EU Needs To Cut Emissions 40% By 2020 To Provide Climate Leadership

EU Commission President  Jose Manual Barroso wants Europe to lead the way in committing economic suicide.

EU Commission President Jose Manual Barroso wants Europe to lead the way in committing economic suicide by 2030.

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.

The Spanish economy is on its knees, Green Energy is dead, so bad is the economic situation that renewable energy is now being taxed.

A report by the US House of Representatives in September 2011 concluded that the so called Green jobs revolution had failed globally and there were no such things as long term Green jobs.

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.

About Tory Aardvark

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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 , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is no surprise to me, obviously in it together on the Co2 scam for ages now !

    The Co2 scam has always been about selling more GAS, why else would Shell and BP back Corporate-Nazi Gordon Brown to push for global carbon trading at Copenhagen ?

  2. The EU needs to get rid of its obsession with CO2 and join the real world.

  3. The Global Warming Potential (GWP) of CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is tiny. Why? Because it represents only 0.04% of the atmosphere and is really a ‘damp squib’ when it comes to potential for heating up the planet. Consider that the GWP of Methane gas – CH4 – is 25 times greater than that of CO2 and it occurs naturally. Nitrous Oxide – N2O – is potentially more harmful, as it’s GWP is 298 times that of CO2.

    These gases pale into insignificance however, compared with that of Sulphur Hexafluoride which has a GWP 22,800 times that of CO2.

    Does this give you some perspective about the alarm and panic being created by the exponents of man-made climate change such as EU President Barroso?

  4. I think they should put more money in Australia in managing forest fires and flood levies. And issue fire retardant propellants and wellington boots to people.( I am being sarcastic) People built in flood prone areas and now we have insurance companies pushing up their rates for everyone. Seriously, we don’t need wind turbines, that fall down in 50 MPH winds, we have cyclones here. Australia has always been prone to burning forests from lightning strikes. Hence our gum trees and other native trees can not regenerate until their seeds get roasted. They have oil in their leaves to increase their flammability. I asked my ‘green son’ what is the composition of our atmosphere, he said he wasn’t sure but the carbon dioxide element had significantly increased. What about Nitrogen, I asked, and he didn’t know. We’re nitrogen junkies so are plants, and it can’t be changed. Are people made to feel guilty because they are not vegans or vegetarians, run a car, have a telephone or computer and we are told our use of electricity is causing climate change around the poorer nations of the world, when it is their government’s misuse of grants etc., that is at fault and poor farming methodology or civil strife and wars. The latter causes refugees and asylum seekers not climate change.

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