We Can Fight Russian Aggression By Decarbonizing Or Something

You know what? You first, climate cult chumps at the San Francisco Chronicle

Want to fight Russian aggression in Ukraine and beyond? Decarbonize

st greta carOn Monday, a day Russian rockets and artillery were falling on Ukrainian towns and cities, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put out its most alarming report to date, warning that fossil fuel driven climate change has already “led to some irreversible impacts as natural and human systems are pushed beyond their ability to adapt.” (snip)

Yet, when the Biden administration first announced these sweeping sanctions, many analysts noted the huge exception for energy-related financing. This means that any transactions involving Russian fossil fuel exports — the core of the Russian economy — remain exempt from sanctions. (snip)

President Biden is right to worry about the impact of high energy prices on the U.S. and global economies, especially with inflation already taking a toll. But the reason that Russia holds so much leverage is because we have done so little to decarbonize since the oil embargoes of the 1970s, imposed by OPEC during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Even the European Union countries (that have done much more to green their energy use) are incredibly dependent on Russian natural gas, particularly Germany, putting them in a very vulnerable position.

Or, we could stop importing and drill our own. We could work with Canada, as well.

Why has the U.S. fared so poorly in weaning itself off oil, particularly since solar and wind are now cheaper to bring online in most regions than coal, oil and gas?

The reasons are complex, but the usual suspects are mostly to blame — fossil fuel corporations with their decades of lies and misinformation, and the politicians and parties, particularly the Republican Party, which have nested comfortably in their pockets.

But, mostly because they are cheap, reliable, dependable, and affordable, so much so that most climate cultists refuse to give up their own fossil fueled vehicles, boats, motorcycles, and airplane flights.

Rapidly transitioning the U.S. and global economies to renewable energy would not only weaken our foes, it will also save millions of lives while strengthening our national security and protecting our common future.

The first step, done in support of the people of Ukraine, should be sanctioning Russia’s natural gas exports. The next step should be getting the U.S. off oil and natural gas.

Who will this hurt? The poor and middle class folks. Climate cultists do not care.

They do not care if it will hurt you. But, they won’t do it for their own lives.

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4 Responses to “We Can Fight Russian Aggression By Decarbonizing Or Something”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Well when you’re personally invested in EVs this just doesn’t seem kosher.


    Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. ruralcounsel says:

    This attempt to force the public off of petroleum-based fuels has two major problems.

    First, it is premature by at least 3 or 4 decades. Technology for alternatives is not developed sufficiently to be a reliable substitute. It may NEVER be a reliable substitute.

    Second, it is immoral for government to try to manipulate energy markets in order to influence prices that force consumers to make different choices than they would otherwise make if they could freely chose based on true manipulated market prices. This kind of evil social engineering and manipulation is NOT what we have government for. This breaks the social contract between government and citizens.

    • ruralcounsel says:

      …if they could freely chose based on true *un-manipulated *market prices.

  3. Professor Hale says:

    Transition = “higher prices are intentional so no way we will try to stop them”

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