Three of the report’s scenarios predict rising temperatures will likely exceed 2 degrees Celsius in the 21st century unless there is a sharp reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Such an increase would result in increased heat waves, flooding, droughts, tropical cyclones, and reductions in Arctic sea ice, according to the report.
A current case before the Public Utility Commission (PUC) may illustrate how that regulatory board has become an unaccountable fourth branch of government, dedicated to accelerating the current preoccupation with defeating the Menace of Climate Change.
At the July 26 meeting of the Vermont Climate Council, member Richard Cowart raised what he admitted might be “a thorny question.” Thorny or not, it was a very good one.
Koonin agrees that the Earth has warmed around 1 degree Celsius since the tailing off of the Little Ice Age around 1850, and is likely to be another 1 degree warmer by the end of this century. But he is alarmed at scientifically insupportable predictions of approaching climate catastrophes.
So there you have it. The people supposed to be considering all perspectives in transitioning to a ‘just climate economy’ are shoving aside the voices who are being hurt the most from Vermont’s insistence that green energy must work for everyone.
Everybody from President Joe Biden down to Gov. Phil Scott is busy promoting electric cars as the major means of cutting down the 43% of carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector. Let’s ask where will all the lithium come from to run those lithium ion batteries.
The legislation, which Maine’s legislature passed with overwhelming support earlier this month, is the first bill nationwide to shift recycling costs away from consumers, according to its sponsor Democratic state Rep. Nicole Grohoski.
Known as the “30 x 30 plan,” the directive is part of a United Nations Agenda 2030 land and sustainable development goal, which directs nations to conserve land and water to combat climate change. Biden refers to the policy as part of the United State’s acceptance of rejoining the Paris Agreement.
So to recap, the greenhouse gas reduction plan we’re going to get in December from the Vermont Climate Council will be anti-individual responsibility, anti-capitalist and anti-White. Can’t wait to see it.
The personal finance website’s report, titled “2021’s Most and Least Energy-Expensive States,” places Vermont as the 14th most expensive energy state among the 50 states and District of Columbia.
When the renewable boondoggle implodes, perhaps real solutions to limitless consumption will be sought, rather than false panaceas that benefit a few corporate and political “stakeholders” while dragging us all backward economically and environmentally.
The Global Warming Solutions Act isn’t about the environment. It never was and never could be, as Vermont’s greenhouse gas contributions are a non-factor in impacting global climate trends. It’s about restructuring our government policy and our economy along the lines of Critical Race Theory using environmental concerns.