posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 09:50 AM
Hell yeah !!
Lets keep using dead dinosaurs as fuel and
keep our 17 Oil billionaires mega-rich, fat and happy.
Screw renewables, Screw the 7,000,000,000
other inhabitants on the planet.
Stupid green energy
Think of all the workers, stores, houses and communities those oil barons have created and support every year.
"Renewables" will never in our lifetimes be the economic drivers of growth, innovation and wealth that fossil fuels have been , are today and will
be for the foreseeable future.
There's no such thing as "renewables;" wind and solar consume resources that are neither "green" nor "renewable" in their production and
maintenance. Hydro-electric requires huge dams, energy-intensive construction and maintenance, and harm downstream and upstream users of the water
source, as well as the local environment.
Development and innovation result in greater efficiency and cleaner production. Look at studies of the "Kuznets Curve," and you will see that
growth is the answer, not de-industrialization or blind adherence to inefficient and intermittent alternatives.
Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to be saying that the answer to the problems associated with climate change is to keep doing more of the
things that brought climate change about in the first place. We have rising global temperatures, rapidly melting land-based ice in the Arctic, a
spring-back effect on the crust of the Earth causing tectonic stress and increasing geological activity, and according to Prof Lovelock we may well be
into irreversible positive feedback - in 2008 Jay Zwally, chief climatologist at NASA stated on seeing the state of Greenland, 'The canary is dead,
it's time to get out of the mine...'
Can the answer really
be to continue doing what we are doing?
I agree the political will is not there in the industrialized (or in the non-industrialized) world to address climate change and we need to ask why,
but I'm sorry, to continue doing what has created so much damage already is precisely Einstein's definition of insanity: to keep doing the same
thing and expect a different result.
We need an intelligent debate aimed at finding a solution instead of apportioning blame, and we need a long term plan which addresses all of the