WaPo: Sanghani-Jorgensen is not alone. She joins a generation of people living in the U.S. and other rich countries preoccupied with how having children may worsen the world’s rapid warming. ... According to a 2021 Pew Research Center survey of childless adults, 5 percent of those who cited a specific reason for not having children said it was because of “climate change/the environment.” ...
A 2017 literature review by two sustainability scientists, who calculated that opting out of having a child would reduce emissions by approximately 60 metric tons per year, an amount that positively dwarfed the other possible actions (living car free: 2.4 tons of emissions avoided; skipping one transatlantic flight: 1.6 tons). ...
Many people, perhaps, would choose not to have children if they knew with certainty that extinction-level warming were right around the corner. On the flip side, more people might choose to have children if they knew with certainty that countries would rally to end greenhouse gas emissions and create a more sustainable society.
Voluntary Human Extinction Movement founder said the biosphere will 'have a chance to recover' if humanity stops procreating - An advocate of human extinction Tuesday called on everyone to voluntarily stop having children for humanity to die out and give the biosphere a "chance to recover." Tuesday's Dr. Phil episode focused on the ethics of procreation and the debate over overpopulation where Voluntary Human Extinction Movement founder Les Knight delivered a variety of shocking statements. ...
Knight went on to illustrate his proposition, "My plan is for everyone to think before they procreate, and if people really think about it, think it all the way through, and have the wherewithal not to procreate - which is a really big problem all over the planet - and if people think about it as you mentioned, 44% of young people are saying ‘no I don’t think I wanna do that,’ just because they’ve thought about it."
By HÜGO KRÜGER AND JOEL KOTKIN: Rather than an engine of justice, climate reparations will exacerbate the growing separation between the West and everyone else. Even as the West sends green-wrapped bribes to developing countries, Russia isn't playing the blood money card. Neither is China. ... Environmentalism is creating deep alienation from the West in the Global South, and it will only grow. Instead of submitting to green poverty, African countries, likely with Chinese help, will seek to boost their energy resources, including hydrogen, nuclear and natural gas, irrespective of the well-fed green Cassandras...
Since 1945, the U.S. economy has fallen from of 50 percent of Global GDP down to 20 percent as of today—which is almost the same as China's. Europe's downturn has been on a similar trajectory from almost a 30 percent share in 1980 to merely 16.5 percent in 2016. By 2050, only two EU economies—Germany and the UK—will join America the top 10 economies worldwide as measured by GDP. ... As non-Western countries seek to grow, they may see the West as simply a convenient source of guilt money, rather than as a dependable business partner. China, Russia and India could well emerge their natural allies. Russia after all is the world's largest exporter of grain, which forms the stable diet of many African countries, while China remains the World's largest factory, able to supply products more easily than the steadily deindustrializing West.
Via: SEVERE WEATHER EUROPE: Snow extent in the Northern Hemisphere at the end of November represents an important parameter for the early winter forecast. This year snow extent is running much higher than average and according to existing global estimates, it is now beyond the highest ever observed so far..Northern Hemisphere snow extent is currently indeed very high, now at about 41 million square kilometers, according to the NOAA/Rutgers Global Snow Lab. The most recent snow cover information is given in the image below.
How long does it take to cook a wild turkey? It depends who you ask. A chef will suggest popping that bird in the oven for about two hours. Scientists, on the other hand, say it could be decades before North American turkeys are climatologically cooked.
Morano: "China doesn’t only benefit from not having to pay so-called climate reparations. But they benefit from the entire UN Green New Deal [and] net-zero agenda because the world is going to be looking to China. The U.S. buys over 80 percent of our solar panels currently from China. We rely on China for all the rare earth mining for lithium and cobalt. China is expanding mining operations in Africa — places like the Congo with allegations of underage labor of children of 8, 9 years old by international human rights groups. So this whole UN climate summit we saw in Egypt was actually the China empowerment summit." ..
"I interviewed as a member of the Ukrainian delegation at this conference, and they actually told me with a straight face that [what] Vladimir Putin fears [the most] is European nations doubling down on green energy. I can tell you right now, the Middle East, Venezuela, China, and Vladimir Putin’s Russia would laugh hysterically at European nations doubling down on green energy." ...
"The flip side of that is how do you get African nations and poor nations where a billion people don’t have adequate running water and electricity — how do you get them to sign on to these UN deals? You pay them off. You come up with a climate slush fund, the climate reparations fund. So the one thing you have to understand is the UN is very competent at one thing, Evita, and that is A) throwing a party and B) knowing how to play politics, knowing how to transfer money, knowing how to put the right interests in the right place to make things happen." ... "Donald Trump was seen as Satan himself for not supporting the UN Paris climate accords and withdrawing from them."
Morano: "The climate activists look at how everything was done in Covid, without a single bit of a vote under emergency powers, and they want the same thing to happen in climate,” said ClimateDepot.com founder Marc Morano. “They’re now in the process of trying to ban meat-eating without anyone voting on it. They’re doing it through net-zero regulations, they’re doing it through corporate-government collusion, and they’re trying to ban the gas-powered cars. Again, like Covid, without a vote.”
Morano: "You can rename the UN climate summit the China empowerment summit. All it’s going to do is make the once energy-dominant West more reliant on China for all this rare earth mining and with lower environmental standards and this is the most important aspect, Rachel, lower human rights standards. Whether you are talking about the Uyghurs in China or particularly in relation to your opening, kids as young as 8, and 9 years old in the coming go mining cobalt. Now, this has been reported over the years, years ago by CBS News, by CNN, so, the mainstream media is aware of it."
"Imagine if we applied ESG to Chinese-run firms in Africa, to Chinese Rare Earth mining in China. The media would never go along with that, the climate activists would never go along with it. But somehow, China gets a pass here and it's the same thing with climate reparations since China gets a pass they're able to do this and there's no reason to believe they're not going to be able to continue to exploit children in Africa as this goes forward because you're right there is no real pushback internationally on this."
Today we're joined by Marc Morano, founder of Climate Depot and author of "The Great Reset: Global Elites and the Permanent Lockdown," to discuss the politics of climate change ideology and the recent COP27 U.N. climate change conference held in Egypt. We discuss the global elites' need to force the doctrine of climate change upon us and explain exactly why this is the specific issue they've chosen.
The Ezra Levant Show - Rebel TV - Broadcast November 17, 2022
Marc Morano on the World Economic Forum’s plans to use the ‘COVID template’ of micro-monitoring individuals in order to fight climate change.
The World Health Organization has declared that climate is the greatest health threat of the twenty-first century, and if the climate is left unchecked we will get more COVID-like viruses. “So, if you don’t support the net-zero, Green New Deal, U.N. climate agenda, you are a grandma killer because that’s gonna lead to more runaway viruses,” said Morano.
Morano talked about how Al Gore joined forces with Google to come up with the 'Climate Trace Initiative' which is essentially a carbon social credit system that will monitor 70,000+ individual CO2 emitters such as farms, factories, and businesses. “Mastercard and the UN last year announced their partnership for these carbon footprint monitoring credit cards. In other words, if you’re spending money it’s going monitor it, if you’re buying meat, gas, putting your thermostat too high, spending money on energy bills, then whammo, it cuts off your ability to spend once you hit your carbon max.
Watch: Morano interviewed on floor of UN climate summit in Egypt - Watch video here:
Climate skeptic Marc Morano, author of The Great Reset: Global Elites and the Permanent Lockdown said he saw more corporate sponsors at the event than ever before. "They've been completely corporatized," Morano said of the summit, "The main partners this year are everyone from Microsoft, Google, to IBM and all these big corporate conglomerates that come in. There's Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Infinity, Cisco, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Bloomberg."
The Climate Movement 'Corporatized' - Morano warned that it is "tracking every private entity to see how much Co2, with the explicit purpose of helping the United Nations enforce climate treaties. It's not farfetched to think this climate trace Co2 monitoring will be following humans and monitoring us as well."
“Lab-grown meat may be an even more disgusting alternative than insects as it requires the stem cell extraction of animals, along with fetal animal blood and then letting it fester in a lab while an amorphous blob grows the ‘meat,'” Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and former senior staffer on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. ... “Not only was COP27 in Egypt rife with hypocrisy and high-end meat eating, but previous UN climate summits also featured the alleged climate danger of meat,” Morano said.
The declaration signed by world leaders at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, indicates that the global political and corporate elites are accelerating their Great Reset agenda for transforming the world – regardless of what the population thinks about it.
“Ultimately, what the G20 leaders want is the suspension of democracy. Nothing says that better than this statement on vaccine passports for travel,” author and political commentator Marc Morano said of the declaration. “They’re basically announcing that your right to travel is contingent upon World Health Organization approval. This is unprecedented and the ease with which once free Western nations seem to go along with it is astounding. Combined with the climate and carbon tracking programs, it’s clear that they’re creating a social credit system for people in the West – something that we’ve previously only seen in China,” Morano explains.
Marc Morano, who’s written a book on the subject, says that these systemic changes are designed to strip away individual rights and liberties, including democracy itself. “The elites at the top of this agenda, like King Charles, Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates, think that if we – regular people – are left to our own devices, we will destroy the planet. According to them, we need their expertise to steer all aspects of our lives, because we’re too stupid for our own good. They think that they’re morally as well as intellectually superior. It’s a totalitarian ideology and it’s about total control,” Morano told The Florida Standard.
Barbra Streisand: "Enough is enough. We must act" - " I have been a long-time supporter of former Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project...The climate crisis isn’t a future problem – it’s already here and it’s worsening each year. In 2022, we have suffered record-shattering wildfires, heat waves, and floods. We have watched hurricanes devastate coastal and island communities. We are living with climate catastrophe."
Actress Bette Midler: "If you knew what I have done to mitigate the criminal environmental craziness in this country, you would kiss my ass. I have done my part, and I have done YOUR part. I have done geothermal, solar, hybrid, electric cars, composting, recycling, I bathe once a month! Fuck you!"
Showing no moral or ethical concerns for the disposable workforce, wealthy countries continue to encourage subsidies to procure electric vehicles and build more wind and solar energy infrastructure. Those subsidies are providing financial incentives to the developing countries mining for those green materials to continue their exploitation of poor people and environmental degradation of their landscapes...The Department of Labor said it would add lithium-ion batteries to a list of goods made with materials known to be produced with child or forced labor under a 2006 human trafficking law. The decision was based on many batteries using cobalt, a mineral largely mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where children have been found to work at some mining sites.
Switzerland is considering legislation that would ban people from driving electric vehicles except in urgent conditions over the winter because there simply might not be enough juice on the grid to recharge them.
Hollywood actor Edward Norton hit out at “greenwashing” and “non-sustainable versions of luxury” in tourism when he addressed the World Travel & Tourism Council summit in Riyadh on Wednesday. Norton called for certified standards of sustainability in tourism and urged travel agents and the travel media “not to accept what brands put out about themselves”. He told the summit: “The defining challenge of the 21st Century is adapting our economies to be ecologically sustainable and to put the brakes on global warming. This challenge has to be met by the tourism industry.”
Norton lamented 'the number of people who get on planes." - “We have to have a planet that can sustain our life and if this industry doesn’t play its role, given the number of people who get on planes, it’s not going to happen.”
Fox & Friends - Broadcast November 29, 2022 - Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel: Marc Morano slams Biden administration for relying on Venezuelan oil: 'It's all part of their plan' - ClimateDepot.com publisher Marc Morano slams the Biden administration for restricting U.S. energy production while easing sanctions on Venezuelans for oil production. "They are literally more concerned about hostile nations being allowed to drill than they are Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas and American domestic energy. ... Let's buy energy from the countries with the most egregious human rights violations and lowest environmental standards to produce energy, but no way are we going to allow Americans. ... All they are doing is offshoring U.S. emissions."
"They had defunded the oil and gas industry from day one through executive orders, through the Treasury Department, through pushing environment, social governance, ESG," Morano told Fox & Friends co-host Carley Shimkus. "And they've also allowed these environmental groups in sometimes in collusion with the feds to sue." "So they give a permit, but then they get tied up for years and years and years, and the funding is questionable, and of course, the future permits are questionable, so that is just a red herring argument," he continued. "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 U.S. emissions," Morano said. "This is something that Americans have to recognize."
The Great Reset is in full gear in the Netherlands as the country’s government moves to shut down thousands of farms.
According to nitrogen minister Christianne van der Wal, the government purchase will be compulsory. “There is no better offer coming,” claimed van der Wal. Recent EU nature preservation rules require member states to reduce emissions across sectors of the economy. As one of Europe’s most prominent farming nations, half of the Netherlands’ emissions come from agricultural activity.
Prof Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester: “Another miserable façade of climate concern grinds to its ‘Groundhog’ end in the holiday resort of Sharm el-Sheikh."
Dr. Miguel Ángel Morales Maqueda of Newcastle University: “27 conferences so far and counting. Yet, no one single, signed, global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by even the smallest amount. No comment.”
Prof Guy Howard, of the University of Bristol: “One thing we learned from the COVID pandemic is the more joined up science and policy thinking is, the better and quicker the outcomes. Policy on climate needs to rapidly catch up with the science. The time for policy fudges and nudges has gone; we now need serious responses to the crisis we face.”
Prof Piers Forster of the University of Leeds: “It is all too easy to write COP27 off as a confused failure. But weaning the world off the heroin of fossil fuels was never going to be a cakewalk...In the negotiations, it was clear that countries want to quit the habit even though they are still squabbling over who pays the rehab bill.”
“Dominion has crossed a line,” Jenny DeMarco, Communications Director of Virginians for Safe Technology, said in a press release. “When families taking reasonable steps to protect themselves and their children have their power cut-off in the middle of November, local police and sheriff’s departments are escorting the corporation doing so, and the government and regulatory agencies stand idly by, that’s a pretty strong signal that our system is broken.”
Farmers have been protesting the decision in the same way they recently did in the Netherlands this summer, but the initiative is moving forward beginning this year. Now, to the great surprise of nobody who has been paying attention, the German Meat Industry Association has reported that the country will be facing a severe meat shortage by the time spring arrives and consumers should expect prices to skyrocket, potentially doubling in some cases.