By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng.
On July four, 2019, I revealed the article “THE COST TO SOCIETY OF RADICAL ENVIRONMENTALISM”.
There was a purpose why this text was revealed on July four. My article begins:
Ever surprise why extremists assault sincere scientists who oppose world warming and local weather change hysteria? Ever surprise why local weather extremists refuse to debate the science?
IT IS BECAUSE GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE ALARMISM WAS NEVER ABOUT THE SCIENCE – IT WAS ALWAYS A FALSE NARRATIVE, A SMOKESCREEN FOR THE TOTALITARIAN OBJECTIVES OF THE EXTREME LEFT.
Some folks might imagine this was assertion was inaccurate, or that I used to be being unfair. Nevertheless, one week after my article was revealed, Democratic New York Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of employees, Saikat Chakrabarti, totally verified my assertion. He mentioned, as written within the article beneath:
“The fascinating factor in regards to the Inexperienced New Deal, is it wasn’t initially a local weather factor in any respect,” Chakrabarti mentioned… … “Do you guys consider it as a local weather factor? As a result of we actually consider it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy factor,” Chakrabarti added.
Following is one other excerpt from my July four article that demonstrates how completely impractical the Inexperienced New Deal is – the Inexperienced New Deal is power and financial lunacy – it can’t work:
“four. Humanity wants trendy power to outlive – to develop and transport our meals and supply shelter, heat and ~the whole lot we have to reside. Wind and solar energy are too intermittent and too diffuse to be sensible or efficient. Inexperienced power schemes have been pricey failures.
Absolutely ~85% of worldwide major power is from fossil fuels – oil, coal and pure fuel. The remaining ~15% is nearly all nuclear and hydro. Inexperienced power has elevated from above 1% to lower than 2%, regardless of many trillions of in wasted subsidies. The 85% fossil fuels element is basically unchanged in previous many years, and is unlikely to considerably change in future many years.
The deadly flaw of grid-connected inexperienced power is that it isn’t inexperienced and produces little helpful (dispatchable) power, primarily because of intermittency – the wind doesn’t blow on a regular basis, and the Solar shines solely a part of the day. Intermittent grid-connected inexperienced power requires virtually 100% backup (‘spinning reserve’) from typical power sources. Intermittent wind and photo voltaic electrical technology schemes sometimes don’t even considerably scale back CO2 emissions – all they do is enhance power prices and scale back grid reliability.
Claims that grid-scale power storage will resolve the intermittency drawback have confirmed false up to now. The one confirmed grid-scale ‘super-battery’ is pumped storage, and appropriate websites are uncommon – Alberta is greater than many international locations, and has no websites appropriate for grid-scale pumped storage programs.”
Along with inexperienced power’s deadly flaw of intermittency, there’s additionally the second deadly flaw of diffusivity. The land space of the wind farms required to supply 100% of Nice Britain’s power demand would comprise about 10% of the nation’s complete land space – it’s defined at 1:58 on this video:
Within the USA, this 10% would complete about 300,000 sq. miles, or all of Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and extra land and far more cash can be required to supply back-up energy for when the wind doesn’t blow.
Then there’s the unimaginable price. In keeping with the article beneath, “The Inexperienced New Deal in its entirety may price as much as $93 trillion over a decade.” That might greater than quintuple (5x) the USA’s nationwide debt – to unravel an imaginary “world warming / local weather disaster” that doesn’t even exist in actuality.
All around the world, international locations that after had a future have fallen into dictatorship, poverty and distress. It’s notable that of the ~167 giant international locations on this planet, most are totalitarian states, and all however “the chosen few” residents of those international locations undergo underneath brutal leftist dictatorships.
Now the final nice democracies, the hope of the world, are underneath assault by leftist extremists.
Radical greens have used wildly exaggerated scary tales of runaway world warming and local weather change to stampede the gullible, to be able to obtain their political aims.
Absolutely the lunacy of the Inexperienced New Deal and its delusional acolytes is now clear – world warming alarmism and inexperienced power nonsense was by no means in regards to the local weather – it was at all times a false narrative, a smokescreen for the totalitarian aims of the intense left. As soon as the left controls our power provide, they management the whole lot in our society – it will likely be “One Man, One Vote, As soon as!” – the tip of freedom.
OCASIO-CORTEZ’S CHIEF OF STAFF ADMITS WHAT THE GREEN NEW DEAL IS REALLY ABOUT — AND IT’S NOT THE CLIMATE by Peter Hasson, July 11, 2019
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Inexperienced New Deal” is extra about drastically overhauling the American economic system than it’s about combatting local weather change, her prime aide admitted.
Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of employees, Saikat Chakrabarti, made the revealing admission in a gathering with Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s local weather director in Might. A Washington Put up reporter accompanied Chakrabarti to the assembly for profile revealed Wednesday.
“The fascinating factor in regards to the Inexperienced New Deal, is it wasn’t initially a local weather factor in any respect,” Chakrabarti mentioned to Inslee’s local weather director, Sam Ricketts.
“Do you guys consider it as a local weather factor?” As a result of we actually consider it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy factor,” Chakrabarti added.
Ocasio-Cortez’s press workplace didn’t instantly return an inquiry concerning whether or not Chakrabarti’s admission would undermine the congresswoman’s Inexperienced New Deal advocacy.
The Inexperienced New Deal requires various laborious left proposals, together with getting the U.S. totally off of fossil fuels inside 10 years, offering common well being care, fundamental revenue packages and job ensures.
The proposal additionally requires “social, financial, racial, regional and gender-based justice and equality and cooperative and public possession.”
Transitioning to “clear, renewable, and zero-emission power sources” inside 10 years — simply one of many Inexperienced New Deal’s costly proposals — may price greater than $5 trillion, in response to one estimate.
The Inexperienced New Deal in its entirety may price as much as $93 trillion over a decade, in response to one other estimate.