Dr. Charles Battig brings grass-roots level climate-related educational efforts to the to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors at their twice-monthly meetings via a continuing series of three-minute Power Point presentations.
He holds a M.D. degree and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and has been an active voice in examining the science behind various political and pseudoscience claims made regarding climate related issues since 2007.
At the February 19, 2020 Albemarle County BOS meeting, two of the supervisors spoke of their recent returns from vacation trips. One, and then the other, commented on being impressed by a sense of fragility of the natural landscape below as they looked out the window of the airplane. These same supervisors had voted as “all in” for the U.N. Paris Climate Accord—and for the attendant increase in renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. If they had looked a bit closer and more carefully, they would have seen the environmental destruction caused by renewables, and the smaller environmental footprint of modern fossil fuel sources. Sources which produce reliable energy 24/7, unlike renewables.
On March 4, Dr. Battig presented, within the three minute time frame, documentation of renewable energy’s dirty footprint.