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Biden to attend UN climate summit that Greta has correctly declared a ‘scam, greenwashing, lying and cheating’

By Marc Morano

Greta finally gets it! Greta Thunberg: UN Climate Summit COP27 is a ‘scam’ that provides an opportunity for ‘people in power’ to use ‘greenwashing, lying & cheating’

Climate Depot’s Marc Morano comments: 

“I will be attending the UN climate summit in Egypt in person and will report back on just how correct Greta is in her assessment of the UN process. President Joe Biden will also be attending. Stay tuned!

Kudos to Greta! She started out willing to travel great distances to attend these UN climate summits, but she now correctly realizes they are a ‘scam.’ Those of us opposed to the entire ‘Net Zero’ & Green New Deal agenda applaud Greta’s moment of clarity when it comes to the undeniable scam that is the UN climate process. We welcome Greta now understanding that these summits have nothing to do with the climate.  

Given the full exposure of the green energy mandate scam, this UN climate summit should be dubbed the ‘The Cover Your A$$ Summit’ as the climate activists will be furiously spinning the failure of green energy and the coming deadly blackouts as somehow Russia’s fault or the fault of the free market and a great “opportunity” to double down (on green energy failure).At least one voice sounds sane — Greta Thunberg finally gets what the UN climate process is all about.”

Greta finally gets it! Greta Thunberg: UN Climate Summit COP27 is a ‘scam’ that provides an opportunity for ‘people in power’ to use ‘greenwashing, lying & cheating’

Greta Thunberg has described climate summits such as the Cop27 conference taking place in Egypt next week as a “scam” that is “failing” humanity and the planet by not leading to “major changes”.

The Swedish activist said people in positions of power were using the high-profile gatherings for attention and were “greenwashing, lying and cheating”. … Activists must try to “make people realize what a scam this is and realize that these systems are failing us”, she added.

Reuters: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday called out next month’s United Nations climate summit in Egypt for being “held in a tourist paradise in a country that violates many basic human rights.” Greta sees the climate summit as an opportunity for “people in power… to [use] greenwashing, lying and cheating.”

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Meanwhile: 

Goldman Sachs’ Jeff Currie: ‘$3.8 Trillion of Investment in Renewables Moved Fossil Fuels from 82% to 81% of Overall Energy Consumption’ in 10 Years

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Common Sense Tells Us That There Is No Viable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

By Dr. Rich Swier

The greatest myth ever told. But who is right?


Mankind is faced with the most important question in history: To use fossil fuels or not to use fossil fuels?

Environmentalists want to totally eliminate all petroleum based fuels in order to save the planet from climate change. The question is: At what cost?

Conservationists want to use all types of petroleum based fuels, including nuclear and hydroelectric power, but use them wisely to provide for human flourishing. The question is: At what cost?

History tells us that when nations use their natural resources, including petroleum based fossil fuels, wisely they flourish. History also tells us that when nations are energy poor or energy dependent they become weak and poorer and their people suffer.

Since 2010, more than a billion people have gained access to electricity. As a result, 90 percent of the planet’s population was connected in 2019. Yet 759 million people still live without electricity, with about half of them living in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

Due to Hurricane Ian we went without electricity for five days and it was hell on earth.

A New Age Was Born—The Modern Petroleum Industry

The first oil was discovered by the Chinese in 600 B.C. and transported in pipelines made from bamboo.

But it was Colonel Edwin Drake’s heralded discovery of oil in Pennsylvania in 1859 and his establishing the first oil well in August 27, 1859 that changed U.S. history.

But is wasn’t until the Spindletop discovery in Texas in 1901 which set the stage for the new U.S. petroleum industry. According to Lamar University,

The Spindletop oilfield, discovered on a salt dome formation south of Beaumont in eastern Jefferson County on January 10, 1901, marked the birth of the modern petroleum industry. The Gladys City Oil, Gas, and Manufacturing Company, formed in August 1892 by George W. O’BrienGeorge W. CarrollPattillo Higgins, Emma E. John, and J. F. Lanier, was the first company to drill on Spindletop Hill. Three shallow attempts, beginning in 1893 and using cable-tool drilling equipment were unsuccessful; Lanier and Higgins had left the company by 1895.

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A new age was born. The world had never seen such a gusher before. By September 1901, there were at least six successful wells on Gladys City Company lands. Wild speculation drove land prices around Spindletop to incredible heights. One man who had been trying to sell his tract there for $150 for three years sold his land for $20,000; the buyer promptly sold to another investor within fifteen minutes for $50,000. One well, representing an initial investment of under $10,000, was sold for $1,250,000.

Cheap and Reliable Power Is The Life Blood of Modern Man

For the first time in American history we have one political party and its global allies who want to end the use of all petroleum products. But at what cost to the common citizen?

Efforts to stop all petroleum use is being mandated by agencies of the federal government using, among other regulations, corporate ESG Scores.

ESG Scores measure every company’s exposure to long-term environmental, social and governance risks.

A key component of that war against the common man is to eliminate capitalism and replace it with a new “stakeholder” doctrine for businesses globally and in the U.S. This model is based upon the need to attain environmental, social and governance scores that fully supplant capitalism and replace it with a one world governance based on big government, i.e. Socialist, Communist, ideals.

ESG scoring’s goal is to fundamentally transform the role of every company from a shareholder focus (capitalism) to a single stakeholder decree (the government).

According to the Heartland Institute,

Klaus Schwab and a growing list of powerful global economic and political elites, including BlackRock CEO Larry Fink and President Joe Biden, have recently committed to a global “reset” of the prevailing school of economic thought. They seek to supplant the entrenched “shareholder doctrine” of capitalism, which—as Milton Friedman famously espoused over 50 years ago—holds that the only purpose of a corporate executive is to maximize profits on behalf of company shareholders.

This effort to fundamentally transform global economics via the cooperation of major corporations and state legislatures is an existential threat to every American’s Constitutional rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The ESG Score is designed to:

  1. Force companies to “go green” by decreasing their use of petroleum products.
  2. Force companies to hire employees based upon their merit but rather on the color of their skin or sexual identities.
  3. And force companies to comply with government mandates, like Covid lockdowns and mandated vaccinations.

ESG Scores are designed to control businesses small to large to comply or else!

The Bottom Line—Make America Energy Independent, Again!

Countries that are energy independent flourish, those who aren’t suffer. For example, clean and fresh water is a basic need of all societies, to have clean and fresh potable water a country must have the infrastructure to process the water in water purification plants and then provide it to its citizens via a water lines driven by pumps powered predominantly by petroleum products.

Fresh, fluorinated water is not possible without cheap and reliable power.

According to an EIA analysis:

The Virgin Islands use [the] largest amounts of imported petroleum to power the desalination plants that supply their drinking water; many small, simple-cycle generators are used to provide electricity; and there are “operational constraints and power losses on the islands’ isolated electric grids.”

Petroleum driven power is essential for human flourishing and freedom.

On December 28th, 2016 American author, energy theorist, industrial policy pundit and founder and President of the Center for Industrial Progress Alex Epstein shared how to make a transformative contribution to human flourishing and how to create value in the world in his presentation titled “The ‘F’ word“:

Fast forward to October 27, 2022 and watch this discussion by energy philosopher Alex Epstein on how Biden’s  green policies have created an energy crisis in America:

In 2020, U.S. energy intensity reached a low of 5.05 thousand British thermal units (Btu) per chained 2012 dollar, down 4% from the previous year and less than half as energy intensive as the United States was in 1983. This number will go up because of Biden and his green energy policies. Kill the use of petroleum products and you kill the American working class.

Americans can only flourish if they have massive amounts of petroleum products.

Bring energy production back to America.

— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 28, 2022

It’s the freedom to have access to cheap and reliable power, which drives our economy, stupid!

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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Can Israel emerge as a geostrategic gas player despite itself?

By Center For Security Policy

Israeli discoveries of natural gas over the last 13 years are enough to allow not only self-sufficiency but also the potential for enough export to emerge as a geostrategic player in the hydrocarbons sector. If done properly and aggressively, Israel has the opportunity to establish itself as the main natural gas export hub in the eastern Mediterranean, servicing not only eastern Mediterranean gas suppliers, but Persian Gulf ones too, and become the conduit to supply Europe as much as a third of its import needs. And yet, Israel’s policies over the last year have undermined expanding its reserves, retarded and limited the development of its transmission structures, and all but sabotaged its ability to become a hub for gas regionally. Indeed, it seems as if Israel prefers regional plans to make Egypt rather than Israel such a major hub, including subordinating the export structure of its own gas to dependency on Egypt.1 If Israel, thus, seeks to establish itself a strategic player in the natural gas sector – let alone insulate its gas export structure from regional geopolitical instability — it will need to change not only its policies, but its assumptions and attitude.

Over the last decade, Israel has discovered roughly 200-250 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas. Israel only consumes about 10-15 bcm of gas per annum. There are also other fields that suggest still more finds are possible,  such as the Zeus fields, which taken altogether could indicate Israel has still between 50% to 100% more gas than has hitherto been discovered. This means Israel has a hefty quantity that can be earmarked for export, even under the regulatory export restrictions imposed by the Sheshinski Committee framework.

Until now, Israeli export has largely been confined to its neighbors.  Currently, Israel exports up to 7 bcm of gas to Egypt per annum and 3 bcm to Jordan. But the quantity of gas discovered is clearly enough to contemplate export to Europe. Two recent developments, moreover, have further focused attention on the potential supply of Israeli gas to Europe. First, the invasion of Ukraine which has resulted in despair in Europe over supply. Israeli gas was seen as an attractive alternative, at least to some extent. Second, Energean, the company exploring and developing the latest fields in Israel announced on October 6 that it discovered another 12-17 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas off its coast in the Hermes field and there is another field that might hold as much as 20 bcm more.

On top of Israeli gas, there is also the possibility, already suggested by the UAE, of pumping gas from several Persian Gulf lands via Saudi Arabia to the southern terminus of Israel’s Eilat-Ashqelon Pipeline Company (EAPC) in Ramat Yotam in Eilat, and then using the company’s right-of-way to build a gas pipeline (the current pipes carry oil) to transport the gas to the Mediterranean for transmission to Europe via Israel’s emerging export structure.  A potential collapse of Iran’s regime, which partnered with Israel decades ago before the Islamic Revolution to build this pipeline, could as well open up Iran’s vast natural gas deposits for Europe in addition to its natural Asian market.

In short, Israel has every possibility of becoming a major international hub of export of Persian Gulf and eastern Mediterranean gas, especially when considering the likelihood of more gas being discovered in Cypriot waters.

These facts and projections of reserves are relatively clear.  But the picture becomes more complex after that, especially concerning the transmission structures.  There are currently no direct transmission structures of gas from Israel to Europe.  The only physical way to export Israeli gas to Europe – which imports from all sources between 150-200 bcm per annum before the Ukraine war– would be through the existing Egyptian-Israeli pipeline structure, which then connects to either the Idku or Damietta gas liquefaction plants for loading onto liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships bound for Europe.  The combined liquefaction capacity of the two LNG plants in Egypt is about 30 bcm. The pipe from Israel to Egypt, however, only holds about 7 bcm per annum, and all the molecules flowing through it are already booked by Egypt for domestic consumption. Although Egypt found a very large reservoir of gas offshore in ENI’s Zohr field, bringing that field to full capacity has proven to fall short of originally expected timelines at this stage. Simply put, Zohr cannot flood Egypt’s market enough at this point to generate export surplus. At this point, it suffices only to offset the increase in Egypt’s domestic demand. And thus, Egypt will need to continue relying on all the gas Israel sends for its domestic use.

A second gas pipeline to Egypt is being built that will hold up to 11 bcm of gas, but it will take roughly three to four years to complete, and when it does, it is not clear how much of that gas will be consumed by Egypt and how much will be surplus to send to Europe via the two Egyptian LNG terminals.  Egypt’ domestic consumption is growing at a rapid pace, so clearly far less than the 11 bcm capacity of the pipeline will flow to the Idku or Damietta LNG plants for export.

Moreover, Egypt is politically problematic. It gets along with Israel well enough, but its economy is showing signs of grave danger – even potential bankruptcy. Indeed, JP Morgan estimated that:

“Egypt’s debt-to-GDP ratio is around 95%. The country is also experiencing one of the most significant foreign exchange outflows this year, estimated at around $11 billion. FIM Partners estimated that Egypt will have $100 billion in hard currency debt over the next five years, including a massive $3.3 billion bond due in 2024.”2

At the same time, the United States last month announced that it will deduct USD 130 million from Egypt’s annual aid amount as pressure on human rights concerns, which represents a material economic but a much larger psychological hit.3  And thus all coincides with dramatic cost increases in grain and other foodstuffs – price increases over which have led in the past to great upheaval and revolution in Egypt. To survive, it is likely that Egypt will not only face internal pressure to sell its own gas for foreign currency rather than use its export infrastructure for Israel’s, but it will also continue the drift it began under the Obama administration toward Russia’s and China’s orbits.  The pressures that led it in that direction a half decade ago now are exacerbated by the urgency of the current quest to obtain aid, cheap food and regional strategic support (such as in Libya).  Once further driven to seek support from Russia, one can only wonder how long it will be before the phone rings from Moscow telling Cairo that Moscow views with great disfavor Egypt’s being a conduit for exporting Israeli gas to Europe to replace Russia’s.  In short, if Israel’s current export structure to Egypt and possibly Europe emerges and survives then great, but Egypt is is not a structure upon which a fifth of Israel’s economy should depend.

A small amount of gas could also be compressed at the Hadera terminal (currently used for offloading, not onloading gas) in Israel to load gas onto compressed natural gas (CNG) ships for Europe, but there are very few of these CNG ships left in the world since their transport-capacity-to-cost ration is lower and the amount of gas they can load is quite a bit more limited than LNG ships, although at the ranges that Israel is from Europe (under 2500 km), there may be some cost offsets.4  With current technologies, Israel could only export about 0.5 bcm per year this way to Europe (with about 14 million m3 per ship).

Combined, under the most optimistic circumstances and assumptions, one can imagine up to 5-10 bcm per annum, about one third of Austria’s annual consumption, being transmitted to Europe. This does not amount to a globally and strategically critical production structure.

The only way Israel will emerge as either a major or reliable source or even hub for gas is by building direct transmission structures from Israel to Europe. One structure is already in process.  An offshore floating LNG platform is already being constructed to service Israel’s Leviathan field. It could theoretically service a capacity of approximately 15 bcm per annum of export.  Under current plans, however, this will take roughly another four years to build.

Second, there were plans by the EU and Israel to build a direct pipeline from Israel to Europe at a cost of about Euro 6 billion. Since it is still under planning, it is uncertain how much gas it would transport, but comparable pipelines in the Mediterranean carry about 30 bcm of gas. There could always also be an additional such terminal constructed if deemed economically viable.

Third, Israel could add a pipeline to Cyprus, and connect to a reinvigorated Vassilikos LNG terminal which like other land-based liquefaction plants could be imagined to reach 15-20 bcm capacity per annum.  This option has been considered but given the lack of urgent interest in Israeli gas internationally until the Ukraine war, this option was shelved for the time being.

Finally, returning for a moment to compressed natural gas, there is a new generation of CNG ships under design that may work effectively to service medium range routes under 2500 km, which is about Israel’s distance to Europe’s Mediterranean ports.5 Indeed, the EU has given Italian project developer, Naval Progetti SRL, a grant of Euro 12 million to develop such a ship.  These ships may be able to carry as much as 7 bcm per annum per train, roughly half that of an LNG terminal, but with less prohibitive up-front infrastructure costs (potentially using Israel’s already existing Hadera terminal). These ships, however, are not operational yet.

But for all this to happen, both Europe and Israel need to adjust their current attitude toward their gas sectors. If Europe considers its need for gas from the eastern Mediterranean to be urgent under wartime conditions and Israel appreciates the unique, acute strategic opportunity it has been handed, then the two could conceive of Israel’s gas hub not in terms of peace-time commercial timelines but as a Manhattan-project level effort. With such prioritization, it is conceivable that Israel could become within a few years a hub (with initial levels of robust export already in two to three years) for Israeli, Cypriot and Gulf Gas to a capacity of about 70-80 bcm per annum, which is about half of Europe’s import.

But therein lies the problem. Europe is shocked, but still coming to terms with what it means and what will be entailed in truly weaning itself off of Russian gas. Moreover, in Israel’s government, there appears to be a complete absence of any sense of urgency to match the magnitude of the commercial and strategic opportunity.

The spirit animating Israel’s left is alignment with Europe, and the spirit of Europe until Ukraine was toward moving away from hydrocarbons altogether and toward alternate energy sources.  Ironically, while Europe has been jolted into greater sobriety and began to take interest in diversifying its natural gas suppliers, Israel’s center-left government over the last year bought into more deeply the previously failed European concept and discouraged the development of its own hydrocarbons sector. This outdated and originally questionable attitude has led over the last 18 months to the following deeply flawed policies that suggest its new center-left government elected in 2021 was uninterested in developing the natural gas sector beyond what had already been developed:

In December 2021, the new Israeli government placed a moratorium on all further exploration of Israeli waters for natural gas.6  Israel’s prime minister had said beforehand that he was eager to join the new international climate consensus in pushing for alternatives instead of hydrocarbons. Moreover, his government which relied on leftist parties, who held the energy, science and transport ministries portfolios, with a strong environmental program.  Afflicted by reality, when Russia invaded Ukraine, the Israeli government reversed its decision yet again and reopened its waters for further license tenders and exploration.7

First, Israel signed a deal in October 2020 to bring UAE gas to the Mediterranean.8 But then a year later in November 2021, only one month before it imposed the moratorium on licensing and exploring further prospects,  the new Israeli government reversed the previous government’s agreement and, citing environmental concerns, canceled the UAE’s deal to use Israel as a major transmissions structure for its gas and that of its neighbors.9 This reversal not only undermined Israel’s credibility, but also limits greatly, if it is not reversed soon, the amount of gas that could ultimately be sent to Europe. If Israel alone must fill the transmission structure with only its gas, then it holds in its entirety about three years of the sort of capacity (assuming it sends every molecule it has to Europe beyond annual domestic consumption) such a robust transmission structure could export to Europe. And that would mean that after three years, neither Israel nor Europe have any Israeli gas left. Even if Israel finds more gas than it has already found, that only extends the inevitable to a total of five to six years. On the other hand, export of gas from the Gulf would transform this niche “bump” of Israeli gas into an ongoing export structure for regional gas for decades, and thus raise Israel to the level of a major global strategic interest. Otherwise, Israel will remain a niche, boutique and transitory asterisk in the history of Europe’s energy mix.

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Originally published by The Foundation for American Security and Freedom

AUTHOR

David Wurmser

Director of the Project on Global anti-Semitism and the US-Israel Relationship

EDITORS NOTE: This Center for Security Policy column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

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The Great Recycling Fraud

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US

NPR accidentally told the truth, yesterday, and it’s a doozy:

The vast majority of plastic that people put into recycling bins is headed to landfills, or worse….  the amount of plastic actually turned into new things has fallen to new lows of around 5%…..  Waste management experts say the problem with plastic is that it is expensive to collect and sort. There are now thousands of different types of plastic, and none of them can be melted down together….  plastic trash has few markets — a reality the public has not wanted to hear….  “It’s not going to a recycling facility and being recycled. It’s going to a recycling facility and being landfilled someplace else because [you] can’t do anything with that material….”  That message has been difficult for the public to absorb with so many different bins in public spaces, and their own communities telling them to put their plastic in recycling containers…. “Politically it’s easier….’

This will come as a shock to all the greenie-weenies out there who let the Left sprinkle fairy dust all over them, inculcate them into the fake religion of environmentalism, and initiate them into the sacred rites of recycling.

But it was no surprise to me.  Years ago, I watched a local TV news report showing a recycling truck taking everything from recycling bins straight to the dump.  I’ve known recycling is all phony-baloney since then and now the NPR report confirms nothing’s changed.

The whole recycling thing is a fraud on the public, perpetrated by left-wing advocacy groups and politicians, designed to make you feel good about saving the planet.  How does it feel to know you’ve been manipulated by the Left every step of the way?  To know they’ve made you feel guilty – about destroying the planet with your plastic – for no good reason.  To know they’ve manipulated you into falling into line with their rules and directives that have no basis in reality.  It’s all been a complete charade.  How does it feel to know you’ve set these people up as authority figures in your life when they are really just charlatans behind the curtain pulling the levers of their pathetic little schemes and con jobs, just like the Wizard of Oz?  How does it feel to know you’ve been manipulated into supporting a useless exercise when the money could have been spent on something truly useful, instead?   To know you haven’t been saving the planet all this time – you’ve been serving the petty little personal purposes of your so-called leaders, purposes which come down to wealth and power for themselves.  How does it feel to know you’ve been dutifully recycling your plastic and they’ve been laughing all the way to the bank?  To know all you really did was hand power to scumbags and liars?  To know you took them at their word and they betrayed you?   They betrayed your trust just like a lover who cheats on you.

Now that your eyes have been opened – you gotta ask yourself: what else are they lying to me about?  How else have they betrayed my trust?  They’ve told you the polar bears are dying and that’s not true.  They’ve told you Arctic ice is disappearing when it’s actually increasing.  They’ve told you the planet is burning up when there’s been a 20-year pause in global warming and the planet was warmer centuries ago.  They lie, they fake their data, and they deliberately try to scare you to death.  The whole thing is make-believe, and you fell for it.

Why am I being so hard on you?  Because you’re screwing up the country, that’s why.   You’ve handed power to the worst possible scoundrels who will ride any horse they can find that will give them complete power over us and let them control every aspect of everybody’s life.  The Green New Deal is just the start.  They’re scheming to limit your travel to nothing, shut down most of the country, cut your food rations, make you eat bugs, and tell you how many pounds of clothing you can buy a year, or we will all burn in earthly hell.  From all of us who still love our freedom, thanks a bunch.  And it will all have been for nothing, except wealth and power for a tiny authoritarian elite.

So I urge you: think for yourself and come back to reality.  Look past the slogans and the demonization of anyone who opposes their schemes.  Leave the climate change cult and take back your life from the high priests of Big Green who want to turn off your brain and control you.  Dump this fake religion.  Don’t recycle it.  Just put it on a truck and take it straight to the landfill, where it belongs.

©Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.

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AWED MEDIA BALANCED NEWS: We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

By John Droz, Jr.

Welcome! We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

Here is the link for this issue, so please share it on social media.

Bookmark or make Favorite: 2022 Archives, 2021 Archives & 2020 Archives.

Particularly note the ***asterisked*** items below…

Click here to see a Honolulu electric bus that died on the road, right next to a gas station…


— This Newsletter’s Articles, by Topic —

If You Only Have Time to Read a Few Select Articles:

*** The Publication of Fraudulent Ivermectin Trials by the High Impact Medical Journals – Part 1

*** Big Pharma Insiders Reveal Shocking Insight on Vaccine Safety Violations

*** Triple-vaccinated individuals more likely to get COVID-19 than the unvaccinated, reports insurance company

*** Movie: The Real Anthony Fauci

*** Liberty vs. Lockdown; follow the science

*** The Green Energy Profiteering Scam

*** Why solar is not the solution to the energy crisis

*** A Case For Nuclear As The Most Efficient Form Of Clean Energy

*** Graphic: The Bigger Picture — Life Without Oil

*** Biden Is Failing The World

*** Epstein: 5 trends shaping the future of energy

*** How a fake climate emergency created a real energy emergency

*** Young Women and the Politics of Marriage

*** Short video: Why I Am No Longer an Atheist

*** Delusional

*** Progressive Politics Is Ruining Science — With The Help Of Scientists

COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information:

My webpage (C19Science.info) with dozens of Science-based COVID-19 reports

*** World Council of Health: Early COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

*** FLCCC Long COVID Treatment Protocol

*** COVID-19: What You Need To Know (Physicians for Informed Consent)

*** If you have received a COVID-19 injection, here’s how to Detox

*** Place Your US Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

COVID-19 — Therapies:

*** The Publication of Fraudulent Ivermectin Trials by the High Impact Medical Journals – Part 1

*** Doctors Sue FDA Over Unlawful Attempts to Prohibit Ivermectin Use

COVID-19 — Injections:

*** Pfizer Exec Concedes COVID-19 Vaccine Was Not Tested on Preventing Transmission Before Release

*** Big Pharma Insiders Reveal Shocking Insight on Vaccine Safety Violations

*** Florida Surgeon General recommends against mRNA vaccines

*** The CDC director just got COVID. She got the new bivalent booster a month ago

ABp. Viganò: The Vatican must withdraw its support of the ‘disastrous’ COVID shots

80 Anti-Vaccine Bills Have Been Introduced In State Legislatures

Past vaccine disasters show why rushing a coronavirus vaccine is ‘colossally stupid’

6 Main Factors Increase Risk of COVID-19 Vaccine Injury

COVID-19 — Children:

96 doctors in Quebec call for an end to vaccinating children for COVID

ACIP committee approves mRNA vaccines for the childhood schedule 15-0

Megyn Kelly Rages over CDC on Mandatory COVID Vax For Kids, Warns What’s Coming Next

COVID-19 — Models and Data:

*** Triple-vaccinated individuals more likely to get COVID-19 than the unvaccinated, reports insurance company

*** What the data tells us

*** Berenson tells RFK, Jr.: I Can Now Bring a Claim Directly Against the White House

New study shows that pretty much everyone is getting heart damage from the COVID vaccines

FDA Is Blocking These Autopsy Results

Probably the most comprehensive list of people murdered by Covid-19 Vaccination

VAERS myths busted

COVID-19 — Misc:

*** Movie: The Real Anthony Fauci

*** Liberty vs. Lockdown; follow the science

*** How SARS-CoV-2 battles our immune system

*** The Mysteries of Long COVID

Cancer Rates are Increasing — and May Get Much Worse

BU creates new SARS-CoV-2 strain that is 80% fatal

EU Sets Out Commitment to Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, Mask Mandates and “Legally Binding” Global Pandemic Treaty

Renewables (General):

*** New York’s risky all-or-nothing energy policy

*** The Green Energy Profiteering Scam

*** Renewable energy is a failed path, scientist tells Utah legislators

*** Report: Europe’s Green experiment — A Costly Failure in Unilateral Climate Policy

Can New York Afford the “Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022”?

Solar Energy:

*** Why solar is not the solution to the energy crisis

*** 300MW solar facility on Ohio denied by State

Solar Farms Toxic Waste…

Report: Requirements for 100% U.S. Solar Generated Utility Baseload Electricity

Rural Backlash Against Renewables Surges, With 67 Rejections of Solar in U.S. Over Past 11 Months

Wind Energy:

How wind facilities can charge us twice for the same electricity

John Droz re Wind Energy, etc. on Deprogram with Michael Parker

Nuclear Energy:

*** Welcoming the largest generator of clean power in the US

*** A Case For Nuclear As The Most Efficient Form Of Clean Energy

Video Overview: Dispelling the Myths of Nuclear Energy

Video Overview: The Long Term Economics of Nuclear Energy

Fossil Fuel Energy:

*** Green agenda now demands elimination of natural gas in homes nationwide

*** Graphic: The Bigger Picture — Life Without Oil

Germany’s Apokalypse Now

Milloy Debunks Biden Lies About the Oil Industry with Laura Ingraham

MPs kill UK fracking prospects in huge gift to Putin

Why Biden Favors Foreign Over American Oil

Austria sues European Union, claiming natural gas and nuclear energy are not ‘green’

Electric Vehicles (EVs):

*** The Argument For Electric Vehicles Just Got Worse

‘A Ticking Time Bomb’: Florida Home That Survived Hurricane Burns to the Ground From EV

Electric Vehicles Are the Future of California? Well, No…

Misc Energy:

*** Biden Is Failing The World

*** Epstein: 5 trends shaping the future of energy

*** Hyping the Energy Transition

ESG, Climate & Energy: Saying the Unsayable

Youngkin’s Energy Plan: Serious Reform or Public Relations Head Fake?

Former Shell Boss Urges Industry to Combat ‘Energy Illiteracy’

Net Zero Watch warns Liz Truss she will fail without a credible energy plan

White House “Desperate… Panicking”

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

*** How global hurricane activity can rebut climate exaggeration

*** How a fake climate emergency created a real energy emergency

*** Science cop-out expected for COP27

COP27 — Hopeless hopeful money will dominate the discussion

Climate Misinformation Yields Big Lie on What Is Dangerous

Report slams governments and media for spinning IPCC climate alarmism

BBC Bear Propaganda Melts Under Analysis

Climate Change Is All About the Money, But for Whom?

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

*** Climate War on Nitrous Oxide Threatens Starvation

*** Interview with Dr. Richard Lindzen: The rise of contemporary climatology

*** Joining Battle Over The “Science” Of Global Warming

*** An interview with top climate scientist Bjorn Stevens

White House Openly Exploring Ways to Cool Earth by Reflecting Back Sunlight

California wildfires cancel out nearly two decades of emissions reductions

US Election:

Election-Integrity.info (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

*** Information for Election Officers on Konnech Software

*** 5 Big Election Fraud Stories Breaking Just Before The 2022 Midterms

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Election Observer Program

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The Justice Department Gets Smacked Down

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*** Citizen’s Guide to Building and Election Integrity Infrastructure

*** Become a Poll Watcher in your State

*** Video: Trevor Loudon speech at Rod of Iron Freedom Festival 2022

*** How Winners are Losing in American Elections

*** State Legislative Employee Election Observers

GOP wins legal challenge over political observers at NC polling places

AZ Election Official Ran On Election Integrity, Now He’s Accused Of Law-Breaking

A victory for the rule of law in our elections

RNC, NRCC, PAGOP Sue Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Georgia Asks for FBI’s Help in Criminal Investigation on Voting Equipment Breach

US Politics and Socialism:

Oklahoma Gov: ESG is an anti-American political agenda

PayPal Censors Speech? Users Jump Ship After Questionable Policy Draft Leak

Biden secretly signs executive order unleashing surveillance on Americans

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***Introducing RealClearInvestigations’ Guide to Politicized Capitalism

Tulsi Gabbard leaves Democratic Party, denounces it as ‘elitist cabal’

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Durham Slams FBI for Botching Trump-Russia Investigation

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*** Myth and ‘Following the Science’

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The case for nuclear power

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities

Despite its lethal past, nuclear energy is the clean and cost-effective power source we need.


In the fall 2022 issue of the technology-and-society journal The New Atlantis, authors Thomas and Nate Hochman examine the pros and cons of building new nuclear power plants in the United States.  The case of nuclear power is fraught with political issues that are inextricably tied up with technical issues, but the Hochmans do a good job of laying out the problems facing nuclear power and some possible solutions.

If nuclear power had not been invented until 2010, say, it would probably be welcomed as the keystone in our society’s answer to climate change.  Imagine a source of the most fungible type of energy — electricity — that takes teaspoons of nuclear fuel compared to carloads or pipelines full of fossil fuels, emits zero greenhouse gases, and when properly engineered runs more reliably than wind, solar, hydro, or sometimes even natural gas, as the misadventure of Texas’s Great Freeze of February 2021 showed.  What’s to oppose?  Well, a lot, as the Hochmans admit.

Deadly history

It is perhaps unfortunate that the first major use of nuclear technology was in the closing days of World War II, when the US became the only nation so far to employ nuclear weapons in wartime, killing hundreds of thousands of Japanese with bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The long shadow of nuclear war has cast a darkness over the technology of nuclear power ever since, despite optimistic but misguided attempts to promote peaceful uses in the 1950s.

The Hochmans describe the golden era of US nuclear power plant construction, which ran roughly from 1967 to 1987, as a period in which the two major US manufacturers — General Electric and Westinghouse — offered “turn-key” plants that were priced competitively with coal-fired units.  The utilities snapped them up, and the vast majority of existing plants were built in those two decades.

The turn-key pricing turned out to be a big mistake, however.  Manufacturers expected the cost per plant to decline as economies of scale kicked in, but for a variety of reasons both technical and regulatory, the hoped-for economies never materialised.  The particular pressurised-water technology that was used was adapted from early nuclear submarines, and in retrospect may not have been the best choice for domestic power plants.  By the time the companies realised their mistake and switched to cost-plus contracts, they had lost a billion dollars, and utilities became much less enthusiastic when they had to pay the true costs of building the plants.

In the meantime, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed in 1970, making it much harder to obtain permits to build complicated things like nuclear plants.  In the pre-Act days, permitting a plant sometimes took less than a year, but once NEPA passed, such speediness (and the resulting economies of fast construction) was a thing of the past.

Then came the Three-Mile Island nuclear accident in 1979 and the Chernobyl plant fire and disaster in 1986, further blackening the reputation of nuclear power in the public mind.  Add to that the not-in-my-back-yard problems faced by attempts to find permanent storage locations for nuclear waste, and by 1990 the US nuclear industry was in a kind of coma from which it has not yet recovered.

The Hochmans point to France as a counterexample of a nation that made a conscious decision to go primarily nuclear for its electric power, and even today about 70% of France’s power is nuclear.  But even France is having problems maintaining their aging plants, and French nuclear promoters face the same sorts of political headwinds that prevail in the US.

Viable option

Now that climate change is an urgent priority for millions of people and dozens of governments, the strictly technical appeal of nuclear power is still valid. It really does make zero greenhouse gases in operation, and when properly engineered, it can be the most reliable form of power, providing the essential base-load capacity that is needed to stabilise grids that will draw an increasing amount of energy from highly intermittent solar and wind sources in the future. Eventually, energy-storage technology may make it possible to store enough energy to smooth out the fluctuations of renewables, but we simply don’t have that now, and it may not come for years or decades.

In the meantime, there are plans on drawing boards for so-called “modular” plants.  If every single automobile was a custom design from the ground up, including a from-scratch engine and body, only the likes of Elon Musk could afford to drive.  But that was how nuclear plants were made back in the day:  each design was customised to the particular site and customer specifications.

If manufacturers had the prospects of sales and freedom to develop a modular one-size-fits-all design, they could turn the process into something similar to the way mobile homes are made today:  in factories, and then shipped out in pieces to be simply assembled on site.  And newer designs favouring gravity feeds over powered pumps can be made much safer so that if anything goes wrong, the operators simply walk away and the plant safely shuts itself down.

Standing in the way of these innovations are (1) the prevailing negative political winds against nuclear power, enforced with more emotion than logic by environmental groups and major political parties, and (2) the need to change regulations to allow such technical innovations, which currently are all but blocked by existing laws and rules.

In the Hochmans’ best-case scenario, the US begins importing modular plants from countries where an existing base of nuclear know-how allows efficient manufacturing, which these days means places like China.  Even if the US nuclear industry turned on full-speed today, it would take a decade or more to recover the expertise base that was lost a generation ago when the industry collapsed.  Regulations and regulatory agencies would change from merely obstructing progress to reasoned cooperation with nuclear-plant manufacturing and installation.  And we would derive an increasing proportion of our energy from a source that has always made a lot of technical sense.

On the other hand, things may just go on as they are now, with old plants closing and no new ones to take their place. That would be bad for a number of reasons, but reason hasn’t been the only consideration in the history of nuclear energy up to now.

This article has been republished from the author’s blog, Engineering Ethics, with permission.

AUTHOR

Karl D. Stephan received the B. S. in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1976. Following a year of graduate study at Cornell, he received the Master of Engineering degree in 1977… More by Karl D. Stephan

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Here’s How To Secure America’s Energy Future

By The Daily Caller

We live in a dangerous world starved for energy.

Americans are grappling with sky-high inflation and high energy prices and yet the Biden administration and the Democrats in Congress continue to spend money we don’t have, driving inflation higher and making us all poorer.

Should the Republicans take over the Congress this November they have a tough, but straightforward task ahead of them. They need to improve our economy, our energy security and that of the whole world by limiting spending and promoting energy abundance.

The new Congress can help rein in inflation by reducing federal spending. The first order of business should be to pass a federal budget on time and within our means. Congress has failed to do that for a number of years, including when Republicans were in charge of the House and Senate because of the political expediency of appropriating federal dollars for partisan priorities.

Instead of tinkering with budget line items, it would be far better to pass a budget that reduces spending by ten percent across the board.

Beyond cutting the budget, Congress needs to take back most of the insane amounts of money this Democrat led Congress has given the Biden administration to spend through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the misnamed Inflation Reduction Act.

Congress should rescind these laws and recover and repurpose the hundreds of dollars these bills have authorized but the Biden administration has not been able to spend.

While working to restore its role as a co-equal branch of the federal government, Congress needs to expand our energy abundance and improve our energy security. Europe’s energy starvation shows us what happens when countries put climate concerns ahead of energy security. Prices in the European Union are sky high, businesses are closing and consumers are suffering.

Unlike Europe, the United States is the world’s energy superpower. We are the world’s largest producer of oil, the largest producer of natural gas and we have the largest coal reserves.

We are also the largest producer of geothermal energy, the second largest solar energy producer, the second largest in wind production, and the second largest producer of energy from biomass and waste.

We have vast energy resources, but the Biden administration has worked to throttle natural gas, oil and coal production as much as possible.

Over the past 10 years, the vast majority of new oil on the market came from the United States — not from Saudi Arabia, or Russia, or OPEC. According to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy, from 2011 through 2021, global oil production increased by 5.8 million barrels a day, but the U.S. alone increased production by 9.6 million barrels a day.

Oil production fell in some countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Norway, United Kingdom, Nigeria, but the United States more than made up the difference.

We have vast energy resources, but only if American companies can access them. To improve our energy abundance and grow our economy, Congress must require the Biden administration to issue leases for natural gas, oil and coal production on federal lands and waters.

The Biden administration is not just throttling back natural gas, oil, and coal, but also minerals and mining. The Biden administration has not allowed any new mines, despite wishing to have mineral-intensive technologies such as electric vehicles, stationary batteries, as well as wind and solar power.

Congress needs to make it possible to start new mines in the United States.

Broadly, the next Congress also needs to reform the permitting processes for energy projects. There is a wide consensus from the left and right that we need real permitting reform. The rules of the road need to be clear with definite timelines. Congress needs to mandate real streamlining and firm deadlines. The Manchin permitting reform effort fell way short of what is needed because it did not amend the laws which slow down permitting.

Congress should also vote up or down on every new major regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency. Congress should also repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). This year is the last year Congress mandated biofuel volumes in the RFS, so it makes sense to sunset the law instead of allowing EPA to set mandates going forward.

Unelected bureaucrats shouldn’t be choosing which fuels and which cars Americans can have. The American people should decide for themselves.

Another thing the new Congress should do is immediately prevent future presidents from tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to solve a political problem, in this case high gas prices.

In short, the new Congress must focus on economic growth and energy abundance. They must rein in inflation by limiting federal spending and work to improve our energy security and tap our abundant energy reserves.

It’s a simple recipe, but if they fail in either direction we will end up with high energy prices and businesses that are closing like what is happening right now in Europe.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the Daily Caller News Foundation.

AUTHOR

THOMAS PYLE

Thomas Pyle is the president of the American Energy Alliance and co-host of The Unregulated Podcast.

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Climate Extremism Is Making America Mentally Ill. Here’s How

By The Daily Caller

America is floundering in an epidemic of anxiety, depression and drug use.

One in six Americans takes some kind of psychiatric drug, mostly antidepressants, a medical study concluded, and some of them (Prozac and Paxil) are linked to acts of violence. A third of high school students cannot shake feelings of sadness or hopelessness, another report found, and nearly 2 0% of teens have contemplated suicide.

Still more frightening, both studies are based on data collected before the COVID pandemic sent college, teenage and younger children into lockdowns, social isolation, minimal physical activity, hours spent playing video games and reading censored and self-selected online media — and rampant depression and “chronic incapacitating mental illness.” Nor is the problem confined to America.

Researchers and psychologists are constantly finding new reasons to explain the growing inability to cope. Their newest “explanation” is — climate change!

“Climate grief” is “real,” they insist, and it’s spreading rapidly among young people. “The future is frightening,” 77% of 10,000 young people aged 16-25 from the USA and other countries told analysts who investigate “climate anxiety.” Large numbers of children are having climate nightmares.

“The climate mental health crisis” already affects people who have “lost everything in worsening climate infernos,” laments a NASA scientist and climate activist fear-monger who’s convinced we face “the end of life on Earth as we know it.”

“I don’t want to be alive anymore. The animals are all going to die, and I don’t want to be here when all the animals are dead,” a four-year-old child wailed.

Parents fantasize about killing their children, over fears of the “climate-ravaged future” they face. Parents and children alike consider suicide. Indeed, there’s a clear link between increased global temperatures and suicide rates, a Stanford economist asserts.

Dr. Thomas Doherty has built an entire psychology practice around climate psychoses, the Climate Psychology Alliance provides an online directory of “climate-aware therapists,” and a “peer support network” offers grief therapy modeled on twelve-step drug addiction programs.

There’s only one real solution to this epidemic, “experts” insist: Governments must act immediately to “fix” the climate, and eliminate “the death knell of climate chaos hanging over people’s heads.”

Excuse the bad pun — but this is insane! The hysteria and histrionics have gotten completely out of hand. They have no basis in reality.

We do not have a climate “crisis.” We have a climate fear-mongering and cancel-culture crisis.

The solution to the climate drug and mental health crisis is not to “fix” grotesquely exaggerated climate problems. It is to end the indoctrination and censorship that dominate discussions about climate change, from kindergarten through graduate school, and in almost every realm of science, politics and news.

The supposed climate crisis exists in computer models, headlines and hype about “unprecedented” temperatures, extreme weather, floods and droughts that have scant basis in Real World evidence. Viewpoints, evidence and experts questioning and challenging these claims are banned from classrooms, school curricula, news and social media, and government policy discussions – starting at the top.

The White House “national climate adviser,” for example, works hand-in-glove with Big Tech and news organizations, suppressing facts about climate change reality. Most federal (and many state) government agencies have similar officials and programs. Meta (Facebook), Twitter, YouTube and other Big Tech companies routinely, consistently and happily assist with this deplatforming and censorship.

The so-called Next Generation Science Standards feature climate alarmism as a guiding principle for students K-12, and determine what is being taught in over a third of America’s classrooms.

Meanwhile, as America and Europe are propagandized and prodded to eliminate their fossil fuel use — with enormous costs in jobs, living standards and lives — ChinaIndia and 100 other countries are rapidly expanding their oil, gas and coal use, to lift people out of rampant poverty.

Worse, China increasingly dominates raw material and “green tech” supply chains — and gets a free pass on its fossil fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions, environmental destruction, and slave and child labor.

All these realities are studiously and systematically ignored and cancelled.

Fortunately, millions of parents are becoming more involved in their children’s homework and school boards. Fight for Schools and other such efforts are working to bring science, honesty and accountability back to education. They recognize that we desperately need diversity of political and scientific thought.

Without it, the United States and Western Civilization will see their liberties and living standards rolled backward by decades.

The shrill, alarmist cries of climate extremists must be confronted and doused with sound reason. This, for the sake of the children and everyone’s peace of mind.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the Daily Caller News Foundation.

AUTHOR

CRAIG RUCKER

Craig Rucker is president of the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org).

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PODCAST: Joe O’Biden, Oil Production, Energy Prices & Politics

By Conservative Commandos Radio Show

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The True Craziness of the Phony Climate Change Narrative

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US

Climate change activists have pulled all kinds of crazy stunts, recently.  Two activists were arrested for throwing tomato soup at van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ painting in London.  They wore t-shirts that said “Just Stop Oil”.  It turns out that’s the name of a radical green group whose members are also gluing themselves to the road in Britain to stop traffic.  More green activists pulled the same stunt in France.  Back in Britain, another climate activist defaced an Aston Martin showroom with paint to protest oil production.  Another group there, Animal Rebellion, is damaging milk trucks and pouring milk out on grocery store floors to protest climate change.  They’ve also been occupying milk distribution facilities.  Turn on the TV and the craziness continues.  CBS Mornings blames the increasing number of overweight kids on climate change, saying rising temperatures keep them from playing outdoors.  Pretty crazy stuff, all around.

But here’s what’s really crazy:

It’s really crazy that people still believe polar bears are disappearing because of climate change when, in fact, they are thriving.

It’s really crazy that people still believe Arctic ice is melting down to nothing when, in truth, Arctic ice is at the highest level in a decade.

It’s really crazy people go right on believing in the phony climate change narrative when the entire thing is built on data tampering.  In 2019, a court dismissed Michael Mann’s defamation suit against a scientist who said Mann belonged in jail for falsifying his famous 1998 ‘hockey stick’ graph purportedly showing an alarming spike in global average temperatures.  The scientist defended against Mann’s defamation claim by saying his own position was true and attempted to put Mann to his proof.  But Mann wouldn’t produce his underlying research in court, so the court dismissed his case.  The scientist was not the first to show Mann’s hockey stick graph is a hoax.  The flaws were well-known by 2003.

The latest instance of data tampering has to do with Arctic sea ice.  U.N. and NASA hide the data from before 1979 to make it look on charts like Arctic sea ice is disappearing.  But 1979 was a peak year.  There may be less ice now than in 1979, but there is more than there was 15 years ago – Arctic ice is at a decade high, as I mentioned earlier.  Also, there was very little ice in the Arctic 6,000 years ago BEFORE the burning of fossil fuels, which puts the nail in the coffin of the entire phony climate change narrative.

It’s really crazy to keep believing in the climate change narrative when green groups pushing the narrative have deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party and Russia, both of which would be only too happy to watch the U.S. commit energy suicide.  Why is it climate czar John Kerry isn’t being transparent about his ties to China and radical green groups here at home?  House Republicans have told Kerry to preserve his records, because there will be investigations if the Republicans take over the House.

It’s really crazy to take the climate change narrative at face value when the true agenda – Marxist redistribution of wealth at home and abroad – is plain for all to see.  Joe Biden just pledged $11 billion a year to send to poor countries supposedly to fight climate change.  His EPA just launched an ‘Environmental Justice’ office to dispense $3 billion in federal grants created by the recent climate legislation.  The money is going to poor and minority communities.  Plus we had a fresh reminder the climate change narrative is green on the outside but communist red on the inside from the Democrat Senate candidate in Wisconsin who repeated the sentiment the world needs to “stymie capitalism” to fight climate change.  Free enterprise is the “path to destruction”, he said.  So there you have it.  Climate change is just the fig leaf to justify giving all our money away and making sure the world never accumulates its current level of wealth ever again.

Finally, it’s utterly delusional for the Democrat Biden administration to force a green energy ‘transition’ on the country when solar and wind power are not reliable, cheap, or even environmentally-friendly.  The administration’s entire vision is at the whim of commodity prices for minerals like lithium which are rising, as I’ve pointed out in previous commentary.  It also makes us completely dependent on China, which has declared itself our enemy.

A forced green energy transition is a pipedream.  We need to stop this madness now and recognize fossil fuels are both necessary and here to stay, or we will be the ones crying over spilled milk.

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Watch as Campaigners Fail to Prevent Morano and Monckton from Talking Climate in London, England

By Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

CFACT’s Marc Morano joined Lord Christopher Monckton to debunk global warming propaganda at the Global Investment in Sustainable Development conference in London.

Climate campaigners tried hard to stop them from speaking, but failed.

The conference, billed as a “Green Davos,” is an opportunity for investors to cash in on the UN’s upcoming COP27 climate conference in Egypt.

The forum took place despite U.K. Climate Minister Graham Stuart withdrawing his keynote speech, and Dr. Aaron Thierry (pictured above with his hand glued to a building in protest of carbon) pulling out of a debate.

Watch Morano and Monckton discuss the hit they made at the conference on the Mark Steyn show on GB News.  Attendees actually voted to extend Morano and Monckton’s presentation.  Another session voluntarily canceled to make time for them!

Morano and Monckton told Mark Steyn that business leaders continually came up to them at the conference and told them that they privately absolutely agree with them.  They keep up the climate alarm pretense for political, social and financial reasons.  CFACT has experienced this for years.

Global warming propaganda never holds up when confronted in an honest forum.  That is why the Left never ceases working to stifle debate and suppress facts that correct the record on climate.

Watch Morano and Monckton:

Business leaders are well aware that the Left is lying on climate.

As Lord Monckton said, “the cracks are starting to show.”

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Water Vapor Drives Climate Change Because It Causes Over 50% of All Green House Gases—Not CO2

By Dr. Rich Swier

We have long had an interest in the weather and our climate. We are conservationists and believe that it is our responsibility to use all of the resources on this earth for the good of mankind.

However, there has been a growing green movement to protect the earth while harming mankind. Here’s an example of what has been referred to as eco-terrorism. Watch what Just Stop Oil does to make its point.

Activists with @JustStop_Oil have thrown tomato soup on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the national Gallery and glued themselves to the wall. pic.twitter.com/M8YP1LPTOU

— Damien Gayle (@damiengayle) October 14, 2022

What Just Stop Oil is missing is that it isn’t fossil fuels that’s driving changes in our climate. Rather it’s the effects of water vaporizing.

It’s Water Vapor Stupid

On February 8, 2022 NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Alan Buis reported,

Water vapor is Earth’s most abundant greenhouse gas. It’s responsible for about half of Earth’s greenhouse effect — the process that occurs when gases in Earth’s atmosphere trap the Sun’s heat. Greenhouse gases keep our planet livable. Without them, Earth’s surface temperature would be about 59 degrees Fahrenheit (33 degrees Celsius) colder. Water vapor is also a key part of Earth’s water cycle: the path that all water follows as it moves around Earth’s atmosphere, land, and ocean as liquid water, solid ice, and gaseous water vapor.

Since the late 1800s, global average surface temperatures have increased by about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius). Data from satellites, weather balloons, and ground measurements confirm the amount of atmospheric water vapor is increasing as the climate warms. (The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report states total atmospheric water vapor is increasing 1 to 2% per decade.) For every degree Celsius that Earth’s atmospheric temperature rises, the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere can increase by about 7%, according to the laws of thermodynamics. [Emphasis added]

Read more.

Climate Change Connection in an article titled What About Water Vapor reported,

Water vapour is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, yet other greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide and methane) are often portrayed as the main drivers of climate change. Why is that?

ANSWER:

Water vapour is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, both by weight and by volume (1)(2)Water vapour is also an effective greenhouse gas, as it does absorb longwave radiation and radiates it back to the surface, thus contributing to warming.

When compared to other greenhouse gases, water vapour stays in the atmosphere for a much shorter period of time. Water vapour will generally stay in the atmosphere for days (before precipitating out) while other greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide or methane, will stay in the atmosphere for a much longer period of time (ranging from years to centuries) thus contributing to warming for an extended period of time.

The addition of water vapour to the atmosphere, for the most part, cannot be directly attributed to human generated activities. Increased water vapor content in the atmosphere is referred to as a feedback process. Warmer air is able to hold more moisture. As the climate warms, air temperatures rise, more evaporation from water sources and land occurs, thus increasing the atmospheric moisture content. The increase in water vapour in the atmosphere, because water vapour is an effective greenhouse gas, thus contributes to even more warming: it enhances the greenhouse effect.

Water vapour is often discussed and recognized as being an important part of the global warming process. The water vapour feedback process is most likely responsible for a doubling of the greenhouse effect when compared to the addition of carbon dioxide on its own (3).

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ACS Chemistry for Life in an article titled Water Vapor and Climate Change reports,

Although water vapor probably accounts for about 60% of the Earth’s greenhouse warming effect, water vapor does not control the Earth’s temperature. Instead, the amount of water vapor is controlled by the temperature. This is because the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere limits the maximum amount of water vapor the atmosphere can contain. If a volume of air contains its maximum amount of water vapor and the temperature is decreased, some of the water vapor will condense to form liquid water. This is why clouds form as warm air containing water vapor rises and cools at higher altitudes where the water condenses to the tiny droplets that make up clouds.

The greenhouse effect that has maintained the Earth’s temperature at a level warm enough for human civilization to develop over the past several millennia is controlled by non-condensable gases, mainly carbon dioxide, CO2, with smaller contributions from methane, CH4, nitrous oxide, N2O, and ozone, O3. Since the middle of the 20th century, small amounts of man-made gases, mostly chlorine- and fluorine-containing solvents and refrigerants, have been added to the mix. Because these gases are not condensable at atmospheric temperatures and pressures, the atmosphere can pack in much more of these gases. Thus, CO2 (as well as CH4, N2O, and O3) has been building up in the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution when we began burning large amounts of fossil fuel.

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The Bottom Line

In a July 24, 2017 Daily Signal op-ed titled Don’t Believe the Hysteria Over Carbon Dioxide then Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology Rep. Lamar Smith wrote,

The way Americans perceive climate change is too often determined by their hearing just one side of the story.

The American people should be made aware of both the negative and positive impacts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Without the whole story, how can we expect an objective evaluation of the issues involving climate change?

While it is indisputable that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is gradually increasing, this does not automatically justify all of the alarmists’ claims.

The benefits of a changing climate are often ignored and under-researched. Our climate is too complex and the consequences of misguided policies too harsh to discount the positive effects of carbon enrichment.

A higher concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere would aid photosynthesis, which in turn contributes to increased plant growth. This correlates to a greater volume of food production and better quality food. Studies indicate that crops would utilize water more efficiently, requiring less water. And colder areas along the farm belt will experience longer growing seasons.

While crops typically suffer from high heat and lack of rainfall, carbon enrichment helps produce more resilient food crops, such as maize, soybeans, wheat, and rice. In fact, atmospheric carbon dioxide is so important for plant health that greenhouses often use a carbon dioxide generator to increase production.

Besides food production, another benefit of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the lush vegetation that results. The world’s vegetated areas are becoming 25-50 percent greener, according to satellite images. Seventy percent of this greening is due to a rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Greater vegetation assists in controlling water runoff, provides more habitats for many animal species, and even aids in climate stabilization, as more vegetation absorbs more carbon dioxide. When plant diversity increases, these vegetated areas can better eliminate carbon from the atmosphere.

Also, as the Earth warms, we are seeing beneficial changes to the earth’s geography. For instance, Arctic sea ice is decreasing. This development will create new commercial shipping lanes that provide faster, more convenient, and less costly routes between ports in Asia, Europe, and eastern North America. This will increase international trade and strengthen the world economy.

Fossil fuels have helped raise the standard of living for billions of people. Furthermore, research has shown that regions that have enjoyed a major reduction in poverty achieved these gains by expanding the use of fossil fuels for energy sources.

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When we went to high school we learned about photosynthesis which is the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a by product.

National Geographic in an article titled Photosynthesis reported,

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to create oxygen and energy in the form of sugar.

Most life on Earth depends on photosynthesis. The process is carried out by plants, algae, and some types of bacteria, which capture energy from sunlight to produce oxygen (O2) and chemical energy stored in glucose (a sugar). Herbivores then obtain this energy by eating plants, and carnivores obtain it by eating herbivores.

The process

During photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) from the air and soil. Within the plant cell, the water is oxidized, meaning it loses electrons, while the carbon dioxide is reduced, meaning it gains electrons. This transforms the water into oxygen and the carbon dioxide into glucose. The plant then releases the oxygen back into the air, and stores energy within the glucose molecules.

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So, it’s quite simple really. The more CO2 the greener the planet, the more food is produced and we have clean oxygen to breath.

CO2 is good. Water vapor is also good.

It’s the science, stupid.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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The National Security Implications of Electric Vehicle Fires

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US


I’ve commented many times on the problems with the Biden administration’s push to ‘transition’ the nation to electric vehicles come hell or high water.  Still more problems have become apparent in recent weeks and they have national security implications.

Lots of electric cars caught fire during Hurricane Ian in Florida.  The batteries corroded, causing the vehicles to burst into flame, presenting a new type of problem for firefighters who can’t always put the fires out, not even with 1,500 gallons of water.  Lithium-ion batteries are composed of highly flammable materials and, if any part of the battery fails or short-circuits, flames quickly cascade through the rest of the battery in a process called “thermal runaway”.  Did you know there have been scores of electric scooter fires in New York City in the past two years and three resulting deaths?  How come the unicorns-and-rainbows Biden administration isn’t telling us about that?

Government reports show the Biden administration is aware EV production depends on the use of child labor in cobalt mines in Africa.  “Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo labor under harsh and dangerous conditions to mine cobalt ore,” one report said.  Another said, “40,000 children, some as young as 6 years old, work in cobalt mines. Often working in tight spaces underground without proper safety equipment or procedures, child laborers face serious risks of injury or death.”  Given these reports, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and the other moral monsters in the Biden administration pushing EVs have been made fully aware of the child exploitation problem with EVs, but they don’t care and they don’t let it interfere with their agenda.

Rural states are telling the feds that current plans for requiring EV charging stations every 50 miles along lonely stretches of highway are wildly impractical.  The electrical infrastructure just doesn’t exist.  Moreover, the feds want high-capacity charging stations, which Wyoming says, could not possibly be profitable until the 2040s.

More information has come in about the weight of electric vehicles adding a ‘fatality factor’ to car crashes.  Simply put, more people will die because of momentum and rotational inertia, the inability to change the direction of heavy electric vehicles headed to a collision.  Pete Buttigieg never told us about that.  Like the rest of the Biden administration, he never changes direction, either.

Another problem with EVs that’s come to light is the fact that their economic viability depends on one crucial factor: the price of lithium.  As I told you previously, Indigenous peoples and governments in Latin America are moving to clamp down on lithium mining because of the environmental damage it is causing.  Lithium prices are already at a record high.  This situation reminds me of how the economic assumptions of the nuclear power industry went haywire in the 1970s when the price of yellowcake uranium rose 700 percent.  Why hasn’t the Biden administration stress-tested the economics of the electric vehicle industry for potential increases in lithium prices, or told us the results if they have?

Now for the national security implications.  The military is rushing into electric vehicles.  What would happen to the defense budget if the price of lithium increases 700 percent?  What is the Pentagon’s plan for putting out battery fires at military bases under attack?   What are the implications of the military’s own report heavier electric vehicles are not as maneuverable?   Where will the massive amounts of electricity needed to recharge electric vehicles come from on the battlefield?  Why is the military pursuing EVs that don’t meet the military’s own range requirements?  What will it take to obtain high-capacity charging stations that will enable the military to charge EVs in the same amount of time it takes to refuel current vehicles?

Call me a cynic, but I’m not taking the Biden administration or the Pentagon’s fervor for EVs at face value, not when it’s been reported many Biden officials personally own green energy investments that rise in value proportionally to how much green energy policy they can foist on the country. None dare call it fascism.  [Daily Skirmish – 7/27/22]   And not when it’s just been reported a Pentagon official participated in discussions about blacklisting a Chinese company in which he personally owned stock.  A lot of electric vehicle batteries come from China.  It’s also just been reported that thousands of government officials own stock in the companies their agencies regulate.  So don’t tell me the Biden administration and Pentagon push to electric vehicles is totally on the up-and-up.  I don’t believe you.  They have to know about all the problems with EVs I’ve been telling you about, but they’re pushing EVs on us, anyway.  Every one of their press releases should come with a financial disclosure statement, as far as I’m concerned.

Rush into EVs? — Where’s the fire?

©Christopher Wright. All rights reserved.

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UN Weather Chief: ‘From climate perspective, the war in Ukraine may be seen as a blessing’

By Marc Morano

Putin is the UN’s new Climate Hero. Will Vladimir Putin now get a Nobel Peace Prize like Al Gore did in 2007 in service of the climate?


UN: Putin a Climate Hero?! UN Weather chief: ‘From climate perspective, the war in Ukraine may be seen as a blessing’

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. weather agency says the war in Ukraine “may be seen as a blessing” from a climate perspective because it is accelerating the development of and investment in green energies over the longer term — even though fossil fuels are being used at a time of high demand now.

The comments from Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, came as the world is facing a shortfall in energy needs — prompted in part by economic sanctions against key oil and natural gas producer Russia — and prices for fossil fuels have risen.

That has led some countries to turn quickly to alternatives like coal. But rising prices for carbon-spewing fuels like oil, gas and coal have also made higher-priced renewable energies like solar, wind and hydrothermal more competitive in the energy marketplace.

The energy crunch has also led many big consuming countries in Europe and beyond to initiate conservation measures, and talk of rationing has emerged in some places.

Taalas acknowledged that the war in Ukraine has been a “shock for the European energy sector,” and has prompted an upturn in the use of fossil energies.

“From the five- to 10-year timescale, it’s clear that this war in Ukraine will speed up our consumption of fossil energy, and it’s speeding up this green transition,” Taalas said.

“So we are going to invest much more in renewable energy, energy-saving solutions,” and some small-scale nuclear reactors are likely to come online by 2030 as “part of the solution,” he said.

“So from climate perspective, the war in Ukraine may be seen as a blessing,” Taalas added.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other leaders in the U.N. system have repeatedly made the point “that as well as the tragic human impacts, the conflict underscores the rising costs of the world’s fossil fuel addiction, and the urgent need to accelerate the shift to renewables, to protect people and planet,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Taalas was speaking as WMO issued a new report that said the supply of electricity from cleaner sources of energy needs to double within the next eight years to curb an increase in global temperatures.

The latest “State of Climate Services” annual report — based on contributions from 26 different organizations — focuses this year on energy.

Taalas said the energy sector currently is responsible for about three-quarters of emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, and he called for a “complete transformation” of the global energy system.

He warned that climate change is affecting electricity generation — and it could have an increasing impact in the future. Among the risks, nuclear plants that rely on water for cooling could be affected by water shortages, and some are located in coastal areas that are vulnerable to sea-level rise or flooding.

In its report, WMO noted that in 2020, some 87% or global electricity generated from thermal, nuclear and hydroelectric systems — which produce less CO2 than plants run by fossil fuels — depended on water availability.

END AP article excerpt

See: Former Obama U.S. Treasury official Mark Mazur says quiet part out loud: ‘We don’t want lower prices for fossil-fuel buyers, we prefer higher prices’ to achieve ‘climate change goals’

As the UN now openly admits, high energy prices and shortages are NOT the unintended consequences of the Green New Deal-style policies, they are the INTENDED consequences. In short, there is no better way to increase the politicians’ and bureaucrats’ power than by exploiting war, tragedy and chaos. Skyrocketing energy prices are exactly what the climate and environmental agenda demand and has demanded for the past 50-plus years. From President Obama to President Biden, higher energy costs have been the plan to soften up Americans and the economy to prepare them for accepting less in order to impose the progressive energy-restricted vision on society. Endless wars, high energy prices and shortages will condition Americans and Europeans to accept a ‘new normal’ in energy that is entirely due to following the climate agenda.”

See: Collapse of energy, food, transportation systems prompt calls for government nationalization of industries – Echoes 1930s push for Great Reset style reforms

Flashback: The Atlantic: ‘On Top of Everything Else, Nuclear War Would Be a Climate Problem’ – Laments even ‘nuclear winter…would not reverse the effect’ of man-made warming

But wait! Which is it?! Huffington Post 2011: ‘Could A Small Nuclear War Reverse Global Warming?’ – “Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming”

Sampling of climate activists cheering on higher energy prices: 

‘This is a blessing in disguise’: Climate activists happy! ‘Good riddance Nord Stream 2. Now Europe has a golden opportunity to ‘meet global climate goals to keep our planet livable’

Biden admin admits goal is higher gas prices!? Jen Psaki: ‘The rise in gas prices over the long term makes an even stronger case for doubling down our investment & focus on clean energy options’

Jen Psaki says Biden wants to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by using green energy, not by expanding U.S. energy production

Obama called it in 2008! Get ready for electricity prices to ‘necessarily skyrocket’

‘Put them in jail’: Biden demanded fossil fuel execs be locked up in 2019 & Noam Chomsky: Biden on climate is ‘farther to the left than any Dem candidate in memory’ & Net-Zero = ‘Soviet-style central planning’

‘We gotta leave you in the ground’: Biden Energy Sec Granholm appeared in 2018 video singing about end of gasoline, fossil fuels – ‘Gasoline, gasoline, the world’s aflame’

Flashback 2011: Morano on Fox News on Obama’s energy policies: Sec. Chu said he favored gas prices at level of Europeans…Holdren once said the greatest ‘hazard’ in U.S. faced was cheap energy

Flashback 1975: Obama Science Czar John Holdren warned U.S. ‘threatened’ by ‘the hazards of too much energy’– Flashback 1975: Former Obama Science Czar John Holdren Said Real Threat to USA Is Cheap Energy: ‘The U.S. is threatened far more by the hazards of too much energy, too soon, than by the hazards of too little energy, too late.’

John Holdren lamented the masses driving to the store to get beer in 1975! Holdren: “In a society that uses its 5,000-pound automobiles for half-mile round trips to the market to fetch a six-pack of beer, consumes the beer in buildings that are overcooled in summer and overheated in winter, and then throws the aluminum cans away at an energy loss equivalent to a third of a gallon of gasoline per six-pack, this ‘primitive existence’ argument strikes me as the most offensive kind of nonsense.”

Why is Biden energy sec. smiling!? Skyrocketing energy prices are all part of the ‘Green Fraud’ – Welcome Back, (Jimmy) Carter

Squad Rep. Rashida Tlaib SOTU response: You’re darned right we should defund the police — and ban even more domestic oil production

Climate activist Mark Lynas: “In Europe clean energy – renewables and nuclear – is now the patriotic choice, to help the continent weather Putin’s storm. Things are moving rapidly in Asia too as fossil fuels prices soar.”

Welcome Back, (Jimmy) Carter: ‘Economy was in the tank, inflation was rampant, gas lines were long’ – ‘At least in 1979 we weren’t locked down, masked up, & socially distanced’

2010: NASA scientist James Hansen endorses book which calls for ‘ridding the world of Industrial Civilization’ – Hansen declares author ‘has it right…the system is the problem’ — Book proposes ‘razing cities to the ground, blowing up dams and switching off the greenhouse gas emissions machine’

2022: Swiss president warns nation to prepare for electricity shortages lasting weeks or months

Flashback: ‘Era of Constant Electricity at Home is Ending, says UK power chief’ — ‘Families would have to get used to only using power when it was available’

2019: Sweden’s Biggest Cities Face Power Shortage After Fuel-Tax Hike – ‘Tax aimed at phasing out nation’s last remaining coal & gas plants to curb global warming’

John Kerry fears Russia-Ukraine war will distract from climate change– Kerry: A Russian invasion of Ukraine will have a “monumental impact on the ability and willingness of people to do what’s necessary” to curb emissions, and it will be “very tough for the climate agenda, there’s no question about it.”

EU climate chief Frans Timmermans: ‘Putin threatens Ukraine because he wants to divert attention from climate problem’

New York Times reports that ‘the reliability & resilience of the electricity grid’ are ‘top concerns for climate change deniers’

Watch: Morano on Tucker Carlson on Ukraine, Russia & how Biden’s policies aided Russia: ‘The West’s Energy Policy Is the Greatest National Security Threat We Face’

Tucker Carlson Tonight – Fox News Channel – Broadcast February 23, 2022: 

Yahoo Finance: ‘Firewood is the new gold’ – prices & theft jump in Europe as Russia’s gas cutoff boosts wood demand ahead of winter – 1000% increase in EU energy prices

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WaPo touts report calling for ‘global tax’ on commercial flying (but not private jets) – ‘Would require’ global ‘centralized system to track passports’

Watch: Morano on Fox News: The UN believes ‘they have a monopoly on truth’ – ‘Big Tech censorship is Government censorship’ – Unfiltered w/ Dan Bongino

https://www.climatedepot.com/2022/10/11/un-weather-chief-from-climate-perspective-the-war-in-ukraine-may-be-seen-as-a-blessing-putin-saved-the-earth/

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Biden’s Energy Chaos: The Who, What, When, Why and How?

By Dr. Rich Swier

Cheap and reliable energy is what makes our nation strong. Without it we devolve into a second rate nation.

Biden’s key policy is to create chaos in our ability to discover, mine, drill, extract, refine, transport and provide cheap and reliable energy to every American family, community, business and government at every level.

Watch this video interview with Rick Perry, the 14th United States Secretary of Energy from 2017 to 2019 and the 47th Governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015, on Fox News to discuss the Biden Administration’s Energy Crisis:

Here are the answers to the questions we asked in the title.

WHO: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. and Jennifer Mulhern Granholm the United States Secretary of Energy. Granholm said, “I think blaming the president for high gas prices is like blaming Rudy Giuliani for 9/11.Note: The twin towers in New York City and the Pentagon were deliberately attacked by radical Islamic terrorist group al Qaeda. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. deliberately canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, stopped issuing permits to explore and drill for oil and natural gas, made the decision to eliminate fossil fuel use and is dedicated to green energy. Both of these are terrorist attacks on the American people.

WHAT: The Green New Deal.  The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA)—a sweeping climate and health care package that invests $369 billion in energy, climate, and justice over 10 years—was signed into law in August of 2022. After the law was signed by Biden Natural Resources Defense Council President Manish Bapna stated, “This law moves us closer to President Biden’s pledge to cut climate pollution 50 to 52 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. To get there, he must use his established authority to write rules to help cut carbon pollution from our cars, trucks, and dirty power plants, reduce methane emissions, and keep investors informed on corporate climate risk…This is a turning point in the climate fight – the strongest U.S. action yet to confront the existential challenge of our time [climate change].” Note: No piece of legislation can alter the weather, let alone the climate. Climate change is a myth to pass legislation that forces mankind to do things that harm it.

WHEN: August 2022 with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). Note: The passage of this act has not reduced inflation. In fact consumer prices and the inflation rate was 9.1% in June and has gotten much worse and America is officially in a recession. Wall Street is experiencing a bull market as well. The U.S. dollar has lost 13% its value since 2020. Today’s prices are 1.14 times higher than average prices since 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index. A dollar today only buys 87.390% of what it could buy back then. The inflation rate in 2020 was 1.23%. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon stated that the S&P 500 could yet fall by “another easy 20%” from current levels, adding that “the next 20% would be much more painful than the first.” Global inflation is forecast to rise from 4.7 percent in 2021 to 8.8 percent in 2022.

WHY: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. policies including lockdowns, vaccine mandates, goal to eliminate fossil fuels and his anti-capitalism policies.

HOW: By Executive Orders and legislation passed by the current Democrat controlled Congress.

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Does Mankind Have An Endless Supply Of Oil and Natural Gas?

By Dr. Rich Swier

Globally, people  are used to hearing and reading about fossils fuels. The first use of the term “fossil fuel” occurs in the work of the German chemist Caspar Neumann in 1759.

The term fossil fuels refers to hydrocarbon-containing materials formed naturally in the earth’s crust from the remains of dead plants and animals that is extracted and burned as a fuel. The main fossil fuels are coal, crude oil and natural gas.

Environmentalists believe that in order to save planet earth mankind must stop using fossil fuels.

For a dedicated environmentalist, like Al Gore, have used the words “fossil fuels” as a pejorative to demonize those who discover, mine, drill for, refine, transport, sell and then use coal, oil, natural gas to fuel their homes and businesses and keep the lights on in government buildings at every level.

Fossil fuels contribute 81% of the global energy system, the same percentage as 30 years ago. The remainder of the global energy system is: hydroelectric at 16%, nuclear at 10.3%, wind at 6% and solar at 2%.

These environmentalists also believe that mankind can control the climate by simply ending the use of all fossil fuels. 

Given the importance of having cheap and reliable power we have always been interested in new theories on energy. We received an email from a reader asking that we research the theory of “Abiotic Oil” and do a column on it. So being loyal to our readers we decided to some research on it.

We found that the theory of “Abiotic Oil” isn’t nearly as insane as  the environmentalist’s theory that mankind can control the climate by simply ending the use of all fossil fuels.

Here is what we found out about Abiotic Oil

Wikipedia states, “The abiogenic petroleum origin is a largely discredited hypothesis which proposes that most of earth’s petroleum and natural gas deposits were formed inorganically.

QUESTION: Is Wikipedia right or wrong?

On November 13th, 2008 in a Forbes magazine article titled Endless Oil? Robert Langreth reported,

Everybody knows that oil and gas drilled out of the earth comes from the remains of plants and animals trapped underground millions of years ago. This received wisdom so dominates our thinking that it is enshrined in the very language we use–fossil fuels. They took eons to form, and we are using them up far faster than they can be replenished.

What if the whole theory is wrong?

That’s the premise of a small but passionate band of Russian and Ukrainian contrarians. They argue that oil and gas don’t come from fossils; they’re synthesized deep within the earth’s mantle by heat, pressure and other purely chemical means, before gradually rising to the surface. Under the so-called abiotic theory of oil, finding all the energy we need is just a matter of looking beyond the traditional basins where fossils might have accumulated.

The idea that oil comes from fossils “is a myth. … We need to change this myth,” says petroleum engineer Vladimir Kutcherov, at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. “All kinds of rocks could have oil and gas deposits.”

Alexander Kitchka of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences brashly estimates that 60% of the content of all oil is abiotic in origin, and not from fossil fuels. He says companies should drill deeper to find it.

Kitchka says oil may be found in all sorts of geological structures such as volcanic rock or deep-sea thermal vents where companies aren’t looking today.

Read the full article.

On September 14th, 2011 in a U.S. News and World Report article titled Abiotic Oil a Theory Worth Exploring – Oil may not be formed the way we think it is Gregg Laskoski wrote,

It’s our nature to sort, divide, and classify. We label ourselves to identify political leanings, religious beliefs, the food we enjoy, and the sports teams we cheer. The oil industry too has its own distinct labels which include the “Peak Oil” theorists, those who believe the world is fast depleting the finite supply of fossil fuel; and the pragmatists, those who recognize that engineering and technological advances in oil drilling and extraction continuously identify new reserves that make oil plentiful.

And there’s a third group you may not know. These people are deeply interested in oil and its origins, but their advocacy of “abiotic theory” has many dismissing them as heretics, frauds, or idealists. They hold that oil can be derived from hydrocarbons that existed eons ago in massive pools deep within the earth’s core. That source of hydrocarbons seeps up through the earth’s layers and slowly replenishes oil sources. In other words, it turns the fossil-fuel paradigm upside down.

Perhaps the breakthrough for this theory came when Chris Cooper’s story appeared April 16, 1999, in The Wall Street Journal about an oil field called Eugene Island. Here’s an excerpt:

Production at the oil field, deep in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, was supposed to have declined years ago. And for a while, it behaved like any normal field: Following its 1973 discovery, Eugene Island 330’s output peaked at about 15,000 barrels a day. By 1989, production had slowed to about 4,000 barrels a day.

Then suddenly—some say almost inexplicably—Eugene Island’s fortunes reversed. The field, operated by PennzEnergy Co., is now producing 13,000 barrels a day, and probable reserves have rocketed to more than 400 million barrels from 60 million. Stranger still, scientists studying the field say the crude coming out of the pipe is of a geological age quite different from the oil that gushed 10 years ago.

[ … ]

The idea that oil comes from fossils “is a myth” that needs changing according to petroleum engineer Vladimir Kutcherov, speaking at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. “All kinds of rocks could have oil and gas deposits.”

Alexander Kitchka of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences estimates that 60 percent of the content of all oil is abiotic in origin and not from fossil fuels. He says companies should drill deeper to find it.

Is abiotic theory the real deal? Is Eugene Island “Exhibit A?” Look how long it’s taken for this conversation to reach a tipping point!

Read the full article.

Maybe is we stop using the term “fossil fuels” and start using the term “abiogenic petroleum” or “abiogenic power” the environmentalists will back off?

Just kidding. Their goal is to harm mankind while saving the planet. Get it? Got it? Good.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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Who gave our pen-pushing bureaucrats the right to settle the science?

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities

A group of Australian doctors, scientists, and leading academics aims to “end mandates and social coercion, and stop lockdowns happening again.”


People of a certain age will remember only too well Pastor Martin Niemöller’s poignant lament that as the Nazis hunted down groups one by one, those outside the target groups kept their head down and voice quiet in order to stay out of trouble. “Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.”

In the Covid equivalent, since 2020 first they went after the lockdown critics, organising “devastating takedowns” of “fringe epidemiologists” just as with the three authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, forging semi-fascist alliances between state and corporate power involving Big Government, Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Media and Big Philanthropy.

Then they went after the mask mandate resisters, othering them as selfish far right-wingers with no thought for the welfare of the collective community. Next they moved seamlessly to the vaccine-hesitant, tarring and treating them as germ-carrying walking biohazards too diseased and unclean to be fit for society.

No middle ground

Justin Trudeau talked the banks and financial service providers into freezing the funds and accounts of anyone supporting the truckers’ Freedom Convoy and PayPal UK most recently demonetised Toby Young and the Free Speech Union. Stung by the immediate, powerful and growing backlash, they’ve cancelled their own cancellation, but that doesn’t detract from the new chilling low of attacking an organisation that took no position of its own but merely defended the right of everyone to speak freely.

Australia was not immune to the galloping authoritarianism of Western democracies. Melbourne was Ground Zero for some of the most draconian restrictions on individual freedoms and civil liberties, as most routine daily activities were criminalised for people and small businesses.

Victoria became the world leader among democracies in police excesses, as peaceful protestors (yes, you read that right) were bashed with batons, fired upon with rubber bullets, a pregnant young woman was arrested and handcuffed in the presence of her toddlers while still in pyjamas for posting on Facebook about a planned peaceful protest with people asked to be masked and respect social distancing, and so on. Sydney streets were patrolled by the military.

A handy compilation of these scenes can be seen in this sober yet partly fun interview with Jay Bhattacharya when he was recently in Melbourne.

Excessive legislation

Yesterday, September 28, I received a press release from the Australian Medical Network (AMN). A bill before the Queensland Parliament is to be debated and voted into law on October 11.

It will compel doctors to refrain from saying anything that reduces “public confidence in safety.” According to the AMN, the new law means (1) “government health bureaucrats will determine how doctors should approach treatment recommendations for their patients” and (2) would give to the health regulators “the power to sanction doctors for expressing their professional opinion based on their assessment of the best available science.”

Furthermore, by legal provisions I don’t fully understand but a couple of lawyers examining this have assured me is a correct understanding, once enacted, the state law will become more or less the national law.

The collapsing official narrative

The debate is over, the verdict is in: lockdowns did not work in reducing Covid infection and mortality burdens but did cause enormous and lasting damage on health (especially through cancelled operations and deferred screenings for treatable-if-detected-early killer diseases like cancers and heart conditions), mental health, children’s development, youth well-being, and employment, poverty, food security, and economic outcomes.

Dr Scott Atlas from Stanford University’s Medical Center and later the coronavirus adviser to President Donald Trump, explained how policies of total isolation prevent the development of population immunity which prolongs the problem. The harm/benefit balance of lockdowns, school closures, masks and universal instead of age-segregated vaccines is tilting increasingly toward net harms.

A US assessment released in September showed school closures had wiped out decades of progress in math and reading. Numerous studies show little correlation between the severity, timing and duration of lockdown either for countries or for US states. Age-adjusted mortality of Florida today is no worse than that of New York.

Much-maligned Brazil’s mortality rate is less than half that of hard and extended lockdown Peru, significantly lower than Czechia, nearly identical to Chile and only slightly higher than UK and Italy. Its cumulative cases per million people is currently less than half that of Australia and the pandemic’s hermit kingdom New Zealand, and lower than highly-masked Japan and South Korea.

In July 2020, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said: judge me in a year. Two years later, he stands vindicated. Sweden’s cumulative Covid deaths per million puts it 30th of 47 European countries. Many hard lockdown countries fared worse: Czechia, Italy, Belgium, UK, Spain, France, Austria. Sweden’s cumulative excess mortality is lower than these seven. Its cumulative cases per million people is lower than Australia, New Zealand, the EU, the US and South Korea.

Crucially for my purposes today, Tegnell explained in April 2020 that lockdowns have no “historical scientific basis.” Scepticism toward lockdowns and masks was the reigning scientific and policy orthodoxy before 2020. The UK Pandemic Preparedness Strategy, for example, acknowledged that:

“Although there is a perception that the wearing of facemasks by the public in the community and household setting may be beneficial, there is in fact very little evidence of widespread benefit from their use in this setting.”

Western governments were impressed by dubious claims of success from Beijing in eradicating the virus, on the one hand, and panicked by the doomsday predictions of models using flawed assumptions, on the other. But “settled science” built up over a century cannot be overturned in weeks and all the data since early 2020 reinforces the prevailing pre-Covid scientific and policy consensus.

Last December, Hillsdale College in Washington, DC announced the creation of the Academy for Science and Freedom. Its mission is “To combat the recent and widespread abuses of individual and academic freedom in the name of science.” In the effort to enforce a nonexistent consensus, dissident scientists were “silenced, censored, and slandered” as the single-viewpoint-dominant public health community actively engaged “in intimidation and false declarations of consensus.”

Many health experts made profound errors in judgment, failed to adjust based on growing data and continued to pronounce their initial assessments as forever correct.

Australians…

On September 21, Drs Conny Turni and Astrid Lefringhausen published an Australia-centric peer-reviewed article on Covid vaccines in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology. They decry the dismissal of robust and durable natural immunity, the banning of treatment using low-cost repurposed drugs recommended by many US doctors and the dogmatic rejection of the claim that, like existing coronaviruses that became endemic even without vaccines, Covid-19 too would do so.

They hold that under-18s are more than 50 times likely to die from mRNA vaccines, which cause more side effects than any other vaccine, than from Covid. Their very final sentence asks: “Who gave bureaucrats the means to destroy the fundamentals of science and tell scientists not to argue the science”?

Good question.

In July, Denmark banned Covid vaccines for healthy under-18s and in September also for under-50s. Norway has banned them for healthy under-65s. Both are among the world’s most aggressive countries in public health measures. Meanwhile on July 19, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration approved a Moderna vaccine for children aged 0.5-5 years, followed by a Pfizer vaccine on September 29. They cannot all be following The Science™.

NSW Health data back Denmark’s and Norway’s conclusion that Covid poses grave risks only to the elderly. In the last four months (May 22–September 17), just 0.1 and 1.5 percent of the 2,134 Covid deaths were under 20 and 50, respectively. Among those with known vaccination status, only 16 of the 7,857 hospital and 10 of 730 ICU admissions were unvaccinated, compared to 5,769 and 538 boosted, respectively.

This is consistent with the results from an Oxford study published in Lancet on June 30 which found that two doses of the vaccine increase the infection rate by 44 per cent (supplementary Table 7). The strain on the health system — the only justification for coercive mandates — is much greater from the numbers of healthcare staff who’ve been fired for refusing the jab than from the great unvaxxed.

… For Science

The combination of growing numbers with natural immunity from infections, the protective benefits of vaccines for high-risk elderly, and diminished lethality of newer virus variants of concern mean we are at a good place for reevaluating the relationship between good science, good policy and good politics.

I am part of a diverse group of Australian clinicians, academics, lawyers and social, economic and policy commentators united in growing disquiet at federal and state responses to the pandemic. Our main purpose is to reflect on mistakes made and lessons to be learnt in order to avoid repetitions in the future of policy interventions that rely on social coercion and population-wide mandates.

We believe good science leads to good policies and good politics must underpin, not undermine free societies.

The name of the group is yet to be settled. “Academy for Science and Freedom” could cause confusion with the US group and also worry those disillusioned with academe as the incubator of cancel culture and viewpoint conformism (“‘University’ is the antonym for ‘diversity’”). “Australians for Science and Freedom” broadens the group beyond the academy, yet keeps the intellectual and philosophical links with the US group through the common acronym ASF.

Driven by intellectual curiosity, questioning existing knowledge and the fit between theoretical frameworks and empirical data is the essence of the scientific enterprise. In July 2021, an article in the Wall Street Journal explored how science lost the public’s trust. A poll by the respected Pew Research Center on February 15 mapped falling confidence in medical scientists between April 2020 and December 2021. Journalists and elected officials fared significantly worse.

… and Freedom

The freedom side of the agenda has three components.

First, free inquiry, including the freedom to be sceptical and question established wisdom or the dominant worldview and set of beliefs, is integral to scientific advance and progress. Without this, we would all still be flat-earthers.

Second of course and, if anything, even more important, is the meaning, practices and survival of a free society instead of a command-and-control society with a China-style social credit system for rewarding compliant and punishing deviant behaviour.

Finally, freedom is integral to the practice of medicine.

It underpins the sacred Hippocratic Oath of “First, Do No Harm.” It is indispensable to the principle of informed consent to treatment options, if necessary after second and third opinions. And it is fundamental to the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship. It’s deeply unethical for the health bureaucrat and drug regulator to insert themselves as disinterested third parties into that relationship. There is absolutely no substitute for the combination of doctors’ formal training, clinical experience and intimate knowledge of the patient.

Recalling Ronald Reagan’s 1986 bon mot about the nine most terrifying words in the English language, I would have much more confidence in my doctor giving me their best professional advice without a nanny state as a controlling third party in the relationship.

Conversely, the Queensland bill may be our Stalingrad moment, our line in the sand, if I may mix my metaphor about a place that is synonymous with deep snow. If most Australians remain apathetic to this level of state control and not enough doctors say: “Thus far but no further,” then we will surely cross over into the Age of Dystopia.

This article has been republished from the Brownstone Institute under a Creative Commons licence.

AUTHOR

Ramesh Thakur

Ramesh Thakur, a former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, is emeritus professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. More by Ramesh Thakur

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Hurricane Ian Annihilates Biden’s Green Agenda: Electric Vehicles ‘Spontaneously Combust Along Florida’s Roadways’

By Dr. Rich Swier

Biden and his Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg have made it their sole mission to “go green” by eliminating every vehicle in America that uses fossil fuels and replace them with all electric vehicles (EVs). Buttigieg even called for a “nationwide ban on gas cars.”

Well, it’s ironic that Hurricane Ian showed just how dangerous and wrong headed this policy truly is.

Watch this report from Fox 35 in Orlando, Florida:

Fox 35 reported,

A top Florida state official warned Thursday that firefighters have battled a number of fires caused by electric vehicle (EV) batteries waterlogged from Hurricane Ian.

EV batteries that have been waterlogged in the wake of the hurricane are at risk of corrosion, which could lead to unexpected fires, according to Jimmy Patronis, the state’s top financial officer and fire marshal.

“There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start,” Patronis tweeted Thursday. “That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale.”

“It takes special training and understanding of EVs to ensure these fires are put out quickly and safely,” he continued in a follow-up tweet. “Thanks to [North Collier Fire Rescue] for their hard work.”

Read more.

Here’s a related tweet by Jimmy Patronis,

There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start. That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale. #HurricaneIan pic.twitter.com/WsErgA6evO

— Jimmy Patronis (@JimmyPatronis) October 6, 2022

BizPacReview in an article titled Abandoned water-logged electric vehicles spontaneously combust along Florida roadways: report reported,

Where in the world is Pete Buttigieg when you need him?

The hardest-vacationing man in the Biden regime smiled and avoided definitively answering questions when probed by host Neil Cavuto on Fox News’ “Your World” Tuesday. But what are the transportation secretary’s thoughts on earth, wind and FIRE?

His beloved initiative to make electric vehicles commonplace – a currently failed endeavor he is likely to cleverly disown posthaste – isn’t going quite as planned.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, reports indicate that local fire departments in Florida are busy extinguishing car fires from electric vehicles abandoned in the storm.

Evidently, the batteries in the water-logged autos begin to rapidly corrode and then combust, explained Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s chief financial officer and state fire marshal on Twitter.

“There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian,” he tweeted. “As those batteries corrode, fires start.”

“It takes special training and understanding of EVs to ensure these fires are put out quickly and safely,” Patronis tweeted.

Read more.

Here’s another report from the North Collier Fire Rescue District in Florida,

In another report the Washington Post in an article titled A Tesla was in a junkyard for three weeks. Then it burst into flames by noted,

A white Tesla Model S was sitting in a Rancho Cordova, Calif., wrecking yard earlier this month — having been severely damaged in a collision three weeks earlier — when it suddenly erupted in flames.

When firefighters arrived, the electric car was engulfed, according to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. Every time the blaze was momentarily extinguished, the car’s battery compartment reignited, the fire department wrote in an Instagram post. Firefighters and wrecking yard workers tried turning the car on its side to aim water directly onto the battery pack. But “the vehicle would still re-ignite due to the residual heat,” the department wrote.

So they tried something else: They used a tractor to create a pit in the dirt, managed to get the car inside, then filled the hole with water. That allowed the firefighters to submerge the battery pack and ultimately extinguish the fire, which burned hotter than 3,000 degrees, Capt. Parker Wilbourn, a fire department spokesman, told The Washington Post.

We have reported on the up and downsides of owning an all electric vehicle.

Here are some links about electric vehicles (EVs) for our readers to review at their leisure:

Which Burns Faster, Wind Turbines or EVs?

FACT: All Electric Vehicles (EVs) Are Powered by Coal, Uranium, Natural Gas or Diesel-Powered Energy

Biden’s Trans. Sec. Buttigieg Wants NATIONWIDE Ban on Gas Cars

And even solar panels too,

Amazon Takes Solar Rooftops Offline Following Major Fires, Electrical Explosions

Going green is a myth that just keeps on giving thanks to Hurricane Ian.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

Hurricane Ian Annihilates Biden’s Green Agenda: All Electric Vehicles ‘Spontaneously Combust Along Florida’s Roadways’ thumbnail

Hurricane Ian Annihilates Biden’s Green Agenda: All Electric Vehicles ‘Spontaneously Combust Along Florida’s Roadways’

By Dr. Rich Swier

Biden and his Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg have made it their sole mission to “go green” by eliminating every vehicle in America that uses fossil fuels and replace them with all electric vehicles (EVs). Buttigieg even called for a “nationwide ban on gas cars.”

Well, it’s ironic that Hurricane Ian showed just how dangerous and wrong headed this policy truly is.

Watch this report from Fox 35 in Orlando, Florida:

Fox 35 reported,

A top Florida state official warned Thursday that firefighters have battled a number of fires caused by electric vehicle (EV) batteries waterlogged from Hurricane Ian.

EV batteries that have been waterlogged in the wake of the hurricane are at risk of corrosion, which could lead to unexpected fires, according to Jimmy Patronis, the state’s top financial officer and fire marshal.

“There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start,” Patronis tweeted Thursday. “That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale.”

“It takes special training and understanding of EVs to ensure these fires are put out quickly and safely,” he continued in a follow-up tweet. “Thanks to [North Collier Fire Rescue] for their hard work.”

Read more.

Here’s a related tweet by Jimmy Patronis,

There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian. As those batteries corrode, fires start. That’s a new challenge that our firefighters haven’t faced before. At least on this kind of scale. #HurricaneIan pic.twitter.com/WsErgA6evO

— Jimmy Patronis (@JimmyPatronis) October 6, 2022

BizPacReview in an article titled Abandoned water-logged electric vehicles spontaneously combust along Florida roadways: report reported,

Where in the world is Pete Buttigieg when you need him?

The hardest-vacationing man in the Biden regime smiled and avoided definitively answering questions when probed by host Neil Cavuto on Fox News’ “Your World” Tuesday. But what are the transportation secretary’s thoughts on earth, wind and FIRE?

His beloved initiative to make electric vehicles commonplace – a currently failed endeavor he is likely to cleverly disown posthaste – isn’t going quite as planned.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, reports indicate that local fire departments in Florida are busy extinguishing car fires from electric vehicles abandoned in the storm.

Evidently, the batteries in the water-logged autos begin to rapidly corrode and then combust, explained Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s chief financial officer and state fire marshal on Twitter.

“There’s a ton of EVs disabled from Ian,” he tweeted. “As those batteries corrode, fires start.”

“It takes special training and understanding of EVs to ensure these fires are put out quickly and safely,” Patronis tweeted.

Read more.

Here’s another report from the North Collier Fire Rescue District in Florida,

In another report the Washington Post in an article titled A Tesla was in a junkyard for three weeks. Then it burst into flames by noted,

A white Tesla Model S was sitting in a Rancho Cordova, Calif., wrecking yard earlier this month — having been severely damaged in a collision three weeks earlier — when it suddenly erupted in flames.

When firefighters arrived, the electric car was engulfed, according to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. Every time the blaze was momentarily extinguished, the car’s battery compartment reignited, the fire department wrote in an Instagram post. Firefighters and wrecking yard workers tried turning the car on its side to aim water directly onto the battery pack. But “the vehicle would still re-ignite due to the residual heat,” the department wrote.

So they tried something else: They used a tractor to create a pit in the dirt, managed to get the car inside, then filled the hole with water. That allowed the firefighters to submerge the battery pack and ultimately extinguish the fire, which burned hotter than 3,000 degrees, Capt. Parker Wilbourn, a fire department spokesman, told The Washington Post.

We have reported on the up and downsides of owning an all electric vehicle.

Here are some links for our readers to review at their leisure:

Which Burns Faster, Wind Turbines or EVs?

FACT: All Electric Vehicles (EVs) Are Powered by Coal, Uranium, Natural Gas or Diesel-Powered Energy

Biden’s Trans. Sec. Buttigieg Wants NATIONWIDE Ban on Gas Cars

And even solar panels too,

Amazon Takes Solar Rooftops Offline Following Major Fires, Electrical Explosions

Going green is a myth that just keeps on giving thanks to Hurricane Ian.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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Biden Regime Negotiating With Dictatorship Venezuela For Oil, Refuses To Negotiate With Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma & Other Oil Producing States

By The Geller Report

Treason: the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.


One has to wonder what catastrophic event has to occur for the American people to finally see that the Democrat party is the enemy of the people that seeks our utter destruction.

Clearly, consumers of the Democrat-media-axis media are deceiving the public. But how long can one avoid reality?

U.S. Looks to Ease Venezuela Sanctions, Enabling Chevron to Pump Oil

Engaging Venezuela could serve as a longer-term strategy for the U.S. and European countries trying to secure new energy sources.

By Patricia Garip, Vivian Salama and Kejal Vyas, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 5, 2022:

The Biden administration is preparing to scale down sanctions on Venezuela’s authoritarian regime to allow Chevron Corp. CVX 1.72% to resume pumping oil there, paving the way for a potential reopening of U.S. and European markets to oil exports from Venezuela, according to people familiar with the proposal.

In exchange for the significant sanctions relief, the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro would resume long-suspended talks with the country’s opposition to discuss conditions needed to hold free and fair presidential elections in 2024, the people said. The U.S., Venezuela’s government and some Venezuelan opposition figures have also worked out a deal that would free up hundreds of millions of dollars in Venezuelan state funds frozen in American banks to pay for imports of food, medicine and equipment for the country’s battered electricity grid and municipal water systems.

AUTHOR

Pamela Geller

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