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The Emergency of Climate Change cannot be Solved by the Government

Like a majestic ship setting sail on its inaugural voyage, President Biden’s Climate programme was launched with hopes, prayers, and the expectation of leadership to all world democracies: the SS Biden. There is now much anxiety that it has been driven onto rocks in strong waves, remaining intact but requiring a high tide to free it. By definition, the SS (Steam Ship) Biden is powered by coal or oil.

Several of the Titanic’s questionable decisions, such as sailing when a fire due to spontaneous combustion of coal was burning in a bunker, undoubtedly contributed to the ship’s terrible demise, bring to mind the company’s disregard for passenger safety. Despite the global warming catastrophe, the Biden ship is still powered by fossil fuels, and by the end of 2022, the United States will have the world’s greatest liquefied natural gas export capacity, followed by Australia and Qatar.

Yes, other countries burn this gas, and the three affluent exporting countries are exempt from domestic accounting for these emissions. The extent to which each party bears responsibility for these Scope 3 emissions is a contentious subject. Their import and use in some countries will stymie the development of clean energy and its necessary decentralisation.

In Africa, Bangladesh, and a few other Asian countries, solar household systems are the healthy and inexpensive solution. The United States could undoubtedly set an example for the rest of the world by absorbing half of the emissions from exported gas and coal and pressuring other affluent exporters to do the same. I’ve previously discussed the immediate dangers of gas to Climate change mitigation, including the risks acknowledged by the US in its pledge to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030.

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