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Climate Cooking: ‘How a few billionaires (Steyer, Bloomberg & Paulson) helped push climate science to the extremes’

https://rogerpielkejr.substack.com/p/climate-cooking By Roger Pielke Jr.: Excerpt: At the center of the corruption of climate science discussed here sits a highly technical scenario of the future called Representation Concentration Pathway 8.5 or RCP8.5. Longtime readers of THB will no doubt be familiar with RCP8.5 and its consequences, but for anyone needing a quick primer, have a […]

‘We’re slamming the brakes on the Biden administration’s politics’: Federal court strikes down Biden’s climate rule for states

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/federal-court-strikes-down-bidens-climate-rule-for-states By Thomas Catenacci Fox News A federal district court has overturned the Biden administration’s climate rule that required states to track and set reduction goals for greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on highways. In a sweeping judgment late Monday, Judge Benjamin Beaton of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky ordered the Federal Highway Administration […]

Floating Offshore Wind Projects Will Squander Hundreds of Billions of Dollars – ‘Will be the biggest waste of money ever imposed on the backs of working Californians’

Floating Offshore Wind Projects Will Squander Hundreds of Billions of Dollars By Edward Ring In December 2022, after years of planning, the U.S. Dept. of the Interior sold rights to develop offshore wind in five lease areas off the California coast. Five companies submitted successful bids, paying a total of $757 million for development rights. These leases […]

Harvard has halted its long-planned atmospheric geoengineering experiment – After ‘years of controversy & the departure of one of the program’s key researchers’

https://www.technologyreview.com/2024/03/18/1089879/harvard-halts-its-long-planned-atmospheric-geoengineering-experiment/ Harvard has halted its long-planned atmospheric geoengineering experiment The decision follows years of controversy and the departure of one of the program’s key researchers.   The basic concept behind solar geoengineering is that the world might be able to counteract global warming by spraying tiny particles in the atmosphere that could scatter sunlight. The plan for […]

GOP Congressman Thomas Massie warns feds ‘implementing ELECTRONIC TRACKING of all cattle in the U.S.’ Will be used to ‘limit beef production’ & ‘to DOMINATE small ranchers’

https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/status/1765362003080527903 JUST IN: The government is trying to sneak this $15 MILLION dollar funding to start electronic tagging for cows and bison in Kentucky, USA. "Mandating electronic tags for cattle is the beginning of the END of the American rancher" "The cattlemen's in Kentucky know this ain't… pic.twitter.com/HqXgB6UMpH — Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) March 10, […]

Biden Interior Dept will give tribal nations $120 million ‘to fight climate-related threats’

https://apnews.com/article/interior-department-tribal-nations-climate-fccea485036703b27e3c39e647fa715d BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER March 14, 2024 The Biden administration will be allocating more than $120 million to tribal governments to fight the impacts of climate change, the Department of the Interior announced Thursday. The funding is designed to help tribal nations adapt to climate threats, including relocating infrastructure. Indigenous peoples in the U.S. are […]

CNBC: ‘EV euphoria is dead’ – Automakers ‘scaling back or delaying their electric vehicle plans’ as ‘consumer demand for EVs hasn’t shown up’

https://www.cnbc.com/2024/03/13/ev-euphoria-is-dead-automakers-trumpet-consumer-choice-in-us.html EV euphoria is dead. Automakers trumpet consumer choice for U.S. car shoppers By Michael Wayland Automakers from Ford Motor and General Motors to Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin are scaling back or delaying their electric vehicle plans. Though consumer demand for EVs hasn’t shown up in the way executives had expected, […]

Sierra Club report labels Morano an ‘infamous climate change disinformation artist’ – ‘Morano, who’s done more than perhaps any other person to manufacture doubt about global warming’

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Climate-Science Deniers, Right-Wing Think Tanks, and Fossil Fuel Shills Are Plotting Against the Clean Energy Transition – Inside the conspiracy to take down wind and solar power – By Rebecca Burns – This article was published in partnership with The American Prospect.

LAST JULY, a small group of rabble-rousers boarded a trio of powerboats, banners and bullhorns in hand. They were headed for the massive floating construction site of an offshore wind farm 35 miles from the eastern tip of Long Island, New York. As the boats motored through the swells, the self-styled activists broke into a chorus of pleas for the wind farm construction to cease—chants likely intended less for the still-faraway workers than for the camera there to capture footage. “Hear this message: We’re here to save the whales!” called out a man in a black polo shirt. “If you were a fossil fuel project, you would have been shut down long ago.”

That apparent conservation activist was, in fact, an infamous climate change disinformation artist: Marc Morano, who’s done more than perhaps any other person to manufacture doubt about global warming. From his perch at Climate Depot, the blog he’s run since 2009, Morano has elevated fake climate experts, encouraged the harassment of real climate scientists, and promoted the myth of “global cooling.”

“Figures like Morano may be gaining ground in a larger mission: twisting public opinion against renewable energy in other would-be host communities.”