Newsmax TV - Prime News - Broadcast September 27, 2022
Morano: "All they’re doing with bans on gas-powered cars is creating car shortages. Instead of Marie Antoinette saying 'Let them eat cake.' This is instead, 'Let them ride the city bus, let them take mass transit.' We’re going to look like Cuba, which is the vintage car capital of the world if they ban new gas-powered cars. Electric cars can’t pass simply scale up with all the rare earth mining involved, with all of the issues and somehow replace gas-powered cars. Plus you have to charge electric cars and a fossil fuel grid. You make electric cars with fossil fuels. Half a million pounds of material go into making a one thousand pound battery in one electric car. It’s not a net zero car, it’s not an earth-friendly car. It requires dependence on China. I could go on and on, but this is nuts. ...
The problem is you’re going to have the federal government in charge of a national charging grid and it’s kind of scary when you think of things like COVID lockdowns. If they want everyone to stay at home, the government can just flip a switch and turn off the national charging center. It’s a lot harder to shut down all fifty states, independent gas stations all over the country, rural areas, cities, and suburbs. This is a scary proposition government running a national car charging grid and having government in control of it. And of course, we don’t expect it to run very well and also in terms of the government managing a grid like this.
Vehicle ownership: With 45 percent of the California population – that’s a whopping 18 of the 40 million residents of the state – being Hispanic and African American – having average incomes of less than half of present EV owners, the Governor is incentivizing those least likely being able to afford a new car to continuously re-register their existing vehicles. ...
California is working overtime to prove something that is obvious to most middle-class Americans: Electric vehicle mandates are something of a scam. A week ago, California announced it would ban the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035—only to beg residents this week to stop charging their electric cars for fear of breaking the power grid amid a massive heatwave. ...
It places the once-proud auto industry at the mercy of China, which dominates the market for electric vehicle (EV) components and the raw materials that go into them. ...
Driving up the prices for all vehicles could make people reluctant to buy more fuel-efficient model and instead work to keep their gas-guzzlers. As one researcher aptly noted, in a decade, California and possibly the rest of America might end up resembling Cuba, the vintage car capital of the world.
Fox and Friends - Fox News Channel - Broadcast September 8, 2022
Morano: "This would be a California joke if these policies stayed in California, this was self-inflicted. They did this to themselves...This is a utopian vision, gone bad with reality -- that reality bites. Utopia is no more. California's self-inflicted energy wounds are here for all to see. And it's following Green New Deal policies. ... What they do is they basically say we'll mandate it and then magically, it's going to happen. And now we're seeing not just California. We have the dystopian vision of Europe being ahead of even California down the Green New Deal path. And we have there the EU that had now just come out and said we need to flatten the energy curve to flatten the demand curve in order to meet our energy demands. This is getting a weird dystopian COVID feel.
I wrote about this in my book, The Great Reset. They're imposing COVID-style restrictions on energy now because they've created this based on the Green New Deal ideology. This is a frightening situation when Europe is facing a physical lack of energy. ... They are talking about people fearing a return to primitivism. They're talking about Europe, fearing winter like they did before the Industrial Revolution. Seniors on fixed incomes face danger. Remember cold kills much more than warm and that's what we're facing. ...
So let's review: They've created massive food shortages with this NetZero Green New Deal-style policies. They're shutting down farmers in the Netherlands, Canada, and Australia. They're creating new car shortages. They're trying to mess up by transportation and they're creating energy shortages. This is all based on ideology -- a superstition -- that if we shut down energy, modern energy will have less hurricanes somehow in the future. And Europe is going to be the test case. And it's looking very grim right now because they don't have the infrastructure and they're desperate right now for energy."
The last person to leave California can turn the lights off -- Oh, never mind.
Where is the ethical, moral, and socially responsibility for the lithium supplies to meet the mandate toward EV’s? ...
In summary, the passion of the few wealthy countries to achieve zero emissions at any cost, will face major supply chain issues of lithium and all body parts, affordability, safety from spontaneous fires, availability and affordability of electricity from breezes and sunshine, and the ethical challenges that are exploiting folks in poorer countries, just for the elites to drive an EV manufactured by the few that survive the government mandated death spiral.
Michael Shellenberger: Why are the people who say they want to save civilization actively undermining it? The main reason policymakers are pursuing pro-scarcity policies is because they, along with most of the public, believe the environment is getting worse, not better. The share of Americans who say the state of the environment is fair or poor rose from 49% to 61% between 2015 and 2022. Movies and television reinforce this perception. ... But almost every major environmental trend is improving. Lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide pollutants declined 99%, 91%, and 61% between 1980 and 2018, according to the U.S. EPA. It’s true carbon emissions are rising again...Carbon emissions globally were flat over the last decade and declined 22% in the U.S. from 2005 and 2020. And there is little evidence that microplastics actually harm human health, something Cronenberg himself acknowledged.
Meteorologist Joe D'Aleo's charts show declining Florida hurricane trends:
D'Aleo: "The US hurricane trend like Florida is down."
Meteorologist Joe Bastardi noted: “There were SIX hurricanes that hit the Southern part of Florida, below a line from Tampa to Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic in the last 57 years. If you look at the prior 50 years, there were SIXTEEN strikes!”
Bill Gates: "You can have a cultural revolution where you’re trying to throw everything up, you can create a North Korean-type situation where the state’s in control. Other than immense central authority to have people just obey, I think the collective action problem is just completely not solvable."
Marc Morano comment: "As I wrote in my book, The Great Reset, the public health bureaucracy and the 'climate community' have become political lobbying organizations, and they are using 'The Science' to support their preferred policies—policies that dovetail with the Great Reset and advance the power of the administrative state. The UN now joins Anthony 'I am The Science' Fauci in claiming ownership of science. Global organizations and bureaucrats who push authoritarian 'solutions' need to 'own the science; because they want to own us."