In a world in which malnourishment continues to claim at least 1.4 million children’s lives each year, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty, and 2.6 billion lack clean drinking water and sanitation, this growing emphasis on climate aid is immoral.
Providing the world’s most deprived countries with solar panels instead of better health care or education is inexcusable self-indulgence. Green energy sources may be good to keep on a single light or to charge a cellphone. But they are largely useless for tackling the main power challenges for the world’s poor.
According to the World Health Organization, three billion people suffer from the effects of indoor air pollution because they burn wood, coal or dung to cook. These people need access to affordable, reliable electricity today. Yet too often clean alternatives, because they aren’t considered “renewable,” aren’t receiving the funding they deserve.
A 2014 study by the Center for Global Development found that “more than 60 million additional people in poor nations could gain access to electricity if the Overseas Private Investment Corporation”—the U.S. government’s development finance institution—“were allowed to invest in natural gas projects, not just renewables.”…
‘We have never lived in better times’: Aussie Geologist Dr. Ian Plimer: Heaven and Hell, the Pope condemns the poor to eternal poverty
Heaven and Hell, the Pope condemns the poor to eternal poverty
Ian Plimer has a new book out today, as usual, skewering sacred cows. “Only when Third World children can do homework at night using cheap coal-fired electricity can they escape from poverty.” From the press release: Click to buy from Connor Court Publishing HEAVEN AND HELL: THE POPE CONDEMNS THE POOR TO ETERNAL POVERTY by Professor Ian Plimer The recent papal Encyclical was on climate and the environment. This book criticises the Encyclical and shows that we have never lived in better times, that cheap fossil fuel energy has and is continuing to bring hundreds of millions of people from peasant poverty to the middle class and that the alleged dangerous global warming is a myth. I have great respect for the Pope’s sincere wishes to end pollution and poverty. We all share the same sentiments. The solution is to use cheap coal-fired electricity and not to demonise coal and other fossil fuels. The Industrial Revolution and the growth of East Asia and India shows that with cheap coal-fired electricity, people are brought out of poverty. It has happened to hundreds of millions of people over […]Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
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Malcolm Turnbull, a warmist, has seen his Prime Minister’s Prize for Science go toProfessor Graham Farquhar for his work on photosynthesis.
Farquhar has won for work that actually challenges the apocalyptic global warming models we’re told not to question:
Professor Farquhar has also worked to unravel the mystery of why wind speeds and evaporation rates appear to be slowing under climate change, a phenomenon that goes against most climate modelling.
“We studied the meteorological records at all these sites and discovered from the physics of it that it was actually the wind speed going down that was causing the majority of decrease in evaporative demand,” he said.
He said the discovery meant climate change could be a lot wetter than many people realised.
That’s actually good.
In fact, Farquhar sees even more good in man-made warming:
“My reckoning is that if we could get rid of all the anthropogenic carbon dioxide emitted since the industrial revolution, then agricultural productivity would drop by 15%,” he says.…
“I had this thought that we should have this massive education campaign pointing out that the Pope and all of the other patriarchal religions that dictate to women in this way, accusing them of global warming. Because the human load on this earth is the biggest cause of global warming, and that is because of forcing women to have children they would not on their own choose to have … I’m glad the Pope spoke out about global warming and it was very helpful, but does he know he’s causing it?”
– See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/katie-yoder/2015/10/22/gloria-steinem-pope-causing-global-warming-forcing-women-have#sthash.it7DzyG1.dpuf…
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The White House Tuesday announced new commitments from companies that are joining the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, bringing the number of signatory companies to 81.…
Reminiscent of Occupy Wall Street and other anarchist protests, environmental organizations released the following ‘Climate Games’ video to encourage followers to mobilize for massive protests and ‘merge street and online disobedience’ at the upcoming Paris climate talks.
Environmental Justice: EPA ozone regs to increase death rate in Detroit, Houston, other inner cities
Testifying before Congress, Dr. Michael Honeycutt, director of the Toxicology Division at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, says that EPA’s own analysis of the Agency’s new ozone regulation shows mortality increasing in certain cities, including Detroit and Houston. Dr. Honeycutt: “What you’re going to be doing is increasing ozone concentrations in the inner cities while decreasing it in the suburbs.”
DR. MICHAEL HONEYCUTT: “Sure, that’s called the NOx disbenefit. And, if you look nationwide, there would be a net according to EPA – a net decrease in mortality, but if you look at some specific cities, I looked at twelve in particular, those two cities, lowering the standard would actually increase mortality. And, it’s because NOx both creates and destroys ozone. So, what you’re going to be doing is increasing ozone concentrations in the inner cities while decreasing it in the suburbs.”
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
October 22, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday he believes global warming played a role in exacerbating the Syrian conflict.
“It is not a coincidence that immediately prior to the civil war in Syria, the country experienced the worst drought on record,” Kerry said during a speech in Milan Friday, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“Now, I’m not telling you that the crisis in Syria was caused by climate change,” Kerry said, adding that global warming “clearly made a bad situation a lot worse,”…