“Life on earth flourished for hundreds of millions of years at much higher CO2 levels than we see today. Increasing CO2 levels will be a net benefit because cultivated plants grow better and are more resistant to drought at higher CO2 levels, and because warming and other supposedly harmful effects of CO2 have been greatly exaggerated.”__Princeton physics professor William Happer
But that hasn’t stopped the EPA from deciding that they are going to regulate it as bad greenhouse gas and setting emission limits for ALL new US power plants at less than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour. What this means is that there will be no new power generation plants built in the US that run on any fossil fuel except natural gas. No new coal-fired plants. No new oil-fired plants. Just in time for summer.
Since the number of people in the US is still increasing, and we have only 2 new nuclear power plants in the works, and since wind and solar power generation cannot come close to supplying the demands, what this means is that the cost of electricity in the US is about to just absolutely skyrocket. Just like Presbo promised would happen under his plan.
Not that it’s going to make any difference in the amount of CO2 being generated in the world. China, for example, admits to bringing 2 new coal-fired power generating plants online a week. The actual numbers are really closer to an average of 3 a week. And they’ve been doing that for the past year. And have no plans for slowing that at all. And the same sort of plans are going on in Russia and nearly every other industrialized country in the world. The difference that our power generation needs being met by coal would make is a drop in the bucket. And makes about a hundredth of a degree difference in global temperature, if that.
At least we’re pure. And hot.
So I’m expecting that Presbo will shovel some more of those pallets of newly printed $100 bills that are sitting in the basement of the Treasury into circulation to pay for the HVAC of all of the old people, and welfare people, and unemployed people, and if he can figure it, homeless people so that everyone will be nice and cool this summer. Except for the working people who find that their paycheck has just taken another redistribution hit downward in value while their expenses have gone up.
Maybe that’s not a collar. More like a yoke.