bio-product of a continuing biochemical reaction below the earth's surface that is brought to attainable depths by the centrifugal forces of the earth's rotation.

Jerome Corsi explores the international and domestic politics of oil production and consumption, including the wealth and power of major oil conglomerates, the manipulation of world economies by oil-producing nations and rogue terrorist regimes, and the shortsightedness of those who endorse expensive conservation efforts while rejecting the use of the oil reserves currently controlled by the U.S. government.

Good heavens. Saint Jerome Corsi, paid liar and all around greaseball has found a sustainable, non-finite source of oil amongst the seminal soaked pages of Thomas Gold's masterwork?

Well, knock me over with a feather. Apparently, in upside down world, Thomas Gold DID impregnate science.

This nonsense is driven by the same cabal of Corporate - Statist think tanks which might try to sell property in Alaska -- (It is warm there now! Global Warming is a Boon!) -- without mentioning the swarms of ravenous bugs, buckled roads, and sinkholes.

Were it to stop at gooey re-hashing of Thomas Gold's theory, this book would be silly enough.

Saint Jerome is not one to be deterred -- he cranks out books faster than some people use toilet paper. Atomic Iran, anyone? (Queue spooky atomic music.) He excoriates those who endorse conservation -- which makes PERFECT sense if you live in upside down world, wherein the oceans are not acidic from carbon uptake, and the oil bubbles afresh out of the ground, in the magical quantity of 84 million barrels at present, and (est.) 110 barrels a day in 2020.

Corsi also notes there are untapped reserves, which is true. Stack these reserves up end to end and they might run the U.S. for a few years, if extraction isn't too expensive. (The California Coast, ANWR, etc.) Is that the answer? Three more years of burnin' oil, and then "expensive" conservation? So what, Jerome?

Expensive, for our civilization, is allowing fools such as Saint Jerome to ramble unchecked.


At 1:21 PM, August 25, 2005, Blogger Prof. Goose said...

unfreakingbelieveable. *sigh* we really do have a long way to go don't we? good catch.

(and by the way, make an account Jon! *laugh*)

At 1:36 PM, August 25, 2005, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

I plan on it! I need to do it from a computer where I store my massive list of logins and passwords. :(

At 8:21 PM, August 25, 2005, Blogger WHT said...

Peak oil has just been swift-boated and rather-gated all at once.

This guy will be on all the right-wing radio stations, and the ditto-heads will join in.

Time for all of us to concede the vote, hand in our resignations, and go home and sulk. We have no chance at winning this one.

At 11:50 PM, August 25, 2005, Blogger Big Gav said...

This is one fight with reality those cranks will lose eventually (thereby causing their followers much mental and financial anguish).

In the meantime its time to lay lots of sucker bets and relieve these fools of their gold...

At 11:04 AM, August 26, 2005, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

I think so too -- but to the extent that this a concerted effort to align the world with neo-con talking points, it must be fiercely resisted.

I am not sure Corsi believes in abiotic oil; I think it is conveniant for him (consume all you want, America!)

At least with the spastic Kudlow I believe he is sincere, (and totally wrong.)

At 4:52 PM, August 26, 2005, Blogger WHT said...

Perhaps they believe in nothing. I heard Spew Spewitt say that refinancing your house will more than make up what you lose in higher gas prices. Of course, it was in the context of a commercial spot.


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