Excitable Bill McKibben: We Need To Stop Burning Things To Stop Climate Crisis (scam)

It might just only be grand high poobah Bill McKibben writing this, but, he’s a major Cult of Climastrology player, and other cultists will follow along

To Counter Climate Change, We Need to Stop Burning Things

If one wanted a basic rule of thumb for dealing with the climate crisis, it would be: stop burning things. Human beings have made use of combustion for a very long time, ever since the first campfires cooked the first animals for dinner, allowing our brains to get larger. Now those large brains have come to understand that burning stuff is destroying the stable climate on which civilization depends.

By this point, it’s pretty clear to almost everyone that we’d be better off not burning coal, the first fossil fuel that we learned to set on fire in a big way. The explosions set off by a billion spark plugs every second around the world are—for serious motorheads—being replaced by the electric engines in the most admired cars on earth. Even natural gas, long heralded as the clean fossil fuel, is now widely understood to be climate-dangerous, spewing both CO2 and methane. That leaves the original fuel for fires: wood.

In the early years of the climate crisis, scientists thought that “biomass” was an exception to the burning rule. That’s because, when you cut down a tree and burn it, another one eventually grows in its place, theoretically sucking up the carbon dioxide that the burning emitted. But, in recent years, researchers have upended those calculations. For one thing, wood burns inefficiently, producing large amounts of carbon for each unit of energy that it produces. Worse, it takes decades for those forests to regrow and suck up that carbon—decades that we don’t have. We’re breaking the back of the climate system in real time and, as we’ve known for years, burning wood hurts, not helps. So far, large-scale biomass-burning to produce electricity has not become a major factor in the United States, but the fight is on: in Massachusetts, for example, where there’s a proposal to build an enormous wood-burning plant in Springfield, opponents are trying to insure that biomass isn’t counted as renewable energy under state guidelines.

That’s right, Bill is coming after burning all the other things besides fossil fuels, including wood (and those fake logs) in your fireplace, when you go camping, a nice bonfire on the beach (actually, Warmists went after those in places like California back in the early part of this century). People in Europe have been relying on wood pellets for heat, because all the climate cult regulations have made heating their homes with other sources expensive and unreliable. And the climate cult wants to stop the solution to the problem the cult created.

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5 Responses to “Excitable Bill McKibben: We Need To Stop Burning Things To Stop Climate Crisis (scam)”

  1. ruralcounsel says:

    McKibben is still around? I’d have figured his abysmal track record of predicting doom and mayhem would have sidelined his useless ignorant self by now. I guess the mainstream media still likes to pull their flawed information from a Vermont hippie freak (Vermont gets so many of these Harvard educated idiots … it’s a hazard of being next to Massachusetts) from Ripton … makes them feel like they’ve just visited a carnival fortuneteller. About just as good odds of getting the truth, too. He must still be trying to make a living by peddling his doom-and-gloom nonsense to all the “greenies.” What a con job. He has no scientific background … I think he was a journalist major or something and made his career pandering to various bleeding heart causes. I have never understood where people give this nutjob any credibility.

  2. Jl says:

    The clowns finally figured out biomass is detrimental? There’ve been people telling them that for years-but I guess the *science* on that wasn’t settled…

  3. CC says:

    Since one single fire season in CA spewed enough smoke to be seen from space, this shmuck thinks our little 50 gallon drum fires are going to mean jack shit.
    What a buffoon.

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Thought McKibben was replaced by that teenage Swedish whore who dropped out of school.

    Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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