Representatives from 47 of the world's most disadvantaged nations have pledged to generate all their future energy needs from renewables. Delegates here welcomed the move, saying it was "inspirational".Inspirational = Effective extortion. We're going to make ourselves COMPLETELY DEPENDENT on welfare instead of partly dependent. You'll have to support us TOTALLY. But:
Much of the progress towards meeting these renewable energy goals will depend on finance from richer nations. They have promised that they will contribute $100bn a year from 2020, as part of the Paris climate agreement. However, there are concerns that any possible pullout from the Paris agreement by the US could impact that fund. While the America has promised $3bn at present for the initial capitalisation of the green climate fund, it has only paid some $500m to date.As usual in modern science, DEPLORABLE TROLL KKK HITLER TRUMP DENIERS are supermonsters capable of time travel. TROLL TRUMP has reached back through the 8 years of Obama and cut the funding for Climate extortion, long before TROLL TRUMP even thought of running for President. In reality the rich countries are no longer rich. With or without Trump, there's no money left. Extortion doesn't work when the victim is bankrupt.
Donald Trump has promised that he will stop US federal dollars being spent on global warming initiatives. "$2.5bn dollars was supposed to be in the mail, but now that the mailman has changed that might be a bit of an issue," said Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, from the DRC, who is also the chair of the group of Least Developed Countries in these talks.Got it right, Mpanu-Mpanu. No time-travel mysteries there. What Mpanu-Mpanu DOESN'T get right is that DRC (Belgian Congo) SHOULDN'T have to depend on Mouse That Roared extortion. Belgian Congo is a major and profitable source of uranium. If Congo quit the blackmail game and got its shit together, Congo could be supplying CLEAN AND CHEAP ENERGY to its own people and neighboring countries. It could be self-supporting. But Mpanu-Mpanu doesn't want to make his COUNTRY rich or make Africa independent. He prefers extortion because extortion makes Mpanu-Mpanu rich without giving jobs to any of his own local Deplorables.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.