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- ‘Death of a Climate Bank’: Silicon Valley Bank involved in more than ‘60% of community solar financing nationwide’ – ‘Issuing billions of dollars in loans’
Via Heatmap - By ROBINSON MEYER: "What hasn’t received as much attention is that Silicon Valley Bank was particularly important to the climate-tech sector. “Silicon Valley Bank was an integral part of the early-stage climate tech community and I hope that they survive in some form to continue that role,” Gabriel Kra, a managing director at Prelude Ventures, told me on Friday. Silicon Valley Bank served as a banker to dozens of climate and energy-tech companies, holding their cash on a day-to-day basis and issuing billions of dollars in loans in support of the type of large-scale, one-off projects that are essential to the sector. The bank’s website bragged about its particular support of solar, hydrogen, and energy-storage companies. It provided more than half a billion dollars in revolving credit to Sunrun, the country’s largest residential solar company.
Bank of England Downgrades Net Zero & Will Cut Spending for its Work on Climate Change – Shift ‘to focus on core areas’
Was the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse Caused by Climate Activism?
$100 billion spent by U.S. to stop climate change called ‘the greatest ripoff in American history’ as CO2 emissions continue to rise
- Biden approves massive Willow Project oil drilling in Alaska that climate activists derided as ‘carbon bomb’
- Watch: Morano on Fox & Friends rips Biden Energy Sec. for wanting USA to ‘learn’ from China – Ruling class ‘lusted after China’s one-party authoritarian rule’
Fox and Friends - Fox News Channel - Broadcast March 12, 2023
Rachel Campos-Duffy: Here to react publisher at ClimateDepot.com and author of The Great Reset, Marc Morano. Marc, tell me why we have our Energy Secretary touting China as the example on climate change and environmentalism.
Morano: "This is right out of a Seinfeld episode. This is Bizarro World. It's the exact opposite of what you would expect. China, which is literally 50% of the world's coal production. China, which brags, 'oh, we're doing solar, wind'. They're building solar and wind using rare earth mining, using human rights violations, using the worst environmental standards around the world, in order to sell to the West, not to use themselves. Their percentage of solar and wind is tiny. So the idea that we're supposed to be modeled after them kind of reminds me that [Biden Energy Sec. Sec. Granholm] not talking about in energy, or is she talking about politically? ...
We all modeled ourselves after China when it came to the lockdowns. We copied what China was doing with COVID lockdowns with World Health Organization, and the rest of the world like lemmings jumped off a cliff. ... Our ruling class, academia, and media elites, have done nothing but praise China. They've lusted after China's one-party authoritarian rule...And here's what the kicker is. The COVID lockdowns gave the once-free West the opportunity to finally have what they dreamed of: Chinese one-party-style authoritarian rule as the most consequential decisions of our lifetime -- whether we go to school, work, church, weddings, funerals medical care, stay-at-home orders -- were decided without an ounce of democracy, it was all done to emergency decree. This is what our power-hungry politicians love. So when I hear Jennifer Granholm praising China, I know it's not for environmentalism that makes no sense. I think it's for their politics and their politics of absolute control because that's where we're all moving. In the once-free West. That's what we're copying now."
- Biden Energy Sec. Granholm declares U.S. can ‘learn from what China is doing’ on climate change – Claims China ‘very sensitive’ to world’s climate needs
Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm:" I think China has done — has been very sensitive and has actually invested a lot in their solutions to achieve their goals." "So we’re — we’re hopeful that, you know, we can all learn from what China is doing." Granholm added that the amount of money China is investing "in clean energy is actually, you know, encouraging." ... The secretary's statement regarding China comes after the country recently hit its coal-production record in 2022.
Republicans slam Biden energy secretary for claiming US can 'learn from what China is doing' on climate change'
China Is Dominating World Coal Production – China’s emissions 3 to 4 times higher than U.S. — even though U.S. economy is 50% larger than China’s
Flashback: ‘We gotta leave you in the ground’: Biden Energy Sec Granholm appeared in 2018 video singing about end of gasoline, fossil fuels – ‘Gasoline, gasoline, the world’s aflame’
Flashback: Covid lockdowns transforming USA into Chinese-style one-party state
Flashback 2015: Then Sec. of State John Kerry explains climate futility: If U.S. zeroed out CO2 emissions, it ‘still wouldn’t be enough to offset the carbon pollution coming from the rest of the world’
- Biden Homeland Security Sec. Mayorkas blames ‘extreme weather events’ for ‘triggering migration’ – Climate change causing open border?!
Biden Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on CNN: "The challenge of extreme weather events, the gravity, and frequency, not just here in the United States, but internationally and their consequences of triggering migration, the greatest level of migration that we’ve had in the hemisphere in decades and decades.” ... "The issues that we have are extraordinarily diverse. I spoke about extreme weather events. I spoke about cybersecurity."
Cheryl Chumley of The Washington Times reacts: "It’s policy — not the weather...To call out the crisis as a climate issue is the height of hubris, though."
- Hess CEO States Obvious on CNBC: Oil and Gas ‘Needed for Decades to Come’
- Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen warns ‘climate change’ could trigger asset value losses, harming US economy
Yellen: "As climate change intensifies, natural disasters and warming temperatures can lead to declines in asset values that could cascade through the financial system. And a delayed and disorderly transition to a net-zero economy can lead to shocks to the financial system as well," she said in remarks prepared for delivery at the advisory board's first meeting.
- Alaska governor: ‘Venezuela gets better treatment by the Biden admin than Alaska does’
- We’re Saved! Biden’s Army Sec. Christine Wormuth declares climate resiliency ‘a priority for me & our US Army’ – Brags about Army having ‘the largest floating solar array’
Secretary of the Army Christine E. Wormuth: "A priority for me and our @USArmy is #resiliency in the face of climate change. At #FortBragg, we have the largest floating solar array in the Southeast United States. This is just one of many examples of how our Army #LeadsFromTheFront in climate innovation and adaptation."#Oct. 2022: Army Releases New Plan to ‘Mitigate’ Climate Change – Defense Sec Austin: The U.S. Army needs to ‘immediately take appropriate policy actions to prioritize climate change’
- Listen: Morano: ‘The govt is finally acknowledging the first injury in East Palestine’ Unfortunately it is only an injury to Gov DeWine who tripped and is now wearing an ankle boot – The Joe Piscopo Show
The Joe Piscopo Show - Broadcast Feb. 28, 2023 - Morano: "We've actually had now the government is finally acknowledging the first related injury in East Palestine Ohio and this is huge progress, Joe. The governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, is now wearing a boot on his foot because he injured himself on one of his visits to there. DeWine must have tripped one of the cameras when he was trying to spin all the nonsense of his weak response as a governor. So we actually do have a confirmed injury and finally, the government is willing to admit it. But unfortunately, it was only a boot that's on the ankle of our of the governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine.
This whole situation just shows you environmentalism has been hijacked by climate change. If it's not climate, they don't care. The big news I have out of this, for this whole East Palestine derailment is this: In 2020, in Scotland, a fatal train derailment was blamed on climate change. Even Greta herself linked to this story saying that extreme weather caused the railways to be more vulnerable to crashes. See: ‘Climate change!’ What can’t it do?! Flashback 2020: Fatal train derailment in Scotland blamed on ‘climate change’
Well, now we know that if East Palestine had told Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg from day one they thought this was a climate change train derailment, they would have got FEMA money, they would have got visits from Biden, and Mayor Pete would have been there the first day. That's where I would tell you the residents failed. They should have linked this to climate change like other past train derailments. And they could have got instant help because then it would have been seen by the Biden admin as: 'Hey, this is in our agenda.' But an actual chemical spill with actual environmental harm to people and this administration doesn't have time for it."
Definitive Guide to Extreme Weather: No trends or declining trends in hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, droughts, heat waves, disaster losses, wildfires – All peer-reviewed & official sources – By Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.
Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. "Everything you find in this thread. Everything -- is consistent with what has been reported in the IPCC & found in official data and the peer-reviewed literature."
‘Climate Homicide’: New paper in Harvard Env. Law Review calls for ‘prosecuting’ big U.S. oil firms for ‘climate deaths’
UK Guardian: Authors of paper accepted for publication in Harvard Environmental Law Review argue firms are ‘killing members of the public at an accelerating rate’
Climate Homicide: Prosecuting Big Oil For Climate Deaths - Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2024
‘Climate homicide’: Could Big Oil be sued for disaster deaths? ‘Prosecuting Big Oil for Climate Death’ urges new paper in the Harvard Environmental Law Review - The paper, “Climate Homicide: Prosecuting Big Oil for Climate Death” — written by Arkush and Donald Braman, an associate professor at George Washington University Law School — will be published next spring in the Harvard Environmental Law Review. “We concluded there aren't really any legal or factual barriers to prosecution,” Arkush said.
Climate Depot's Marc Morano Response: "The wacky world of climate change strikes again! Blaming fossil fuel companies for 'climate homicide' is all part of the plan to merge public health and climate change. We have already seen a doctor diagnose the first patient in the world as suffering from 'climate change' in 2021." See: B.C. doctor clinically diagnoses patient as suffering from ‘climate change’ – ‘Picked up his patient’s chart & penned in the words ‘climate change’
Morano: "Climate change concerns are also limiting medical treatments for patients. We have seen calls for cancer treatments to be cognizant of its 'carbon footprint' and efforts to restrict anesthesia based on climate concerns. We already have academics demanding that 'climate change' be added to death certificates as a cause of death." See: Calls to add ‘climate change’ to death certificates – New study demands ‘climate change’ be added as ‘pre-existing condition’
Morano: "Of course, the reality is exactly the opposite. During the era of fear about 'global warming,' climate-related deaths have dropped dramatically, proving that mankind has adapted to climate change by using the very oil and other fossil fuels that Harvard Law now wants to charge companies with murder over!" See: After 100 years of climate change, ‘climate-related deaths’ approach zero – Dropped by over 99% since 1920
Analysis: The UN’s Newest Climate Report Is A Woke Dumpster Fire Masquerading As Science – ‘Climate justice…Equity & Inclusion…Redistributive policies’
MICHAEL BASTASCH: Variations of the words “equity” and “inequity” appear 31 times in the 36-page (summary) document. Variations of “inclusive” and “inclusion” appear 17 times. The document even mentions “colonialism” and repeatedly refers to climate and social “justice” for “marginalized” groups. ... The UN report also contains an entire section titled “Equity and Inclusion,” which states “[e]quity remains a central element in the UN climate regime.” The report goes on to state that “[r]edistributive policies … that shield the poor and vulnerable, social safety nets, equity, inclusion and just transitions, at all scales can enable deeper societal ambitions and resolve trade-offs with sustainable development goals.” ... The report’s accompanying press release is quite explicit about its goal: “Taking the right action now could result in the transformational change essential for a sustainable, equitable world.” ...
The release goes on to quote one of the report’s authors, who says: “Climate justice is crucial because those who have contributed least to climate change are being disproportionately affected.”
Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry rips new UN climate report ‘Summary for Policy Makers’ as ‘pure politics…weakly justified’ & ‘politicized’