Posts Tagged ‘Michael Bloomberg’

IPCC Chairman says India ‘doesn’t have any choice but to use coal

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Source:  Hockey SCHTICK

When 600 Million People Lost Power

With constant electricity shortages, India won’t abandon coal any time soon.

[ SPPI Note:  See http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/no_fossil_fool.html?Itemid=0 

By ROBERT BRYCE    WSJ.COM 8/5/12

http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/originals/no_fossil_fool.html?Itemid=0

Blackouts crippled India last week, leaving more than 600 million people without electricity. Trains were stranded, traffic snarled, and the country’s economy ground to a halt. According to news reports, the blackouts were caused by excess demand, with some states in northern India taking more power than they had been allotted by the grid operator. And while the investigation into the disaster continues, one result is certain: India won’t be abandoning coal any time soon.

While the Sierra Club pushes its “beyond coal” campaign here in the U.S., and the Obama administration continues its regulatory attack on the coal industry—an effort that includes the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to prohibit the construction of new coal-fired generation units—India and other countries around the world are rapidly increasing their coal consumption.

Proof of that can be seen in the fact that, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy, global coal consumption over the past decade has increased by more than the growth in oil, natural gas, hydro and nuclear combined. Much of that surge in coal use has occurred in India, the world’s third-largest coal consumer, behind only China and the U.S. Increasing coal use helps explain why India’s carbon-dioxide emissions, up by 80% since 2002, and global carbon-dioxide emissions—up by 30% since 2002—continue to soar. (more…)

Michael Bloomberg: Too much ‘hot air’ on climate change

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Source:  BBC

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has accused politicians in the United States of a failure of leadership when it comes to dealing with climate change.

Mr Bloomberg told the BBC that legislators at the state and national level were full of “hot air” because they preferred to put off decisive action for decades.

He was speaking ahead of a conference of mayors from 40 international cities to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, next week.

Mr Bloomberg said elected officials at the local level have to lead the way by improving energy efficiency, reducing pollution and preparing cities for more extreme weather.

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[SPPI notes: The BBC is a government owned entity with more than $8-billion of its pension fund invested in the global warming industry:

Follow the money: BBC exposed in biggest climate racket on planet

If Bloomberg was even remotely concerned about CO2 emissions, that conference in vacation-spot Sao Paulo would be by tele-conference.