Al Gore: "We can get through this. And on the other side of it, we can build a new energy system, a new transportation system, a new approach to health care, and habitat and housing. You know, this happens at a time when the oil industry and the fossil fuel industry as a whole is kind of on the ropes anyway. If you look at all of the new electricity generation built last year in the world, 72 percent was renewable, mostly wind and solar."
Directed by environmentalist Jeff Gibbs, the film examines the crony capitalism, corruption and outright deceit and fraud being perpetrated by green energy billionaires, politicians and their spokespeople, like Bill McKibben who is prominently featured. ...
The film presents so many examples of green energy fraud and folly: e.g. the insanely low output of wind and sun, corporate green washing, more fossil fuels being burned to prop up green energy systems, false promises of green energy being free and free and clean, all the toxic waste they produce, the mass destruction on precious biotopes, the solar panels are made of sand, biomass is clean and sustainable, to name a few. ...
Renowned figures like Al Gore and Bill McKibben and Sierra Club – once revered as environmental heroes – suddenly now come across as swindling villains.
In Lansing Michigan, tonnes of concrete and steel were installed to support a football-field size solar panel system that can supply energy for whole 10 homes for a year. In 20 years it’ll be a field of litter, a monument among many of the Gore’s green energy folly. ...
Also in Vermont hectares of mountain forest were removed as the entire Lowell Mountain ridge was blasted to make way for thousands of tonnes of steel and concrete and 21 monster wind turbines which show up for work only one day a week on average. Gibbs says he is supporter of green energy, but painfully had to admit: “Everywhere I encountered green energy, it wasn’t what it seemed.” The many green energy examples he presents in fact cannot operate without traditional energy sources. “Green energies are not even replacing fossil fuels.”
Michael Shellenberger: "In truth, humankind has never been at risk of running out of energy. There has always been enough fossil fuels to power human civilization for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years, and nuclear energy is effectively infinite."
A new documentary, “Planet of the Humans,” being released free to the public on YouTube today, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, reveals that industrial wind farms, solar farms, biomass, and biofuels are wrecking natural environments.
“Planet of the Humans was produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. “I assumed solar panels would last forever,” Moore told Reuters. “I didn’t know what went into the making of them.”
The film shows both abandoned industrial wind and solar farms and new ones being built — but after cutting down forests. “It suddenly dawned on me what we were looking at was a solar dead zone,” says filmmaker Jeff Gibbs, staring at a former solar farm in California. “I learned that the solar panels don’t last.” ...
“Planet of the Humans” notes that Al Gore personally accepted fossil fuel money in 2013 when he and a co-owner sold Current TV to Al Jazeera, which is state-funded by Qatar, the gas-exporting nation whose citizens have the largest per capita carbon footprint in the world. One year earlier, Gore had said the goal of “reducing our dependence on expensive dirty oil” was “to save the future of civilization.” The film shows Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” asking Gore, “You couldn’t find, for your business, a more sustainable choice?” “What is not sustainable about it?” responded Gore. “Because it is backed by fossil fuel money?” said Stewart
Gore: "The scientists have warned us about the coronavirus and they've warned us about the climate crisis, and we've seen the dangers of waiting too late to heed the warnings of the doctors and scientists on this virus," Gore told "Real Time with Bill Maher." Gore added: "We should not wait any longer to heed their warnings about what we're doing to radically destabilize the earth's climate."
Al Gore also claimed the use of "fossil fuels are a pre-existing condition for COVID-19' - Emissions are 'in effect a pre-existing condition that raises the death rate."
Host Bill Maher added: "The air in Los Angeles has not been this good since it belonged to Mexico. But people will do it [lockdowns] for the virus -- they won't do it for carbon."
Newsweek: "Scientists, activists and religious leaders ranging from Pope Francis to filmmaker Spike Lee are highlighting lockdown reductions in air pollution and nature "coming alive" as part of a larger call to permanently change industrial and economic behavior after COVID-19."
Climate Depot response: "Well if Pope Francis and Spike Lee agree on it, then it must be true."
Morano: "While there’s nothing wrong, of course, with investing in companies, it is concerning when a public figure like Gore stands to directly profit from the government actions he is calling for to “save the planet.” Perhaps Americans would be more open to the idea of eating less meat if doing so wouldn’t result in big money for the spokesman. At its core, the war on meat-eating has nothing to do with nutrition or health, but it is part of the regulatory states’ effort to ban and manage more and more aspects of our lives. There are even proposals to ban fast food drive-thrus to stop “climate change.”
The climate establishment wants to tax, regulate or ban your burgers, your home appliances, your backyard grills, your SUVs, your airline travel, home thermostat control, plastic staws, fracking, coal, and determine how many kids you can have. The regulatory state is expanding not to control “climate change,” but to instead control more and more aspects of our lives.
And Gore continues to find a way to cash in on these expanding efforts."
From 80,000 to 12,000 years ago, when CO2 concentrations lingered near or below 200 ppm, many new or recent studies suggest that when directly comparing region to region, it was as much as 6°C warmer than today even during this ice age period. This has prompted some scientists to “exclude atmospheric pCO2 as a direct driver of SST [sea surface temperature] variations”.
Sean Sublette, a meteorologist at Climate Central, who pointed out that the 1960s through 2010s saw between one and three storms each decade before the June 1 start date on average. It might be tempting to ascribe this earlier season entirely to climate change warming the Atlantic. But technology also has a role to play, with more observations along the coast as well as satellites that can spot storms far out to sea.
“I would caution that we can’t just go, ‘hah, the planet’s warming, we’ve had to move the entire season!’” Sublette said. “I don’t think there’s solid ground for attribution of how much of one there is over the other. Weather folks can sit around and debate that for awhile.” Earlier storms don’t necessarily mean more harmful ones, either.
"Hotter long-term temperatures have already had a negative impact on the diet diversity of children all across the world. The researchers found that hotter temperatures, both long-term averages and short-term anomalies, were significantly correlated with low diet diversity in five of the six regions studied."