Global warming alarmists have been trying to browbeat the world into giving up carbon-based energy for several decades now. Yet, despite the war on coal that has been carried on not just here in the U.S. but in many countries, despite the endless vilification of oil as “dirty” energy, despite all of the obstacles that have been erected against development of fossil fuel resources, despite a seemingly bottomless pit of government subsidies for “green” energy–despite all of those things, the proportion of the world’s energy that comes from non-carbon sources refuses to budge.
This comes (via Watts Up With That?) from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2014, which was released yesterday. It shows the percentage of the world’s energy coming from non-carbon sources–nuclear, hydroelectric, solar and wind–from 1965 to the present. The proportion hasn’t moved from around 13% since the early 1990s. Click to enlarge:
This illustrates the futility of the entire global warming enterprise. Trying to compel the use of inefficient, impractical energy sources is like trying to push water uphill. The global warming hysterics can, and will, cause a lot of money to change hands, but they aren’t going to prevent CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Fortunately, the consequences of increased atmospheric CO2 will in all probability be benign.