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EU Parliament’s ‘Climate Emergency’ Will Lead to Disastrous Consequences – Former UN Expert

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The consequences to people living in European countries will be disastrous after the EU Parliament declared “Climate Emergency” in its session on 28 November 2019, believes Dr. Waheed Uddin, a professor, consultant, former UN expert, author of books on infrastructure, and contributor to books on climate.

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Dr. Waheed Uddin

According to the expert, the EU parliament decision wasn’t unanimous, as about 34 percent of votes were against the Climate Emergency declaration.

It shows that country representatives have reservations about the perceived Climate Emergency agenda and the EU push for massive investments in renewables that will have adverse impacts on the EU economy.”

He also noted that EU parliament chief Ursula Von der Leyen’s intent to spend half of the annual EU budget (more than $11 billion) on renewables replacing fossil fuel would cost more than $1 trillion by 2030.

No CO2 emissions by 2050 in EU countries, making it a Climate Neutral continent”, the professor said. “No mention of whether extraction and export of North Sea oil will be stopped for Europe and North America.”

What EU Declaration Means

According to Dr. Uddin, the EU declaration will mandate heavy investment of trillions of public tax Euros and trillions of bank loans in climate and weather dependent costly wind turbines, Photo Voltic (PV) solar panels, and biomass power plants by chopping forests.

It will rely on environmentally disastrous and intermittent wind and solar with a useful life of not more than 20 years and unreliable battery storage. These renewable techs require 24/7 backup of coal and gas power generators which makes the no CO2 emission slogan meaningless”, the expert argues.

He added that it would also push for more biomass plants burning wood pellets. Adopted by the EU, this unsustainable renewable is the biggest climate hypocrisy of the United Nations organs UNEP and UNFCCC. Forests are an important CO2 sink and provide fresh oxygen for people to breathe. The consequence of chopping trees will be poor air quality.

The current energy costs in Germany and Denmark are the highest worldwide, which will increase throughout the EU countries but it does not help to eliminate CO2 emission. The declaration’s unattainable targets for elimination of CO2 emission from fossil fuels will force significant reductions in the annual EU budget and each country’s budgets for health services, education, social welfare, and defense spending”, Uddin said.

The quality of life will also be degraded in CO2-free Europe and the future security of EU countries will be at risk, the expert warned. […]

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