Editor,

The U.N. estimates it would cost $4 trillion annually to meet the Paris climate accords. But the $3.8 trillion spent in the last 10 years only reduced fossil fuel use by .1% in each of those years. Additionally, this spending won’t counter the natural warming and cooling caused by the sun’s cycles. The sun’s cycles are 50% responsible for the natural variability of climate warming according to thousands of climate scientists like the two German scientists that wrote “The Neglected Sun: How the Sun Precludes Climate Catastrophe.” Both were founding members of the U.N.’s IPCC. If man is only 50% responsible for climate warming it undermines the U.N.’s “Climate Catastrophe” scenario.

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Dirk van Ulden

Ed - in the Netherlands there are two towns that are experimenting with replacing natural gas with hydrogen using the existing pipeline infrastructure. The hydrogen gas will also be infused with an odor so that leaks can be detected. The hydrogen is produced from the abundance of solar systems that cannot be integrated in the transmission network. I believe our State can learn a lot from that experiment but then, the battery manufacturers and the all-electric crowd will be up in arms.

edkahl

Thanks for you comment Dirk. Unfortunately our state politicians are uninterested in the hydrogen because they'd rather have the climate issue to raise money from than a solution.

Dirk van Ulden

Ed - that is what bureaucrats are best at. But, I believe even a minority in the local leadership is not on board with these draconian reach codes. Especially after their constituents find out about the associated expenses. If they are presented with the feasible hydrogen gas alternative they could counter the "safe the planet crowd." Just a thought.

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