COP26 is yet another fraud perpetrated on the general public.
From the massive carbon footprint created by all the delegates and their teams to get there to the equally massive carbon footprint created by the protesters to get there, which nobody seems to have commented on. To the enormous carbon footprint being generated by their presence in feeding them, the increase in power use for their computers and mobile phones, lighting, accomodation etc. There are a number of things that are not being considered in these talks. Shutting down coal-fired power stations has two massive and not discussed side-effects. The first is that the loss of that base-load power will cause massive power outages everywhere.
You can see this happening already in China where power stations are shutting down or restricting power use because of their childish banning of Australian coal. You don't save face by preventing the proper investigation into the source of Covid-19, and subsequently banning imports proves you have something to hide. The second one is that of the emissions from a coal-fired power station is micro soot particles.
While these should be cleaned up they are currently acting as a massive solar umbrella and reducing the solar radiation hitting the planet. How do we know this? The reports of this study clearly show that the particulate matter from burning coal have a cooling effect on the planet and were the major cause of the devastating droughts in Africa. You'll not hear or read this from any of the climate activists because it doesn't fit their rhetoric. The other thing that is just beginning to appear in their missives and talks is the role of Methane as a greenhouse gas. This has been the major cause of the geo-engineering of the climate for the last 2,000+ years, but they are targeting farmers and livestock not the biggest cause of Methane - man-made swamps, also known as rice paddies.
Isn't it ironic that the geo-engineering that prevented the planet going into the ice age we should be now is the same geo-engineering that enabled us to have the civilisations we enjoy today but some are complaining about and want to stop.
I don't think that any of the climate activists have any concept of the good that the discovery and use of fossil fuels has brought to our world.
This is what the discovery of fossil fuels has done for the planet.
- Prevented the extinction of whales.
- Enabled rapid travel on land, sea and the air.
- Enabled space exploration.
- Enabled deep ocean exploration.
- Enabled the means to control our local environment with on demand heat and light.
- Enabled 80% of our clothing and footwear.
- Enabled 70% of our electronic products including the computer or phone you are reading this on.
- Enabled the power needed to produce aluminium products like food and drink containers, aircraft, etc.
- Enabled the production of steel used in the construction of buildings, wind farms, solar farms, vehicles, food and drink containers.
- Enabled the production of most of our hard and soft plastic such as the blades on the wind turbines and the seats in your car or bicycle.
- Enabled the production of most rubber products such as the tyres on your truck, car or bicycle electric or not.
- Enabled the mining of all the minerals and metals needed to build pretty much everything from the motor in your Tesla to the chips in your phone.
This is not an exhaustive list, but I think it shows that shutting down the fossil fuel industry will have far reaching effects that none of the climate activists have though about or, if they have, they're not telling the general public about. The fossil fuel industry is an easy target for their vitriolic rhetoric, it just happens to be the backbone of our civilisation and removing it will have a massive impact on our quality of life. There may be useable alternatives to use to replace the role of fossil fuels but we haven't found them yet. It's not smart to tear down the house you live in before you have an alternative place to move into. Yahoo Finance - Business finance, stock market, quotes, news wrote: