There’s no statistical or physical reason to produce a chart or data analysis of only Atlantic hurricanes starting in 1970 or 1980. We have data records going back to the 19th century, with reasonable reliability back to 1945, especially with landfalls.
NOAA: "There is no strong evidence of century scale increasing trends in: U.S. landfalling hurricanes, frequency of hurricanes or major hurricanes, or the proportion of hurricanes that reach major hurricane intensity."
Wash Post: For the first time, the United States is designating a special diplomat to advocate for global biodiversity amid what policymakers here and overseas increasingly recognize as an extinction crisis. Monica Medina is taking on a new role as special envoy for biodiversity and water resources, the State Department announced Wednesday. ... The appointment underscores the Biden administration’s desire to protect land and waters not just at home but to also conserve habitats abroad. ‘Not just about nature for nature’s sake’ ... Medina noted that the Inflation Reduction Act passed this year set aside billions of dollars for conservation funding. ... “It's a crisis that we face that's interwoven with the climate crisis, but also independent and important on its own,” she said. “If we can solve the biodiversity crisis, we're a long way along the way to solving the climate crisis.”
The grift is on! The State Department's new 'diplomat for plants & animals' just happens to be the wife of Biden's White House chief of Staff Ron Klain. Imagine the coincidence!
Kenneth Richard: The increasing loss of ozone (O3) from 3o°N – 30°S has steadily accelerated since the early 1980s despite the 1987 Montreal Protocol’s ban on so-called “ozone depleting substances” like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Once again this suggests human activity does not drive ozone losses. ... With the new measured evidence, a leading ozone researcher proclaimed the scientific “understanding of chloride chemistry has really been blown apart,” as “we can basically no longer say we understand how ozone holes come into being.” ...
The ozone hole narrative and the presumption that governmental policies are what determine how small or large the hole gets would appear to be analogous to the current climate debate and its connection to the governmental push to dramatically limit CO2 emissions.
“This year for our strike we’re focusing specifically on agriculture,” she said. “Two of our demands are our main focus: ban synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and halving the herd of cows in NZ … the government is just not doing enough.”
Cook spoke with du Plessis-Allan about the strike:
“So we would have to apply to have, like, approved events to be able to fly for,” du Plessis-Allan prompted.
“Well, that’s one thing that you could look at doing,” Cook replied.
“Am I allowed to go to Fiji? Is that necessary?” du Plessis-Allan asked.
“In the current climate crisis, I don’t think that that’s necessary travel,” Cook said, but du Plessis-Allan immediately pushed back.
“When was the last time you were on a plane?” she asked.
Cook paused briefly before answering, “Um … I’m not sure. A few months ago, to be honest.”
Steyn: Michael Mann filed a frivolous suit he had no intention of bringing to trial, but he succeeded in hounding Tim Ball into the grave. ... Ball had all the qualities of a true warrior: courage, integrity, indomitable resilience, and, in his quiet dignified bearing, a rueful acceptance of the costs they impose. The ugly husk of a human being that is Michael Mann could destroy Tim's savings and his health, but he could not destroy Tim's spirit.
Shellenberger: Conspiracy theories aside, the influence of the WEF is quite real, and one of the central demands of the Great Reset was, upon its launch, the phase-out of fuel subsidies in poor nations. ... WEF & The Great Reset are explicitly inspired by the anti-human, pro-scarcity ideology of Malthus. Here’s the smoking gun. Their goal is de-industrialization through renewables & organics. It’s driving inflation, causing riots, and undermining governments.
It’s an irrational, apocalyptic religion that emerges from nihilism, the view that life has no purpose, and that we should dismantle civilization. Point any of this out and they say, “Oh gosh no — we’re just trying to help people by reducing pollution!” But they’re obviously not trying to reduce pollution because, by shutting down natural gas and nuclear plants, they are making pollution worse. And they aren’t interested in reducing fertilizer pollution through technology, only through reducing farming, livestock, & food. The flip side of nihilism is narcissism. They compensate for the anxiety that stems from their view of life as meaningless by constantly demanding attention. They insist the world will end unless everyone does what they say, namely by becoming poorer. The good news is that a growing number of the people who provide us with the food & energy we need to survive are finally standing up for civilization. Farmers are protesting. Energy consumers are rioting. And energy providers are push back against the Woke nihilists.
Joel Kotkin: Energy-price inflation threatens to drive far more bankruptcies than the 2008 financial crisis...Trillions of dollars have been spent on global power generated by green energy over the past 20 years, but the percentage of fossil fuels has barely declined. ...
The green script has changed slightly over the years in response. It used to warn that scarcity was on its way unless we made radical changes, whereas now it calls for us to create scarcity deliberately. Today, no one talks about ‘peak oil’. Instead, you hear calls to keep fossil fuels in the ground, where they cannot be used...High energy prices and related inflation are profoundly destabilizing and will stoke class divisions. ...
China is essentially getting what the Australian Financial Review calls a ‘free pass on climate’. It is privileged to build more coal-fired power stations and extract ever more minerals, without any of the restraints imposed by virtue-chasing Western financiers.
Newsmax TV - Prime News - Broadcast September 27, 2022
Morano: "All they’re doing with bans on gas-powered cars is creating car shortages. Instead of Marie Antoinette saying 'Let them eat cake.' This is instead, 'Let them ride the city bus, let them take mass transit.' We’re going to look like Cuba, which is the vintage car capital of the world if they ban new gas-powered cars. Electric cars can’t pass simply scale up with all the rare earth mining involved, with all of the issues and somehow replace gas-powered cars. Plus you have to charge electric cars and a fossil fuel grid. You make electric cars with fossil fuels. Half a million pounds of material go into making a one thousand pound battery in one electric car. It’s not a net zero car, it’s not an earth-friendly car. It requires dependence on China. I could go on and on, but this is nuts. ...
The problem is you’re going to have the federal government in charge of a national charging grid and it’s kind of scary when you think of things like COVID lockdowns. If they want everyone to stay at home, the government can just flip a switch and turn off the national charging center. It’s a lot harder to shut down all fifty states, independent gas stations all over the country, rural areas, cities, and suburbs. This is a scary proposition government running a national car charging grid and having government in control of it. And of course, we don’t expect it to run very well and also in terms of the government managing a grid like this.
'They have a certain percentage of the public more than willing to bow down to this future of,half human, half robotic and AI future,' said Marc Morano.
As stated by Mr. Morano, "Klaus Schwab at the meeting last time in Davos had the head of Moderna, I believe it was Moderna or Pfizer, talking about new pills. And when you take these pills, they're going to have a little tracking device in it, and that's going to ensure your compliance for it."
Speaking about Klaus Schwab, Mr. Morano said, "He asked the head of Google about these brain monitoring devices, and he thought it was very plausible and was looking forward to it. At the same time, he's got an advisor named Yuval Harari who talks all about this sort of transhumanism, the melding of humans and computers. So they're really going to push that."
The Atlantic Mag: Many progressive commentators similarly believe that countering climate change requires a fundamental reordering of the West’s political and economic systems. “The level of disruption required to keep us at a temperature anywhere below ‘absolutely catastrophic’ is fundamentally, on a deep structural level, incompatible with the status quo,” the writer Phil McDuff has argued.
Such comments raise a question: What is the real goal here—stopping climate change or abolishing capitalism?
The Business Secretary said “much has changed” since the Conservatives introduced the moratorium on fracking in 2019, including the energy crisis caused by war in Ukraine. He said the country will need to “explore all avenues available to us” as he also confirmed plans to issue a wave of new oil and gas licences in the North Sea. ...
Ministers hope that the reversal will spark a boom in production of shale gas that could help power Britain for decades to come. The move means that fracking can resume in areas where extraction companies can secure planning and environmental permission.
Vehicle ownership: With 45 percent of the California population – that’s a whopping 18 of the 40 million residents of the state – being Hispanic and African American – having average incomes of less than half of present EV owners, the Governor is incentivizing those least likely being able to afford a new car to continuously re-register their existing vehicles. ...
Collapsing components of the socioeconomic system like energy, food, and transportation are meant to soften up the public to accept a permanent crisis, Morano said. “They want us to accept temporary emergency powers by the government.” “It’s giving politicians the ultimate power,” Morano continued. “That’s really what the essence of politics is. They’ve just figured out a way in our new era to make this less bloody.”
“Tyrannies of old required barbed wire fences, prisons. It required secret police and standing armies. But today, if you want to be a tyrant, you can deplatform, defund, unperson someone.”
Kim Iversen: "They were exaggerated greatly in order to use those to make us afraid and to control us."
"We're seeing the climate crisis being used -- which has made many of us who have been -- historically I've been an environmentalist that's really where my first foray into politics was in the environmental movement and yet it's even making me say I am now questioning the motivation of all of this. I'm not so sure certain that things are as bad as they're claiming because I've seen them claim a lot of things are really bad and they're not. They were exaggerated greatly in order to use those to make us afraid and to control us. ... This is the future that they envision; that everything will move to robotics; that everything will be monitored; that we will be scanned; that we will be doing this in the name of saving climate; climate disasters; disease."
Simonetta Sommaruga, 62, suggested that people “turn off the computer when you don’t need it, or turn off lights, or shower together” as part of her measures promoting a 15 percent reduction in energy consumption, The Times of London reported. ... If the situation doesn’t improve and further shortages are seen, the Swiss Federal Council could implement “consumption restrictions, bans, and quota systems,” according to local reports.
Sommaruga’s comments have been heavily criticized by Géraldine Savary, editor of the women’s magazine Femina. In an editorial published on Sept. 16, Savary wrote that the Swiss government is seeking to “administer our private lives, down to the most trivial details.”
Kid's manipulated with bug-eating PSYOP: ”Chips are great aren’t they, and these chips are even better, because I think they are better for you, did you know that? Yeah, that way you know, mum and dad might let you have more chips. Good stuff” the interviewer said.
Marc Morano commented: "The Great Reset is happening here and now. This is not circa 1991, when we we were talking about a shadowy secretive vision of a New World Order. This is 2022 now and we are seeing a 'new normal' being imposed upon the world.
Where is the ethical, moral, and socially responsibility for the lithium supplies to meet the mandate toward EV’s? ...
In summary, the passion of the few wealthy countries to achieve zero emissions at any cost, will face major supply chain issues of lithium and all body parts, affordability, safety from spontaneous fires, availability and affordability of electricity from breezes and sunshine, and the ethical challenges that are exploiting folks in poorer countries, just for the elites to drive an EV manufactured by the few that survive the government mandated death spiral.
"Some financial institutions are becoming wary about investing in oil projects that take years to develop when demand could be substantially lower once production begins. As a result, the cost of securing capital through loans and selling stock is expected to double for oil companies in the years ahead, making projects more expensive and less desirable to investors, said Jim Burkhard, head of oil markets research at S&P Global.
Over the next 12 months, the administration is expected to announce federal policies speeding up emissions reductions from both vehicles and power plants, the two largest drivers for oil and natural gas demand, as they seek to get the United States on track to meet their climate targets. “These administrative actions are absolutely essential for the U.S. to get to the science-based target of a 50 percent reduction by 2030,” said Matthew Davis, legislative director at the League of Conservation Voters. “They’re separate from the Inflation Reduction Act but they’re also amplifying it.”
At a Sortland, Norway wind farm, “Strong winds and falling ice have caused the cover, panels and other parts to fall to the ground,” Life in Norway reports. “Noor Nooraddin, the general manager of the wind farm, blamed high wind speeds, saying wind turbines struggle to withstand such conditions.”
“Decades of racist and classist practices, including red-lining and siting decisions, have concentrated heavy-duty vehicle and freight activities in these communities, with concomitant disproportionate pollution burdens,” the regulators stated. “CARB has legal and moral obligations to lessen these burdens.”
China consumes over 4 billion tons of coal a year, most of it domestically mined with imports making up less than a tenth of its needs. In 2021 its reserves stood at around 208 billion tons, 28% more than the prior year’s level, while the outlay on exploration rose 10% to 1.3 billion yuan ($184 million), according to the ministry.
Yahoo News: Europe is turning to firewood to offset the loss of Russian natural gas supplies.
A report from the Washington Post says soaring energy costs are pushing Europe to burn coal, trash, and wood.
"Firewood is the new gold," sources told the Washington Post.
Sources cited by the Washington Post told the paper that "firewood is the new gold." The report added that consumers are rushing to purchase old-school heaters for their homes, which could pose more problems if not installed properly. Another source said the rush to switch methods of heat in homes leads him to believe that "we're going to have to carry some people out horizontally this winter."
California is working overtime to prove something that is obvious to most middle-class Americans: Electric vehicle mandates are something of a scam. A week ago, California announced it would ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035—only to beg residents this week to stop charging their electric cars for fear of breaking the power grid amid a massive heatwave. ...
It places the once-proud auto industry at the mercy of China, which dominates the market for electric vehicle (EV) components and the raw materials that go into them. ...
Driving up the prices for all vehicles could make people reluctant to buy more fuel-efficient model and instead work to keep their gas-guzzlers. As one researcher aptly noted, in a decade, California and possibly the rest of America might end up resembling Cuba, the vintage car capital of the world.
Morano: “Biden's goal, which he achieved, was to make it more difficult to finance, drill, refine and distribute American energy.” PolitiFact even admitted that there was “little doubt” about Democrats’ intentions to overhaul American energy into a green utopia. But contrary to PolitiFact, Morano stated that “[t]he blame can be squarely placed upon Biden's energy policies.” ... “Biden's policies have helped defund and spook energy projects and markets into a retracted state which created shortages leading to massive price hikes."
Many African nations say developing their oil and gas resources is critical to boosting electricity production, powering industries, and curbing energy poverty. Yet many developed nations, including the United States are curbing investments in fossil fuels to uphold hold their pledge to transition to cleaner energy by the end of the decade.
"We do not have to rush to go backward, we need to be very careful about exactly how much we are going to deploy, how it is going to be paid for, over what period of time and how do you capture the emissions." Kerry said.