America leads world in supporting special needs.

Post Reply
User avatar
Mikgof
Posts: 1977
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:26 am
Karma: 1256

America leads world in supporting special needs.

Post by Mikgof » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:43 pm

Trump. Enough said.
Surrealism is the new normal

User avatar
Slappy
Posts: 1990
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:36 pm
Karma: 2254
Location: Lymes backyard shed

Re: America leads world in supporting special needs.

Post by Slappy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:53 pm

UN: “Runaway Climate Change” if We Don’t Change Course After the Next US Presidential Election
Eric Worrall / 1 day ago September 10, 2018
António Guterres
UN Secretary General António Guterres. By DFID – UK Department for International Development – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/30720847110/, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

More evidence that global climate cycles are aligned with US presidential election cycles.
:lol:
‘Climate change moving faster than we are,’ says UN Secretary General

By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that if the world doesn’t change course by 2020, we run the risk of runaway climate change.

Mr Guterres said he was alarmed by the paralysis of world leaders on what he called the “defining issue” of our time.

He wants heads of government to come to New York for a special climate conference next September.

The call comes amid growing concerns over the slow pace of UN negotiations.

Mr Guterres painted a grim picture of the impacts of climate change that he says have been felt all over the world this year, with heatwaves, wildfires, storms and floods leaving a trail of destruction.



The world has the tools, and the ability. Renewables are cost-competitive with coal and oil, he said. By 2030, wind and solar could power more than a third of Europe.

But the lack of decisive political leadership was hampering everything, he said.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45471410

My question – given the UN Secretary General’s assertion that renewables are cost competitive with coal and oil, why does he feel that so much “decisive political leadership” is required? Normally when something is price competitive the free market takes care of the transition, industrialists embrace the new technology of their own free will.

User avatar
Mikgof
Posts: 1977
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:26 am
Karma: 1256

Re: America leads world in supporting special needs.

Post by Mikgof » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:23 pm

"My question – given the UN Secretary General’s assertion that renewables are cost competitive with coal and oil, why does he feel that so much “decisive political leadership” is required? Normally when something is price competitive the free market takes care of the transition, industrialists embrace the new technology of their own free will."

Good point. That is how politicians think. They don't believe in the free market. That is why we're in the ridiculous position of actually subsidising farmers. Politicos seem to think that unless they subsidise food production we'll all give up eating. Subsidising any mature industry only encourages and rewards incompetence while slowing if not outright stopping innovation. It doesn't matter what the industry is; remove subsidies and we all get cheaper and better products.
Surrealism is the new normal

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 81 guests