FNC’s Tucker Carlson brilliantly exposed the utter failure that is “green energy” in a recent segment of his show, using the recent collapse of Ghana, a collapse that occurred, in his view, thanks to its transition to green energy rather than fossil fuels, to show just how devastating a so-called Green New Deal would be.
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That came in his monologue, one in which he ripped into AOC, jokingly calling her “Sandy”, making fun of the sort of Gender Studies and Queer Theory classes his hilariously imagined her going to, before turning serious and highlighting how the sort of thing she’s pushing for–a Green New Deal–would tear America to pieces, using the sad case of Ghana to make his point.
Beginning that epic takedown, Tucker began by describing how Ghana used to be a reasonably successful, energy exporting country that was doing well energy exports, saying:
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So, the Green New Deal is actually taking effect around the world. So, we don’t have to guess what would happen if it took effect here. We can know. That’s science. Let’s start with Ghana. Ghana’s a pretty little country, peaceful place, actually, on the west coast of Africa. Three years ago, Ghana was in great shape. It had one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. In fact, it had so much energy over most of the last decade, it was exporting it to its neighbors in West Africa.
Then, he noted how and why the country changed course, pointing fingers at the World Bank and describing what Ghana did to move away from reliable, useful fossil fuels and toward the pipe dream of green energy, saying:
Now, those energy exports from Ghana peaked in 2014. Why that year? Well because the next year, the World Bank published this headline on its website, “World Bank approves largest-ever guarantees for Ghana’s Energy Transformation.” Oh, when they promise to transform your energy, slow down.
But Ghana didn’t slow down. They just kept going. The World Bank promised to provide, and we’re quoting, “technical assistance for energy sector reforms and the drafting of a new renewable energy law.” So, in return for all this help, Ghana agreed to limit its carbon emissions, and then they entered the Paris climate agreement. Oh, how virtuous.
It was then that he got to his best and main point, which is that after the green energy transition, one like what the left wants to happen with a Green New Deal, Ghana’s power grid collapsed. In his words:
What happened next? This is the part you don’t read that much about. Last year, Ghana experienced a complete shutdown of its national power supply. No more electricity, no emissions, because we have no electricity, and blackouts have continued since then. Just yesterday, a news source in Ghana reported that, “Residents in parts of the Ashanti region who have been hit with power cuts are without water as well,” because it turns out you need electricity to provide water also to grow food. Now, this is not a small thing. The Ashanti region has millions of people living in it. They’re all now living in the Stone Age and it’s not just the energy grid that’s now compromised in Ghana.
Emphasizing the point by exposing the dire consequences of an energy grid that relies on so-called green energy, Tucker then said:
International observers say the country is now facing severe food shortages and hunger, starvation within a matter of months. Why is that? It’s a fertile country, hardworking people. Now they’re running out of fertilizer. Why? Well, because for years, Sandy Cortez’s friends in the NGO community pushed Ghana toward less efficient, more expensive organic fertilizers and the government of Ghana, because it’s not a rich government, caved. Last year, according to Ghana’s news service, Ghana’s agricultural minister, “urged local farmers to adopt an organic agriculture system to reduce the impact of climate change.”
Oh, what happened then? Well, the good people of Ghana, while they feel good about their fight against climate change, are now starving and in June, last month, police in Ghana used water and tear gas to attack hundreds of demonstrators in Accra, which is the capital of Ghana.
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