White House National Climate Advisor & former EPA chief Gina McCarthy: "We have solutions that can deliver. We're actually going to do 100 rules this year alone on appliances, just like you asked. We are developing partnerships on how we work together for new building standards, even for sustainable airlines. Who'd a thunk that they'd be all in, but they better be, or they're gonna be out of here."
Climate Depot's Morano comment: "Welcome the Dystopia USA 2022. The very last thing Americans need right now is a regulatory ambush of 100 additional climate 'rules' that would impact every major home appliance but do absolutely nothing for the climate. After years of COVID lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates, skyrocketing energy costs and now war, U.S. businesses do not need mandated government 'partnerships' to meet mythical climate 'standards.' The Biden administration's attempt to force so-called 'sustainable airlines' on the public -- or else -- is not a sane path forward."
Morano: They want to cripple national economies. What is Europe now except energy crippled in the face of Vladimir Putin's aggression? They're almost helpless because they shut down their own energy and now we have them shutting down their own food supply. This is bonkers Kara. A to Z bonkers! I don't know how else to use another word to describe what's happening globally now because of the climate agenda."
A new Stanford University study claims Americans use 284 gigajoules a year per capita, nearly four times that much energy, according to the new research. "That suggests to me that we could nudge energy use downwards in a bunch of hyper-consuming countries and not just make a more equitable world, but perhaps make ourselves healthier and happier," said lead author and professor of earth system science Rob Jackson.
Researchers also found that there is already enough energy used to get everyone on the planet over that threshold, if it were shared equally. Based on current global energy consumption, there are 79 gigajoules used for each person on the planet. ... There is no mechanism to redistribute energy equally around the world, and global energy needs are rising.
Marlo Lewis, Jr.: In short, the Biden administration’s real goal is not to protect investors but to de-capitalize and de-bank fossil-fuel companies. Or, in President Biden’s words, the goal is “promoting the flow of capital toward climate-aligned investments and away from high-carbon investments.”
IEA: "The rebound of global CO2 emissions above pre-pandemic levels has largely been driven by China. . . . China’s CO2 emissions increased by 750 Mt over the two-year period between 2019 and 2021. China was the only major economy to experience economic growth in both 2020 and 2021. The emissions increase in China more than offset the aggregate decline in the rest of the world of 570 Mt between 2019 and 2021."
Steve Milloy of JunkScience.com: "'The 19 direct air capture plants in operation around the world are capturing only 10,000 tonnes of CO2 a year at present, compared with the 36 billion tonnes emitted annually.' What a joke... and human emissions are more like 66 billion tons per year."
Study in journal, Nature Communications: "The chain of events that connects the pandemic shutdown to the floods is quite complex. There was heating over land due to aerosol reductions but also cooling over the ocean due to a decrease in greenhouse gases, which intensified the land/sea temperature difference in the summer," explained lead author Prof Yang Yang from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, in China. "This in turn, increased sea level pressure over the South China/Philippines sea and intensified the winds bringing moist air to eastern China which then saw intense precipitation."
"Because emissions were reduced dramatically in early 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic emerged, it caused an immediate and abrupt change in various components of the climate system." "Such sudden change of the climate system would be very different from changes in response to continuous but gradual policy-driven emissions reductions."
Marc Morano: "Whether milk production increases or decreases, you can rest assured the experts will blame 'climate change!' If you pick both teams to win the Super Bowl, you can always safely say, you predicted the winner!"
HSBC: Stuart Kirk's perfectly reasonable comments: “Who cares if Miami is six metres underwater in 100 years? Amsterdam has been six metres underwater for ages, and that’s a really nice place. We will cope with it,” he said.