Saturday, 15 October 2016
This article by the excellent Paul Homewood looks at the increasing demands of climate change extremist, James Hansen, former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. First Hansen criticises the Paris Climate Accord for not providing an adequate solution. Of course he is quite right in that assertion, as it is not even binding, but what he does not admit is that he himself cannot find anything that will bind the major emitting nations such as China or India to reduce emissions. It is all very well to demand draconian cuts on the USA or the EU and to say that these are justified to compensate for historic emissions, but unless the other major nations cut their present levels of emissions there cannot be a worldwide reduction. The other major point he glosses over is how fossil fuels can be replaced with anything on the same scale at a feasible price. Renewables simply cannot do it.