EU Needs To Cut Emissions 40% By 2020 To Provide Climate Leadership
Different day, same tired old Green propaganda being pushed relentlessly by another unelected European Official, this time EU Commission President Jose Manual Barroso.
Barroso like other EU and Liberal Socialist politicians is still locked into the Green bubble, inconvenient truths like no warming for 16 years, the repetitive failure of UNFCCC cop meetings, the death of the one and only climate treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, the lack of a successor to Kyoto, the lack of populist support for bold climate measures are all ignored as the Green elite repeat their meaningless sound bites of Green drivel.
On this occasion the climate robot had a USB memory stick inserted with the sound bites: 2°C Warming, Green economy, Green jobs, emissions cut, 40%, control the weather (constrain warming) preloaded and then suitably prefixed with approved Greenspeak:
The European Commission President has suggested the Union may need to consider a 40% carbon reduction target from 2020.
The EU is currently committed to reducing emissions 20% by 2020, but speaking in Vienna, Jose Manual Barroso admitted this would be insufficient to avert dangerous levels of global warming.
The EU’s CO2 emissions are irrelevant in the global scheme of things, at just 11% of global CO2 emissions, the EU barely registers, if atmospheric CO2 were actually a problem and caused temperature rises, then any action taken by the EU would swamped by China within hours, as CO2 is not a climate driver then what was a pointless action before, now becomes nothing more than crass stupidity.
But echoing yesterday’s intervention from Al Gore on UK television, Barroso argued that green growth is a path out of the five-year-old Eurozone crisis, saying that 4.8 million new jobs could be created if the EU meets its 2020 energy efficiency targets.
“There is a clear business case for “green investing”. The terms “green” and “growth” are not in contradiction,” he said.
“Building a low-carbon economy is essential to prevent climate change from reaching dangerous levels. It is also a huge opportunity to boost prosperity and get us out of the current crises.
Another prime example of a Green doing ostrich impersonations by sticking his head in the sand, Barroso was Prime Minister of Portugal, right next door to Spain where renewable energy and the Green revolution have cost 2.2 jobs in conventional industries for every single Green job created.
WWF-UK climate policy expert Kat Watts told RTCC a 40% target would be consistent with the EU’s 2050 Energy Roadmap, but expressed frustration that the Commission had not come up with a pathway consistent with that higher level of ambition.
“The EU has already nearly achieved its 20% 2020 target and really needs to up its game to be able to claim climate leadership. A -40% goal for 2020, not 2030 as Mr. Barroso suggests, is what is needed,” she said.
A ringing endorsement from the warming alarmist NGO WWF, all for climate leadership, despite the fact that COP18 Doha, showed most countries were not going to follow the EU over the cliff into economic oblivion.
Barroso’s bio on Wikipedia is interesting it seems that Barroso has a particular dislike for the democratic process: “Decisions taken by the most democratic institutions in the world are very often wrong.”, just the views the EU needs from a President elected by cabal of Green Liberal Socialists, not the people of the EU.
Posted on February 1, 2013, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Carbon Capture and Storage, Carbon trading, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Environment, European Union, Fear, Global Warming, Green Lies and tagged Environment, EU Commission, Jose Manual Barroso, Portugal, Spain. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.