The “green” agenda is aptly named, spending a lot of green for results unseen. The best example is a new estimate indicating that lowering the temperature 3/10ths of 1 degree — meaning, postponing so-called “global warming” less than 4 years — would cost $100,000,000,000,000.00.
That’s $100 trillion.
That amount of dollar bills, stacked up, would extend 25 times the distance from the Earth to the moon.
WND.com reports on the story:
The calculation comes from Danish statistician Bjorn Lomborg, the head of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, reports Climate Depot.
Lomborg states: “We will spend at least one hundred trillion dollars in order to reduce the temperature by the end of the century by a grand total of three tenths of one degree – the equivalent of postponing warming by less than four years.”
He explained the calculation is based on the U.N.’s own climate prediction model.
The total is bigger than the world’s gross domestic product.
He warned that if the U.S. “delivers for the whole century on … President Obama’s very ambitious rhetoric, it would postpone global warming by about eight months at the end of the century.”
This is merely an affirmation of a dirty little warmist secret: even if alarmist doomsday predictions were correct, there’d be nothing we could do about them.
Thankfully, they appear wrong — all the way around. First, we’re reportedly now experiencing 20-plus years of stable or even declining temperatures, and WND.com tells us that Arctic sea ice is the same thickness it was 75 years ago.
Moreover, Professor S. Fred Singer, a founding director of the Science & Environmental Policy Project, warned in 2015 that we may be poised to enter another ice age and should “try to figure out how to prevent such cooling episodes, if possible.”
The New York Times explained last year why prevention is wise, citing a Lancet study showing that “cold weather is responsible, directly or indirectly, for 17 times as many deaths as hot weather.”
In reality, warmth equals life, which may be why the tropics boast more than 10 times as many species as does the Arctic.
As for CO2, it’s not pollution — it’s plant food — and higher levels increase crop yields markedly. This explains the dinosaur era’s lush foliage: CO2 levels were 5 to 10 times today’s. It also explains why botanists spend money pumping the gas into greenhouses.
In fact, you may want to make your “carbon footprint” Godzilla size — for the children. Astrobiologist Jack O’Malley-James warned in 2013 that life on Earth will end because of too little CO2. The gas will diminish over time, he warns, until levels are too low for plant photosynthesis (in approximately 1,000,000,000 AD).
The really good news, however, is that there’s one kind of disaster we never have to trouble over.
The one most everyone is troubling over.
The pseudo-elites didn’t foresee the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Rome’s fall, or either world war, and their crystal ball is no better today.
Disaster always comes, somehow, some way, but it’s never an event the “intellectuals” predict. And it’s often something banal — such as leaving future generations impoverished after squandering wealth on pure and utter nonsense.