The pro-scarcity Malthusians got us here

The world has run out of energy and we will probably have all sorts of shortages in the next couple of years because of it. And we chose to do so because we listened to the pro-scarcity Malthusians that pretend to care about the most vulnerable.

But when shortages hit, I can use my phone an extra year. The most vulnerable will have to choose between heat or food.

And as Michael Shellenberger points out, this isn’t the first time the pro-scarcity “environmentalists” have created real-world problems for the most vulnerable.

If you can’t understand why someone is doing something, look at the consequences of their actions, whatever they might be, and then infer the motivations from their consequences.

For example if someone is making everyone around them miserable and you’d like to know why, their motive may simply be to make everyone around them miserable including themselves.
Jordan B. Peterson

When all of this is said, I must admit I didn’t expect the President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to turn around after all these years of mismanagement:

We will also assess how the gas, electricity and ETS markets function.

We need more renewables. They are cheaper, carbon-free and homegrown.

We also need a stable source, nuclear, and during the transition, gas.
Ursula von der Leyen

Colour me sceptical, but maybe I should trust this.












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