Fortunately, We Aren’t Sacrificing Virgins To The Climate Gods

Yet. Here’s Longboat Key News’ Tom Burgum

At least we don’t sacrifice virgins anymore

It was a belief in some ancient cultures temperature could be altered, draughts ended, the rise of oceans halted, merely by throwing a couple luckless virgins into a volcano. Some would think this makes the Incas and Mayans appear misogynistic but, it’s much more likely they didn’t think the gods were much interested in young boys. As I said, it was an ancient culture.

Before you smirk in condescension because these illiterate savages were not conversant with such natural phenomena as the Pacific decadal oscillation, you might look at today’s human folly where we in the United States propose to sacrifice a good bit of our economy in hopes of appeasing the global warming gods. Oh yes, there is not much difference in the religious fervor of the global warming, climate change or weather disruption crowd today and the Inca priests who thought their pathetic and cruel activities could influence the climate.

You have to look no further than the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposed rules which will, according to the United States Chamber of Commerce, cost the American economy $51 billion, as well as 224,000 jobs, every year through 2030. The EPA has much lower estimates but the Government Accountability Office found that the EPA was using a study outdated by 20 years and even when new only took into account four industrial sectors.

According to a study by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), “The United States is already facing the loss of 60 gigawatts of power over the next three years, the result of older coal plants being forced to shut down because they cannot comply with the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards enacted in 2012.”

Make sure to read the rest. And ask Warmists what they themselves are personally sacrificing.

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2 Responses to “Fortunately, We Aren’t Sacrificing Virgins To The Climate Gods”

  1. Jeffery says:

    This is what we call a zombie lie: killed repeatedly, but coming back to life.

    “You have to look no further than the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new proposed rules which will, according to the United States Chamber of Commerce, cost the American economy $51 billion, as well as 224,000 jobs, every year through 2030. The EPA has much lower estimates but the Government Accountability Office found that the EPA was using a study outdated by 20 years and even when new only took into account four industrial sectors.”

    The Chamber of Commerce “study” was debunked by every fact-checking organization extant. There is no evidence to suggest that the EPA rule will hurt the economy. Even if we assume the CoC computer models are accurate (they aren’t; garbage in, garbage out), $51 billion a year in a $15,000 billion a year economy is not much (0.3%). The nation employs about 150 million people (and rising). 224,000 represents a change of 0.1%. By contrast, the collapse of the housing bubble cost our economy about 9 million jobs.

    Using even the CoC bogus numbers, in a couple of years, the Great Recession hurt our economy 3 times worse than all the proposed global warming mitigation will through 2030.

    There is no evidence that global warming mitigation will harm the overall economy. Of course, the coal industry will suffer. But the battery sector will flourish. Of course, gasoline powered cars will be phased out, but electric vehicles will flourish. Turbines, batteries, solar panels, energy efficient homes and offices do not build themselves! The CoC failed to account for any sectors that would replace coal.

    When autos became popular, the buggy whip industry took a hit.

    In any event, this fits the predictions. Deniers first denied it was even warming. Next they claimed it wasn’t because of man and CO2. Now, you’re entering stage 3 Denialism: it’s too expensive or too late to fix, or even that global warming will be beneficial.

  2. John says:

    Teach a coal power plant has a useful service life of 50 years with a rebuild at 30 years
    Would you personally invest knowing that renewable costs are going down while
    Coal costs are going up ?
    All Americans are helping to reduce carbon pollution which is why we currently are at a 10 year low on CO2

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