Pete will not go alone to COP26, which starts Nov. 1 in Scotland. Infatti, he will be joined by Segretario di Stato Antony Blinken, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, USAID Administrator Samantha Power, Brian Deese, the National Economic Council director, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, EPA Administrator Michael Regan, national climate adviser Gina McCarthy, climate czar John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
In tutto, 13 membri del gabinetto or senior White House officials will head to Glasgow. That is a lot of firepower.
Firepower that will likely be spent making damaging promises to curb U.S. fossil fuel consumption and production, inevitably making it more expensive for Americans to drive their cars or heat their homes.
The White House emissaries may add to Biden’s pledge made earlier this year to cut emissions by 50% per 52% di 2030. That represented a drastic near-doubling of President Obama’s 2015 promise to reduce emissions by 26% per 28% di 2025 – a goal we are not even halfway to meeting.
Setting such targets will do little to slow global warming. President Biden admitted as much in April, when he acknowledged that 85% of emissions come from outside the U.S. and confessed, “That’s why I kept my commitment to rejoin the Paris accord, perché [anche] if we do everything perfectly, it’s not going to matter.”
He is right. Our efforts will be dwarfed by China’s ongoing construction of more coal-fired power plants and by India’s fossil-fueled push to deliver a higher standard of living to its people.
The astonishing aspect of this year’s U.N, climate gathering is that it comes amid the worst global energy crisis in decades, brought on by the very policies the climate zealots will embrace in Glasgow.
The liberal media, enthusiasts all for the Green New Deal, has downplayed the global energy crisis; they especially do not want you to know what kicked it off.
The event that sent European and eventually Asian electricity and natural gas prices soaring – is that the wind stopped blowing in the North Sea. This is a fact.
About one quarter of U.K.’s electricity is generated by offshore wind towers; for six weeks in August, the wind died.