“Since Sir David’s exhortations, some 250,000 Brits have died from the cold, and 10,000
from the heat. It is horribly clear that we have been focusing on the wrong enemy. Instead
of making sure energy was affordable, ministers have been trying to make it more expensive,
with carbon price floors and emissions trading schemes. Fuel prices have doubled over seven
years, forcing millions to choose between heat and food – and government has found itself
a major part of the problem.”
Green energy goes belly up in Germany after wasting billions.
Monash Sustainability Institute in Australia, who argues in an article in the journal Nature
that it is no longer enough for countries to solely pursue the poverty alleviation targets
enshrined in the millennium development goals (MDG) that were agreed in 2000 but run
out in 2015. “Poverty alleviation could undermine the agenda’s purpose”
“Pursuing a post-2015 agenda [which is] focused only on poverty alleviation could undermine
the agenda’s purpose. Growing evidence and real-world changes convincingly show that
humanity is driving global environmental change and has pushed us into a new geological
epoch. Further human pressure risks causing widespread, abrupt and possibly irreversible
changes to basic Earth-system processes. Water shortages, extreme weather, deteriorating
conditions for food production, ecosystem loss, ocean acidification and sea-level rise are
real dangers that could threaten development and trigger humanitarian crises across the globe,” say the authors.”
theKeystone XL Pipelie and fracking he will be denying millions of poor and minorities
access to affordable and abundant energy from fossil fuel which is in line with Bill Mckibben’anti fossil fuel agenda.
“But as you can see, if you deny energy to those folks, that is the same as denying them
development. Because when there’s less energy, there’s less income. The two go hand in hand
. So what James Hansen is advising is that we should take money from the poor … actually
he wants to deny them cheap energy, but that means denying them income and the development
that accompanies it.”
Higher Cost Energy = More Poor = More Children Dying
Reality disagrees with.
“To those who want to argue natural variability is hiding the warming, a) you didnt tell us that before your models went busting badly, and b) are you saying without CO2 we would alreadybe back in the Victorian era of temps? To those who say there is hidden heat and that a gas
(which is only 1/2500th of an atmosphere in which the most prominent GHG is water vapor,
and with oceans that have 1000 times the heat capacity of the atmosphere) is somehow
controlling all this (recall that we once had an ice age at 7000 ppm co2) you live in a fantasy
Moreover, its founding data, most prominately the Hockey Stick Graph, has been proven
scoffs at those who believe in Catastrophic Climate Change.
“I just think they don’t understand the climate,” he said of climatologists.
“Their computer models are full of fudge factor