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Watch: Morano on Real America’s Voice TV: ‘Climate lockdowns are NOT a conspiracy’ – ‘This is the here & now, not theoretical or in the future’

Stinchfield Tonight – Real America’s Voice TV – Broadcast August 8, 2023 – Morano: “To stop this dystopian vision, it means the American people have to fight this agenda. This is the greatest con they’re imposing on us, telling us we have to give up gas stoves and pizza ovens and even Mayor Bloomberg had a report a few years ago saying we can only allow three new articles of clothing per person per year by 2030 because of the carbon footprint of clothing. This is real; it’s happening. People who say climate lockdowns are a conspiracy haven’t looked at France, which actually banned two-and-a-half-hour flights or less to save the climate. The EU is looking at six-hour bans. This is the here and now, not theoretical or in the future.”

Nicole Schwab, daughter of WEF’s Klaus Schwab Admits Covid Tyranny Was a Precursor to Coming Climate Lockdowns – Seeks to ‘create a change that is not incremental…to position nature at the core of the economy’

Nicole Schwab, daughter of WEF founder, Klaus Schwab: "Covid" has demonstrated that rapid and extreme changes to the fabric of society can be implemented when people perceive an immediate sense of emergency—a mechanism that can be applied to the "climate crisis" in order to… pic.twitter.com/eFLlOLakgK — Wide Awake Media (@wideawake_media) July 27, 2023 Nicole Schwab, Co-director, Platform to Accelerate Nature-Based Solutions & 1t.org, World Economic Forum, Switzerland. Filmed by InTent in Yvorne, June 2020. “This [COVID] crisis has shown us that first of all, things can shift very rapidly when we put our minds to it and when we feel the immediate emergency to our livelihoods. And second, that clearly the system, I mean, you mentioned it earlier, that we had before is not sustainable. So I see it as a tremendous opportunity to really have this Great Reset and to use this huge flows of money — to use the increased levers that policymakers have today — in a way that was not possible before to create a change that is not incremental but that we can look back and we can say this is the moment where we really started to position nature at the core of the economy. Taking the point of view of business and economy and looking at where are there opportunities to create jobs and regenerate nature? And there are plenty of opportunities and this is again a mindset of actually innovation technology and a business growth can happen with a positive impact of nature and kind of laying out some of these examples. Regenerative agriculture is of course, a huge part of that as well. And one of the key reflection points here is also around engaging youth, and for me, it’s again, I come back to this shift in mindset of the restoration generation can we conceive of ourselves as humans? I mean, you talked about a new humanity, I think you mentioned it right? Can we conceive of ourselves as a restoration generation? I think that’s where we need to go. I’m also hopeful that it’s possible, but I think it will take a lot of will, both political will but also in terms of the business actors, to break with business as usual but in a very serious way and to say we need to make very difficult choices. There are trade-offs but this is our chance and other, and this is about risk, and it’s about resilience because the shocks are coming are going to be even worse if we don’t do it now.”        

Canadian Wildfires – CLIMATE LOCKDOWNS BEGIN! Masks, stay-at-home orders, canceled schools, businesses & sporting events

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/conspiracy/canadian-wildfires-climate-lockdowns-begin/ Canadian Wildfires – CLIMATE LOCKDOWNS BEGIN by Martin Armstrong Excerpts: No one seems to have a clear answer for why over 9.4 million acres in Canada have burned. … President Joe Biden is already blaming “the climate crisis” for these unexplainable events. The smoke spread to the US in 18 states from South Carolina to New Hampshire. The New York skyline turned a vibrant shade of apocalyptic orange. … New York Governor Kathy Hochul has urged residents to wear masks and stay indoors. We’re entering a lockdown once again. New York even provided over 1 million N95 masks, and this time around, people may want to put them on. Schools and sporting events across New Jersey and New York have closed along with some businesses. The governments are testing an ECONOMIC LOCKDOWN.  

Climate Lockdowns Begin: France bans short-haul flights ‘to cut carbon emissions’ – You Will Go Nowhere & Be Happy

France Bans Short-Haul Flights to Tackle Climate Change – Banning convenience to ‘save the planet’ – get used to it guys, this is just the start if they can get away with it. # https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-65687665 France has banned domestic short-haul flights where train alternatives exist, in a bid to cut carbon emissions. The law came into force two years after lawmakers had voted to end routes where the same journey could be made by train in under two-and-a-half hours. The ban all but rules out air travel between Paris and cities including Nantes, Lyon and Bordeaux, while connecting flights are unaffected. Critics have described the latest measures as “symbolic bans”. Laurent Donceel, interim head of industry group Airlines for Europe (A4E), told the AFP news agency that “banning these trips will only have minimal effects” on CO2 output. He added that governments should instead support “real and significant solutions” to the issue. Airlines around the world have been severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with website Flightradar24 reporting that the number of flights last year was down almost 42% from 2019. The French government had faced calls to introduce even stricter rules. France’s Citizens’ Convention on Climate, which was created by President Emmanuel Macron in 2019 and included 150 members of the public, had proposed scrapping plane journeys where train journeys of under four hours existed. But this was reduced to two-and-a-half hours after objections from some regions, as well as the airline Air France-KLM. French consumer group UFC-Que Choisir had earlier called on lawmakers to retain the four-hour limit. “On average, the plane emits 77 times more CO2 per passenger than the train on these routes, even though the train is cheaper and the time lost is limited to 40 minutes,” it said. It also called for “safeguards that [French national railway] SNCF will not seize the opportunity to artificially inflate its prices or degrade the quality of rail service”. # France’s Ban on Short-Haul Flights Will Kill People – ‘You’re 2,200 times more likely to die when traveling by car as opposed to by airplane’ # https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/12/02/is-france-banning-private-jets-everything-we-know-from-a-week-of-green-transport-proposals By Lottie Limb  with AFP  •  Updated: 23/05/2023 The idea for the ban originally came from a Citizens’ Assembly. France’s ban on short-haul domestic flights comes into force 23 May. Under a government decree, any journeys that are possible in less than two-and-a-half hours by train cannot be taken as a flight. France is also cracking down on the use of private jets for short journeys in a bid to make transport greener and fairer for the population. Transport minister Clément Beaune said the country could no longer tolerate the super rich using private planes while the public are making cutbacks to deal with the energy crisis and climate change. Which flights are now banned in France? The law will mostly rule out air trips between Paris Orly airport and regional hubs such as Nantes, Lyon and Bordeaux. Critics have noted that the cutoff point is shy of the roughly three hours it takes to travel from Paris to the Mediterranean port city Marseille by high-speed rail. As rail services improve, more routes could be added such as those between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Lyon and Rennes as well as journeys between Lyon and Marseille. They currently don’t meet the criteria for the ban because trains to airports in Paris and Lyon don’t allow passengers to arrive early in the morning or late in the evening. Connecting flights are unaffected by the new law. Train services must meet certain conditions to replace flights The new law specifies that train services on the same route must be frequent, timely and well-connected enough to meet the needs of passengers who would otherwise travel by air – and able to absorb the increase in passenger numbers. # Could short-haul flights soon be banned in Europe? – In October 2021, Greenpeace demanded an EU-wide ban on any flights where the rail journey would take under six hours.  … Germany also has short-haul flights in its sights. While not banning or cutting back on them, the German government recently doubled the amount of tax levied on short flight tickets. Spain, meanwhile, has said it wants to eliminate all short-haul flights by 2050. …Austria has taken a similar tack: when the government bailed out Austrian Airlines during the pandemic, the carrier was ordered to stop operating its Vienna-Salzburg route so that customers could prioritise train travel instead. In October 2021, Greenpeace demanded an EU-wide ban on any flights where the rail journey would take under six hours. So how do you persuade people to take trains and coaches over planes? Well, one way is through banning short-haul flights outright, especially when there are valid bus or train alternatives. And that’s a route that several European countries have already taken – but could more follow suit? A couple of years ago, a poll found that 62 percent of Europeans would support a ban on short-haul flights. In other words, banning them might not just be a good, environmentally-friendly policy. It could also be pretty popular. # France bans short-haul domestic flights despite widespread criticism – Travelers will now be forced to use rail alternatives as France seeks to reduce its carbon footprint # 'A hotter world is a more chaotic and dangerous world.' Policy researcher Laurie Laybourn supports the idea of Britain following France in banning domestic flights between cities. pic.twitter.com/OYYXGC1Ntw — GB News (@GBNEWS) May 24, 2023 “[Banning short-haul flights] will wipe out a whole lot of competition on those routes. The train operating companies will then be able to milk the public for as much money as they possibly want and people will be out of pocket.” @aDissentient#CostOfNetZero pic.twitter.com/vTxo3f51Yi — Net Zero Watch (@NetZeroWatch) May 25, 2023 Related:  Bloomberg News: ‘No More Cheap Flights Is the New Reality for Air Travel’ – ‘As Climate Compliance Laws Get Stricter’ Bloomberg News: Airlines must have enough emissions allowances to cover every metric ton of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere on flights starting and ending in the European Economic Area, the UK and Switzerland. … That is effectively going to double their carbon costs over just three years. … Over the next three decades, aviation has to transform itself from a polluting industry — planes are responsible for 2.5% of global CO2 emissions — to a net-zero one. … The Great Travel Reset: No more cheap flights is new reality for Europeans – Net Zero holidays for the well-off only as ‘climate compliance laws’ get stricter for airlines Meanwhile, China is still planning to expand its network of airports from 241 (at the end of 2020) to 450 by 2035.   Via Net Zero Watch: “Airlines face an expensive and challenging few decades ahead as climate compliance laws get stricter. … It’s the new reality for flying as airlines face a huge decarbonization challenge and tightening climate-compliance laws… Airlines must have enough emissions allowances to cover every metric ton of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere on flights starting and ending in the European Economic Area, the UK and Switzerland.” “Are we going to have to give up flying to save the planet? Many climate campaigners have been saying so for years, but now Sustainable Aviation – a trade body which represents the UK aviation industry – seems to agree, at least in the case of less well-off passengers.”      The UK aviation industry seems to have nodded along with the idea that some passengers are going to be priced out of the air…Today, it has published a ‘road map’ showing how the industry intends to decarbonise, in order to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 – in line with the government’s self-imposed, legally-binding target. It proposes that 14 per cent of emissions cuts will come from ‘demand reduction’ – i.e. potential passengers being put off flying by a rise in the price of airline tickets…The UK aviation industry seems to have nodded along with the idea that some passengers are going to be priced out of the air in order for Britain to reach its net zero target. # ‘Puritans of the Green Deal’ promote ‘unworkable utopia’ – ‘For the first time since it began, the EU’s agenda is to impoverish Europeans’ – ‘If their crusade succeeds, cars, meat, and seaside holidays will be for the rich, just as they were a hundred years ago’ … The Puritans of the Green Deal intend above all to reduce the consumption, rampant consumerism, and free lifestyle of Europeans. If they really believed we would be baked in twenty years’ time, they would be promoting nuclear power stations. Get ready: In a declared ‘climate emergency,’ you can’t fly commercial unless it is ‘morally justifiable’ – Activist Holthaus sets rules for the ‘use for luxury aviation emissions in a climate emergency’ COVID lockdown: People ‘must make a declaration as to why they need to travel’ – Proposed Climate lockdown: ‘You can’t fly commercial unless it is ‘morally justifiable’ 2021: Watch: COVID lockdowns morphing into climate lockdowns – Morano on Tucker Carlson Watch: Morano on Tucker Carlson: We Will Go From COVID Lockdowns To ‘Climate Lockdowns’  # Collapse of energy, food, transportation systems prompt calls for government nationalization of industries – Echoes 1930s push for Great Reset style reforms WaPo touts report calling for ‘global tax’ on commercial flying (but not private jets) – ‘Would require’ global ‘centralized system to track passports’ WaPo: A report suggests a novel way of curbing climate pollution from air travel: A global tax on people who fly the most, with the proceeds going toward research and development into sustainable aviation fuels…The report from the nonprofit International Council on Clean Transportation recommends a frequent flier tax that starts on the second flight each person takes per year, at a rate of $9. It would then steadily increase, reaching $177 for the 20th flight in a single year.  … Although the authors didn’t attempt to include private jet travel, due to a lack of data, Zheng said that including a similar tax for those using private jets could further shift the burden to the world’s wealthiest consumers. …  ‘Rationing could save the planet’: UK celebrity Joanna Lumley calls for a return of war time restrictions in bid to tackle climate change – Rationing airline travel & meat May 2021: Climate lockdowns!? New International Energy Agency’s ‘Net-Zero’ report urges ‘behavioral changes’ to fight climate: ‘A shift away from private car use…. upper speed limits’ & thermostat controls; limits on hot water & more! Climate lockdowns in Oxfordshire UK: Social Credit System for travel – Council seeks to ‘cut car use…by placing strict rules on car journeys’ to meet Net-Zero goals Via Oxford Mail: People can drive freely around their own neighbourhood and can apply for a permit to drive through the filters, and into other neighbourhoods, for up to 100 days per year. This equates to an average of two days per week. The alternative is to drive out on to the ring road and then back in to the destination. A maximum of three permits a household will be allowed where there are several adults with cars registered to the address. # From the Oxford City Council Consultation page we see the plan is to reduce journeys that you think are necessary but the councilors don’t. “Why are we introducing trial traffic filters? Across our county, we want to reduce unnecessary journeys by private vehicles and make walking, cycling, public and shared transport the natural first choice. This will help us deliver an affordable, sustainable and inclusive transport system that enables the county to thrive whilst protecting the environment and making Oxfordshire a better place to live for all residents.” Update: Totalitarian wackiness has it rewards! Oxfordshire County Council picks up three environmental awards # Great Reset By Marc Morano – Chapter 12 Excerpt: ‘COVID Lockdowns Morph to Climate Lockdowns’ | Climate Depot  Update: Oxford replies to “misinformation” & issues “FAQs to set the record straight” Domestic Flights Banned in France to Cut Carbon – Morano warned Tucker Carlson specifically about travel bans back in 2021 President-elect Joe Biden in 2020: “Folks, we’re in a crisis. Just like we need to be a unified nation in response to Covid-19, we need a unified national response to climate change.” … France’s Minister of Transportation, Clement Beaune: Beaune admits intending to spread the ban beyond France’s borders. In an interview with Le Parisien, he said “that the EU must act as one on this matter to ensure that all ‘have the same rules and impact is maximized.’” He also announced plans to promote the agenda at October’s meeting of European transportation ministers. … The UN-approved book Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet, explained that “effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced.” … Morano warned Tucker Carlson specifically about travel bans back in 2021: “In my book Green Fraud I detailed two chapters on this, Tucker. This is, the climate activists were first of all jealous when the Covid lockdowns happened. They were beside themselves, saying, “How is this happening?” Everyone from Greta Thunberg to John Kerry, UN officials. And then they started saying, “We need to follow this. If we can shut down for a virus, we can shut down for climate.” And that’s what we’re seeing. There’s even academics in Australia proposing adding climate change to death certificates. And Bill Gates has said the death toll will be greater. So they’re following every step of the way, and it’s not just, you know, a professor here, or someone in academia. We have a major U.K. report coming out, we have an international agency report that came out calling for essentially the same type of lockdowns — everything from restrictions on your thermostat to restrictions [on] moving. You can only fly in a climate emergency, one that’s “morally justifiable.” You know, kinda like a lockdown, you have to justify going to the store for essential services. They’re going after freedom of movement. They’re going after private car ownership. They’re going after everything it means to be a free person and turning it over to the administrative state.” # A 2019 report on a ‘1.5C World’: The C40 Cities report also calls for “consumption interventions” to limit short airplane trips to “One short-haul return flight (less than 1500 km) every 3 years per person” by 2030. Page 90: Aviation: effect of consumption interventions If all residents of C40 cities fly less38 and airlines increase the proportion of sustainable aviation fuel they use as outlined in the progressive target, a cumulative 43% emissions saving can be achieved (Figure 25). The relative contributions of the two consumption interventions are similar, though it should be noted that the adoption of sustainable biofuel is dependent on also limiting the number of flights to avoid potentially negative consequences on other systems (such as land and water required for producing feedstocks, and potential competition with other land uses such as food production).

Watch: Morano on The Kim Iversen Show discussing climate lockdowns & morphing the issue of Covid

Morano’s segment begins at 21:30 into video:  The Kim Iversen Show LIVE | March 23, 2023 Fear Is Being Used To Control Us – The climate conversation has been politicized to the point of rhetoric discussing climate lockdowns and morphing the issue of Covid -19. Marc Morano has questions about the tyranny part of the agenda around climate that he discusses with Kim. Marc is a publisher of ClimateDepot.com and author of several books including, The Great Reset. You can find Marc’s new book here: https://www.amazon.com/Great-Reset-Global-Permanent-Lockdown/dp/1684512387

Climate lockdowns in Oxfordshire UK: Social Credit System for travel – Council seeks to ‘cut car use…by placing strict rules on car journeys’ to meet Net-Zero goals

https://joannenova.com.au/2022/12/oxford-2024-climate-lockdowns-start-you-will-be-tracked-and-trapped-in-your-suburb-and-happy-about-it/ By Jo Nova The 15 Minute City is a UN and WEF plan, because they care about you want you to drive less. A cartoon from the WEF just for you good girls and boys: In the WEF’s own words — this rearrangement of cities is absolutely about climate change: As climate change and global conflict cause shocks and stresses at faster intervals and increasing severity, the 15-minute city will become even more critical. And the solution was the pandemic (they really say that): The obvious, yet incomplete, answer is the pandemic…. with COVID-19 and its variants keeping everyone home (or closer to home than usual), the 15-minute city went from a “nice-to-have” to a rallying cry. Meeting all of one’s needs within a walking, biking or transit distance was suddenly a matter of life and death. And then the dark hand of the totalitarian managers appears, as James Woudhuysen, warned in Spiked in late October: The madness of the ‘15-minute city’ The green agenda is taking inspiration from the illiberal days of lockdown. To this end, Oxfordshire County Council, which is run by Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party, wants to divide the city of Oxford into six ‘15 minute’ districts. In these districts, it is said, most household essentials will be accessible by a quarter-of-an-hour walk or bike ride, and so residents will have no need for a car. On the surface, these 15-minute neigbourhoods might sound pleasant and convenient. But there is a coercive edge. The council plans to cut car use and traffic congestion by placing strict rules on car journeys. Residents will have to register their cars with the council and they will be tracked to count their journeys through the key gateways. It’s the social credit scheme that starts with your car and works like anti-frequent-flyer points. Under the new proposals, if any of Oxford’s 150,000 residents drives outside of their designated district more than 100 days a year, he or she could be fined £70. The concept of the 15-minute city was born with ‘C40’. Chaired today by London mayor Sadiq Khan, C40 calls itself a ‘network of mayors of nearly 100 world-leading cities collaborating to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis’. Climate lockdowns? Seriously? It all sounds a bit ridiculous to suggest a lockdown “for the climate” but listen to the BBC.  They’re working awfully hard to persuade us — they obviously think voters won’t want this. Here they are connecting the “15 Minute City” to the fun of covid lockdowns, and setting this up as though it’s totally normal for the government to decide who your friends are: How ’15-minute cities’ will change the way we socialise And furthermore lockdowns in Paris were great social moments where we all made friends. Who knew how much fun it would be to be told you couldn’t drive far? .. for Fraioli, the two-month lockdown that began on 17 March – confining her to a 1km radius of her home – gave her a nuanced, enriching view of her neighbourhood. “I discovered it’s possible to feel like you’re in a small village in Paris,” she says. “To get to know your neighbours, to maintain good links with shopkeepers, to favour local craftsmen and shops over large supermarkets. I even joined a citizens’ movement where people prepare food baskets for homeless people. I thought I would have a hard time living the lockdown, but I was perfectly at home, in a quiet place.” I don’t seem to recall “getting to know neighbours” as being part of any lockdown anywhere? And lookout —  the 15 minute city is not just Oxford, but turning up in Brisbane, Melbourne, Barcelona, Paris, Portland and Buenos Aires. It’s everywhere. Oxford City Council is moving faster than the rest Apparently, not enough people are catching buses or riding bikes. But instead of making that more appealing, the totalitarians will force it through tracking and fines. Oxfordshire has just approved on November 29th, the “traffic filters” trial which will turn the city into a “fifteen minute city”. The Trial will start in Jan 2024. It’s a crowded area, Oxfordshire, and no one likes traffic congestion, but in a free world the problem is self-limiting as drivers get fed up with delays and exorbitant parking costs, and they car-pool or choose to catch the bus or ride a bike. But in Big Nanny State the local rulers start making rules about who can and can’t visit and how often, and they want your car registered on their own special list with cameras to track you and fines to punish you. They offer exemptions of course, but then you have to apply for them and get permission. Oxfordshire County Council Pass Climate Lockdown ‘trial’ to Begin in 2024 Vision News, November 30th Oxfordshire County Council yesterday approved plans to lock residents into one of six zones to ‘save the planet’ from global warming. The latest stage in the ’15 minute city’ agenda is to place electronic gates on key roads in and out of the city, confining residents to their own neighbourhoods. Under the new scheme if residents want to leave their zone they will need permission from the Council who gets to decide who is worthy of freedom and who isn’t. Under the new scheme residents will be allowed to leave their zone a maximum of 100 days per year, but in order to even gain this every resident will have to register their car details with the council who will then track their movements via smart cameras round the city. Every resident will be required to register their car with the County Council who will then monitor how many times they leave their district via number plate recognition cameras. In the end, these aggressively overmanaged schemes mean more paperwork, more tracking, more jobs for bureaucrats and more free passes for “friends” of Big Government. The more rules you have the more corrupt the system gets. For example, some city blocks are included in the favored list with 100 passes, while others get just 25 — so the property values of the inner circle addresses rise. As a bonus, in years to come property developers “in the know” and on the favoured list with certain councilors can arrange for rezoning on the right day (the one after they buy the property) and voila — that’s a nice capital gain for them “Reconnecting Oxford” wants to end these artificial blockages From “Reconnecting Oxford” –– a protest movement to stop filters and road closures. The councilors held a major consultation process but apparently knew the outcome. It says rather a lot about the attitude of one councilor who said it was going ahead whether people liked it or not. Traffic filters will divide city into six “15 minute” neighbourhoods, agrees highways councillor Oxford Mail, October 24 ROAD blocks stopping most motorists from driving through Oxford city centre will divide the city into six “15 minute” neighbourhoods, a county council travel chief has said. And he insisted the controversial plan would go ahead whether people liked it or not. … People can drive freely around their own neighbourhood and can apply for a permit to drive through the filters, and into other neighbourhoods, for up to 100 days per year. This equates to an average of two days per week. The alternative is to drive out on to the ring road and then back in to the destination. A maximum of three permits a household will be allowed where there are several adults with cars registered to the address. … Buses, coaches, taxis, delivery vans, HGVs, motorbikes and bikes are exempt and there are exceptions for blue badge holders and people with caring responsibilities. Businesses in Oxford are not impressed: Hotelier Jeremy Mogford, who owns the Old Bank Hotel in High Street and the Old Parsonage Hotel and Gees, both in Banbury Road, described the plan as disastrous for business. He previously told the Oxford Mail: “What we have is people making decisions that don’t live in the city centre or spend much time in the city. “The council has adopted the position that climate change is real” Skeptic and long range weather forecaster Piers Corbyn spoke to the council to warn them: [Piers Corbyn said] “The point is that the basis of these documents are false – man-made climate change does not exist and if you don’t believe me, look at the sky. You should have a special meeting to discuss whether man-made climate change exists or not.” Responding to Mr Corbyn’s claims, councillor Andrew, the council’s cabinet member for highways management, said: “Mr Corbyn said climate change is not real – this council has formally adopted a position that climate change is real. “Mr Corbyn you are wrong, we are right.” Well that’s it then. Councils control the weather. If this had nothing to do with climate change they could have said “we’ll see” and dismissed him anyway. But they have to believe… Oxfordshire council has already infuriated local businesses earlier this year with road closures and traffic calming measures which have reduced the customer base significantly. Drivers destroyed 20 bollards in less than three weeks, and one frustrated cafe owner put up a giant billboard in protest saying “So much for democracy”. Even cyclists don’t like the traffic slowing measures, saying their road trips are more dangerous.  There is at least one Oxford protest group that seems to have some success in stopping the road closures. So who does want the traffic filters? Oxford University and the bus companies, and the council which expects to make £1.1m from fining errant drivers. From the Oxford City Council Consultation page we see the plan is to reduce journeys that you think are necessary but the councilors don’t. Why are we introducing trial traffic filters? Across our county, we want to reduce unnecessary journeys by private vehicles and make walking, cycling, public and shared transport the natural first choice. This will help us deliver an affordable, sustainable and inclusive transport system that enables the county to thrive whilst protecting the environment and making Oxfordshire a better place to live for all residents. And it is about “protecting the environment” by tracking you and resisting your movement. Canterbury is planning something spookily similar –– dividing up the city into five different districts with drivers unable to cross between zones without being fined. The old grid system of cities made for shorter distances and more choices. The new system offers only more obstacles and less freedom. h/t David Maddison, John Connor II and Tonyb UPDATED: the post has been re-edited to clarify exactly what is happening at Oxford, and to spell out the link between the “15 minute cities” plan and climate change and pandemic lockdowns, thanks to comments from Tonyb. # Related:    Next up: Climate lockdown trials. pic.twitter.com/rxVccEC0XU — James Melville (@JamesMelville) December 5, 2022 https://twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1599674951908618240 Pathways to a zero carbon Oxfordshire 2021 Report  Click to access PazCo-final.pdf   Under Societal Transformation and Oxfordshire Leading the Way, we assume that there is a successful campaign to persuade people to eat 75% less meat. This is in line with the Livewell diet advocated by the World Wide Fund for Nature, which in turn is derived from a low-carbon version of the Eatwell Plate recommended by Public Health England for a healthy balanced diet.171 This could free up 34,000 ha of farmland (13% of the current farmland area) for other uses while also allowing Oxfordshire to effectively meet the equivalent (in terms of calories) of 100% of its own needs for food production at present, although this would fall back down to 74% by 2050 due to population growth. Bill McKibben's world. Nobody voted for this. Feels just like #lockdown, no? pic.twitter.com/eabs9ks4Bw — Friends of Science (@FriendsOScience) December 5, 2022   “Bath Council's ‘journey to net zero’ consultation. It has proposed, among other things, that the city would be split into four 'cells' and that there would be no through traffic in the city centre.”#LTNs #15MinuteCity pic.twitter.com/PX2yPbWyU0 — James Melville (@JamesMelville) January 27, 2023 Coffs Harbour NSW 🇦🇺 Boom 💣 The Pushback Begins 🔥 Coffs Harbour Council forced to address Public Concerns after huge crowds turned out to oppose plans for it to become a "15 𝙈𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙚 𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙮"…. It would seem the People are Waking Up 🔥#climatescam #climatehoax pic.twitter.com/VmwgK4h0kV — 𝙍𝙄𝙎𝙀𝙈𝙀𝙇𝘽𝙊𝙐𝙍𝙉𝙀 (@Risemelbourne) May 30, 2023   The people who think that 'fifteen minute neighbourhoods' means no more than having the things you need within 15 minutes walk are people who can't tell the difference between fantasies and reality. This makes any kind of discussion with them impossible, because they think you're… https://t.co/QX4i0netHH — Ben Pile (@clim8resistance) October 1, 2023

Environmental scientist hints at climate lockdowns: ‘What if we viewed climate change in the same vein as the global pandemic?’ – ‘What if we…swiftly, & drastically, changed our behavior, as we did when the pandemic hit?’

https://thephoenix.earth/untitled/?ref=The+Phoenix-newsletter Paging Doctors for the Earth By Sapna Batish – Batish was pressured to study medicine, Sapna dropped out of medical school, however she eventually earned a doctorate in environmental science.  Excerpts: Prior to 2020, it would’ve been hard for any city dweller to imagine their city devoid of loud noises and pedestrian traffic. Yet in 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic would make that seeming impossibility, a reality in every city across the globe. The shift was quick. Why did we alter our lifestyles so quickly? Because our lives depended on it. Doctors were telling us so. What if we viewed climate change in the same vein as the global pandemic? After all, the Earth is one body, gravely ill, and in dire need of a doctor’s expertise. What if we listened to the advice of this doctor of the Earth, and swiftly, and drastically, changed our behavior, as we did when the pandemic hit? The climate emergency is changing the Earth’s biological, chemical, and geophysical systems in ways as noticeable and irreversible as a person dying from an acute illness. This emergency is not localized. It is like a virus to which none of us are immune. We, as a collective, must change our attitudes surrounding climate radically if we are going to avert this climate emergency. … Training a Doctor of the Earth Currently, students interested in pursuing doctoral level education to tackle the climate crisis must spend years researching a particular topic, then writing their dissertation. Having earned their PhD in environmental or climate science, many of these new graduates find they are less competitive than someone with a bachelors or masters who was in the workforce while they were earning their PhD. Going back to the model of the earth as a body, what if we trained and compensated doctors of the Earth like medical doctors? Medical schools attract bright, passionate, committed students who know that all their hard work will be valued and respected because after successfully finishing their training, they will be guaranteed employment in the field they love, and an excellent salary. Additionally, only a licensed M.D. can compete for the positions to which they are applying, signaling the unique value of that training. Imagine we developed a wholly new graduate degree, called ErD (Doctor of the Earth), to train bright, passionate, climate-conscious people to care for the Earth, following the training of a medical doctor? This training could involve a rigorous standardized course of study and training, but of the earth and its systems.  After passing a test upon completion of the program, the graduate would be placed in a “residency program”, to specialize in a specific specialty (food security, climate finance, etc.) or train to be a generalist, focusing on ecosystem health, like a GP. Successful graduates of these residencies could find jobs where they are well remunerated for their hard work, just open only to licensed ErDs, in corporations, industry, government, start-ups, and NGOs. Our best hope for humanity is our brightest and most passionate youth. The ErD would be one way that these youth could apply their passion and dedication to protecting the Earth, by applying their intelligence and diligence to saving the Earth from this climate emergency.    

Watch: COVID was just the beginning: Climate lockdowns are the next stage of the Great Reset agenda – Morano says

https://www.lifesitenews.com/episodes/covid-was-just-the-beginning-climate-lockdowns-are-the-next-stage-of-the-great-reset-agenda/ Pro-freedom activist and author Marc Morano explains how COVID lockdowns were a mere precursor to the climate lockdowns now being discussed by our elites. Morano also suggests practical ways to fight the ongoing implementation of the Great Reset agenda. THE JOHN-HENRY WESTEN SHOW – SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

Great Reset By Marc Morano – Chapter 12 Excerpt: ‘COVID Lockdowns Morph to Climate Lockdowns’

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 12 of The Great Reset: Global Elites and the Permanent Lockdown – By Marc Morano CHAPTER 12 – COVID Lockdowns Morph to Climate Lockdowns “The next crisis is already waiting for us around the corner, and it is the climate crisis.” —Klaus Schwab on July 14, 2020, during the World Economic Forum livestream on “COVID-19: The Great Reset” The COVID lockdowns greatly accelerated the Great Reset, giving a major boost to the program of the progressive left and the climate activists, who want you to get used to living a restricted life where your everyday actions have to be approved by the government or okayed by a bureaucratic official. Our current virus-inspired government lockdown is the perfect template for the future the climate campaigners envision, with all of us living under a coercive government that takes the “climate emergency” seriously. A “BBC Reality Check” claimed that the Great Reset has been “hijacked by conspiracy theories,” in part by “online activists who deny the existence of climate change.” The BBC quoted Melanie Smith, an analyst who researches “disinformation,” explaining that climate skeptics focus on the Great Reset theory to “dismiss sustainability and renewable energy initiatives as an elite agenda for control.” Why would anyone believe that the climate agenda is about an “elite agenda for control”? Stay tuned for the answer. In 2021 The Guardian blared this headline: “Global Lockdown Every Two Years Needed to Meet Paris CO2 Goals—Study.” The article, by Fiona Harvey, reported, “Carbon dioxide emissions must fall by the equivalent of a global lockdown roughly every two years for the next decade for the world to keep within safe limits of global heating, research has shown.”2 A prescient government-funded report by five universities in the United Kingdom (Cambridge, Imperial College, Oxford, Bath, Nottingham, and Strathclyde) titled Absolute Zero, released in November 2019, envisions what a society locked down for the sake of the climate would look like. “Stop doing anything that causes emissions regardless of its energy source…. Stop eating beef and lamb…. Either use 60% fewer cars or they will be 60% the size,” urged the report, funded by the United Kingdom’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. By 2050, “All remaining airports close…. All shipping declines to zero.” According to the report’s executive summary, there is no choice but to follow this draconian path because it is “the law.” “We have to cut our greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050: that’s what climate scientists tell us, it’s what social protesters are asking for and it’s now the law in the UK. But we aren’t on track.” Absolute Zero continues, “The big actions are: travel less distance, travel by train or in small (or full) electric cars and stop flying; use the heating less and electrify the boiler when next upgrading; lobby for construction with half the material for twice as long…. Each action we take to reduce emissions, at home or at work, creates a positive ripple effect…. “In addition to reducing our energy demand, delivering zero- emissions with today’s technologies requires the phasing out of flying, shipping, lamb and beef, blast-furnace steel and cement.” Page 39 of the report bluntly states, “Ensuring carbon is at zero is a regulation issue, with prohibitions on the use of carbon similar to prohibitions on the use of asbestos.” Just to be clear, humans inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. “Let’s Not Let This Crisis Go to Waste” The Ecologist magazine’s Gareth Dale summed up Absolute Zero: The “report recommends a radical transformation to the way we live. All shipping must be phased out by 2050, and likewise all use of cement-based mortar or concrete. In Britain, all airports except Heathrow and Glasgow will have to close by 2029, and those two by 2049. Aviation must become illegal by then.” “Dismantle Capitalism” “The world’s top scientists just gave rigorous backing to systematically dismantle capitalism as a key requirement to maintaining civilization and a habitable planet.” —climate activist Eric Holthaus welcoming the UN IPCC’s 2018 climate report But despite the radical nature of the report, the House of Lords debated Absolute Zero in February 2020, and many members gave the report glowing reviews. Lord Browne of Ladyton was enthusiastic: “Apart from the fact that Absolute Zero is the most accessible reading on this subject that I have come across, this report is important in three respects. First, net zero is a misleading concept. The true target is absolute or real zero. There are no significant technologies to create negative emis- sions. . . . We are beyond the 11th hour on this issue and academics are screaming for the Government to show more leadership in this regard.” As was Baroness Walmsley: “The Climate Change Act commits us only to ‘net zero’ within the UK territory. That will not do. We need absolute zero and we must count all the emissions for which we are responsible.” Lord Lipsey had misgivings: “I am not a denier at all; I strongly believe in dealing with climate change. But if we were to put this report before the British people, it would be received in much same way as was the Labour manifesto: ‘Oh, you cannot be serious.’” But they were serious. Very serious. “No One Wants to Become Climate Roadkill” Canadian banker Mark Carney, a climate advisor to both UK prime minister Boris Johnson and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, has a plan to financially lockdown businesses that don’t adhere to the dictates of the climate agenda. “Carney’s Brave New World will be one of severely constrained choice, less flying, less meat, more inconvenience, and more poverty: ‘Assets will be stranded, used gasoline-powered cars will be unsaleable, inefficient properties will be unrentable,’ he promises,” wrote Peter Foster, columnist for the National Post and the author of Why We Bite the Invisible Hand: The Psychology of Anti-Capitalism. “The agenda’s objectives are in fact already being enforced, not primarily by legislation but by the application of non-governmental—that is, non-democratic—pressure on the corporate sector via the ever-expanding dictates of ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) and by ‘sustainable finance,’ which is designed to starve non-compliant companies of funds, thus rendering them, as Carney puts it, ‘climate roadkill.’ What ESG actually represents is corporate ideological compulsion. It is a key instrument of ‘stakeholder capitalism.’ “Carney’s Agenda is promoted by the United Nations and other international bureaucracies and a vast and ever-growing array of non-governmental organizations and fora, especially the World Economic Forum (WEF), where Carney is a trustee. Also, perhaps most surprisingly, by its corporate victims. No one wants to become climate roadkill,” Foster wrote. In September 2020 the forces behind the Great Reset raised the threat of a literal “climate lockdown.” Mariana Mazzucato, a WHO and UN advisor and Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, wrote a paper titled “Avoiding a Climate Lockdown.” “As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public health emergency from spinning out of control. In the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again—this time to tackle a climate emergency,” Mazzucato wrote. “Under a ‘climate lockdown,’ governments would limit private-vehicle use, ban the consumption of red meat, and impose extreme energy-saving measures, while fossil-fuel companies would have to stop drilling,” Mazzucato explained. “To avoid such a scenario, we must overhaul our economic structures and do capitalism differently.” “Let’s not let this crisis go to waste,” Mazzucato pleaded. Mazzucato is not just any university professor. She serves on the United Nations Committee for Development Policy and was an advisor to the Scottish and Italian governments and the European Commissioner for Research, Science, and Innovation. She heads the Council on the Economics of Health for All, a division of the World Health Organization.12 Mazzucato’s website reveals that her research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. Mazzucato’s article “Avoiding a Climate Lockdown” “was first published in October 2020 by Project Syndicate, a non-profit media organization that is (predictably) funded through grants from the Open society Foundation[s], the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many, many others,” noted Kit Knightly of the OffGuardian news outlet. “After that, [Mazzucato’s climate-lockdown article] was picked up and republished by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which describes itself as ‘a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.’ The WBCSD’s membership is essentially every major company in the world, including Chevron, BP, Bayer, Walmart, Google, and Microsoft. Over 200 members totaling well over 8 TRILLION dollars in annual revenue,” Knightly wrote. “In short: an economist who works for the WHO has written a report concerning ‘climate lockdowns,’ which has been published by both a Gates+Soros backed NGO AND a group representing almost every bank, oil company, and tech giant on the planet. Whatever it says, it clearly has the approval of the people who run the world,” Knightly explained. “The whole article is not an argument, so much as an ultimatum. A gun held to the public’s collective head. ‘Obviously, we don’t want to lock you up inside your homes, force you to eat processed soy cubes, and take away your cars,’ they’re telling us, ‘but we might have to, if you don’t take our advice,’” Knightly concluded.14 “Death by 1,000 Climate Faucis” Kevin Hassett, the former chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, warned that “the government’s pandemic power grab should make us more skeptical of climate policy.” In an article titled “Death by 1,000 Climate Faucis,” Hassett explained that “the section of our ruling class” that is seeking “to take away our freedoms and control our lives found, in Tony Fauci, the perfect device for mass oppression.” Hassett noted “the similarities between the apocalyptic rhetoric about COVID and that about climate change, often spouted by the same people.” He concluded that “the oppressive behavior of emboldened leftists . . . would unleash a thousand climate Faucis on us if they could.” In May 2021 an International Energy Agency Net Zero report urged “behavioral changes” to fight climate change. The IEA report called for “a shift away from private car use,” a reduction in “upper-speed limits,” government-mandated thermostat “controls,” and limits on “hot water,” among many other restrictions. The IEA report, titled Net Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector, explained how COVID lockdowns had inspired recommendations for climate-based restrictions. “The Covid-19 pandemic has increased general awareness of the potential effectiveness of behavioral changes, such as mask-wearing, and working and schooling at home. The crisis demonstrated that people can make behavioral changes at significant speed and scale if they understand the changes to be justified and that it is necessary for governments to explain convincingly and to provide clear guidance about what changes are needed and why they are needed,” the report stated. “Regulations and mandates could enable roughly 70% of the emissions saved by behavioral changes in the NZE [net zero emissions].” These are the key points, in the words of the IEA report: Keeping air travel for business purposes at 2019 levels. Although business trips fell to almost zero in 2020, they accounted for just over one-quarter of air travel before the pandemic. . . . Keeping long-haul flights (more than six hours) for leisure purposes at 2019 levels. Emissions from an average long-haul flight are 35 times greater than from a regional flight (less than one hour)…. Upper-speed limits, which are reduced over time in the NZE from their current levels to 100 km/h, cutting emissions from road vehicles by 3% in 2050. Appliance standards, which maximize energy efficiency in the buildings sector. Regulations covering heating temperatures in offices and default cooling temperatures for air conditioning units.16 In 2022, the International Energy Agency followed up on its 10-Point Plan to Cut Oil Use report in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the skyrocketing energy prices. My headline at Climate Depot summed up the 2022 report: “Intl Energy Agency Urges ENERGY LOCKDOWNS: ‘Banning Use of Private Cars on Sundays…Reducing Highway Speed Limits…More Working from Home…Cutting Business Air Travel’ & SUV ‘Tax.’” I commented: “COVID 2.0 has arrived?! The 2022 International Energy Agency’s (IEA) report sounds an awful lot like an energy version of COVID lockdowns. Instead of opening America back up for domestic energy production, we are told to suffer and do with less and are prescribed the same failed lockdown-style policies we endured for COVID. It is odd how COVID “solutions” also allegedly helped the climate and now the same solutions are being touted to deal with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a bonus, IEA tells us these measures will also help “achieve vital climate goals.” Let’s simplify this: The proposed “solutions” to climate change, COVID, and now the Russian war are all exactly the same—hammer the poor and middle class with more restrictions on travel, less freedom, and even more surrendering of power to unelected government regulators.” Time magazine’s April 2021 issue was devoted to celebrating the COVID lockdowns and urging climate lockdowns on that model. “The Pandemic Remade Every Corner of Society. Now It’s the Climate’s Turn,” blared the headline. The phrase “Climate is Everything” appeared at the top of the magazine’s cover. Time claimed that COVID “can lead us to a better, greener world.” According to the article, which read like a press release from the World Economic Forum, “the COVID-19 pandemic has given the E.U. the perfect opportunity to accelerate the remaking of its economic agenda with climate at its core.” The magazine quoted Rachel Kyte, dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, saying, “We are at the point where climate change means systems change—and almost every system will change.” Climate activists have welcomed the economic slowdown. After all, climate campaigners have long wanted “planned recessions.” Warmist professor Alice Bows-Larkin, for example, has said, “Economic growth needs to be exchanged” for “planned austerity” and “whole system change.” Brian Walsh reported in 2021 at Axios that the “degrowth” movement and advocates of “shrinking the economy” were buoyed to see COVID lockdowns crush the old normal. “Some environmentalists and economists are pushing for ‘degrowth’—stabilizing or even shrinking the economy—to avert environmental catastrophe,” Walsh explained. “We Must Embrace . . . Ecological Leninism” In 2020 Lund University professor Andreas Malm urged, “We must find a way of turning the environmental crisis into a crisis for fossil capital itself.” Malm pointed to Lenin as the model. “The whole strategic direction of Lenin after 1914 was to turn World War I into a fatal blow against capitalism. This is precisely the same strategic orientation we must embrace today—and this is what I mean by ecological Leninism.” “State power should definitely be used to prevent luxury emissions perpetrated by the rich—private jets should be banned outright, as should SUVs and other vehicles that consume completely indefensible amounts of fuel. This is low-hanging fruit for the climate justice movement, as these sources of emissions are among the least socially necessary,” Malm continued. “Some forms of consumption will indeed have to be limited or abolished outright—this cannot be done through markets or appeals to ethical consumption, but only through state regulation,” Malm added.20 “For degrowthers, simply cleaning up the global economy by switching from fossil fuels to zero-carbon sources of energy isn’t enough. Economic growth—the goal of essentially every government everywhere—is itself the problem,” Walsh reported. Walsh noted that environmental activist Greta Thunberg berated delegates at a UN climate summit in 2019, saying, “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!” “The [degrowth] movement now has its own dedicated academic journals, associations and conferences,” Walsh wrote. “The global economy shrank by an estimated 4.3% in 2020, according to data from the World Bank,” “The Absolute Power to Suspend Society” “The green blob and its ‘High-Level Climate Action Champions’ have wet dreams about Lockdown. They have long sought the absolute power to suspend society: to hold people in their places, and to only permit what is convenient to the blob.” —UK climate skeptic Ben Pile in July 202021 Walsh reported. “That contraction was due both to the direct pain of the pandemic and the effects of social distancing measures, but it also led to a roughly 6% reduction in global carbon dioxide emissions—the biggest annual drop since WWII.” “However accidental, 2020 represented perhaps the best example we’ve ever experienced of degrowthism in action,” Walsh wrote.22 And massive recessions, collapsing economies, and the resulting social unrest are just the ticket for the Great Reset and the progressive agenda. The more the pain and the more nasty consequences of the lockdowns, the more government solutions will be required. “To Overhaul American Capitalism” The New York Times let slip the truth about the Biden administration’s new “infrastructure” bill in 2021, calling it “the first step in a two-part agenda to overhaul American capitalism, fight climate change.” Emergency Powers “Progressive environmentalists” urged then president-elect Joe Biden to “go beyond naming a climate czar and declare an environmental national emergency,” reported Bloomberg News in December 2020. “Invoking a climate emergency could give Biden the authority to circumvent Congress and fund clean energy projects, shut down crude oil exports, suspend offshore drilling and curtail the movement of fossil fuels on pipelines, trains, and ships, according to a research note by consulting firm ClearView Energy Partners. ‘The president’s powers to address cli- mate change through an emergency are very, very large,’ said Kassie Siegel, an attorney with the environmental group Center for Biological Diversity, which is lobbying Biden’s team to act. ‘This is No. 1 on the list of things the Biden administration should do.’”24 Democratic senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon also urged Biden “to declare a national climate emergency” and use “every tool available to him.” “We cannot wait. We need bold executive action that treats this crisis—quite literally—as the emergency it is,” Merkley said. Shortly after Joe Biden was inaugurated as president, Democrat senate majority leader Chuck Schumer beseeched Biden “to call a climate emergency.” “I think it might be a good idea for President Biden to call a climate emergency,” Schumer said. “Then he can do many, many things under the emergency powers…that he could do without legislation.” Schumer said an emergency declaration would give Biden “more flexibility.” In 2022 House Democrats urged President Biden to transition from the COVID emergency to a “climate emergency.” The Congressional Progressive Caucus demanded Biden declare a “climate emergency” using the executive powers of the presidency. Jean Su and Maya Golden-Krasner of the Center for Biological Diversity explained: “the case for declaring a national climate emergency” in The Nation and claimed “there is no greater emergency” facing the world today, urging that Biden could use his presidential power under the Defense Production Act (DPA). “The Defense Production Act, or DPA, is a wartime statute that permits a president to marshal domestic industries to manufacture critical materials needed for the national defense,” Su and Golden-Krasner wrote. “The confluence of the climate emergency and Russia’s war in Ukraine make this moment an ideal opportunity for Biden to declare a national climate emergency.” The environmentalists even claimed Biden could help solve racism with these “climate emergency” powers. “The DPA also permits the president to allocate these technologies domestically where they’re needed most: in partnership with environmental justice communities that have borne the brunt of climate harms and a racist energy system, helping actualize the president’s environmental justice priorities,” they explained. Steve Milloy of Junk Science warned of one crucial way that climate lockdowns would be even worse than COVID lockdowns: “The #coronavirus police state is only temporary (I hope!). The climate police state would be permanent.”29 A Cure Worse Than the Disease? The BBC featured an analysis examining “when governments abuse emergency powers” in April 2021. “There is emerging evidence that emergency powers are usually used to benefit governments rather than save lives. One study of natural disasters and the use of constitutional emergency provisions found that the more powers given to the executive, the higher the body count (controlling for disaster severity and size),” wrote Luke Kemp, a research associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge You’re Going Nowhere Fast Climate activists are eyeing “climate emergency” limits on travel modeled after the COVID travel restrictions. They don’t want to let you fly unless you have a “morally justifiable” reason. COVID Lockdown: “People wishing to travel must first make a declaration as to why they need to travel.” In January 2021, Reuters reported that “Britain announced new measures to reduce travel on Wednesday with a requirement that people wishing to leave the country must fill in a form to explain why they are traveling, as well as introducing new hotel quarantine stays for some arrivals.” “It is clear that there are still too many people coming in and out of our country each day,” Home Secretary Priti Patel said. “We will introduce a new requirement so that people wishing to travel must first make a declaration as to why they need to travel.”31 Proposed Climate Lockdown: “We can’t continue to treat cheap air travel as something compatible with a habitable planet.” According to meteorologist and climate activist Eric Holthaus, “seeing loved ones is pretty much the only morally justifiable use for luxury aviation emissions in a climate emergency.” Holthaus sets the rules: “It turns out, nearly all of those business trips weren’t necessary,” he wrote in 2020. Under these proposed climate lockdowns, you will presumably need to get a government official’s approval to fly. You may be allowed to see your family or attend a wedding or funeral, but your travel plans may be rejected if you are merely seeking to go on a vacation or attend a business meeting. Pierre L. Gosselin of the No Tricks Zone commented that the “USA [is] morphing into communist East Germany! Back then citizens [were] required to apply for an ‘Ausreisegenehmigung’ (permission to travel abroad) if they wanted to travel out of the country. Now it’s to be taken a step further by new Marxists: Even domestic travel has to be permitted! ”And climate campaigners are targeting U.S. air travelers for having the biggest carbon footprint in the world. “If you want to resolve climate change and we need to redesign [aviation], then we should start at the top, where a few ‘super emitters’ contribute massively to global warming,” said Stefan Gössling of Linnaeus University in Sweden. “We should see the [COVID-19] crisis as an opportunity to slim the air transport system,” Gössling added. “The coronavirus may finally cause us to see air travel for what it is, a fuse burning in the climate bomb,” wrote a hopeful Christopher Ketcham for the Los Angeles Times. “As it happens, a lot less flying is required if we are to stabilize a non-nightmarish planetary climate for our children, our grandchildren and their children…. We must embrace a world that the coronavirus, perversely, is laying out for us. It is a world of less travel, less consumption,” Ketcham wrote. These climate lockdowns are not theoretical. In April 2021 France announced that the nation was going to ban domestic flights where trains are available in a move to battle “climate change.” As CNN reported, “France is set to ban short domestic flights in favor of train services, after lawmakers approved a plan that will see several air routes discontinued to reduce emissions. MPs voted late on Saturday to suspend some flights by domestic airlines that can be made by train in less than two-and-a-half hours, as part of a wider climate bill.” CNN noted that France “will join a number of European countries seeking to move away from short flights.”37 And forget driving to the destination you’re banned from flying to. Eliminating private car ownership is a top priority of climate activists. Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang suggested in 2019 that because of climate change “we might not own our own cars.” Yang explained, “Our current car ownership and usage model is really inefficient and bad for the environment.” The solution? A “constant roving fleet of electric cars that you would just order up, then you could diminish the impact of ground transportation on our environment very, very quickly.” Bill Gates, Climate Hypocrite Bill Gates “was listed in 2019 as the number one carbon footprint of all the celebrities. . . . He spoke to the World Economic Forum about we have to change every aspect of our lives to fight global warming, but Bill Gates himself is not willing to do it. The last estimate, by the way, in 2010, was he paid $30,000 a month in his electricity bill at his home then. And since he has now recently bought a $43 million oceanfront property, [he is] not very worried about sea-level rise apparently.” —Marc Morano on Fox and Friends on January 10, 2021 # “They’re Going after Freedom of Movement” “In the UK they’ve proposed CO2 ration cards that the government or employers would monitor your CO2 levels . . . your energy use. . . . A CO2 budget for every man, woman, and child on the planet has been proposed by a German climate advisor. This is what we’re looking at,” I explained. “We have a major UK report coming out, we have an International Energy Agency report that came out, calling for essentially the same type of lockdowns—everything from restrictions on your thermostat to restrictions of moving. You can only fly in a climate emergency when it’s ‘morally justifiable.’ . . . “They’re going after freedom of movement; they’re going after private car ownership; they’re going after everything it means to be a free person and turning it over to the administrative state.” —Marc Morano on Tucker Carlson Tonight, June 22, 2021 Automobiles are in the crosshairs of the climate agenda. “Social planners, ecologists look to exploit coronavirus as golden opportunity to permanently remove cars from the road—hope ‘to save city dwellers…from the auto-centric culture’ and ‘remake cities,’” tweeted CFACT author Craig Rucker, referencing a Wired magazine article in April 2020. No More Beer Runs Flashback to 1975: future Obama science czar John Holdren warned that the United States was “threatened” by “the hazards of too much energy” and chastised Americans for driving cars to the store for a six-pack of beer. “The U.S. is threatened far more by the hazards of too much energy, too soon, than by the hazards of too little energy, too late,” Holdren wrote in 1975. Holdren lamented that American society “uses its 5,000 pound automobiles for half-mile round trips to the market to fetch a six-pack of beer, consumes the beer in buildings that are overcooled in summer and overheated in winter, and then throws the aluminum cans away at an energy loss equivalent to a third of a gallon of gasoline per six-pack.” Environmentalists, leftists, and authoritarians, in general, have long been horrified to see people enjoying the normal pleasures of life. But the COVID lockdowns gave them new opportunities to thwart those pleasures. In New South Wales, Australia, government officials prevented citizens from leaving their homes to shop—and then rationed the amount of beer and wine they could have delivered. “If We Can Shut Down the World” Climate campaigners were very excited that the COVID lockdowns spread globally and set up this Reset of society. “The brakes placed on economic activities of many kinds, worldwide, have led to carbon emission cuts that would previously have been unthinkable…. What was once impossible (socialist, reckless) now turns out not to be, at all,” gushed the editors of The Guardian about the lockdowns.43 Prominent climate activists have made it clear that they expect the COVID lockdowns to usher in a new era of lockdown-type regulations in the name of climate change. In a TikTok video, youth activist Jamie Margolin asserted, “If we can shut the world down to stop a virus, that means that it’s also possible to do the same for climate change! Treat ALL emergencies like emergencies!” In a Teen Vogue article titled “Coronavirus Response Should Be a Model for How We Address Climate Change,” Margolin asked, “What would it look like when the world actually decides to take on the climate crisis? It would look like what we’re seeing right now…. Everyone stop- ping everything and putting the world on pause to deal with the immediate crisis at hand.”45 Bill McKibben, founder of the climate group 350.org, sounded downright envious of the global response to COVID. “Who, now that we’ve seen how fast good governments can move, wouldn’t want to use this moment to help avert the even more dangerous crises that global warming is sending our way?”46 “This Is the End of Capitalism” The climate activists are pushing hard to implement ESG or Environmental, Social, & Governance responsibility into our financial systems—a “climate credit score” for businesses. The American Enterprise Institute’s Ben Zycher testified to Congress that this is nothing short of “a blatant effort to use private-sector resources for ideological purposes.” Talk show host Glenn Beck was even more blunt, declaring, “This is the end of capitalism.” As Beck explained, “It is basically at the barrel of a gun. The government and the big businesses have decided who’s going to get the money.” Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress called ESG a “financially ruinous, and deeply immoral movement that perpetuates poverty . . . and threatens the security of the free world.” Epstein argued that “ESG was a movement cooked up at the UN” to coerce investors to “divest from fossil fuels in every way possible, and associate . . . with ‘renewable’ solar and wind in every way possible.” The climate activist community had been lobbying for decades for this kind of coercive government intervention in the economy and society. The activists have long sought the opportunity to impose their worldview, implement central planning with a comprehensive administrative state, ban anything and everything in our lives that they deem insufficiently friendly to the climate, and remake society in its image. Climate activists are eager to extend emergency declarations to climate change—and were also eager to use the Russian invasion of Ukraine and skyrocketing energy prices to further their agenda and condition the public to accept constant crises and deprivation. Coronavirus “revealed what governments are capable of doing,” declared Michael Marmot, the chair of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health. “With Covid-19, everything [on austerity] went out of the window. It turns out austerity was a choice,” stated Marmot. “The government can spend anything [in the context of the coronavirus crisis], and they have socialized the economy.”50 Ed Conway, the economics editor of Sky News and a columnist for The Times of London could not contain his excitement about the world shutdown. “Don’t take this the wrong way but if you were a young, hardline environmentalist looking for the ultimate weapon against climate change, you could hardly design anything better than coronavirus,” Conway wrote. “Unlike most other such diseases, it kills mostly the old who, let’s face it, are more likely to be climate skeptics. It spares the young. Most of all, it stymies the forces that have been generating greenhouse gases for decades.”51 Your financial institution and your own money will also be devoted to fighting “climate change” under the United States’ embrace of the financial New World Order. “Large U.S. banks would have to integrate climate financial risk assessments into every aspect of their work under sweeping new draft supervisory guidance proposed by a top U.S. banking regulator,” according to U.S. News & World Report. “The principles touch on everything from how climate change affects boardroom governance, liquidity, credit, and operational risk, to the way banks project hypothetical future losses on their books and their ability to service poorer communities.”52 In 2022, President Biden issued an “Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets” that cited “climate” six times and called for the study and eventual creation of a U.S. “central bank digital currency.” In public remarks at the time of the order, Biden stressed that “digital assets” have profound implications for “financial inclusion and equity; and climate change and pollution.”53 The Biden administration was working with environmental groups, industry, and labor unions to develop a new climate-friendly and equity-based “central bank digital currency.” “Why would you be working with all of these people…on a new currency? The only reason you would be working with them on that is because the currency is going to be programmable. It’s going to be programmable, controllable, trackable, traceable, and you’ll be able to manage it, set restrictions for it—anytime you want,” warned Justin Haskins, the director of the Heartland Institute’s Stopping Socialism Project.54 Climate change concerns are also being used to manipulate the financial system in other ways. Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, the author of the book Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam, explained how BlackRock founder and CEO Larry Fink is the “King of the Woke Industrial Complex” and acts as “the puppet master behind the scenes of Corporate America.” “He is CEO of the world’s largest asset manager and what they do is they cause companies to bend the knee to woke orthodoxy because BlackRock says that we won’t invest in your company, unless you abide by these progressive standards, or we will dock the pay of a CEO or fire a CEO who refuses to bend the knee,” Ramaswamy explained.55 Fink has publicly admitted that he believes coercion is necessary to achieve his agenda. “Behaviors are going to have to change, and this is one thing we are asking companies. You have to force behaviors, and at BlackRock we are forcing behaviors,” Fink explained in 2017 at a New York Times forum. “You have to force behaviors, and if you don’t force behaviors, whether it’s gender or race or just any way you want to say the composition of your team, you’re gonna be impacted,” Fink said. He added, “We’re gonna have to force change.” BlackRock uses other people’s money to force this ideology on companies, according to Ramaswamy. “It is not their money. That $10 trillion doesn’t belong to BlackRock. Say what you will about George Soros, at least it’s his money. In this case, it is money that belongs to you, to everyday Americans in this country whose blood would boil if they actually knew the way their own money was being used to force a progressive social orthodoxy back onto them.” “Master Level Ponzi Scheme” “You’re watching a master level Ponzi scheme. 2020 crash gets laundered through covid bailouts. Covid bailouts laundered through inflation. Infla- tion laundered through war in ukraine. The war and its effects on the globe will be laundered through climate change. The perps walk.” —Class Redux Killa (@BLCKD_COM_PlLLD) on Twitter “The three largest asset managers in this country, State Street, Vanguard, and the king of them all, BlackRock…together manage today over $20 trillion. That’s more than the GDP of the United States,” he said. They “are aggregating the money of everyday pensioners and retirees, et cetera,” Ramaswamy detailed. “They are using the private sector to effectuate a left-wing social agenda that they could not directly effectuate through Congress.” “ESG [environment, social, and governance], DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion), CSR (corporate social responsibility); there are three-letter acronyms—word salads—that are designed to hide the essence of what is going on,” he said. “That is not the free market in action. It’s even worse than a monopoly or an ideological cartel. They’re working hand in glove with the party in power to be able to do their bidding through the private sector,” Ramaswamy explained. “If you couldn’t get the Green New Deal through Congress, guess what John Kerry is doing. He’s getting every major banking CEO to sign the so-called climate pledge,” he added, calling it a “form of crony capitalism.” “And here’s the kicker . . . they apply that to the U.S. companies, but they don’t apply it to the Chinese companies. So in the United States, they preach ESG. In China, they supplicate to the CCP,” he said. “It is the defining scam of our time,” he concluded. Tesla CEO Elon Musk agreed. Musk, who drew considerable scrutiny from the establishment after his bid to purchase Twitter in 2022 and turn it into a free speech outlet, called ESG “an outrageous scam” after his electric car company was demoted on the S&P Global index that tracks ESG standards. “Exxon is rated top ten best in world for environment, social & governance (ESG) by S&P 500, while Tesla didn’t make the list! ESG is a scam. It has been weaponized by phony social justice warriors,” Musk tweeted.61 Fall of the Dollar? “One of the pillars of the dollar’s status is the use of the dollar in the international oil market. The ‘petrodollar,’ though, may soon be replaced. Saudi Arabia is considering selling some oil for Chinese yuan instead of US dollars. India is considering using Russian rubles and Indian Rupees instead of US dollars in trade with Russia, including for the purchase of Russian oil. This will help get around US sanctions.” —former Texas GOP congressman Ron Paul in 2022 Credit Card Tracks “Carbon Footprint on Every Purchase” Get ready for a China-style social-credit system when it comes to your personal spending habits and how they impact “climate change.” A new credit card called Doconomy is “working in tight collaboration with Mastercard” and in alliance with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The credit card was released in 2021 so you can monitor the effect of every purchase you make on your personal CO2 budget. The Doconomy credit card enables “all users to track, measure, and understand their impact by presenting their carbon footprint on every purchase.” The World Economic Forum praised the CO2 monitoring card. “While many of us are aware that we need to reduce our carbon footprint, advice on doing so can seem nebulous, and keeping a tab is difficult. DO monitors and cuts off spending, when we hit our carbon max,” the WEF statement on the Doconomy website reads. Other credit card companies are getting into the climate conduct monitoring business as well. “FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH EVERY SWIPE,” declares one new climate change debit card called the Aspiration Impact Measurement (AIM). “Our AIM feature shows you your own personal sustainability score based on your purchases—and the Planet and People scores of the places you’re shopping so that you can decide where to spend your money,” AIM’s website explains. Currently, these new CO2-monitoring cards are all “voluntary.” The question is how long until they are mandated by big corporations in collusion with governments? Will this kind of credit card become mandatory under a declared “climate emergency”? Meanwhile, prestigious scientific journals have published studies on using climate change as a vehicle in service of more centralization of power, along the lines of the curtailment of rights in the COVID lockdowns. A 2021 paper in the online journal Nature Sustainability argued that COVID lockdowns were the key to beginning “personal carbon allowances” in order to place “restrictions on individuals…that were unthinkable only one year before.” The paper, with four academic coauthors, argued that the COVID lockdowns had conditioned the public to be “more prepared to accept tracking and limitations” in order to “achieve a safer climate.” The paper was titled, “Personal Carbon Allowances Revisited.” “In particular, during the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on individuals for the sake of public health, and forms of individual account- ability and responsibility that were unthinkable only one year before, have been adopted by millions of people. People may be more prepared to accept the tracking and limitations related to PCAs (Personal Carbon Allowances) to achieve a safer climate,” the authors explained.65 The Independent promoted the idea of “personal carbon quotas” as “demonstrably doable” and suggested that “every person in the UK be given a monthly carbon budget to balance between heating, travel, energy and food.” Climate skeptic Ron Clutz of Science Matters rejected these calls for government monitoring of your carbon emissions. “Enamoured by lockdown, the puritans wish for a perma-pandemic in which no-one, nowhere, will be happy,” Clutz explained. “This all sounds like one’s entire life would be recorded and regulated and monitored and meddled with by politicians who’ll punish or praise, all in pursuit of a vague utopia,” Clutz wrote. “What happens when we reach Net Zero and the weather doesn’t change? I can only guess . . . ‘That wasn’t real Net-Zero. Real Net-Zero has never been tried [emphasis in the original].’”67 Another respected journal, the American Political Science Review, published a paper in 2021 lamenting “democracy” and calling for “authoritarian environmentalism” modeled after COVID lockdowns to fight a climate “emergency.” The paper, titled “Political Legitimacy, Authoritarianism, and Climate Change,” was written by Ross Mittiga, a politics professor at the Catholic University of Chile. Mittiga argued that during COVID-19 “severe limitations on free movement and association have become legitimate techniques of government. Climate change poses an even graver threat to public safety. Consequently, I argue, legitimacy may require a similarly authoritarian approach.”68 Another 2021 study, authored by a team of European researchers and published in the journal Global Environmental Change, also argued for a version of climate lockdowns. Reason author Ronald Bailey summarized the authors’ claims: “Americans must cut energy use by 90 percent, live in 640 square feet, and fly once every three years.”69 The authors advocated for limiting “new clothing,” eating a “plant-based diet,” and using “‘collective transport.” They also promoted economic “degrowth” and a universal basic income. The study was titled “Socio-Economic Conditions for Satisfying Human Needs at Low Energy Use.” One of New Zealand’s top COVID public health officials praised the government’s COVID lockdowns and urged the same solution for climate change. “We can do this for the other diseases that we have here in New Zealand. We can do this for climate change,” microbiologist Dr. Siouxsie Wiles said on New Zealand television in 2021. “Why wouldn’t we do this for other things?” she asked. This COVID-climate connection all started back in 2020, not long after “two weeks to flatten the curve.” The climate activists even co-opted that phrase. In May 2020, the Washington Post featured the headline: “We’re Flattening the Coronavirus Curve. We Can Flatten the Climate Curve, Too.” Here is a small sampling, from Climate Depot reports, of even more calls to morph COVID and climate and impose similar restrictions on human freedom: “Climate is ‘greatest threat’ to global public health, say 230 medical journals: declare COVID-19 ‘response’ be ‘template’ for climate response’”73 “Climate lockdown: ‘It’s time to ban the sale of pickup trucks’—‘shift away from relying on private vehicles entirely’”74 “British Medical Journal study calls for meat & dairy price hikes to fight ‘climate change’—meat consumption in N. America must fall 79%—‘substantially fewer journeys by car’”75 “Foreign Policy mag: ‘What if democracy & climate mitigation are incompatible?—democracy ‘is not necessarily the path to a solution. It might, instead, be part of the problem’”76 “Business Insider mag: ‘Electric vehicles won’t save us—we need to get rid of cars completely’”77 “Owning a car is outdated ‘20th-century thinking’ & we must move to ‘shared mobility’ to cut carbon emissions, UK transport minister says”78 “First, they came for energy, then your SUV—& now: ‘Houses pose more danger to climate than vehicles’”79 “Vogue article asks, ‘Is having a baby in 2021 pure environmental vandalism?’”80 In short, if you like living under the COVID lockdowns, then you’ll love living under government mandates to “solve” the “climate emergency.” The seeds of climate lockdowns were planted before COVID-19. “We Can Actually Take Military Measures” In 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and mega–climate funder Tom Steyer laid out his plan for a climate police state. “I will declare . . . a state of emergency on climate on the first day of my presidency. I will use the executive emergency powers of the presidency to tell companies how they can generate electricity, what kind of cars they can build on what schedule, what kind of buildings we’re gonna have, how we are going to use our public lands,” Steyer declared. “We need to rebuild this country in a climate-smart way…. We don’t have a choice on this.”83 Big Tech Treats Climate Skeptics like Russia In 2022, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Newsweek reported that “Google, which owns YouTube, has now suspended monetization on videos for all users in Russia.”81 As I commented at the time, “Big Tech does not differentiate between Russia & climate skeptics. . . . Google [had previously] demonetized skep- tical meteorologist Dr. Roy Spencer’s website for allegedly ‘unreliable & harmful’ climate information. . . . To all of you cheering on Big Tech and corporations banning and de-platforming anything ‘Russian’ right now, you may want to think again. If you ever find yourself on the wrong end of the official state narrative on climate, war, or COVID policies, this could be your free speech and your personal bank cards being banned. The coordination and speed of the censorship cancel culture are frightening and will be used against anyone including private citizens who dare dissent.” There have been calls for military enforcement of climate regulations. In 2019, University of Copenhagen international relations professor Ole Wæver explained, “If there was something that was decided Internationally by some more centralized procedure and every country was told ‘this is your emission target, it’s not negotiable, we can actually take military measures if you don’t fulfill it,’ then you would basically have to get that down the throat of your population, whether they like it or not.”84 Making Us Dependent on China “The net effect of a Green New Deal distills to replacing domestic energy production (and exports) of hydrocarbons with an unprecedented level of energy mineral imports. . . . China, for example, supplies about 90% of rare-earths for the world. On the cobalt front, China has also quietly gained control over more than 90% of the battery industry’s cobalt refining, without which the raw ore is useless.” —energy analyst Mark P. Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute85 Other climate activists have demanded a World War II–style climate mobilization that would convert “a large portion of U.S. military into a kind of climate mobilization force.” In 2016 Stan Cox, the author of the book Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present, and Future of Rationing, urged widescale rationing to ward off the climate threat. “Necessary steps will include phasing out fossil-fuel use within a decade,” Cox claimed, and “deeply cutting meat and dairy consumption; and converting a large portion of the U.S. military into a kind of climate mobilization force.” The climate “Victory Plan,” according to Cox, “calls for a declaration of a ‘national climate and sustainability emergency.’” “For the Rich” Christopher Bedford of The Federalist summed up the COVID- climate connection perfectly. “Wouldn’t it be grand, our technocrats think, if they could turn the COVID-19 emergency into a permanent emergency over climate? The possibilities are limitless,” Bedford explained, adding that “the leadership class has realized there’s a lot of value to keeping society permanently in crisis.” # Update 2022: Fauci merges COVID & Climate: Infectious diseases ‘largely the result’ of human ‘encroachment on nature’ & ‘often aided by climate changes’ – Published in New England Journal of Medicine

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