1/05/2017

Accelerating


I have seen no evidence that, as some claim, the climate globally is becoming more extreme or violent, however if that were the case we would need to accelerate our use of energy and in particular of fossil fuels.

Why?

If the climate is getting hotter, then more air conditioner units will need to be manufactured and also we will need more reliable electricity to power them all.



If the sea levels are rising, we would need widespread civil engineering projects to construct dikes, or otherwise prepare the coastal cities for this eventuality. 



People all over would need to upgrade their houses to better resist wind and rain events.

Income would need to rise and almost all jobs ultimately depend on fossil fuels.

All of the above cannot be achieved with renewable energy, so it is self-defeating to use extreme weather as an argument to reduce fossil fuel use.

If extreme weather is happening or is coming, we need to use much more energy. The green fringe should use a different argument altogether.

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