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Say What?! The Hill: ‘Climate paradox’ – New study finds emissions cuts ‘will make the earth much hotter in the short term’
The Hill: Climate paradox: Emission cuts could ‘unmask’ deadly face of climate change, scientists warn - One the one hand, cutting fossil fuel pollution is necessary for avoiding severe destruction over the long term. But such cuts will make the earth much hotter in the short term. ...
These cuts remain one of the only examples of successful cuts to climate-warming pollution, but the new study found that those pandemic-era cuts in air pollution led to a rise in global temperatures. The findings, published on Wednesday in the journal NPJ Climate and Atmospheric Science, unveil a stark paradox at the heart of human-caused climate change.
Study: Lower emissions during the COVID lockdowns caused climate warming effect – ‘Short-lived cooling particles in the air was greatly reduced’ -
Study: Lower emissions during the COVID lockdowns caused climate warming effect – ‘Short-lived cooling particles in the air was greatly reduced’
Via Engineering & Technology: While reduced air pollution emissions leads to better air quality, they also enable stronger climate warming effects, scientists in Sweden have said. ... It was discovered that while the concentrations of polluting short-lived air particles decreased significantly, the concentrations of longer-lived greenhouse gases were barely affected in the air mass over South Asia. The cooling effect of the aerosols comes from the fact that they reflect incoming solar radiation back into space. With a lower aerosol content, there is less cooling, and thus less ‘masking’ of the warming effect of the significantly longer-lived climate gases. ...
The results show that a complete phasing out of fossil-fuel combustion in favour of renewable energy sources with zero emissions could result in rapid ‘unmasking’ of aerosols, while greenhouse gases linger. ... “During a couple of decades, emission reductions risk leading to net climate warming due to the ‘masking’ effect of air particles, before the temperature reduction from reduced greenhouse gas emissions takes over.
John Kerry To Peasants: Die, To Save The Planet – ‘The world’s population must slash meat consumption’ – Statistician pushes back: ‘Net Zero is the lunatic idea’
Statistician Dr. WILLIAM M BRIGGS: Kerry claims “the world’s population must slash meat consumption.” ... Stopping people from farming will indeed stop their “emissions”. If by “emissions” he means breathing. Because once farmers stop farming, the food stops. And once the food stops, breathing stops. And once breathing stops, emissions stop. And once emissions stop, the nirvana of “net zero” will have been reached. ...
The government will shut down little- and mid-guy farms, while allowing mega-corporation donors—I mean farm owners—to keep running. Meaning Kerry, and Gates, are calling for a New & Improved! scientific method of collectivisation. Only instead of direct government ownership of farms, oligarchs will own them. The price they pay will be having Experts produce the regulations that govern them. Could it be a coincidence Gates has been buying up farmland?
2023 Edition: What the media won’t tell you about . . . hurricanes – The science and data reporters refuse to report – Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.
Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.: The science and data reporters refuse to report: "Hurricane landfalls along the continental U.S. show no trends since at least 1900.""Development and growth are sufficient to explain why hurricane damage has increased dramatically."
Climate Lockdowns Begin: France bans short-haul flights ‘to cut carbon emissions’ – You Will Go Nowhere & Be Happy
Marc Morano comment on banning short airline flights: “You were warned! This is what a climate lockdown looks like. This is what the Great Reset looks like. The climate agenda demands you give up airline travel, car travel, cheap reliable energy, and plentiful food. Net Zero goals are now dictating vehicle shortages to force more people into mass transit.
They're going after your freedom of movement; they're going after private car ownership, they're going after everything it means to be a free person and turning it over to the administrative state."
Climate skeptics’ panel discussion at Princeton ‘Zoom-bombed’! ‘The N-word & a doodle of male genitalia’ appeared over Dr. Will Happer’s presentation slides
Princeton Alumni Weekly: "A panel titled “Climate Change is NOT an Emergency,” sponsored by the Conservative Princeton Association, featured speakers arguing that the media and policymakers are pushing a narrative laden with misinformation and fear. ... William Happer *64, an emeritus professor of physics at Princeton, said you can’t “dial” the Earth’s temperature up and down using carbon dioxide levels.
While Happer was speaking, the panel was Zoom-bombed: The N-word and a doodle of male genitalia suddenly appeared on the screen over his slides. The technical staff immediately shut down the event on Zoom, and it continued in person only.
Physicist: ‘The frequency & severity of floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves & wildfires are not increasing, & may even be declining in some cases’
"The frequency of North Atlantic hurricanes has been essentially unchanged since 1851, as seen in the following figure. The apparent heightened hurricane activity over the last 20 years, particularly in 2005 and 2020, simply reflects improvements in observational capabilities since 1970 and is unlikely to be a true climate trend, say a team of hurricane experts."
Physicist: ‘No evidence climate change is causing tornadoes to become more frequent & stronger’
Climate ‘scam’: An ‘all-encompassing fraud’ with ‘authoritarians & corporatists bent on achieving even more centralized political power & economic wealth’
Ed Ring: What is actually beyond debate is not that we are in a climate crisis but that if we don’t stop destroying our conventional energy economy, we are going to be in a civilizational crisis. Energy is the foundation of everything—prosperity, freedom, upward mobility, national wealth, individual economic independence, functional water and transportation infrastructure, commercial-scale agriculture, mining, and industry. Without energy, it all goes dark. And “renewables” are not even remotely capable of replacing oil, gas, coal, nuclear, and hydroelectric power. It’s impossible. The only people who think renewables are capable of replacing conventional energy are either uninformed, innumerate, or corrupt. Period. ...
Were America’s oil and gas companies simply supposed to believe all these nascent theories and shut down? What exactly should they have done, back in the mid-1960s, to cope with this allegedly looming climate emergency? Were solar panels and wind turbines ready for rapid deployment back then? Of course not, especially since solar panels from China, and wind turbines from Germany, are still not capable of providing more than a small fraction of the energy we need. The real crime, if you want to call it that, isn’t that oil and gas companies questioned climate change theories back in the 1960s or ’70s. It’s that they’re accepting them now.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants to ‘Rephrase’ Climate Change: ‘No One Gives a S–t About That’ – “Let’s go & rephrase this…really tell people we’re talking about pollution. Pollution creates climate change, and pollution kills.”
Flashback: Schwarzenegger touts ‘air-drying your clothes for 6 months to save 700 pounds of carbon dioxide’ -- While daily commuting to Gov. mansion via private jet
What climate ‘crisis?! Record World Cereal Outputs Forecast for 2023/24
Watch: Morano on OAN TV on France flight bans: ‘This is what a climate lockdown looks like. This is what the Great Reset looks like’
One America News - In Focus w/ Alison Steinberg - Broadcast June 2, 2023
Morano: "The thing about France is, you can't take short flights under two and a half hours. Well, originally, the French government wanted to do four hours and under flight bans. So we should be thankful to our betters that they reduced it to 2 1/2 hours (Morano bows in deference) because otherwise, it'd be four hours. Greenpeace wants an EU-wide flight ban on six-hour and under flights. And this is already spreading to Spain and Austria and Germany -- they're already talking about similar types of flight bans."
Watch: Morano on Newsmax TV banning airline flights: ‘The fix is in’ – ‘They are abolishing the middle class, they are treating us like the unwashed masses’
Newsmax TV - Frontline w/ Carl Higbie - Broadcast June 1, 2023
Morano: "This is almost like religious fanaticism. They're doing it in order to achieve this utopian vision. And it's like they're imposing a religion, an austerity upon the rest of us.
They're collapsing our energy, our food, our transportation, our free speech, and this is all through corporate government collusion, mostly without an ounce of democracy, just like COVID -- when they closed schools and churches and work and issued stay-at-home orders and canceled weddings, funerals, and medical procedures. All of that was done without a single vote. It was done because the virus demanded it. Well, now they change the word 'virus' to the 'climate' demands it."
Jane Fonda blames ‘white men’ for climate change – Morano responds: ‘This is actually a mainstream view as identity politics has invaded the entire climate change movement’
"This is the woman who said that COVID was God's gift to the Left because it empowered the entire progressive agenda," he recalls. "But what Jane Fonda said here, specifically about white men are responsible for climate change and we should arrest and jail them – this is not an outlier view. This is actually a mainstream view as identity politics has invaded the entire climate change movement and climate science."
France’s Ban on Short-Haul Flights Will Kill People – ‘You’re 2,200 times more likely to die when traveling by car as opposed to by airplane’
VERONIQUE DE RUGY of Reason Mag: A recent study out of Harvard University found that, for people traveling within the United States, Europe, and Australia, the chances of being killed while flying are 1 in 11 million, while the chances of being killed while driving are 1 in 5,000. Put differently, you're 2,200 times more likely to be killed when traveling by car as opposed to by airplane. By diverting some travelers from the air to the roadways, the French government will almost certainly cause more travelers to die. Political theater, it turns out, can be deadly. ...
One undesirable effect is a longer time spent traveling. Because people's time is valuable and could otherwise be spent working, studying or with family and friends, the cost of traveling what the French government considers to be short distances will rise. Did Monsieur Macron carefully weigh this cost against the ban's benefits? I'm pretty sure he didn't. He just assumed that people's time is of sufficiently low value to justify the flight ban. Tres arrogant!
Oscar-winning Hollywood director who helps bankroll Just Stop Oil is accused of hypocrisy – Has 8-bedroom holiday home 5,000 miles away in Ireland he jets off to ‘when the going gets tough’
Wash Post complicit in climate protests!? ‘Staff reporters were initially subjected to a potential arrest’ due to advance alert of crime at Fed art gallery – Fmr NYT reporter suggests WaPo guilty of ‘crimes’
WTOP: The two climate protesters who smeared paint on the case and base of Edgar Degas’ “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen” in the National Gallery of Art on April 27 were arrested Friday. Timothy Martin of North Carolina and Joanna Smith of New York, both 53, were charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and injury to a National Gallery of Art exhibit.
Washington Post reporters alerted about the attack filmed and photographed the offense. ...The Washington Post reported that it’s staff reporters were initially subjected to a potential arrest but, after speaking with attorneys, they were not detained. District police have not commented on the report. ...
The protesters are calling for President Biden to declare a formal state of climate emergency and said the sculpture was damaged to highlight “insufficient action on the climate emergency.”
Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue: "What the hell? This story identifies the Washington Post as the media outlet **alerted ahead of time of criminal acts at the National Gallery of Art** and showed up with cameras. Sounds like accomplices or co-conspirators = Jail 'Washington Post reporters alerted about the attack filmed and photographed the offense.'" ... They did not act alone: More from Wash Post on far-reaching criminal conspiracy to attack the National Gallery of Art. And alerted one member of the media (who was there with a camera and speedily edited the footage lickety-split for Wash Post)."
Former New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin suggested "crimes" may have been committed by the Washington Post. "If yours, were you randomly visiting the @NationalGallery or alerted ahead of time? Seems a fine line between journalism and P.R. if the latter? No easy answer," Revkin wrote, then adding, "crimes?"
- Watch: Morano warns about World Health Organization’s ‘Pandemic Treaty’; ‘Public health tyranny’ & ‘Global instant lockdowns’ pushed by Bill Gates funded scientists
NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ Vegan Totalitarianism Shows Where Global Warming Activism Is Headed – Cut meat consumption & track meat & dairy consumption
CNBC: 90% of ‘end-of-life’ solar panels end up in landfills – Wind turbines ‘end up being thrown away’ – ‘Renewable energy…will soon generate tons of waste’
Watch: Morano on OAN TV explains how Biden’s $11b ‘rural electrification’ plan is ‘a money laundering scheme for the green agenda’ – ‘Billions will go into the hands of bureaucrats & donors’
Climate Depot Founder On ‘Team Biden’ & The Radical Climate Agenda - OAN TV - In Focus w/ Alison Steinberg - Broadcast May 18, 2023
Morano on Biden spending $11 billion for solar & wind in rural America: "This is literally a money laundering scheme for the green agenda. That's all this is. $11 billion to do more solar and wind which isn't going to produce energy. At best, it's going to make a few makeshift government jobs that expire when the money for the solar and wind mandates runs out. We've already been through this with Obama administration when Solyndra was booming business until it wasn't when the money ran out. And so they're going to make their grids less reliable, more prone to blackouts. This is truly nuts."
Morano on pushing bug eating: "Climate policy creates food shortages -- which then they can say, 'well, here's a solution to the problem we created with our policy, you have to eat bugs, and it's a game changer of a problem'. This is a real thing. They're pushing insect eating on us by manufacturing a food crisis through bad government policy."
RFK Jr.: Green hero turned anti-vaccine activist takes on Biden – As climate skeptics welcome him – Morano: ‘We need to realign coalitions to oppose Covid & climate coercion’
E&E News: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was once a hero of the environment in New York...That Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is gone. ...
Kennedy once told Marc Morano, a conservative activist who runs a prominent climate denial blog, that those who reject climate science should be held criminally liable and that polluters should be thrown in jail. Now, Morano says, all is forgiven because Kennedy is “undergoing a genuine transformation over his views on the climate agenda.”
Morano considers the new Kennedy an ally in his fight to sow doubt and distrust around climate science, vaccine research and Covid-19 public health measures.
“I have received some flak from my fellow climate skeptics for being so welcoming and forgiving to RFK Jr., given his hostile history to anyone opposing the climate ‘consensus,’ but I truly believe we are at a pivotal point in U.S. history where we need to realign coalitions to oppose Covid and climate coercion,” Morano said.
Watch: Morano on Newsmax TV: ‘We need Republican leadership to say, ‘Hell, no,’ to end this whole Net Zero climate scam once & for all’
Newsmax TV’s ‘The Count’ - New Dishwasher Rules & Green Agenda - W/ Steve Milloy - Broadcast May 13, 2023
Morano: "This is a movement to literally crush human freedom. And they’re collapsing energy, agriculture, and transportation and they’re doing at all rapidly at once, all by bypassing democracy. None of this is being voted on in Congress. There are no town halls, there are no switchboards lighting up on Capitol Hill, there are no committee hearings. This is all being done by the Executive Branch and in many cases, corporate government collusion outside of democracy. We need to stand up. We need Republican leadership to say, 'Hell, no' to end this whole Net Zero climate scam, once and for all."
BBC: ‘What would a flying-free world look like?’ ‘Fresh fruits & veggies…would disappear from supermarkets in winter’ – ‘Huge adjustments’ in ‘supply chains’ – ‘It’s about when — not if’
Watch: Biden’s Deputy Energy Sec. evades Sen John Kennedy’s climate questions – ‘If we spent $50 trillion…by 2050…how much is that going to reduce world temps?’
Sen John Kennedy (R-Lousiana) “I’m gonna ask again, maybe I’m not being clear: if we spent $50 trillion to become carbon neutral by 2050 in the United States of America, how much is that going to reduce world temperatures?”
Dept of Energy Deputy Sec David Turk: “This is a global problem so we need to reduce our emissions and we need to do everything we can –”
Kennedy: “How much if we do our part is it going to reduce world temperatures?”
Turk: “We’re 13% of global emissions–”
Kenndy: “You don’t know do ya Mr. Secretary?”
Turk: “So we’re 13% of global emissions–”
“If you know why won’t you tell me?”
“You don’t know do ya? You just want us to spend $50 trillion and you don’t have the slightest idea whether it’s going to reduce world temperatures,” Kennedy said.
Morano on TV: America’s War On Natural Gas: Green agenda making us more dependent on China’s rare Earth mining as we ban U.S. rare Earth mining
‘Energy poverty is the Biden Admin’s energy policy. Equity. As in you will all be equally poor together regardless’ – Biden admin issues 20-year oil drilling ban
CFACT questions BlackRock’s Fink over growing ESG pushback
Blue state county in NJ votes unanimously against offshore wind development citing negative environmental impacts
Watch: Camera crane swings into action, knocking climate protester to the ground during live Swedish dance show
Definitive 36 Page Report: ‘150 Ways the Biden Admin & Democrats Have Made it Harder for U.S. to Produce Oil & Gas’
THOMAS J. PYLE of the Institute for Energy Research May 23, 2023 report:
Biden & Dems target U.S. domestic energy by 'canceling'...'banning'...'prohibiting'...'taxing'...'executive orders' & 'restricting' using 'moratoriums'...'executive orders'...'ESG'...'green energy codes'...'increased fees and royalties'...'environmental justice enforcement'...'red tape'...revoking 'oil & gas leases'...forcing 'bankruptcies'...'fuel efficiency standards'...'social costs of carbon'
All while the Biden Admin has been "begging OPEC+ (OPEC plus Russia) to produce more oil."
On April 16, 2021: At Biden’s Direction, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland revoked policies in Secretarial Order 3398 established by the Trump administration including rejecting 'American Energy Independence' as a goal."
Today’s ‘green theology,’ is leading a neo-feudal war on the people: The elites are steadily impoverishing the working and middle classes.
JOEL KOTKIN: Excerpts: The middle class is also under pressure from green ideology. Perhaps the once aspirational middle orders will resign themselves to renting – a future where they will ‘own nothing and be happy’, as the gnomes of Davos suggest. Maybe so, at least with sufficient drugs and videogames. But as the younger generations age, they won’t be able to fall back on their own assets, and instead will have to rely on the state. ...
Today’s green theology, adopted by both the bureaucratic clerisy and oligarchic elite, has little room for the robust economic growth that might sustain a comfortable middle class. Meanwhile, the elites’ wealth continues to rise regardless, thanks to asset inflation.
The upper echelons of society – like the medieval nobility and clergy before them – will hardly feel the difference. ‘Net Zero’ and its effects won’t stop the higher-ups from riding around on private jets, acquiring massive estates and yachts or even shooting their girlfriends into outer space. Indeed, for some, green ideology provides an opportunity, as the uber-wealthy capitalise on subsidies for wind, solar and electric cars. After all, central to Elon Musk’s megafortune is his clever bet on green incentives through his EV giant, Tesla.
To placate the struggling masses, there has been a steady move in Europe to expand state support. Meanwhile, in America, oligarchs including Musk have argued for a guaranteed ‘universal basic income’, in a post-industrial version of what Marx derided as the ‘proletarian alms bag’. ... Accordingly, the Wall Street-friendly Republicans, eager to quell discontent about these growing class divides, are increasingly looking at transfer payments as a way to keep the commoners satisfied, or at least to stop them from brandishing pitchforks.
Extinction Rebellion protest in Netherlands ends with 1,500 arrested
Jane Fonda Blames ‘White Men’ for Climate Change: ‘We Have to Arrest and Jail Those Men’
Speaking at a career retrospective at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Jane Fonda promoted her radical climate activism efforts, saying the world has “about seven, eight years” to cut fossil fuel consumption in half. ... “It is a tragedy that we have to absolutely stop. We have to arrest and jail those men — they’re all men,” she added, according to a Deadline report.
Fonda: “It’s good for us all to realize, there would be no climate crisis if there was no racism. There would be no climate crisis if there was no patriarchy,” she reportedly said. “A mindset that sees things in a hierarchical way. White men are the things that matter and then everything else [is] at the bottom.” ...
"So when I say that I’m fighting the climate crisis, I also feel that I’m fighting patriarchy and racism. It’s important because we have to get out of the silos — feminists over here, environmentalists over here." ... 'There’d be no climate crisis if it wasn’t for racism."
Related: Flashback: McKibben in LA Times urges more immigration to stop 'white America' from 'pulling the lever for climate deniers' - Meanwhile, 'Latinos were eager for environmental progress'
Flashback: Canadian Paper: ‘White men are the super spreaders of climate denialism’ – ‘Climate denial groups morph into misogyny…petro-masculinity’Flashback 1846: White Men Blamed For Destroying The Climate For Over 200 Years- "The aborigines say that the climate has undergone this change since white-man came in country"
No Sun, No Wind, Big Problem: Benign Weather Could Cause Blackouts in States With Green Grids, Officials Warn
State, federal officials say increase in green power, decrease in gas and coal could bring catastrophe
Watch: RFK Jr. reaches out to skeptics: ‘In my campaign, I’m not going to be talking a lot about climate’ – ‘I’m not going argue with you if you don’t believe in it’ – ‘We’re not going to get a consensus on climate’
RFK Jr.: "In my campaign, I'm not going to be talking a lot about climate. Why is that? Because climate has become a crisis like COVID that the Davos group, other totalitarian elements in our society, have used it as a pretext for clamping down totalitarian controls."
"I believe that climate is an existential threat, but I don't insist other people believe that...It's hard to persuade people that lines on a graph that say that 'Sometime in the future, you're gonna suffer. Take my word for it, and I want you to give up these things in your life.' All it's gonna do is polarize people more. What argument I've always made is that all of the things that we need to do, whether you believe in climate change or not, you don't have to, and I'm not gonna argue with you if you don't believe in it. But all the things we need to do to avert climate change, we ought to be doing anyway to avert war."
"We're not going to get a consensus on climate using the approach that we've been using up until now, it has stalled. And if the solutions -- which are to get everybody to sign treaties and have unenforceable milestones -- nobody can enforce that, everybody can lie about and that, becomes an excuse. Or clamping down totalitarian controls on people are things that are going to get a lot of pushback. If you talk to people about pollution and let's switch to something more efficient, that's going to provide jobs, that's going to give us a new industry and economic growth. That's something that I think, you know, we can unite people on rather than divide."
Despite the mandates, subsidies & regs — solar & wind generate only 14% of U.S. electricity in 2022
Associated Press: Wind and solar "contributed 14% of the electricity produced domestically in 2022."
Morano: Taking out geothermal, hydropower, and biomass, you end up with solar providing "5%, providing 5.05% through the end of October."
And wind providing "9.8% of total electrical generation for the 10-month period."
A Conduit for Eco-Money Laundering and Crime – How the Climate Emergency Fund justifies their actions
Greatest Reset: Europe Could Achieve Net Zero by Demolishing its Historic Buildings and Starting Again, Says Italian Central Bank
A top central banker has warned of the damage the rush to ‘Net-Zero’ risks doing to Europe’s economy, and illustrates the point by noting erasing Europe’s built heritage would be necessary to meet extreme green demands.
John Kerry Claims the Admin’s Climate Policies Will Outlast Joe Biden – ‘I don’t think anybody…could change what is happening today’
Cost of Radical ‘Net Zero’ Policies ‘Unmanageable’ for Average Homeowner, Charity Warns