Exit from nuclear power, coal, raw materials (Fritz Vahrenholt, Kalte Sonne, German Wildlife Foundation) Germany29.Dec.2019
Fritz Vahrenholt, PhD Chemistry, Chairman, German Wildlife Foundation: What was demanded in the Green Party program in 1986, the abolition of the nuclear industry, the automotive industry and parts of the chemical industry, has long since become consensus in the middle of society. How could that succeed? With apocalyptic horror scenarios, the cleavage of the atom, as well as the slight increase of the vital molecule CO2 in the atmosphere, become ciphers of disaster. What country, what state will lead the world to the bottom of the reliable, environmentally sound energy policy: Germany, California? What countries will be outstanding sound energy program leaders: Canada, China, France, Jordan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea?
Ken Haapala, SEPP, The Science and Environmental Policy Project: Richard Lindzen, Sloan Emeritus Professor of Meteorology at, MIT: None of the political policies dealing with the announced man-made climate change alarms will have much impact on greenhouse gases. Thus we will continue to benefit from the one thing that can be clearly attributed to elevated carbon dioxide: namely, its effective role as a plant fertilizer, and reducer of the drought vulnerability of plants.
Paul Driessen, senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow: Less than two years after boldly announcing that it would finance coal and natural gas electricity generation to build health and prosperity in Africa, the Africa Development Bank has flip-flopped. It has caved in to Western bank and radical environmentalist pressure and announced that, with few exceptions it will now support only wind and solar projects. This reversal will mean Africa will remain energy-deprived and impoverished – and millions of children and parents will continue to suffer and die needlessly every year from diseases of poverty. Africans have a fundamental human right to more than the few light bulbs, cell phone charging stations and one-cubic-foot refrigerators that can be supported by a wind turbine and solar panel economy. Eco-manslaughter at the hands of climate activists and banks must end.
John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of allaboutenergy.net and efn-usa.org: Many people say that we must get rid of meats, modern agriculture and fossil fuels because they produce "a pollutant," carbon dioxide. This idea is abhorrent to many. It will kill billions of people and stop modern civilization dead in its tracks. Carbon dioxide is non-toxic at any historic atmospheric level. It is an essential molecule of life. At allaboutenergy.net, we want to keep using fossil fuels, modern agriculture, etc. We want clean water, air and land. We want to preserve wilderness, wildlife habitat and biodiversity. We don’t need cities and farms everywhere, killing off most wildlife, having only mono-culture farms across the planet. We want nuclear energy as soon as possible for everyone qualified to use it.