by Robert M. Traxler
President Joe Biden made a statement in Japan that the exorbitant cost of fuel gasoline, diesel even petrochemicals is a good thing. Oops, the President’s words, “Here’s the situation, and when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger, and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”
It makes a reasonable and prudent person question the true goal of the leftist party in our nation; ready or not, they will ban fossil fuel, using artificial cost to force us to conform.
We have seen a constant litany of climate crises, all designed to increase government power over us and enrich the alternative energy industry.
Let us review: global cooling, acid rain, the hole in the ozone layer, global warming, and the current climate change. According to the science, the undeniable science that we must believe or be condemned as damned science deniers, the Earth would have been destroyed (or at minimum not be able to sustain human life) three times by now, and if we are still here, a fourth in 2030.
Former Vice President Albert Arnold Gore, in his best-selling books “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Earth in the Balance,” predicted global warming would cause Florida to be inundated with rising ocean water as the polar ice caps melted. OK, but then he purchased a multi-million-dollar mansion in Florida?
Gore’s undeniable truth was that the poles would be ice free by 2009, but then amended it to 2013; he quoted the COP26 conference as undeniable.
Acid rain was going to destroy the world ocean’s ability to produce oxygen and we all would suffocate. Global cooling would render the agricultural regions of the world covered in permafrost and unable to produce food. According to the “experts,” we in Michigan would be covered in year-round ice by now. The hole in the ozone layer was going to see us all die from radiation and plants burn up from the suns unfiltered radiation.
The cause of the hole in the ozone layer was fluorocarbons in general, but freon in particular. The belief is that because freon was banned in the United States, it saved the world; the truth is, the world uses more of the chemical under a different name than it did when we all were going to die from it and has for decades — go figure.
Are wind and solar energy a good thing? No, they are a great thing, but it is nowhere near ready to replace fossil fuel, not even close, even though the federal government has spent 550 billion dollars in 2021 and trillions overall to pay off the alternative energy lobby.
We have been told that all the alternative energy industry needed was a “little nudge” according to President Obama, and we would be free of fossil fuels. We did, and we are still dependent on fossil fuels and will be for decades. The problem with wind is that to make the turbines and collectors takes fossil fuels and to have basic power when the wind is not blowing at 14 miles per hour. For solar, if the sun is not out for 15 hours a day it takes more battery storage than we have or will have for decades.
The wind turbine folks tell us a turbine will power up to 2000 homes. We have over 750 wind turbines in Michigan, heavily subsidized by our state. If you do the math, that is more than 1,500,000 homes, or almost 35% of our power needs; however, turbines power 6.12% of our needs– someone is cooking the books.
“High gas prices and rolling blackouts are a good thing to force us off fossil fuels.” The sad thing is that we have a large portion of the nation who agree with that. Well, let’s see what happens when the rolling blackouts roll over them. California has seen blackouts, and most of the folks in the homes affected voted to oust the politicians whose policies required it.
President Biden may have let the truth out when he said we fundamentally need to change our society, ready or not, to be what the American academic and environmental corporate lobbies wants it to be, the pain caused to American families in the process be damned. My opinion.