Greta the Environmentalist
Economics,  Environment

Our Politicians Are Idiots

There she is, Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg, the pint sized Swedish environmentalist, holding a gun to our heads. If her arguments weren’t so dangerous, they’d be laughable.

Unfortunately, our politicians, all of them, are idiots. First, they take her doom and gloom seriously, then they ignore the obvious answer to her apocalyptic vision.

I’m not going to take time disputing the global warming hoax, now called Climate Change, but I will point to the stupidity of the response. Here are the facts.

  1. Renewables can’t be relied upon because the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. This is something both Europe and Australia have already experienced, forcing coal-burning power plants to be fired up again.
  2. European, British and North American electrical infrastructure will not be able to carry the load if everyone switches to an electrical vehicle and electric heating. Long before that happens we’ll all be turned into third-world countries with regular blackouts and soaring costs for everything.

The solution is nuclear energy, as it has been for 70 years. Nuclear plants have an enviable safety record and near perfect uptime. If we started building new nuclear plants now, tomorrow, we might be able to meet the rising demand just as it comes online.

Canada has the experience, the plans, the technicians, the water resources, and the uranium. We could do it, we can do it.

But no. The crazy environmentalists, the ones with a gun to our heads, don’t like nuclear. Oh, they like the sun, powered by nuclear energy. They like the wind, powered by the sun. But they don’t like us humans playing with it to power our homes and factories.

Our politicians are idiots because they don’t understand the environmentalists, don’t understand the physics, don’t understand the people.

And so are we, for letting them get away with it.

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