Russia's war in Ukraine: A chance or a setback for the climate? | DW Interview


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Russia's war in Ukraine: A chance or a setback for the climate? | DW Interview



Jennifer Lee Morgan is the first special envoy for international climate action from the German government. In an interview with …

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  1. I had enough for solar on my house – spending it on gas and groceries instead.
    Ask the biggest ev car producer what he thinks.
    Germany pretending it was all green while burning Russian gas is the biggest joke.
    How environmentally friendly do you think the Russians pump there gas?

  2. Fossil Fuel Energy is required to make a Green Transition. It is a Thermodynamic reality seriously set back in time due to Sanctions on Russian Energy. Sadly, there is no reasonable long term transition Plan to Green Energy using Fossil Fuels. Try and make a Solar Panel or Wind Generator without Fossil Fuel? Your rate of production will take millenia. It is a Thermodynamic not Ideology Reality. The melting point of Steel is 2500 Degrees minimum. Steel is normally smelted in Electric Furnaces using huge amount of Energy including Fossil Fuels. Green Energy Capacity does not exist to create any small fraction of Steel needed to maintain a Technologic Society. It's Thermodynamic, not Ideology. Green Energy Transition as currently envisioned without use of Fossil Fuel is Thermodynamically Irrational in any short time measured in millenia. Go Compute the Electric Energy needed to smelt 1 Ton of Steel, then compute the number of Hectares of Solar Panels needed to produce this Energy in 1 hour under ideal conditions? You may now see the irrationality of any Green Transition without Fossil Fuel. Have you ever seen steel racks used to hold Solar Panels at a Solar Power Plant? Until conversation on Green Energy matures, it will remain a pipe Dream. Notions of a Green Transition by 2050 are irrational. My area has two large Solar Energy Power Plants. Both are buried in Snow half of each year. It is doubtful they are Carbon Neutral. Beyond niche applications such as McMurdo Sound Antarctica in Summer, Solar Power is highly questionable as being an Environmentally sound decision above 45 Degrees Latitude. Similarly, Wind Generators don't work where the Wind doesn't blow often and they should not be placed in major Bird migration Flyways because they are killing Endangered Species which I have personally Witnessed. The Lake Superior Piping Plover. 250 left on Earth, killed by Turbine Blades because the Turbines are not disabled during Bird Migrations. We have much improvement to make with Green Energy.

  3. American "liberals" ( or in this case similar to "greens" in Europe) destroyed the most promising electrical power creation type, nuclear energy. NOW they are screaming to high heaven we need more Electricity(to power motion), so we can do away with all Fossil methods. Gas too high?!… "buy an electric car", or "let them eat CAKE". Everyone needs to understand. Once Electricity is the ONLY means of motion, outside of personal power or maybe WIND when it is in your favor, can be metered. Oh hey you don't meet favor with the government so we have told your smart meter that it can only supply x AMPS over y TIME max, therefore the range of your electric car will be limited. Same with going to the "pump" insert your social credit card before your credit card for a batt. charge. There is no LIMIT with the current infrastructure other than economics. How about flying nuclear reactors? Fly? We can use holograms for business or the interwebs! Nobody is talking about an air travel solution. Vacation to HI? Take a boat(sail), or hey maybe mister fusion or yeah floating nuclear reactors(hardly). Finally, notice how they never will admit that the SUN absolutely is the governor of the heat recieved by the Earth, they want to convince you with all kinds of means otherwise, what a farce

  4. More political theater. Proof. If climate change is such a risk to the planet why did Biden put out an energy credit for cars as follows? Non-union automaker $7500 credit. Union automaker $12500 credit. Non-Union automakers over 500,000 units. Union automakers less than 40,000 units. If climate change is such a threat why wouldn't you incent everyone equally? Why is because political theater is more important than actual results

  5. While Ukranian's are being raped, murdered, kidnapped, you have the nerve to call it an opportunity for climate change? Maybe if Germany did shut down 6 nuke reactors they would not be SENDING PUTIN 1BN euros per day to generate power from gas!

  6. Think about this for a moment. Lets say we do go all electric cars and trucks that use fossil fuels. The we have a big solar flare from the sun that destroys our electric grid that will take at least 5-10 years to repair. How are you going to charge your little car? YOU WON"T because it takes fossil fuel to make electric power. Solar panels and wind turbines won't do it. So looks like you may have to walk or ride a horse to get your diet cokes.

  7. All I am learning from the media recently is that: 1) This is all China's fault 2) "The rules are for Thee and not for Me!" 3) How can we blame everyone but ourselves for making terrible decisions? 4) ??? 5) PROFIT!

  8. "And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life.
    And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
    The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 
    Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire." (REVELATION 20:12-15 NKJV)

    Today, while you are still alive and able, may you repent from your sins, believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that JESUS CHRIST is your Lord and Savior, so that through Him, your name will be written in the Book of Life.

    "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him 
    should not perish but have everlasting life.
    For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (JOHN 3:16-17 NKJV)

    JESUS LOVES YOU. HE DIED ON THE CROSS SO THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE.
    Please do not ever forget that…

  9. I think we should all live in small mud huts, grow gardens, fruit and nut trees, stop having babies, not travel any farther than we can walk and stop flushing our terds with drinking water.

  10. The biggest threat to all is the heat generated by a nuclear weapon. Rather than try and regulate the temperature of the atmosphere, for now, we need to protect ourselves with a missile defense system. Then, worry about greenhouse gases.

  11. the EU banned 2/3rds of russian oil imports and is expected to decrease its russian oil consumption by over 90%. Meanwhile multiple European countries (baltics, Poland, Finland, Netherlands) have been cut off natural gas by gazprom.

  12. So what, we trade Russian oil for Chinese solar panels? And how long before we run into similar problems on that front? We're already far too dependent on Beijing and it's not been to our benefit.

  13. Unfortunately Greenpeace doesn’t understand science and fights against greenhouse safe Nuclear energy and the increased food supply GMO can provide. Hopefully they will change their position.

  14. These greens are the 'new religion'. Instead of prayer being the answer, it is "hang another solar panel"! The so-called expert missed the lessons of the war: [1] Do not rely on a single energy source. [2] Don't abandon fossil fuels too early.

  15. All europe and america are doing is speeding op global warming and with country proffits the most from the warming russia , becausse all the ice melts so very smart move using more coal .keep the great ideas coming.

  16. IF Germany's solar/wind fraud had ANY chance of being reliable, reasonably expensive and scaleabe U all wouldn't be in the mess your in now ! Hard for the green zealots to admit how necessary oil/gas is and how important 4th generation nuclear is !

  17. Lol get back to us in the middle of winter when you don’t have any gas to heat your homes. Going back to wood stoves? Frozen wind generators?
    BTW, The US doesn’t have a lot of fossil fuels. Misinformation! It only has 10 years if it only keeps it for itself.
    By the way, nice close ladies, how much fossil fuel was used to generate those garments?

  18. a chance for the climate? while ukraine is burning and producing toxic fumes,and now countries are starting up coal plants to cover the energy crisis and to ensure people will have electricity for heating in the coming winter,renewable (solar,wind) energy is inefficient,and cerainly when everything will be electrified,how much electricity wuld we need if everybody had an electric car to charge,not to mention,heating/cooling,cooking,etc,the only tech wich could get us out of fossile fuels is nuclear fusion that creates unlimited energy
    the rest are wet dreams,btw,why investing in countries that support putin,isnt that a waste of money?

  19. Green peace is a radical organization. Without Russian fossil fuels people here in Europe will need to get back to coal for a couple of decades. And nuclear energy, of course. It's necessary to live with enough energy, at least for households. What do climate activists want? Energy shortages?

  20. German Envoy for Green Washing Lobby.
    instead of making you feel as if you're beeing responsible you should feel responsible period. Such a huge hypocrisy in germany, you sell it as you are the most renewables oriented, but you are just burning coal in the center of europe since decades. From now till 2030 it's a 8 years of coal burining at full capacity. stop coal now.
    where are the new nuclear energy plants projects? you should talk about that.

  21. I think this proves people behind the war. The Carbon free jokers.. Bill gates chwarbes n co who are doing everything they can to bring fort one world government. Get ready guys cos its just d Beginning.

  22. 4:57
    "What happens when an island of 400 people lose their home?"
    What happens when a country of 44 Million loses their home as a direct result of policies demanded and encouraged by GreenPeace?

  23. That is the most practical pragmatic sensible and honest thing I've ever heard from any politician in my entire life. Well maybe Ross Perot. What is the personality disorder of all other politicians. Like Rudy a typical representation of that demographic.