Climate change: Technology no silver bullet, experts tell PM

Ever tighter control of human lifestyles seems to be the latest battle cry of climate propagandists. Meanwhile, wind and solar power always seem to need vast subsidies despite supposedly ‘plummeting costs’. Where’s the affordability, even if any of the advocated ideas made sense in terms of the climate, which they don’t? Millions of tons of toxic and other industrial waste will be produced in vain attempts to change the weather.
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Boris Johnson’s techno-optimism ignores the need for big societal changes, experts warn.

Can we fix climate change with the “silver bullet” of technology? asks BBC News.

The prime minister seems to think so.

Clean technologies like offshore wind, carbon capture and solar power are clearly a huge part of any solution: witness the plummeting costs of offshore wind and solar.

But the prime minister stands accused of techno-optimism, because he appears to ignore other key factors in reducing emissions.

In a “green” speech due soon he’ll pledge his faith in offshore wind power, solar, carbon capture, hydrogen, clean cars and zero emission planes.

Experts say tackling climate change needs action right across society and the economy – with a host of new incentives, laws, rules, bans, appliance standards, taxes and institutional innovations.

Continued here.

via Tallbloke’s Talkshop

October 25, 2020 at 03:39AM

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