Surprise: Fighting Climate Crisis (scam) Means Big Changes To America

Climate cultist Seth Borenstein, who’s been a leading pusher of the climate crisis scam in the Credentialed Media for a long time, tries to put a positive spin on having to change everything about America

Fighting climate change in America means changes to America

Climate isn’t the only thing changing.

What comes next in the nation’s struggle to combat global warming will probably transform how Americans drive, where they get their power and other bits of day-to-day life, both quietly and obviously, experts say. So far the greening of America has been subtle, driven by market forces, technology and voluntary actions.

The Biden administration is about to change that. (snip)

“You will no longer be going to a gas station, but you will need to charge your vehicle whether at home or on the road,” said Kate Larsen, director of international climate policy research at the Rhodium Group. “It may be a whole new way of thinking about transportation for the average person.”

But it will still be your car, which is why most of the big climate action over the next 10 years won’t be too noticeable, said Princeton University ecologist Stephen Pacala.

“The single biggest difference is that because wind and solar is distributed you will see a lot more of it on the landscape,” said Pacala, who leads a decarbonizing America study by the National Academy of Sciences that comes out next week.

So, they’re pretty much going to force you out of your fossil fueled vehicle, but, it won’t matter where the charging stations are, because even 10 years from now most EVs will be too expensive to purchase except tiny ones. What are families going to do? And, because of the short ranges and long time to charge, long trips will be out for most people. And, rather than a beautiful landscape you’ll see it spoiled by wind turbines and solar panels.

Other recent detailed scientific studies show that because of dropping wind, solar and battery prices, Biden’s net-zero carbon goal can be accomplished far cheaper than feared in the past and with health benefits “many, many times” outweighing the costs, said Pacala, who was part of one study at Princeton. Those studies agree on what needs to be done for decarbonization, and what Biden has come out with ”is doing the things that everyone now is concluding that we should do,” Pacala said.

These are the type of shifts that don’t cost much — about $1 day per person — and won’t require people to abandon their current cars and furnaces, but replace them with cleaner electric vehicles and heat pumps when it comes time for a new one, said Margaret Torn, a senior science at the Department’s of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, who co-authored a peer-reviewed study Wednesday.

The article doesn’t really say what those other shifts really are, but, hey, it’s just about a $1 a day! And then all the increased costs that get shifted from businesses to consumers. And, let’s be honest, if these climate cult grifters are saying a $1 a day, it’s probably more like $10-100 a day. If it was so cheap they’d change their own lives, right?

Biden’s executive orders featured plans for an all-electric federal fleet of vehicles, conserving 30% of the country’s land and waters, doubling the nation’s offshore wind energy and funding to help communities become more resilient to climate disasters. Republicans and fossil fuel interests objected, calling the actions job-killers.

Um, they were and are job killers.

All this work on power and vehicles, that’s easy compared with decarbonizing agriculture with high methane emissions from livestock and high-heat industrial processes such as steel-making, Breakthrough’s Hausfather said.

“There’s no silver bullet for agriculture,” Hausfather said. “There’s no solar panels for cows so to speak, apart from meat alternatives, but even there you have challenges around consumer acceptance.”

So, next up to destroy is agriculture. How happy will people be when their food costs skyrocket and products are limited? Will people be happy when the federal government is dictating every aspect of their lives?

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5 Responses to “Surprise: Fighting Climate Crisis (scam) Means Big Changes To America”

  1. Hairy says:

    Teach
    Every year the cost of EVs goes down as technology improves
    Especially battery performance changes every year just as it does on computing power
    You should figure that the decrease in cost v. Performance will follow tgat of computers
    Remember how much computers used to cost versus now ?

  2. Jl says:

    So John, where does the power used to charge the batteries of those electric cars come from? Hint:not from windmills..

  3. Dana says:

    Our esteemed host quoted:

    “You will no longer be going to a gas station, but you will need to charge your vehicle whether at home or on the road,” said Kate Larsen, director of international climate policy research at the Rhodium Group. “It may be a whole new way of thinking about transportation for the average person.”

    But it will still be your car, which is why most of the big climate action over the next 10 years won’t be too noticeable, said Princeton University ecologist Stephen Pacala.

    It will be very noticeable, as you have to spend 45 minutes, or perhaps longer, at the ‘on the road’ charging station, rather than the 5 to 10 minutes it takes you to stop and fill your fuel tank now.

    Me? I’m fortunate enough to have a garage with separate sparktricity, in which I can install a car charger, and I have the tools, knowledge and skill to install it myself. If we bought a plug in electric car, we could charge it overnight.

    But how many people have a garage with sufficient electric power — a 240 volt, 50 amp circuit — to do this? Our host lives in a condo; does he have a safe, secure, dedicated charging spot? Millions upon millions of urban dwellers have to catch as catch can on finding a place to park their vehicles.

  4. alanstorm says:

    If you support the “decarbonization” of the country but do NOT advocate for nuclear power, you should lose the right to vote. After all, we don’t let children vote (yet).

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