The heaters don’t heat, the cars don’t go far enough, the turbines don’t provide enough power, yet these are the things that Net Zero intends us to rely upon.
We have to resist the ecodoom-mongers who would rather a planet with no one living on it than one that shows any sign of human life. As a species we have struggled out of extreme poverty for all. Many still live in poverty and that must be eradicated, but many people now live a life far better than their ancestors did only a hundred years ago – let alone before the industrial revolution. Capitalism has achieved this and it continues to pull people out of poverty. It will solve the issues that need to be solved, but it cannot do it by this time tomorrow, as the ecodoomers want. To even try is a recipe for impoverishment and a huge, highly destructive lowering of living standards.
What the Net Zero push will do is make a few people very rich, on the back of businesses that are only successful because of government policies. There is no free market push for things that don’t work – these green markets are literally being created by government. We are entering a Soviet style socialism, where suppliers are not reacting to market forces but to government edict. And that never works. When we are told what to make we end up with too much of things nobody needs and not enough of what people do need, because the business owners are creating what the government orders rather than what the market demands.
Such a system is great for those in the inner circle. For politicians it is basically a way to transfer public funds to private bank accounts.
In that way Net Zero is another of the bizarre alliances between ultra-leftists who want to destroy what exists at whatever cost, ready for their much-lauded, though never seen or articulated communist utopia, and ultra-crony-capitalists who make huge profits by supplying government with goods and serves that are unwanted and unprofitable for any but those with the contacts.
At some point it might be hoped that the two factions pushing this nonsense will realise their ultimate aims are incompatible. Yet the money pouring into the capitalist side of it may encourage them to allow the communist side to keep going. And so we end in poverty for most, extreme wealth for a few, power for the commies and little improvement in planetary climate, not least because the biggest polluters aren’t interested in joining in the self-destruction.
For those not part of the groups that will benefit Net Zero is utter insanity. For the rest, it is a chance to grab power and profit by deliberate impoverishment.
This must be resisted.