One of the world’s leading scientists has warned that the “Net Zero” agenda will lead to the end of modern civilization.
In a recently published scientific paper, Dr. Wallace Manheimer, a renowned nuclear physicist, has issued a damning indictment of the Net Zero political project.
Manheimer argues that total reliance on green energy, such as wind and solar power, will have dire consequences for humanity.
“Not only will this new infrastructure fail, but will cost trillions, trash large portions of the environment, and be entirely unnecessary,” he warns.
The stakes “are enormous,” he adds.
Dr. Manheimer holds a physics PhD from MIT and has had a 50-year career in nuclear research.
His work includes research at the Plasma Physics Division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
Manheimer has published over 150 scientific papers.
In his view, there is “certainly no scientific basis” for expecting a climate crisis from too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in the next century or so.
He argues that there is no reason why civilization cannot advance using both fossil fuel power and nuclear power.
Manheimer says the efforts should then focus on gradually shifting to more nuclear power.
There is of course a growing body of opinion that points out that the Emperor has no clothes when it comes to all the fashionable green technologies.
Electric cars, wind, and solar power, hydrogen, battery storage, and heat pumps all have massive disadvantages.
Many of the green agenda solutions are incapable of replacing existing systems without devastating consequences.
Manheimer points out that before fossil fuels became widely used, energy was provided by people and animals.
Because so little energy was produced, “civilization was a thin veneer atop a vast mountain of human squalor and misery, a veneer maintained by such institutions as slavery, colonialism, and tyranny.”
His argument hints at why so many rich, virtue-signaling celebrities argue not just for Net Zero but “Real” Zero.
This “Real Zero push would see the banning of all fossil fuel use.
In 2009, King Charles declared that the age of consumerism and convenience was over.
However, the multi-mansion-owning monarch presumably doesn’t think such desperate restrictions apply to himself.
Manheimer notes that the use of fossil fuels has extended the benefits of civilization to billions, but its job is not yet complete.
“To spread the benefits of modern civilization to the entire human family would require much more energy, as well as newer sources,” he notes.
In his paper, Manheimer argues that the emphasis on a false climate crisis is becoming a “tragedy for modern civilization.”
Modern civilization, he notes, depends on reliable, affordable, and environmentally viable energy.
“The windmills, solar panels, and backup batteries have none of these qualities,” he states.
This falsehood has been pushed by what has been termed a climate industrial complex, comprising some scientists, most media, industrialists, and legislators.
Furthermore, he continues, this grouping has “somehow” managed to convince many that CO2 in the atmosphere, a gas necessary for life on Earth, one which we exhale with every breath, is an environmental poison.
In Manheimer’s view, the partnership among self-interested businesses, grandstanding politicians, and alarmist campaigners, “truly is an unholy alliance.”
The climate industrial complex does not promote discussion on how to overcome this challenge in a way that will be best for everyone.
“We should not be surprised or impressed that those who stand to make a profit are among the loudest calling for politicians to act,” he added.
Perhaps one of the best voices to cast doubt on an approaching climate crisis, suggests the author, is Professor Emeritus Richard Lindzen of MIT.
Lindzen is one of the world’s leading authorities on geological fluid motions.
“What historians will definitely wonder about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that CO2 from human industry was a dangerous planet-destroying toxin,” Lindzen states.
“It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world – that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison.”
Much of Dr. Manheimer’s paper debunks many of the fashionable and politicized nostrums surrounding the so-called “settled” climate science.
Discussing some of the contrary opinions that debunk obviously false claims, he says it is “particularly disheartening” to see learned societies make definitive claims when so much contrary information is readily available.
He points out that over the last 10,000 years, the Earth has almost certainly been warmer.
There have been warmer and colder periods, just like today.
To find the off-narrative information, even Google can be used, Manheimer says.
Although he does note that Google warns it will not provide information on “claims denying that long-term trends show that the global climate is warming.”