Denmark and the developed world in general are facing significant changes in lifestyle. As a rich country, we have a natural responsibility to get started, both at the governmental level and at the personal level. We have divided the Green Change into two parts - Climate Policy and Environmental Policy.
At NCV, we believe that climate policy must be rooted in: science, common sense, global responsibility and the support of the people. The latter is reflected in the election results of our parliamentary elections. Green parties and climate warriors are right now trying to usurp a mandate without consentment of the population. This brings us worryingly close to a situation where the Green parties can succeed in dismantling significant parts of our production apparatus and way of life. The truth is that renewable energy is insufficient, if you want a modern society as we know it. Therefore, NCV has formulated a climate policy that enables our civilization to remain, while Denmark at the same time takes global responsibility. NCV's climate policy has these four focal areas:
CO2 taxes and product development in DK
Significant CO2 taxes at the consumption level on fossil energy, air travel, beef etc.
Consumers must be partially compensated with a lower VAT rate. A CO2 tax must be levied on emissions from the transport sector and on the cement and construction industries. We need to make local production much more competitive. Mobilizing public accountability and public investment in product development. Recycling, joint transport to the big cities and development of artificial meat etc.
Maximum effect for investments in DK and globally
NCV supports the basic ideas behind the Copenhagen Consensus and Project Drawdown, which in its essence is that we must have as much benefit as possible for the public funds we invest in the environment and development. The goal is to solve the global problem of temperature rises, and we consider it less important whether Denmark is in a fictitious "leading jersey". As the figure shows beneath, it may be inappropriate to focus solely on one's own country's CO2 reductions, as it may have a greater effect to support initiatives in poor countries. Note that if family planning and education of girls are added together, it will be the biggest single factor of all in the effort to reduce CO2 emissions.
Population planning globally
Denmark and the EU must bring population planning on the agenda internationally.
At COP26, the developing countries were given the prospect of the West being supported by approx. 100 billion USD for their energy conversion. This must be followed up with a requirement that their population growth will be made sustainable (max. 2 children).
Nuclear power globally, at sea and in DK
Introduction of modern western nuclear power where it can quickly and easily replace fossil fuels - this is especially true in NIC countries and on large container ships at sea. In Denmark, nuclear power can also be a stable energy source that can supplement renewable energy. Research into the new mold-salt reactors that provide less waste than current technology.
Links to articles and videos that shed light on today's Western nuclear power.
21st Century Nuclear Power (from the IAEA):
In-depth video (18:41) about the technique behind molten salt reactors:
Ethics weighs heavily in NCV's environmental policy. The people of Denmark have generally developed an understanding that we need to organize our lives more sustainably, and show greater responsibility towards nature and the animals we are dealing with. This culminates in these focus areas:
Transport and noise in DK
NCV believes that in future urban planning, we must start reorganizing our: jobs, infrastructure, health centers, sports facilities, shopping opportunities, etc. to be more locally oriented and sustainable. I.e. citizens must to a greater extent have the opportunity to live where they work and the children go to school.
This can lead to: a) the need to build more affordable housing in certain metropolitan areas
b) companies must be pressured to increase the options for homework c) government intervention against new mega-centers that drain otherwise viable communities.
We do not need to build more highways. The traffic pressure must instead be eased with: more carpooling, more homework and electrified public transport.
According to the WHO, noise is a far greater health burden and risk than the public has recognized. NCV will therefore promote public health by introducing noise limits in public spaces. I.e. noise shielding of new construction and heavy traffic. In addition, a phasing out of particularly noisy vehicles and motorcycles, etc.
Nature, biodiversity, agriculture and animal welfare in DK
The least fertile agricultural areas must be converted to either nature and forests (promoting biodiversity) or to sustainable agriculture. The eventual state acquisition of these areas must take place at a fair market price. Denmark's largest landowner is the Church and their lands must be nationalized and converted into natural areas. We recognize that many Danish farmers are ready to change production. But animal welfare in the agricultural sector needs to be improved. This can be done with financial incentives. Outdated forms of production which have the character of animal misery must be phased out. In the case of expropriation, it must be done at a fair market price. Overpricing must be avoided.
Consumption with greater care
- mental prosperity rather than material consumption and throw away culture
NCV wants to move away from increased material consumption and throw away as the path to happiness. The resource load alone in the production of a simple t-shirt is enormous - 1,400 liters of water require a t-shirt. School students must learn about resource consumption in everyday consumables.
Things must be declared in relation to the life cycle and load on the planet's resources. Instead, NCV focuses on mental prosperity and well-being where nature becomes an equal and natural partner.
Pollution control in DK and globally
NCV will make sure to dimension the authorities so that they have the resources to take action against the polluters. Pollution with plastic and microplastics is a special focus area. NCV wants things and actions that pollute in general not to be produced. Things must be declared in relation to the life cycle and load on the planet's resources. Denmark must ensure that the EU sanctions against countries that pollute rivers and the world's oceans. Conversely, EU support must be given to the poor countries that are actively involved in the fight against polluters. See the hair-raising links:
Exposure of the danger of the climate warriors
Denmark and the West have for decades been able to utilize cheap fossil energy to create growth and prosperity. But as the responsible country we are, Denmark is now facing significant changes in our energy consumption. We must have as much of the energy consumption converted as possible to energy sources with low CO2 emissions. In this connection, of course, higher energy prices will be expected when the cheapest energy sources are phased out.
The climate warriors who have an ideological approach to the problem point to renewable energy as a mantra that can bring us to our goals. This unrealistic approach is considered by NCV to be dangerous. Note that there is a striking coincidence of parties in Danish politics. The parties that want a lax lenient migration policy are the same as the parties that believe that Denmark can rely on renewable energy only. Do they live in an ideological bubble where they do not care about the long-term interest of the population? Should we live with power outages as a developing country when it is not windy?
If Denmark, the West and since the rest of the world are to live in peace and prosperity with sharply reduced CO2 emissions, it requires an intensive energy source as a nuclear power to supply renewable energy. Unfortunately, there are prejudices about nuclear power, which do not stand in a real relation to the realities of modern Western technology. NCV will work to ensure that we have a referendum on nuclear power together with the next parliamentary election.
A real societal debate where the population reaches an enlightened level could trigger a landslide among voters.
The climate warriors are unusually single-minded and have no understanding of people and society in general. In fact, they are an indirect threat to World peace when they demand a sharp slowdown in the use of fossil energy sources, and thus a marked decline in living standards. If there is a shortage of energy, food or prosperity in general, tensions will quickly arise in the population of a country. Eg. the civil war in Syria was not only triggered by a desire for democracy. 1.5 million poor farmers had previously moved to the cities in the wake of a prolonged drought in 2007-2010. Countries with inhomogeneous populations in particular are at high risk of developing civil wars. The vast majority of the poor countries in the world are inhomogeneous with religious or ethnic minorities. That is why the climate warriors' shock therapy is poison to World peace. The most important thing is that the economy of society remains stable in the transition phase. A stable world will be in surplus to develop and disseminate technological solutions to countries striving for decent living conditions. Migration must be reduced as much as possible, especially from countries with irreconcilable cultures that do not want to assimilate.
Nuclear power is not a panacea that alone can solve the climate crisis. Compared to Project Drawdown below, NCV wants to prioritize nuclear power higher. But as the figure shows, it is a very wide range of initiatives humanity must succeed with. For each solution in the figure, the carbon impact is calculated up to the year 2050, the total economic cost to society and the total lifetime savings measured. As the figure shows, it may be inappropriate to focus solely on one's own country's CO2 reductions, as it may have a greater effect to support initiatives in poor countries.
Note that if family planning and education of girls are added together, it will be the biggest single factor of all in the work to reduce CO2 emissions.