This Is Weird: US Emission Roared Back Post Lockdown

I would have thought that members of the Cult of Climastrology would have stopped driving their fossil fueled vehicles, and, instead, purchased an EV, or taken public transportation, or a bike or something

US emissions roared back last year after pandemic drop, figures show

Planet-heating emissions roared back in the United States in 2021, dashing hopes that the pandemic would prove a watershed moment in greening American society to address the climate crisis, new figures have shown.

Following the onset of the pandemic in 2020, millions of people switched to working from home, car and airplane travel plummeted and industrial output slowed. This led to a sharp drop in greenhouse gas emissions, spurring predictions that a newly shaped American economy would emerge to help banish the era of fossil fuels.

These forecasts may well have been baseless, however, with the new research showing that US emissions rose by 6.2% last year, compared to 2020. While emissions were still 5% down from 2019 levels, the jump in pollution as people returned to previous rhythms of life was greater than last year’s overall economic growth.

“We expected a rebound but it’s dismaying that emissions came back even faster than the overall economy,” said Kate Larsen, a partner at Rhodium Group, the independent research firm that conducted the analysis. “We aren’t just reducing the carbon intensity of the economy, we are increasing it. We are doing exactly the opposite of what we need to be doing.”

What’s this “we” stuff, Chump? You can do this in your own lives, leave the rest of us who do not want to join in on the little scheme of marching up and down the square restricting our modern lives out of it. Piss off. F off. Take your authoritarian beliefs elsewhere. Of course, they do not want to, because the same people who call Republicans Fascists for wanting *checks notes* less government and more personal freedom want to force people to comply with their cult beliefs, while not doing a darned thing in their own lives. They never were really able to take advantage of Wuhan flu to implement their cult beliefs, thankfully.

Meanwhile, Brandon is doing more to skyrocket energy prices

Biden Administration Blocks Natural Gas Project In New England

The Biden administration approved a plan to block a new natural gas power plant that would’ve powered 500,000 homes from being built in Connecticut.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the plan proposed by utility company ISO New England — an electricity provider in the northeast — effectively killing the project, E&E News reported on Wednesday. In November, ISO New England submitted the plan to block the Killingly Energy Center project over delays

I don’t want to hear complaints for the New England liberals, who are getting what they asked for, when their energy is costlier and less reliable, especially during the cold winter months.

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7 Responses to “This Is Weird: US Emission Roared Back Post Lockdown”

  1. alanstorm says:

    I don’t want to hear complaints for the New England liberals, who are getting what they asked for, when their energy is costlier and less reliable, especially during the cold winter months.

    Amen. You want unicorns and leprechauns, that’s what you get.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr Dana is quite the cartoonist! Kudos!

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Weird. When the economy rebounds, so does CO2 pollution!

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Except CO2 is not a pollutant, dipshit.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

    • david7134 says:

      So Jeff is constantly producing a pollutant. If the liberals would just hold their breath, they would reduce the concentration of there god, CO2.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        There are no such things as gods you silly goose!

        Anyway, didn’t you learn any metabolism in technical college? While CO2 is a pollutant, the CO2 produced from human metabolism doesn’t contribute to global warming. Why, you ask? Because the source of human CO2 is not fossil fuels but much more recently ingested plants and animals (which are also fed plants).

        But you’ve been told this several times. Like most connies, you’re refractory to learning. tRump said it, you believe it, that settles it!

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