The environmentalists are not thrilled with the ETS. Good. But they are not unhappy enough for my liking. We can only truly be comfortable when the environmentalists are screaming bloody murder and assuring us that the world is about to end.
Academic environmentalists are rather less happy, which is promising. For example the environmentalists at Hot Topic quote a few comments. They are from 'scientists' by the way, not dodgy environmentalist academics, just in case you wondered.
The passing of today’s Climate Change Response amendment bill through the House is deeply disappointing. Every week, emerging climate science underlines the need for urgent action to cut emissions drastically, with developed countries especially needing to make cuts right now to avoid a global warming drift above 2 degrees, the guardrail against dangerous change.
Developed countries especially? Is their CO2 a different colour
perhaps? Every week? Surely this man is an environmentalist first,
scientist second. As for 2 degrees, temperatures have not risen at all in the last 10 years. What is he talking about?
We have the low-carbon technology –- which include many forms of renewable energy such as solar electric, solar thermal, wind, wave, tidal, geothermal and bio-energy. All we need to do is scale these technologies up rapidly and harvest the economies of scale.”
I have a box of matches. All we need to do is scale it up this technology and we can all be warm.