Smart Putin acknowledges Global Warming – to sell gas?
An article by NATURE tells how Russia is turning its position around and – even though quietly – say that Climate Change is human-made. The ex-IPCC Vice-Chair and top russian climate scientist Yuri Izrael is now conviced. Wow!
But first critical voices have been heard already: Russia wants a strong Copenhagen-goal – for the West. Knowing that one strategy to mitigate is switching from coal to gas. The want to make money.
This is what conservatives tell us young green activists globally (especially in Europe, though): If you switch too fast to renewables, the demand will not be met and gas from Russia is the option of choice – and more dependency. I say NO! Invest in renewables, change your western hellish lifestyle and be more efficient! Then Russias „plan“ will not work and this chess-move, if intended to be one, is profitable for us and the world.