Subsequent to the outbreak of war and Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, it is clear that the whole of “Green / Net Zero Thinking ” is the outcome of a long-term fifth column operation supported by Russia and probably China over the last several years.
These undermining processes, aimed at the West were well recognised by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in 2014. An excellent way to damage Western economies has been to render their power generation unreliable, expensive. Europe is now dependent on an antagonistic supplier.
This fifth column operation promotes the damaging activities of Putin’s “useful idiots”, (Lenin’s term), in “environmental” Non-Government Organisations and Western academia: these damaging beliefs have spread throughout Governments in the Western world.
This has led to the incautious dependency of Germany and other European Nations on Russian energy supplies. Those energy sales are funding Russia’s incursion into the Ukraine and enable the threats to other Nations in Western Europe.
The objectives of Green Thinking have been imposed by Western Government policies but with no popular mandate throughout the Western world.
Western actions alone to control CO2 emissions, without full Global participation could never have any significant influence over World Climate and could never save the World from “Man-made Climate Change”, if it ever needed saving.
But Western Green Thinking and Net Zero Climate policies have already done massive, fruitless self-harm to Western economies and Western populations.
Man-made Climate Change
Bjorn Lomborg is correct that any Man-made Climate Change from now on and into the future is one comparatively minor Global problem amongst many others: these would be cheaper to address and could have vastly more worthwhile results for the wellbeing of Man-kind.
Any extra relatively minor future warming is likely to be advantageous rather than detrimental.
Man-made Global Warming is certainly not an immediate and existential global catastrophe caused by the burning of fossil fuels in the West.
The “problem of Man-made climate change” has deliberately been blown out of all proportion and is used as a mechanism to undermine Western economies. There is no reason to destroy the economies of the Western world to combat Man-made Global Warming: except to benefit Russia and China.
Warming from Man-kind’s CO2 emissions is no longer a problem
As a result of the well understood logarithmic diminution of the effectiveness of CO2 as a warming agent, the temperature effect of any future Man-made CO2 emissions can from now on only ever be marginal. The effectiveness of CO2 as a Green-House gas from 400ppmv on upwards is almost saturated.
The Radiation Physics supporting this view is well explained by Professor Will Happer, former scientific advisor to the US government. The phenomenon is well understood by the IPCC, (the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). The logarithmic diminution effect is included in the detailed IPCC reports.
But this crucial diminution phenomenon, making the effect of any future Man-made CO2 emissions on Man-made Climate Change from CO2 emissions irrelevant, is always omitted from the IPCC Summaries for Policy Makers.
The temperature enhancing effectiveness of higher levels of atmospheric CO2 is shown below
“Renewable Energy” can never properly support a developed Nation
As power sources, Wind and Solar energy are inherently dilute, intermittent and irregularly unreliable. The actual measured annual productivity or capacity percentage of Wind and Solar power Generation is poor, ~20%, when compared to dispatchable conventional generation, 90%. Providing a consistent National power supply becomes ever more difficult when it has to accommodate the sudden changes of output from “Renewables”.
For National power production, reliability and consistency really matters.
As Professor David Mackay FRS, (eminent Cambridge physicist and former chief scientific officer at the UK Department of Energy), said in an interview just before his untimely death in 2016, that the promotion of
“Renewable Energy” was driven by an “appalling delusion”.
The delusion has been perpetrated by people who have no understanding of the mathematics, engineering and practicalities of Energy technologies.
Would anyone ever buy a car that only works one day in five, when you never know which day that might be ?
And then try to use its technology to power the whole economy.
Comparative Weather-Dependent costs accounting for productivity
The US Energy Information Administration publishes comparative cost estimates for various Power generation technologies: when these cost comparisons, without the distortions of political interventions and subsidies, are multiplied up with the recorded productivity of “Renewables”, they turn out to be very expensive by comparison for the small amount of the chaotically unreliable and intermittent power for the they can generate and supply to the Grid.
Any idea that Wind and Solar power could reach cost parity with conventional power generation is false.
Some supporting documents: