1st World Warmists simply hate that people in the 3rd world want the same things 1st worlders have (via JGlanton)
(CNS News) President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that unless we find new way of producing energy “the planet will boil over” if people in Africa are allowed to attain air conditioning, automobiles and big houses.
“Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, the planet will boil over — unless we find new ways of producing energy.”
Let’s consider: Obama has a carbon footprint of, conservatively, at least 41,000 metric tons. His little trip to Africa will at least several hundred tons of CO2. The average emissions per capita for South Africa is roughly 10 metric tons. The average world CFP is around 4 tons. For continental Africa, the average is around 2 tons. The continent has roughly 14% of the worlds’ population but only 3.6% of the emissions. Most live in what 1st worlders would consider abject poverty, meaning they don’t have government paid for housing with government paid for TVs, fridges, and air conditioning. Instead, they often live in huts and hovels with unsanitary conditions
According to UNESCO, unsanitized water causes billions of preventable diseases annually, from diarrhea (4 billion), cholera (120,000), malaria (300-500 million), intestinal parasites (25% of world’s population), typhoid (12 million), trachoma (6 million), and schistosomiesis (200 million). list from highest to least affected
The president gave short shrift to these more traditional health concerns during his visit to the continent. Instead, Obama implied several times that the U.S. would only encourage growth in Africa should it be grounded in “clean energy strategies” and not in “corrupting” energy economies that gave rise to unprecedented levels of health and prosperity among Western nations.
Warmists have been railing against those in the 3rd world using air conditioners for years now, as the practice grows. Yet, Warmists in the 1st World refuse to give up their own AC.