The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t all bad, a new Biden admin plan to fight climate change argues: It at least “highlighted major opportunities” to reduce travel demand and lower carbon emissions through “remote work and virtual interactions.” The plan—which President Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency and Energy, Transportation, and Housing departments released in January—aims to “eliminate nearly all greenhouse gas emissions” from the transportation sector by 2050, mostly through a transition to electric vehicles. Also included in the plan, however, is a controversial call to reduce “commuting miles” through “an increase in remote work and virtual engagements,” including in education. ...
Jazz Shaw of Hot Air has a prediction: "I can’t shake the feeling that this brings us one step closer to a declared “climate emergency.” You people can all stay locked down in your homes voluntarily to save the polar bears or we can declare an emergency and lock you down like we did during COVID."
Researchers predict that by 2100, US case numbers will increase by 50 percent - Spread is due to global warming, meaning more hot areas for the fungus to grow. ... The fungus is endemic to the desert-like parts of the Southwest, and 97 percent of all American cases are found in Arizona and California. But a study in the journal GeoHealth predicted that, due to climate change, the endemic region of the fungus will spread north to include dry western states such as Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. In a high-warming scenario, this would mean that by 2100 the number of affected states could rise from 12 to 17, while the number of cases could increase by 50 percent.
The mere news of Trump's upset win in 2016 sent Brown University's Kim Cobb into "an acute mental health crisis" that for weeks saw her unable to "get out of bed, despite having four children to tend to," the climate scientist toldMother Jones in 2019. "I could not see a way forward," Cobb recalled at the time. "My most resounding thought was, how could my country do this? I had to face the fact that there was a veritable tidal wave of people who don't care about climate change and who put personal interest above the body of scientific information I had contributed to."
Cobb's appointment to the board reflects the Biden administration's whole-of-government approach to fighting climate change. Just one week after taking office in January 2021, Biden issued an executive order that declared climate change considerations "central to United States foreign policy and national security" and called on Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to prepare a report on the "national security impacts of climate change." Months later, in June 2021, Biden identified climate change as the "greatest threat" to American national security.
The Climate Depot's Marc Morano says give Democrats another four years in power, this will be us before too long. “We don’t get to vote on any of this,” he says. “This is the great reset in action. It’s the great energy reset.” “We’re suffering from transportation shortages. We’re suffering from food shortages based on the net zero agenda. And of course, we’re suffering from energy shortages. There’s going to be fines on people if they use their thermostats.” The kicker in England is they're having to conserve after years of investing in wind and solar. “Europe for the first time since the industrial revolution, of 150 plus years ago occurred, they’re now fearing winter,” says Morano. “This is insane, and they’ve shot themselves in the foot.”
Politico: "...lawmakers are investing new energy into formulating a Republican response to the crisis, at least on paper."
"We believe that our energy solutions are climate solutions and that addressing climate change is absolutely a prime priority," Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state told Jeremy. That’s in line with McCarthy’s own efforts to craft a GOP climate strategy before last year’s midterms. ...
Some Republican lawmakers are promoting measures to boost deployment of renewable energy and sequester carbon through tree planting (while others are stuck on the hoax thing)...“Republicans have moved from denial to an acknowledgment of climate change,” Alex Flint, a former Republican congressional staffer who now leads the conservative group Alliance for Market Solutions, told Emma.
The bottom line: The GOP wants to appease climate-conscious voters and powerful business interests that want the party to act on climate.
American Library Mag: "25 libraries that received an American Library Association (ALA) Resilient Communities grant to help educate patrons on the climate crisis. ... The Resilient Communities’ six-month pilot, which began in October 2020, provided $1,000 to libraries to host programs, and offered materials and other resources to address climate change and highlight issues of environmental justice, sustainability, and emergency preparedness. ... With the grant funding, panelists organized programs like movie screenings, talks with local climate experts, and sessions about recycling and waste reduction."
“It really helped us make connections with these students, which gets them into the library and learning about other things as well,” said Neyda Gilman, assistant head of sustainability and STEM engagement and pharmacy, nursing and health sciences librarian at Binghamton University.
Bonnie Brzozowski, public services librarian at Corvallis-Benton County (Ore.) Public Library (CBCPL), shared that her library took a racial equity approach to its climate-related programming as a way to address what she described as her state’s racist history.
Climate Depot's Marc Morano: "You Will Eat lab-grown 'meat' and bugs -- and Be Happy. Or so the forces of the Great Food Reset believe. Bill Gates is gobbling up U.S. farmland (now the single largest owner) and the World Economic Forum pushes eating bugs, and the U.S. FDA and USDA edge closer to approving lab-grown 'meat' -- Bon appetite?!
If you want to eat lab-grown or bugs, that should be your choice. But, the climate agenda/Great Reset goal is to collapse modern high-yield agriculture and meat production to meet net-zero climate goals. As shortages and prices skyrocket on meat and other foods, it will be much easier to push insect-eating and lab-grown 'meat' to the public.
A food crisis and transformation are just the ticket for even more chaos that the WEF can exploit for their Reset agenda. The World Economic Forum is so eager to promote synthetic 'meat' that they are touting numerous ways to print up to 6 kilograms of the fake meat an hour. As part of this new coerced Great Diet Reset, the WEF has advocated eating bugs to save the planet. The Davos-based group has explained, “Why we might be eating insects soon.”
Our future is being planned by our overlords, load up on eating bugs to save the planet! It is a future that will happen, only if we allow it. It’s time for the Great Reject. Rise up and defy the Great Reset."
The Ezra Levant Show - Rebel News TV - Broadcast January 23, 2023
Morano: "The world's most powerful ruling classes have now conditioned themselves to know that corporate media and established media are all friendly - it's fine. They fear the small independent unaffiliated, grassroots journalism, that tells us everything you need to know about what's wrong with the mainstream media of the world today globally. They're there to protect the powerful, not hold them to account. What a flip from the 1960s and 70s when you had people like Jane Fonda and the media heralding the Pentagon papers showing that the U.S government lied about the Vietnam War. So they don't think the government would lie about COVID, or terrorism or climate?! What happened to these great progressives? The merger of big media and big government is shocking."
Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and author of the books Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal is Even Worse Than You Think and The Great Reset: Global Elites & The Permanent Lockdown will speak on the politics of climate change at the 2023 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held March 30 – April 1, 2023 at the Penn Harris Hotel by Wyndham (formerly the Radisson Penn Harris) in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania.
GOP lawmakers rebuked Biden’s use of oil reserves, pilloried his climate envoy John Kerry as an unaccountable diplomat and erased the term “environmental justice” from congressional documents. ... Republicans in the House and Senate also introduced resolutions to nix a Labor Department rule that permits asset managers to consider social and environmental factors in making retirement investments for workers,
Wind turbines and solar panels may be able to generate intermittent electricity, but they cannot manufacture anything. ... Everything that needs electricity is made with the oil derivatives manufactured from crude oil. Let’s take a look at a few infrastructures, and products, that did not exist before the 1800’s, that now need electricity to operate: Transportation; Hospitals; Medical equipment; Appliances Electronics; Telecommunications; Communications systems; Space programs; Heating and ventilating; Military."
UK Guardian: "The US’s transition to electric vehicles could require three times as much lithium as is currently produced for the entire global market, causing needless water shortages, Indigenous land grabs, and ecosystem destruction inside and outside its borders, new research finds. It warns that unless the US’s dependence on cars in towns and cities falls drastically, the transition to lithium battery-powered electric vehicles by 2050 will deepen global environmental and social inequalities linked to mining – and may even jeopardize the 1.5C global heating target."
Fox News (Yahoo News): President Biden's administration is expected to propose a limited plan for expanding oil drilling in Alaska in the coming days, relenting on its longtime opposition to domestic oil production. ...
Critics have argued it is hypocritical for Biden to oppose drilling on U.S. soil even while urging foreign producers to ramp up their own production levels. One report surfaced in the fall showing that Biden's administration had approved a plan for the oil producer Chevron to resume drilling in Venezuela even as he opposed doing so in the U.S.
"It's not like the Biden administration is opposed to energy extraction and drilling, no, they're just opposed to it domestically for cheap political accounting tricks that claim that they're fighting global warming while offshoring," ClimateDepot.com publisher Marc Morano told Fox News at the time. "This is something that Americans have to recognize."
“In Q4 2022, typical mid-priced ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) car drivers paid about $11.29 to fuel their vehicles for 100 miles of driving. That cost was around $0.31 cheaper than the amount paid by mid-priced EV drivers charging mostly at home, and over $3 less than the cost borne by comparable EV drivers charging commercially,” Anderson Economic Group (AEG) said in an analysis. However, luxury EVs still enjoy a cost advantage against their gas-powered counterparts.
Bloomberg - January 26, 2023: The US hasn't noticed yet that China-Made cars are taking over the world - China is poised to become the No. 2 exporter of passenger vehicles, surpassing the US and South Korea and risking new tensions with trading partners and rivals. ... Overseas shipments of cars made in China have tripled since 2020 to reach more than 2.5 million last year, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association. That’s only a whisker (about 60,000 units) behind Germany, whose exports have fallen in recent years. China’s numbers, behind Japan but ahead of the US and South Korea, herald the emergence of a formidable rival to the established auto giants. ...
“The switch to battery means the motor is no longer a differentiator,” says Alexander Klose, executive vice president for overseas operations at Aiways Automobiles Co., a pure-Chinese EV maker, which has sold several thousand vehicles in Europe. Technologically, “it’s created a level playing field,” he says. A global push to cut carbon emissions and save the planet has prompted Beijing to encourage EV makers and buyers with subsidies, while a robust local supply chain has made it cheaper to make an EV in China than in any other place. Tesla’s Shanghai factory produced almost 711,000 cars last year and accounted for 52% of the company’s worldwide output.