Let's Hear How They Will Do It
In January 2014, OECD secretary-general Angel Gurría called for “a plan to achieve zero net greenhouse emissions globally.” Not to be outdone, Australia has an organization named “Beyond Zero Emissions.” Let’s hear how they will do it.
Try making steel without using coal and producing carbon dioxide. Try making cement without producing carbon dioxide. Try moving cattle road trains in the outback without producing carbon dioxide. Try operating an aluminum refinery on wind power. Try keeping electric trains, lifts, and lights running on a still night without coal or gas backup. Try powering a container ship with sails. Try getting approval to build a nuclear power station or a new hydro-electric dam in Australia. Try feeding the people of the world while burning half of the food crops as biofuel. Try pedaling to the Paris climate-fest on a bicycle.
The production of carbon dioxide is a direct measure of economic activity. To forcibly cut it must cause a recession. Russia, Poland, the Czechs, China, India, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and Canada have already recognized this truth. The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today is well below the optimum level for plant growth. Human production of carbon dioxide plant food did fall during the Great Depression and added to plant starvation and crop failures in those bleak years. “Zero Emissions” is another selfish and destructive green slogan that, if pursued, will turn into a nightmare of joblessness, poverty, and hunger, especially for the poorer people of the world.
For those who would like to read more:
OECD Secretary-General Calls for Zero net Emissions Globally:
Beyond Zero Emissions:
The Lynching of Carbon Dioxide – the Innocent Source of Life (Includes evidence of the fall in production of carbon dioxide during the Great Depression:
Poland will Veto EU 40% reduction proposal: