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Why Does Obama Want To Kill The African Dream?

November 24, 2014

By Paul Homewood   

 

A reader left this comment on my article China’s New Energy Plan Forecasts Big Rise In CO2 Emissions, which was reposted at WUWT.

 

Mervyn

 

Recently, Obama made his grandstanding-Obama/China deal, effectively allowing China to keep emitting enormous amounts of CO2 in its quest to develop, which is also what India is doing.

Well, here is the $64,000 question everyone should be asking, every day.

The African dream is to develop, and to do so requires cheap reliable fossil fuel energy. But Obama’s policies have put grave restrictions on funding projects in Africa that are linked to fossil fuel energy, insisting such poor countries use expensive unaffordable inefficient renewable energy. So why is Obama quite happy to allow China (and India) to develop, yet at the same time he is happy to kill the African dream?

 

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/11/22/chinas-new-energy-plan-forecasts-big-rise-in-co2-emissions/#comment-1797364

 

 

I really can’t add anything to that.

16 Comments
  1. November 24, 2014 6:38 pm

    “allowing China to keep emitting enormous amounts of CO2 in its quest to develop”
    Obama couldn’t stop China doing that.
    Africa is a continent, China is a nation with large armed forces and nuclear weapons.
    China will do whatever it likes.

    • November 24, 2014 9:56 pm

      Perhaps the answer, as always, is – follow the money.

      Foreign-exchange reserves in $millions:-

      Rank – 1 People’s Republic of China 4,055,812

      Rank – 18 United States 136,473

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_foreign-exchange_reserves

      • November 26, 2014 7:43 am

        Nothing much to do with “follow the money” and most likely the guy is simply a nitwit who thinks green energy can be made practical any day now. So denying Africa workable energy is only something very short term. Keep in mind Obama has no practical life experience at all.

  2. November 24, 2014 6:48 pm

    I live in (south) Africa and to heat my water I use solar energy (which works more or less like the reverse of a radiator). Otherwise I think solar for electricity is not worth the effort, on the long term.

  3. Derek permalink
    November 24, 2014 7:56 pm

    QV is right about China, and the same goes for India. Because they are quite powerful nations they will both do as they please, whereas most African states do not have the wealth to develop and need a hand out from the West. They have been promised large sums of money to develop renewables, so they are playing the game and waiting for the cash.

  4. Bloke down the pub permalink
    November 24, 2014 8:22 pm

    In the mean time, the Chinese will be winning friends and influence in Africa by providing the know-how and finance to help build new infrastructure. If O’Bama thinks he’s going to be looked on kindly by history, then he’s going to be sorely disappointed.

    • Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter) permalink
      November 24, 2014 9:03 pm

      He’s already worse than the Peanut Farmer. Can’t get much lower than that without going full dictator.

  5. Paul2 permalink
    November 24, 2014 10:38 pm

    Well it seems that he’s certainly killed off this geezer’s dream:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/29/chuck-hagel-climate-change_n_6068922.html

    Confused? Me too.

  6. November 25, 2014 12:45 am

    Yes Derek, Money for guns and booze and drugs ! Like the warlords will share this 3 billion dollar windfall with their slaves ;>(

  7. November 25, 2014 12:48 am

    P.S will be like 3 million after getting through the greedy hands on those in the UN !!!

  8. John F. Hultquist permalink
    November 25, 2014 4:29 am

    The African dream is to develop, and to do so requires cheap reliable fossil fuel energy. But Obama’s policies . . .

    I think the idea that the least-energy countries should only be supported (loans, grants, technical help) when doing “green” is not of Obama’s creation. Where this movement came from is beyond me to document. However, the link below comments on a book prepared for the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Follow the link therein to “a new book” and look at the authors. Working from those names might shed some light on the issue.
    http://www.wri.org/blog/2013/10/imf-experts-and-others-envision-world-without-energy-subsidies

  9. November 25, 2014 7:19 am

    China is investing in Africa, see oil in Angola.

  10. Mikky permalink
    November 25, 2014 3:52 pm

    As others have pointed out, Obama and the World Bank have less and less clout, Africa will just turn to China and elsewhere for funding. The World Bank’s policy on fossil fuels is like Greenies policy on plastic bags, has a feel-good factor, and oh-so politically correct, but making sod-all real difference.

  11. Retired Dave permalink
    November 26, 2014 5:28 pm

    ” So why is Obama quite happy to allow China (and India) to develop, yet at the same time he is happy to kill the African dream?”

    Also happy to kill Africans – which given his lineage can only mean he is an idiot. He is fed his opinions by others from the Big Green Killing Machine h/t Pointman). John Kerry tells African countries not to build more farms to feed their people as this will increase global warming in 50 years from now!!!! These people truly are cretins.

  12. December 1, 2014 1:44 am

    Of course, China has REAL pollution problems. But they are doing us a favor in putting out more CO2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep5ptrPN6ns&index=17&list=PLF23FF230760A3A60

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