Since 1986, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) surveys roughly 100 of the 3000 coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Ridd used this data to construct the coral cover since 1986 (Figure 1) which shows that the GBR has record high coral cover.
Dr. Jacquelyn Gill: "The root causes of climate change are capitalism, white supremacy, and colonialism, all of which put profits over people and treat people and the environment as disposable commodities. Blaming folks like service workers, retail workers, and others is not a good look."
Dr. Happer and Dr. Lindzen summarize: “Misrepresentation, exaggeration, cherry picking or outright lying pretty much covers all the so-called evidence marshalled in support of the theory of imminent catastrophic global warming caused by fossil fuels and CO2.”
Wash Post: An entire supply chain of rare minerals, semiconductors, batteries and financing has to fall into place before Americans give up their combustion engines. ... And some money will go to projects that never materialize or fail altogether. The 2009 stimulus bill, the largest investment in clean energy before the new bill, created a clean energy loan program that infamously funded the failed solar start-up Solyndra, which became an embarrassment for the Obama administration. And it poured billions of dollars into a high-speed-rail system in California that has still not come to fruition.
According to calculations done by the Finance ministry, a whopping 11,200 livestock farmers will be forced to shut down by the government to reduce nitrogen emissions in order to meet European environmental rules. Another 17,600 farmers would need to reduce the amount of animals they keep to meet these climate goals. And this is bad. Because there are about 54,000 farms in the Netherlands, meaning that around 1/5 of all farms will be forced to shut down and almost 1/3 of farms forced to scale down and reduce livestock.
Meaning that thousands and thousands of farmers will be loosing their livelihoods in order to meet government climate goals.
(Reuters) - "Scientists say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck at a square near the White House, leaving three people dead and one other in critical condition."
Russell Brand: "When people see that play out when they see that you know centralized hedge-funded property development firms are acquiring property. When they see that the agriculture from Sri Lanka to the Netherlands is being bankrupted by top-down edicts to change their farming practices in ways that are presented as being ecologically friendly but close examination reveals that by his fruits shall we know him. If the result of an edict is it bankrupts farmers, allowing centralized agricultural interests to acquire land cheaply, then isn't it possible -- likely even -- that that was always the intention?"
Matthew C. Taibbi is an American author, journalist, and podcaster: "How can you be an American worker who watched the factory that used to be in your town moved to a place like China while the United States gives most favored nation trading status to the Chinese and then listen to a politician say 'Well you know you should learn to code or whatever.' It just doesn't fly. You start to feel like they're not really working for you, that they're working for the people in Davos or something like that."
Trends in extreme rainfall are not on the rise in Kentucky. ... As is usually the case, the media interviews the locals, who understandably say “this is the worst we have ever seen”. Of course it is, because these are small-scale, localised events, and people’s experience only dates back a couple of decades or so. The harsh reality, however, is that floods like these happen, and have always happened, somewhere or other every year. They have nothing to do with climate change. Also see: Biden falsely links Kentucky floods to ‘climate change’
Dan Bongino: Here to weigh in is the author of the upcoming book, The Great Reset...Marc, no one knows more about the Great Reset than you, you literally wrote a book on it, we just showed the cover. ...Is what we are seeing in the Netherlands a sign of things to come if the climate activists get their way here in the U.S. and other places?
Marc Morano: ‘We know that Bill Gates’ goal is to get us to stop eating meat and get us to start eating lab-grown, vegetable oil-processed fake meat. The same with Al Gore. The same with the World Economic Forum. They are pushing insect-eating as well. The United Nations, the World Economic Forum...That's been their goal, the whole entire goal. First of all, you have the World Economic Forum which Bill Gates is a prominent member. You have Bill Gates buying up farmland -- the single largest American farmland owner now, according to NBC News. I know no one likes a monopoly so don’t worry Dan. China is also gobbling up American farmland. So it’s a competition. We actually have good old market competition -- China versus Bill Gates. Who do you want to win that battle? ...
This will have devastating consequences because as the old Chinese proverb says, 'When food is on the table there are many problems. When there is no food, there is only one problem.'
Morano on Great Reset chaos in the world today: "Population control is a huge part of it. They're actually saying that. I interviewed the German climate advisor Hans Schellnhuber at a United Nations Climate Summit, and I'm going to the next UN summit in Egypt. But what they tell you is the carrying capacity of the Earth is only 1 billion people. In other words, more than 1 billion people and the earth is not sustainable. And of course, we have 7.8 billion at last count right now.
So ultimately, they want to come up with this sort of like the movie Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner: 'If you build it, they will come,' that was the motto of the movie. Well, this is sort of the reverse of that movie. 'If you force it, they will disappear.' So they want to redo the world. To a new infrastructure that can only support about a billion people if we go all organic if we get rid of modern agricultural practices. If we shut down modern air travel, if we make inflation and supply chain and we strip away private property and energy usage."
British environmental activist George Monbiot: "It's by far and away the greatest cause of habitat destruction, the greatest cause of wildlife loss, the greatest cause of extinction, greatest cause of soil loss, greatest source of fresh water use. It's one of the greatest causes of climate breakdown, bigger than transport." ...
"We need to act as drastically within that sector as any other sector to prevent the collapse of our life support systems and what that means, above all else, is getting out of livestock farming is really shutting down animal farming altogether, because that has massively disproportionate impacts on the living planet, and we need to switch towards other sources of food plant-based diets which are far more efficient, far lower environmental impacts."
"It's a bit like leaving fossil fuels in the ground unless we do that. We've really got very little chance indeed of preventing this domino effect of system collapse right across systems which basically makes the planet uninhabitable. So eating meat and milk and eggs is an indulgence we cannot afford."
Climate Depot's Marc Morano: "Sen. Manchin caved to utter climate nitwittery that has real consequences for the U.S. economy currently being starved of energy by a wacko ideology that is dominant within the Democratic Party. Now Al Gore is claiming that this bill, which is just a much larger rehash of Obama's green stimulus, will somehow save us from a pending climate 'emergency.' Meanwhile, in the real world, this new Orwellian named 'Inflation Reduction Act' will have no impact on global emissions -- let alone the climate. Even fellow climate activists and democrats are admitting this, calling the deal "a baby step" and "minimum" impact on climate change. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. analyzed the climate bill's impacts and found that Biden’s 50% emissions-reduction target for 2030 would have an undetectable impact on overall global emissions.
Morano: "But never fret, the bill will have massive impacts on American energy, the economy, and inflation and it may solve racism." See: ‘$60 billion in climate reparations’ – Dems’ New Spending Bill Imposes Methane Tax To Fund ‘Environmental Justice’ Programs - Morano: “Somehow the ‘solutions’ to climate change have morphed into including $60 billion in climate reparations in the name of ‘equity.' Anyone who drinks milk or eats meat will now be paying reparations. Will the $60 billion actually help solve racism? Anyone who thinks this climate bill has anything to with the climate has not been paying attention.”
Krugman was tickled pink in his latest drivel headlined: “Did Democrats Just Save Civilization?” In the lead of the story, he fawned: “They really did it.” He continued: “This is a very big deal. The act isn’t, by itself, enough to avert climate disaster. But it is a huge step in the right direction and sets the stage for more action in the years ahead.”
Dr. Jennifer Marohasy, who has been a field biologist in remote parts of Africa & Madagascar & published in international & Australian scientific journals: "It was back in 2001 when WWF launched its ‘Save the Reef Campaign’ on World Environment Day that I got to watch the roll out of an environment campaign close-up. The injustice of that campaign that was intended to limit nitrogen fertilizer use by farmers in Great Barrier Reef catchments caused me to get interested in politics and I started writing for the IPA, with Gary Johns. That WWF campaign failed in some of its core objectives and in ways that will now be remedied with the passage of the net zero legislation. ...
Meanwhile one of the many sad ironies is that the net zero legislation is meant to save the reef from climate change. This legislation won’t save the corals, but it will decimate farming, because as it is rolled-out farmers will be told they can’t keep using nitrogen fertilizers if they are within a Great Barrier Reef catchment. The legislation is intended to force every business to reduce its emissions and the focus in Great Barrier Reef catchments will be on fertilizer use. ...
It is people in these suburbs, most of whom have never visited the GBR, who voted in the new government that will enshrine legislation to put people who live on farms out of business – at least farms in GBR catchments.
Epstein: "In Europe, they're afraid of winter. Like, think of how primitive that is. It's just embarrassing, right? They're afraid of it getting cold in the winter. It's supposedly a too warm world. So it just shows how important energy is and how neglectful we've been of the unique benefits of fossil fuel energy."
Saxony Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer: “The energy transition with gas as the base load has failed,” he reportedly said, with the publication noting that — even before the current gas crisis — green energy struggled to supply sufficient power in the country last winter. “As long as the federal government has not developed a new concept for the energy transition, the nuclear power plants must continue to run,” he went on to say.
In the context of the current plan to see Germany’s remaining nuclear plants shut down by January 2023, Kretschmer described the government’s decision to turn back on a coal power station as “madness”
And now there’s Canada, the latest nation to punish its farmers in the name of ‘saving the planet’. Like many other governments in the West, the Trudeau regime is beholden to the cult of Net Zero. ...
To an elite that is now completely disconnected from matters of necessity and production. A professional managerial class drawn largely from the knowledge economy, and which primarily conducts its business in the virtue industry, has less and less understanding of how things are made and distributed.