Archive for April 23rd, 2008

Way to go Europe

April 23, 2008

Europe seems to be intent on “carbonizing” us back to the stone age along with India, China and the US. I used to think the Germans were pretty green, but:

Enel and many other electricity companies say they have little choice but to build coal plants to replace aging infrastructure, particularly in countries like Italy and Germany that have banned the building of nuclear power plants. Fuel costs have risen 151 percent since 1996, and Italians pay the highest electricity costs in Europe.

So they don’t mind accelerating climate change and shooting themselves in the foot for paying higher prices for electricity. Seriously, is anyone thinking rationally anymore? Also, why is the father of climate change James Hansen repeatedly giving us silence on nuclear? At this rate, he is going to become known as the man who knows all the problems but not one solution.