Skip to comments.Biden’s on the verge of losing on climate change (only 8.63 years left)
Posted on 06/12/2022 3:29:26 AM PDT by Libloather
On Monday, fending off what threatened to be a crippling blow to growth in the rooftop solar energy industry, President Biden announced a set of executive actions intended to protect the industry. That - if it isn’t successfully challenged in court - may be a modest success in Biden’s effort to transition the U.S. economy into one that runs on clean energy. But such successes have been fewer than what environmentalists had hoped for.
Despite assuming office with what activists describe as the most ambitious climate change agenda in history, Biden has experienced a series of setbacks that threaten to leave him with little progress on the issue, showing just how hard contending with climate change can be in a chokepoint-filled federal system, such as that of the United States.
The president is facing backsliding on almost every front in his fight against climate change: His clean energy proposals are stuck in the Senate, surging oil and gas prices have even Democratic state governments cutting gasoline taxes, and the need to wean America’s European allies off Russian fossil fuels has led the administration to propose boosting gas exports. Also, a bill passed by the House of Representatives could get in the way of offshore wind energy expansion.
Meanwhile, the president’s broad power to regulate under existing laws is being constricted: One federal court ruling forced him to sell new fossil fuel leases on federal lands and waters; and the Supreme Court is on the verge of limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate carbon dioxide, the most prevalent greenhouse gas causing global warming.
“It’s hard to be a glass-half-full kind of person at this moment,” Jake Schmidt, senior strategic director for international climate at the Natural Resources Defense Council, told Yahoo News.
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My guess - she owns a mansion und a yacht.
The window of opportunity is closing because more and more people have figured out that measures aimed at dealing with “climate change” are a con game, and they’re not buying the B.S. anymore.
“We have to destroy the economy to save the planet.”
Actual truthful but unspoken Dem plan.
If we eliminate our carbon footprint, what are trees gonna breathe?
Asking on behalf of the trees who live in my yard.
No worries mate, volcanos put up more than enough CO2 to keep it above 150ppm where trees start to struggle. rest easy at 400+ ppm it will be at least a century for the oceans to pull that number down by 100ppm. The trees will be fine, and the grass too.
You mean people don’t like paying $5 a gallon for gas to save the planet? /sarc
It’s amazing how many follow the new religion.
What the Joe Stolen/”Que mala” Harris regime is doing now is in no way “green energy”, the environmental cost of the construction of both windmills and solar panels is fearsome, to say the least. The cost of mining, processing and building the solar panels, and the construction of the windmill towers, consumes vast amounts of scarce resources, particularly rare earths and land upon which they are placed. Then there is the problem with recycling the future disposal of the systems as they finally fail and have to be taken down. Most of the materials used cannot be recycled in any way, shape, form or manner.
If there is a move to truly “green” energy sources, the adoption of a much newer design of nuclear power plants, powered by thorium rather than uranium, should be the next step taken. Thorium-fueled molten salt reactors overcome just about every one of the objections made regarding Uranium-fueled light water atomic reactors. And they are inherently much more safe to be placed near or even within high-population areas, doing away with the need for long transmission lines stretching for miles from the power generation station to the industrial and population centers. Power grids, where they are necessary, can be much more localized and decentralized.
There are several other potential sources of electrical power generation available, other than wind or solar, all much more reliable and yes, compact. We already have the technology, only the will to apply it is missing.
This article has been the best one yet of how much the green agenda is playing havoc with the American and world economy and how much tomfoolery they are causing with little gain.
They are committing economic and social suicide in order to fast track agenda to appease their mental heath and wealth distribution schemes.
To truly develop their plans they need to make parallel energy systems to build up their green energy capacity to to exceed the existing fossil fuel economy before taking down the old. Right now it’s about tearing down fossil fuels without a functioning replacement.
And just think - Joe could have just kept things rocking along, building on the success of Trump’s economic plans... but no.
If only they hadn’t followed Greta’s advice, they would likely be unbeatable this year.
a recent study shows that the reduction in air pollution has caused temperatures to rise because the smog shaded us to a certain extent.
But I am 100% certain liberals wont encourage more smog to cool the planet.
Carbon Dioxide 0.04%
Other gases (mostly Argon) 0.96%
And they know how much Carbon Dioxide should be in the Atmosphere at any point in time how?
Will our plants survive??
This is just a quick summary of the most obvious flaws in the “green energy” theories of the lunatic left-wing fringe.
(1) Solar panels, wind turbines and high-capacity batteries contain cadmium, antimony and lead (a small subset of the elements known as “heavy metals”). Cadmium causes cancer. All three are poisonous. The expected service life of any electric appliance is 20 years, and this trio is no exception. When the appliances burn out, they go into the back of a garbage truck and get crush, then they get hauled to the landfill and buried. Rainwater seeps in through the cracks caused by the crushing, and leaches out these heavy metals into the groundwater. So we poison every drop of drinking water in North America to keep the ocean from rising 28 feet. That’s brilliant. NOT.
(1)(A) The service life for the battery of an electric car is only five years. At a minimum of $28,000 (the better Tesla models are over $100,000), that means six years of financing. So you have to replace the battery a year before the car is paid for, at a cost of roughly $20,000. This may be the first vehicle type that would see a fairly common practice of “second mortgages.”
(2) About 90% of these appliances are manufactured in China. We would become just as dependent upon China for energy, as we were upon Iran and Saudi Arabia in the early 1970s. This is another brilliant move. NOT.
(3) The raw materials for these appliances, such as lithium, are mined under appalling conditions by slave labor, often including child labor. And they’re extremely damaging to the environment in their own way. Think of West Virginia strip mining in the 1960s, but much, much bigger.
(4) We’d have to upgrade the entire electric grid. Typical residential grids can only recharge three Teslas per city block. They can’t handle more current than that. If you plug in a fourth one, you get a California-style brownout or blackout.
(5) You need a bare minimum of 30 minutes to recharge. You can fill up your gas tank on a current vehicle in under five minutes. So any gas station converting to a recharging station needs six times as much real estate. This is a very serious problem in the city, where most electric vehicle users would live.
When one good reason to NOT do something is all that any reasonable person would need, how many good reasons does the lunatic left-wing fringe need?
And in southern California and Nevada and Arizona, the climate is reverting to norm. The intense reginal drought that is the climatic norm that produced the deserts has returned
This summer, there will be trouble caused by a lack of water and the resultant strain on electrical power.
The recent past decades were wet and were anomaly.
“and the Supreme Court is on the verge of limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate carbon dioxide”
Everyone’s watching abortion, but this pretty much ends the top-down, uncontrolled, Green Movement if it’s a good decision. We shall see.
When you look at the country Jo Jo the Peverted Pedophile
Clown and his band of “Migrants” is creating, I’m starting to think it might be better for “climate change” to win and put this world out of its misery. The human “beans” have gone full retard. A planet full of total retards is a great danger to the universe.
I'd like to see a solar panel manufacturing plant run off of 100% solar power. A wind turbine plant run strictly off of wind power. Then carry that out to every step, from the mining of the raw materials to distribution and installation for solar/wind products, all run off of solar/wind.
Bet it can't be done.
Melinda Pierce is living in a bad movie
What about the end of the world Algore clock that came and went with Nuffin
Wait , Melinda Pierce has Crystal Balls
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