The Green New Deal has officially gone way too far, as noted even by Elon Musk, who cautioned against too hasty of a transition.
And that hastiness is becoming all the more clearer in Putin’s present weaponization of energy, which has put Europe in a dire state.
As reported by Ben Zeisloft of The Daily Wire, “energy prices in Europe have increased more than tenfold throughout 2022 amid fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Over the weekend, Russia severed natural gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline until sanctions imposed by Western countries are amended. While several nations introduce consumption restrictions and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveils a ‘mandatory target’ for reducing usage, demand for wood has soared – leading to the rapid harvesting of old-growth forests.”
How are those sanctions working out, “Big Guy” in the White House?
As it seems the sanctions have merely catapulted Europe straight into a recession, right before winter, while further empowering Russia and China.
Which, of course, may have been what Biden was effectively paid to do all along anyway.
After all, the Chinese don’t give out money to the “Big Guy” without expecting mega league payback.
In the meantime, allies suffer tremendously, as Europeans are basically now forced to burn wood for energy, though that apparently is not acceptable at all to green activists.
Thus, to make sure that the foreign enemies get what they want, the Green New Deal’s favorite distraction, Greta Thunberg has come out raging with a statement prewritten by her puppet masters.
“We need to drastically reduce all types of greenhouse gas emissions, not only those from fossil fuels. In addition, and not instead of, we must remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Instead of trusting non-existent, unreliable, and expensive carbon capture technologies, the best way to do that is to protect and restore more forests,” Thunberg ranted, “all subsidies given to burn forest biomass must be reallocated to true renewables such as offshore-wind, solar and geothermal.”
So, in other words, Thunberg would rather see millions of Europeans die from the cold than burn firewood to stay warm for environmental purposes.
Thunberg sadly sounds like she is mimicking scientists to the European Parliament in 2018, who also ranted and raved about the ills of burning firewood.
“Even if forests are allowed to regrow, using wood deliberately harvested for burning will increase carbon in the atmosphere and warming for decades to centuries – as many studies have shown – even when wood replaces coal, oil or natural gas,” the scientists sniffed.
“The reasons are fundamental and occur regardless of whether forest management is ‘sustainable.’ Burning wood is inefficient and therefore emits far more carbon than burning fossil fuels for each kilowatt hour of electricity produced,” the elitists continued.
Wanna bet none of these scientists live as “green friendly” as most people in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere do?
Kind of like UN executives that receive huge salaries for never resolving the wars they were supposed to assist with.
Thunberg continued to rage on in her statement, making it clear that firewood was unacceptable.
“Forest biomass takes minutes to burn, whereas it takes anywhere from decades to centuries for the climate and environmentally harmful tree plantations to [undo the damage of] the carbon emitted,” Thunberg ranted, “this equals decades of carbon debts that we do not have time for.”
Well, Ms. Thunberg, if the war does turn nuclear, which Ukraine is currently threatening, you won’t have to worry about global warming at all …
Author: Ofelia Thornton