Monday, May 6, 2013
Huffington Hypocrisy on Hubris
A recent anti-carbon opus Global Warming: Delusions, Hubris and Wishful Thinking in the Huffington Post caught my eye when following the usual alarmist clap-trap about the end of the world being nigh the UK is exhorted to embrace renewable energy as their savior.
So, where do we go from here? There is no viable option, it seems to me, but to embrace whole- heartedly the proven technology of the renewable energy route championed by the second camp.Britain (2010) meets only 3.2% of its total energy needs from renewable sources, and it is 24th out of 27 countries in the European Union. Sweden is top with 47.9%, and the EU average is 12.4%. The figure for Norway (2008), which is a non EU country, is 62%.
The leading lights in renewable energy in Europe are obviously Norway and Sweden who get most of their energy from hydro-electricity produced by a myriad of dams in both countries . However ,together with most green groups Huffpost has a long record of hysterical opposition to dam construction but apparently after they have been built and producing "green" energy they are OK. As usual in the warmist world hypocrisy abounds.