Bernie Sanders is on the go all the time — which seems to have given him a momentary case of a campaign brain fart as he accidentally boarded the wrong jet.
The Democratic front-runner was spotted Saturday making his way off of a private Gulfstream between campaign stops in South Carolina and Massachusetts — the latter being where he held a rally at Boston Common ahead of Super Tuesday.
Fact is … the S.C. primary looks like it’s gonna go to Joe Biden, as he’s well ahead of everyone else in the latest polls. Looks like Bernie’s cutting his losses and moving on.
It seems, at times, and by “at times” I mean constantly, that Democrats are really insane. Take fracking, for example, Animal examines the facts about fracking
Modern fracking — horizontal hydraulic fracturing — combines two technologies in a way that only a few decades ago would have sounded more like witchcraft or alchemy than a viable business proposition. It was devised in the late Nineties by Texas entrepreneur George Mitchell, the son of Greek immigrants (his father had been a goatherd), who set out to solve a seemingly impossible problem: how to make the richly abundant but apparently inaccessible pockets of gas trapped in America’s shale formations economically viable.
After spending $6 million on research and development, Mitchell found the solution. He combined the existing process of fracking (invented in the 1940s) — forcing liquid at high pressure into the shale so as to break up the rock and release the gas — with horizontal drilling. Everyone told him he was wasting his time and money but Mitchell was vindicated. As the Economist wrote in 2012, the year before his death, ‘Few business people have done as much to change the world as George Mitchell.’
In short, fracking has been a blessing, yet, the Democrats hate it! It is almost as if they see anything that helps America, and Americans as inherently bad! Mainly because, CATASTROPHIC, CATACLYSMIC, CLIMATE CATASTROPHE or something. In doing so, they ignore actual facts
- They ignore the developing nations, including Brazil, India and China, who are the worst offenders in carbon emissions, and who are increasing, not decreasing, emissions.
- They wallpaper over the fact that their various “green” energy initiative will never make up for the deficiency caused by the loss of natural gas.
- They ignore nuclear energy, which is not only safe and reliable but also clean.
Reality, it seems, is too much for them.
Fritz blows the facade off of the Climate Change hoax. It is all about power and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Dan Sobieski at AmThink, Emissions Accomplished — Trump Wins on Fracking
After three years of apocalyptic wailing and gnashing of environmentalist teeth over President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the job and economy killing Paris Climate Accord, it is ironic that the one country that faces the brunt of criticism from climate change zealots such as Greta Thunberg is leading the world and the European Union in lowering emissions and promoting cleaner energy, such as natural gas, all the while not hurting the economy:
Despite shrieks of terror from the left about how President Donald Trump’s presidency threatens the existence of Earth and thus mankind, the fact is that under his leadership, America continues to lead the world in total emissions decline.
“The United States saw the largest decline in energy-related CO2 emissions in 2019 on a country basis — a fall of 140 [million tons], or 2.9%, to 4.8 gigatons],” the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed in a report Tuesday.
The entire European Union, which consists of 28 nations, meanwhile only lowered emissions by 160 million tons total, or roughly 5.71 mt per nation.
This achievement by the United States occurs amidst an economic boom led by President Trump’s unshackling of the fossil fuel industry, including ending the war on coal. While the European Union achieves its reductions through Rdraconian energy mandates and economic stagnation, the U.S. has unleashed hydraulic fracturing or fracking to produce abundant oil and natural gas, a fossil fuel that has made our emission reductions happen without laying waste to the economy with job-killing regulations as the Europeans have done and Democratic Socialists like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and, yes, Michael Bloomberg want to do.
Again, the USA is the cleanest country, and the most prosperous, yet, the Cult of Climate Catastrophe rants and rails, blaming this nation for KILLING MOTHER EARTH? Think about what might be the actual goal of these
Green RED activists………………..
Via the absolute best blogger on debunking and exposing the Gore
Church Cult of Climate Change
These are supposed adults who are losing their minds over a tiny increase in Earth’s average temperature since 1850, something entirely normal during the Holocene
Students and staff anxious about climate change are being offered therapy to tackle feelings of anger, guilt and grief.
University of Derby are running art therapy sessions for those suffering ‘eco-anxiety’ -an issue brought to the forefront of public attention by 17-year-old activist Greta Thunberg.
Participants are encouraged to express their feelings about climate change through ‘poetry and movement’.
Ah yes poetry, that will soothe the soul of the savage climate idiots, I am sure
One student attending the therapy sessions, Claire Prowse, said climate change makes her feel like she is ‘not going to have a future’.
She told the BBC: ‘It makes me very anxious because every time I look at the news I rarely see any good news about the environment.
Well Claire, maybe you should expand your horizons a tad. May I suggest Pirates Cove, Prager U, and, of course this humble blog. You might find out that the climate change propagandists have been predicting DOOM, and MORE DOOM, for decades. Te left teaches young folks, like yourself that our collective past is awful, our present is even more so, and that our future is absolute shit! They want you to be pessimistic, panicked, and paranoid because you and others will be more likely to embrace the Marxism these goons are pushing.
Pirates Cove notes that Al Gore is digging deeper into the Pit of Reckless Rhetoric
Al, Al, Al, you are a snake oil salesman, except less trustworthy
I have written fairly often about the left allowing their masks to slip every so often, exposing their true selves. And, to be honest, those masks are slipping more often since the election of the Obamassiah in 2008. After President Trump defeated the entitled one, Hillary Clinton, however, those masks have been increasingly ripped off, exposing the hideous nature of leftists. Their maniacal hatred of America, and western culture has been exposed. And perhaps the most sobering aspect of that is it is increasingly the youth that is the most unhinged.
Fritz takes us into the mind of one such young Greta Thunberg, and, to be honest it is chilling
After all, the climate crisis is not just about the environment. It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it. We need to dismantle them all. Our political leaders can no longer shirk their responsibilities. . . .
As the science makes clear, we don’t have a single day to lose. . . .
Each and every one of us must participate in the climate resistance movement. We cannot just say we care; we must show it.
Notice the words “need” and “must” here? Notice also the word “crisis.” This is a rhetorical tactic beloved by totalitarians. The problem with which they are obsessed is always a crisis, which demands immediate action — “we don’t have a single day to lose” — and anyone who doesn’t share their sense of dire urgency is dismissed as morally inferior: “We cannot just say we care; we must show it.” In other words, you must either show that you care about this issue as much as young Greta does, by doing whatever it is she demands that you do, or else you are to be classified among the untermenschen, subhuman, without any merit or value. You either join her in the work of dismantling “systems of oppression” or you are Lebensunwertes Leben — “life unworthy of life,” as the Nazis described those whom they targeted for eradication.
Fritz notes two important points about young Greta Thunberg, and those using her to push their evil ideological aims
I’d rather focus on the fact that these rants reveal the “watermelon environmentalism” (green on the outside, red on the inside) driving the movement. The rants reveal that which most of us know. The climate juggernaut is not about saving the planet from warming (they might think of that as a side benefit, if they really believe in it at all), but rather to encourage the establishment of a socialist state, with complete control over the economy.
BINGO! BULLSEYE! Fritz summed it up, and also notes that the world’s worst polluters are Communist. They are, yet, it is the West, especially America, that is targeted by the left, and blamed for
global cooling, global warming, climate change, climate disruption or whatever they are calling it this week
AS Pirates Cove notes, it is not China or India, or other big polluters. Oh no, it is the West, of course
In the 1st World, ‘climate change’ is all about installing Modern Socialism, about taxation, fees, and governmental control of everything, about limiting freedom and choice. In the 3rd World, it’s all about getting money out of the 1st World , nations, money that has zero strings attached, because the 1st World nations “owe” it to the 3rd World ones
The United States and Europe bear more than half the cost of repairing the damage already wrought by climate change, a coalition of environmental groups said Monday.
Based on their historic greenhouse gas emissions, the US and EU should be held jointly responsible for 54 percent of funding owed to developing nations already dealing with extreme flooding, droughts and megastorms rendered more frequent and intense by global warming, the groups said.
A week ahead of a UN climate summit in Madrid — in which the controversial issue of how funding for the so-called “loss and damage” inflicted by climate change will be provided — they said the amount needed would hit $300 billion annually within a decade
The truth is this. Climate change is about a massive redistribution of wealth, nothing more. And, no, those 3rd world nations will not benefit and pollution will not improve. But, a lot of Leftists will get richer. Climate change is a scam.
If being “WOKE AS F*%#” on the environment stops Coldplay from polluting our ears………….
Coldplay is releasing a new album on Friday, but fans will have to wait to hear the band perform it live.
Chris Martin, the band’s frontman, announced they would be putting plans to tour on hold for at least a year or two in the name of environmental sustainability.
“We’re taking time over the next year or two to, to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable, but how it can be actively beneficial,” Martin told BBC. “How can we harness the resources that our tour creates and make it have a positive impact?”
The British rockband wants to have a show that relies mostly on solar powered energy and without using single-use plastic.
Martin also noted that he’s not criticizing others who aren’t following suit, he just wants to be an example for how it can be done.
“Everyone will catch up, I think, if you prove that it’s easy to do it the right way,” Martin said.
See, there is at least some good in everything
Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed climate change for damaging floods in upstate New York, and claimed that natural disasters didn’t happen before climate change.
“Ali, anyone who questions extreme weather and climate change is just delusional at this point,” Cuomo told MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi. ” We have seen in the State of New York and we have seen — it is something we never had before.”
The treat William Teach takes us on a journey, a journey into the future. But not just any future, oh no, this future is a super-duper, green sustainable future. Be afraid
You won’t feel a thing. It won’t affect you at all. Everything will be awesome and perfect!
By 2030, your CO2 emissions will be greatly reduced. Meat on your dinner table will be a rare sight. Water and the air you breathe will be cleaner and nature will be in recovery. The money in your wallet will be spent on being with family and friends, not on buying goods. Saving the climate involves huge change, but it could make us much happier at the same time.
See? No change
Right now, we are losing the fight against climate change – but what would winning look like? What is life like in a green world?
Here’s one version of a “CO-topia”:
You walk out of your front door in the morning into a green and liveable city, where concrete has dwindled and green facades and parks are spreading. If you choose to call a car, an algorithm will calculate the smartest route for the vehicle and pick up a few other people on the way.
Since the city council’s ban on private cars in the city, lots of new mobility services have arrived. It is cheaper for you not to own your own car, which, in turn, reduces congestion so you arrive at your destination more easily and quickly and don’t have to spend time looking for somewhere to park. You can also choose to travel by bike, scooter or public transit.
(many more things which are supposed to be awesome, skip to the end)
If we consider what the future could be, picking up the mantle against climate change may not seem so bad after all.
In other words, your liberty, is sacrificed. This is what leftism always leads to. Oh, and you damn greedy asthma sufferers might need to, you know, not get so worked up about breathing
Even those who care deeply about the planet’s future can slip up now and then. Tell us: Where do you fall short in preventing climate change? Do you blast the A/C? Throw out half your lunch? Grill a steak every week? Share your anonymous confession with NBC News.
Remember, the truth is meaningless to the Left
Pirates Cove take a look and asks a great question about those “elites” who lecture everyone else on climate change
Michael Shellenberger writes
British Royal couple Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle triggered widespread outrage recently after lecturing the world about climate change while flying around the world in private jets.
“With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference,” the Duke of Sussex said on Instagram a few days before jetting off with the Duchess to Ibiza, Spain and then to Nice, France.
BBC calculates that those two flights alone produced six times more emissions than the average Briton does each year and over 100 times more than the average resident of the African nation of Lesotho.
Friends of Harry and Meghan rushed to the couple’s defense. “I’m calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations,” said Elton John.
“Imagine being attacked” tweeted Ellen, the comedian, “when all you’re trying to do is make the world a better place.”
But their celebrity defenders only added fuel to the fire. “So stop lecturing us on how we live our lives and live by example,” responded one Briton.
So why the disconnect in their rhetoric and their behavior? Maybe because they are special? Rules? Morals? Consistency? Bah! They are special!
But was the couple’s ostentatious display of climate hypocrisy really accidental? After all, celebrities have been hypocritically moralizing about climate change and other environmental issues for decades. And, now, a growing number of celebrities are getting into the act. (snip)
A simpler explanation for the hypocrisy of celebrities who moralize about climate change is that it is a way of flaunting their special status.
Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people. Hypocrisy demonstrates how unaccountable one is to conventional morality.
Nailed it! William Teach also notes that their hypocrisy extends well beyond preaching to everyone else about climate change
When they are calling for higher taxes (which won’t hurt themselves), gun control (while not giving up their own firearms and/or armed security), or, worse, a complete control of everyone’s lives and raising their cost of living (which won’t bother them) while being hypocrites themselves, it becomes a problem. They’re preaching, advocating, and this would all make Other People’s lives worse.
Yep! They are the elites, don’t you know?
Yes, yes, and yes again, the left screams that the science is “settled” when they speak about
global cooling, uh global warming, us climate change, uh climate disruption, or whatever they are calling it this week. Thye demand we tell them why we “hate” science. But they reject medical science when they support abortion, and, seemingly, they have forgotten that human beings are, omnivores, if you doubt that check your teeth. And now, it would seem that the left has forgotten that we, people, human beings, are supposed to eat plants and animals
The Left disapproves of fossil fuels. Fortunately, we don’t need them. We can just create energy from thin air with wind turbines and solar panels. The Left disapproves of agriculture, including both livestock and crops. We don’t need that either. We can draw our sustenance from thin air too. It’s true; I read it on CNN:
Food tech company Solar Foods says it has created a natural protein source from a mix of carbon dioxide, water and renewable electricity. And it could hit the consumer market — and your plate — sometime in the next two years.
The Finnish company named the invention Solein and in its marketing is calling the product “food out of thin air.”
Here’s why we need to eat Solein:
Solar Foods also said that Solein is 100 times more climate friendly when compared to plant or animal alternatives.
Sure, sure, I mean what could possibly go wrong…………………
One of the most insightful bloggers out there is Animal, of Animal Magnetism. Read his latest, exposing the rank hypocrisy of the “carbon footprint” crowd
I can’t abide hypocrites.
And national treasure Ann Althouse has found a doozy. Excerpt:
This is one of my longtime issues — the hypocrisy of those who purport to care deeply about carbon footprints yet enthusiastically imprint their feet all over the world and encourage (and even pressure) others to do the same.
I like to see how the NYT deals with this subject — the NYT, with all its concern-mongering about climate change and all its travel articles and ads and its need to serve the emotions and vanities of its readers. What are we having today? A little shame, spiced with humorous self-deprecation, along with the usual self-esteem boosting about our progressivism and our love of the good life?
For this article, the author is by Andy Newman. Let’s read:
[T]hese are morally bewildering times. Something that seemed like pure escape and adventure has become double-edged, harmful, the epitome of selfish consumption. Going someplace far away, we now know, is the biggest single action a private citizen can take to worsen climate change. One seat on a flight from New York to Los Angeles effectively adds months worth of human-generated carbon emissions to the atmosphere. And yet we fly more and more….
What’s morally bewildering? If you believe what the consensus of climate scientists and the proponents of the Green New Deal are telling us, you should never travel. Everything else is morally wrong. If you are bewildered, you’re just bewildered about whether you — as opposed to those other people — want to center your life on morality.
But here’s the giggle line:
How does Newman bring this thing in for a landing? He’s still taking his family to Greece and Paris this summer. His reasoning is pathetically emotional: “We’re going because last year we canceled vacation to come home and watch our dog die. We’re going because the New York City public high school application process was an ordeal.” Why not rent a car and drive your spouse and teenager to a state park in upstate New York? You can hike and sleep in tents.
Mostly we’re going because of things we saw last time we were there. The tiny beach at the base of the towering cliff. The playground where the little children played past midnight while their parents and grandparents sat chatting. Chubby partridges pecking around the ruined temple of Poseidon.
So you’ve already gone, but you want to re-see what you’ve seen, because somehow the way they do it in Europe is more to your taste. I’m sure there’s a tiny beach with a towering cliff at one of those state parks I linked to.
So, the loudmouthed climate panic monger says, on one hand, that travelling is, well, basically evil. Funny how the left defines evil. Travelling? EVIL! Calling MS-13 gang members animals? EVILY EVIL! Killing babies as they are born? Not evil, in fact the left embraces such atrocities as “empowerment”
This Newman – what an asshole. He whines about the “carbon footprint” he produces, but then blithely announces he’s going to take his family to Europe anyway. His reason is, effectively, because “fuck you, that’s why.”
I suppose it is OK, even saintly for the left to scream about how we are destroying the earth by travelling while travelling themselves. Maybe they believe their fake moral outrage causes them to be immune from ideological and intellectual consistency? Or, maybe Animal is right, maybe they are just assholes
Humanity has survived millions of years of constantly changing climate. We’ve gone through hot, we’ve gone through ice ages. Humanity has spread from the wilds of Africa to the tips of the world. We live in warm, cool, cold, hot, wet, arid. We live in mountains, we live on plains, we’re on islands, we’re in the middle of continents. Obviously, now, a tiny increase in global temps is Doom
Great points, and ones that make far more sense than the DOOM theories the Climate Change Cultists spew Propaganda that leads to questions like this
I see a lot of resources talking about near-term human extinction, or the fact that thanks to climate change my generation will see the end of humanity. How likely is an outcome like this? Is there any hope for our futures?
Anonymous, aged 18. London, UK.
This article is part of I Need To Know, a Q&A service for teenagers by The Conversation. Find out how to submit your questions at the end of this article.
Go read the rest folks, it is important to understand how deep this indoctrination and fear mongering goes