McKibben Says “Americans Have Their Heads Stuck In The Sand” And World Has “Too Much Fossil Fuel” To Burn

McKibben_First they told us that we would soon run out of fossil fuels. But now we are starting to hear that we have too much, so says Bill McKibben in an interview with utlra-warmist German site Klmaretter (Climate Rescuer).

Right now McKibben seems to be on a sort of trash-America tour in Europe, flying around in a fossil fuel burning jet, and telling eager US-hating leftist Europeans that America is a sort of backwards country.

Here are some excerpts of that interview:

Klimaretter: What do you about the electricity price going up because of investments in renewable energies or that the stability of the energy supply is being jeopardized?

McKibben: I don’t think that it’s going to be without costs. But the costs are going to be far less than if we don’t do it. The costs from climate change are so enormously high that the costs of the transformation are affordable by comparison.

Klimaretter: What about the storage problem with renewable energies?

McKibben: It’s a problem. But increasingly thoughts are emerging that energy can be stored in unexpected places, […] like in auto batteries.

Klimaretter: What do you think of Obama’s plan of reducing emissions from coal power plants?

McKibben: The real test for Obama is coming when he decides on the Keystone Pipeline and the tar sands. If he makes the right decision, then he’ll be one of the first politicians of global ranking who will stop a project with such a big impact on the climate. That would be a good thing for the negotiations at an international level.

Klimaretter: Some people say that Americans are far more optimistic about climate change and see more opportunity being brought on by new technologies and new jobs. What do you think?

McKibben: I think Americans have their heads stuck in the sand when it comes to climate change. That’s especially strange because we’ve learned an incredible amount about climate change from American scientists. But our political system is in no way on par with the challenge. That is crushing.  […] The Germans and many others have done a much better job  […] But as you know from observing from a distance, political life in the USA has pretty much failed.

Excerpts translated from the German.

Photo McKibben: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license, Author: “null0” 


14 responses to “McKibben Says “Americans Have Their Heads Stuck In The Sand” And World Has “Too Much Fossil Fuel” To Burn”

  1. Segue C

    Don’t let him leave Europe without seeing the dark side of “green” energy!!!Please!

  2. Hoi Polloi

    Auto batteries???? That’s the holy grail of electric storage?? ROTMFLAO!! Everything solved.

  3. DirkH

    Let’s not forget that he’s funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation.

    1. DirkH

      And I should add, David Rockefeller is still the main man in the steering committees of CFR AND Bilderbergers. He’s personified globalism. No war without his blessing.

  4. DirkH

    Pierre, your global pagerank: 125,000
    klimaretter: 209,000

  5. tckev

    And this silly little extreme alarmist for CAGW has just been to Australia, now he’s in Europe, how does he feel about burning so must fossil fuel just to go globe-trotting and to babble inanity. A hypocrite with the ‘carbon footprint’ the size of 12 Manhattans!

    P.S That’s a great picture 🙂

  6. tom0mason

    So we have too much fossil fuel, what a fool. Increasingly people are dying in their cold unheated homes in winter because fuel costs are too high.

    So we should all change to green power with no method of energy storage, what a fool. And when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind not blow what then? Pray?

    So “…energy can be stored in unexpected places, […] like in auto batteries…” why give this idiot the oxygen of publicity?

    1. DirkH

      “why give this idiot the oxygen of publicity?”

      Because he is the voice of the regime, and the regime will use any sockpuppet doing its talking it chooses to.

  7. Stephen Richards

    Better to have head in sand than up one’s fess.

  8. Graeme No.3

    The Fuddites (as per Chiefio) are getting increasingly desperate. They’ve sprouted doom coming in 5 or 10 years since 1983 and it hasn’t arrived, and the weather isn’t cooperating, and much of the public no longer believes them.

    This sort of nonsense will only convince the young and the naive, but is mainly aimed at the dwindling band of believers. He is trying to position himself as the Grand High PooBah of climate, but others will be scrambling for the same title. The resulting brawls should be amusing as the turn their invective on themselves.

  9. DirkH

    O/T EU abolishes vaccum cleaners with more than 1600 W; and in a second stage every vacuum above 900W. And dryers with a condensation efficiency below 60%.
    50,000 unelected Eurocrats doing their thing.

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