Environmental Distractions and False Solutions

Updated 2024


Among the false solutions are natural gas, "clean" coal, nuclear, geo-engineering, hydrogen, and "carbon capture" or pulling carbon dioxide out of the air. All are designed to allow fossil fuel companies to keep polluting with the false expectation that a mythical mystery solution will save us all so we don't have to take any action now.

Perhaps the best book about the environment is The New Climate War by Dr. Michael Mann because it includes information about distractions, misinformation campaigns, and false solutions.

For articles like this covering different areas on the environment with over 2,500 references see https://www.newprogs.org/the_environment


1-Hydrogen and Electric Drive

2-Carbon capture’s litany of failures laid bare in new report

3-Don't believe hydrogen and nuclear hype – they can’t get us to net zero carbon by 2050

4-Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): A Death Sentence For the Planet

5-Plans of four G20 states are threat to global climate pledge, warn scientists - ‘Disastrous’ energy policies of China, Russia, Brazil and Australia could stoke 5C rise in temperatures if adopted by the rest of the world

6-False Solutions of Carbon Capture and Storage/Hydrogen 4 minute video by Australian Honest Government Ads on YouTube

7-Bullshit climate solutions with Richie Merzian (YouTube - Honest Government Ads)

8-They Knew: How the U.S. Government Helped Cause the Climate Crisis - James Gustave Speth has been calling for action on climate since serving in the White House in the 1970s. In an e360 interview, he talks about his new book, which chronicles how U.S. administrations repeatedly failed to act in response to scientists’ increasingly dire warnings.

9-The Right Path Forward on Climate Change by Dr. Mann

10-NGOs release the 2021 Global Coal Exit List: 1000 companies driving the world towards climate chaos

11-Don't believe hydrogen and nuclear hype – they can’t get us to net zero carbon by 2050

12-Geoengineering: We should not play dice with the planet

13-Climate Expert Debunks Big Oil's Lies About Carbon Capture, Nature-Based Solutions - Michael Mann also told a House panel that "investing in natural gas is crowding out investment in true clean, renewable energy that can help us decarbonize our economy and address the climate crisis."

14-European Union: The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

15-Fracking and Natural Gas is Not the Answer

16-Nuclear fusion is an expensive delusion – so of course this government is right behind it It’s time to redirect the billions being squandered in fusion energy and invest in solutions to the climate crisis that actually work, writes Donnachadh McCarthy

17-Limitless power arriving too late: Why fusion won’t help us decarbonise

18-Nuclear Energy is not the answer.

19-Shell’s Massive Carbon Capture Plant Is Emitting More Than It’s Capturing A new Global Witness report found that it has the same carbon footprint per year as 1.2 million gas-powered cars.

20-Small Nuclear Reactors: A Dirty Dangerous Distraction From Climate Action

21-Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Carbon Capture Fairy Tales

22-Greenwashing at Its Finest: How Corporations Use Environmental Concerns to Scam You

23-As resistance grows to the fossil fuel regime, laws are springing up everywhere to suppress climate activists

24-Some say we can ‘solar-engineer’ ourselves out of the climate crisis. Don’t buy it

25-The Truth about Hydrogen - The dirty little secret (YouTube)

26-Junk Carbon Offsets Are What Make These Big Companies ‘Carbon Neutral’

27-'Wrong side of history' | Wake up to the hype around green hydrogen for heating - OPINION | No colour of H2 makes sense to decarbonise heating, and pretending otherwise risks delaying urgent action to slash emissions, write Richard Lowes and David Cebon

28-Nuclear power is just a slow and expensive distraction - Despite recent breakthroughs in nuclear fusion, renewables remain the most important technology for reaching net zero.

29-The Nuclear Fallacy: Why Small Modular Reactors Can’t Compete With Renewable Energy

30-Perfect solutions: the enemy to solving our environmental problems People are looking for perfect solutions, but they’re not going to find them. Waiting for the perfect fix is the same as doing nothing. Let's not wait.

31-Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest provider are worthless, analysis shows

32-‘No miracles needed’: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun and water can power the world

33-Expensive Unproven CCS Deserves No More Federal Support

34-Carbon capture and storage technology is too expensive, takes too long to build: report

35-Carbon capture is a fairytale solution to the climate crisis Billions of dollars for CCUS are gifts to the oil and gas industry — to keep the profits rolling in while distracting from real solutions

36-Honest Government Ad | the Safeguard Mechanism (YouTube)

37-EU gives e-fuels compromise to Germany to salvage 2035 engine ban (YouTube)

38-Government manipulated by BIG OIL to pour BILLIONS into hydrogen (YouTube)

39-Forget geoengineering. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. Right now

40-Hydrogen Hype Sabotages Potential to Decarbonize

41-We don’t need ‘miracle’ technologies to fix the climate. We have the tools now

42-Carbon Removal Tech Would Use More Energy Than All Homes Combined

43-Climate Justice Alliance Warns Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Hydrogen Would Harm Frontline Communities & Perpetuate Climate Crisis Despite Ambitious 90% Cuts to Power Plant Carbon Emissions

44-E-Fuels, Renewable Natural Gas, & Carbon Capture Are Deep Fakes - E-fuels, renewable natural gas, carbon capture — fossil fuel companies will stop at nothing to protect their business model.

45-How Dirty Hydrogen Projects Threaten Our Climate and Health - What you need to know about hydrogen, and how Big Oil and Gas is hyping it up to delay our transition to a clean future.

46-New Study reveals Hydrogen’s Hidden Threat! (YouTube)

47-U.N. slams carbon removal as unproven and risky

48-Hydrogen bus that cost $1.1m USD explodes while refueling in America (YouTube)

49-‘No miracles needed’: Prof Mark Jacobson on how wind, sun and water can power the world

50-Carbon Capture: The Fossil Fuel Industry’s False Climate Solution

51-One of the world's biggest mining companies say Carbon Capture is a SCAM

52-The False Promise of Carbon Capture as a Climate Solution - Fossil-fuel companies use captured carbon dioxide to extract more fossil fuels, leading to a net increase in atmospheric CO2




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published this page in Blog 2021-12-15 10:53:29 -0800