May 24, 2012

So, will Al Gore and company be pleased?

As reported by Andrew Montford, FT says Shale gas slashes US carbon emissions:

The shale gas boom in the US has led to a big drop in its carbon emissions, as power generators switch from coal to cheap gas.

According to the International Energy Agency, US energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, fell by 450m tonnes over the past five years – the largest drop among all countries surveyed....

This is a good test of whether the people who claim to care about man-made global warming actually do.

Stop global warming sign covered with snow

Posted by John Weidner at May 24, 2012 6:15 AM

Do you even have to ask? Of course not. We're supposed to rely on solar and wind power.Cheaper and cleaner fossil fuels are their worst nightmare.

Posted by: David Hoffman at May 24, 2012 2:33 PM

What they want is control.
They would rather manage economic scarcity than encourage economic growth.

Posted by: Terry at May 27, 2012 9:37 AM

I try hard not to ascribe other people's motives to them, since when they do it to me it offends me.

That said, it is an interesting question isn't it?

Posted by: Dean Esmay at May 30, 2012 1:06 PM

Hi Dean.

It's always seemed odd to me that people who claim to be worried about an oncoming catastrophe don't want to listen to anything that says we may not have to worry. If you were an astronomer and announced the imminent demise of the Earth from an asteroid collision... and I said you may have mis-calculated... wouldn't that make you happy? Would you not say, "I'd love to be wrong on this. Tell me more."?

Posted by: John Weidner at May 31, 2012 12:44 PM
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