Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables
Bloomberg has an interesting article that claims that in the long term there is no doubt that fossil fuels will lose the race with renewable energy. A sample:
The price of wind and solar power continues to plummet, and is now on par or cheaper than grid electricity in many areas of the world. Solar, the newest major source of energy in the mix, makes up less than 1 percent of the electricity market today but will be the world’s biggest single source by 2050, according to the International Energy Agency.
The problem seems to not be if, but when. Can we transition fast enough to avoid the worst problems associated with climate change.
Still, this is good news. I’ll take it where I can get it…
I don’t understand man! The other day I saw an article where Mitch McConnell said his number one priority was to, “Get the EPA reined in.” Article:
Mitch McConnell Says HIs Top Priority is to ‘Get the EPA Reined In’
Now today the headline over at Huffington Post is that the GOP is aiming for a showdown over immigration.
GOP On Immigration Reform
If you think of all the problems that face the American people, are these really the most important issues that need dealt with? In an era where climate change is one of the main threats that we face, do we need less environmental regulation? The world is overpopulated and is only going to get worse in upcoming decades. Pretty much everyone will agree that the pollution in Beijing, a place where it is already ridiculously overpopulated with not enough environmental regulations, is unbearable. The EPA thing is pretty easy to figure out. These Republicans are bought lock, stock, and barrel by the fossil fuel industry. I would assume that the immigration is them pandering to their xenophobic base.
So with all the problems in the world, two of the GOP’s top priorities are to deregulate an industry that needs more regulation and to pick on already the most vulnerable people within our midst. (If you want an idea of the hell that immigrants already live in, then read Matt Taibbi’s The Great Divide.) I am never ever going to agree with the Republicans on either issue, but aren’t there other things that would be more of more benefit to the American people? Like if these were issues 9 and 10 on their agenda wouldn’t it at least be less transparent?
I asked the other day for one person to tell me a positive thing that the Republicans wanted to do for the American people, and I know a lot of Republicans, and not one person replied. I’m still waiting. The Republicans in power represent the interests of the already powerful. I have seen nothing that makes me think any differently.
We have the great state of Oklahoma to thank for Senators Coburn and Inhofe, two wizards that deny that man made climate change is under foot. 97% of all scientists working on this issue believe in man made climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which includes countries like Saudi Arabia that have most of their wealth based in fossil fuels, have come to a unanimous consensus time and time again that mankind is contributing to climate change. The U.S. Military is doing studies and planning based on their fears about the social unrest that will come from climate change.
Where are Inhofe and Coburn getting their secret knowledge from? It is clear that they are listening to the corporations that have interests in keeping climate change on the back burner. It’s also clear that one of two things is true. Either they are stupid and generally believe the gibberish that they are being sold. Or they know better and are making cynical calculations based upon their own personal self interests. Neither scenario speaks well of our Senate.
When I read an article, like I just did, where Senator Coburn claims that he is a climate denier, I feel my brain collapsing in upon itself. Watching someone as high up in our society as Senator Coburn embarrass himself with such ignorance, is like watching a monkey jacking off in a zoo. Wowowowowow!
I never fault the average person for not knowing what is going on with this issue. Most people, once they have worked one or two jobs and have spent time with their kids, only have so much time to devote to paying attention to what is going on. There is so much misinformation and propaganda out there on this issue from the right wing corporations that it is easy to be duped.
Someone that is a U.S. Senator has access to plenty of information. So it makes me think at this point they are either fools or conmen. We are being fleeced. Rolled over like a bunch of high school kids that got oregano instead of dope. Are we going to go down so easily, helpless and full of shame? I sure hope not.