Often those who are most against alternative energy investments in Vancouver and elsewhere also have strong beliefs about end times and think we are living in them.
This can be seen especially in republican politicians in the US. They rail against alternative energy investments and then try and claim global warning to be a hoax, while accepting donations from the oil and coal industry and yet many with strong end times religious views, support the party.
There is plenty of evidence now that global weather is changing and temperatures are indeed rising along with sea levels in equatorial area’s.
As atmospheric C02 levels rise to more than 380 ppm and show no sign of slowing down despite the warnings of scientists and the efforts of many, others continue to go on as if nothing is wrong.
China is building new coal plants at a pace of two per week, each new plant will emit an additional 4 million tons of C02 into the atmosphere every year. This means China is increasing their C02 emissions just from coal by some 400 million tons per year. Each coal plant also requires 2.2 billion gallons of water each year for steam.
China also uses millions of tons of coal each year for steel production, in total China uses more than 3 billion tons of coal each year and produces over 10 billion tons of C02 burning it. The total is growing by 7% per year. Despite increasing domestic production of coal by 300% over the last decade, China is now importing coal from Australia, Canada and other countries around the world to feed their ever growing demand for power.
Despite large investments in wind and solar power China still gets 80% of their electricity from Coal and with current growth in electrical demand this will not change in the future. China also now manufactures and adds to their fleet, 17 million new cars per year making them the worlds largest car maker and biggest car market, adding an additional 50 million tons of C02 to their world leading annual total.
India also gets 80% of their electricity from coal, they currently consume 500 million tons per year and are also building new coal plants every week to keep up with the growing demand for electricity.
What does this mean for the environment?
More C02, more acid rain, more mercury pollution, more soot in the in the atmosphere and no hope that any reduction of global GHG emissions will occur, regardless of what the rest of the world does.
How is this scenario related to end times prophecy?