Thursday, 24 February 2011

Another worthless study promises 6 million green jobs in Europe

Another worthless "study" promises 6 million extra green jobs in Europe if the EU increases its carbon emission cuts to 30%:

"Post-crisis Europe can revitalize its economy by tackling the climate challenge," according to the study, led by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and commissioned by the German Environment Ministry.
It said a 30 percent cut could boost EU gross domestic product (GDP) growth by 0.6 percent a year, create up to 6 million extra jobs in Europe by 2020 and increase European investments from 18 percent of GDP to up to 22 percent.
By 2020, that would increase European GDP by 620 billion euros ($847.4 billion), or by 6 percent above business as usual trends, it said.

Read the entire article here.

One wonders why the Potsdam global warming propaganda institute does not suggest doubling the cuts to 60%? With the logic they are using, that would create 12 million new green jobs ....
There is, of course, the possibility that the Potsdam people might have got the job figure right. In that case the only thing wrong with their research is that they forgot to tell that the 6 million new jobs are going to China and other cheap labout countries, not to Europe. As a matter of fact, professor Carlo Jaeger, head of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, indadvertedly spoke about this scenario in an interview for

The truth is that Europe is not so important anymore and its importance is decreasing. Our role is to be pioneers in engineering and technology and designing new solutions that can be imitated and imported and picked up by the Chinese, Indians and Brazilians.

There you have it!

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