Say, What Would A Zero-Carbon Country Look Like Or Something

CNN takes a stab at it, and, doesn’t do a really good job at saying that this would be super awesome. It’s doubtful that the network is trying to say it would not be a great place, what with all their Cult of Climastrology leanings (except in the Travel Section, where they advocate taking all sorts of fossil fueled travel. And their ads, from companies that require the use of fossil fuels)

What would life be like in a zero-carbon country?

Drastic restrictions on almost every aspect of people’s lives, from the cars they drive, the way they heat their homes, to the fridges they buy — even the food stored in them. That is the reality of what awaits us in 2050 if a UK government pledge to cut greenhouse emissions to “net zero” is to be met.

If it can do it, the country will become the world’s first major economy to stop contributing to climate change. (snip)

Petrol and diesel vehicles will need to be phased out and replaced by electric or hydrogen powered ones by 2035. Consumption of beef, lamb and dairy must be cut by 20% by 2050. No houses built after 2025 will be connected to the gas grid. The owners of older buildings will need to switch their heating system to a low carbon one by around 2035. (snip)

“The methane created by livestock is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide … so we will have to reduce meat consumption, but it’s unlikely that we will reduce livestock to zero,” said Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, which is part of London School of Economics.

Aviation and shipping are other sectors where low-carbon alternatives don’t yet exist. “They are quite high carbon sectors, they are rapidly growing, and the decarbonization pathway is more uncertain for them,” said Barny Evans, renewable energy expert at WSP, a sustainability consultancy.

So, it sure seems like The Government is going to be telling us how to live our lives, what we can eat, which appliances we can purchase, whether we can fly, jacking up the cost of living and the cost of homes, while making travel utterly expensive because most cannot afford those electric vehicles (what are they powered with?).

Reaching net zero will cost about £1 trillion ($1.3 trillion), a price that for some, is simply too much. One vocal critic is Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg, who called the net zero policy “pointless” because the UK is only responsible for around 1% of global emissions. He argues the cost of the plan will far exceed its benefits, and advocates for more investment into research and development instead.

Over time, it doesn’t seem like a lot. But

The investments required to get to net zero will be around 1% to 2% of GDP each year, according to the Climate Change Committee. But dealing with the consequences of unchecked warming — rising sea levels, for example — would be way more expensive, it said.

That means taxes in the U.K. will skyrocket while earnings for citizens will go down as economic commerce drops.

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5 Responses to “Say, What Would A Zero-Carbon Country Look Like Or Something”

  1. Dana says:

    Old joke: Why do the British drink warm beer? Because Lucas Electric makes their refrigerators!

    Lucas did the electric work on the 1978 MGB we used to have, and it was an electrical disaster.

  2. Kye says:

    As you know Dana, I used to buy and sell Rolls Royce motorcars from the 50’s to the 90’s as a hobby. Well, the Rolls’ from the 50’s to 70’s had Lucas electric and the electrical system was always going out. Two drops of rain. That’s all it took. Hell, the “fuses” on some were metal wire strips from one pole to another. It was ridiculous. When I compare the new Bentley Mulsanne we have now with my first 1954 Bentley R (I bought in 1973) it’s like the new one is from an advanced civilization from space.

    Trump 2020

  3. formwiz says:

    What would life be like in a zero-carbon country?

    Ever see Robin Hood?

    PS Israel has officially renamed one of its Golan Heights settlements Trump Heights.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      “The settlement isn’t exactly new. Currently known as Bruchim, it is over 30 years old and has a population of 10 people.”

      An illegal settlement of 10 people named after tRump. Fitting.

      Meanwhile: AG Mandelblit has recommended pressing criminal charges against Bibi Netanyahu in three corruption cases…

      Netanyahu has denied all the allegations against him and has called the charges the product of a media-orchestrated witch hunt to try and remove him from office.

      Meanwhile: Mrs. Netanyahu pleaded guilty to lesser charges after admitting she defrauded Israeli taxpayers of over $100,000.

  4. Kye says:

    “An illegal settlement of 10 people named after tRump. Fitting.”

    Please explain how the settlement formerly known as Bruchin illegal? Then explain how it’s “fitting”. Your Trump mental illness is now controlling your every thought and you don’t even know it. How sad.

    What exactly do you have against Netanyahu and his wife? What have they done to you? I find it interesting when you hate someone you seem to hate their entire family. Is that a psychosis?

    Trump 2020

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