Germany’s $800 Billion Merkel-Made Climate Policy Disaster

By 2030, the eastern German town of Poedelwitz will likely be razed to get at the rich veins of coal beneath its half-timbered houses. The reason: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s effort to steer Germany toward greener energy, which has unexpectedly meant booming demand for dirty coal. While Merkel aims to wean the country from nuclear power and boost renewable energy, the shift has been slow. Germany’s 140-plus coal-fired plants last year supplied 40 percent of the country’s electricity. Bloomberg, 21 September 2017

Linking hurricanes to climate change is not based on empirical science and threaten to misdirect policies. GWPF TV, 22 September 2017

Climate scientists have rushed to criticize a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, which found that less warming in the early 20th Century suggests it’s slightly easier — though still difficult — to meet the goals of the Paris accord. Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller, 20 September 2017

Green taxes on families’ energy bills should be cut in light of a scientific report that said global warming was less drastic than feared, experts claimed yesterday. Around 10 percent of a family’s energy bill – roughly £111 a year – is used to subsidize renewable energy, according to official figures. But critics now say this should be reduced because it is based on outdated information. They point that out the taxes further push up the cost of living as companies and the public sector pass the costs on to consumers. Colin Fernandez, Daily Mail, 20 September 2017

Al Gore, the U.S. politician and self-appointed champion of the green cause, famously declared that ‘the science is settled’ on climate change. It was a claim that revealed far more about the intolerance of the environmental movement than the reality of scientific inquiry. Research should be founded on a critical analysis of the evidence, not on wishful thinking or enforcement of a political ideology. Now the hollowness of Gore’s assertion is exposed again by a vital new report that shows how the apocalyptic predictions of the green lobby have been exaggerated. Daily Mail, 20 September 2017

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    Sonnyhill

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    Obviously western democracies are divided on the subject. I’m a Canadian Libertarian. So add loser to my political status. Here’s my sage advice to the Republicans ….get it right on Healthcare or else you could end up with single-payer health care AND Leo Dicaprio as Ambassador to the UN. Lose-lose.

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    Amber

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    With RINO’s like bitter McCain around and the Democrats they have assured the failure of Obama care and not preserved it . If the Democrats were interested in making Obama care better they have had 8 years and done absolutely nothing . If the Democrats were smart they would get just enough to support Obama care light so when then inevitable happens the party can say they didn’t do it
    otherwise they wear this voting as a block . Maybe everyone just want’s to see it collapse but are too politically correct to go on the record . Far easier to point fingers until the adults get engaged .
    And really seven years of Republican BS . Shame on them .

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    David Lewis

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    I try to avoid off topic discussion but this has been started and I’ll add to it.

    I’m an engineer and very aware that many prerequisites exist in this world. This would including building the first story before the second story, or providing power to an electronic circuit before testing it. The prerequisite to health care reform is to control the costs. Nothing effective can happen until that is done. In the early 1980’s the cost of a day in a higher class hospital was $2,000 a day. Not it is $10,000 a day for the ordinary person. The reasons for these extreme cost increases are known. Unfortunately neither the Democratic or Republican parties have shown any interest in solving the cost problem.

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      Sonnyhill

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      An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
      There. Fixed.

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    Amber

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    David Lewis quite alright to “be off topic ” . Health care costs , pension plan underfunding , unfolding massive demographic shift
    and the climate scam are rely interrelated it seems .
    Governments cannot control spending and why would they when they have access to the publics no limit credit card ? The imposition of carbon taxes is just a new cash vein to draw on .
    Look at British Columbia for example the Liberals imposed the tax and sold it as being tax neutral . Carbon taxes go up others go down . right The government has now officially acknowledged that lie as they now just keep the money in general revenues to be squandered at their pleasure . Gee I wonder who is going to feel the pinch more .
    As long as people are willing to pay billions to insurance companies
    and rip off medical costs the prices will go up till it brakes .
    The health care fiasco may be are far better debate than the climate con game lead by comedians and actors .

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