THE GREEN NEW DEAL AND OUR WAY OF LIFE

In view of the grave concerns raised by 5 to 17 year old children on the impact of CO2 on the Earth’s climate, the government will introduce legislation to address the most pressing issue of our times, namely CO2 emissions and the ensuing climate mayhem that they cause. See Appendix 1.

 

CO2 has risen to record levels from 0.0280% (pre-industrial) to 0.0405% today. See Appendix 2.

 

The policy, inspired by the GND, has four main aspects, for starters:

1) Adult Only Flights

 

As of 1 January 2020, juveniles below the age of 18 will no longer be allowed to fly on commercial flights within the USA and between the USA and foreign destinations. A reciprocal arrangement will apply to incoming flights that will not be allowed to land on US soil, if there are juveniles on board.

 

The government appreciates this will have a major impact on family holidays and tourism. But that is the policy goal. We can no longer allow families flying all over the place simply for the sake of seeking some sunshine. Tourism is just one of the most useless and resource wasteful activities known to Mankind. What is the point in wrecking the Earth’s climate to go and gaze at the Eiffel Tower, or to go visit Euro Disney, when an equally enjoyable time can be had at our homegrown attractions?

 

The government appreciates this is going to have a catastrophic impact on the airline and airport industries. But that is a policy goal. We can longer condone these evil, polluting companies. The US will press our allies throughout the OECD to follow suit.

 

Given time this should also have a catastrophic impact on the airplane manufacturing sectors. We expect Boeing and GE to be hardest hit.

2) An End to Cruise and Ferry Lines

 

The government is often accused of lacking foresight and we wish to stress that we are smart enough to recognize that selfish, polluting families may simply try to avoid the adult-only flight policy by using cruise and ferries boats instead. The government sees no way of tackling this problem other than to close down all cruise and ferry lines.

 

- The activity of transporting a two-ton SUV on board a ship running on filthy, dirty bunker fuel needs to be consigned to history.

- The idea of families boarding a ship to simply drive around Europe looking at stuff, while wrecking the Earth’s climate, needs to be stopped.

 

The government is aware that these policies may seem to be anti-tourism. Nothing could be further from the truth. We remain committed to a robust, albeit crippled, tourist industry.

 

Children will simply need to learn how to enjoy beach holidays at home. And to prove this point, children will still be allowed to travel on all-electric trains. And really rich families will even be allowed to take cars on trips, so long as they are all-electric vehicles.

3) An End to Driving to School

 

The government will introduce a ban on children being driven to school by their parents in petrol or diesel cars.

We will continue to allow children of very wealthy families to be driven to school in all-electric vehicles.

Hybrid plug-in electric vehicles will not face an immediate, ban but will be phased out over three years.

 

To enforce this ban children will be encouraged to spy on their friends (or enemies) by taking pictures of children covertly being dropped off just around the corner and sharing these images on social media. This should create a deterrent to “illegal child dropping”.

4) Phasing Out of Gas or Oil Heating Systems in Schools

 

The government will introduce a bill to phase out gas or oil heating systems in all our schools by 2022. Schools will instead be obliged to install all-electric heating that runs exclusively on in-situ, off-grid, renewable energy systems. Using the latest SMART technology it is anticipated that this should be simple and straightforward to achieve.

 

Here’s the clever part. Children of all ages (5 to 17) will be allowed to participate in designing these SMART heating systems. The Government does not have spare funds to support this initiative ,so schools will have to pay for it out of existing budgets. However, since renewable energy prices have tumbled, paying for this should not be a problem. If schools struggle to meet this bill, they will be encouraged to either lay-off staff or ask parents to pay for this vital flagship policy.

 

APPENDIX 1

The temperature graph for Central England covering about 350 years is shown below. This chart was chosen, because New England does not have such a temperature record.

 

The UK is world leader in Climate Change Science and blessed to have one of the longest and continuous temperature records in the world called the Central England Temperature (CET) record that serves as a textbook example of the mayhem burning fossil fuels has caused to our climate. One just needs to look at how the lines wiggle up and down to understand the gravity of the problem.

The CET data is interesting, as it shows climate scientists were correct by predicting winters would be more affected (average temperature increase) than summers. They similarly predicted polar regions would be more affected.

Figure 4 Central England Temperature record. The climate melt down since 1900 is there for all to see. British children are to set an example to the rest of the world by cutting out foreign holidays and walking to school

 

APPENDIX 2

The CO2 fraction pro-RE folks think you should worry about.

 

1% (parts per hundred) = 10,000 ppm (parts per million).

The increase in CO2 from 0.028% (pre-industrial) to 0.0405% (today) is calculated as follows:

 

(280 ppm / 1,000,000)*100 = 0.0280%

(405 ppm / 1,000,000)*100 = 0.0405%

 

We could say CO2 has increased by (0.0405-0.028)/0.028 * 100 = 44.6429% (which is “catastrophic!”, per pro-RE folks.)

 

Alternatively we could say CO2 has increased by 0.0405 - 0.028 = 0.0125% of Earth’s atmosphere (this is such a tiny number no one can even imagine it. By itself, it could have only a very minor impact on global warming).

 

These numbers are a factor of 44.6429 / 0.0125 = 3571.432 different.

 

The correct way to calculate the % (percent) change in CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere is one of the great scientific challenges facing the climate science community today.

 

Our very survival and whether to spend 85 TRILLION DOLLARS to proceed with the GND depend on our scientists, politicians, etc., getting this right!

APPENDIX 3

Credit for this appendix goes to Think Like a Mountain

CO2 Depictions

- Leonardo DiCaprio: CO2 has risen by 44.6429%!

- Unwashed commoners: The increase in the atmosphere's CO2 is 0.0125%

- Unwashed commoners who prefer fractions over %'s: The increase in the atmosphere is:

  - Unwashed commoners who prefer visualization by pie chart: The increase in the atmosphere is:

Maybe we'd be better off if we shifted from decarbonization to de-DiCaprio-ization.

Shall we graph his CO2 "footprint" versus that of the average unwashed commoner?

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Comment by Willem Post on April 5, 2019 at 11:13am

TLAM,

You comment is great and informative.

I have taken the liberty to make it part of the article, with due credit

Comment by Willem Post on April 4, 2019 at 8:55pm

Please read this section.

You will learn how the Wall Street types benefit from the RE subsidy bonanza.

Wall Street and its paid RE sycophants will fight tooth and nail to maintain their profitable status quo.

They will give bribe money and study grants to whomever is spouting the right mantras to keep their party going.

The rest of US will be made to suffer/are collateral damage, until this hoax finally runs its wasteful course/dies out.

WIND AND SOLAR SUBSIDIES WOULD PROVIDE A BONANZA FOR WALL STREET

 

This URL shows wind and solar prices per kWh would be at least 45% to 55% higher without subsidies, and they would be even higher, if the costs of other items were properly allocated to the owners of wind and solar projects. See below section High Levels of Wind and Solar Require Energy Storage.

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/economics-of-tesla-powe...

 

This URL shows about 2/3 of the financial value of a wind project is due to direct and indirect subsidies, and the other 1/3 is due to electricity sales.

http://johnrsweet.com/Personal/Wind/PDF/Schleede-BigMoney-20050414.pdf

 

An owner of a wind and solar project, looking to shelter taxable income from other businesses, is allowed to depreciate in 6 years almost the entire cost of a wind and solar project under the IRS scheme called Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System, MARCS; the normal period for other forms of utility depreciation is about 20 years

 

Then, with help of Wall Street financial wizardry from financial tax shelter advisers, such as BNEF*, JPMorgan, etc., the owner sells the project to a new owner who is allowed to depreciate almost his entire cost all over again.

 

The loss of tax revenues to federal and state governments due to MARCS is estimated by the IRS at $266 billion for the 5-y period of 2017 - 2021, about $53.2 billion/y; the IRS is required to annually provide a 5-yr running estimate to Congress, by law. This indirect largesse is in addition to total of direct federal and state subsidies to such projects of about $25 billion/y.

 

* BNEF is Bloomberg New Energy Finance, owned by the pro-RE former Mayor Bloomberg of New York, which provides financial services to the wealthy of the world, including providing them with tax avoidance schemes.

 

https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy17osti/68227.pdf

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/tax-equity-investors-b...

 

Warren Buffett quote: "I will do anything that is basically covered by the law to reduce Berkshire's tax rate," Buffet told an audience in Omaha, Nebraska recently. "For example, on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That's the only reason to build them. They don't make sense without the tax credit." 

 

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 4, 2019 at 3:07pm

So the alleged culprit is 125 parts per million of CO2 added by man, alternately stated as 0.0125%. To put this in perspective, 0.0125% of the 4,531 miles driving distance between Portland, ME and Fairbanks, AK would be 0.57 miles, just over half a mile. If you started driving to Fairbanks from Becky's Diner in Portland the .57 miles would get you to DiMillo's restaurant. You'd then need to drive an additional 4,530.4 miles to Fairbanks. So think about how the two minute drive down Commercial Street would compare to the rest of your drive. First over to NY state, then Ohio, Chicago, Minneapolis, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and then the Alaska State line. You'd then have to drive another 285 miles or five hours to get to Fairbanks. That last leg alone would be like driving from Becky's to DiMillo's more than 500 times. That's how insignificant the 125 parts per million of CO2 is.

Comment by Penny Gray on April 4, 2019 at 2:05pm

Since water vapor is by far the biggest greenhouse gas, I'm not sure adult flights should be permitted, either.  A more conservative measure might be to ban all flights and issue paddle boats to those who wish to cross the big pond.  This will also cut down on obesity.

Comment by Dan McKay on April 4, 2019 at 12:16pm

My Sherlock Holmes observation : I suspect the solution is by far worse than the problem.

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 4, 2019 at 11:02am

CO2 Depictions

- Leonardo DiCaprio: CO2 has risen by 44.6429%!

- Unwashed commoners: The increase in the atmosphere's CO2 is 0.0125%

- Unwashed commoners who prefer fractions over %'s: The increase in the atmosphere is:

  - Unwashed commoners who prefer visualization by pie chart: The increase in the atmosphere is:

 

Maybe we'd be better off if we shifted from decarbonization to de-DiCaprioization. Shall we graph his CO2 "footprint" versus that of the average unwashed commoner?

Comment by Paula D Kelso on April 3, 2019 at 4:22pm

I love it. Thanks for posting.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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