I wrote a comment to Darby Mutagoma, a middle schooler at no less than the King Middle School who makes a statement from the esteemed scientist Barak Obama, “No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” She has been thoroughly indoctrinated by her leftist educators with the propaganda from the left.
Here is my comment, I hope it awakens other children to question the lies and phony science they have been taught. Read the article below.
Darby, I am impressed that you have spent a great deal of time thinking about the future of the earth and the climate. Unfortunately you have only been pointed down one path of mitigation and one outcome by your teachers and maybe parents.
Climate change is still a theory, it is NOT settled science. Believe it or not, GRAVITY is still a theory though we know it exists. It is a theory because no one to date has PROVED exactly WHY it happens. Albert Einstein taught us that. Science is an area of study that demands that all theories be tested for what you believe will happen if you do "X" and data is gathered and examined to see if the predictions you made are affirmed or are wrong. If they are wrong you MUST either change the theory or the experiment and try again. If it still does not come true, you can present your experiment to a group of scientific "peers", who use their expertise to make changes to the experiment, or theory, or model. When we examine "climate change" we find that NONE of that has been done by those doing the government controlled experiments. Climate change has become a religion where we are told by the leaders of the sect what to believe and to NOT question it. Have faith and believe. But we are basing our future on hat they tell us whether it is proven or not. They are telling us it is "Setteled."
Darby, there is a lot more than scientific issues involved with climate change. Far bigger issues are the economic and ecologic impacts on the changes, and whether wind and solar generation can be counted on when we need them. In all honesty, they can't be counted on to provide power at the exact moment we NEED them because sometimes the wind does NOT blow, and the sun only shines half the day and in winter only about 1/4 the day. When you turn on a switch to light a light or start a computer, or run a factory, you Have to be confident that it will work. That means a good hydro plant, a good gas powered plant, a good nuclear plant, a good biomass plant or a good coal plant where lots of fuel can be stored for use in high load situations. All these have to be running in the background anyway to cover for when the wind does not blow.
In order to have enough wind turbines to do what you want, we would need more than 1000% more than we have room to put up. They would cover every square mile of our state or our country, and wires to connect them would cover the rest. The cost in dollars would be prohibitive, but the cost to the environment would be far worse. To take care of the amount of energy produced by all the wind turbines we have in Maine right now, we could build ONE new gas powered generator, with a minimum of connections, for a fraction of the amount of money and we would have cheap, dependable, reliable, dispatchable electricity for a long time.
Darby, it is imperative that you go above and beyond the teachers who have indoctrinated you to believe what you do without questions. Read or look at videos from Dr. Timothy Ball, Dr. John Christy, Dr. Judith Curry, all of whom do not deny the climate is changing, but rather they look at the reasons it is changing, and have far better solutions to what does or does NOT need to be done about it.
Good luck, and I hope you are at a point in your education where you have NOT been so indoctrinated by the Climate Change zealots to close out all competing views. That is what makes science fun.