What an opportunity! And see how the students responded.
- Given that we’re already seeing sea level rise hurt places like Miami, should we really be increasing our use of fossil fuels?
- Aren’t fossil fuels only low-cost because they receive far more in subsidies than renewables?
- Why do you give fossil fuels credit for cleaner air and water rather than regulation?
- Aren’t we going to run out of fossil fuels, since they’re a finite resource?
- Doesn’t air pollution kill 1.3 million people per year in China?
- What do you think about the mass extinction of over half of the world’s organisms in the past few decades because of temperature changes?
- If fossil fuels are so great, why aren’t they benefiting places like Venezuela and Iraq?
Some random thoughts. Soon the eyes of the world will turn to Australia to see how a nation with no nuclear power and no neighbours to help out will handle the transition to zero emissions. It will be interesting to see how all the high-profile and outspoken advocates of zero emissions in high places, industry, academia, politics and the media manage the walk back from the train crash.
Chris Kenny fisks Waleed Aly on the German green transition.