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  •  Joe Romm opposes the world's largest, by far, (0+ / 0-)

    source of climate change gas free energy.

    That would  be nuclear energy.

    It follows that him whining about climate change is rather like Bill Gates complaining about unequal income distribution.

    I note that his position on nuclear energy is the EXACT OPPOSITE of that of Jim Hansen's, as stated so eloquently in Storms of my Grandchildren.

    The difference between Hansen and Romm is that Hansen has both guts and sense.

    Romm still thinks that appealing to stuff that only extremely wealthy assholes who want to lay white liberal guilt on poor people, who may not be able to afford electricity that is 5 to 10 times the cost of nuclear power, which is now has a busbar cost that is 1/2 the cost of dangerous natural gas - despite the illiterate ranting by his fellow anti-nukes that "nuclear is too expensive."

    Note that the busbar cost of dangerous natural gas, while enormously expensive - not even counting its enormous external costs represented by dangerous natural gas accidents, dangerous natural gas mining/fracking, and dangerous natural gas waste dumping - is less than 1/4 the cost of the dopey "figleaf for the gas industry" Cape Wind project, that will sell electricity at a wholesale cost that is 3 cents per kilowatt hour higher than the current retail price of residential electricity in Massachusetts - which already has some of the most expensive electricity in the United States.

    Cape Wind Price Agreement.

    Electricity Prices, by State.

    Of course, Joe Romm's position is that poor people don't count, he thinks that climate change is addressed by everyone running out and buying a plug in Prius.   He doesn't even recognize that the population of Bangladesh, or Mali even exist where the per capita annual income is less than 1/10 the cost of a Prius.

    He should shut his mouth and just fly out to Aspen to go skiing with Amory Lovins and - should he ever get out of prison - Jeff Skilling.

    I have no patience for this twit, none whatsoever.

    I note that i have even less patience for the insufferable fools who cite this insufferable bourgeois idiot on climate change.  

    Romm has NO standing on the subject of climate change, and offers no apology for the fact that all of his sputtering and moaning has done nothing at all to fight climate change, nothing.   It happens that when Romm was working the EPA office of climate change in 1998, the world set a record for the single largest annual increase in concentration of carbon dioxide in a single year, 2.93 ppm in a single year.

    This at least qualifies him to be declared the Michael Brown of climate policy.

    Heckuva job, Joe Romm, Heckuva job.

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