Global Warming — by Bjorn Lomborg

  • This winter/spring was much colder than previous 5 years in the area I live
  • Many countries incl. U.S. experienced new Ice Age type of weather like the recent disaster in Texas
Texas Winter Storm
  • Let’s stopping calling it Climate Change since it’s always changing
  • Global warming is a real problem for human being living on this planet
  • While it is NOT an End-of-the-world type of problem, it’s one of many problems we as human being need to face and work on.
  • Fracking is a key accidental driver helped US reduce the emission/pollution since it produced much cheaper and cleaner natural gas which replaced huge amount of coal power generation.
  • Replacing all gas cars with EV is ONLY one digit level of impact to the problem — and it costs much more then the return, hence a very low ROI type of approach. (I personally is a EV fan esp. Tesla fan, I feel most of Tesla drivers bought it mainly for a) Life style, b) Cool experience, c)Economic reason, solving climate change is on the very low end of the list)
  • It’s NOT scientific and logical to say all extreme weather is caused by Global Warming eg. Texas winter snow storm — It just does not make sense again — how could Global Warming cause the totally opposite effect — Snowing/Chilling?!
  • Next-gen Nuclear power technology needs more attention and investigation (Bill Gates is investing into it) by both public and private sectors, it could be the key to really slow down the curve.
  • Every country should spend 0.2% of their GDP to drive the technological breakthrough of finding the most balanced innovative technology as cheap, clean and reliable energy, in US, that means only 20–30 billions per year(a fraction of the cash-in-held by companies like Apple or Google).
  • It will never be an acceptable solution by reducing economical activities
  • More human activies while consuming less energy and in a more clean way is the ONLY SOLUTION, and YES, it’s DOABLE!
  • Next step: Read the book “False Alarm” by Bjorn Lomborg.

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Tommy Kan

Tommy Kan

A lifelong learner and explorer! Grew up in Asia, now enjoying the dynamism of Silicon Valley in the sunny California.