The know-it-all German Greens want to create a new world. But the question is how ugly would their world be? I live in Germany, and I can tell you the windmills everywhere are a total eyesore and are doing nothing to cut back emissions. Here’s a good report on the German movement. H/t: DAmbler.
Green Is Ugly: Style Problems Plague Clean Energy Push
Germany is a world leader when it comes to green energy. But while its windmills and solar panels may be cleaning up the atmosphere, they’re also sullying the landscape.
Recent speeches and interviews by Green Party leaders offer insights into their plans for the future: speed limits, higher taxes and lots of regulations. Fans of fast cars will still be able to enjoy their rides, but not at the expense of the greater good of the people. Introduction of the planned speed limit would kill the one place where Germany is less regulated than the rest of the world, the Autobahn.
The Greens are hoping many people give up their cars altogether. Their re-education efforts – aimed at turning Germans into eternal bike riders – demonize the highway in order to glorify the bike path.
The intellectual cue givers for this planned policy shift leave no doubt about the drastic nature of the change. The government’s environmental advisory council demands nothing less than the reconstruction of civil society.
“The house of mankind is rotten and needs to be repaired urgently,” says climate scientist and advisory council member Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. “We need a sustainability revolution.” Read more…