Many readers here have sent various articles about the recent G7 announcement out of Germany that the world's largest economies and military powers want to "decarbonize", i.e., move totally off of fossil fuels by 2100. I found the following article however, and we'll use this one for our daily dose of high octane speculation:
There's a story lurking in between the lines here, but in order to see it, one has to look at these lines:
"The top seven industrialized countries (Group of Seven, or G7)—whose carbon dioxide emissions total 25% of the world’s output—decided at a meeting in Germany today to phase out their use of fossil fuels by the end of this century. It’s a breakthrough move on climate change and a strong signal to the less developed world that high-income nations are stepping up their efforts, although funding efforts remain unresolved. Says the G7 communique:
'We commit to doing our part to achieve a low-carbon global economy in the long-term, including developing and deploying innovative technologies striving for a transformation of the energy sectors by 2050 and invite all countries to join us in this endeavour. To this end we also commit to develop long term national low-carbon strategies.'
"German Chancellor Angela Merkel, host of the summit near historic Garmisch-Partenkirchen, led the move toward 100% decarbonization in 2100. A stronger proposal—commitment to a low-carbon economy by 2050, which Merkel initially favored—failed because of opposition by Canada’s conservative leadership, embroiled in tar sands interests, and Japan’s energy confusion after the Fukushima meltdowns."(Italics added)
Now, all this prompts certain questions germaine - pun somewhat intended - to our daily high octane speculation: why is Germany leading this? And why a push not just for a partial "decarbonization," but for a total one? Well, believe it or not, this was a subject of this website's most recent members' vidchat, and the question there was, as here, why is Germany leading this charge? What's going on behind the scenes?
The most obvious consideration here is that such talk means there must be an alternative to the current energy and transportation systems(not to mention manufacturing and distribution), and that simply cannot be a radical expansion of standard nuclear (fission) reactors and power. This may solve the energy problem, but not the transportation problem. In other words, what this article is suggesting is that the powers that be are gearing up for the long process of introducing the new technologies - both in energy, transportation, and manufacturing - over the next few decades in a major way. The key here is energy. The transport and manufacturing revolutions we are already familiar with, as 3d printing expands, dispersed manufacturing and prototyping will dramatically reduce costs. The key is energy, for regardless of all the other revolutions underway, one still needs an energy system that can accomplish a complete replacement for petroleum. And standard nuclear will not suffice, not the least because some nations like Japan are justifiably concerned in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
Thus, this announcement, coming from its three major backers, the USA, France, and Germany, suggests that a much larger "game changing" technology is in the wings, not so much waiting to be developed, as waiting to be prepared for its public debut. Consider all the context for this announcement in the previous few years: the Rockefeller devesting from petroleum, DARPA's goal of USA warp capability (again, in 100 years, to my mind, not a coincidence), the NASA experiments with ion drive, EM drive, the Rossi ECAT cold fusion reactor and (as we'll see in a future blog) recent Chinese successes in the field. Something, in other words, is giving the green light to the puppet leadership of the great powers to start talking in a much more emphatic way about the decoupling from petroleum, and that can only mean that the technologies and successes we're hearing about publicly probably only reflect a fraction of hat's there.
Thus, this is not an announcement of the technology, it's an announcement that they are preparing the world for its public advent.
Which leads us to the question: why was all of this being pushed by Germany? Why make this announcement there? Germany, it will be recalled, decided years ago to move away from conventional nuclear (fission) power to "alternative energy sources," including wind and solar. But these, again, represent technologies inadequate to replace current energy needs much less supplant petroleum. So herewith my high octance speculation: Germany, since before the war, has been one of the countries most consitently interested in alternative energy sources, and along with France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, has been a major backer of "Big European Science Projects" like the Large Hadron Collider and ITER. I strongly suspect, though have no evidence, that this announcement has something to do with those projects, and with what may have already been learned in them, but which, for the moment, is being kept from the public. After all, to make too quick of an announcement, without having the financial system and surveillance system to monitor the technology (and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands) in place, then any such annoucement would be premature.
See you on the flip side...