The lawsuit against the state of Montana was filed by 16 children who ranged in ages of two to 18 when it was filed in March 2020
The youngsters argue that Montana's continuous use of fossil fuels has contributed to the climate crisis
The children are not looking for a lump sum of money, but, if the court rules in their favor, the group wants defendants to 'bring the state energy system into constitutional compliance,’ the March 2020 filing states.
The file includes stories about each plaintiff that describes how the climate crisis has impacted them personally
The youngest of the group, Nathaniel, was two at the time of the filing - he is now four years old. Nathaniel has respiratory issues that cause him frequent illnesses and the document claims the climate crisis is increasing the length and severity of Montana’s wildfire season which poses a threat on the young boy’s health.
The trial will take place on June 12, 2023 and conclude on June 23
Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry: 'People who think that they can control the climate… It’s just a pipe dream.'
Curry: The basic facts of the situation are pretty clear. Global temperatures have been warming. Humans emit CO2 into the atmosphere. CO2 has an infrared emission spectra which overall acts to warm the planet. But there’s a lot of disagreement about the most consequential issues. How much of the warming has been human caused? How important is human-caused warming relative to solar variability, ocean circulation patterns and so on? ... What we do object to is the idea of a manufactured consensus for political purposes. This is not a natural scientific consensus that has emerged over a long time. It’s a manufactured consensus of scientists at the request of policy makers, which has been too narrowly framed. There’s too much politics in it. And that’s what I object to and there’s a number of other scientists that object to this as well. And we’ve also been critical of the behaviour of some of the more politically active scientists who are exaggerating the truth in the interests of a good story or political objectives.
Pre-industrial is held up as some sort of golden age that we’re supposed to go back to. Well [in] pre-industrial [times] the weather was horrible. This was at the end of the little ice age. It was the coldest period of the millennium. There were horrible famines, extreme weather and extremely, terribly cold winters and springs and things like that. That was not good weather. The weather now is much better.
All of those claims are false. The increasing cost of hurricane damage can be explained entirely by more people and more property in harm’s way. ...
The New York Times graph (left) inappropriately cherry-picks data from the post-1980 period while the Financial Times graph (right) misrepresents improved hurricane detection as rising hurricane frequency. ... The reason we can’t attribute trends in hurricanes to climate change is that since reliable records started being kept the data indicates that hurricanes aren’t increasing in either frequency or intensity — full stop. To suggest that “climate change makes stronger hurricanes more likely or frequent” inappropriately misleads listeners and readers to believe that hurricanes are growing more likely or frequent. ... it is time to state the obvious. The media are consciously and deliberately misleading the public about the relationship between climate change and hurricanes. That means they are lying. Mainstream news reporters, and their editors, at The Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, and other outlets know perfectly well that hurricanes are not increasing in either frequency or intensity and have decided to mislead readers and viewers into believing the opposite.
Meteorologist Joe D'Aleo's charts show declining Florida hurricane trends:
D'Aleo: "The US hurricane trend like Florida is down."
Meteorologist Joe Bastardi noted: “There were SIX hurricanes that hit the Southern part of Florida, below a line from Tampa to Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic in the last 57 years. If you look at the prior 50 years, there were SIXTEEN strikes!”
Bill Gates: "You can have a cultural revolution where you’re trying to throw everything up, you can create a North Korean-type situation where the state’s in control. Other than immense central authority to have people just obey, I think the collective action problem is just completely not solvable."
Marc Morano comment: "As I wrote in my book, The Great Reset, the public health bureaucracy and the 'climate community' have become political lobbying organizations, and they are using 'The Science' to support their preferred policies—policies that dovetail with the Great Reset and advance the power of the administrative state. The UN now joins Anthony 'I am The Science' Fauci in claiming ownership of science. Global organizations and bureaucrats who push authoritarian 'solutions' need to 'own the science; because they want to own us."
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!
NPR: "We’re a team of journalists traveling from Senegal to Morocco to Spain throughout October to see how climate change, migration, and the rise of the far-right weave together...
What is the connection between climate change, the movement of people around the globe, and the rise of xenophobic politicians? That’s the overarching question we’re hoping to answer with this reporting trip."
The Mark Steyn Show - GB News - First Live Interview - Broadcast September 28, 2022 - Second Live Interview Segment - Broadcast September 29, 2022
Morano: "We had an unprecedented situation this is in human history once free West overnight shut churches, gyms, schools, businesses, curfews, stay at home orders, weddings, funerals, -- but hey Walmart was open. And and big Tech profit skyrocketed. We created a new billionaire every 30 hours. It was the greatest transfer of wealth from poor and middle class to the wealthy. We're still under a 9 11 emergency power act that led to the creation of the Patriot Act which gave us the surveillance State against our own citizens. Then you have COVID added & we're still under the COVID emergency years later. Joe Biden keeps extending it. Joe Biden now wants to add a climate emergency declaration according to Associated Press that would give him 130 new executive powers. The Scottish government has been trying to make the pandemic powers permanent and we now have medical associations ensuring doctors can't even do research or recommendations that are contrary to Public Health...They're intentionally collapsing our energy our food our transportation and our free speech and once they collapse it that creates chaos then they claim the free market failed and now there's a whole movement afoot to nationalize everything I just mentioned, food, energy, transportation, seeking a government takeover."
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.
CNN — The Biden administration launched a full-scale pressure campaign in a last-ditch effort to dissuade Middle Eastern allies from dramatically cutting oil production, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. But that effort appears to have failed, following Wednesday’s crucial meeting of OPEC+, the international cartel of oil producers that, as expected, announced a significant cut to output in an effort to raise oil prices. That in turn will likely cause US gasoline prices to rise at a precarious time for the Biden administration, just five weeks before the midterm elections. On Wednesday morning, OPEC+ oil ministers meeting in Vienna agreed to an even larger production cut than the White House had feared — 2 million barrels per day, beginning in November, according to a readout of the meeting released on Wednesday. ...
The White House is “having a spasm and panicking,” another US official said.
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."