Dominic Lawson: Kyoto is worthless (and you don't have to be a sceptic to believe that now)
This fabricated market in carbon has at its heart the UN's Clean Development Mechanism. This is how the EU, which had an obligation under Kyoto to reduce its emissions by two per cent by 2012, has managed to claim success while actually increasing its emissions by 13 per cent. By purchasing so called "offsets" from countries such as China, Britain, for example, proclaims itself a "leader in the fight against climate change".
Most of this is entirely fraudulent, in the sense that the Chinese have been paid billions to destroy particular atmospheric pollutants, such as CFC-23, which have actually been manufactured in order to be destroyed – and for no other purpose. This is hardly surprising: if something is accorded a price (especially a fixed one) then companies will queue up to produce it.
I have said it before but I will keep on nagging until (some) people understand!
I don't own a car. Not because I would not like to have one, but because in this city it's impractical. So I bicykle instead. "Well that's mighty echological of you!", you say.
Besides whatevr CO2 thtat has been emitted when manufacturing the bike, you just cant get away from the fact that transporting a certain mass over a given distance- allways will produce the same amount of CO2!
You can of course make a smaller lighter car that can't take as much load as an bigger and heavier one. But the energy effectiveness of the engines we have to day, with the technology at our disposal- are fixed.
As an engine- Humans are not escpecially effective- for transport, the Otto and the Diesel engine far outclasses us. So If I would take the same amount of mass as in a car- say for a road trip- a certain distance on a bike (OK, OK- humor me on this one), I would produce about four times as much CO2 than the car would. You got to have some perspective on the whole thing.
Well, besides the enormous amount of energy spent on making the car itself but most importantly the manufacturing of the batteries (remember- energy spent =CO2 emissions); where would you take the energy from? It's not magic! The electric power has to come from some where!
Water turbines? Besides the fact that it takes a humungus amount of energy to build them; there are just not enough suitable places in the world for them to be constructed in.
Wind turbines? Don't even get me in to that discussion- and that goes for solar power to.
That pretty much leaves us with nuclear energy, which the greens hate so much that they have imposed a thought- law here in Sweden. The scientists are actually forbidden to do even any research about fission or fusion technology.
This is of course pure speculation over the notion that the CO2 imprint humanity does have any impact on the global climate at all! Nobody knows. And The Gore knows less than my shoe strings, besides the fact that he is a raving, dribbeling, cat woman, cat tossing hypochrite!
Also read this! - UN Blowback: More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims