Skip to comments.Europe Dumps Global Warming Efforts; Good Idea?
Posted on 01/29/2014 9:42:01 AM PST by Kaslin
Regarding the religious debate over global warming, I am pleased to report Green Fade-Out: Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals.
The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking -- jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the process.
The climate between Brussels and Berlin is polluted, something European Commission officials attribute, among other things, to the "reckless" way German Chancellor Angela Merkel blocked stricter exhaust emissions during her re-election campaign to placate domestic automotive manufacturers like Daimler and BMW. This kind of blatant self-interest, officials complained at the time, is poisoning the climate.
At the request of Commission President José Manuel Barroso, EU member states are no longer to receive specific guidelines for the development of renewable energy. The stated aim of increasing the share of green energy across the EU to up to 27 percent will hold. But how seriously countries tackle this project will no longer be regulated within the plan. As of 2020 at the latest -- when the current commitment to further increase the share of green energy expires -- climate protection in the EU will apparently be pursued on a voluntary basis.
Global Warming Hysteria
I am certainly not against improving the quality of the air we breathe.
Without a doubt, China needs a massive breath of fresh air and a flood of unpolluted water as well. So do emerging market countries in general.
Rather, I am against carbon trading schemes, taxpayer funding of green energy, and other silliness based on global warming hysteria.
Does any of that matter? Realistically, not one bit. More importantly, it does not matter one bit if the earth has been warming for the previous 100 years.
The simple facts of the matter are as follows:
Gratefully, Europe appears to be abandoning the mass hysteria. It's probably the only smart thing European Commission president José Manuel Barroso has ever done while in that role.
Its 260 Kelvin here.
Global Warming, like the Euro were man made fake issues that will die on the vine of truth.
Mish has been vocal on the carbon scammers for a long time. Good to see his concise arguments getting air time.
I’m going to post his most recent thing discussing the farm bill.
It is now 268.2 Kelvin
Kelvin is the only hope of global warming.
That’s hellishly hot!
Oh. Wait. You said “Kelvin”.
Yeah, it’s only 23° LOL
Yup you said it