Contrary to the bull$&%# talking points that spew from the likes of COP26, climate alarmist websites and the mouths of general imbeciles the world over, removing or restricting the supply of oil and gas, no matter where it is in the world, directly affects the world’s energy poor, which make up a massive portion of the global populations, as mentioned in the quote below.
Good to see African voices sticking up for the right of those in energy poverty to develop all necessary energy supply options, which of course includes a massive amount of oil and gas, similar to the amounts used by other countries for many, many decades.
Although many alarmists genuinely feel they are doing a good thing for humanity, if you are advocating for the removal of certain types of energy sources, such as oil and gas, from the supply matrix, you are actively contributing to less than optimal outcomes for those currently in energy poverty – in a global energy market, that’s simple logic.
Prioritising a so far unsuccessful, unlikely and essentially impossible plan to somehow control the future climate (largely via a single variable, CO2) over the lives of literally billions of people alive today.
How members of an intelligent species can knowingly make such a ridiculous sacrifice that is almost certainly doomed to failure is one of the great tragedies of the modern age.
As OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo has said, addressing energy poverty in Africa is an urgent matter that must take priority over abandoning oil and gas. Barkindo described the devastating impacts of energy poverty during African Energy Week in Cape Town. (Incidentally, that meeting was organized after London-based Hyve Group/ Africa Oil Week moved from Capetown to Dubai. Imagine talking about African energy somewhere other than in Africa? Seems like that’s another example of the West holding our energy industry in low regard.)
“The unfortunate reality for developing countries is that a staggering 759 million people worldwide did not have access to electricity in 2019, with around 79% of them located in Africa,” Barkindo said. “Moreover, there were roughly 2.6 billion people or 34% of the global population who did not have access to clean cooking fuels and technologies — and this includes a massive 70% of Africans who have no access, exposing them to high levels of household air pollution.
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