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Jumpin’ Jack Flash: gas joins the ‘lexicon of evil’

26 June 2023

4:30 AM

26 June 2023

4:30 AM

Gas has had a boomerang trajectory through green misanthropists’ ‘lexicon of evil’.

In 1990, at the dawn of climate alarmism, it was welcomed as a bridge to the zero-carbon fantasy that was to avert a fruitless search for a ‘Planet B’ – billed as the only alternative to decarbonising. Per unit of energy, gas, after all, has only half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal.

But a political Group-Think by all major Western leaders (post-Trump) favours net neutral emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases between 2030 and 2050.

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