By Marica Micallef
Times of Malta reported that the summary to this year’s landmark climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that any further delay in action “will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all”.
In November 2020, the Red Cross proclaimed that climate change is a bigger threat than COVID and should be confronted with the same urgency. COVID gave the government mouse a cookie, and power-hungry officials and bureaucrats might utilize the precedents of the past two years to take hold of more control over nations. The globalists are going to utilize other justifications to do this, such as the alleged human-induced climate change because the notion is that we are at yet another tipping point and that solutions are imminent.
Governments are already taking actions. A British government report called “Absolute Zero” states that all British airports must close within the next 10 years; beef and lamb is to be banned; and construction of new buildings must cease in the name of Climate Change. The report states that all airports must close between 2020 and 2029 excluding those of Heathrow, Glasgow, and Belfast, which can only remain open on the condition that transfers to and from the airport are done via rail. All remaining airports must close between 2030 and 2049 as to meet the legal commitment of zero emissions by 2050.
While warning that heatwaves will happen more often until 2060s, the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation said that these current heatwaves should act as a wake-up call for countries which are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Zelp, a British company, has been collaborating with one of the biggest meat producers in UK to test masks on cows to reduce the carbon footprint of cows. These masks use cutting-edge technology to transform methane released by cows’ burps into carbon dioxide and water vapor. This invention is also being backed up by Prince Charles.
In a vote in June, members of the European Parliament voted in favour of an EU ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars beginning in 2035. The vote preserves a crucial component of the European Union’s ambitions to reduce net global warming emissions by 55% by 2030, a goal that calls for more rapid carbon cuts from the transportation, energy, and industrial sectors. Are electric vehicles (EV) their solution? EVs might not be the eco-friendly champions the world so sorely needs, according to German automotive consultancy Berylls Strategy Advisors. It states that the environmental weakness of these cars lies in the production of their lithium-ion batteries because:
“Depending on where EVs are manufactured, the energy required to make their batteries results in a high carbon footprint. So high in fact that the automotive experts estimate that an “electric vehicle in Germany would take more than 10 years to break even with an efficient combustion engine’s emissions.”
So, for the EU to impose on nations to buy highly expensive EV cars because they are zero-emission vehicles is a fallacy. Considering the current inflation, with many people being pushed into poverty, will citizens be able to purchase these expensive cars?
It is more ironic that Spanish civil servants are being told to lower their AC usage on hot days to prevent overwhelming the existing electric grid while the whole world is simultaneously being told to trade its gas cars for electric vehicles! The Spanish government has told civil servants that during the summertime, office air conditioning should be set no lower than 27 Celsius while in the winter, heating will be set at no more than 19C. The plan, which the cabinet adopted last May, calls for installing solar panels on the rooftops of public buildings, promoting employees’ use of home offices, and encouraging public workers to use public transport or bicycles to go to work. Lights will also be turned off earlier in public buildings.