Protesting Oil on a Yacht Made of Hydrocarbons
August 4, 2019 - Can sailing yachts replace jet planes?
We posted the facts to CFACT.org:
Climate child activist Greta Thunberg announced that she will not fly in planes, and so is traveling from Europe to a UN climate conference in New York on an elite racing yacht. Greta achieved celebrity by boycotting school and speaking at climate events “on behalf of Climate Justice Now,” a radical climate pressure group that advocates world Socialism.
As usual, a closer examination of this bit of climate propaganda reveals just how absurd it is.
Malizia II, like the rest of the yachts in the Imoca 60 class, is constructed from high-tech carbon fiber composites to make it ultra light and fast. It is the ultimate play thing of the wealthy elite. These boats are made of hydrocarbons, not to mention all the energy it took to make them.
Carbon fiber composites are primarily made from propane and petroleum. This boat was pumped out of the ground.
Meteorologist Joe Bastardi posted some questions for Greta to CFACT.org. He begins by wondering whether sailing the Atlantic at the peak of hurricane season is a smart idea. He then asks whether Greta is aware of the facts that show people today living longer and better than ever before. Bastardi also wants to know whether Greta is aware of the role past warming periods played in advancing human well-being.
There's a strong strain of nihilism running deep within the global warming movement. They constantly argue that we should abandon the benefits freedom, technology and science have bestowed upon us and move backward.
Sailing is lots of fun, but sadly, just doesn't scale.
Intermittent wind is an inefficient way to generate electricity, it's worse for travel.
Sailing ships are an eighteenth century travel solution that are nowhere close to meeting the transportation needs of the 21st.