Special Opinion to the Mirror by Paul Plante
Well, what a week this has been, people!
Donald Trump, an elected American president, has been brought up on criminal charges by the Democrats in the House of Representatives on a serious charge that carries a penalty of five years in a federal prison because he dared to look into Democrat corruption, but that news is small beans besides the news that little Greta Thunberg, the “climate activist” who Time magazine just made the “TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR,” an honor they bestowed on Adolph Hitler in 1938, was in Madrid, Spain at the UN Conference of Parties (“COP”) on what Greta calls the “climate crisis” caused by what the Democrats in this country call “carbon pollution”, where she was said to have given a very moving and emotional speech that brought the house down and earned her a standing ovation from all the media in attendance who fawn on her every utterance, as well as from all the politicians from the “poor” countries who are hoping her emotional address will serve to shake loose some big bucks flowing from our pockets, because we are “rich,” to theirs, because they are “poor” (“from those who have to those who want”), and because her message was aimed at We, the American People, as an engineer, I thought it necessary to give little Greta some needed help in getting her message to us across, as it is quite serious, so with the courtesy of the Cape Charles Mirror, I’ll give it a go, after setting forth this portion of little Greta’s speech to the UN global climate crisis crowd on 11 December 2019 aimed at us, to wit:
For about a year I have been constantly talking about our rapidly declining carbon budgets over and over again.
But since that is still being ignored, I will just keep repeating it.
In chapter two, on page 108 in the SR 1.5 IPCC report that came out last year, it says that if we ought to have a 6% to 7% chance of limiting the global temperature rise to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, we had on January 1, 2018, 420 gigatons of CO2 left to emit in that budget.
And of course that number is much lower today as we emit about 42 gigatons of CO2 every year including land use.
With today’s emissions levels, that remaining budget will be gone within about eight years.
These numbers aren’t anyone’s opinions or political views.
This is the current best available science.
Though many scientists suggest these figures or too moderate.
These are the ones that have been accepted through the IPCC, and please note that these figures are global and therefore do not say anything about the aspect of equity, which is absolutely essential to make the Paris Agreement to work on a global scale.
That means that richer countries need to do their fair share and get down to real zero emissions much faster and then help poorer countries do the same, so people in less fortunate parts of the world can raise their living standards.
And there it is, people, we have been told in no uncertain terms by little Greta what it is we must do to save the world for Greta and her friends to enjoy – we have to get down to ZERO EMISSIONS, pronto, and no excuses accepted, or little Greta and her friends won’t like us on Facebook, which is some serious **** indeed.
So, if we don’t want little Greta feeling bad about herself because we greedy Americans have stolen her childhood from her because of our profligate lifestyles over here that are going to cause the world to end in 2030, we need to do our part in this drama by going to ZERO EMISSIONS of carbon dioxide, which means first of all, NO MORE RESPIRATION by humans in America because every time we exhale, and don’t try to kid us that you don’t, because it is a scientific fact that we all do, we emit the toxic and noxious carbon dioxide that is destroying the world and killing people in other countries which is quite upsetting to little Greta, so we have to stop exhaling now.
If we all stop breathing in this country, which would be our fair share to this effort, that alone will remove gigatons of carbon pollution from the atmosphere, and since that is simple and easy, that is where we should start.
And then, no combustion of any sort, period!
No stick matches, no BIC lighters at Garth Brooks concerts, no campfires, no bar-b-cues, because all of those things emit carbon dioxide, so that to get to zero emissions as is our duty to the rest of the world, NO MORE FIRES of any kind, people, which would include oil-burning furnaces and propane or natural gas.
There are more gigatons of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, which should make little Greta euphorically happy.
And after that, I don’t think we need to worry about much else, because what little Greta really is asking for from us is that we as a nation and as a people commit suicide by going to ZERO EMISSIONS to save the world for little Greta and her friends, because with zero emissions of carbon dioxide, life on earth is not possible!
As for me, I’m thinking that I’m taking a pass, myself, on committing suicide to make Greta Thunberg in Sweden feel good about herself and all warm and squishy inside while I sit here in the winter cold freezing and starving.
As for anyone wishing to ride the Greta Train to Eternal Paradise, where life is beautiful all the time, step in line, grab yourself a cup of Kool-Aid, and don’t mind the bitter taste, it’s a new flavor is all, and after a moment, everything for little Greta will be just fine!