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Orwell’s novel satire Animal Farm (1945) ridiculed Soviet totalitarianism. Animal Farm 2 updates Cold War and modern Russian developments in a satirical sequel. The Farm is on a tropical island, Caruba, where the animals study climate science and calculate that when the pigs shut down fossil fuel combustion, replacing it with renewable energy, it is inefficient and warms the climate more. They discover renewable energy is largely a totalitarian scam gamed by superpowers. They find global warming is actually caused by emission of spent and waste energy by humans, a new paradigm of climate change. Knox is a chemical engineer and science teacher, explaining carefully, with conclusions that give pause for thought.

The farm animals have learned to discuss climate change philosophies. They oust the tyrannical pigs from control of the farm and revert to democracy, seeking animal liberation. Their solution is to minimize energy use, recycling efficient technologies from the past.

Animal Farm 2 by Martin Knox exposes conventional energy policies lacking logic and reason, pursued by some from self-interest.

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No energy resource can renew energy, by the First Law of Thermodynamics: energy cannot be created. Because solar energy is abundant, it is sometimes assumed to be infinitely renewable. The solar energy driving the wind and solar panels on Earth has to be replaced from the sun, by the Second Law of Thermodynamics: heat can only flow from hotter to colder places. The only hotter place that can replace the solar energy converted on Earth is the Sun. If this was not so, the Earth would cool as incoming solar energy was converted, eventually, to low entropy heat, at ambient temperature, by the Third Law of Thermodynamics. Thus wind and solar technologies do not access renewable energy. Nor do any other technologies, including hydro.

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