Governments and business leaders from many countries are changing their minds on net zero.
International investors are also ditching renewable energy projects faster than any other funds on record.
Meanwhile, our federal and state governments and business leaders continue to waste huge sums of taxpayer and investors’ money on renewables that will never fully or economically replace fossil fuels.
A few of our smarter politicians are well aware of this and are trying to convince others.
Australian Nationals Senator Matt Canavan said recently that net zero has “absolutely carked it.” He believes that it is “totally insane” and unachievable.
“Almost everything we grow or make relies on the use of fossil fuels,” he said.
Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace agrees.
He stated on US TV, “If we banned fossil fuels, agricultural production would collapse in a very short period of time. People will begin to starve…..and up to half the world’s population could die.”
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has put the brakes on banning new petrol/diesel cars and residential gas heating. And hopefully that’s not the end of it.
He said, “We are not going to save the planet by bankrupting the British people.”
Thanks to its additional nuclear power, the UK produces even less CO2 than Australia – about 1% – so why would its PM put his citizens through all the trauma of net zero when it will have virtually no impact on global warming?
France’s President Macron has said that gas boilers will not be banned. He has also avoided declaring a date for phasing out fossil fuels.
France produces 70% of its electricity from nuclear power.
Meanwhile, our PM Tony Albanese and Energy Minister Chris ‘Blackouts’ Bowen continue to oppose nuclear because they believe it’s too expensive.
In their view, all 36 countries that operate nuclear power plants have got it wrong and they – together with the equally misguided New Zealand government – have got it right.
The facts are clear. Nuclear energy is moderately cheap medium to long term and it is also safe, reliable and emissions free. Unfortunately, facts have never mattered much to Albanese and Bowen – or their Labor-Greens comrades for that matter.
In the Netherlands, the Farmer-Citizen Movement is now the dominant party in the Dutch Senate and every provincial assembly. They are opposing the Greens/Marxist push to close down the Dutch economy.
Germany is resurrecting its coal plants and some of its large corporations such as Volkswagen, Siemens, and BASF are leaving their homeland as a result of increased operating costs caused by its Greens-led push for net zero.
Sweden has abandoned its 2045 renewables target and Norway has approved the development of 19 oil and gas fields.
NZ’s new government will hopefully review their ridiculous climate change policies in relation to nuclear energy and also, believe it or not, the taxing of livestock for methane emissions and transforming sheep and cattle farms into pine plantations. Yes, you read that correctly – they want to reduce their food supply!
As you’d expect, the latter has caused a revolt among rural voters.
And this is in a country that would be entirely dependent on its own food production should a regional war break out.
It’s hard to make this stuff up – but Jacinda Ardern’s socialist Labour government in NZ managed to do so. No wonder they were turfed out of office!
New Zealand only produces 0.17% of global CO2 emissions, which is approx. 1/6th of Australia’s, so once again nothing they do will have any meaningful effect on global warming.
Meanwhile, China produces 31% of global CO2 emissions and is currently building even more coal power plants to cope with their own military expansion requirements as well as provide ‘assistance’ to countries they would like to bring under their control by way of debt manipulation. Back in Australia, Professor Ian Plimer has been vocal in his criticism of net zero.
He told ADHTV that, “The fundamentals of science include that you do not tamper with original evidence. That has happened with our temperature record, where the past has been deliberately cooled which makes it look like we’re warming. That is fraud!” His book ‘Green Murder’ is well worth reading.
Senator Ralph Babet told the Australian Parliament that net zero is a “complete and utter scam, designed to shut down our nation and enrich predatory globalists as well as the Chinese Communist Party.” He’s certainly right about that.
And, of course, the whole case for net zero is based on the totally false assumption that human-created CO2 is the major cause of global warming. It isn’t – humans only produce about 3% of global CO2 emissions.
Many reputable scientists are now stating the truth on CO2 but it’s hard going when so many people in powerful positions have so much to gain from promoting the ‘climate emergency’ lie.
The Epoch Times freelance journalist, Nicole James, has conducted research on this topic, some of which has been incorporated in this article and so my thanks go to her.