Let’s see how you answer this question—Yes, No.
“It worth it for the American taxpayers to pay $1.7 trillion to lower the Earth’s temperature by 0.1C (0.18F) “
If you answered YES, I dub you Captain “Gullible”. Oh, by the way, maybe you would like to buy some of my ocean front property in Arizona.
The $1.7 trillion is the cost estimate of Joe Biden’s planed phase out of fossil fuels in the US. The Biden plan would lower the global temperature by 0.1C as calculated by the Alarmist’s Climate Action Tracker.
All of this comes from the pages of the UK Guardian newspaper. This newspaper is perhaps the world’s biggest media supporter of the climate change alarmism. The stated cost and the results are Guardian’s bona fide.
My guess is that when 2050 arrives, there are three likely outcomes.
The plan was dropped after it was clear that no apocalypse was going to happen.
The Alarmist’s computers that predict the future temperatures have been much higher than the actual temperature measurements. The Alarmists are alarmists because they refuse to recognize the facts that their computers are flawed.
See posting “Michael Shellenberger Exposes Global Warming Alarmists”
The plan was dropped because it was too costly and that adaptation, if necessary, was deemed less costly.
Let’s assume that in 30 to 70 (2050 to 2100) years, sea levels rise several feet, mankind would have the capability to adapt to the change. It would not happen overnight, but rather slowly over years. And the odds are that equally good that it will not raise several feet.
The plan was dropped when the West realized the Chinese were never planning to follow any carbon reduction program. Consequently, China dominated the globes economy because their energy costs were vastly lower, and it was more reliable than the nations of the West’s energy.
Wind and Solar will be deemed failures. They are unreliable and must be backed up. Currently, it is necessary to have fossil fuel-based production facilities that can supply the demand reliably. During this time as more wind and solar are added, the price of electricity would “skyrocket” (as predicted by Former President Obama.) China has world domination as their target. The Biden plan will be a big help to the Chinese toward realization of their objective.
Ultimately, nuclear energy-based electricity production will become the major source. The alarmist does not want nuclear to succeed as they have seen it as a threat to imposition of wind and solar.
I see anyone of the three as likely to happen. Maybe it will be all of them will be realized and that will cause the Biden plan to be dropped.
And a commonsense addition—- how many people are going to believe the stopping a global temperature rise of just 0.18F as worth S1.7trillion is worth it? Less that one fifth of one degree! Or even necessary!
Great post. Thanks. Will cite.