Wednesday, June 25, 2014

And Even if these Idiots are Right (And They're Certainly Not)

What's the solution? I mean, it's not like we have a whole bunch of plausible options here. We have population control, reducing GDP, improving efficiency, and improving carbon intensity - that's it! And being that the first two options are totally off the table, the only two things that we can realistically do are the latter two and neither of those are a panacea. a) While, yes, efficiency is clearly an important strategy moving forward, most of the research now says that efficiency simply leads to more utilization and the end-result is a wash and b) green energy is for all intents and purposes a joke (the fact that you would literally need to pave entire states for all of the wind and solar plants that it would take even to make a tiny dent, the fact that green energy is intermittent and you'd need a fossil fuel backup anyway, the fact that wind turbines especially require a massive amount of energy just to get started, etc., etc.). I mean, I know that this is a lot of difficult medicine to handle and all and the politicians/bureaucrats certainly aren't going to want to here it but we're going have to face the truth eventually and maybe now is a better time than later...........................................................................................P.S. And as I've stated on numerous other occasions, it is far, FAR, cheaper to adapt to climate change than it is to prevent it - 20-50 times cheaper potentially and so why in the hell would we want to devastate the world economy (think Spain and their stupid green energy policy but on a much grander scale), folks? I mean, really.


BB-Idaho said...

Even the president of a huge agribusiness is concerned enough to hedge a bit: sort of an economic Pascal's wager ?

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Those who stand to benefit from the green agenda? Try Al Gore, GE, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Enron, Panasonic, Kyocera, J.P. Morgan, Sharp, and, of course, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, the Sierra Club, etc.. Those who stand to get reamed from it? Try the rest of us through higher taxes, energy bills, etc..

dmarks said...

".P.S. And as I've stated on numerous other occasions, it is far, FAR, cheaper to adapt to climate change than it is to prevent it "

Kind of like continental drift. But at least continental drift actually is happening.

BB-Idaho said...

Continental drift: I worked with a New Earth Creationist who had an
MS in Geology. I asked him how he felt about plate tectonics. His reply was that the theory worked well, he used it a lot, but that he didn't believe in it because
Genesis didn't mention it. Go figure.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Not even in their earlier albums with Peter Gabriel (and Phil Collins on drums)?