Al Gore has been searching for the meaning and purpose to his life ever since the day he lost the election to George W. Bush.Unfortunately — for the rest of us — Gore found his calling as a rabid environmentalist, jet-setting all over the globe in a private plane, ironically, pumping tons of pollutant into the atmosphere as he attempts to raise awareness about “climate change.”
As if his ridiculous documentaries and speeches weren’t enough to make you cringe and laugh hysterically at the same time, Big Al’s next crusade to save the planet involves a call for $15 trillion.
Oh, and he wants the governments of the world — taxpayers across the globe — to foot the bill.
The Daily Caller is reporting:A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment.
The Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) report claims “additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge,” which they say will help the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement.
ETC is made up of energy executives, activist leaders and investment bankers, including former Vice President Al Gore, who would no doubt get a piece of the trillions of dollars they are calling for.ETC’s goal is to “accelerate change towards low-carbon energy systems that enable robust economic development” and limit global warming. ETC’s report comes out as the Trump administration considers whether or not to stay party to the Paris agreement, which went into effect in 2016.
Royal Dutch Shell, for example, aided the pro-Paris faction of the Trump administration by publicly supporting continued U.S. participation in the United Nations deal. Shell is a major producer of natural gas, which the company bills as a way to fight global warming.Shell funds ETC, and the group’s report mainly targets emissions from coal use. ETC calls for “a rapid decrease in unabated coal consumption, a peak of oil in the 2020s and a continued role for gas provided methane leakages are reduced significantly.”
ETC says global carbon dioxide emissions need to be cut from 36 gigatons to 20 gigatons by 2040, and the world needs “net zero” emissions after 2050 to keep global temperatures from hitting 2 degrees Celsius by 2100.
To meet that goal ETC claims the world needs “investment in renewables and other low-carbon technologies some $6 trillion higher ($300 billion per year); while the largest required increases – of almost $9 trillion ($450 billion per year) – will be in more efficient energy saving equipment and buildings.”
That’s a $15 trillion price tag to theoretically limit future global warming.
So, we’re all supposed to give up this insane amount of money, to fix a problem that may not exist, with a solution that may not work? And, put forth by a man who contributes to the issue while demanding we pay to fix it?
President Trump should continue to push for the rollback of any environmental policy based on shoddy science, exposing them as the wealth redistribution schemes they always were, helping to improve America’s economy in the process.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]