“….Nothing better illustrates the stupidity and evil intent of green philosophy than their promotion of a mythical guestimate called the “social cost of carbon” (SCC).
They use this bureaucratic weapon to demonize the fabulous fossil fuels that deliver food, heat, light, and power to the modern world.
Let’s consider life before coal, oil, and gas were harnessed.
There was no steel, and there were no cars, tractors, trucks, trains, planes, or electric power. It was a world of sulkies, sailing boats, and sun-dried food. Hunters used bows and spears. Farmers used oxen and wooden ploughs and threshed grain with wooden flails. Half of all crops grown went to feed draft animals. Forests surrounding towns were felled for firewood, charcoal, shingles, houses, ships, wagons, and bridges. Whalers scoured the oceans to produce whale oil for lamps, and dung was collected for fuel. For most people, life was about hunger and toil.
Fossil fuels changed all this and also brought many other social benefits.
Greens seem unaware that “carbon” coming from man-made CO2 is beneficial plant food supporting all life on Earth, including polar bears, cane toads, prickly pears, rainforests, and wheat.
Moreover, in those countries that use the most hydro-carbons (such as the USA, the U.K., and Australia), we see prosperous people, trees protected, whales revered, arts thriving, cleaner air and water, and agriculture producing more food and oxygen from less land.
The SCC is a fraud. Carbon fuels have produced immense social benefits and will continue to do so…” The social ‘cost’ of carbon is a better life