The observations and proposals of the writer Éric Zemmour on the subjects of ecology, energy, the carbon tax during televised debates with political figures for the French presidential election of 2022.
We already have the most carbon-free electrical energy in the world, which is nuclear energy. We have to build several nuclear power plants to regain the know-how that we are losing. The closure of Fessenheim was a serious mistake. Nuclear power is the basis of our carbon-free economy. By dint of holding an environmentalist discourse, announcing the upcoming closure of nuclear power plants, we have demotivated the base in the nuclear industry and lost skills.
There has been no nuclear accident in France. To give up nuclear power is to give up our national sovereignty. It is 200,000 direct jobs, and a sector of 400,000 jobs. Leaving nuclear power would be the acceptance of a decline that does not speak its name. We must relaunch the prototype Astrid reactor which uses nuclear waste. Bill Gates had an agreement from the US Energy Agency to develop this technology. Science will make it possible to solve the technical problems posed by nuclear power through technical progress. We must not go into chimeras, we must stay in a field which has proven itself, which has attracted the best engineers, which is a French technology. We cannot scuttle this sector for unreasonable fears. Madam Merkel stopped nuclear power, as a result she had to reopen all coal-fired power stations.
We must not put wind turbines everywhere which are awful, which generate intermittent energy, producing only 25% of its capacity, and which are not effective against global warming, much less than nuclear. We buy wind turbines from the Chinese with German promoters. Wind turbines damage the landscape. People's health is also affected. These constructions need concrete bases which are not renewable. You need coal and gas power plants to be able to operate them. According to the Ministry of Energy, when we reduce the share of nuclear power to 50% of the energy mix, we will have to build 20 gas plants to compensate for the loss. This will increase the production of CO2. Wind power is not at all the ideal that we were presented with. What is the point of saving the planet if it is to lose the beauty of our landscapes. The beauty of the landscapes should be part of ecology, alongside the energy issue, CO2 emissions.
On the environment, if scientists are to be believed, there is an increase in the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. Ecology has been taken hostage by the far left. We need a rooted right-wing ecology, close to nature. The best way to limit the emission of greenhouse gases is to have, as at present, an electricity mix which relies 75% on nuclear power, if we add hydraulics, that makes 85% which does not emits absolutely no CO2. France is the country which defends itself best in this terrible battle for CO2.
Global warming undoubtedly exists. We can see that there are more and more CO2 emissions. Which seems logical following industrialization, the excavation of mines, the use of fossil fuels. Renewable energies are good for countries that do not have nuclear power. France does not need it. It is only a way for some to make a fortune quickly from the grants.
Animals are often abused by martyring them, by brutalizing them. Whether in factory farming, in spiritual slaughter, even people in their domestic life. There are domestic animals that can be manhandled, just like wild animals. It is an ethical question. Under the pressure of anti-species activists, we went from an ethical question, the care given to animals, to a political question. Is there a superiority of man over animals? Is the animal the same species as man? these are the questions posed by the antispeciesists, the American sociologists since the 70s. The antispeciesists have an ideological action, by estimating that the man and the animal are of the same species, that there is no hierarchy . This is reminiscent of the feminist cause with the questioning of the patriarchy which ended up with an undifferentiated role between men and women.
Carbon tax :
Taxation on gasoline must be lowered. A gesture of appeasement is needed at this level, after the movement of yellow vests following the increase in the carbon tax in 2018.
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