Correlation is causation? No, not always, but here, the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere matches the decline in poverty very well.
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Falling living standards are contributing to a shocking surge in malnutrition, and diseases which were prevalent in the 1800s. My question – how much of this hardship is due to the skyrocketing cost of Britain’s green energy disaster? According to the Independent; Malnutrition and ‘Victorian’ diseases soaring in England is ‘due to food poverty and cuts’
Yeah, sure, with record over-production of food crops, low oil prices etc. Eric:
The article in the Independent carefully avoids mentioning the cost of energy, but you don’t have to look far for evidence that electricity prices are placing a lot of stress on British household budgets. Quite apart from devastating job losses which occur when energy intensive industries are forced to close, because they can’t compete with lower energy costs in other countries, Eurostat reports that electricity costs have surged from £0.121 / kWh in 2010, to £0.155 / kWh in 2015 (USD $0.23 / kWh), a rise of 28%. […] Read it all
The deserts? Greening madly:
Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world’s arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research.
I will stick to coal and gas. emissions can be clean, and are great for greening the planet.