On the HadCRUT4 data, there has been no global warming for close to eight years, since March 2014. That period can be expected to lengthen once the HadCRUT data are updated – the “University” of East Anglia is slower at maintaining the data these days than it used to be.
Michael Shellenberger: A major new staff report from the New York Federal Reserve Bank throws cold water on the over-heated rhetoric coming from activist investors, bankers, and politicians. “How Bad Are Weather Disasters for Banks?” asks the title of the report by three economists. “Not very,” they answer in the first sentence of the abstract.
The reason is because “weather disasters over the last quarter century had insignificant or small effects on U.S. banks’ performance.” The study looked at FEMA-level disasters between 1995 and 2018, at county-level property damage estimates, and the impact on banking revenue.
UK Independent: "Your home, sometime in the next decade. You click the heating on and receive an app notification telling you how much of your carbon allowance you’ve used today. Outside in the drive, your car’s fuel is linked to the same account. In the fridge, the New Zealand lamb you’ve bought has cost not just pounds and pence but a chunk of this monthly emissions budget too. Welcome to the world of personal carbon allowances – a concept that is increasingly gaining traction among experts as a possible response to the climate crisis. Each month, it would see every person or household in the country given a limited emissions quota to spend on heating, energy, travel, food and possibly consumer goods. Those who wish to expend more could buy top-ups. Those who require less would be able to sell their left-overs back to the ‘grid’." ... Now, in the wake of Cop26, many feel the concept – radical, perhaps, but demonstrably do-able – has never been riper for consideration. So, could this be our future? ... “By establishing an equal monthly budget for everyone, you create a sense of a shared effort to address a shared problem,” says Fawcett.
Morano: “The idea is that your rights are conditioned upon whether you are being obedient to the regime in power. And that's literally all it is. New York City now is going to be doubling down.
“But here's the good news, Ezra, there are liberals who are waking up to this.
“Robert F. Kennedy Jr., my new hero, a man who wanted to jail climate skeptics, is opposed to lockdowns. Naomi Wolf, Max Blumenthal had an incredible piece against lockdowns. He talks all about how the left has just been largely silent on the greatest human rights violations on what's been going on.”
Encouraged left-wing activists to pressure financiers to defund oil companies.
And how is this multi-front war on oil working out? As predicted. ... To escape the political hell of what it considers high-gas-price heaven, Biden begs OPEC and the Kremlin to increase oil output. This is like the Anti-Saloon League beseeching Scotland to boost whiskey production after Prohibition shuttered U.S. distilleries. ... Biden’s own environmental objectives. At the margin, Biden’s approach would generate more carbon dioxide. North American crude cleanly crosses U.S. territory (and, to a degree, the Canadian border) via carbon-neutral pipelines. Conversely, Arab and Russian oil must traverse oceans and approach U.S. ports on fuel-burning, emissions-generating supertankers.
CBS News: "Researchers say increasingly large amounts of CO2 are accumulating in the atmosphere. They fear the earth will gradually become warmer causing as yet uncertain but possibly disruptive changes in the Earth's climate 50 to 70 years from now." ...
Sen. Paul Tsongas (D-Mass) Senate Energy Committee: "It's possible probable we really don't know. But if it happens it means goodbye Miami, goodbye Corpus Christi, goodbye Sacramento, goodbye Boston -- which obviously is much more of a concern. Goodbye New Orleans. Goodbye Charleston, Savannah, and Norfolk. On the positive side, it means that we could enjoy boating at the foot of the Capitol and fishing on the South Lawn."
Gordon MacDonald, Mitre Corp Chief Scientist: "One model of climate the Jason climate model predicts that doubling carbon dioxide will result in August and Washington DC that are 9 degrees centigrade warmer or 16 degrees Fahrenheit than current summers but that the winters will only be 2 degrees centigrade warmer changes of this. Changes of this magnitude are very probably going to have a profound effect on agriculture, on all of the aspects of energy use and generation, and on water and land use."
Climate Depot's Morano: “Climate fear promoters switched effortlessly from global cooling fears in the 1970s to global warming fears in the 1980s. In the present day, the phrase 'global warming' has lost favor in favor of 'climate change' or 'global climate disruption' or even 'global weirding,’
KEVIN A. HASSETT: "The section of our ruling class (a notion that, broadly defined, expands far beyond our legislatures) that wants to take away our freedoms and control our lives found, in Tony Fauci, the perfect device for mass oppression. Shut things down, smother people’s faces with masks, make grandparents die alone — all in the name of science. Of course, a power grab in the name of science is something that the Left has been attempting for years in the name of climate change. The similarities between the apocalyptic rhetoric about COVID and that about climate change, often spouted by the same people, should not evade the attention of conservatives. ...
If we can shut down the economy and force people to isolate [themselves] because of a virus that threatens a small percentage of humanity, what can we do when the entire Earth is threatened? My fear is that the Left has found in the totalitarian Fauci state the playbook that takes this entire COVID farce to the next level. If we can shut down everything, even churches, for 30 days to “stop the spread,” why not shut the entire economy down for half a year to save the planet?"
Dr. Happer: "The rationale for the crusade against co2, it's almost a religious thing people believe in." .. What are the facts? Is climate change a problem? The answer is NO, it's not a problem at all and co2 is not a problem at all."
“Climate change protesters from Extinction Rebellion snarled traffic in Washington on Monday and again on Friday. You might find yourself asking, ‘Who helps pays for this activism?’ The answer, in part, is the scions of some of America’s most famous families, including the Kennedys and the Gettys.”
That would be referring to Rory Kennedy (daughter of former U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy) and Aileen Getty (a granddaughter of former U.S. oil businessman Jean Paul Getty), who started the Climate Emergency Fund which has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Extinction Rebellion. Getty’s foundation even touts its support for Extinction Rebellion.
Paris Marx writing in Business Insider: "Making transit available within a 10-minute walk of people's homes would not only encourage its use and create tens of millions of jobs, but could begin to transform our relationship to mobility. ... There was a moment during the pandemic where it felt that change was not only possible, but was happening in front of our very eyes. Streets were closed to vehicles so people had space to move, and temporary bike lanes were thrown up to encourage cycling. ...
We should seize this opportunity to challenge the past century of auto-oriented planning and emphasize walking, cycling, and transit use over driving. Not only would people's quality of life improve, but if we're serious about taking on the climate crisis, we need to significantly reduce the number of cars and SUVs on the road — regardless of what powers them."
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a series of steps to defend Florida against rising sea levels Tuesday, even as he denounced the use of the term “global warming” as a “pretext to do a bunch of left-wing things.” The governor submitted 76 projects to the state Legislature to improve drainage, raise sea walls and take other steps to fight flooding across the state. The state would spend about $270 million, with local matches typically required. “We’re a low-lying state, we’re a storm-prone state, and we’re a flood-prone state,” DeSantis said at a news conference in Oldsmar, just outside Tampa.
As his news conference, the governor avoided terms like sea-level rise or climate change...Asked by a reporter about global warming, the governor said, “What I’ve found is when people start talking about things like global warming they typically use that as a pretext to do a bunch of left-wing things that they would want to do anyways. And so we’re not doing any left-wing stuff.” ... “I just think that’s the right thing to do regardless. But be very careful of people trying to smuggle in their ideology; they say support our coastline or they say they support our water or our environment. And maybe they do, but they’re also trying to do a lot of other things.”
Climate Depot's Morano comment: "Gov. DeSantis gets it. Extreme weather and flooding have occurred since time immemorial. Sea levels have been rising for thousands of years since the last ice age ended. Any prudent government should prepare for bad weather regardless of your views on man-made climate change. Kudos to Gov. DeSantis for not falling into the virtue signally trap of trying to limit energy production or impose carbon taxes or other climate meaningless activities!"
Marc Morano, who runs the website Climate Depot, told The Epoch Times: “Record low US coal stockpiles are just another indication of the death of American energy at the hands of the Biden administration. Killing pipelines, stopping drilling, going after fracking, and record low coal supplies, all mean ‘success’ for Biden’s climate policy.” “The real issue is going to be energy prices and shortages this winter in the U.S., Europe, and around the world. Restricting energy supplies is bonkers if you care about human health and welfare,” Morano added.
“When Americans are facing blackouts and brownouts this winter, all while paying much higher energy prices, they will be able to console themselves with the claim that the U.S. is now a leader in ‘fighting climate change.’ Sadly, the climate will not notice one bit, but Americans sure will.”
Foreign Policy mag: At COP26, developed-world governments are working to keep the global south poor.
Scaremongering about Africa points to a disturbing undertone in rich-world debates. On climate change, as on so many other issues, many in the West seem to see Africans as a mass of passive victims lacking agency and requiring charity—the quintessential “white man’s burden”—or a looming threat to civilization. To save the planet, this thinking goes, Africans can’t enjoy a high-energy future that people in rich countries take for granted. The climate just can’t afford Africans to be prosperous. ...
Blaming Africa takes several classic forms. The first is to rattle off big scary numbers without background or context. Bill McKibben—one of the world’s most prominent climate activists—recently declared that the world can’t fight climate change if it doesn’t stop Uganda from building an oil pipeline, citing the project’s planned transport of 210,000 barrels per day, which sounds like a lot. McKibben never mentions that Uganda is one of the world’s poorest countries, that its people suffer from severe energy shortages, that it emitted a mere 0.01 percent of global carbon dioxide last year, and that the pipeline’s capacity will be equivalent to only 1.8 percent of crude oil output in the United States, where McKibben is based.
The UK Independent newspaper lays out exactly what a Carbon Quota would entail. It begins: “Your home, sometime in the next decade. You click the heating on and receive an app notification telling you how much of your carbon allowance you’ve used today. “Outside in the drive, your car’s fuel is linked to the same account. In the fridge, the New Zealand lamb you’ve bought has cost not just pounds and pence but a chunk of this monthly emissions budget too. “Welcome to the world of personal carbon allowances – a concept that is increasingly gaining traction among experts as a possible response to the climate crisis.”
Ron Clutz: "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. ... A world in which every consideration is now suffixed with ‘to save the planet.’" ... "You can define the confidence of a culture by the pettiness of its laws." ... "We shouldn’t feign surprise. A stubborn one-third of any population harbors latent authoritarian tendencies. All they need is a little nudge and a wink from someone in a lab coat or a pinstripe suit." ...
"As Mencken wrote, they’re governed by the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. ... That’s the problem with do-gooding. There’s always more good to do. ... 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.’"
"It's not the business of the U.S. federal government to 'stockpile' anything. But as usual with government, the 'emergency' and "fear" cards are used as excuses for it to stockpile oil. However, we know not only from theory, but from practical experience, that in any emergency, the very last people that you want allocating resources are people in the federal government."
WaPo article on 'climate change' & Thanksgiving was so important that 3 reporters had to write it! (By Daisy Chung,Jessica Wolfrom, Aaron Steckelberg and Jake Crump)
"Western cultures suppressed insect-eating in the 18th and 19th centuries, dismissing it as primitive." ... "Now insects are showing up in flours, protein bars, chips and even pet feed. Studies show that crickets, grasshoppers and weevils are rich in protein and minerals including iron, zinc, copper and magnesium and that farming insects has environmental benefits including less land and water use and lower greenhouse-gas emissions." ...
"Turkeys of the future could come from a lab instead of a farm."
Bjorn Lomborg responds: "It is depressing how insistent WashPost is in describing climate as undermining everything. They tell us how heat is 'stressing' wheat — but conveniently forget to tell us that wheat production in 2021 once again broke all records."